Sunday, September 17, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - September 17

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

1879 - Burning of a Distillery Near Milwaukee
AT MILWAUKEE.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 16.- Rindskopt's distillery and the surrounding sheds were destroyed by fire this morning. The distillery is situated two miles south of the city limits, and has been idle for some time, but was being fitted up for resumption of business. Owing to the scarcity of water the firemen were unable to render any assistance. The building cost $60,000; present value, ... Read MORE...

The Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  September 17, 1879
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Port Arthur, Texas, USA

1897 - TERRIBLE TORNADO. THE GULF COAST SUFFERS. The New Town of Port Arthur Nearly Wiped Out of Existence Sabine Pass Also Suffers.
Port Arthur, Tex., Sept. 13 - A tornado, terrible in its intensity, struck this city at an early hour last evening. Six people are known to have been killed, while many others were injured. Buildings were blown down and great damage was wrought by the cyclone.

The dead:
FRANK ALBRIGHT, Kansas City, employed by electric light company.
FRITZ MICHAEL, laborer, residence unknown.
GEORGE... Read MORE...

New Castle News -  Colorado -  September 17, 1897
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Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

1901 - TORNADO IN CONNECTICUT
Path Swept Through Huntington Village - One Man Fatally Hurt.

Special to The New York Times.

ANSONIA, Conn. Sept. 16. - A tornado that swept in a fifty-foot patch through the farming community of Huntington last evening tore the three-story house of John Frawley from its foundations and turned it completely over. Mr. and Mrs. Frawley, who were at tea, were caught in a mass of debris and Mr. ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 17, 1901
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

1910  ACCIDENT AT CIRCUS - Two Sells-Floto Performers Badly Injured at Tulsa.

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 17. - Mrs. Arthur Nelson of the Nelson family of acrobats and John Carroll, driver in a chariot race, were both fatally injured during the performances of the Selles-Floto circus here yesterday. Mrs. Nelson was thrown against the platform by the fall of little Zenia Nelson, who was uninjured. Carroll was trampled under foot by the horses.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram -  Fort Worth, Texas -  September 17, 1910
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Buffalo, New York, USA

1913 - Six Men Injured in $100,000 Fire at Buffalo Hotel
Buffalo, Sept. 17.- Fire which broke out in the plant of Dirnberger Popcorn company, No. 135 Seneca street this morning spread to the Hotel Broezel and within a few minutes the third, fourth and fifth floor of the hotel were ablaze.

No one was killed, but six men were injured. They are:

John J. Ryan, Boston, bruises on right ankle.
M. H. Day, New Manchester, O., bruised back and... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  September 17, 1913
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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1915 - Struck and Killed by C. H. and D. Train. Oscar Burge and Wife of Springfield Meet Sudden Death.
Oscar Burge, 54 years old, of Springfield, was instantly killed, his wife was fatally hurt and their four months old child was seriously injured late Thursday night when the buggy in which they were riding was struck by a C. H. & D. passenger train at the Eighteenth Street crossing in the Capital City. Mrs. Burge died in the Springfield hospital two hours after the accident which occurred at 11... Read MORE...

The Decatur Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  Friday Evening, September 17, 1915
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Arcadia, California, USA

1918 - WIRELESS MESSAGES REACH ARCADIA, CAL., FROM BROOKLYNYARD
Balloon Used at Training Field Is the Highest Aerial in the World.

Eagle Bureau, 901 Colorado Building
Washington, September 17 - The wireless station at Arcadia, Cal, by using for aerial the cable of a balloon, put aloft from the training field, has intercepted messages sent by the Brooklyn Navy Yard wireless stations, according to an announcement by the War Department today. This balloon... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  September 17, 1918
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San Antonio, Texas, USA

1968 - MONORAIL AT FAIR STOPPED.
San Antonio (AP) - HemisFair and mini-monorail officials declined official comment Monday while an investigation began into Sunday's monorail train smashup that killed one person and injured 48 others.

Thirteen of the victims hospitalized overnight Sunday were still being treated late Monday.

William Jackson, director of operations at HemisFair, said only that a preliminary report by an... Read MORE...

Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  September 17, 1968
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1787  September 17 - US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

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1850  September 17 - Great fire in San Francisco

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1870  The Catholics of Flushing, Long Island, have resolved to send their children to public schools. Heretofore they have supported a school of their own of about 450 pupils.


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1908  September 17 – At Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S.A., Thomas Selfridge becomes the first person to die in an airplane crash. The pilot, Orville Wright, is severely injured in the crash but recovers.

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1923  September 17 – Berkeley Fire: A major fire in Berkeley, California, erupts, consuming some 640 structures, including 584 homes in the densely built neighborhoods north of the campus of the University of California.

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1932  September 16-17 - Concord NH was drenched with 5.97 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a record for that location.

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1937  September 17 – Abraham Lincoln's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore

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1976  September 17 - NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, Calif

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - September 16

Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (St-Louis-de-Kamouraska)

1829 - Melancholy Incident
Quebec, August 27.
A melancholy incident occurred a few days ago a little below Kamouraska. Two children of about six years of age, who had gone to gather fruit did not return home the same day they left the house. About dusk the anxious mother went in search of them, but in vain; eight days elapsed without hearing of them, when they were found dead in each others little embraces at the foot of... Read MORE...

