On This Date in 1964: The Most Powerful Earthquake In U.S. History
It was a shock heard round the world- a roaring, rumbling earthquake that wrought splintering havoc in southern Alaska, set deadly tidal waves raging down the western rim of the continent, and jarred seismograph needles off their tracks on the other side of the world.
Newsweek April 6, 1964
On This Date In 1980, Mount St. Helens Goes Boom
With a blast as powerful as the largest hydrogen bomb ever tested, Washington’s 9,677-foot Mount St. Helens blew its top last week — the first eruption of a volcano in the contiquous United States in more than 60 years and by far the most destructive. At least 18 people died and 88 more were missing in the devastated moonscape of the mountain itself.
Newsweek June 2, 1980