Monday, June 21, 2010

June 19

June 19, 1846: A suspected tornado rips the roof off school house no. 9 on Parker St. injuring about 34 of the 100 children in attendance. False rumors initially spread that some of the children may have been killed, however, no fatalities actually occurred. It is reported that the children hid under their desks and benches for protection.

(Note: Date should be adjusted to Friday June19)
Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Brookly Daily Eagle, "Children Killed at Rochester", June 22, 1846, pg 2

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