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Mark's Almanac for December 29, 2020

A wood engraving depicting the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster of 1876. The artist is not known.
A wood engraving depicting the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster of 1876. The artist is not known.

It was on this date in 1848 that gas lights were first installed in the White House. And it was on this date in 1876 that the event known as the Ashtabula Horror train disaster occurred in Ashtabula, Ohio.

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