277. Demigods are known for getting involved in human politics and wars like the World War 2, the Red Scare, Alice Roosevelt. Magicians are usually known to appear at sights of great disaster like the San Francisco Earthquake, the Titanic, or Bubonic Plague. Einharjar are usually very busy in the other 8 realms that they only appear in battle, like fire giants disguised by forest fires or protests in Chicago.
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Fires after the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906
April 18, 2017 … 111th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Wikipedia: The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on April 18 with an estimated moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of XI (Extreme).
Severe shaking was felt from Eureka on the North Coast to the Salinas Valley, an agricultural region to the south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devastating fires soon broke out in the city and lasted for several
days. As a result, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of the city of San Francisco was destroyed. The events are remembered as one of the worst and deadliest natural disasters in the history of the United States. The death toll remains the greatest loss of life from a natural
disaster in California’s history and high in the lists of American urban
okay i just finished this book the other day and i absolutely loved it it’s honestly the right amount of cute and seriousness in a historical setting and i don’t often like historical fiction books
more reasons to read!!:
chinese love interest!!!!! but not a romance!!!!
set in 1906 in san francisco (ofc with the great earthquake)
anyway mercy wong or wong mei-si is growing up chinese in a very anti-immigrant world
she has “bossy cheeks” (high cheekbones) which a lot of people don’t like in a woman but she actually likes them and sees them as another reason why she should rise in social status
all mercy wants to do is go to st. clare’s school for girls (ofc a school for only rich white girls) so she can get educated and later own a business so she can be wealthy and get out of the poverty of chinatown
((mostly bc she wants a better life for her little brother whose lungs aren’t fully formed so he doesn’t have to spend his life working in a laundromat))
she gets in with a little bribery and persuasion
but then she has to deal with the girls there
also she has to pretend to be a chinese heiress when in reality she doesn’t really know the traditions there
and then the earthquake hits
so mercy takes charge of the remaining girls and help the other people who were affected by the earthquake
time for quotes!!:
“it is like the moon. we can see it differently by climbing a mountain, but we cannot outrun it.”
“Their deaths might leave a hole in our hearts as deep as the ocean, but
it is only because we are as deep as the ocean, and our capacity to
love is as high as the sky. The earthquake took much from us. But there
is much we can take from it as well”
“even if I did climb to the top of that mountain one day, people will never stop seeing my color first, before me.”
anyway you should read this book bc it has a strong female as a main character who’s also really in touch with her chinese culture and also a love interest who doesn’t think he deserves her AND it’s primarily not a love story!!! it’s primarily mercy working hard for she wants and getting it i love her so much tbh she’s probably one of my fave characters now please just go read outrun the moon by stacey lee!!!!
The Winchester Mystery House: the history of one of America’s strangest and most haunted houses
The story of the Winchester House began in September 1839 with the birth of a baby girl to Leonard and Sarah Pardee of New Haven, Connecticut. The baby’s name was also Sarah and as she reached maturity, she became the belle of the city. She was well-received at all social events, thanks to her musical skills, her fluency in various foreign languages and her sparkling charm. Her beauty was also well-known by the young men about town, despite her diminutive size. Although she was petite and stood only four feet, ten inches, she made up for this in personality and loveliness.
At the same time that Sarah was growing up, a young man was also maturing in another prominent New Haven family. The young man’s name was William Wirt Winchester and he was the son of Oliver Winchester, a shirt manufacturer and businessman. In 1857, he took over the assets of a firm which made the Volcanic Repeater, a rifle that used a lever mechanism to load bullets into the breech.
Obviously, this type of gun was a vast improvement over the muzzle-loading rifles of recent times, but Winchester still saw room for advance. In 1860, the company developed the Henry Rifle, which had a tubular magazine located under the barrel. Because it was easy to reload and could fire rapidly, the Henry was said to average one shot every three seconds. It became the first true repeating rifle and a favorite among the Northern troops at the outbreak of the Civil War.
Region of origin: San Francisco, California, United States
The whintosser was a ferocious beast renowned for its stability and ability to survive. Their prism-shaped bodies, multiple sets of legs and swiveling heads makes sure it’s always upright in any conditions (it is alleged the creature appeared in the spring of 1906, coinciding with the Great San Francisco Earthquake). No amount of beating, shooting or other traditional hunting methods seem to fell the beast, only increasing its fury. The only known way to kill one was forcing it into an active flume pipe, with all three sets of feet touching a hot surface and would tear itself apart trying to escape.
On this day 105 years ago, a devastating earthquake with the magnitude of 7.9 hits San Francisco shortly after 5:00 in the morning. It ruptured along the San Andreas Fault both northward and southward for a total of 296 miles. Shaking was felt from Oregon to Los Angeles, and inland as far as central Nevada. The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States. Coincidentally, today San Francisco began to rumble with a 3.8 earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. No casualties were reported and everything went fine in the latter earthquake.
110 years ago next week, on April 18, 1906, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake centered near the city of San Francisco struck at 5:15 AM. The intense shaking toppled hundreds of buildings, but the resulting out-of-control fires were even more destructive. Broken water mains and limited firefighting capabilities allowed city-wide fires to burn for several days. Nearly 500 city blocks were leveled, with more than 25,000 buildings destroyed. At the time, the city was home to more than 400,000 residents—after the disaster, 250,000 were left homeless. The exact death toll is undetermined, but most estimates place the number of deaths caused by the earthquake and fire at more than 3,000.