Christmas Eve, 1913 (Wednesday)

BORN TODAY: in Buffalo, New York – Adolf Reinhardt, abstract painter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_Reinhardt

Disasters and accidents: In Calumet, Michigan – seventy three men, women and (59) children are crushed to death in the “Italian Hall disaster” (also known as the “1913 Massacre”) when someone falsely shouts “fire” at a Christmas party.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Hall_disaster

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