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.
July 24, 2011
July 24: The Eastland Disaster, 1915
On July 24, 1915, the S. S. Eastland rolled over in the Chicago harbor, just 20 feet from shore. 844 people died -- all in about five minutes.