Then and now.
The earthquake struck at 5:12 AM, April 18, 1906.
Mr. Peabody suggests you get up early today and be nice to Archbishop Cordileone.
I would like to add that April 18 is the feast of Bl. Marie of the Incarnation, OCD - AKA Barbe Acarie, Madame Acarie. She was the foundress of the French Carmel. Short biography here.
It's also the anniversary of my leaving the Discalced Carmelite novitiate way back when ... which is why I always remember Bl. Marie of the Incarnation. Pray for me Blessed Marie!