Today in History: June 9th

1979:  A fire destroys and amusement ride in Sydney Australia, killing six children and one adult. Inadequate fire-fighting measures and low staffing meant the fire destroyed the ride.

1972:  A flash flood in Rapid City, South Dakota, kills more than 200 people after 15 inches of rain to come down in only six hours. Damages reached $160 million. As a result, it was decided that the floodplain should no longer be used as a residential area. It is now a golf course and a park with several ponds.

1968: Canada’s political party leaders – Pierre Trudeau, Robert Stanfield, Tommy Douglas and Réal Caouette – hold the first policy debate on television.

Today in History: June 9th was originally seen on Allan Bonner Communications Management Blog

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