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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

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 the economy of Japan: 108 trillion yen equal to almost 1 trillion dollars. A real bazooka, whatever it takes, also aimed at stemming a blow to the

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

24-mar-20

24-mar-20

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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

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

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.

10-mar-20

10-mar-20

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Italy. The quarantine measures (called by Prime Minister Conte “I stay at home”) are extended to the whole national territory.

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 the whole 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.

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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

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26-ott-16

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Two earthquakes of 5.5 and 6.1 on the Richter scale afflict the same region of Amatrice that was hit in August. This time there are no victims.

24-ago-16

24-ago-16

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Amatrice, central Italy. A 6.0 degree earthquake on the Richter Scale rages in the night. Many buildings collapse, and 295 are dead.

11-set-15

11-set-15

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Mecca. During a sandstorm, a giant crane falls on the Great Mosque, the ceiling of which partially collapses. There are 107 dead and 238 injured.

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ott-14

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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.

mar-14

mar-14

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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.

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19-gen-14

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Modena. The Secchia river breaks the right bank at the Ponte dell’Uccellino and floods the Modena lowlands for tens of square kilometers with up to 2m of water, mud and debris.

29-mag-12

29-mag-12

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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, catching people at work. Several industrial buildings collapse. The dead in two weeks of the aftershocks are

20-mag-12

20-mag-12

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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-mag-12

20-mag-12

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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 lower Modena and Ferrara areas. There are 7 confirmed deaths, about 50 injured, 5,000 displaced persons and considerable damage to the cultural heritage due

apr-11

apr-11

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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-mar-11

11-mar-11

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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 following the earthquake causes even greater damage throughout the area. 10 nuclear power plants shut down automatically. The outer

April 21, 2010

April 21, 2010

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

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 be closed for days

12-gen-10

12-gen-10

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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; a few hours after the tragedy, international solidarity coordinated by the American military starts

12-mag-08

12-mag-08

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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 coast 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 atypical pneumonia epidemic (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

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ott-00

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Flood in Val D’Aosta, Piedmont and Liguria and the Po reaches higher levels than the flood of 1951, without overflowing

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ago-98

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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

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lug-93

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The 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)

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

12-ago-86

12-ago-86

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A huge cloud of carbon dioxide (CO2) is released from Lake Nyos in Cameroon, 1700 people die; the cloud is 500m thick and travels at 20-50Km / h

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