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In 1814, about 390,000 gallons of beer flooded into London streets during what is now known as the London Beer Flood. 00:09
In 1919, a 25-foot wall of molasses crashed through Boston during what it now known as the Great Molasses Flood. 01:17
During the Great London Death Fog of 1952, an estimated 4,000 people died from pus-filled lungs due to poisonous smog. 04:17