This week in history. 25, 50, 75, 100 years ago



25 years ago: In the U.S., 28 workers were killed in the crash under construction 16-storey building

April 23, 1987 in Bridgeport (CT) could be one of the biggest disasters in U.S. history occurred at construction sites. The house was formed almost instantaneously. Under slabs killed 28 construction workers. Still do not clarify the circumstances of the accident. The basic version of what happened: negligence and unprofessional staff, violation of construction, the use of cheap and substandard materials in order to save.

50 years ago: Accident Ranger 4 on the Moon

April 26, 1962 U.S. spacecraft Ranger IV after 63 hours. 57 minutes after the launch from Cape Canaveral fell on the invisible side of the Moon.

75 years ago: the bombing of Guernica

April 26, 1937, the German and the Italian air force in three hours bombardment destroyed the town of Guernica — a historical and cultural center of the Basque Country

100 years ago: France begins mass repressions after the suppression of the uprising in Morocco

Rebellion among the inhabitants of the city of Fez broke out a month after entering Morocco a protectorate of France. The victims of the uprising were 15 officers and 40 soldiers of the French army.  

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