Daily National Intelligencer -  District of Columbia -  September 16, 1829
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Pittsfield, New Hampshire, USA

1857  Fire

FIRE IN PITTSFIELD. - Early on Friday morning, the dwelling houses and outbuildings of James M. Blake and Levi Tilton, in Pittsfield village, were destroyed by fire. Most of their contents were saved. Mr. Blake was insured for $1000; his loss was much more. Mr. Tilton was not insured at all. The fire is suppose to have been the diabolical work of an incendiary.

New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette -  Concord, New Hampshire -  September 16, 1857
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Bath, Maine, USA

1873 - BATH: DROWNED.
Bath, Me., 15. While schooner London of Eastport, John Cassidy, master, lumber loaded, was coming through Merrymeeting Bay last night, she grounded on the shoals, and the captain and four others put off in the boat with a large kedge-anchor to haul the schooner into deep water, during which the boat was capsized, and the captain's brother, Kernard Cassidy of Calais, was drowned. His body was... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  September 16, 1873
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Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

1876 - A CONNECTICUT HURRICANE
NEW-HAVEN, Sept. 15. - A tornado cut a swath through the northern part of the City of Bridgeport about midnight on Thursday. It unroofed several houses and snapped a number of large trees off near the ground. The tornado lasted about three minutes, and was apparently about three hundred yards wide. It was accompanied by a rumbling noise, and the houses in its path shook as if an earthquake was... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 16, 1876
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New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

1888 - Fire
IT WAS HEAVILY INSURED.
NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 15. - Early this morning at New-Canaan the large three-story dwelling house, situated near what is known as "Selleck's Corners," was discovered to be in flames. In less than an hour, despite the active work by the local fire companies, the building and its contents were totally destroyed.

The house and its immediate surroundings have for some... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 16, 1888
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Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

1907 - 27 DEAD IN WRECK; DISPATCHER ERRED
Confused Orders and Caused Collision on the Boston & Maine Railroad.

TWENTY-SEVEN ARE INJURED

Passenger Car Telescoped in Crash with Freight in New Hampshire and Occupants Crushed to Death.

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt., Sept.15. - A head-on collision between the south-bound Quebec Express and a north-bound freight train on the Concord division of the Boston & Maine Road occurred four miles... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 16, 1907
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1817  An Elm tree is standing near Providence, R. I. which measures, 4 feet from the ground, 21 feet in circumference.
There are 18 main branches, averaging 6 feet 3 inches in circumference; the circumference, of the whole outline of the branches is 378 feet!
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1897  September 16 - At Lucon, France, an ancient inn has for its sign "The Four Things to be Feared," which is the legend under a painting representing a cat, a monkey, a woman and a judge.


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Friday, September 15, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - September 15

Reading, Massachusetts, USA

1857 - DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO IN READING, MASS.
Boston, Friday, Aug. 14.
Last night a tornado passed through the town of Reading and vicinity. It was nearly half a mile in width. Several dwellings and out buildings were damaged, orchards were uprooted, and considerable damage done to the crops, etc. No loss of life is reported.

The Boston Traveller gives the following additional particulars:
"The house of Deacon THOMAS H. SWEETSER, where... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 15, 1857
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Sherman, Connecticut, USA

1862  Avoiding the Civil War Draft

A man named Hoag, belonging to Sherman, Conn., purposely cut his hand with a scythe, to avoid being drafted. The wound bled profusely, and he shortly afterwards died.

San Francisco Bulletin -  San Francisco, California -  September 15, 1862
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1876  Married at 84

A maiden lady was married in Haverhill, Massachusetts, last week, after turning her eighty-fourth birthday. This should comfort the hearts of disconsolate virgins and inspire new hopes for matrimonial bliss.

Memphis Daily Appeal -  Memphis, Tennessee -  September 15, 1876
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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

1892 - Three Killed In A Wreck. Train men Crushed to Death in a Collision With a Sand Bank.
Special to The Inquirer.
Hagerstown, Sept. 14. - The north bound passenger vestibule limited from New Orleans to Washington consisting of engine, baggage express, day coach, dining and three sleeping cars, tan into a land slide and over a trestle that had washed away one mile south of Basic City, Va., early this morning, resulting in the death of Engineer Darraugh and Fireman Probst, of... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  September 15, 1892
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Arcadia, California, USA

1903 - Chief of Police Madden, of Arcadia, Cal.
ARCADIA, Cal., Sept. 15. - "Billy" Madden, manager of scrappers, aspires to be a chief of police under the wizard of Santa Anita. Billy has just filed his application with "Lucky" Baldwin of Arcadia for the chief's star. "Billy" considers his years of experience handling the big boys have fitted him for the strenuous job of police chief. "Lucky" never thought of appointing such as official, but... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne Daily News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  September 15, 1903
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Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

1904 - FIRE SWEEPS DAWSON.
SEATTLE, Washington, Sept. 24. - The largest fire since 1899 occurred at Dawson last night. The loss is estimated at a quarter of a million dollars, with no insurance. The fire originated in the kitchen of the Cecil Hotel, formerly the McDonald Hotel, at Queen and Second Streets, and swept both sides of Queen Street, between Second and Third Avenues, as far south as the McDonald Trading Company,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 15, 1904
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Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1906 - FIRE IMPERILS A HUNDRED IN HOTEL.
WERE FORCED TO JUMP FROM WINDOWS AND FIRE ESCAPES.
MANY INJURED, 2 WILL DIE.

Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 15 - A hundred guests were trapped in the flames which destroyed the Gilmour hotel this morning.
Scores were seriously burned and injured by leaping from the windows and fire escapes. It is expected that several will die.
The fire started in an explosion of dynamite and spread rapidly through... Read MORE...

