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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 … Continue reading

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