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

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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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