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Aircraft Crashes

Find a list of the worst aircraft crashes in the world, including the Hindenburg disaster and the Sept 11, 2001, attacks. (See also Terrorist Attacks.) 1921 Aug. 24, England: …

Railroad Accidents

While trains are convenient for travel and for transporting goods, they have become a greater danger over the years as their speed has incre…

Oil Spills and Disasters Timeline

The following list includes major oil spills since 1967. The circumstances surrounding the spill, amount of oil spilled, and the attendant environmental damage is also given. 1967 Marc…

The 84th Academy Award Nominees

Where have you seen that Oscar nominee before? What other movies has that actor been in? Read biographies of the major nominees. And the Nominees Are... Best ActressBest Act…

Sports Disasters

Dates and details of major disasters in sports 1955June 11, Le Mans, France: racing car in Grand Prix hurtled into grandstand, killing 82 spectators.1964May 24, Lima, Peru: more than 300 socc…

Miscellaneous Disasters

1952 Dec. 4-7, London, England: high-pressure system settled over London, trapping pollution …

Nuclear and Chemical Accidents

Though nuclear power is a good source of energy and is generally not a threat, there have been instances when security measures have failed. Nuclear me…

Space Accidents

1967Jan. 27, Apollo 1: a fire aboard the space capsule on the ground at Cape Kennedy, Fla., killed astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger Chaffee. April 23–24, Soyuz 1:…

Worst United States Disasters

The following table lists the worst U.S. disasters in history, including aircraft crashes, blizzards, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, explosions, terrorist attacks, and more. AircraftA…