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Explosion - Historical Events
Date Event
1178-06-18

Five monks at Canterbury report explosion on moon (only known observation)

1654-10-12

The Delft Explosion (gunpowder) devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100.

1862-09-17

American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.

1871-10-08

Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin

1883-08-29

Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion

1891-01-27

Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania

1892-01-07

Mine explosion kills 100 in Krebs, Oklahoma; blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns

1892-06-04

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

1902-01-27

5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)

1904-01-25

179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania

1906-03-10

Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France

1907-12-19

239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania

1907-12-20

Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91

1908-11-28

154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa

1910-10-01

Explosion at LA Times kills 21

1910-12-21

Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies

1912-12-23

In Delhi, India, terrorist agitation continues as British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion

1913-09-22

Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico

1913-10-14

Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives.

1913-10-22

Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers

1916-07-25

Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks

1917-04-10

Munition factory explosion at Eddystone PA, kills 133 workers

1918-05-18

TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, kills 200

1920-09-16

Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30

1921-09-21

Oppau explosion, a storage silo at a BASF fertilizer producing plant explods in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed.

1923-02-08

Coal mine explosion at Dawson, New Mexico kills 120

1924-03-08

Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah

1931-02-08

Gas explosion Fire in Fushun-coal mine, Manchuria kills 3,000

1931-09-18

To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese.

1932-02-27

Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead)

1932-11-12

24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion

1934-09-22

An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.

1936-10-13

Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium

1937-03-18

Gas explosion in school in New London Texas: 294 die

1937-03-19

Astronomer Fritz Zwicky publishes his research on stellar explosion in which he coins the term "supernova" and hypothesizes that they were the origin of cosmic rays

1941-09-24

Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev

1942-03-26

Explosion of 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton, Pa, kills 21

1942-04-26

Coal mine explosion kills 1,549 at Honkeiko Manchuria

1946-07-01

US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)

1946-07-25

US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)

1947-02-20

Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA

1947-03-25

Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill, claims 111

1947-04-16

Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx

1947-05-25

Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111

1951-02-01

1st telecast of atomic explosion

1951-11-01

First atomic explosion witnessed by troops, New Mexico

1951-11-29

1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat, Nevada

1952-04-22

1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada

1952-05-01

US Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada

1952-10-01

Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)

1953-01-13

Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14

1953-05-19

Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George, Utah)

1956-08-08

Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium

1957-05-15

1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)

1957-09-19

1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada

1962-02-07

Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298

1963-11-09

450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)

1964-12-13

In El Paso, Tx, LBJ & Mexican Pres Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border

1965-03-01

Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)

1965-05-28

Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400

1965-06-01

coal mine explosion in Fukuoka Japan kills 236

1968-04-06

In Richmond, Indiana's downtown district, a double explosion kills 41 and injures 150.

1969-01-14

An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.

1970-03-26

500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945

1970-06-26

Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army

1970-09-04

An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast

1970-10-13

A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

1971-07-06

A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

1971-09-23

2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion

1971-11-22

A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh

1971-12-30

A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.

1972-03-09

Four members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion at a house in Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast

1972-04-07

Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast

1972-06-06

Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie, Rhodesia)

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

1972-10-10

3 members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion in a house in Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast

1972-11-26

Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O'Connell Bridge House in Dublin

1972-11-28

2 members of the IRA are killed in a premature bomb explosion in the Bogside area of Derry

1973-06-26

On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.

1974-08-06

Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash

1975-06-22

The Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian tries to stop the UVF volunteers, and is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion enough to let the train pass safely)

1975-12-27

Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)

1977-02-10

Bomb explosion in Moscow metro

1977-02-25

Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons

1980-01-17

Dunmurry train explosion: a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb prematurely detonates on a passenger train near Belfast, killing three and injuring five (including the bombers)

1980-02-23

Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-mil-gallon spill

1980-09-19

Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)

1982-01-20

7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky

1982-11-11

Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters near Tyre; kills 60

1986-09-14

Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed

1990-04-17

Gas explosion on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die

1992-08-31

Dynamite explosion in Philipines mine; 500 die

1993-05-13

Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50

1994-07-14

Gas explosion at old age home in Milan, 27 killed

1994-07-19

Bomb explosion in Alas Airlines at Colon Panama, 21 killed

1994-08-02

Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed

1994-11-02

Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed

1995-04-28

Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die

1996-11-21

A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.

2000-03-27

Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.

2000-05-17

In the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade.

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.

2003-12-23

PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai, Chongqing, China, killing at least 234.

