Category: Disasters

Historical Painting: Allegory of the 1755 Earthquake by João Glama Ströberle.

A massive earthquake some believe to up to the magnitude of 9.0, struck the city of Lisbon during the morning […]

The Great Galveston Hurricane.

The deadliest hurricane in U.S. history struck one of the nations busiest ports, Galveston, in Texas, in the summer of […]

The Forgotten Earthquake of 1966

Earthquakes are a constant reminder to all of us, of the volatility of our planet. Millions of people, especially those […]

The 1910 Great Flood of Paris.

In the last week of January 1910, the Seine River flooded the city of Paris and its surrounding neighborhoods causing […]

The Day We Almost Lost Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ Forever!

On the 15th August, 1943, bombing destroyed the great cloister of the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery, but miraculously spared […]

The Great Fire of Rome

During the night of July 18, 64 AD, a fire had broke out in the merchant area of the city. […]