Indiana Evening Gazette -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  September 15, 1906
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Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool)

1908 - LOSS IS $300,000. SCORE OF TENEMENT BUILDINGS AT SACO, DESTROYED. FIRE SWEPT OVER 15 ACRES OF LUMBER YARDS -- BLAZE STARTED IN A PILE OF SHAVINGS -- PORTION OF THE SOMERSVILLE BRIDGE WAS BURNED.
Biddeford, Me., Sept. 15. - A spectacular fire which caused a property loss of $300,000 destroyed more than fifteen acres of lumber yards, more than a score of tenement buildings, several factories and some railroad property early today on both sides of the Saco river in the cities of Saco and Biddeford. A brisk wind fanned a small fire in a pile of shavings in the lumber yard of GEORGE A.... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  September 15, 1908
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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

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The Scranton Truth -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  September 15, 1908
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Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA

1944  HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.

...The main street of Provincetown, Mass., on the tip of Cape Cod, was under water and civilian defense forces evacuated 23 persons from the Cape Cod town of Yarmouth...

The Troy Record -  Troy, New York -  September 15, 1944
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Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

1944  HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.

...The Homestead restaurant on the Ocean Grove, N. J. boardwalk near Asbury Park, was washed into the sea. The restaurant had a capacity of 300 persons, but was believed to have been unoccupied when it was destroyed. A pier was reported washed out at Asbury Park, but details were unavailable...

The Troy Record -  Troy, New York -  September 15, 1944
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1944  HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.

...Nearly all of Fall River, in southeastern Massachusetts, was in darkness and the Eastern Mass. Railway ordered its busses off the streets. Numerous families were evacuated from shoreline homes...

The Troy Record  -  Troy, New York -  September 15, 1944
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)

1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...Worcester In Center.
The following advisory was issued by the Boston weather bureau at 10 p.m.:

"Latest reports from the vicinity of the hurricane indicates that that the center of the storm is passing over the Connecticut coast about twenty miles west of New London at 10 p.m. last night moving north northeastward about forty miles per hour."

"This path of the center is expected to... Read MORE...

The Troy Record -  Troy, New York -  September 15, 1944
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1955 - Industrial Blaze Ends 2,000 Jobs in Rhode Island
CUMBERLAND, R.I., Sept. 13 - (INS) - Two thousand persons were left jobless today by a $5 million fire which destroyed five buildings of the Manville Mills on the banks of the Blackstone River.

Firefighter James Bannon of Pawtucket was hospitalized for a fractured leg suffered when he fell while battling the flames. A score of firemen were overcome by smoke but were treated at the scene and... Read MORE...

Corsicana Daily Sun -  Corsicana, Texas -  September 15, 1955
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1888  Mrs. Bromley, of Middletown, N.Y., has lived in her own house in good health for twelve years without going out or seeing anybody but her husband.


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1947  September 15 - First 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Ohio

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - September 13

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1848  A man in Providence, Rhode Island, bet five dollars that he could eat a large basket of peaches in one hour.

He was successful, having dispatched one hundred and fifty-two good sized peaches in fifty-two minutes. Another man ate a basket full without betting and died in consequence - of the eating, and not the bet.

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National Aegis -  Massachusetts -  September 13, 1848
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

1884 - THE WATERS RECEDING. WORK OF THE GREAT FLOOD IN THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Sept. 12. - The terrible floods reached a climax last night, and the waters of the mad Chippewa River are slowly receding. There has been a fall of three and one-half feet since 10 o'clock last night. The entire Chippewa Valley presents a scene of devastation. From the northern limits of the city to the extreme southern part, wherever the ground is low, boats are moving about... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 13, 1884
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Greenville, Rhode Island, USA

1890  Famous Tree Gone

Another famous tree has fallen before the woodmans axe. It was a huge chestnut, nine feet and four inches in diameter, and stood on the old Elder Winsor Farm, near Greenville, Rhode Island. Its trunk was hollow enough in 1842, during the Dorr rebellion, to contain the arms of the rebels, who hid them there after their defeat at Acote's Hill.

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Elkhart Daily Review -  Elkhart, Indiana -  September 13, 1890
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Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA (Point Judith)

1900 - FIRE AT NARRAGANSETT. ROCKINGHAM HOTEL, THE CASINO, AND HAZARD BLOCK IN RUINS - LOSS $350,000.
Narragansett Pier, R. I., Sept. 12. - The Summer season here came to a sudden and disastrous end this afternoon through the complete destruction by fire of the great Rockingham Hotel, Sherry's beautiful and famous Casino, the Hazard block, the Knights of Pythias Hall, and a score of smaller buildings.

While the terrific gale undoubtedly aided the spread of the flames to a considerable extent... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 13, 1900
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1905 - FELL FROM A "FERRIS" WHEEL. WOMAN INSTANTLY KILLED AND HUSBAND SOON DIED IN ST. PAUL.
St. Paul, Minn. - In the presence of thousands of visitors at the state fair at St. Paul, Minn., Thursday. MR. and MRS. SEVENTHAL, of Eau Claire, Wis., fell from the upper car of a Ferris wheel to the ground, a distance of nearly 100 feet.

MRS. SEVENTHAL was instantly killed and her husband was so badly injured that he died shortly afterward.

The accident created a scene bordering on a... Read MORE...

