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The Big Shake- Before and After…

On this date 104 years ago, San Francisco was rocked by a major earthquake, which was followed by a tremendous fire– the worst natural disaster in American history, alongside the Galveston Hurricane of 1900.  Thanks to the Prelinger Archives and “lunarparcel,” we can get a sense of the city four days before the tumbler, and a few days after…

TotH to reader MK for the lead…

As we give thanks for firm ground beneath our feet, we might recall that it was on this date in 1923 that “the House that Ruth Built,” Yankee Stadium, was opened.

Opening Day; from the following day’s New York Daily News (April 19, 1923)

Written by LW

April 18, 2010 at 12:01 am

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