Saturday, November 18, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1928 November 18 – Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, the third Mickey Mouse cartoon released, but the first sound film and the first such film to be generally distributed.

Corry, Pennsylvania, USA

1865 - Fire At Corry.
On Thursday evening about 7 - o'clock, a car containing 62 bbls. of crude oil belonging to Van Syckles & Co., of Miller Farm, and consigned to Dean & Co., of Corry, became detached from the train and ran down the grade of the P & E Road at Corry, towards the depot, accumulating velocity as it went. Several efforts were made to stop it, but to no purpose, as the brake was not in working order. On... Read MORE...

Titusville Morning Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  November 18, 1865
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1877 - LARGE FIRE AT FALL RIVER. BORDEN MILL DESTROYED -- 36,000 SPINDLES STOPPED - THEORIES AS TO THE ORIGIN OF THE FIRE - THE LOSS AND INSURANCE
Fall River, Mass., Nov. 17. - Early this morning Borden City Mill No. 1 was totally destroyed by fire. It was a brick building, erected in 1872, contained 36,000 spindles, employed 450 hands, and was running full time. The theories as to its origin are as numerous as they are untenable. The explosion, as narrated by an operative who was in the mill when the fire broke out, is accounted for by... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 18, 1877
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Marquette, Michigan, USA

1887 - To The Water's Edge. The Steamer Arizona Is Set on Fire By Acids and Is Consumed.
Marquette, Mich., Nov. 17. - The steamer Arizona, of the Lake Superior Transit Line, was burned to the water's edge this morning. She left this port at 9 o'clock last night bound for Portage and carrying a full cargo of merchandise. When out of the city limits a heavy sea was encountered, and the boat was turned about to come back to Marquette. When she was still five miles out the boat commenced ... Read MORE...

Aberdeen Weekly News -  Aberdeen, South Dakota -  November 18, 1887
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

1904  Brewing Company Fire

PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Nov. 17. - The malt house of the Frank Jones Brewing Company's immense plant here was ruined by fire to-day, entailing a loss of $150,000. The fire originated in a kiln room of the malt house. Aid was necessary from Newburyport, Dover, and the Navy Yard at Kittery before the blaze was under control. All the Jones property is protected by a blanket insurance.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 18, 1904
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

1908 - FIRE DESTROYS LOOKOUT INN AND FOUR COTTAGES. NOTED HOTEL ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN GOES UP IN SMOKE.
SPECTACULAR BLAZE FOLLOWED BY CLOUDS OF SMOKE SEEN FROM CHATTANOOGA. TIMBER FIRES FEARED.

Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 17. - The famous old Lookout Inn on the crest of Lookout Mountain was burned to the ground this afternoon, together with all its contents, and also four cottages in close proximity to the hotel. The owners, MSSRS. JUNG and SHAMOTOULSKI, stated that a deal had just been consummated ... Read MORE...

The Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  November 18, 1908
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Denver, Colorado, USA

1910 - JOHNSTONE DROPS 800 FT. TO MEET HORRIBLE DEATH. HOLDER OF WORLD'S ALTITUDE RECORD KILLED WHEN WING TIP ON MACHINE BREAKS. HIS BODY VIOLATED.
CURIOUS THRONG OF RELIC HUNTERS CARRY OFF GLOVES AND SPLINTERS PIERCING AVIATOR.

Denver, Colo., Nov. 18. - RALPH JOHNSTONE holder of the world's altitude record was instantly killed late yesterday afternoon when he dropped from a height of 800 feet to the Overland Park aviation field, on account of the breaking of a wing tip on his biplane. An instant after his fall the field was stormed by a... Read MORE...

San Antonio Light And Gazette -  San Antonio, Texas -  November 18, 1910
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1928  November 18 – Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, the third Mickey Mouse cartoon released, but the first sound film and the first such film to be generally distributed.

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Monroe, Michigan, USA

1955 - EIGHT OF RAIL CREW KILLED.
Monroe, Mich. - (UP) - Eight members of a railroad section crew were killed Friday when a New York Central passenger train demolished their work truck at a crossing seven miles north of Monroe.
Monroe County sheriff's deputies said it was possible a ninth workman died when the engine slammed broadside into the truck, which had just pulled onto the tracks.
Mutilated bodies were scattered... Read MORE...

Clovis News-Journal -  New Mexico -  November 18, 1955
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Stratford, Connecticut, USA

1956 - Driver Injured In 4-Car Crash
Milford Man Seems Unhurt, Later Hospitalized in ‘Critical’ Condition
A Milford man who walked away from a four-car crash in Stratford yesterday without realizing he had been injured was reported in “critical” condition and on the danger list at Bridgeport Hospital last night.

