Tag: disaster

  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: A Turning Point for Labor in America

    Today is the 105th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City. Here are some things you may not have known about it. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory was located on the eighth, ninth and 10th floors of the Asch Building in Greenwich Village at the corner of Green Street and Washington Place. […]

  • Exxon Valdez: An Oil Spill Nightmare

    Today is the 27th anniversary of the grounding of the Exxon Valdez and subsequent oil spill. Here are some things you may not know about the environmental disaster. The supertanker was carrying about 55 million gallons of crude oil from Valdez, Alaska, to Long Beach, California. Valdez is the southern end of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. […]