On this day: July 6

POSTED: 03:10 PM PDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 05, 2012 

America names it currency, a political party holds its first convention, and a first lady, media mogul, rocker, screen scream queen and religious leader are all born, all on this day.

OTD July 6 - Lac-Mégantic derailment
2 / 45
Sûreté du Québec/Wikimedia Commons

2013: A 73-car oil train derails in the town ofLac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, and explodes into flames, killing at least 47 people and destroying more than 30 buildings in the town's central area.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

Most Popular

Advertisement