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April 16th, 2014 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP April 16, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

April 16, 1947: A giant explosion occurs during the loading of fertilizer onto the freighter Grandcamp at a pier in Texas City, TX. Nearly 600 die and thousands are injured when the ship is literally blown to bits.

 

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