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In Philadelphia, a sizable explosion levels a fireworks factory and kills four workers

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01/25/1865
A large explosion in the western environs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania destroyed a fireworks factory, levelling the building and killing four people.  Included amongst the dead was a former Union soldier named Philip Flyhouse, who had survived combat and had recently been discharged on account of battle wounds. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 821.

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