Today in History - August 3

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Saturday, Aug 3 2013 by

1873 – The Wigan rail crash was a railway accident which occurred at Wigan North Western station, England, to a northbound excursion train in the very early morning. Thirteen passengers were killed after derailed carriages collided with station buildings.

Wigan rail crash (Google Maps)
Wigan rail crash

1958 – USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine, completes the first submerged transit to the North Pole.

Photograph of the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) (StreetView)
Photograph of the USS Nautilus (SSN-571)