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Old 02-08-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Yeah, but I don't live in San Antonio.
I know; I was just making a funny.

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Oklahoma City
The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building. April 19, 1995
Don't forget that big-ass tornado a few years later.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Cleveland: 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire. Single handedly pushed the environmental movement to the forefront, spurring the passage of the clean air and water act, but also becoming infamous and making our city synonymous with industrial filth. Something which continues today and is an undeserved stereotype.

Also, 1995: Cleveland opens the Rock and Roll hall of Fame, which it beat out cities such as New York, Memphis, and Cincinnati, to have.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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^ I also did mine on Rock and Roll History:

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Something very unique:

CLEVELAND:

1952 - Alan Freed, Cleveland radio deejay, coins the term "Rock n' Roll." First rock n' roll concert, The Moondog Coronation Ball, is held in Cleveland.
Did you know there were other river fires all across the East Coast before and after the Cleveland river fire?
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:55 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Dayton: 1913 Flood.

Flood Pix
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I know; I was just making a funny.



Don't forget that big-ass tornado a few years later.
No one in OKC forgets the tornado's here, and the really big one I believe you are referring to was May 3, 1999, and it killed somewhere around 40+ people. I may be incorrect, but I believe that was the biggest tornado ever recorded, or something like that. I didn't even live in this state when either of these events occurred, but I remember when they both happened. However, I believe if you asked the people here what was the single most significant event in our city history, most people would tell you it was the federal building bombing. It had a deep and lasting effect on everyone here. OKC is a very different place than it was in 1995.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The significant event is the city itself. Between 1942 and 1949, the entire city existed in secret. At one time during that period, 75,000 people lived here and no one knew about it. It did not exist on any map.

"It was a city that required special badges to be worn by all inhabitants, even children. 840 buses brought people to work here and took them home. The city operated twenty-four hours a day. The plants operated day and night. Thousands of rail cars brought materials in and all left empty."

Secret City The Movie
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Overall I would say the Chicago Fire, but in the past century I don't know what it would be.
I would have gone with the St Valentine's Day massacre. When I hear "Chicago" Al Capone is the first thing I think of.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I would say that ours here in Minneapolis/St Paul would be a series of reported UFO sightings and alien abductions that began right before the millenium. These reports were generally dismissed by the authorities and quashed by the media. Soon after a mostly unknown suburban, cross-dressing mayor named Jesse Ventura suddenly won the govenorship and burst onto the national political scene before falling in to disfavor largely because of the un-nerving tendency of his gargantuan head to bob up and down whenever he spoke.

A new series of sightings and abductions occured about ten years later and lo and behold, we now have three, including a "florist" and an obscure comedian (all with giant heads), political neophytes suddenly bursting onto the national stage all at once.

Coincidence? I think not.

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Old 02-10-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I would say that ours here in Minneapolis/St Paul would be a series of reported UFO sightings and alien abductions that began right before the millenium. These reports were generally dismissed by the authorities and quashed by the media. Soon after a mostly unknown suburban, cross-dressing mayor named Jesse Ventura suddenly won the govenorship and burst onto the national political scene before falling in to disfavor largely because of the un-nerving tendency of his gargantuan head to bob up and down whenever he spoke.

A new series of sightings and abductions occured about ten years later and lo and behold, we now have three, including a "florist" and an obscure comedian (all with giant heads), political neophytes suddenly bursting onto the national stage all at once.

Coincidence? I think not.
That comedian guy sure talks loud, also. Maybe is trying to communicate with his home planet?

I'd say that new bridge that I'm looking at out my window was kinda important, too.
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