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Roofs or Ceilings: the San Francisco earthquake of 1906

On this day in 1906, a great earthquake struck San Francisco and the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m.

One of the worst natural disasters in US history — and the single greatest loss of life in California’s history — the quake and the resulting fires killed at least 3,000 people and destroyed over 80 percent of San Francisco. 167 more words


Ukraine Under Fire

I wrote a little here: http://gottadobetterthanthis.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/ukraine-reminds-me-of-poland-of-1981/ and it is so hard to keep up with something so far away when we have such important things to talk about in the news over here, like whether or not Hillary is really sick, and what the President thinks about March Madness, to name but two. 1,159 more words