The Halifax Explosion

December 6, 1917Halifax, Nova ScotiaTwo ships collide in the harbor, causing a massive explosion resulting in the deaths of over 1,800 people and wounding over 9,000 Traffic was congested in the harbor on December 6, and the SS Imo, a Norwegian vessel carrying supplies for the Belgian Relief Commission, had to navigate around a tow…

Town removes dead whale from beach with explosives

November 12, 1970Florence, OregonA dead sperm whale is removed from a beach with dynamite; the resulting carnage rained down upon spectators though none were harmed The 8-ton (7.25-metric ton) carcass of the whale washed ashore a week before the disposal of the remains, and the Oregon Department of Transportation was tasked with finding a way…