7/11/1862 a Boston, MA firefighter “died after being struck in the head by heavy timber after the building started to collapse at a second-alarm fire.”
7/11/1914 a Chicago, IL firefighter “died while fighting a barn fire on South Racine Avenue. He suffered electrical burns when he was struck by a live wire that had broken from the heat of the barn fire. Three other firefighters were burned by the wire.”
7/11/2008 a fire caused by a malfunctioning vent fan in a bathroom around 12:52p.m. at Stepping Stones Day Care in Tallahassee, FL claimed the life of a four year-old-girl.
7/11/1978 a truck carrying liquid gas crashed into a campsite in San Carlos de la Rapita, Spain that killed more than two-hundred (243). Shortly after 3:00 p.m. a 38-ton truck carrying propylene gas crashed into a cement wall 120 miles south of Barcelona.
7/11/1973 Varig Airlines B-707 in-flight fire killed 123, near Paris, France.
7/11/1926 Dover, NJ an ammunition depot explosion killed three, twenty were missing, and one-hundred injured.
7/11/1911 a wildfire burned down the town Oscoda, MI.
7/11/1905 Easton, PA the Paxinosa Inn a resort hotel was destroyed by fire that started from an overheated flue in the laundry on the east side of the inn and extended into the 40’ by 340’ four-story high wood structure.
7/11/1890 Chicago, IL the steamer Tioga owned by the Erie Transportation Company exploded at 7:45 p.m. at her dock at Randolph Street and the river killing thirteen.
7/11/1879 Bodie, CA a magazine that contained about five tons of giant gunpowder exploded at the Bodie Mine causing a fire that extended to the shaft killing five and injuring eleven.
7/11/1789 the U.S. Marine Corps was created by an act of Congress.