Stratford police said Samuel P. Randolph, 42, of 53 Beach avenue, Milford, was one of the drivers involved in a... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Post -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  November 18, 1956
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1871  November 18 - American suffragette Susan B Anthony arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Catskill, New York, USA

1869 - BOILER EXPLOSION. A PAPER MILL AT CATSKILL VILLAGE DEMOLISHED - SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED.
Hudson, N.Y., Nov. 15, 1869.
A terrible boiler explosion occurred in Storms' paper mill at Catskill Village at half-past eleven o'clock this morning. The building was completely demolished, and several lives were lost. It is impossible to tell at present the full extent of the disaster. It is known that MRS. GEORGE BRANDOW, the wife of the engineer, was instantly killed. The engineer and firemen ... Read MORE...

New York Herald -  New York, New York -  November 16, 1869
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1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
UNIFORM TIME

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards, there will be four corresponding to the four meridians adopted by the Chicago convention of railroad men. There is, indeed, a fifth standard meridian adopted, but, as it passes near St. Johns, New... Read MORE...

The Courier-Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  November 16, 1883
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1884 - Aged 112 Years, and Never Rode in a Railroad Car in Her Life
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 16. - Mrs. Phoebe Brockway, who, on account of her extreme age, has of late enjoyed the distinction of being, next to Courtney, the oarsman, the greatest natural curiosity of Union Springs, N. Y., has just died, aged nearly 112 years. It was claimed that she was the oldest woman in the state. The date of her birth is given as Sept. 12, 1772. Gray haired, venerable residents ... Read MORE...

The Kansas City Star -  Kansas City, Missouri -  November 16, 1884
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San Bernadino, California, USA

1892  HOTEL BLOCK FIRE.

At San Bernardino, Cal., the Stewart Hotel block, the finest in the city, including the San Bernardino National bank, was burned. Losses aggregate $200,000, partly insured. The cause is as of yet unknown.

The Indiana Progress -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  November 16, 1892
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Durham, Connecticut, USA

1956 - Boy, 4, IS DROWNED IN FREAK ACCIDENT
DURHAM, Nov. 16. (UP) Stanley Soule, 4, drowned yesterday in a freak accident near his farm home.

State police said the boy was playing with two other youngsters near a shallow well when he fell into it. A boulder near the lip of the spring-fed well fell on top of Soule pinning him in eight inches of water. Two men were unable to move the boulder, and by the time additional help arrived, the... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Post -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  November 16, 1956
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Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

1959 - 2 Boys Perish In Gravel Pit
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) - Two young playmates perished yesterday when they were accidentally buried in a gravel pit opposite Wellesley College.

The victims were MARK KETCHUM, 12, one of three children in his family, and HAROLD ADAMS, JR., also 12, an only child.

Police Chief Robert P. MacBEY, summoned by a playmate of the two victims, said that when he arrived at the scene three small,... Read MORE...

The Corpus Christi Times -  Corpus Christi, Texas -  November 16, 1959
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1932  November 16 – New York City's Palace Theatre fully converts to a cinema, which is considered the final death knell of vaudeville as a popular entertainment in the United States.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.

1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

Still at war with Great Britain, the colonists were not eager to establish another powerful national government. Three-and-a-half years passed before the states ratified the Articles.

Eventually replaced by the United States... Read MORE...

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November 15, 1777
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1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

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Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite Pillar Rock, between Brookfield and Dahlia, Washington, west of Jim Crow Point. "Great joy in camp we are in view of the Ocian this great Pacific Ocean which we been so long anxious to See. and the... Read MORE...

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1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most wonderful invention of the day - Edison's Phonograph. The Sun says that nothing could be more incredible than the likelihood of once more hearing the voice of the dead, yet the invention of the new instrument is said to render this possible. Hereafter it is true that the voice is stilled, but whoever... Read MORE...

Cambridge Jeffersonian -  Cambridge, Ohio -  November 15, 1877
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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1896 - Fatal Explosion
By Associated Press

NIAGARA FALLS (N.Y.), Nov 14 - By the explosion of about thirty pounds of dynamite in the office building of Ed. Smith & Co., contractors in charge of the extension of the wheel pit and tunnel of the Niagara Falls Power Company, to-day, two men were instantly killed and one fatally injured. Three others were severely injured and several were cut and bruised by flying rocks... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 15, 1896
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Lewiston, Maine, USA

1902 - THE DOMESTIC PROBLEM - Both Sides of the Question Presented by One Who Has Been Mistress and Maid - The Golden Rule If Applied Would Solve the Problem
(Writer for The Sun.)

“Wanted – A capable American house girl.” Such is the tenor of many “want” ads running in the newspapers at this time of year throughout the country. And, indeed all through the year one is met often with the inquiry, “Do you know a good American girl I can get?” As long as there are homes, this domestic problem will be of no small interest...

