In Photos: Showing Memorable Events in the History

1906: San Francisco earthquake

Chasms seen in the street after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco, California, U.S., on April 18. Over 80 percent of San Francisco was destroyed in this earthquake and the fires that roared in its aftermath.

Library of Congress

1909: Child labor

A spinner in a cotton mill in Georgia, U.S. American sociologist and photographer Lewis Hine’s picture-driven survey of child labor in the early 20th century gave proof about its negative impacts, helping rally the society against employment of children in industry.

Lewis Hine/Library of Congress

1937: Hindenburg disaster

The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg explodes into flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey, U.S., on May 6.

Charles Hoff/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images

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