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San Francisco Earthquake And Fire April 18 1906
On this day in History, The Great San Francisco Earthquake on Apr 18, 1906. Learn more about what happened today on History.
The massive earthquake that shook San Francisco to its core in the early hours of April 18, 1906, ignited a howling blaze that threatened total destruction of the city.
On April 18, 1906, an earthquake and subsequent fires devastated San Francisco, California, leaving more than 3,000 people dead and destroying more than 28,000 buildings.
The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California on April 18. "When San Francisco Burned" by Douglas L. Gist ...
Map of northern California depicting the intensity of shaking caused by the earthquake of April 18, 1906. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. San Francisco had experienced earthquakes in 1864, 1898, and 1900 but nothing like the 1906 event.
The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 ranks as one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. Rare photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE DAMAGE. Death Destruction Have Been the Fate of San Francisco “Call=Chronicle=Examiner” April 19, 1906, Front Page Headline
Earthquake refugee cottages, or "shacks" were built by the Department of Lands and Buildings of the Relief Corporation to house refugees from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
San Francisco, April 18 -- Earthquake and fire to-day have put nearly half of San Francisco in ruins. About 500 persons have been killed, a thousand injured, and the property loss will exceed $200,000,000.
San Francisco (initials SF; / ˌ s æ n f r ə n ˈ s ɪ s k oʊ, f r æ n-/, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'; Spanish: [san franˈsisko]), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.