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A Sticky Tragedy: The Boston Molasses Disaster

On January 15th, 1919, in what was probably the most bizarre disaster in United States’ history, a storage tank burst on Boston’s waterfront releasing two million gallons of molasses in a 15 ft-high, 160 ft-wide wave that raced through the city’s north end at 35mph destroying everything it touched.

read more A Sticky Tragedy: The Boston Molasses Disaster | History Today.

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This entry was posted on August 14, 2014 by in History, Weird Stuff.

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