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In northern England, a mining disaster kills thirty-seven coal miners.

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06/14/1866

In northern England, a Cheshire coal mine suffered a heavy underground explosion at eight in the morning, two hours after seventy-two miners had begun the morning shift.  Dozens of men and boys were able to ascend to safely, some badly injured, but the death toll was later confirmed at thirty-seven.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 72.

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