This day in history March 11, 2019
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Started by metmike - March 11, 2019, 1:03 p.m.

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1888 – The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.

2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

2016 – At least 21 people are killed by flooding and mudslides in and around São Paulo, Brazil, following heavy rain.

By metmike - March 11, 2019, 1:07 p.m.
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Great Blizzard of 1888

The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 (March 11 – March 14, 1888) was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine,[1][2] as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada.[3]   Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches (25 to 147 cm) fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m).  Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week.[3] Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.

Drifts were reported to average 30–40 feet (9.1–12.2 m), over the tops of houses from New York to New England, with reports of drifts covering three-story houses.  The highest drift (52 feet or 16 metres) was recorded in Gravesend, New York.

Great Blizzard of 1888
10 PM March 12 surface analysis of Great Blizzard of 1888.pngSurface analysis of Blizzard on March 12, 1888 at 10 p.m.
TypeExtratropical cyclone
Lowest pressure982 kPa (290 inHg)
Maximum snowfall or ice accretion58 inches (147 cm)
Damage$25 million (1888 dollars; equivalent to $700 million in 2019)
Areas affectedEastern United States, Eastern Canada
By metmike - March 11, 2019, 1:08 p.m.
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By carlberky - March 11, 2019, 1:43 p.m.
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2009Winnenden school shooting: Sixteen are killed and 11 are injured before recent-graduate Tim Kretschmer shoots and kills himself, leading to tightened weapons restrictions in Germany.

Just saying. <G>