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School building burns in Brooklyn and six small boys lose their lives

New York City and Brooklyn, 1850s
01/19/1858
Seven hundred children were in attendance at a public school in Brooklyn when a fire breaks out. In the race to evacuate the building down a series of staircases, six small boys were either suffocated or trampled to death. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 366.

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