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Posted on 04/22/2013 11:13:07 AM PDT by statestreet
Bells marking the noon hour had just stopped pealing when an ear-shattering explosion ripped the downtown street, filling the air with shards of glass.
Flame and smoke towered 100 feet skyward.
The blast, enclosed within a valley of tall buildings, trapped office workers and threw lunch-crowd pedestrians off of their feet. Its concussion lifted cars from the ground, as blood splattered the sidewalks and surrounding buildings.
The year was 1920, the city was New York, and the guilty terrorist was an anarchist who used a horse-cart bomb to blow up Wall Street, center of the nations commerce and symbol of all that was successful in America.
Thirty-eight people ultimately died; hundreds were wounded.
Historian David Pietrusza says the scene was horrendous. The shrapnel and slaughter make the Boston Marathon events very similar to the 1920 incident, and both were timed for maximum damage the start of lunch time in 1920, just as the marathon attacks were timed for the four-hour mark of the race, he explained.
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Sorry, this keeps getting repeated, but it's nonsense.
I'm pretty sure the crowds were thicker for the leaders.