When did the fire break out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory?

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Dec 11, 2015

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire happened in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York on March 25, 1911.


146 workers died in the Shirtwaist Factory fire, making it one of the deadliest fires in US history. The fire was also significant because it led to changes in factory safety standards legislation. At the time, it was common for owners to lock the doors of factories to keep workers from taking breaks. As a result, when the factory caught fire, many couldn't escape and either died in the fire, or jumped to their deaths.