On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1881: Spelman College founded.
 
On this Day in History in 1965: 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 & injuring 5,000.
 
On this Day in History in 1775: The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
 
On this Day in History in 1940: Andrew Ponzi set a world’s record in a New York pocket billiards tournament when he ran 127 balls straight.

On this Day in History

On this Day in History: Mother Nature kicked some major ass.
 
On this Day in History in 1138: Aleppo Earthquake, later source claims 230,000 killed.
 
On this Day in History in 1634: Burchardi flood – “the second Grote Mandrenke” kills about 15,000 in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
 
On this Day in History in 1737: Earthquake kills 300,000 and destroys half of Calcutta India.
 
On this Day in History in 1871: Great Chicago Fire is finally extinguished after 3 days, 300 killed.
 
On this Day in History in 1960: Hurricane ravages East-Pakistan (6,000 die).