History has always been a favorite subject of mine -- especially the early-to-mid 20th century.
One subject that has fascinated me since I first heard of it is the 1944 Hartford (Connecticut) circus fire (pictured) -- at the time, one of the worst non-military losses of life due to fire in the country's history.
The fire occurred 63 years ago today.
You can read Time magazine's original coverage of the event here.
More information about the fire will be found here.