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#7 - gernab (07/19/2013) [-]
Halifax Explosion 1917, 2000 dead and 9000 injuries basically our 9/11 it's sad that no one remembers even in Canada and few remember the date of the event. It shows you how quickly people forget such terrible things so quickly, it will make you wonder how long it will take for us to forget or not heed the lessons of the world wars and inevitably repeat them.
User avatar #176 to #7 - namesboo (07/19/2013) [-]
my town is called Halifax.... England not Canada
User avatar #180 to #176 - gernab (07/19/2013) [-]
Yeah, Canada being a part of the comment wealth at the time subsequently causes parts of Canada to be named after the UK its the same thing in the USA, in case you didn't already know heu heu.
User avatar #119 to #7 - dracomancer (07/19/2013) [-]
That's why we have history classes. But though I agree that such a thing is terrible people probably don't remember it because (Please forgive me for saying this) it's not as important in the world. It was just an accident really. People most likely won't forget world wars unless the stupidest of people come into real power and even then somehow manipulate the populace. The Halifax Explosion wasn't a terrorist attack or a declaration of war and things like this of course will be forgotten. I'm sure soon (Historically soon so like 50 years) more present matters like Hurricane Katrina, the Hatian earthquake, and the Japanese Tsunami will be on a level like that.
User avatar #120 to #119 - dracomancer (07/19/2013) [-]
Of course I could be wrong and did a quick check up on Wikipedia to make sure it wasn't like a terrorist attack or some horrible act of war.
User avatar #60 to #7 - whitenerdy ONLINE (07/19/2013) [-]
Depends how quickly Modern Warfare becomes unpopular
User avatar #37 to #7 - mitchellking (07/19/2013) [-]
I remember the comercials about it.
User avatar #38 to #37 - mitchellking (07/19/2013) [-]
commercials*
User avatar #22 to #7 - ronyx (07/19/2013) [-]
Considering that communications back then were still pretty cavemen type I wouldn't be surprised if most people except the ones that saw it or were told by somebody know about it.
User avatar #29 to #22 - gernab (07/19/2013) [-]
I think you underestimate the capabilities of communication back in the day, the disaster was sent out in telegraph within the hour and rescue/recovery was responding around the Maritime quite quickly, it has nothing to do with bad communications rescue trains from around Atlantic Canada and North Eastern United States were sent within the hour judging by how many people responded word most likely spread quickly people just hate things that makes them scare or cringe so they forget it.
#18 to #7 - originialname (07/19/2013) [-]
**originialname rolled a random image posted in comment #3079835 at Friendly ** what happened
**originialname rolled a random image posted in comment #3079835 at Friendly ** what happened
#20 to #18 - originialname (07/19/2013) [-]
i could have just googled it instead of waiting for a reply, im not that bright
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