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Item # 690515

November 29, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 29, 1942

* Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire (1st report)
* Worst nightclub disaster in U.S. history
* Early rpt. as 492 would be the total dead


The top of the  front page has a two column headline: "300 KILLED BY FIRE, SMOKE AND PANIC IN BOSTON RESORT" with subheads that include: "Dead Clog Exits" "Terror Piles Up Victims as Flames Suddenly Engulf Night Club" and more. 1st report coverage continues inside with 2 photos.
Nice to have in this venerable newspaper title. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II.
Complete 1st section only with all 68 pages, some staining near the right edge, generally good.

Category: The 20th Century