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When things go wrong


On 22nd December, 1810,
 HMS Minotaur was shipwrecked, with a loss of over 370 men... Read more »

On 11th March, 1864,
 The Dale Dyke dam failed, killing hundreds in South Yorkshire, England... Read more »

On 6th September, 1869,
 A coal mine disaster in Pennsylvania killed over 100 men and boys... Read more »

On 1st April, 1873,
 RMS Atlantic struck rock and sank, killing over 540 people... Read more »

On 16th May, 1874,
 The Williamsburg reservoir dam collapsed, killing 139 people... Read more »

On 7th May, 1875,
 The German ocean liner SS Schiller sank, killing 335 people... Read more »

On 13th January, 1883,
 A circus fire in Poland killed 430 people... Read more »

On 3rd July, 1883,
 The SS Daphne sank just after her naming and launch ceremony... Read more »

On 15th February, 1898,
 A mysterious explosion destroyed the USS Maine... Read more »

On 22nd February, 1901,
 The steamer SS City of Rio de Janeiro sank... Read more »