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Today in History

Today is the anniversay of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, March 23, 2010.
The Cloth Inferno – The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

It was the worst factory fire in the history of New York City.
Late in the afternoon of Saturday, 25 March 1911, fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company, located on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the Asch Building. In less than five minutes fire snuffed out the lives of 146 workers

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  1. December 6, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Hello, me again! πŸ˜‰
    I’ve never heard of this..so I googled it.
    Wow… they locked the doors to the exits because they didn’t want workers to leave early… that’s horrid what happened. 😦
    At least a union came of it and better safety standards, but that sure doesn’t help those folks that died.
    Thanks for the link. πŸ™‚
    Have a great day, please!
    T.

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