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Fire Kills 145 People

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burning down.

On this day in 1911, the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire started and killed 145 workers that were locked inside. This tragedy led to a series of laws and regulations put in place to prevent such a tragedy in the future.

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Michael Passarelli
Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
Michael Passarelli is 18 years old and a senior at Colonia High School. He is involved with numerous clubs at the school including Marching Band, Jazz Band, and was involved with the Directors Showcase for the theatre program during the fall semester. In the band he plays bass guitar and trumpet and during the 2014 season of Marching Band he was in percussion, and in the 2015 season he played bass guitar for the pit. Passarelli plans to eventually start a career in law enforcement although he has already acquired many skills and is very interested in possibly pursuing a career in construction. He plans to major in Business Management in college.

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