The Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919

In 1914, the demand for molasses was at an all time high. As a result, Purity Distilling Company installed a holding tank fifty feet tall and ninety feet across at 529 Commercial Street near Keany Square in Boston. On an unseasonably warm day, January 15, 1919, the tank collapsed. The History Guy remembers the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919.

Jul 13, 2020 | 12:24 | Dario Delle Chiaie,

Support The History Guy

If you love history, this is the channel to support! Generous contributions from supporters allow The History Guy team to continue creating the snippets of forgotten history that have been seen by viewers all around the world. You'll be supporting this record of the past that helps to inform our present. Making The History Guy takes time, effort, and equipment. It is history that deserves your help!

Merch

Navy Blue Cadet Cap with Embroidered Logo
$25.99
Premium Tee
$23.99
Premium Long Sleeve Tee
$26.99
Premium Tee
$25.99