On this date in history… January 15, 1919…
The Boston Molasses Disaster
The Boston Molasses Disaster occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A large molasses storage tank, holding an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses, burst and a wave of molasses (as high as 40 feet at one point) rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring another 150.
The wave of molasses, estimated at 40 feet in height at one point, would easily have covered the second story windows of buildings in the immediate vicinity.More information is available at – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Molasses_Disaster
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