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)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 366.