Sioux County Herald -  Orange City, Iowa -  September 13, 1905
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Racine, Wisconsin, USA

1920 - ARTIST LOSES BRIDE IN STORM ON LAKE. Former Anna Mitchell, Painter, of this City, Washed from Motor Boat Off Racine.
CHAINED TO CENTREBOARD

Husband, Whose First Wife Way Elizabeth Flynn, Sought Thus to Save Her.

Special to the New York Times.

CHICAGO, Sept. 12. - A thrilling story of having clung to his overturned motor boat six miles out in Lake Michigan off Racine, Wis., for eighteen hours and seeing his bride of six weeks, whom he at chained to the centreboard, washed off by the waves after an... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 13, 1920
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Charlton, Massachusetts, USA

1938 - SEVEN KILLED AT CHARLTON AS BUS AND TRUCK COLLIDE. TWO OF MANY INJURED IN PASSENGER VEHICLE MAY DIE - MACHINES, ONE HAULING STEAMSHOVEL, MEET HEAD-ON.
Charlton, Sept. 13 (INS) - Head-on collision between a bus bound from New York to Boston, and a big trailer truck brought death today to seven persons and sent 14 to the hospital, four injured critically.
The collision was so violent the motor of the truck was ripped out, both front wheels were torn off at the hubs and the front axle stripped from the chassis. The trailer was overturned. The... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  September 13, 1938
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Oxford, Massachusetts, USA

1938 - SIX PERSONS DIE IN WRECK OF BUS-TRUCK. THIRTEEN OTHERS INJURED EARLY TODAY NEAR OXFORD, MASS.
Oxford, Mass., Sept. 13 (AP) - Six persons were killed and 13 others injured, several seriously, today when a New York-Houston bus and a truck-trailer collided almost head-on on a rain-swept highway.

The impact was heard a quarter-mile away by a restaurant proprietor who notified state police and a doctor.

The bus overturned and blocked the highway. Fuel tanks of both vehicles burst but the ... Read MORE...

Northwest Arkansas Times -  Fayetteville, Arkansas -  September 13, 1938
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - Condemned property burns
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Wednesday, September 13 PITTSFIELD - A blaze that drew dozens of firefighters and nearly 100 spectators to an abandoned house on Columbus Avenue burned into the night yesterday.

Officials say foul play may be to blame.

Calls of a fully involved structure fire at 363 Columbus Ave. flooded into the city's dispatch center shortly after 9:30 p.m.

When firefighters... Read MORE...

The Berkshire Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  September 13, 2006
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1861  September 13 - 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla

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1921  September 13 – White Castle hamburger restaurant opens in Wichita, Kansas, the foundation of the world's first fast food chain.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - September 11

Washington, DC, USA

1861 - ACCIDENT ON THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD.
The passenger train which left Washington at a quarter to seven o'clock, yesterday morning, for this city, met with an accident just after starting out, by which it was detained for over two hours behind schedule time, and in which several employees of the road were injured, some of them, perhaps, seriously.

From one of our reporters, who was on the train, we learn the following... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Press -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  September 11, 1861
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St Joseph, Missouri, USA

1861 - DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE.
Hudson, Mo., Sept. 6.
ABE HAGER, P. M. on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, furnishes to the St. Louis Democrat the following account of a diabolical outrage on that road, on the 4th inst.

The passenger express train, bound west, was thrown into Platte River - the timbers of the east end of the bridge over the stream having been burned nearly through. The entire train went down, the... Read MORE...

Grant County Herald -  Lancaster, Wisconsin -  September 11, 1861
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Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville) (Greenville)

1869  Married 78 Years

At Smithfield, R.I., Jonathan Buxton, aged 102 years, is living with his wife Saloma, aged 101. This pair of nuptial century-plants have flourished side by side for 78 years, and have nine children living, the oldest being 72 years of age.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 11, 1869
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Monroe, Michigan, USA

1880  Fourteen years ago J. M. Sterling, of Monroe Mich., placed two gateposts of white oak in front of his residence.

When they were set, he bored into the top of each, with an inch and a half auger, a hole three inches deep, filled it with common salt, tightly plugged it, and capped the posts. A recent examination of the posts proved that they were as sound from top to bottom as when they were placed in position.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 11, 1880
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Carbondale, Illinois, USA

1889 - FIVE THRASHERS KILLED. TERRIBLE EXPLOSION OF A BOILER HALF A MILE FROM CARBONDALE, ILL.
Carbondale, Ill., Sept. 10. - The engine of a steam thrashing machine owned by Tiggett and BIggs, exploded Monday, half a mile east of Carbondale, killing five men. The engine was blown to atoms. Some of the men were hurled 175 feet.
The victims are:
JOHN SNYDER.
JOHN BIGGS.
ANDREW TIGGETT.
JOHN TIGGETT.
IKE MILLER.

All the bodies were terribly lacerated. SNYDER'S legs were blown off;... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  September 11, 1889
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Waterville, Maine, USA

1908 - C. O. JONES KILLED, HIS AIRSHIP BURNED - Aeronaut Dropped 500 Feet at Waterville, Me.
WIFE AND CHILD PRESENT
Bag of Dirigible Caught Fire and Machinery and Inventor Shot to Earth Before Crowd - Spark of Motor Caused Disaster.

