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early December 2020

early December 2020

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The number of Covid-19 cases counted in the world exceeds 60 million. The real ones (uncounted) probably hit the billion according to the WHO. The number of deaths counted surpasses one and a half million, but the real number is probably much higher. Europe is finishing the passage

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

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Japan also declares a state of emergency for Covid-19. The state has made an important allocation to support Japan’s economy: 108 trillion yen equal to nearly 1000 billion dollars. A real bazooka, whatever it takes, also aimed at stemming a blow to the Japanese economy: the postponement

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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Covid-19: over 3.9 billion people are in lockdown, over half of the world population, in 90 countries and territories. The number of cases in the world reaches one million. The United Nations considers this to be the greatest world crisis since the Second World War.

March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020

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Covid-19: over 3.38 billion people in the world are subjected to some form of restriction in 78 countries and territories in an attempt to counter the spread of the coronavirus. This is about 43% of the total world population. Most – at least 2.45 billion people in

24 March 2020

24 March 2020

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Washington DC. Covid-19: agreement reached in the United States on the 2000 billion USDi plan to revive the economy. The Republican majority in the US Senate has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Democrats and the White House on the “historic” plan (called “bazooka”

March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020

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The cases of deaths from COVID-19 in Italy exceed those in China. 3405 in Italy, while in China since December 3242 people have died from COVID-19. In Italy, the deaths are increasing at the rate of 500 people a day, the total number of infected people are

March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

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United States. The Federal Reserve is committed to buying up to USD 1000 billion of “commercial papers” (bills of exchange) or debt securities with guarantees up to 270 days, to stabilize the markets in response to the financial storm following Covid-19.

March 8, 2020

March 8, 2020

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Italy. Prime Minister Conte takes quarantine measures for the Coronavirus emergency with mobility restrictions for all of Lombardy, part of Veneto, Piedmont, and Emilia Romagna.

February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

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Italy. First Italian positive for CoVid-19 or Coronavirus, without ever having been to China. It is the beginning of the epidemic case also in Italy, first among the countries of Western Europe. In a few weeks there will be several thousand positive Italians.

January 2020

January 2020

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Wuhan, China. A new strain of coronavirus (2019-nCoV virus, while the disease is COVID-19) spreads in Wuhan. Within a few days the victims increase exponentially, and the entire region, of 56 million people, is isolated by the Chinese authorities. The virus is immune to existing vaccines, and is

October 2014

October 2014

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The Ebola epidemic has already killed 4,000 people and 9,000 infected people, almost all of them in West Africa, but some cases are present in the United States and Europe.

March 2014

March 2014

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In West Africa, the worst Ebola epidemic ever seen is unleashed, since the virus was discovered in 1976. In 4 months ago, over a thousand deaths and it spreads to other continents.

May 3, 2013

May 3, 2013

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Modena. A tornado and a strong hailstorm with hailstones, even as big as fists, cause damage and injuries in the province of Modena and Mantua.

29 May 2012

29 May 2012

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Emilia. 9:00 am. A second earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 Richter at a depth of only 7 or 8 km, is unleashed in the lower Modena area, capturing people at work. Several industrial buildings collapse. The deaths in two weeks of the aftershocks are 17, and 350 injured. Damage

20 May 2012

20 May 2012

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Finale Emilia, Lower Modena. The Clock Tower collapses in half. The photo of the broken clock in the middle of the tower becomes the symbol of the earthquake. The tower will collapse a few hours later, in the afternoon.

20 May 2012

20 May 2012

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Emilia. 4:04 am. An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 Richter at a depth of only 6.3 km below Finale Emilia shakes the Modena and Ferrara lowlands. There are 7 confirmed deaths, about 50 injured, 5,000 displaced persons and considerable damage to the cultural heritage due to the many collapses

April, 2011

April, 2011

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United States. 337 victims of a series of more than 130 tornadoes (some of a mile in diameter) facing the south of the country. 246 dead in Alabama alone.

11 March 2011

11 March 2011

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6:46 am Italian time: North East Japan: earthquake of 9.0 Richter scale and tsunami, causing about 20,000 deaths up to the Tokyo region. The terrible tsunami that follows the earthquake causes even greater damage throughout the area. 10 nuclear power plants shut down automatically. The outer concrete cover

April 21, 2010

April 21, 2010

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A British Petroleum oil rig (new name: Beyond Petroleum) burns and then sinks in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil that will continue to flow out of the field for weeks will produce an environmental disaster of enormous proportions. Incredibly, scientific analyzes conducted after six months in

April 14, 2010

April 14, 2010

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The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced ˈɛɪjaˌfjatlaˌjœːkʏtl̥) volcano in southern Iceland causes a huge cloud of ash that causes most European airports to close for days

12 January 2010

12 January 2010

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7.0 Richter scale earthquake not far from Port-au-Prince in Haiti: the victims will be over 200,000, over 300,000 homeless; International solidarity coordinated by the American military starts a few hours after the tragedy

12 May 2008

12 May 2008

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In the province of Sichuan, in central China, an earthquake with a degree of 7.9 on the Richter scale struck; the dead are over 60,000, the homeless millions

early May 2008

early May 2008

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The Nargis monsoon rages on Myanmar (Burma) causing perhaps over 100 000 deaths, the regime initially denies the tragedy and then hinders the arrival of relief, finally tries to take credit for the few relief efforts that have reached the population

December 26, 2004

December 26, 2004

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A violent 9.0 Richter scale earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra triggers Tsunamis traveling at 800Km / h, upon arrival on the coasts the wave slows down and rises for 10 meters, it is a catastrophe in the whole area: Indonesia (200,000 dead), SriLanka

Spring 2003

Spring 2003

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An epidemic of atypical pneumonia (SARS) spreads around the world from Southeast China; in the first months of the contagion, the Chinese authorities try to hide and then reduce the news

August 1998

August 1998

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YangTse overflows into China; the flood directly affects 300 million people, floods a territory almost twice the size of Italy and destroys 10% of annual crops

July 1993

July 1993

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Mississippi breaks its banks near St. Louis: it is the worst flood in the history of the USA; an event of these proportions occurs every 500 years (the flow of the river has increased several hundred times compared to the average)

June 15, 1991

June 15, 1991

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Eruption of the Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines: it is the largest of the century. Clark’s US base had just been preemptively evacuated (marking the end of the American presence in the Philippines)

1991

1991

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A hurricane in the Indian Ocean causes a tidal wave, killing 350,000 people in Bangladesh

June 23, 1988

June 23, 1988

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Climatologist James Hansen testifies in the US Senate and declares that he is certain that global warming is taking place and that there is a contribution from man

November 13, 1985

November 13, 1985

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The Nevado del Ruiz volcano explodes in Colombia: 23,000 dead. The eruption of Nevado del Ruiz occurred after sixty-nine years of dormancy. It catches neighboring towns unprepared, although the Colombian government received warnings to evacuate the area from multiple volcanology organizations when volcanic activity was detected