This Day in Binghamton History: Disaster Drill


JULY 12 – Today’s fact in Binghamton History comes from 1953.

Today in 1953, the Triple Cities prepares for Atomic Destruction.

This means that mock fires, bombs and alarming radio reports are sent out to the public.

Hundreds of people evacuate from high rise buildings, and pedestrians on the street scramble to try and find shelter.

Jets circle overhead.

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