November 3, 1974 – Hotel fire ends in disaster in South Korea

November 3, 1974 – Hotel fire ends in disaster in South Korea

On this day in 1974, a fire rages out of control in a hotel in South Korea, killing 88 people, most of whom were enjoying a late-night party in a club on the hotel’s top floor.

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November 3, 1844 – Thackeray completes Barry Lyndon

November 3, 1844 – Thackeray completes Barry Lyndon

On this day in 1844, William Makepeace Thackeray completes The Luck of Barry Lyndon: A Romance of the Last Century, which is published in Fraser’s Magazine.

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