FYI June 22, 2021

On This Day

1918 – The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
The Hammond Circus Train Wreck occurred on June 22, 1918, during the last months of World War I and was one of the worst train wrecks in US history. Eighty-six people were reported to have died and another 127 were injured when a locomotive engineer fell asleep and ran his train into the rear of another near Hammond, Indiana. The circus train held 400 performers and roustabouts of the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus.



Born On This Day

1921 – Barbara Vucanovich, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
Barbara Farrell Vucanovich (June 22, 1921 – June 10, 2013) was an American Republican politician who was the first Latina elected to the United States House of Representatives, in which she served representing Nevada from 1983 to 1997.




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