On This Day - "Black Week - October 1913

Black Week: The middle week of October 1913 was a time of disaster, bringing tragedy by sea, land, and air. This one dark week saw hundreds of miners lose their lives beneath the Welsh soil of Senghenydd; two express trains collide near Liverpool; and, the S.S. Volturno and Zeppelin L. II, the world’s largest airship, became beacons blazing in the night. The death toll exceeds 550



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