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Photos: On this Day – July 6, 1944 – The Hartford circus fire

Posted Jul 06, 2012

By vwilliams

The Hartford circus fire, which occurred on July 6, 1944, in Hartford, Connecticut, was one of the worst fire disasters in the history of the United States. The fire occurred during an afternoon performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that was attended by approximately 7,000 people. An estimated 167-169 people died and over 700 were injured.(Wikipedia)

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