Many families are obliged ... Read MORE...

The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  November 15, 1902
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

1904 - FIRE AT SIOUX FALLS. BLAZE IN BUSINESS DISTRICT CAUSES A LOSS OF $40,000.
A fire early Thursday morning gutted the two-story building occupied by the ANTHONY Candy Company, at Sioux Falls, S.D., destroyed the entire stock of the company and seriously damaged the PHILLIPS block, adjoining. The PHILLIPS block belongs to ex-Senator PETTIGREW.
The fire started in the basement of the building of the ANTHONY Candy Company, and the fire department was required to fight hard... Read MORE...

The Carroll Sentinel -  Iowa -  November 15, 1904
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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

1904 - KNOXVILLE LIBRARY BURNED. CITY'S SECOND BIG BLAZE IN THREE DAYS - FIRE DEPARTMENT CRIPPLED.
Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 14. - The Lawson McGhee Library, a three-story brick structure, at Gay Street and Vine Avenue, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. It was the city's second big fire in three days. On the ground floor of the building was a double store occupied by the VANCE Furniture Company. The second floor was devoted to the public library, containing about 15,000 volumes, and the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 15, 1904
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1939  November 15 – In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA 1890 - FATAL CRASH AT A SWITCH Three Men Killed and Several Others Injured in a Wreck.

Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA

1868 - 4-Year Old Saves Brother

A little four-year old girl, in Sudbury, Mass., saved the life of her brother, who had fallen into a cistern of water, by holding his head above the water until assistance arrived.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 14, 1868
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Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

1890 - FATAL CRASH AT A SWITCH
Three Men Killed and Several Others Injured in a Wreck.

A frightful wreck occurred on the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad, at seven o'clock a few nights ago, at a point in Pennsylvania between Carbondale and Mayfield.

An engine, while trying to make a switch, crashed into a passenger train going in an opposite direction at full speed.

The engineers and firemen escaped by jumping,... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  November 14, 1890
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Prescott, Arizona, USA

1900 - Warning Notice
Prescott, Ariz., Oct. 29, 1900.

I Elizabeth Barrington do hereby protest against any person or persons cutting lumber or wood of any kind from said ranch located on Groom creek and owned by said Elizabeth Barrington.

I also forbid any person taking any lumber from house or building or anything from said ranch. I also forbid any person opening any gate or driving or making public roads or... Read MORE...

Weekly Journal-Miner -  Prescott, Arizona -  November 14, 1900
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Des Moines, Iowa, USA

1906 - TWO ASPHYXIATED. YOUNG MEN OF DES MOINES ARE VICTIMS OF GAS.
Des Moines - FRANK MERRIAM, aged 25, and E. R. CAMPBELL, aged 22, were asphyxiated by illuminating gas in their room at 1435 West Locust Street. The double tragedy, from all appearances, was accidental. The gas jet, which worked very loosely, had been left partly open, apparently in the act of turning it off carelessly.

The room occupied by CAMPBELL and MERRIAM was fifteen by twelve feet in... Read MORE...

Anita Republican -  Iowa -  November 14, 1906
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1851  November 14 – Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick; or The Whale is published in the U.S. by Harper & Brothers, New York, after being first published on October 18 in London by Richard Bentley, in 3 volumes as The Whale.

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1910  November 14 - 1st airplane flight from deck of a ship, Norfolk, Va

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1922  November 14 – The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins radio service in the United Kingdom, broadcasting from station 2LO in London.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1869 - About seven months ago, a lady in Santa Clara, Cal., in kneeling down for the purpose of religious devotion...

Milford, New Hampshire, USA

1869 - Parsonage Problem
A church society in Milford, N.H., having repaired its church and raised its pastor's salary, set about providing him with a parsonage. Contributions of five thousand dollars were made, and a house bought, the deed drawn up, and the money ready to be paid, when it was found that the former deed was given in Know Nothing times, and forbade the sale of the land to any foreigner, and also prohibited ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 13, 1869
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Harwich, Massachusetts, USA (East, North, South, West) (Pleasant Lake)

1869  House Fire

The dwelling of Nathan Dowry, in Harwich, Mass., was destroyed by fire on the evening of the 3d, and his only children, two little girls, aged six and four years, perished. The parents were visiting a neighbor.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 13, 1869
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Santa Clara, California, USA

1869 - About seven months ago, a lady in Santa Clara, Cal., in kneeling down for the purpose of religious devotion,
knelt on the edge of a spring to her hoop skirt. She experienced some little pain in her knee at the time, but thought it no serious matter. However, the limb commenced swelling, and it became inflamed, causing her intense suffering. It continued to grow worse until a few days ago, when her physicians determined that the amputation of the limb was necessary to save the woman's life. The operation ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 13, 1869
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1881  Six Rum-Sellers to One Preacher

The Fall River, (Mass.) News, which is giving the temperance movement considerable aid has figured it out that the beer in this country last year cost the sum of $375,000,000, and that there are six rum-sellers to one preacher. It does seem to us that the ministry requires considerable rum, if it takes six men to wait on one preacher. The News has certainly made a mistake in this business.

