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The New England Hurricane of 1938

The New England Hurricane of 1938

The New England Hurricane, also called the Long Island Express, or the Great Hurricane of ’38, is known as one of the most damaging hurricanes to ever strike the U.S. It hit New York and New England unexpectedly, with great loss of life and property. This is the story of what happened.

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The Boston Molasses Massacre of 1919

The Boston Molasses Massacre of 1919

Ever hear of the Great Boston Molasses Massacre of 1919? On the Internet, it is regaled with “urban legend” status, but it did indeed happen. The New York Times has an old archived story of the event. The story is almost impossible to believe. On January 15, 1919, a torrid wave of molasses swept a […]

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The New England Hurricane, Pt. 2

The New England Hurricane, Pt. 2

When this hurricane unexpectedly hit the northeast, the earth shuddered so severely that the strike registered in seismographs 3,000 miles away. This is part two of what happened that terrible day in September 1938.