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Apr
18
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1906
The Great San Francisco Earthquake topples buildings, killing hundreds
At 5:13 a.m., an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California, killing hundreds of people as it topples numerous buildings. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275 miles long, and shock waves could be felt from ... read more »