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On this day: March 13

POSTED: 03:42 PM PST Mar 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 12, 2014 

Uncle Sam makes his print debut, Susan B. Anthony dies, the NHL crowns its first champion, Cher's career resurgence breaks a record, and gold prices top $1,000 for the first time, all on this day.

OTD March 13 - St Francis Dam
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Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

1928: The St. Francis Dam, located about 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles, bursts around midnight, killing up to 600 people. The dam's collapse is considered to be one of the worst American civil engineering failures of the 20th century and remains the second-greatest loss of life in California's history, after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and fire.

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