Today in History - August 9

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Friday, Aug 9 2013 by

1894 – The Rock Island railroad wreck occurred when a locomotive carrying two passenger cars was sabotaged. The train was purposely derailed from a 40-foot trestle which today passes above the Jamaica North Trail at Wilderness Park in Lincoln, Nebraska. To date, the sabotage is one of the largest instances of mass murder in the state of Nebraska.

1894 Rock Island railroad wreck (Google Maps)
1894 Rock Island railroad wreck

1945 – An atomic bomb is detonated over Nagasaki]/b] killing between 60,000 and 80,000.

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (StreetView)
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum