Thursday, June 22, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 22

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

1843 - Fire
Le Journal de Quebec, of Tuesday last, states that the house of Mr. Pierre Chouinard at Kamouraska, was destroyed by fire on Saturday last occasioned by a child playing with lucifer matches in a room where he was alone with another child of eight months old, who perished in the flames. The mother was absent at church at the time, and the father was also from home. The fire took in the bed, and... Read MORE...

Southern Patriot -  South Carolina -  June 22, 1843
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West Haven, Connecticut, USA

1869  Mr and Mrs Tom Thumb

Commodore Nutt and Minne Warren were married on Thursday, at the residence of Tom Thumb's mother, (Mrs. Stratton,) at West Haven, Conn. Tom Thumb and his pretty little wife, once Miss Lavina Warren, the sister of the bride, acted as groomsman and bridesmaid.

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Critic-Record -  Washington, D.C. -  June 22, 1869
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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1875 - Burning of French Catholic Church
The sad disaster caused by the burning of the French Catholic church at Holyoke, Massachusetts, still causes great gloom in that part of the country. The deaths number about 80. A considerable number of the victims were French Canadians, and their charred and mangled corpses have been sent to their relatives in the Dominion for burial. On the 29th of May the services for over 48 victims were... Read MORE...

The Times -  London, England -  June 22, 1875
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Preston, Connecticut, USA

1880  Rats

A farmer in Preston, Conn., who was troubled with rats, purchased a cat with a reputation as a mouser, and rats were soon among the things that were. But on going into the cellar, one day, he saw rats sharing the noonday meal of the cat. The cat appeared to be charmed by them. The farmer allowed the strange friendship to exist for several days.

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Richford, Vermont, USA

1892 - Disastrous Flood in Vermont.
RICHFORD, Vt., June 21. - The most disastrous flood since 1869 has visited this section. The booms in the Mississquoi River broke early this morning and thousands of logs belonging to the Richford Lumber Company, Baker, Brainerd & Co., and C. P. Stevens & Co., went down the stream, entailing a loss which can hardly be estimated.

Aside from the loss to the mill companies, a large number of men... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 22, 1892
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Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1895 - The Biggest in America - A Mill to Be Erected in Adams, Mass., to Employ 1000 People.
North Adams, Mass., June 22. - The biggest cotton mill in America is to be built at once in Adams. This was decided at a meeting of capitalists last night.

The mill will employ over 1000 people, will have 80,000 spindles, and 2100 looms and will cost $1,000,000. It will be 425 feet long and 116 feet wide, with an ell, and will be five stories high.

The enterprise is brought to Adams by the... Read MORE...

Lewiston Sunday Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  June 22, 1895
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

1898 - SERIOUS ACCIDENT. William Fernald Felled by a Falling Electric Light Pole
The North end was the scene of another terrible accident this morning when William Fernald of Eliot, received injuries that will likely prove fatal.

He was employed on the bridge gang of the Boston and Maine railroad under foreman Preble and at the time of the accident, was engaged in tearing out the old stationary engine houses and runs at Walker's coal pocket.

A rope had been attached to... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 22, 1898
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Beverly, Massachusetts, USA (Prides Crossing)

1910 - 2 DIE IN FIRE AT BEVERLY.
Three Other Men in Cottage Severely Injured

Beverly, Mass., June 21. - Two men were burned to death and three others received severe injuries in a fire which destroyed the Century Club cottage and an adjoining small summer residence at Bates parks, in this city, today. The dead are Henry B. Barrett, a drug clerk, of Peabody, and Bert McShane, of Salem.

The five men had hired the cottage for ... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  June 22, 1910
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Richmond, Virginia, USA

1910 - KILLED BY LIVE WIRE.
Richmond Lineman Touched 3,000-Voltage Current With Ungloved Hand.

Special to The Washington Post.
Richmond, Va., June 21. - In sight of fellow-workmen Grover C. Weber, 25 years old, a lineman, was electrocuted when he caught a 3,000-voltage wire with his ungloved hand this afternoon. He was on a high ladder at the sandhouse of the Virginia Passenger and Power Company, and his body was held... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  June 22, 1910
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San Bernadino, California, USA

1914  MILLIONAIRE CRUSHED BY BOULDER IS DEAD

San Bernadino June 22. - George A. Ralphs, millionaire grocer of Los Angeles, died here several hours after a three-ton boulder had crushed his leg. The accident occurred in the San Bernadino mountains back of Arrowhead, when Ralphs, standing on the rock, moved aside to make room for Mrs. Ralphs to jump down beside him. The boulder gave way and he fell under it.

