When Boston was hit by a bizarre deadly wave of molasses, 1919

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On January 15th, 1919, in what was probably the most bizarre disaster in United States’ history, a storage tank burst on Boston’s waterfront releasing two million gallons of molasses in a 15 ft-high, 160 ft-wide wave that raced through the city’s north end at 35mph destroying everything it touched. The wave killed young Pasquale Iantosca, […]

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