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La Soufrière volcano is an active volcano on the island of Saint Vincent in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. Many volcanoes in the Caribbean are named Soufrière. The eruption of 6 May 1902, just hours before the eruption of Mount Pelée on Martinique, killed Continue Reading

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On September 5, 1986, it left Philadelphia, carrying 14,855 tons of tons of ash. The city, desperately short of landfill space, had earlier tried to get rid of the garbage by paying neighboring states to take it. The barge headed for a island in the Continue Reading

On March 27, 1977, two Boeing 747 passenger jets, operating KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736, collided on the runway at Tenerife North Airport in Tenerife. Resulting in 583 fatalities. The collision occurred when the KLM airliner initiated its takeoff run while the Continue Reading

In 1815, the British government selected Saint Helena as the place of detention for Napoleon Bonaparte. He was taken to the island in October 1815. Britain also took the precaution of sending a garrison of soldiers, to uninhabited Ascension Island, which lay between St. Helena Continue Reading

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