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Macon Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  November 13, 1881
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1884 - Died "Full of Years"
The oft repeated, familiar psalm of the Good Book says: "The days of our years are three-score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be four-score years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away."

In the death of Mrs. Phoebe Brockway, Wednesday of present week, our community has an instance where human life was prolonged a year more than... Read MORE...

Union Springs Advertiser -  Union Springs, New York -  Thursday, November 13, 1884
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Lansing, Michigan, USA

1889 - A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.
Lansing, Mich., Oct. 13. - While the wrecking crew was engaged in cleaing away the freight wreck on the Lansing & Trannet Railway today, the hoisting beam of the steam derrick fell upon a group of over a dozen men.

Killed were, PETER QUINN, conductor of the construction train, of West Bay City; GEORGE RUBY, of Jackson, a machinist, and JOHN TENTILE, a brakeman, of Bay City.

The two former... Read MORE...

Sandusky Ohio Gazette -  Sandusky, Ohio -  November 13, 1889
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Miami, Florida, USA

1899  LOSSES BY FIRE

MIAMI, Fla., Nov.12. - The Miami Hotel a wooden building of 100 rooms, Mrs. Maggie Knapp's restaurant, owned by J. C. Gildewell; the Greet store and boarding house, the Miami Metropolis Building, and Joseph McDonald's machine shops and stables were burned to-day. The fire started from the extension of a gas stove in the hotel. The total loss is $60,750; insurance about $18,000.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 13, 1899
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1901 - BUILDING IS BADLY DAMAGED. MECHANIC ARTS HALL AT UNIVERSITY FIRESWEPT. CAUSE NOT AT ALL CERTAIN - EVIDENCE POINTS TO DEFECTIVE WIRING BUT IS NOT CONCLUSIVE - LOSS OF $16,000 SUSTAINED WITH NO INSURANCE.
Lincoln, Neb. - With the fourth floor of Mechanic Arts hall fireswept, the loss by blaze and water amounting to upwards of $16,000, the state university yesterday morning sustained the most serious fire loss in its history. The damage to the roof and interior equipment of the building will entail a $10,000 loss on the university itself. An additional $6,000 to $8,000 loss is sustained by... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  November 13, 1901
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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

1903 - CHICOPEE BRIDGE BURNED.
Wooden Way Across the Connecticut Destroyed by Fire.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 12. - The old wooden bridge across the Connecticut River between Chicopee Junction and West Springfield was burned this noon. Sparks carried by the strong westerly wind set fire to a number of buildings in Chicopee, including the Boston and Maine station, and the entire Fire Department was called out. The loss, aside ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 13, 1903
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA

1907 - GIRLS FACE DEATH BY EXPLOSION
Hurled from Their Beds Into Cellar of an Academy Dormitory.

FIRE HEMS THEM IN NEAR DEATH

Panic Results and Many Fatalities are Narrowly Averted at Fast Greenwich, Rhode Island

East Greenwich, R. I., Nov 13. – Two girl students are dying and a third was painfully injured and many narrow escapes from death in a boiler explosion and fire in the Greenwich Academy’s new Eastman dormitory,... Read MORE...

Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 13, 1907
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Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

1938 - Distillery Burns, Loss Is $2,250,000
OWENSBORO, Ky., Nov. 12 (AP)—A wild fire raged out of control Saturday night at the Glenmore Distillery, one of the largest in the country.

Company officials had small hope of saving the plant from complete destruction.

An unofficial canvas of insurance men placed the loss already at $2,225,000.

Flames roared through three warehouses, the bottling plant and the company office and was... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  November 13, 1938
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Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, USA

1940 - BLAST KILLS 8.
Woodbridge, N.J., Nov. 12. - (AP) - A mysterious, deafening blast shattered 14 buildings in and adjoining the United Railway Signal Co. plant today, killing eight persons and breaking windows 17 miles away in Bayonne.

Five dead, four of them women employes, were carried out of the smoking ruins by rescue crews working in a steady rain.

Two other women workers died in hospitals.

Then the... Read MORE...

