Today in History - August 7

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Wednesday, Aug 7 2013 by

1904 – The Eden train wreck occurred when the No. 11 Missouri Pacific Flyer from Denver, Colorado to St Louis, Missouri crossed the Dry Creek arroyo bridge near Eden Station. As the engine crossed the bridge, a flash flood wave passed over the trestle shearing off the front half of the train and dragging 97 people to their deaths with 14 missing.

Eden train wreck (Google Maps)
Eden train wreck

2006 – Gene Simmons Family Jewels, an American reality television series, premiered on A&E.

Gene Simmons Family Jewels (StreetView)
Gene Simmons Family Jewels