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A loose piece of clothing caught on fire, causing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory to burn down
Bangladesh knitwear factory burns down
The fire killed 50 people and hospitalized 100 others
A New Jersey garment factory sets fire
A factory in Newark burns down, killing 25 women
terrorist attack on world trade center
First attack that took more lives than the Triangle fire
A big start in Poverty in America
3/4 Americans in this time period lived in poverty
Work started getting dangerous in America
Over 50,000 people died on the job, making it about 1,000 each week
Francis Perkins becomes secretary of labor
She was the first women to ever be secretary of labor
Shift from old to new immigration began
This shift really changed where immigrants came from
Immigrants from southern and eastern Europe made up 7 out of 10 immigrants coming into U.S.
After the switch from old to new immigrants coming, a lot more immigrants from these places started coming
Malaria became epidemic in Southern Italy
Malaria killed more than history's wars, famines, and natural disasters all combined
Earthquakes shook the region of Sicily
These earthquakes collapsed buildings, burring the inhabitants of them
Mount Vesuvius erupts
The explosions sent red hot stones flying. hundreds die from the eruption
A tsunami goes into the Strait of Messina
An earthquake, miles out in the Mediterranean Sea causes this tsunami
Strikers had an all-out rally in Carnegie Hall
They started this riot because of the abuse of power by police and courts
About twelve million immigrants, mainly from Europe, came to the U.S.
Another nine million immigrants come into the U.S.
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