April 18 is the 100th anniverary of the earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906. The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco offers a timeline, news clippings, eyewitness accounts, and more:
The Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire
More information and photos from the U.S. Geological Survey:
The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Further reading: Books About the San Francisco Earthquake
"In order to understand what's going on with Hillary Clinton, it helps to recall a woman who lost her head and therefore her life in 1793: Marie Antoinette," says Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen. (Hillary Rodham Clinton is a United States senator and the wife of former U.S. president Bill Clinton.)
When asked about this article, Senator Clinton observed, "That was an interesting article because, of course, poor old Marie Antoinette lost her head… and some of the reason[s] are that she was accused of things she never did or never said."
You can hear more of Hillary Clinton's comments here. Or, if that link doesn't work, read a summary here.
More about Marie Antoinette's life and death:
Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI, and the French Revolution