Austria · Disasters

Railway car ignites, kills 155

November 11, 2000 Kaprun, Austria A railway car carrying skiers through a tunnel catches fire, killing 155 The fire was caused by an electric heater in an unattended conductor’s cabin at the back of the train, which melted plastic pipes and ignited hydraulic brake fluid. The passengers were unable to immediately access fire extinguishers or… Continue reading Railway car ignites, kills 155

Today in Horror History

Today in Horror History: November 11

Birthdays: The iconic Bill Moseley (November 11, 1951), who starred in Endangered Species (1982), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), The Blob (1988), Fair Game (1988), “Freddy’s Nightmares” (episode: Black Ticket), Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989), The First Power (1990), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Army of Darkness (1992), Corpse… Continue reading Today in Horror History: November 11

International/Multi-national · national holidays

A collection of veterans and their injuries

November 11 is the annual observation of Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day (also called Poppy Day), and Armistice Day. It was chosen to commemorate the Armistice with Germany, marking the end of the hostilities in World War I, which went into effect on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the… Continue reading A collection of veterans and their injuries