On this day in 1867, John D. Rockefeller missed his morning train. While his luggage managed to be taken aboard, a string of unanticipated delays prevented the usually punctual Rockefeller from boarding in time. Later that afternoon, near Angola New York, two passenger cars derailed, caught fire, and burned forty-nine occupants to death. The incident, afterwards known as the Angola Horror, was one of the most deadly rail tragedies in United States history.