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Destroys - Notable Historical Events

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Destroys - Historical Events
Date Event
365-07-21

Crete Earthquake followed by tsunami around the Eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria

902-08-01

Aghlabidisch emir Ibrahim II destroys Taormina, Sicily

1014-07-29

Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies

1187-07-03

Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army.

1256-12-15

Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.

1340-06-24

In the Hundred Years War, English fleet destroys the French at the battle of Sluys

1348-01-25

Earthquake destroys Villach, killing 5,000

1360-07-27

Danish King Waldemar IV destroys Visby Gotland

1362-01-16

A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.

1401-07-09

Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000

1530-11-05

St Felix Flood ravages Dutch coast and destroys the city of Reimerswaal in the Netherlands

1549-08-27

Battle of Dussindale: John Dudley Earl of Warwick destroys Robert Kett's army, ending Kett's rebellion

1571-10-07

Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroys Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece

1572-10-02

Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen

1608-01-07

Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia

1618-09-04

"Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs, Switzerland, 1,500 killed

1623-11-01

Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings

1631-12-16

Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000

1643-05-19

Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army

1651-09-03

Battle of Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists

1654-01-07

Fire after heavy storm destroys two thirds of De Rijp Netherlands, 1 person dies

1667-06-12

-13] Michiel de Ruyter destroys English fleet

1718-01-17

Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53

1718-07-31

Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish

1718-08-11

Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish

1737-10-11

Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India

1751-07-31

Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses

1760-03-20

Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings

1765-05-18

Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.

1788-03-21

Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana

1807-06-19

Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.

1812-03-26

Earthquake destroys 90% of Caracas, Venezuela; about 20,000 die

1812-09-18

Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses & 1,000 churchs

1822-10-12

Second eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain

1823-07-15

A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.

1832-02-06

US ship destroys Sumatran village in retaliation for piracy

1838-04-27

Fire destroys half of Charleston

1839-01-11

Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal - 700 die

1841-01-30

A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

1844-07-27

Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, NC

1845-07-14

Fire in NYC destroys 1,000 homes & kills many

1849-05-10

Pack destroys Astor Place opera house in NYC (22 killed)

1850-06-14

Fire destroys part of San Francisco

1851-06-22

Fire destroys part of San Francisco

1851-12-24

Fire devastates US Library of Congress in Washington, destroys 35,000 volumes

1852-07-09

Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada

1861-03-20

An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.

1866-10-15

Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses

1871-10-08

Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin

1871-10-08

Great Fire kills 200, destroys over 4 square miles (10 square km) of Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation

1872-09-29

"3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village

1882-11-15

British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger

1882-11-16

British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger

1883-11-05

Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army

1886-06-13

Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC

1886-07-10

Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)

1889-06-06

Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks

1893-08-24

Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die

1894-05-16

Fire in Boston destroys baseball stadium & 170 other buildings

1898-09-06

Lord Kitchener destroys Mahdi's tomb in Omdurman

1900-05-28

Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand

1901-09-17

Battle at Elands River Port: Boer Gen Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers

1902-03-10

Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri

1905-05-27

Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima

1906-08-16

-17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000

1910-09-10

Great Idaho Fire destroys 3 million acres of timber

1911-02-06

Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey)

1915-11-29

Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.

1917-08-18

A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.

1931-05-31

7.1 magnitude Earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan: 40,000 dead.

1934-03-21

Fire destroys Hakodate Japan, killing about 1,500

1934-03-22

Fire destroys Hakodate Japan (kills 1,500, injures 1,000)

1937-04-26

German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain

1939-11-14

Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas, Venezuela

1940-07-04

British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die

1940-11-11

British Fleet Air Arm attack destroys half of Italian fleet at Taranto

1942-04-27

Tornado destroys Pryor Oklahoma killing 100, injuring 300

1942-10-07

1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad

1945-01-12

US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Jap ships in Battle of South China Sea

1945-02-09

-Feb 10] Germany destroys Ruhrdammen

1945-08-09

US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki

1945-09-15

A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.

1947-02-20

Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA

1949-09-03

Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives

1953-09-27

Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan

1962-09-28

Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.

1965-05-16

Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa South Vietnam

1966-04-26

An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent, Uzbekistan

1966-11-04

Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113

1968-08-31

12,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran

1968-09-01

Earthquake destroys Ferdows Persia, 2,000 killed

1969-07-04

The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.

1970-03-28

1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)

1972-05-10

An Irish Republican Army bomb starts a fire that destroys the Belfast Co-operative store

1972-12-23

6.25 Earthquake destroys central Managua Nicaragua, 10,000 die

1973-07-12

A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.

1974-01-02

Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres

1974-12-25

Cyclone Tracy virtually destroys Darwin, Australia

1978-06-01

High Council destroys judgment against war criminal Pieter Menten

1979-07-09

A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.

1981-02-13

A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.

1981-06-07

Israeli F-15/F-16 destroys alleged Iraqi plutonium production facility

1982-07-24

Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.

1982-11-25

The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store.

1984-06-27

Fire destroys a set in "A View to the Kill"

1985-05-26

Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die

1985-06-23

Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die

1988-08-25

Serious fire destroys historic center of Lisbon

1989-02-20

An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England

1990-11-06

Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages

1994-06-06

6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez Colombia (about 1000 killed)

1995-01-17

7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)

1998-02-19

US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan

1999-02-23

An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.

2002-10-29

Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store with 1500 people shopping. Over 60 people died and over 100 are missing. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.

2003-01-18

A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia.

2003-10-26

The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

2008-06-01

A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.

2012-05-13

Torrential rain in Hunan Province, China, destroys a bridge, 3,500 homes and displaces 28,000 people

2012-07-26

Insurgent attack kills 19 people and destroys a helicopter at Baqubah, Iraq

2017-09-07

Hurricane Irma destroys 90 percent of structures, vehicles on Barbuda

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