Waterville, Me. - In full view of 25,000 spectators on the Maine fair grounds CHARLES OLIVER JONES, the well known aeronaut, of Hammondsport, N. Y., fell a distance of 500 feet to his death. Among the witnesses of the frightful plunge were MRS. JONES and... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  September 11, 1908
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Rochester, New Hampshire, USA

1936 - ORIGIN OF $100,000 BLAZE AT ROCHESTER STILL UNDETERMINED. FIREMEN INJURED FIGHTING STUBBORN BLAZE THAT GUTTED MICHAEL BLOCK.
Rochester, Sept. 11 - Still undetermined is the origin of a fire which early yesterday morning caused damage estimated at $100,000 to the MICHAEL block, drove seven persons into the street and threatened to wipe out the whole business district of the city.

The heaviest damage was suffered by the J. J. NEWBERRY Co., occupying the ground floor of the four-story structure. The store's entire... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  September 11, 1936
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - September 10

Hardwick, Massachusetts, USA

1852  FIRE.

The House and Barn owned by Lorin Shaw in the south part of Hardwick, was totally destroyed by fire on Saturday, Aug. 28th. The House was occupied by two families, both of which lost nearly all their furniture, clothing, &c., and about 4 tons of hay in the Barn. Mr. Shaws loss is about $1400, partly insured. The fire originated in the upper part of the House, cause unknown.

Barre Gazette -  Barre, Massachusetts -  September 10, 1852
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Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA

1945 - ONE KILLED, THREE HURT IN CRASH.
Special to Herald-Post.
Las Cruces, Sept. 10. - One soldier was killed and three persons were hurt in a head-on collision 20 miles west of Las Cruces today.
Pfc. MEYER COHEN was killed instantly.

MRS. COHEN, wife of the soldier, is in a Las Cruces hospital. Doctors have not determined the extent of her injuries.

MR. and MRS. BUD TUCKER of Newport, Ky., were injured slightly.
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El Paso Herald-Post -  El Paso, Texas -  September 10, 1945
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Hollywood, Florida, USA

1971 - DYNAMITE BLASTS KILLS WORKMEN.
Hollywood (UPI) - A truckload of dynamite blew up at a rockpit Thursday, apparently killing three men. Two bodies were found and the man handling the dynamite was missing without a trace.

A spokesman for Broward County Sheriff Ed Stack said the cause of the blast had not been determined, but that it appeared a dynamite charge being either placed or removed by a blaster's assistant identified... Read MORE...

Panama City News-Herald -  Panama City, Florida -  September 10, 1971
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1870  In 1849 Lawrence, Mass. had only 100 inhabitants. This year the census says 28,829. Lowell has about 42,000.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1887  The Lincoln township school board, at a meeting held a few days ago, decided to engage Mr. J. T. Patterson, of Hopkinton, Iowa, a brother-in-law to J. E. Bort, to teach the school heretofore taught by Mr. Hoover.
Mr. Patterson is expected here tomorrow morning. His school will open Sept. 19.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1919  September 10 - A hurricane struck the Florida Keys drowning more than 500 persons.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - September 7

Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

1838 - FIRE AT BROOKLINE.
On Sunday, between the hours of worship, the house owned and occupied by Capt. Benj. Bradlee, on the Worcester turnpike, in Brookline, with all the outbuildings, excepting the barn, were totally destroyed by fire, the furniture being practically saved. The fire took from one of the chimneys, and when first discovered, were wrapped in flames. This house was situated on one of the loftiest... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  September 7, 1838
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Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA (Cedar Crest) (South Duxbury)

1860 - Sea "Monsters"
[Yes, this is an actual newspaper article from 1860 - unbelievable!]

A fortnight since, there was a very remarkable scene in a creek close by the sea at Duxbury, Mass., between Plymouth and Marshfield. A small sail boat in coming up the creek from the ocean came upon a drove of porpoises. Other boats joined the first and drove the sea-monsters up the creek into water so shallow, that they... Read MORE...

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New London Daily Chronicle -  New London, Connecticut -  September 7, 1860
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Hingham, Massachusetts, USA

1865 - ANOTHER RAILWAY MURDER.
Boston, September 1.

Yesterday afternoon, at one o'clock, a stage coach, with a party of twelve ladies and gentlemen, neighbors, was on its way from Lovell's Corner, South Weymouth, where they all resided, to the beach at Cohasset, the party proposing to stay some days at the last named place. In crossing the South Shore railroad track, at West Hingham, where the country road and railroad... Read MORE...

Mexico Independent -  Mexico, New York -  September 7, 1865
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1871 - Preserving the Flavor of Butter
The German Agriculturalist says that a great portion of the fine flavor of fresh butter is destroyed by the usual mode of washing and he recommends a thorough kneading for the removal of the buttermilk, and a subsequent pressing in a linen cloth. Butter thus prepared, according to our authority, is pre-eminent for its sweetness of taste and flavor, qualities which are retained a long time. To... Read MORE...

Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  September 7, 1871
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Denver, Colorado, USA

1902 - WRECK OF BIGGEST BALLOON.
The remarkable ascent of "Big Glory", the largest balloon ever built, sent up from Denver, Col., Monday, resulted in the wreck of the machine and the narrow escape from death of its three occupants. When the balloon left it caught the eastern surface current and sailed toward the rising sun, but when it reached a greater altitude it suddenly veered and hung around the mountains, proving the... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  September 7, 1902
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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1920 - THREE KILLED BY ROCKS IN CAVE OF THE WINDS.
Niagara Falls, N.Y., Sept. 6. - Two women and a man were crushed to death and two men were injured this afternoon when a slide of shale rock forced out a bridge leading to one of the stairways in the Cave of the Winds under Niagara Falls. A hundred or more tourists who were in the cave at the time had narrow escapes, many being bruised and cut by the falling rock.

