Disasters · Portugal

Lightning strike armory, destroys most of fort

September 16, 1732 Campo Maior, Portugal Lightning strikes an armory, igniting gunpowder and causing an explosion which kills roughly 1,500 The lightning strike occurred at 3 a.m., hitting the 6,000 arroba (approx. 194,315 lbs. or 88,140 kg) of gunpowder and 5,000 units of ammunition stored within the fort’s armory. The explosion and resulting fires killed… Continue reading Lightning strike armory, destroys most of fort

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Today in Horror History: September 16

Birthdays: Jennifer Tilly (September 16, 1958), who starred in High Spirits (1988), Embrace of the Vampire (1995), Bride of Chucky (1998), Do Not Disturb (1999), Hide and Seek (2000), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Jericho Mansions (2003), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Seed of Chucky (2004), The Initiation of Sarah (2006), The Caretaker (2008), Curse of Chucky (2013),… Continue reading Today in Horror History: September 16