8/10/1887 three Saint Louis, Missouri firefighter died “while fighting a fire in the Bishop and Spears Peanut Warehouse at 510-512 North Second Street, a collapse occurred taking the life of three firefighters.”
8/10/1930 a Manhattan, New York (FDNY) firefighter “of Ladder 3 was working on top of a thirty-five-foot ladder on the Third Avenue “EL” for a rubbish fire on the tracks (at Cooper Square & St. Marks Place, Manhattan). He was about ten feet above the tracks when a train that ignored a firefighter waving a red lantern to stop, hit the ladder. The train sideswiped the ladder, throwing him to the ground, killing him instantly.”
8/10/1937 a New Haven, CT firefighter “died after suffering the effects of smoke inhalation.”
8/10/2018 a Friendship, OK firefighter died “at a dwelling at the intersection of county roads 206 and 160 about a mile north of Altus, OK, SW of Oklahoma City. Firefighters arrived to find the home well involved. The cause of the fire is unknown, but the home is a total loss. Firefighters from Altus, Blair and Altus Air Force Base all operated at the fire. The firefighter was performing suppression operations on the structure fire, when during the operation, the structure collapsed pinning him under the roof of the structure.”
8/10/1978, three teenage girls died after their 1973 Ford Pinto is rammed from behind by a van and burst into flames on an Indiana highway. The fatal crash was one of a series of Pinto accidents that caused a national scandal. In June, 1978 Ford voluntarily recalled all 1.9 million 1971-1976 Pintos and 1975-1976 Mercury Bobcats (which had the same fuel-tank design).
8/10/1955 a gas explosion and fire killed twenty-two and injured at least eighteen in a row of buildings on the Andover (OH) village square. The Gateway Restaurant was at the center of the disaster in the resort area of Pymatuning Lake. The restaurant and a dairy store were in a 2-story wood frame-building that disintegrated. “No one was certain what caused the explosion. Firefighters, however, speculated that accumulated gas was set off either by a bolt of lightning or a spark from electrical equipment in the basement, flooded by the heavy rains.”
8/10/1924 a fire at the Old Hickory Powder Plant in Jacksonville, TN destroyed 45,000,000 pounds of explosives and 50 buildings.
8/10/1908 York, PA a roller mill boiler explosion killed eight and several injured. “The head of the boiler, about four feet square, was hurled nearly a block.”
8/10/1895 twenty-two buildings were destroyed by fire in Lockport, IL
8/10/1886 Hardin, TX Hardin County Courthouse, a wood-frame structure, was destroyed by fire.
8/10/1993 a collision of three ships in Tampa Bay, FL results in a spill of 336,000 gallons of fuel oil; around 6:00 a.m. two fuel barges heading into Tampa Bay and one phosphate freighter heading out collided.