A gas explosion in a residential area of Rosario, the third-largest city
in Argentina, occurred on August 6, 2013. It was caused by a large gas
leak; a nearby building collapsed, and others were at high risk of
structural failure. Twenty-two people died, and sixty were injured.
Several organizations helped secure the area, search for survivors and
aid people who lost their homes. The provincial judiciary launched an
investigation into the cause of the explosion, and particularly the role
of Litoral Gas, the natural-gas provider for Rosario. President Cristina
Fernández de Kirchner, who had recently returned from a diplomatic
visit to the United Nations, visited the site of the explosion, and most
of the candidates for the 2013 primary elections suspended their
political campaigns. Pope Francis sent a letter of condolence to the
Archbishop of Rosario that was read during a mass and procession for
Saint Cajetan at Plaza 25 de Mayo, Rosario's civic center.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Rosario_gas_explosion>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Muscovite–Lithuanian Wars: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania
achieved one of the greatest Lithuanian victories against the Tatars in
the Battle of Kletsk.
At Auburn Prison in Auburn, New York, US, William Kemmler
became the first person to be executed in an electric chair.
World War II: The U.S. Army Air Force bomber Enola Gay
(pictured with crew) dropped an atomic bomb named "Little Boy" on
Hiroshima, Japan, killing as many as 140,000 people.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became emir and ruler of Abu
Dhabi, succeeding his brother, Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who
was deposed in a bloodless coup d'état.
Following the death of a Tottenham man by the Metropolitan
Police of London, thousands of mostly young males rioted in several
London boroughs and in cities and towns across England.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (prosody) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short and
one long (e.g., the word velveteen).
2. (prosody) A fragment, phrase or line of poetry or verse using this
meter, e.g., “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but
the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!” (Dr. Seuss,
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957))..
Wikiquote quote of the day:
��す 世界に平和をきずくための This is our cry. This is
our prayer. Peace in the world.
--Children's Peace Monument
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