39th year  -  N° 148                 Monday, 27 May 2024         Antwerpen		
In the Garden of Eden
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Friday 19th of September 1902

122 Years Ago There Was no Fire

115 Die in church stampede in Shiloh Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

The church was crowded with approximately 3.000 people to hear Booker T. Washington address the National Convention of Negro Baptists. Someone in the choir yelled "A fight!" Mistaking the word 'fight' for 'fire' the congregation rose en masse and started for the door. Through mere fright many persons fainted and as they fell to the floor were crushed to death.