June 15, 1904 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

120 years ago on June 15th, 1904

PS General Slocum catches fire and sinks in the East River

The ship went down at North Brother Island, killing 1,021 and standing as the city's deadliest disaster until the September 11th attacks.


More events from June 15th in New York History

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Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 96°F in 1994
Record Low: 48°F in 1933

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