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    Default Hartford Circus tent Fire

    On this date, July 6th, 1944, 169 people died in a fire that broke out in the main circus tent at the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut.
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    And I might not have been here if it wasnt such a hot day. My mother was supposed to go, but it was so hot out, her parents decided to skip it.

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    makes you think about the little decisions, doesnt it?
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    For those looking for more background...

    http://www.wwuh.org/circusource.htm

    WWUH will once again present a special program commemorating the 61st anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire Tragedy. This 90-minute documentary, includes an interview with Don Massey, who co-wrote the book "A Matter of Degree: The Hartford Circus Fire and the Mystery of Little Miss 1565", as well as survivors talking about their memories of that day. Originally broadcast in 2004, this documentary has been revised to include nearly a half hour of archival radio broadcasts from 1944 courtesy WTIC Radio and Infinity Broadcasting.

    AIR DATE: Tuesday July 5, 2005 at 12:00pm

    ENCORE PRESENTATIONS:
    Wednesday July 6, 2005 - 8:00pm
    Wednesday July 13, 2005 - 12:00pm

    For information on the Hartford Circus Fire Memorial,
    which is to be officially dedicated July 6, 2005 at the Barbour Street site of the fire in Hartford, CT, please visit the Hartford Circus Fire Memorial Foundation web site.

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    http://www.tcr.org/tcr/essays/Web_Hartford.pdf

    http://www.historybuff.com/library/reffire.html

    http://www.tommcmahon.net/2004/07/hartford_circus.html

    http://shakti.trincoll.edu/~bmertens/DonMain.html

    http://www.wfsb.com/Global/story.asp?S=2001430
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    i know this thread is old but it helps alot Thanks.

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