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Destroyed - Historical Events
Date Event
70-08-08

Tower of Antonia destroyed by Romans

362-10-22

The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.

563-12-24

The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.

642-09-17

Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed

1009-10-18

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church's foundations down to bedrock.

1066-04-24

Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed

1253-04-28

-May 7th) Utrecht destroyed by fire

1258-02-13

Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed.

1291-06-17

Acre last crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed after 200 years of crusader control by the Mamluks under Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil

1356-10-18

Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.

1535-03-28

Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed

1541-09-11

Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, lead by Michimalonko.

1558-01-11

Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm

1568-01-24

Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire

1576-11-04

Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).

1588-06-19

Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna

1634-10-19

Beach Island in North Sea destroyed by a heavy storm flood

1639-01-06

Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed

1649-09-02

The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.

1666-09-02

Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed

1666-09-05

Great Fire of London ends, leaving 13,200 houses destroyed and 8 dead

1672-02-23

Joan Blaeus publishers destroyed by fire in Amsterdam

1697-05-07

Stockholm's royal castle (dating back to medieval times) is destroyed by fire (in the 18th century, it is replaced by the current Royal Palace).

1698-01-04

Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.

1703-11-27

The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.

1708-08-29

Haverhill, Mass, destroyed by French & Indians

1734-06-21

In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.

1749-01-21

The Verona Philharmonic Theatre was destroyed by fire. It was rebuilt in 1754.

1750-07-11

Halifax, Nova Scotia, is almost completely destroyed by fire.

1752-06-03

Moscow houses & churches destroyed by fire

1752-06-06

3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks; 1/3 of city destroyed

1755-12-02

The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire.

1758-07-25

Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.

1764-01-24

Gov Winthrop Telescope, is destroyed in a Harvard fire

1772-05-11

Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed

1798-02-02

Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire

1808-09-30

Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire

1816-02-13

-14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire

1828-02-18

More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar

1830-05-18

Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever

1835-02-20

Concepcion, Chile, destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die

1837-11-07

In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.

1845-05-28

Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed

1850-05-27

Mormon Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois, destroyed by tornado

1850-12-28

Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire

1851-05-03

Most of San Francisco destroyed by fire; 30 die

1854-04-16

San Salvador destroyed by earthquake

1856-03-05

Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire

1860-06-03

Comanche, Iowa, completely destroyed by one of a series of tornadoes

1862-05-07

Much of Enschede, Netherlands, destroyed by fire

1862-06-07

Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed & destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint

1863-03-19

The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000. The wreck was discovered on the same day and month, exactly 102 years later by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence.

1864-10-05

Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)

1872-11-09

The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed

1874-04-19

Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire

1881-12-08

Vienna's Ring Theater destroyed by fire, kills between 640-850

1883-07-28

Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000

1890-02-20

Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire

1892-06-04

Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die

1893-07-06

The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.

1894-01-08

Columbus World's fair in Chicago destroyed by fire

1894-03-04

Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed

1894-12-24

Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm

1896-06-15

Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed

1901-05-03

Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida

1904-02-07

Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks)

1904-04-19

Much of Toronto destroyed by fire

1907-09-07

Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire

1907-12-11

New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.

1913-03-26

Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously

1914-08-15

Dinant Belgium destroyed by German bombs

1931-07-27

Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebr & SD destroyed thousands of acres of crops

1933-02-27

German parliament building, Reichstag, destroyed by fire

1933-09-14

2 billion board feet of lumber destroyed in Tillamook Oregon fire

1936-11-30

London's Crystal Palace (built 1851) destroyed by fire

1938-06-13

Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland

1938-12-17

Utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire

1939-02-27

English Spook house Borley Rectory destroyed in a fire

1940-04-13

2nd battle of Narvik-8 German destroyers, destroyed

1941-02-06

Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed

1942-11-28

492 die in a fire that destroyed Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston

1943-08-02

Uprising at Treblinka Concentration Camp (crematorium destroyed)

1943-09-13

The Municipal Theatre of Corfu is destroyed during an aerial bombardment by Luftwaffe.

1943-11-02

Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed

1944-03-15

Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing

1944-08-22

Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]

1944-10-25

Battle in Straits of Surigao: Japanese fleet destroyed

1944-11-27

4,000 shells detonate in RAF arms depot at Fauld, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; village of Hanbury destroyed, at least 70 people killed

1945-03-16

Würzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers.

1945-08-01

Japanese city Toyama destroyed by B-29's

1953-05-15

Osip Zadkine's monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam

1954-02-01

Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire

1955-11-04

The rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopens with Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio after it was totally destroyed in World War II.

1958-04-05

Ripple Rock, an underwater threat to navigation in the Seymour Narrows in Canada is destroyed in one of the largest non-nuclear controlled explosions of the time.

1962-09-25

Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia

1963-05-28

Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed

1963-07-26

Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+

1966-03-08

An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin

1966-06-08

Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

1967-11-15

The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.

1972-01-09

Retired passenger liner Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbour

1973-04-14

Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal

1973-04-28

Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)

1974-05-14

Symbionese Liberation Army destroyed in shoot-out, 6 killed

1976-01-29

Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire

1977-05-09

Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed

1978-09-21

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed

1983-05-15

Madison Hotel (Boston) destroyed by implosion

1986-03-31

English Hampton Court palace destroyed by fire, 1 dead

1986-04-29

800,000 books destroyed by fire in LA Central Library

1988-03-11

Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire

1988-07-28

Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa, destroyed by arson

1988-12-21

Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland

1991-01-22

Kuwaiti oil facilities are destroyed by Iraq and more Iraqi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

1992-11-27

Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire

1993-05-11

Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire

1993-08-18

Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire

1994-11-30

Cruiser Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die

1996-01-29

La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.

1998-08-20

U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.

1999-04-29

Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.

2005-10-30

The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

2007-01-18

The strongest storm in the United Kingdom in 17 years kills 14 people, Germany sees the worst storm since 1999 with 13 deaths. Hurricane Kyrill, causes at least 44 deaths across 20 countries in Western Europe. Other losses include the Container Ship MSC Napoli destroyed by the storm off the coast of Devon, England.

2007-05-04

Greensburg, Kansas is almost completely destroyed by a 1.7m wide EF-5 tornado.

2007-11-15

A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

2013-02-17

5 people are killed and 11 are injured after a gas explosion destroyed an apartment complex in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic

2014-11-04

More than 13 years after the original towers were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, New York's 104-storey World Trade Center re-opens for business in Manhattan

2017-10-20

7000 buildings destroyed in deadly California wildfires

2018-05-31

75 homes destroyed by Hawaiian volcanic eruption as haze detected in Guam

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Destroyed - Birthdays
Date Event
1890-07-14

Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ/French sculptor (Destroyed City)

1892-08-25

Georg Asagaroff, A Life Destroyed by Pitiless Fate

1934-9-18

Bogoljub Novakovic, How I Was Systematically Destroyed by an Idiot

1944-02-28

Moma Dimic, How I Was Systematically Destroyed by an Idiot

1944-9-18

Veronica Carlson, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

1955-08-29

Desa Muck, How I Was Systematically Destroyed by an Idiot

Destroyed - Deaths
Date Event
1957-11-02

Georg Asagaroff, A Life Destroyed by Pitiless Fate

1967-11-25

Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ sculptor (Destroyed City), dies at 77

2008-06-08

Moma Dimic, How I Was Systematically Destroyed by an Idiot

2012-03-23

Bogoljub Novakovic, How I Was Systematically Destroyed by an Idiot


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