105th Anniversary of the Great 1906 Earthquake

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    Today is the 105th Anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake.

    And surprisingly, there are still three survivors alive today!

    Dozens gathered early Monday morning to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Great 1906 Earthquake.

    There are only three known survivors left of the devastating quake and ensuing fire that killed thousands. And only one of them — Bill DelMonte, who was just a few months old at the time — was able to make this year's ceremony.


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    Last remaining survivor of 1906 San Francisco earthquake passes...

    Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies
    2 Sept.`15 — Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said.
     
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    2011? WTF?
     

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