Site of worst mining disaster in the U.S. since 13 miners were killed by an explosion at a mine near Brookwood, Alabama, in December 2001, and the worst in West Virginia since 1968's Farmington No. 9 Mining Disaster, which resulted in the passage of the Mine and Health and Safety Act of 1969.
·The coldest, snowiest weather “in memory” in the Ardennes Forest on the German/Belgium border.
·Over a million men, 500,000 Germans, 600,000 Americans (more than fought at Gettysburg) and 55,000 British.
·3 German armies, 10 corps, the equivalent of 29 divisions.
·3 American armies, 6 corps, the equivalent of 31 divisions.
·The equivalent of 3 British divisions ...
Next to Shell Rocky Mountain site this is the worst polluted site in USA subject to great debate as to who is paying for its remedy although it was State of California who ordered stringfellow to store the waste
Sri Lankan authorities report 30,196 confirmed deaths  after the island was hit by the tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on December 26, 2004. Many of the dead were children and the elderly. The south and east coasts were worst hit. One and a half million people have been displaced from their homes.
Sections of Australia are experiencing their worst drought in 100 years. In the outback of New South Wales, farms along the Darling River have received only 10 inches of rain in the past two years, forcing farmers to sell their livestock and let fields lie fallow.
A 180 km wide crater, called Bedout, off the northwestern coast of Australia was caused by an asteroidal impactor (estimated the size of Mt. Everest) that struck 250.1 +/- 1 million years ago forming the Permian/Triassic boundary (end of the Paleozoic) .
This event is sometimes known as `the Great Dying`, because 97% of all life became extinct.
This was one of the worst events in...
On september 29th and 30th 1941 more than 100,000 jews, Romas and Sowiet soldiers were murdered by shooting in a gorge by the Nazis here in Babi Yar in Kiew as a revenge for bombings of german installations. They were blamed for it but actually it was the Soviet organisation NKVD who did it.
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