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.

2004-12-27

Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet.

2005-03-23

A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.

2005-06-01

The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.

2007-09-29

Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall was demolished in a controlled explosion.

2007-10-19

Bomb explosion rocks Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, the Philippines killing 11, injuring more than 100 people.

2007-11-13

An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.

2010-04-20

Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico.

2010-07-02

Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people

2012-06-14

An explosion at an Indian steel plant kills 11 people and severely injures 16

2012-07-18

14 people are killed after a bomb explosion at Pakistan's Orakzai Agency

2013-01-31

36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico

2013-02-11

18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia

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

2013-05-25

17 children are killed by a gas cylinder explosion on a school bus in Gujrat, Pakistan

2013-08-06

18 people are killed and 55 are wounded by a car bomb explosion in Damascus, Syria

2013-08-08

14 people are killed by a bomb explosion in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

2013-08-15

20 people are killed and 200 are injured in an explosion in Beirut

2014-01-13

14 people are killed and 7 are injured after an explosion in an illegal gambling hall in Kaili City, China

2014-03-12

8 people are killed, 70 are injured, & 2 buildings are leveled by a gas explosion in East Harlem, New York

2014-05-13

238 miners are killed by an underground explosion and mine fire in Soma Mine, Turkey

2015-12-06

One dead, 29 missing in Azerbaijan oil explosion

2015-12-13

Explosion at bus stop kills 12 people in Pakistan

2015-12-23

At least 30 injured in explosion in Cardenas, Mexico

2016-01-21

Explosion in Egypt kills at least 6, including police officers

2016-02-04

TNT caused explosion on Somali airliner

2016-02-28

Russian mine disaster death toll hits 36 after explosion during failed rescue effort

2016-03-13

Explosion in Turkish Capital Kills at Least 27, Officials Say

2016-03-28

Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park

2016-09-03

SpaceX assessing launch pad damage after explosion at Cape Canaveral

2016-09-18

New York City shaken by 'intentional' explosion, 29 injured

2016-12-21

Explosion at Fireworks Market in Mexico Kills at Least 27

2017-05-31

Explosion in diplomatic area of Kabul kills 9, wounds dozens

2018-03-02

Large explosion in Afghan capital kills young girl, wounds 6

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Explosion - Birthdays
Date Event
1878-06-29

Umberto Paradisi, The Explosion of Fort B 2

1884-08-21

Walter Brugman, Explosion

1908-08-20

Kingsley Davis, sociologist/demographer, coined (population explosion)

1912-03-15

Erazm Karamyan, Explosion After Midnight

1918-12-14

Radu Beligan, The Poseidon Explosion

1937-04-06

Phil Regan, Steroids for the Home Run Explosion

1937-9-26

Charles H. Batten, Puerto Rico Gas Explosion

1942-10-01

Herb Fame, Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion

1949-07-26

David Vincent, Steroids for the Home Run Explosion

1950-01-09

Alan Mendelsohn, City of Ruins: The Halifax Explosion

1956-03-30

Charlie Weis, A Fighting Chance/Explosion at Texas City/Big Man on Campus

1957-08-18

Randy Kuhl, Explosion

1963-06-04

Harriet Rowe, Explosion

1972-01-24

Johnny Diaz Reyes, Lipgloss Explosion!

1973-11-09

Filberto Ascencio, Lipgloss Explosion!

1978-10-08

Matt Grant, Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion

1978-9-28

Damon E. Breland, The Rock-afire Explosion

1980-01-16

Brett Whitcomb, The Rock-afire Explosion

1980-05-01

Jay Reatard, New Garage Explosion: In Love with These Times

1984-10-27

Brady Quinn, A Fighting Chance/Explosion at Texas City/Big Man on Campus

1991-02-23

Milla Yul, Love Explosion 2

1991-11-13

Becky Hartung, Neapolitan Explosion

Explosion - Deaths
Date Event
1654-10-12

Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, painter, is injured in the Delft Explosion and later dies of his injuries

1844-02-28

Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1844-02-28

Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton

1933-06-21

Umberto Paradisi, The Explosion of Fort B 2

1944-07-20

Korten, chef gen of Germany Luftwaffe, dies in bomb explosion

1967-09-13

Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20), dies in explosion at 38

1985-06-15

Erazm Karamyan, Explosion After Midnight

2009-10-24

Charles H. Batten, Puerto Rico Gas Explosion

2010-01-13

Jay Reatard, New Garage Explosion: In Love with These Times

2011-12-16

Johnny Diaz Reyes, Lipgloss Explosion!


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