November 22, 1950 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

70 years ago on November 22nd, 1950

Two LIRR trains collide near Kew Gardens, Queens, killing 78 and injuring 363

It became the worst accident in LIRR history. The cause was determined to have been one train's engineer missing a 'go slow' signal.


References:

🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 72°F in 1931
Record Low: 13°F in 1880


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