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Disasters

Vesna Vulovic: The Flight Attendant Who Fell 6 Miles An...

January 26, 2021

Vesna Vulovic, a flight attendant for JAT Yugoslav Airlines in 1972, set a Guinness world record when she fell some 33,000 feet and lived. Vulovic's odds-def...

Gordon Lightfoot's 'Edmund Fitzgerald:' Lyrics And Stor...

November 9, 2020

Gordon Lightfoot's 1976 single "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" sounds like an ancient mariner's lament -- chalk that up to Lightfoot's somber vocals. Bu...

The 1964 Good Friday Earthquake: Alaska's Armageddon

February 11, 2019

Those Alaskans who lived through it will never forget the calamity of March 27, 1964: the Good Friday Earthquake. Alaska is prone to earthquakes, moreso than Calif...

Violence At Altamont: The 'Hells Angels Stabbing' And T...

January 16, 2019

David Crosby and Graham Nash perform with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young at the Altamont Speedway Free Festival, California, United States, 6th December 1969. S...