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Explodes - Historical Events
Date Event
1600-02-19

The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.

1769-08-18

Gunpowder in church in Brescia, Italy, explodes, killing 3,000

1807-01-12

Gunpowder-ship explodes in Leiden Neth, 150 die

1844-02-28

12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes

1856-04-03

Gunpowder in church explodes killing 4,000 in Rhodos

1863-05-27

CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River GA, 18 die

1865-04-27

Steamboat "SS Sultana" explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.

1866-04-16

Nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes

1879-01-02

British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die

1883-08-27

Krakatoa, west of Java, explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people

1887-01-16

Cliff House damaged when schooner "Parallel"'s powder cargo explodes

1888-02-28

Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes

1897-03-11

A meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no human injuries are reported.

1905-09-10

Japanese battleship Mikasa explodes

1907-11-07

Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico

1908-05-23

Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die

1911-09-25

French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed

1912-07-19

A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.

1914-11-26

Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die

1915-03-18

French battleship Bouvet explodes, 640 killed

1915-07-02

Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, explodes a bomb in the US Senate reception room

1915-12-30

Cromarty Harbour, Scot-British cruiser Natal explodes: 405 die

1916-05-08

German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes

1916-05-31

British battle cruiser HMS Invincible explodes, killing all but 6 (Battle of Jutland)

1916-11-16

Russian La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000

1916-11-21

HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.

1917-01-19

Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die

1917-02-20

Ammunition ship explodes in Archangel harbour, about 1,500 die

1917-02-21

Train near Chirurcha, Romania, catches fire & explodes; hundreds die

1917-06-23

Ammunition factory in Boleweg Bohemia explodes, killing 1,000

1917-07-09

British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 804

1917-11-24

Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.

1917-12-06

French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700

1918-07-12

Japanese battleship explodes in Bay of Tokayama, 500 killed

1922-02-21

Airship Rome explodes at Hampton Roads Virginia; 34 die

1926-07-10

Lake Denmark, NJ arsenal explodes, kills 21, $75m damage

1927-11-14

World's largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die

1928-05-19

"Firedamp" explodes in Mather Pa coal mine killing 195 of 273 miners

1932-06-17

Oil tanker Cymbeline explodes in Montreal, Canada

1932-09-09

Steamboat SS Observation explodes in NYC East River (71 killed)

1937-05-06

German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)

1940-09-12

49 die & 200 injured when Hercules Powder Co plant explodes (NJ)

1941-04-06

German bombardment on Piraeus (munitions ship explodes)

1941-06-09

Ammunition plant at Fort Smederovo in Belgrade explodes; kills 1,500

1942-03-29

British destroyer HMS Campbeltown explodes in St Nazaire: 400 Germans die

1943-02-27

The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.

1943-09-17

Load of "ammunition in transit" explodes at Norfolk Naval Air Station

1944-03-20

Mount Vesuvius, Italy, explodes

1944-04-14

Freighter "Fort Stikene" explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376

1944-07-17

2 ammunition ships explodes at Port Chicago, California kills 322

1945-04-09

Liberty ship at Bari Italy carrying aerial bombs explodes, kills 360

1947-01-17

Muiden Neth ammunition factory explodes, 16 die

1947-04-19

French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522

1947-07-29

Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va

1947-08-18

Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300

1947-10-21

Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die

1948-07-28

I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die

1948-12-03

Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100

1949-07-14

USSR explodes its 1st atom bomb

1952-09-24

Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5

1953-08-29

USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb

1953-10-25

Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die

1954-03-01

US explodes Castle Bravo, 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll - most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US

1956-03-20

Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes

1956-05-21

US explodes 1st airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll

1956-08-07

Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die

1957-10-29

Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)

1958-08-17

World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec

1960-03-04

French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100

1960-03-28

Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow, Scotland)

1960-04-01

2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)

1961-04-08

British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236

1961-04-25

Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad

1961-07-06

Portuguese ship explodes near Mozambique, kills 300

1963-10-31

Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at 'Holiday on Ice' (Indiana)

1964-07-23

Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage

1965-03-30

Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.

1965-05-14

2nd Chinese atom bomb explodes

1965-09-28

Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed

1966-03-04

Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die

1967-06-17

1st Chinese hydrogen bomb explodes

1967-07-14

Surveyor 4 launched to Moon; explodes just before landing

1967-07-29

U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million damage

1967-08-21

Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed

1969-02-21

1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes)

1970-03-04

French submarine "Eurydice" explodes

1970-04-13

Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon

1970-08-09

Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes

1971-12-11

A bomb explodes outside a furniture showroom on the mainly-Protestant and loyalist Shankill Road, Belfast; four civilians (including two babies) were killed and nineteen wounded

1971-12-18

Three members of the Irish Republican Army die when the bomb they were transporting explodes prematurely in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.