Sandusky Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  November 13, 1940
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Seattle, Washington, USA

1941 - Traffic Crash Fatal to Pair
Publisher of Seattle Suburban Weekly and Wife Die When Auto and Truck Collide

Seattle, Nov, 13. – (AP) – Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MANIRE, publishers of the Aurora Herald, suburban weekly, were killed today when their light sedan virtually was demolished in a collision with a sawdust truck.
Jack WILLIAMS, the truck driver, said the accident occurred during a driving rain, and could not be avoided.... Read MORE...

Daily Chronicle -  Centralia, Washington -  November 13, 1941
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1851  November 13 - The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington

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1869  Four inches of snow fell on the 7th at Covington, Va., and Greensboro, N. C.


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1887  November 13 – Bloody Sunday: Police in London clash with radical and Irish nationalist protesters.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION Union Workers Demanded Girl's Discharge and the Company Promptly Refused

Little Falls, New York, USA

1885 - A WEST SHORE TRAIN SINKS IN A SWAMP NEAR LITTLE FALLS. The Wife Of Assemblyman CHAS. PRATT of Rochester Killed - Three Other Passengers Seriously Injured.
A terrible and fatal accident occurred on the West Shore railroad shortly after midnight Monday, just above what is called "the Big Branch," situated 1 1/ 4 miles west of Little Falls station and near where the passenger and freight trains collided a few weeks ago. The only cause known for the accident is a washout, which has done its terrible work well.

The Train Sinks Into A Ditch.
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Lowhill Journal & Republican -  New York -  November 12, 1885
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Noblesville, Indiana, USA

1887  Suicide

William M. Locks, a retired banker whose fortunes had become impaired by unfortunate speculation, committed suicide by shooting Thursday morning at Des Moines, Ia. He recently removed from Noblesville, Ind.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 12, 1887
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Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION
Union Workers Demanded Girl's Discharge and the Company Promptly Refused

Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 11 - The employment of three daughters of Simon Coffee who it is said, will not join the weavers union was the cause of a strike at the Lawton Cotton mills today, about 30 hands walking out when it became known that the girls would not become affiliated with the organization to which all the other... Read MORE...

Meriden Morning Record -  Meriden, Connecticut -  November 12, 1907
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Jamaica, New York, USA

1911 - Electric Train Wreck
A thick fog descended on the city early yesterday morning and tied up traffic on the railroads and in the harbor until shortly after 11 o'clock, when the sun dispelled the gloom and allowed transportation to return to normal.

Several persons were hurt in the two suburban collisions. One occurred just west of Dunton, near Jamaica. Electric train 1,716, in charge of Motorman PETER GEE and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 12, 1911
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)

1923 - "Wooster Ain't Manchester"
Diners in a Harrisburg restaurant last evening were treated to a real comedy. A gentleman, presumably from out-of-town, went to the telephone to put in a call.

"I want to speak to the City Hospital, in Worcester, Massachusetts." He said it thus, "In Wooster, Mass." And then the fun began.

"No, no. I don't want Manchester. I want Wooster, Mass."

"I ain't Jewish. You talk like a... Read MORE...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  November 12, 1923
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1927  November 12 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River linking New Jersey with New York City.

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1936  November 12 – In California, the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1872 - The Great Boston Fire.

Auburn, New York, USA

1854  Convicts and Religion

Examinations made at Auburn, New York, showed that out of nine hundred convicts, only forty-seven had ever been in a Sabbath School, and that of these only seventeen had been regular scholars.

Daily Free Democrat -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  November 11, 1854
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1872 - The Great Boston Fire.
The city of Boston, second commercial city in the United States, has, within the past thirty-six hours, been visited by one of the most extensive and destructive conflagrations which this country has ever witnessed, only inferior to the memorable Chicago fire in October, 1871, in the enormous magnitude of the loss. The Chicago fire desolated nearly the whole of that city, entailing a frightful... Read MORE...

Titusville Morning Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  November 11, 1872
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Marlow, New Hampshire, USA

1885  Runaway

Marlow. A few days since, as William L. Abbott was driving in his lumber wagon on the Symondsville road, he was overtaken and run into by a runaway team. He was thrown under the body of his wagon, while his horse went on with the forward wheels. Upon examination it was found that, besides being bruised considerably, his jaw was broken.

New-Hampshire Sentinel -  Keene, New Hampshire -  November 11, 1885
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1898 - SLAIN BY A FALLING ROOF - Its Collapse on a New Theatre In Detroit Buries Workmen. - OVER HALF A SCORE KILLED.
Nearly Twenty Men Are Injured – The Roof Fell Without Warning and Buried the Workmen Beneath the Ruins – Not a Man Escaped Unwounded – The Building Was Uncompleted.

