TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Kickoff -

Dec. 6, 1907

The worst min­ing dis­as­ter in U.S. his­tory oc­curred as 362men and boys died in a coal mine ex­plo­sion in Monon­gah, West Vir­ginia.

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