The event remains the deadliest natural disaster in the world since 1976.
Higgins was the first woman in history to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the Korean War in 1951.
This unknown killer terrorized the San Francisco gay scene during the 1970s, claiming the lives of up to 14 men.
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37 years ago today, 114 people were killed in a catastrophe that was the deadliest U.S. structural collapse until 9/11.