38th year  -  N° 267                 Sunday, 24 September 2023         Antwerpen		
Through the Night Softly
BirthFactDeath (x)
Friday 19th of September 1902

121 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.