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"La Domenica del Corriere"_17

26th August 1956 - On 8th August 1956, in Marcinelle (now a section of Charleroi, Wallonie, Belgium) a fire in the coal mine Bois du Cazier kills 262 of the 275 people working there. Among them: 136 Italians, 96 Belgians, 8 Poles, 6 Greeks, 5 Germans, 3 Hungarians, 3 Algerians, 2 Frenchmen, 1 Englishman, 1 Dutchman, 1 Russian, 1 Ukrainian.
Cover by Rino Ferrari.
2nd February 1902 - In Most (German name: Brรผx, รšstรญ nad Labem, Czech Republic) an engineer dies while opening the way for workers to come out of a flooded mine.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
27th July 1902 - On 14th July 1902, the Campanile (bell tower) of Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice collapses. No people died or were injured. It was decided to rebuild the tower exactly as it was. The work started on 25th April 1903 and lasted until 6th March 1912. The new Campanile was inaugurated on 25th april 1912 for the Saint Mark's feast day.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
28th November 1909 - In Illinois, Italian miners are saved just before they died suffocated.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
14th October 1945 - After the war, the dramatic problem of unexploded mines.
From May 1945 to March 1946, La Domenica del Corriere was given the name La Domenica degli Italiani (The Sunday of Italians).
Cover by Rino Ferrari.
30th December 1945 - After the war, the dramatic problem of unsafe buildings: two men die in Genoa.
Back cover by Rino Ferrari.
19th June 1949 - A hostess survives an airplane crash near Portorico and saves a passenger. In the crash, 28 of the 75 people aboard survived.
Cover by Walter Molino.
16th May 1954 - In Ribolla, near Grosseto (Tuscany, Central Italy), a damp leak causes the collapse of a series of galleries. In the tragedy, 42 people died.
Cover by Walter Molino.
2nd December 1956 - In Polesine Parmense, near Parma (Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy), a worker on a trellis feels sick, unfastens his safety belts and tries to goes down, but he faints and falls down. His co-worker, at about ten meters lower, grabs him. The two men were saved by collegues.
Cover by Walter Molino.
23th June 1957 - In Rome Trade Fair, a big elephant-shaped air ballon explodes while it is inflating by workers with hydrogen. The workers and many spectators were hit by flames: 16 people were hospitalized.
Cover by Walter Molino.
26th January 1958 - In Bogliacco, near Genoa, a young housemaid dies while trying to save her employers' dog that was swept away by a wave.
Cover by Rino Ferrari.
16th Febraury 1958 - On her way from Spinone to Monasterolo, her hometown near Bergamo (Lombardy, Northern Italy), a lady falls in the frozen lake that she was crossing. People in the surroundings hardly turned out to save her.
Back cover by Walter Molino.
23rd November 1958 - In the North Pole, the ice pack surrounding an U.S. station breaks and twenty people (scientists and aviators) drift away. They were saved after four days.
Back cover by Walter Molino.
12th September 1959 - Serious disaster in Santos (Brasil).
Back cover by Walter Molino.
5th April 1959 - An Oxford student, who was exploring the Poole's Cavern (or Poole's Hole) in Buxton (Derbyshire, England), falls down a 330-meter deep chasm. The young man died after 48 hours: rescuers (including an 18-year old girl, in the picture) didn't turn out to save him.
Cover by Walter Molino.
25th October 1959 - On 11th October 1959, in the course of a feast in San Nicola da Crissa, a little town near Vibo Valentia (Calabria, Southern Italy) a firecracker explodes among people. In the tragedy, 6 people died and 140 were injured, some of them in serious condition.
Cover by Walter Molino.
8th November 1959 - Tragic fall of a tightrope walker.
Back cover by Walter Molino.
27th December 1959 - On 13th December 1959, in Dortmund (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany), a gas explosion destroy two buildings. In the tragedy, 26 people died.
Back cover by Walter Molino.
31st July 1960 - In Santuario di Graglia, near Vercelli (Piedmont, Northern Italy), the military telephone line was hit by a lighting, while an Italian Army captain was calling in the course of military exercises. The captain fainted and was hospitalized in a serious condition.
Cover by Walter Molino.
29th October 1961 - In Milan, an old man dies while trying to save his dog fallen in the Naviglio (the system of navigable city canals). A man tried to save him.
Cover by Walter Molino.
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Selected covers of Italian weekly newsmagazine La Domenica del Corriere.


La Domenica del Corriere (The Sunday of Corriere) was a weekly newsmagazine whose first issue was published on 8th January 1899. Its name was after the eminent Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera (The courier of the evening). La Domenica del Corriere was the most popular newsmagazine from its beginning to the 1960s.
Above: cover of the first issue, by Achille Beltrame, about a dramatic snow storm in Montenegro.

Achille Beltrame

Walter Molino
Italian graphics and painters Achille Beltrame (until the 1930s) and Walter Molino (from the late 1940s to 1968) were the most popular authors of covers for La Domenica del Corriere.

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