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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Monday Marks Anniversary Of 2 Devastating New York City Fires

Monday marks a somber anniversary of two of the deadliest and most devastating fires in New York City history, which happened 79 years apart.

03/25/2013

Commemoration Of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire March 20, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Annual Commemoration Of Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Held In Greenwich Village

An FDNY bell tolled 146 times as each of the victims’ names were read aloud. The March 25, 1911 factory fire led to better working conditions in factories throughout the city and the development of fire codes.

03/20/2013

A member of the FDNY rings the bell to honor victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire on its centennial, March 25, 2011. (credit: Marla Diamond)

New York Remembers Tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

A rally in Greenwich Village on the centennial commemoration of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire soon became a rally for organized labor.

03/25/2011