The Sinking of the Lusitania Throughout the history of the world, many ships have sunk. Many sunk in battle and many sunk on accident. But, in the case of the Lusitania, an enemy of the cruise liner’s owner deliberately torpedoed ship full of civilians. During the events of WWI, the Germans sunk the Lusitania, a British cruise ship sailing from the United States to England that contained many American passengers. Many people, especially Americans, believe that Germany killed the passengers on the Lusitania for no apparent reason.
The bomb was not humane. In the article “Arguments Against the Bomb” by Michael Barnes, Barnes explains how powerful the atomic bomb is; “Entire families, whole neighborhoods were simply wiped out. The survivors faced radiation sickness, starvation, and crippling mutations”. In this quote, it explains how no human could stand against this bomb. Horrific injuries were inflicted upon everyone in the blast radius, upon women and children, and the lasting effects have still yet to fade.
According to the fire marshal, this mess caused the fire to grow very quickly that they some workers had no time to escape. Also, the doors were locked to prevent the workers from stealing and leaving early. In my opinion, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory lacked of safety and cleaning environment. This was hundreds years ago, that's why it lacked of firefighting equipment because back in the day, things were different. Thus, all factories lacked of safety conditions.
The 1947, Centralia Mine No. 5 coal mine explosion was a catastrophic disaster that could have been avoided had the administrative parties involved been more proactive and accountable. Lack of involvement of the owning company, noncompliance with suggested recommendations, a broken chain-of-command and unethical political practices contributed to the death of 111 men. Ideally, the separation of politics and administration may have prevented this calamitous event. Owners of Centralia Mine No.
One surprise ending came when Dr. Pangloss was taken away for unknown reasons or was selected along with Candice at random. I’m presuming it was for speaking his optimistic opinions against local ideals. The other surprise ending came when another earthquake occurred approximately a week after human sacrifices had concluded. The point of realization came when Candice deliberated the outcome of why Pangloss was hanged however, he may have resigned to accepting it as the people of Lisbon being evil and ignorant. Candice had previously discovered “a world filled with stupidity, plagued by evil, mired in ignorance...” (Sayre, p. 817).
The Jets caused large fires and damage to the lower levels, which theorists claim is impossible, but the jet fuel went down the elevator shaft causing an explosion (Dunbar38). The kerosene from the airplanes jet fuel couldn’t cause enough heat in the fire to melt the building, steel melts at 1,510 degrees Celsius and kerosene can only burn at 1,100 to 1,200 degrees Celsius, implying that there were bombs planted in the towers, but the heat was just hot enough to loosen the steel (Dunbar37). When the two buildings collapsed, they collapsed at a higher rate than usual and there wasn’t a delay in the towers falling (Mondics). As the building dropped it was very smooth, symmetrical, and straight down. Most buildings with a huge gaping whole would have leaned and fell over (“Blaskiewicz”).
As illustrated in Out of this Furnace, proper operation of the blast furnaces was an impending life or death matter. Unfortunately, for the characters of Kracha’s best friend, Dubik, and Mike, their livelihood depended on the factory and the factory ultimately ended their life as well. “Dubik died two days after a blast furnace explosion blind and unconscious,” (pg.53). The explosion was later deemed an “accident”; however, Kracha explained, “In a larger sense, it was the result of greed, and part of the education of the American steel industry” (pg. 54).
The air at the scene was still thick with the smell of whatever was dropped that day; it is hard to imagine or to describe the horrors of what the pilot did. The headmaster said he felt helpless. He was too afraid to give his name. "The worst thing in life is for someone to die before our eyes. "People burning in front of you.
The villages and trees had disappeared, they could not even see any ruins, for the waves has demolished and swallowed up the inhabitants, the homes and the plantations. The few people who had managed to escape to high ground before the waves struck, were reluctant to return to their homes. Most of their friends and families had been killed, and they feared that further eruptions might lead to another terrible wave. For many years the coasts of the islands remained scarcely
“Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid” Jim Jones was a monster that goes unnoticed in American history. His dictatorial actions have changed America in a powerful way. On November 18, 1978, Jones led the Jonestown massacre that left over 900 people including himself dead. However, the deaths were done willingly by his followers, making this event even more disturbing. This event definitely changed America making it the second-largest, non-natural disaster-related killing of American civilians during peacetime.