Friday, February 23, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1896 - February 23 - SHOT BY EMPLOYER. Sensational Affair at Office of Sutton Woolen Mills.

Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

1802 - Fatal Accident
As Mr. William Burlingham, of Smithfield, State of Rhodeisland, was attempting to pass from one hay mow to another, across a temporary loft in the barn, formed with loose rails, by a fatal incident he fell through upon the threshing floor, and fractured his skull in so shocking a manner it put an immediate period to his existence. He was a very promising young man, and a highly useful member of... Read MORE...

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Vermont Journal -  Vermont -  February 23, 1802
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1835  Fall River vs. Tiverton

A new survey of the line between the town of Fall River, in this State, and Tiverton, in Rhode Island, places the boundary line much further south than it has heretofore been supposed to be; so far, at least, as to include the whole of the village at Fall River in this State.

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New Bedford Gazette -  New Bedford, Massachusetts -  February 23, 1835
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Pownal, Vermont, USA

1835 - FRIGHTFUL DISASTER.
A shocking catastrophe occurred lately on the banks of the Hoosic River, in the town of Pownal, Vermont. A party of six persons, consisting of a gentleman and his wife and two children, a young lady about 18, sister of the married lady, and a young gentleman, a lawyer, from Enfield, Conn., while travelling in a two horse pleasure wagon, were precipitated from a precipice 50 feet high into the... Read MORE...

Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  February 23, 1835
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Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre) (Sainte-Hélène)

1839 - Murder in Canada
The body of a Mr. Tasche, the seigneur of Kamouraska, was found a little below Quebec, with a bullet hole through the head, on the 3d inst. It seems that he received his death wound at the hands of a Dr. Holmes, of Sorel, with whom his wife had been engaged in maintaining a guilty connexion [sic]. Dr. Holmes fled to Burlington, Vt., where he stated that he had killed Tasche in a duel, which he... Read MORE...

Sun -  Maryland -  February 23, 1839
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Middlebury, Vermont, USA

1852  Fire at Middlebury, Vt.

MIDDLEBURY, Saturday, Feb. 21. - This morning, a fire broke out in the building occupied by James M. Slade & Co., dry goods dealers, and in the upper stories by Barber & Bushnell and Lindsay & Beckwith, lawyers, and also by the Register of Deeds and Probate. The stock of Messrs. Slade, and the books and papers of the other tenants, were all destroyed. Loss not known. Building insured for $3,500.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 23, 1852
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Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

1879  100 Pet Cats

Miss Mary Jane Wadleigh, of Sutton, Massachusetts, has one hundred pet cats, and when one of them dies she has it buried in its grave marked by a neat monument.

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  February 23, 1879
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1881 - Killed By A Boiler Explosion. Disaster In A Louisville Soap Factory-One Man Fatally Hurt And One Seriously.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22.-A terrific boiler explosion-the third fatal one here this year-occurred to-day. Henry Myer, an old German, has been conducting a soap factory in the eastern part of Louisville for many years. Mr. Myer’s only assistants were his four sons. This morning about 7 o’clock Mr. Myer and his sons went to work as usual, intending to boil up some soap. William, the second son, who ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 23, 1881
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Topeka, Kansas, USA

1889 - BIG BLAZE AT TOPEKA. Property Worth About $275,000 Destroyed - Small Firms at Other Points.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 22. - Special Telegram - This city was this morning, visited by the most destructive fire in its history. The George W. Crane Publishing House, the largest printing establishment west of St. Louis, was totally destroyed, the aggregate loss exceeding a quarter of a million. the fire was discovered by the engineer at 5:30 o'clock, and before the fire department arrived the... Read MORE...

The Daily Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  February 23, 1889
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Ithaca, New York, USA

1889  Walking Race

Joe Snyder, aged eighty years, and Henry Baker, aged seventy-six years, walked a four-mile race at Ithaca, N.Y., on the 19th. Snyder won, making the distance in 43 1/2 minutes.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 23, 1889
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Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1896 - A Midnight Fire at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon, N.Y., Feb. 22.-A fire occurred this morning before daylight in the row of one-story wooden buildings fronting on Depot Place, which caused damage amounting to $3,000. It is supposed the fire was of incendiary origin. Max Jacobs of 80 Chrystie Street, New-York City, was arrested and held for a hearing Monday. Jacobs was arrested soon after the fire was discovered, while on his way to ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 23, 1896
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1896 - February 23 - SHOT BY EMPLOYER. Sensational Affair at Office of Sutton Woolen Mills. ALBERT BAKER THE VICTIM.
Revolver Used by Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., the Mill Manager.

Interviews With All Parties to the Fracas - Mr. Aldrich Surrenders to Police and Placed Under Bonds.

Albert Baker, an employee at the Sutton woolen mills, in Woodbury Village, was shot, Saturday afternoon, by Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., the manager of the mill. Five shots were fired from the revolver, of which only one took effect.... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  February 23, 1896
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Bronx, New York, USA

1907 - ELECTRIC TRAIN WRECK. Twenty Killed and Over Fifty Injured in New York City.
New York. - Sixteen passengers were killed outright, four others had died of their injuries in the wreck of the White Plains & Brewster express on the Harlem division of the New York Central & Hudson River railroad near Woodlawn road in the Bronx borough of Greater New York Saturday night.

A sheet of electric flame that signaled the disaster enveloped the rear car and for a moment threatened... Read MORE...

Summit County Journal -  Colorado -  February 23, 1907
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Milford, Connecticut, USA

1916 - PROBE BEGUN IN MILFORD WRECK NINE DEAD, OVER FIFTY PERSONS INJURED. LOCAL RUNS INTO EXPRESS.
Flagman Meets Death While Waving Signal to Stop Oncoming Train - Ill Fated Engineer, Rounding Curve at Fast Clip, Fails to See Sign.

New Haven, Conn., Feb. 23 - An investigation to ascertain the cause of the train wreck near Milford, in which nine persons were killed and scores injured, was begun by the Connecticut public utilities commission.

MR. ELWELL said that he was confident of... Read MORE...

Potsdam Herald Recorder -  Potsdam, New York -  February 23, 1916
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Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

1921 - EIGHT DEAD; 25 HURT IN CAR CRASH. TROLLEYS MEET HEAD ON NEAR HIGHBRIDGE, CONN.
EXPLOSION AND FIRE FROM GASOLINE ADDS TO CASUALTY LIST -- 5-GALLON CAN CARRIED IN FRONT VESTIBULE OF CAR -- FOUR OF VICTIMS CHILDREN.

Shelton, Conn., Feb. 22. - Eight persons were burned to death and 25 injured this afternoon when two trolley cars collided head-on on the Bridgeport - Shelton line near High Bridge, in the southern part of this town.

The Dead:
MILTON CHERITREE of Shelton,... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Maine -  February 23, 1921
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1861  February 23 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C. after an assassination attempt in Baltimore, Maryland.

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1878  The latest innovation in deep-sea dredging is submarine plowing, which is now being carried on successfully in Belfast Harbor, Me.
A large Michigan plow is used, and is drawn by steam power on shore, the direction being given by a man in diver's armor.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1884  Some genius is manufacturing a new gun, at Norwalk, Conn., which is 28 feet long. It is loaded with compressed air, and is expected to throw a ball three miles.
If a fellow within a half mile of it should happen to get in front of one of the balls, he'd feel awfully bored.
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1889  A fire on the 19th destroyed the Greenwich Hotel, which had for some eighty years been one of the landmarks of the village of Greenwich, Mass.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1936 February 23, 1936 - A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives.

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1945  February 23 - Battle of Iwo Jima: A group of United States Marines reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.

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