The dead and injured were... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  September 7, 1920
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1942  YOUNG ARVADA GIRL IS KILLED.

Denver, Sept. 7. - A frightened horse bolted into the side of a moving tramway car today, killing the 15 year old rider, JANET LaMOURE of Arvada. Ned B. McGuire, operator of a Denver to Golden interurban told highway patrolmen he sounded the car's whistle at a crossing and the horse, frightened by the noise shied directly into the car.

Greeley Daily Times -  Greeley, Colorado -  September 7, 1942
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1943 - REPORT 150 DEAD IN WRECKED TRAIN.
Philadelphia, Sept. 6 (AP) - One hundred and fifty persons were reported killed and more than 90 injured in the wreck of the Congressional Limited, fastest train of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in northeast Philadelphia tonight.

The estimate was made two hours after the accident by MATTHEW A. ROSS, chief deputy coroner.

A priest who entered on of the cars to administer last rites to the... Read MORE...

Amarillo Daily News -  Amarillo, Texas -  September 7, 1943
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1943  September 7 – Gulf Hotel fire: A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas, kills 55.

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Jamaica, New York, USA

1865  Train Wreck

A collision occurred on the Long Island Railroad, near Jamaica, between the two engines, General Grant and General Sherman, attached to their respective trains. The trains were badly wrecked, the engines capsized, and four or five persons killed and large numbers injured.

The Daily Phoenix -  Columbia, South Carolina -  September 6, 1865
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Thompson, Connecticut, USA

1877  Cure for Opium Habit

A resident of Thompson, Connecticut, publishes a cure for the "opium habit" that seems very simple. It is done by tapering off - diminishing the dose every day, which can be done without suffering, until the desire for the narcotic is removed and the ill effects dissipated.

Alton Telegraph -  Alton, Illinois -  September 6, 1877
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1878  HOTEL FIRE.

The Grand Central Hotel in Omaha, the finest hotel between Chicago and San Francisco, was totally destroyed by fire on the 4th inst. Three persons were killed and eight seriously injured. The insurance will almost cover the loss.

The Marion Daily Star -  Marion, Ohio -  September 6, 1878
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1881  September 6 - Forest fires in Michigan and Ontario resulted in 'Yellow Day' in the northeastern U.S.

Twenty villages in Michigan burned, and a total of 500 persons were killed. Fires caused 2.3 million dollars in losses near Lake Huron. Candles were needed at the noon hour.

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Danielson, Connecticut, USA

1900  $50,000 Fire In Connecticut.

DANIELSON, Conn., Sept. 5.--A fire started in a barn in the rear of The Observer office, Railroad Square, Dayville, to-day, and destroyed The Observer building , the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company's freight house, four tenement dwellings, besides considerably damaging the Dayville Hotel and other buildings. The total loss is more than $50,000.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 6, 1900
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Canandaigua, New York, USA

1907 - DOCTOR AND 3 WOMEN DIE IN AUTO CRASH. Motor Car, Driven by Rochester Physician, Hit by Trolley. COLLISION OCCURS AT CROSSING.
Accident Happened on Steep Grade and Passengers Say the Car Was Going at a Rate of Fifty Miles an Hour.

Canandaigua, N. Y. - DR. GEORGE WALDRON, a venerable physician of Rochester, took three of his oldest women patients for a health-giving auto jaunt in the country. At the Fresh Hour Crossing, four miles from here, the machine was struck by an express trolley car of the Rochester and Easton... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  September 6, 1907
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Binghamton, New York, USA

1933 - 14 KILLED, 100 HURT AS ERIE MILK TRAIN SMASHES REAR OF TRAIN NO. 8 AT BINGHAMTON.
FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND RAILROAD OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE FIRST ERIE WRECK CLAIMING LIVES IN YEARS - WOODRUFF DECLARES ENGINEER KING OF FREIGHT ADMITS KNOWING TRACK NOT CLEAR - WOODEN COACH SMASHED.

Binghamton, Sept. 6 (AP) - Fourteen persons were killed and more than 100 injured on the eastern outskirts of the city last night when a milk train crashed into the rear of Train 8, the "Atlantic... Read MORE...

Salamanca Republican Press -  Salamanca, New York -  September 6, 1933
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Arcadia, California, USA

1945 - 4 Dead, Scores Hurt in Wreck
ARCADIA, Sept. 5 - Failure of the engineer on the California limited's lead locomotive to obey speed orders was blamed today by Santa Fe officials for a wreck that killed four persons and injured scores in a derailment last night near the Santa Anita race track.

The death list was expected to increase since many persons were seriously hurt.

ENGINE RAMS SWITCH

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San Diego Union -  San Diego, California -  September 6, 1945
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1884  Secretary of the Treasury, Chas J. Folger, died suddenly in Geneva, N. Y., on Thursday, in the 67th year of his age. He had been in ill-health for sometime.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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1829 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)
MONUMENT FOR SUPPOSED SEWING MACHINE INVENTOR

Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of Associated Press) - A monument is to be erected here soon in honor of Bartholomew Thimonnier, whom the French claim was the inventor of the sewing machine.

Thimonnier, a tailor's assistant, constructed his first working model in 1829, and was thrashed by his fellow workmen who complained that his... Read MORE...

Salisbury Evening Post -  Salisbury, North Carolina -  September 5, 1919
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Augusta, Maine, USA

1853  Destructive Fire at Augusta, Me., - Several Mills, &c., in Ruins - Large Number of Workmen thrown out of Employment.

