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Today in History: March 25

Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 12: Fire hoses spray water on the upper floors of the Asch Building (housing the Triangle Shirtwaist Company) on Washington and Greene Streets, during the fire in New York City, March 25, 1911.

1911: The Triangle Shirtwaist fire, N.Y.

146 people, mostly young female immigrants, are killed when fire breaks out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York.

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