From the Chicago Daily Tribune January 18, 1929 BOMB WRECKS APARTMENT; SIX BELIEVED KILLED Detroit, Mich., Jan 15 -- (AP) -- Four person were believed to have been killed in a explosion which this morning destroyed a store with an apartment above. Two men who, police believed, threw a bomb through a store window were… Continue reading Clippings: 6 killed when bomb is thrown in apartment window; man killed when using torch to thaw oil drum
December 27, 1890 Albuquerque, NM Washington, IN Cleveland, OH The Chicago Daily Tribune (December 27, 1890) runs a series of misfortunate events that happened the day before, including the death of an inmate by a prison cook, a man who blew up a hotel where his wife worked after he was not permitted to see… Continue reading Three violent tales (1890)
September 21, 1921 Oppau, Germany An explosion at a factory producing ammonium nitrate kills between 500 to 600 and wounds another 2,000 The explosion's exact cause is unknown as all involved died from the blast, but it's believed to have been due to a practice of loosening ammonium nitrate (an explosive fertilizer) build-up with dynamite.… Continue reading Oppau factory explosion
August 28, 1929Chicago, Illinois The Chicago Daily Tribune runs an article concerning a family severely burned in an explosion from chemicals burning in their furnace. Fortunately, a 6-year-old child was outside the home during the explosion and was not injured.