October 17, 1814

On October 17, 1814, the unthinkable happened in the London parish of St. Giles. A brewery tank ruptured and flooded the parish with 140,000 gallons of beer. Hundreds were injured and nine people drowned. The drowned included three Irishmen and five Americans. Authorities believed the Irishmen and Americans might have survived if they hadn’t kept jumping back into the flood after being pulled out. Repeatedly.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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