1972-01-03

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, which injures over 60 people

1972-02-22

The Official Irish Republican Army explodes a bomb at Aldershot military barracks, the headquarters of the Parachute Regiment, killing seven people

1972-03-04

Abercorn Restaurant bombing: a bomb explodes in a crowded restaurant in Belfast, killing two civilians and wounding 130

1972-08-22

IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down - 9 people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians, are killed in the explosion

1972-11-30

Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)

1973-01-10

Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die

1973-01-20

A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)

1973-02-10

83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die

1974-02-04

Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus as it traveled along the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire, England carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members; nine British Army soldiers and three civilians are killed

1974-06-01

Chemical plant explodes in Flixborough Lincs kills 28 in UK

1975-02-14

Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station

1975-10-02

Four Ulster Volunteer Force members killed after a bomb they are carrying prematurely explodes in Farrenlester, near Coleraine

1975-12-12

Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)

1976-05-14

Oil tanker Urqui Ola explodes off Spanish coast

1976-07-10

Chemical factory in Milan explodes (dioxane cloud)

1977-12-22

36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes

1978-01-01

Air India B747 explodes near Bombay killing 213

1978-07-11

Auto with liquid gas crashes & explodes in Spain, 160 killed

1979-07-06

IRA bomb explodes in British consulate in Antwerp

1979-08-28

IRA bomb explodes in Brussels' Great Market

1982-01-19

Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher

1983-08-06

Bomb planted by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of ANC, explodes at a synagogue in Johannesburg, South Africa

1983-11-07

Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries

1983-12-06

A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis

1983-12-12

A truck bomb explodes at US Embassy in Kuwait

1984-05-30

Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora's headquarters in Nicaragua

1984-07-12

A car bomb set off by the military wing of the ANC, explodes in Durban South Africa killing 5 and injuring 27 people

1984-10-31

Puerto Rican tanker 'San Francisco' explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

1984-11-19

Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die

1985-06-25

Fireworks factory near Hallett, OK, explodes (21 die)

1985-11-15

A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

1986-01-28

25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff

1986-04-18

Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB

1986-04-26

World's worst nuclear disaster: 4th reactor at Chernobyl nuclear power station in USSR explodes, 31 die, contamination reach much of Western Europe

1987-02-20

Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City

1987-11-29

A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115

1988-07-06

North Sea oil platform Piper Alpha explodes, 166 die

1989-04-19

Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors

1989-06-04

Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s

1990-05-24

A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.

1990-07-19

BASF plant in Cincinnati explodes in flames, 1 dies

1990-10-02

Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die

1991-02-15

Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die

1991-03-26

Fuel pipe explodes under 58th street & Lexington Ave, NYC

1991-05-27

Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die

1992-03-03

Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 100s die

1992-04-22

Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico

1993-02-05

Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160

1993-04-24

The IRA explodes a 1000kg car bomb in Bishopsgate, London, killing a news photographer and injuring 44 others

1993-09-28

Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed

1993-12-15

C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed

1995-01-30

Car bomb explodes in Algiers, 42 killed/296 injured

1995-02-27

Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)

1995-03-10

Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shiite mosque, 17+ killed

1995-07-25

A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.

1996-07-17

TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.

1996-07-27

Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured

1997-10-10

An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.

1997-12-26

The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat explodes, creating a small tsunami offshore.

1998-10-17

At Jesse, in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom are scavenging gasoline.

1999-09-13

Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.

2000-05-13

In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.

2000-07-10

A leaking southern Nigerian petroleum pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers scavenging gasoline.

2000-08-12

The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.

2000-10-31

A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50

2001-03-04

A massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 11 people. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.

2001-09-21

AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people

2002-05-09

In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.

2002-06-06

Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

2003-08-05

A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.

2004-01-26

A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.

2004-02-18

Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.

2004-09-09

2004 A bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people.

2009-07-30

A bomb explodes in Palma Nova, Mallorca, killing 2 police officers. Basque separatist group ETA is believed to be responsible.

2011-03-12

A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.

2012-07-12

90-155 people are killed after an oil tanker crashes and explodes in Okogbe, Rivers State, Nigeria

2012-07-18

6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria

2012-09-05

54 people are killed and 50 injured after a firecracker factory explodes in Nadu

2012-09-10

A left over bazooka grenade in Cambodia explodes and kills three children

2012-11-01

22 people are killed and 111 injured after a fuel tanker explodes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2013-02-01

26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China

2013-04-13

8 people are killed after a bomb explodes on a bus in Peshawar, Pakistan

2013-04-17

15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas

2013-04-30

13 people are killed after a bomb explodes in Damascus

2013-05-07

20 people are killed and 36 are injured after a gas tanker explodes in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico

2013-06-30

30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda

2013-08-02

40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria

2014-10-02

15 people are killed after a gun powder plant explodes in Gorni Lom, Bulgaria

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