DETROIT, Mich. (Special). - The new five-story Wonderland Theatre Building is now in ruins, and fifteen lives have been sacrificed by an appalling accident, which occurred therein Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 2 o'clock,... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  November 11, 1898
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North Bay, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada

1908 - STEAMER BLOWS UP; 5 DEAD. DISASTROUS ACCIDENT TO THE TEMISKAMING AT NORTH BAY, ONTARIO.
North Bay, Ontario, Nov. 10. - The steamer TEMISKAMING was approaching the landing at Temiskaming at 6 o'clock to-night when the boiler exploded, wrecking the steamer and causing the death of at least five persons by the explosion or drowning. Several passengers and the crew were hurled into the water by the shock, and many are injured.
Owing to the remoteness of the scene of the tragedy,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 11, 1908
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Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard)

1912 - CHAMPION LOUIS CYR DIES AT MONTREAL
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MONTREAL, Nov. 10. - Louis Cyr, aged forty-nine, born at St. Cyprien, Quebec, the world's champion weight lifter, died here today at his daughter's residence after a week's illness. Cyr toured Europe exhibited with the Barnum and Ringling concerns, and ran a circus himself for a time in Canada and the United States. His best unequaled record was made in Boston in... Read MORE...

The Salt Lake Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  November 11, 1912
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1926  November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.

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

1976  Century-old twins

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - Emmanuel and Samuel Lussier's relatives are planning a centennial celebration of their own next year when the twin brothers reach a landmark birthday. Emmanuel and Samuel were born Aug. 11, 1877. They are believed to be the oldest male twins in New England.

The Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  November 11, 1976
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1871  The town of Ashfield, Mass., was recently obliged to pay $19,135.81 to a lady who was injured by falling through a defective bridge.
Before the commencement of the suit the lady offered to settle for $1,000; but the Selectmen of the town were obstinate and preferred the suit.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1911  November 11 - Oklahoma City established a record high of 83 degrees and record low of 17 degrees that same day.

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1933  November 11 – Dust Bowl: In South Dakota, a very strong dust storm strips topsoil from desiccated farmlands

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Greenerpasture Daily News - 1888 George H. Vanderbilt, of New York, purchased one thousand acres of mountain lands near Asheville, N.C.

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1832  Cholera

Oct. 26 - We learn that within the last ten days, nine persons have died of cholera at the parish of Pointe aux Trembles, about twenty miles above Quebec, on the road to Montreal; of that number four died in one house and four in two other houses.

Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  November 10, 1832
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)

1855 - CATASTROPHE BY FIRE.
The Cordasville Manufactory, near Worcester, Massachusetts, was burned on the 1st inst. There were between eighty and one hundred operatives in the Factory, and so rapid was the flames, that all egress was cut off, and the only alternative was to jump from the windows or be burnt to death.

All the operatives in the third and fourth stories were obliged to jump from the windows. A few in the... Read MORE...

The Weekly Portage Sentinel -  Ravenna, Ohio -  November 10, 1855
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Asheville, North Carolina, USA

1888  George H. Vanderbilt, of New York, purchased one thousand acres of mountain lands near Asheville, N.C.,

where it was said on the 2d he would build a large industrial institute for the free education of poor white children, who would be taught how to work in wood and metals and thus become skilled mechanics.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 10, 1888
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Milledgeville, Georgia, USA

1897 - GEORGIA ASYLUM ON FIRE. NEGRO SECTION OF THE MILLEDGEVILLE INSTITUTION DESTROYED - NO LIVES LOST OWING TO EXCELLENT DISCIPLINE.
Milledgeville, Ga., Nov. 9. - The negro section of the Georgia Insane Asylum burned today. There were within the walls at the time the fire broke out inmates and all over 700 persons, but the efficiency of administration was such that no lives were lost.

The group of buildings constituting the section covered about four acres. The fire started in the attic above one of the wards on the east... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 10, 1897
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Queens, New York, USA

1902 - BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS TWO MEN
Pumping Station on Shore Road in Queens Destroyed.

Trees Broken Off - Windows Shattered Half a Mile Away - Steel Plates Had Been Worn Thin - Story of an Eye Witness.

Two men were killed and one of the pumping stations of the city's water supply system on the Shore Road in Queens Borough totally destroyed by an explosion yesterday morning. One of the two big boilers which furnished the power ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 10, 1902
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1906  August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.

Splendid Talking Machine. The Victor Victrola, a splendid new talking machine, is being exhibited by Wharton Brothers. This is the costliest and by far the most nearly perfect ever seen here. It has been on the market for only about one month. It has no horn, as is usually the case, but it has the appearance of a mahogany cabinet.

