Witness the dramatic transformation of Mount St Helens. From its snow-covered summit to its smoldering crater, the prominent volcanic peak was drastically altered by the powerful eruption that took place 33 years ago.
Frank Hayes, a jockey, had a heart attack and died in the middle of a horse race. His horse won the race with his body still on the saddle making him the first and the only jockey to have won a race after death.
Malta’s deadliest tornado ever had occurred in September 1556, taking more than 600 lives.
In 1856 the captain of an American clipper collapsed of illness, leaving his 19-year-old wife to navigate. Mary Patten commanded for 56 days while pregnant, faced down a mutiny, and studied medicine to keep her husband alive.