Today in History - April 10

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Wednesday, Apr 10 2013 by

1915 – In the first operation of its kind by the British, the Corps of Royal Engineers specialist tunnelling companies laid six mines under Hill 60. These mines (together with other unfinished mines) were filled with around 1,000,000 pounds of explosives. The resulting explosions ripped the heart out of the hill over a period of some 10 seconds. It flung debris almost 300 feet into the air and scattered it for a further 300 yards (270 m) in all directions.

Hill 60 (Google Maps)
Hill 60

2010 – The New Meadowlands Stadium opens.

New Meadowlands Stadium (Birds Eye)
New Meadowlands Stadium