If I tried, I couldn't make up a headline as awesome as this one! Pretty eye-catching, eh?! This is from the London Historian's Blog, but the gist of it is:
October 17, 1814
Gimongous beer vat
Poorly constructed gimongous beer vat
Tidal wave of beer
Read the whole story at the London Historian's Blog, but here's the October 19, 1814 Times report of the “Dreadful Accident”:
The bursting of the brew-house walls, and the fall of heavy timber, materially contributed to aggravate the mischief. The crowd collected from the time of the accident to a late hour was immense. It presented many distressing scenes of children and other inquiring for and lamenting their parents, relatives, and friends.