Today is the 96th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, which occurred on December 6, 1917, when the Norwegian supply ship, the SS Imo, collided with the fully loaded French munitions ship, the SS Mont-Blanc, in Halifax Harbour. The result was the largest man-made explosion the world had seen. There were 1,600 lives lost and 9,000 casualties. Every building within a 16 mile radius was either destroyed or badly damaged.
Today we remember all the lives lost that day and all those whose lives were forever changed because of this tragedy.