9/7/1880 two Saint Louis, Missouri firefighter died “while fighting a fire from the roof, the roof collapsed killing the two firefighters and several others were injured.”
9/7/1915 a Bronx, New York (FDNY) firefighter died “trying to help a boy who fell into an excavation at 138th Street, near Cypress Avenue. The firefighter fell twenty-five feet into the excavation. His skull was fractured. Aaron Steinburg, twelve years old, of 609 East 138th Street, escaped with lacerations of the scalp. Both were taken to Lincoln Hospital where the firefighter died the next day from his injuries.”
9/7/1924 a Hartford, CT firefighter lost his life while operating at a fire.
9/7/1930 a Chicago, IL firefighter was fatally injured while fighting a fire at a drug store at 656 West Madison Street on September 6, 1930. He was climbing a ladder when it slipped, causing him to fall more than twenty-five feet to the sidewalk below. He died the following day, at West Side Hospital.
9/7/1931 a Brooklyn, NY (FDNY) firefighter died “after being overcome by smoke while operating at a fire.”
9/7/1939 two Philadelphia, PA firefighters “died from injuries they sustained when a chimney collapsed on them, on September 6, 1939.”
9/7/1964 an Anne Arundel County, MD firefighter “died after suffering smoke inhalation while fighting a warehouse fire the day before. He was wearing his breathing apparatus at the time.
9/7/1977 a Collingwood, Ontario, Canada firefighter “on the night of September 7th, he and the Collingwood Fire Department responded to a shed fire on Third Street in their town. The firefighter arrived in the second truck and as he was about to take command, he suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the General and Marine Hospital, where he died.”
9/7/1977 a Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada firefighter “died at the Standard and Shell Oil terminals on Stewart Avenue, when it was destroyed by fire.”
9/7/2018 a Sturgis, SD firefighter “was killed when a propane tank near the house that was fully engulfed in flames experienced a catastrophic failure and ruptured in an event known as a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion, or BLEVE. Shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, firefighters responded to a report of the fire. Upon their arrival Sturgis firefighters found a single-family dwelling was fully engulfed in fire. Several outbuildings on the property and adjacent properties were catching fire or threatened, and a number of propane tanks were also threatened. Firefighters made their initial attack, summoned mutual aid, and nearby residents were being evacuated. It was at this time that they learned of a missing individual, was last seen in the residence. As they attempted to fight the fire and locate the missing person, a nearby propane tank exploded killing the firefighter. A Meade County sheriff deputy also was injured in the fire and was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”
9/7/1903 Port Arthur, TX whaleback Steamship City of Everett burned and destroyed the oil wharf while taking on a cargo of crude petroleum. The fire most likely started from a defective electric light; two explosions occurred and quickly covered the vessel with flames.
9/7/1895 Calumet, MI the Osceola Mine fire killed thirty.
9/7/1813 the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, NY, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.