Daily Industrial News -  Greensboro, North Carolina -  November 10, 1906
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

1907 - 1 DEAD, 5 INJURED IN WRECK. Passenger Express and Freight Trains in Head-On Collision
WEST BROOKFIELD, Mass., Nov. 9. - The Southwestern Express, No. 46, on the Boston & Albany Division of the New York Central Railroad, bound for Boston, collided head-on with a freight train near this station at 10:40 A. M. to-day. Charles Hyde of Boston, a brakeman on the express, was killed, and four other members of the express train crew and one passenger on the express were severely... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 10, 1907
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Duluth, Minnesota, USA

1907 - BIG FIRE AT DULUTH. Damage Figured at $2,268,000 and One Life Believed Lost
DULUTH, Min., Nov. 9.- Fire which started in the Great Northern elevator, at Superior, Wis., about 9 o'clock last night, was brought under control early today, after having destroyed the elevator, three flour mills, forty homes and 700,000 bushels of grain. Two scows, a derrick and two tugs were also destroyed.

The total loss is figured at $2,268,000, including about three-quarters of a... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  November 10, 1907
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1915 - ONE MAN IS KILLED. When Upper Section of Construction Tower Collapses This Morning
One man was injured so badly that the died within an hour at the St. Joseph's hospital and another was painfully hurt at 10 o'clock this morning when the upper thirty feet of the 156-foot construction tower, being used in the erection of the new storage warehouse at the Fort Wayne Electric works' plant, in Broadway, suddenly collapsed.

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The Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  November 10, 1915
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1938  November 10 - On the eve of Armistice Day, Kate Smith sings Irving Berlin's God Bless America for the first time on her weekly radio show.

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1888  At Montreux, on the lake of Geneva, in Switzerland, a reservoir used to work and electric railway burst on the 6th, destroying numerous houses and drowning many persons.


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1898  November 10 - Race riot in Wilmington NC (8 blacks killed)

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1874 - November 9 - A famous hoax at the zoo, called the New York Zoo hoax, is also known as The Central Park Zoo Escape and the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874.

Gardiner, Maine, USA

1869  Schoolhouse Fire

AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 8. The Lyccum building, at Gardiner, used as the schoolhouse for the highschool, was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 9, 1869
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1874 - November 9 - A famous hoax at the zoo, called the New York Zoo hoax, is also known as The Central Park Zoo Escape and the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874.
It was a hoax perpetrated by the New York Herald about a supposed breakout of animals from the Central Park Zoo on November 9, 1874.
The article warned that dangerous animals were loose in the city, with casualties of 49 dead and 200 injured. Many readers panicked, even though the end of the story stated "the entire story given above is a pure fabrication." The authors later claimed their intent ... Read MORE...

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1879 - Fatal Loss and Fire. Fire Persons Burned To Death In The Ruins Of A Candy Manufactory.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 8. - A terrible disaster occurred at the corner of Second and Main Streets yesterday afternoon. Four brick three-story building occupied by Carle & Sons, cracker and candy manufacturers, tumbled down and were completely consumed by fire. At the time the accident occurred, 107 persons, mostly boys and girls, aged from 12 to 20 years, were at work in the factory, all of whom... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 9, 1879
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Missoula County, Montana, USA (Missoula)

1905 - SERIOUSLY INJURED. MANY PASSENGERS HURT IN ACCIDENT ON NORTHERN PACIFIC.
Missoula, Mont., Nov. 9. - The Northern Pacific passenger train No. 94, eastbound, running thirty miles an hour, crashed into the rear of an eastbound freight two miles west of here today and a score of passengers and trainmen were injured. The two engineers received injuries which probably will prove fatal.

The passenger train was drawn by two heavy engines. The freight train was coming into... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  November 9, 1905
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Superior, Wisconsin, USA

1907 - 600,000 BUSHELS OF GRAIN DESTROYED AT SUPERIOR - Great Northern Elevator Burns to Ground and Fire Also Does Further Damage - Total Loss Over Two Millions
SUPERIOR, Wis., Nov. 9. - Six hundred thousand bushels of grain, principally wheat, was destroyed early to-day, when the Great Northern elevator "A," one of the largest in the world, was burned to the ground. The flames also reached to the Grand Republic mill on Towner Bay Slip, the great lakes dredge and Rock Company and dock and the Duluth Superior Storage Company and the total loss is... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  November 9, 1907
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Gouverneur, New York, USA

1909 - BRAKEMAN KILLED IN A SMASHUP ON R. W. & O. DIVISION.
ARTHUR SMITH MEETS DEATH AND FIREMAN EDWARD BEALS IS PROBABLY FATALLY INJURED AS RESULT OF ACCIDENT NEAR GOUVERNEUR.

