Thursday, January 18, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1868 - There are over 1,500,000 old maids in England and Wales.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1644 - January 18 - Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting
"...Massachusetts Bay Colony founder John Winthrop detailed instances of unidentified flying objects in the heavens above seventeenth-century Boston in the first recorded UFO sightings in America.

On March 1, 1639, John Winthrop opened his diary in which he recorded the trials and triumphs of his fellow Puritans as they made a new life in a new land. As the governor of the Massachusetts Bay... Read MORE...

http://www.history.com/news/americas-first-ufo-sighting
January 18, 1644
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Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1833 - Horrid Outrage and Murder
Some time, in December last, a young female named Sarah M. Cornell, was found dead, hanging by the neck by means of a small cord fastened to a stake in a fence enclosing a stock of hay, in Tiverton, Rhode Island. She belonged to Woodstock, Conn. and she had resided in Bristol a short time. The Rev. E. K. Avery, of Bristol, had been arrested on suspicion of being the murderer, and was undergoing... Read MORE...

The North-Carolina Star -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  January 18, 1833
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Richmond, Virginia, USA

1857 January 18, 1857 - A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard.

Snowfall totals of 12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from Virginia northward. Great drifts of snow blocked transportation. Richmond VA was cut off from Washington DC for a week.

WeatherForYou.com
January 18, 1857
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1868  There are over 1,500,000 old maids in England and Wales.

Sad to say, one third of the number cannot hope to marry, as there are note enough men to go round. Of every 100 women in England, 58 are wives, 39 are spinsters, and 3 are widows. The old maids are more numerous in high life than in low.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 18, 1868
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1873  French Count

The French Count that married the belle of Haverhill, Massachusetts, who nursed him through the small-pox, has quite recovered, and will soon be strong enough to wave the napkin, strop the razor and cry "Next."

The Cincinnati Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  January 18, 1873
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

1886 - Many Silver Dollars
It is said that in the small town of Bristol, Rhode Island, for several years before the war a young man named Cole was in the habit of throwing every silver dollar that came into his possession into a cistern at the side of his house. After coin get scarce and at a high premium he took the silver out and found that he had accumulated over $5,000 which he was able to sell at a a large premium. We ... Read MORE...

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Macon Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  January 18, 1886
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Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1886 - A WOMAN ROASTED TO DEATH.
NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 17.- Mrs. John Condon, of Wallingford, was burned to death last night. She was 55 years old and very feeble. Early in the evening her husband went to the village store to buy some provisions. It is supposed Mrs. Condon left her bed to light her pipe, and in some way set fire to the bed clothing. When found by the neighbors she had been roasted to death. The town fire... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 18, 1886
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Stratford, Connecticut, USA

1888 - Train Accident
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Jan. 18. - The Washington express, going east, at 2 o'clock this morning, met with an accident while passing through West Stratford. The axle of one set of drivers broke and the large wheel rolled down an embankment to a pond below, carrying some of the framework of the engine with it. The engine did not leave the track. The east track was blocked until 9 o'clock this morning,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 18, 1888
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Sherbrooke, Qu├ębec, Canada

1889  Two Men Blown to Atoms

By Associated Press. SHERBROOKE, Que., Jan. 18. - Dennis Conture and Joseph Noel were endeavoring to thaw a stick of dynamite this morning at the mines of the Albert copper company at Capeton, when it exploded, blowing them to atoms.

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  January 18, 1889
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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1908 - SCRANTON FACTORY FILLED WITH GIRLS A PREY TO FLAMES. FOUR KILLED AND MANY MEET SERIOUS HURTS
Several Of The Victims Leaped From The Windows.
FEARFUL JAM ON A FIRE ESCAPE.
The Flames Gutted the Interior of the Knitting Mill in Which the Girls Were at Work - Many Rescues By the Firemen.

By Associated Press.

Scranton, January 17 - Four girls were killed, ten seriously injured, and a score or more slightly hurt at a fire in the Imperial Knitting company's mill in Dix court, in the... Read MORE...

Daily Gazette and Bulletin -  Williamsport, Pennsylvania -  January 18, 1908
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Gulfport, Mississippi, USA

1916 - Narrow Escape In Courthouse Fire For Jury Members. Biloxians on Collins Murder Jury Tell of Narrow Escape at Gulf Port This Morning. Judge Gleason Loses Coat At Courthouse.
Is Awakened by Smoke About 12:30 o’clock This Morning, but is Unaware of Danger and Turns Over for Second Nap-Jury Saves Records.

Biloxi, January 18. Members of the jury in the case of Ben Collins, charged with murder, who were locked down in the jury rooms of the courthouse during the fire, consider themselves fortunate in having escaped death in the conflagration that destroyed Harrison... Read MORE...

The Daily Herald -  Gulfport, Mississippi -  January 18, 1916
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Dearborn, Michigan, USA

1944 - 3 STUDENTS ARE KILLED IN BUS ACCIDENT.
Detroit - (AP) - Three high school students were killed and 57 persons were injured, six critically, when an overloaded bus yesterday sideswiped an automobile and crashed into a tree on Ford Road in suburban Dearborn.
The dead:
ROBERT DRAKE, 17, who died at the scene.
BETTY KRAUSE, 17, who died at Eloise hospital.
WILMER FORD, 16, who died at Eloise hospital.
The Dearborn Coach company bus,... Read MORE...

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune -  Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin -  January 18, 1944
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Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

1946 - 16 Persons Die Friday Morning in Plane Crash
CHESHIRE, Conn. - (UP) - An Eastern airlines plane caught fire in flight Friday and crashed in flames in a wooded patch near the state reformatory killing its 13 passengers and crew of three.

The plane was enroute from New York to Boston when the crash occurred. There were no survivors state police reported.

The bodies of three women were found among the victims. An identification disc... Read MORE...

Waukesha Daily Freeman -  Waukesha, Wisconsin -  January 18, 1946
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Rome, New York, USA

1952 - ICE ON WINGS SEEN AS POSSIBLE CAUSE OF FATAL BOMBER CRASH AT ROME FIELD. 2 KILLED, 5 INJURED IN LANDING. AIR FORCE STARTS INVESTIGATION.
Rome, N.Y. - Investigation of yesterday's B-17 plane crash at Mohawk Acres at the northeastern edge of the city is being carried on today by an investigation board composed of officers from Griffiss Air Force Base.

They visited the scene yesterday afternoon and the investigation was being continued today. At the time of the crash it was raining and freezing and it was thought possible ice on... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald Journal -  Syracuse, New York -  January 18, 1952
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1976 - Blast Destroys Aerosol Plant
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - "When I got to the window, there was no wall left. It just blew me right through," said Norman Brule.

Brule was one of at least 27 persons working in the Peterson-Puritan Aerosol spray plant when an explosion ripped through the building Saturday, tossing chunks of cement 20 feet from the one-story building.

Twenty workers were injured, seven critically, authorities... Read MORE...

Idaho State Journal -  Pocatello, Idaho -  January 18, 1976
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1868  Water is sold at fifteen cents a barrel to the housekeepers of Olean, N. Y.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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