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Disaster Day

Disasters come in many forms: shipwrecks, terrorist attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, epidemics, floods, famines, fires, and more. Some are natural disasters, while others are man-made. Some are even a combination of the two, where human error or negligence couples with worldly forces. It is unknown why the holiday is held on February 5—perhaps it is because Pompeii experienced an earthquake on the date in 62 CE. On Disaster Day, we remember some of the great disasters of history, in part to stop them from happening again.

How to Observe Disaster Day

Mark the day by learning about some disasters in history. Although some disasters will always happen, by learning about them we will be more equipped to stop them from taking place, and better know how to respond to them when they do occur. The following are some noteworthy disasters in history:


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