Ammunition dump explodes in Cuba, killing dozens and destroying a large area of Havana
A large military magazine exploded in the Cuban capital city of Havana causing heavy loss of life and significant damage to the city's sugar factories and its gas-works. Twenty-eight were killed and 105 injured. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 384.