Terror on Wall Street.


New York City’s deadliest terror attack before 9/11 took place at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway on September 16, 1920, when a horse-drawn wagon was abandoned by its driver.
A bomb consisting of one hundred pounds of dynamite packed with five hundred pounds of cast-iron slugs violently vomited red-hot shrapnel and destruction in every direction. A number of passers-by were instantly vaporized by the extreme heat and pressure. The blast sent a nearby automobile careening through the air as countless jagged iron fragments ripped through the crowd.

Damn Interesting, where you often find history you’ve never heard, has the story. Warning: gory details. Link

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