Legendary disasters – The Titanic starts off on her first and last voyage, leaving Queenstown, now Cobh, Ireland, on April 10, 1912.
Legendary disasters – Survivors of the Titanic catastrophe arrive in Liverpool, England, in May 1912. Third Officer William Pitman, in the cap, stands on the right.
Legendary disasters – The tugboat Kenosha rescues survivors from the hull of the overturned Eastland steamer in Chicago, Illinois, on July 24, 1915. About 840 people died.
Legendary disasters – People stand in the rubble of collapsed buildings at the corner of Mason and Ellis streets on January 1, 1906, after the Great San Francisco Earthquake and fire.
Legendary disasters – A refugee from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake prepares a meal over a makeshift stove at the Army-run Golden Gate Park relief camp. In the background, soldiers and other refugees stand near tents set up for living quarters. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless after the earthquake and subsequent fires.
Legendary disasters – A woman cooks a meal in the street after the San Francisco earthquake on January 1, 1906.
cox chicago fire – This is a view of the corner of State and Madison streets after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871.
Legendary disasters – Stephen Cox believes 9/11 is the only catastrophe with enough stories of courage, resilience, and tragedy to live on in memory like that of the Titanic. Here, the "Tribute in Light" memorial illuminates the sky with ghosts of the World Trade Center's twin towers on the 10th anniversary of the terror attacks.