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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1853 - AWFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. FOURTEEN LIVES LOST. THIRTY OR FORTY SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Disagreeable necessity obliges us to shock the sensibilities of our readers, by the recital of another horrible calamity from a collision of Railway trains.

At 8 o'clock, yesterday morning, a collision occurred on the Providence and Worcester Railroad, which caused the death of fourteen persons, and seriously injured about forty more. The collision occurred between the regular up train and the ... Read MORE...

The Ohio Organ -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  August 19, 1853
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Andover, Massachusetts, USA

1857 - Watched People Search for Her
The Andover Mass. Advertiser tells a story of a woman belonging to that town, who had a falling out with her husband, and threatened to drown herself in the 'great pond.' Her husband was not at first alarmed, but at length she disappeared; soon her bonnet and shawl were discovered at the water's edge, the alarm spread throughout the neighborhood; diligent search was initiated. Several persons... Read MORE...

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New-Hampshire Patriot -  New Hampshire -  August 19, 1857
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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

1865 - EXTENSIVE FIRE. The Spirit of Fire After Connecticut Buttons - Heavy Loss.
NEW-HAVEN, Friday, Aug. 18.
The large button factory of MALTBY, MORTON & Co., in Waterbury, Conn., was totally destroyed by fire this morning at 3 o'clock.

The building was entirely of wood, three stories high, and it burned like a cinder. The loss is $80,000. Insured $40,000.

The fire was probably the work of an incendiary.
A large number of hands are thrown out of employment.
The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 19, 1865
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro)

1886 - THE BRIDGE GAVE WAY. A FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT NEAR BRATTLEBOROUGH, VT.
BRATTLEBOROUGH, Vt., Aug. 18. - An accident occurred on the narrow gauge railroad here to-night, in which the engineer of a train and one passenger were killed and seven other passengers were seriously injured. The scene of the accident was one mile from the village, at the mouth of West River, where a bridge, constructed of wood and iron, 200 feet long, spanned the stream 60 feet above the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 19, 1886
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1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

"CHICAGO (UPI) - In these days of deadlines and taxes and other headaches, offer a cheer for Felix Hoffmann, one of the world's great painkillers.

Hoffmann solved a problem and narrowed the odds in mankind's fight with misery He developed our most popular drug - acetylsalicylic acid, better known as aspirin.

By whatever name, its annual worldwide... Read MORE...

Simpson's Leader-Times -  Kittanning, Pennsylvania -  August 19, 1971
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Davenport, Iowa, USA

1897  EXPLOSION IN A SIRUP REFINERY. Causes a Fire and Loss of Life.

Davenport, Iowa - August 19 - An explosion of dust knocked out two walls of the elevator of the Davenport Sirup Refinery to day. John RAPP and John RAHN, two men in the cupola, were forced to jump sixty feet and were badly injured. Wm. WOLF, a farmer, was fatally crushed, and his seven year old daughter was killed. Frank STEVENS was also injured. The building took fire and was destroyed.

Madison Courier -  Madison, Indiana -  August 19, 1897
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA

1907 - WRECK AT ATHOL.
Engine and Five Freight Cars Derailed - Wreck Crew Has Ten Hours Task Clearing Up.

The Boston & Maine wreck train was called out from this city early Sunday morning and the crew were given a 10 hours' task in clearing up a bad freight wreck which had occurred in the freight yards at Athol half an hour after midnight, in which a large freight locomotive tipped over and slid down a small... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  August 19, 1907
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1914 - Married 52 Years - Mr. and Mrs. George W. Salisbury will observe anniversary tomorrow
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Salisbury, who reside at No. 1 ½ Lewis Street are congratulating themselves that if they live until tomorrow they have reached the fifty-second anniversary of their marriage. Although for the first three years of their married life they did not see each other and were thus forced to dispense with what is commonly known as the honeymoon, Mr. Salisbury says that they have... Read MORE...

The Auburn Citizen -  Auburn, New York -  Wednesday August 19, 1914
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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

1929 - SIX LOSE THEIR LIVES IN BLAZE. SEVERAL OTHERS INJURED WHEN FIRE DESTROYS ROOMING HOUSE AT LITTLE ROCK.
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 19 - (AP) - Six persons were burned to death and several others injured or burned in a fire in a rooming house here today.

Explosion of a gas cooking stove started the fire which trapped the victims in their upstairs rooms. The house was a fourteen room frame structure and the blaze spread rapidly through it.

The dead are:
SAMUEL J. ARCHER, 17.
HIRAM EVANS.
MARTIN ... Read MORE...

Centralia Daily Journal -  Centralia, Washington -  August 19, 1929
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Plymouth, Wisconsin, USA

1930 - Kick By A Dead Horse Puts Man In The Hospital
Plymouth. - Paradoxical as it may seem, Walter Brickner was confined to the hospital here today as the result of being kicked by a dead horse.
Brickner, an employe of the Edward W. Bohnsack company at their rendering plant outside the city limits, was watching two workmen remove the carcas of a horse. One of the hind legs swing around suddenly, hitting him in the head and rendering him... Read MORE...

The Sheboygan Press -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  August 19, 1930
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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

1955  Hurricane Diane

...Connecticut Hit. And in Connecticut, Gov. ABRAHAM RIBICOFF ordered units of the National Guard to Torrington where the Naugatuck River and its tributaries were swollen. Flash floods developed in the Connecticut River Valley from Montague City southward...

Chester Times -  Pennsylvania -  August 19, 1955
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Oswego, New York, USA

1957 - GAS BLAST IN TUNNEL FATAL TO 4.
Oswego, N.Y. (AP) - An explosion tore through a tunnel cut in rock 100 feet below Lake Ontario and killed three construction workers yesterday. The blast turned the 6,250-foot tunnel into a gas-filled death trap that claimed another worker's life today.

The fourth man was overcome as he worked with a crew trying to bring out the bodies of the three blast victims early this morning.
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Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  August 19, 1957
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1895  August 19 - American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.

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1934  August 19 - The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.

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