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"La Domenica del Corriere"_18

20th October 1963 - On 9th October 1963, a big landslip falls onto the hydroelectric pond in Valle del Vajont (Vajont Valley, between Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Northern Italy), the water pours out and sweeps away the little towns in the valley floor. In the tragedy, 1.917 people died.
Cover by Walter Molino.
10th August 1902 - People pray out in the open after an earthquake in Mignano, near Caserta (Campania, Southern Italy).
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
1st October 1905 - Earthquake in Calabria (Southern Italy): a little girl is found still alive after 96 hours. (See next cover).
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
24th September 1905 - Earthquake in Calabria (Southern Italy): people protest for greater help (pane e riparo, bread and shelter).
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
15th April 1906 - On 7th April 1906, Mount Vesuvius (Campania, Southern Italy) ejected the most lava ever flown from an its own eruption. In the tragedy, 216 people died, 117 were injured in serious condition and there were about 34.000 refugees.
Italian authorities were preparing to hold 1908 Summer Olympics in Rome when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Funds were diverted to the reconstruction of the damaged areas, and London was selected as new location for the Olympics.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
14th February 1909 - Cover about the reconstruction after the Messina and Reggio Calabria earthquake.
On 28th December 1908, between 5:20 and 5:21, an earthquake of 7.1 on the moment magnitude scale and a 12-meter tsunami almost completely destroyed the major towns of Messina (Sicily) and Reggio Calabria (Calabria), in Southern Italy, and killed 123.000 people.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
30th January 1910 - In France, passengers on a train are saved from a flood. (See next cover).
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
6th February 1910 - Patients of a hospital in Paris are moved out.
From 21st to 30th January 1910, a very severe period of high water of the Seine produced extensive flooding (known as la grande crue) throughout Paris.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
25th January 1914 - People out in the open at dawn after an earthquake in Livorno (Tuscany, Central Italy).
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
8th March 1931 - From 20th to 24th February 1931, heavy rain produces extensive flooding throughout Palermo (Sicily, Southern Italy). In the tragedy, 10 people died.
Cover by Achille Beltrame.
9th december 1945 - An extremely violent storm hits Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) in the Thyrrenian Sea, north of Sicily (Southern Italy).
From May 1945 to March 1946, La Domenica del Corriere was given the name La Domenica degli Italiani (Sunday of Italians).
Unsigned cover (presumably by Rino Ferrari).
2nd December 1951 - On 14th November 1951, after two weeks of heavy rain, the Po river overflows and produces extensive flooding in the Polesine, in the Province of Rovigo (Veneto, Northern Italy). In the tragedy, 84 people died and there were about 180.000 refugees.
Cover by Walter Molino.
30th June 1957 - On 16th June 1957, a tornado hits the Pavese territory, in the south-west Lombardy (Northern Italy). In the tragedy, 6 people died.
Cover by Walter Molino.
6th July 1958 - A tornado hits Polesine, in the Province of Rovigo (Veneto, Northern Italy).
Back cover by Walter Molino.
10th August 1958 - Five waterspouts off the Brijuni Islands in the Croatian part of the northern Adriatic Sea.
Cover by Rino Ferrari.
20th September 1959 - On 5th September 1959, heavy rain produces extensive flooding in Ancona (Marche, Central Italy). In the tragedy, 10 people died.
Back cover by Walter Molino.
13th December 1959 - On 2nd December 1959, the Barrage de Malpasset (Malpasset Dam, 7 km. north of Fréjus, on the Côte d'Azur) collapses and the resulting flood kills 423 people.
Cover by Walter Molino.
Selected covers of Italian weekly newsmagazine La Domenica del Corriere.

Natural Disasters.

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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La Domenica del Corriere Gallery

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