Gouverneur, Nov. 8. - One of the worst freight accidents in the history of this division of the R. W. & O. railroad occurred this morning at 6:10 o'clock, in the vicinity of the St. Lawrence Marble quarry, in which ARTHUR SMITH, of Gouverneur, a brakeman, was killed, are EDWARD... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  November 9, 1909
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Elyria, Ohio, USA

1929 - FIVE KILLED BY GAS EXPLOSION.
Elyria, Nov. 9 (INS) - Five workmen were killed and four seriously injured when a gas explosion damaged the plant of the Timm Spring Company, here this morning.

The blast occurred shortly after 7:00 a.m. as the workmen were entering the plant.

Only one of the dead men is identified so far. He is JOHN RAPLE, aged 21, a workman.

All of the bodies of the dead men were horribly mangled,... Read MORE...

The Van Wert Daily Bulletin -  Ohio -  November 9, 1929
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1919  November 9 – Felix the Cat appears in Feline Follies, marking the first cartoon character to become popular.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - East Lyme, Connecticut, USA 1874 Never Gets Out of Bed

East Windsor, Connecticut, USA

1851 - The Water Company
I have noticed in your paper and the Courant, that the Water Company will commence operations in the spring. Having in my peregrinations become acquainted with the locale of the water, distance to bring water into the city and height of streams above our city, I can speak by book. The best stream of water within twenty miles of our city will be found at Ketch Mills, about twelve miles North-East, ... Read MORE...

Hartford Weekly Times -  Hartford, Connecticut -  November 8, 1851
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Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

1853 - Great Fire at Green Bay, Wis. - Half the Town Destroyed.
ALBANY, Monday, Nov. 7.

The town of Green Bay, Wis., was visited by a destructive fire on Monday night, which consumed some thirty buildings, including three warehouses, the United States Hotel, the Advocate's Office, &c., entailing a total loss of about $100,000, which is only partially insured. The warehouses, which contained large quantities of goods belonging to up-country merchants, were... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 8, 1853
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1865 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT MEADVILLE - Loss from $75,000 to $100,000
A destructive fire occurred at Meadville on Thursday night, resulting in the destruction of property to the amount of between $75,000 and $100,000. The fire broke out in the extensive woolen factory Messrs H. S. & F. W. Huidekoper, and not withstanding the prompt arrival of the fire department, the flames had gained such headway as to render all efforts to save the building fruitless. In a short... Read MORE...

The Franklin Repository -  Chambersburg, Pennsylvania -  November 8, 1865
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA

1874  Never Gets Out of Bed

There is a man in East Lyme who has kept his bed for six years because he was once disappointed in love. He isn't sick, but simply chronically sorry that he didn't get that girl. His mother waits upon him constantly. The man had a brother who once lay abed for five years.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 8, 1874
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1897 - MIDNIGHT FIRE AT LOUISVILLE. DAMAGE DONE IN THE WHOLESALE DISTRICT TO THE AMOUNT OF $150,000.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 7. - A fire broke out at midnight tonight on Main Street, in the wholesale business district.

The flames originated on the top floor of the four-story building occupied by Buford & Lawson wholesale millinery dealers, and quickly spread to the four-story building on the west, occupied by Benjamin B. Aller, wholesale dealer in boots and shoes. The flames were fed by a large ... Read MORE...

Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  November 8, 1897
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St Augustine, Florida, USA

1897 - BIG HOTEL BURNED. INCENDIARIES CAUSE A FIRE AT ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.
St. Augustine, Fla., Nov. 7. - The Hotel San Marco one of the finest and most commodious hotel properties in this city, was burned to the ground this morning, entailing a loss of about $250,000, with less than $20,000 insurance.

The owner of the San Marco was William Boale (or Beale) of Boston, and it was leased to McDowell & Palmer, and would have been opened next month.

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Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  November 8, 1897
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Gloucester Township, New Jersey, USA

1911  TRAIN KILLS FREEHOLDER

GLOUCESTER, N. J., Nov. 8. - Thomas Cunningham, member of the Board of Freeholders of Gloucester County, was struck and instantly killed by an express train at the Pennsylvania Railroad crossing in Westville, his home, today.

Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 8, 1911
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Laramie, Wyoming, USA

1920 - MAIL PILOT KILLED. BODY OF FLYER IS FOUND IN WRECKAGE OF PLANE.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 8. - The body of JOHN P. WOODWARD, an air mail pilot was found in the wreckage of his plane at the siding 40 miles west of Cheyenne and fifteen miles southeast of Laramie, Wyo., late this afternoon, according to word brought here Sunday night by railroad men.

WOODWARD was last reported over Laramie at 2:40 o'clock Saturday afternoon.

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San Antonio Light -  San Antonio, Texas -  November 8, 1920
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1731  November 8 - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library

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1883  Stamps Stolen
The Haverhill, Massachusetts, post office was burglarized on Wednesday night and $500 in money and $7,000 worth of stamps stolen.

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1933  November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

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