AUGUSTA. Saturday, Sept. 3. About 2 o'clock this morning a destructive fire broke out in the spool factory of HARNDEN & LELAND, and spread speedily, communicating to the large machine-shop used by the railroad company, and to a four-mill, saw-mills, grist-mills, and two drying houses. The loss is estimated at $75,000 - partly insured. Many people are thrown out of employment.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 5, 1853
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Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA

1868  In the little town of Mansfield, Mass., resides Mr. John H. Potter, who learned to read by overlooking the primer upside down, and who has ever since kept up the habit, partly from choice and partly from pride.

He reads everything wrong end first, and his case is probably the only instance of the kind on record. He is quite a well-read man, and is now in his forty-seventh year.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 5, 1868
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1890  Kind Deeds

Elizabeth Comstock, an aged Quaker preacher in Union Springs, N. Y., has visited in her lifetime 122,000 persons, and nearly twice that many sick persons in and out of the poor houses, on battlefields, etc.

New Oxford Item -  New Oxford, Pennsylvania -  September 5, 1890
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Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

1891 - UNDER THE WHEELS. A Car Repairer Killed in the Yards at Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY - Sept 4 -(Special) - At 8 o'clock this morning, Joseph Newton, a car repairer, while at work on a damaged car in the L & N yards here, was crushed in such a horrible manner between two cars that his death was the matter of only a little time. He was at work at one end of a car standing in the yard, when another train backed against the car on which he was at work, and caused... Read MORE...

Courier Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  September 5, 1891
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Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

1894 - HOTEL INMATES EVICTED BY FIRE. DESTRUCTION OF THE GUERNSEY AT ASBURY PARK, WITH A LOSS OF $20,000.
Asbury Park, N.J., Sept. 4. - Fire at about 1 A.M. this morning destroyed the big Hotel Guernsey, at Grand and Seventh Avenues, owned and managed by MESSRS. LUNGER and STEINMETZ of Philadelphia. The building, which was a substantial four-story structure, was totally burned in an hour from the time the fire started. The loss on the house will reach $20,000, on which there was a small insurance.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 5, 1894
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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1895 - BURIED UNDER TONS OF DEBRIS. TOWER OF ONE OF THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR BUILDING COLLAPSES.
Springfield, Ill., Sept. 4. - A horrible accident occurred at the state fair grounds this afternoon.

The west tower on the great machinery hall, which is now being roofed, collapsed and fell in, burying several men beneath its ruins.
CHARLES HOBSON and JAMES PARKER, both plumbers of Lincoln, Neb., who were at work on the ground floor were killed. They were covered with several tons of brick... Read MORE...

Omaha Daily Bee -  Omaha, Nebraska -  September 5, 1895
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Ware, Massachusetts, USA

1896  LEG CUT OFF BY A CAR.

Ware - Patrick McAuly, 69, of Pine street, father of McAuly, the noted ball player for the Washington team, while returning from his barn to his house across the spur track last evening was run over by a car that was backing into the Otis company’s mill yard, and had his left leg torn off below the knee. Dr. W. W. Miner, assisted by Drs. Ryan and Blodgett, amputated the leg above the knee.

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  September 5, 1896
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Charlton, Massachusetts, USA

1905 - LEFT THE RAILS. TWO PERSONS KILLED AND THIRTEEN INJURED IN A TROLLEY WRECK. "OLD HOME DANCE" IN A MASSACHUSETTS TOWN ENDED IN DISASTER FOR PARTICIPANTS.
Charlton, Mass., Sept. 5. - Two persons were killed and thirteen injured, three or four probably fatally, as the result of a trolley car on the Worcester and South Bridge street railway system leaving the rails and crashing into a tree a mile east of this village early today.

The dead:
MISS GRACE NELSON, Springfield, 20 years old.
MISS MORAN.

The car was taking to Worcester a party of... Read MORE...

Lima Daily News -  Lima, Ohio -  September 5, 1905
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Ogdensburg, New York, USA

1909  Ogdensburg Hotel Burns.

OGDENSBURG, N. Y., Sept. 4. - The Erwin Hotel in this city was burned to-day, causing a loss estimated at $15,000. The guests escaped in their night clothing, saving few of their personal effects. The fire started in a shed near the hotel.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 5, 1909
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1868  Captain Pierce, of Warren, R.I., has made three voyages yearly to Cuba for fifty-five years, without a single loss to himself or the insurance companies.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Quebec believes that it suffers more from street beggers than any other city on the globe.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  King Christian, of Denmark, has taken out a patent for refining petroleum.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Russia sends 14,000 criminals to Siberia every year.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1958  September 5 - 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte NC

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Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

1869 - Not an Ordinary Church Service
During the morning service at the Unitarian Church, in Leominster, Mass., on a recent Sunday, a lady went into a fit. Two other ladies immediately fainted, and before these were all disposed of, a message came to Mrs. Wm. H. Locke, that her father, Mr. Stevenson, who lived in Lancaster, had suddenly died while in the act of shaving. The news caused her to scream aloud, but during all the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 4, 1869
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Damariscotta, Maine, USA

1870  Fire at Damariscotta Mills, Me.

PORTLAND, Me., Sept. 3. - A saw-mill, foundry, match-factory, blacksmith-shop, dry-house, storehouse and some lumber, at Damariscotta Mills, were destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about $5,000, principally falling on Messrs. HAINES & Son; insured for $1,600.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1870
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Richmond, Maine, USA

