July 24, 1915

On this day in 1915, the SS Eastland listed and tipped over while tied to the dock in the Chicago River.

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The ship had many issues prior to this tragic event which should have been enough to heed warning the ship was not safe.  844 people lost their lives yet very few people have ever heard of this disaster.

Here is a link to the history of this tragedy if you would like to read about it further.  SS Eastland

While it was such a tragedy, it is also part of our history.

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Today in history….

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Paul Mantz, Amelia Earhart, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan in 1937

Today in 1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

I still find this so interesting.