The Boston Molasses Disaster: One of the Strangest Disasters in American History

by Suzy Evans Suzy Evans is a literary agent, attorney, author who holds a Ph.D. in history from UC Berkeley. Her books include Machiavelli for Moms (Simon & Schuster) and Forgotten Crimes: the Holocaust and People with Disabilities. Find Suzy on Twitter @thehistorychef and at suzy@dijsktraagency.com. At 12:40 p.m. on January 15, 1919, in Boston’s industrial North End, a 50-foot-high steel storage…