1871 - Thirteen Dwellings and Stores Burned in Richmond, Me.--Ladies at the Fire Engines.
AUGUSTA, Me., Sept. 3. - A fire in Richmond, Me., on Sunday morning, destroyed some thirteen dwellings and stores on the south side of Maine and on White and Church streets. The fire broke out about midnight in a shoe-stitching building on White-street, and burned till daybreak before it was subdued. Thirty buildings were on fire at one time. Once the men were obliged to leave the engines to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1871
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Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

1876 - PARTIAL DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN - SIX HUNDRED BUILDINGS IN ST. HYACINTHE, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, BURNED -LOSS ESTIMATED AT $2,000,000.
ST. HYACINTHE, Sept. 3. - A fire broke out in the western end of this city at 1:30 P. M. to-day, and , fanned by a high wind, soon totally swept the lower part of the city out of existence. The flames ran down both sides of Main street, taking in their course the St. Hyancinthe, Quebec, and National Banks, the Post Office, market, Court-house, factories, and over eighty wholesale and retail... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1876
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1879  Laughed to Death

Mary Perry, aged seventy-four, of Springport, New York, sat at tea with some friends. They were relating funny incidents, and Mrs. Perry became convulsed with laughter and fell back in her chair dead.

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Elkhart Review -  Indiana -  September 4, 1879
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Scituate, Massachusetts, USA (Greenbush) (Humarock) (Minot) (North Scituate)

1880  Best Butter Cow

The Jersey Belle, owned by a Mr. Ellms, of Scituate, Mass., is claimed to be the best "butter cow" living. She is described as being a beautiful animal of a rich yellow fawn-color, diversified with white, weighing nine hundred and fifty pounds, and yielding over seven hundred pounds of butter in a year.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 4, 1880
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Greeley, Colorado, USA

1884 - A DREADFUL DEATH Ten Roustabouts Connected with the Anglo-American Circus Perish in the Flames.
CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS OF THE MANAGERS.
On the morning of the 29th as the Anglo-American circus train on the way from Fort Collins to Greeley, reached a point about ten miles west of Greeley, a sleeping car containing over sixty men, mostly canvas and stock men, was discovered in flames, the result of a gasoline explosion. The car was much like a common caboose, with a door at each end and one... Read MORE...

Alamosa Journal -  Colorado -  September 4, 1884
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Gloucester Township, New Jersey, USA

1899 - KILLED AT GRADE CROSSING. TROLLEY CAR RUN DOWN, ONE LIFE LOST, 15 SEVERELY AND 15 SLIGHTLY INJURED.
Camden, N. J., Sept. 8. - A bad grade crossing accident at Gloucester City this evening resulted in one death, the severe injury of fifteen persons, and the slight injury of fifteen others, all trolley passengers.

The dead:
NEUNSICHWARD, ANNIE, 814 Butterworth Street, Philadelphia.

Those most seriously injured:
DELLARD, CURRUIT, thirty-five years of age, Ridge Avenue.
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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 4, 1899
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1902 - PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT MIRACULOUSLY ESCAPES DEATH FROM AN ELECTRIC CAR WHICH RUNS DOWN HIS CARRIAGE AND KILLS SECRET SERVICE AGENT.
EXECUTIVE CAUGHT IN WRECK AND BRUISED.

BRAVE GUARD AND THE DRIVER ARE MANGLED.

SECRETARY CORTELYOU ALSO RECEIVES INJURIES.

Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 3. - The President of the United States escaped a tragic death by only a few feet in a collision between his carriage and an electric streetcar in this city today, while one of his most trusted guards, Secret Service Agent WILLIAM CRAIG, was... Read MORE...

San Francisco Call -  San Francisco, California -  September 4, 1902
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Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

1911  Auto Accident

Four year old Daniel Dhooge ran from his home on Glen Cove place, Quincy, yesterday afternoon out on to the street, directly in the path of an automobile. The machine struck him and knocked him down. He was picked up and taken to the Quincy Hospital, where physicians have little hopes of his recovery. The automobile is owned by William N. McKenna, Jr., of 1551 Center street, Roslindale.

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 4, 1911
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1911 - Boy May Die From Burns
Lighting a match to find the stopper of a backyard gasoline tank nearly cost Charles Durgin, 12, of 171 Sherman street, Cambridge, his life last night. He was saved from burning to death by William Danehy of 75 Sargent street, who grabbed the boy and running into the house with him in his arms, pulled a blanket from a bed and smothered the fire. The boy was sent to the Cambridge Hospital where... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 4, 1911
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1963 - TORNADO IN ST. MARY'S.
St. Mary's, Pa. (UPI) - The two men pulled their car off the highway to watch the storm clouds gather.

"Suddenly we saw the twister," explained Tom Hauber. "It looked to be about 15 feet wide at the bottom and about 100 feet across the top. It lasted about 5 to 10 minutes, tearing up everything in its path."
Hauber, a radio announcer, and John Mishock, an engineer, were returning to their... Read MORE...

The Valley Independent -  Monessen, Pennsylvania -  September 4, 1963
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1882  September 4 - Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

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1886  September 4 – American Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo surrenders with his last band of warriors to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.

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1889  The Spring Lake reservoir, near Fiskville, in the southwest corner of Cranston, about 15 miles from Providence, Rhode Island, which supplies a whole row of mill villages, burst.
Three persons were drowned and some damage done.

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1894  September 4 – In New York City, 12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions.

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1923  September 4 – In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first American airship, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), takes to the sky for the first time.

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