Wednesday, November 28, 2007

On this day in history...

People walking on Piedmont Street in downtown Boston may not realize it, but 65
years ago today it was the scene of a terrible tragedy.
The Cocoanut Grove
burst into flames.
492 people died in the fire. The incident led communities to adopt model fire safety codes and be prepared for disaster. Many tragic incidents of this sort have occurred since. Let's hope we can prevent many from happening in the future.

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