More than 2,000 Britons die in a massive snowstorm, and Google maps the ocean floor.
Fri, Feb 01 2013 at 6:00 AM
Feb. 1, 1953: One of the worst winter storms in Britain's history
claims hundreds of lives, mostly along the North Sea coastline. A ferry sinks in the Irish Sea, claiming 130 lives. Lasting several days, the storm killed more than 2,000 in the U.K. and the Netherlands.
Feb. 1, 2009:
Google Earth establishes Google Ocean
(at right), the first comprehensive effort to map and visualize the entire ocean floor.
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