Deadly explosions kill seventy-six miners at a coal mine in northern England
In the afternoon two explosions swept through the Burradon Colliery near Newcastle in north-eastern England. Between 110 and 120 men worked in the mine and of these 76 men and pit-boys lost their lives immediately or from the effects of the gases or "choke-damp" released in the explosion. (By John Osborne)
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 25-26.