October 17, 1814

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1814 a rupture of a brewery tank in London, England released 140,000 gallons of beer in the parish of St. Giles and injured hundreds and drowned nine people. The people of St. Giles mourned for six weeks; the loss of the beer, not the nine deaths. In 1814 people were a cheap commodity, so even the loss of bad beer of that magnitude and volume was a heart-breaking calamity.

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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