This Day in History: The Great San Francisco Earthquake

This Day in History:, The Great San Francisco Earthquake. April 18, 1906. At 5:13 a.m., an earthquake struck offshore of San Fransisco, a city with a population of 400,000 at the time. The quake was felt from southern Oregon to Los Angeles, and ruptured 296 miles of the San Andreas fault. Destroying San Francisco's water mains, the