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Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior during a gale storm on November 10th 1975. All 29 members of the crew perished. Here’s a Google Maps view of the exact location where Edmund Fitzgerald sank.

On July 25th, 2000 an Air France Concorde flight en-route to New York from Paris, France crashed outside Paris killing all passengers on board and 4 on the ground. (more at wikipedia) Google Maps View of the crash site.

On July 20th 1969 Apollo 11 landed on the Moon making Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin the first humans to land on the Moon. (more at wikipedia) Here’s Google Maps view of Moon with landing sites of Apollo 11 and other Apollo missions marked.

Apollo 11 the 1st manned mission to moon was launched on this day in 1969 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida (Launch Pad LC 39A). (Google Maps View of the Launch Location). More at Wikipedia. Here’s video of the launch:

New York City Blackout of 1977 lasted for almost 25 hours. It started at 8.37PM on July 13 and it was not until 10.39PM on July 14th that the entire New York City had the power restored. The Blackout was caused by couple of lightening strikes (more at wikipedia)

Promontory Summit, Utah (Google Maps View) is the location where United States First Transcontinental Rail Road was completed. This event occured on this day (May 10th) in 1869

Chernobyl disaster – the world’s worst accident ever in the history of nuclear power, occured today April 26th, 1986. (more at wikipedia) Google Maps View of Chernobyl accident location: Related: Some incredible pictures (found in the comments for this post)

On this day (March 28th, 1979) a partial core meltdown occurred in the Nuclear Power Plant located at Three Mile Island, PA (more details at Wikipedia). Here’s a 3d view in Google Earth of Three Mile Island (via Google Earth Blog) Google Maps View of Three Mile Island, PA

On this day (March 28th, 1862) the Confederate States Army’s invasion of New Mexico territory was halted by the Union Forces in the “Battle of Glorieta Pass” (more at Wikipedia) Google Maps View of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico Google Earth View of Glorieta Pass, New Mexico

On March 27th, 1977, 2 Boeing 747 airliners (Pan AM flight 736 and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Flight 4805) collied at Los Rodeos Airport located at Tenerife, Canary Islands , Spain (Google Maps View). This accident claimed 583 lives which is one of the highest number of fatalities in aviation history. (Source: Wikipedia)