I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
June 15, 2011
June 15: General Slocum Disaster, 1904
The PS General Slocum was an excursion paddle-wheeler that burned with over 1400 people on board. Most of them died. Read article here.
Pictured: The General Slocum. Picture by Samuel Ward Stanton, 1895.