Earthquakes devastate Peru and Quetta, and a flood wipes out summer homes in Pennsylvania.
Fri, May 31, 2013 at 6:00 AM
May 31, 1889:
A poorly maintained dam on a lake bordered by affluent summer homes gives way in heavy rains
. Fourteen miles downstream, a wall of water slams into Johnstown, Pa. The Johnstown Flood kills an estimated 2,200 people.
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