One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In Connecticut

Sometimes referred to as “the day the clowns cried”, the fire that occured on July 6, 1944 in Hartford at an afternoon performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was one of the worst fire disasters in the United States. The performance was attended by roughly 7,000 people. The Hartford circus fire took at least 168 lives that day and more than 700 people were injured.