Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
Monday marks a somber anniversary of two of the deadliest and most devastating fires in New York City history, which happened 79 years apart.
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.
A rally in Greenwich Village on the centennial commemoration of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire soon became a rally for organized labor.