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  June 22, 1914
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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

1932 - CORONER'S JURY PROBES FATAL DAM EXPLOSION
LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 23 - (UP) - A dynamite explosion which claimed the lives of two men and injured three others late Saturday night, near the site of Boulder dam, was scheduled for investigation by a coroner's jury today.

The dead were William Bryant, 42, and Jim Sweeney. Lee Ivey, C. Buckston, 25, and Press Hughes, 28, were the injured, Ivey the most seriously.

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Ogden Standard Examiner -  Ogden, Utah -  June 22, 1931
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York, Maine, USA

1933 - BOY DROWNED IN POOL AT YORK
William Mackie, 11, Loses His Life While At Play
William Mackie, aged 11, of York Village, was drowned yesterday afternoon at the private swimming pool of Andrew Murray Williams at Highland Farm, York Village. He was playing with his brother Edward, aged 7, along the cement wall, when in some way he slipped. The younger brother ran a quarter of a mile to notify his parents. Floyd Rockwell... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 22, 1933
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Lubbock, Texas, USA

1981  June 22 - A young woman from Lubbock, TX, was struck by lightning.

The bolt of lightning struck just above her right shoulder near her neck, and passed right to left through her body, tearing her warm-ups, causing her tennis shoes to explode, and lifting her two feet into the air.

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1870  June 22 - The U.S. Congress creates the United States Department of Justice.

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1918  June 22 – Suspects in the Chicago Restaurant Poisonings are arrested, and more than 100 waiters are taken into custody, for poisoning restaurant customers with a lethal powder called Mickey Finn.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 21

1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are requested to take particular Notice of its Course, and Deviation from a strait Line in the Walls or other Matter affected by it, its different Operations or Effects on Wood, Stone, Bricks, Glass,... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Gazette -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  June 21, 1753
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1806 - June 16 - A total eclipse of the sun was viewed from southern California to Massachusetts.
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"The long expected Solar Eclipse has completely engrossed the attention of all orders and conditions of people. The tops of the houses, and every accessible eminence, were occupied by immense numbers of spectators anxiously awaiting to behold this rare and interesting phenomenon. The progress of this curious spectacle was watched... Read MORE...

The Evening Post -  New York, New York -  June 21, 1806
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Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA

1886 - INJURED IN A COLLISION. A WRECK DUE TO A CONDUCTOR'S NEGLECT OF ORDERS
EAST PEPPEREL, Mass., June 20. - The north-bound passenger train No. 49, on the Worcester and Nashua Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad, due here at 7:51 last evening, and consisting of a baggage car and two passenger coaches, collided with an extra south-bound freight train of 17 cars, about 30 rods from this station last night. Engineer Whittemore, of the passenger train, who discovered... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 21, 1886
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Oswego, New York, USA

1899 - BURNED TO DEATH - In a Hotel Fire - Others Fatally Injured.
HERALD-STAR Special Telegraphic Service.

OSWEGO, N. Y., June 21. - The Eagle hotel, a three-story wooden structure, was gutted by fire this morning. Mrs. Rachel Ding, 60 years of age, was burned to death, and five other persons received severe injuries from burns or jumping from windows. The injured are:

Mrs. Doyle, wife of the proprietor, severely burned; her infant daughter thrown from... Read MORE...

Steubenville Daily Herald -  Steubenville, Ohio -  June 21, 1899
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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1907 - HURT BY JUMPING FROM CAR. Brakeman Thought Car Would Overturn and Leaped.
William H. Whalen, a brakeman employed by the Boston and Albany railroad, was seriously hurt late yesterday afternoon by jumping from a car which was being switched in the local freight yard. The car collided with another one, the forward trucks leaving the rails and the end being crushed like an eggshell. Evidently Whalen thought the car would overturn, as he jumped to the track below. He... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 21, 1907
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1907 - MISS ROBINSON’S BODY FOUND. Recovered From Pontoosuc Lake Early Yesterday Afternoon — Clothing Did Not Catch Fire.
At 2:30 yesterday afternoon the body of Miss Lucy May Robinson, who was drowned Tuesday night in Pontoosuc lake following the burning of the launch Gwendolin, was brought to the surface. The grappling-irons used by Police Sergeant Flynn and Officer McColgan caught in the skirt of the young woman’s dress, also the top of one of her shoes. The body was found at a point about 1000 feet from the... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 21, 1907
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Watertown, Wisconsin, USA

1909 - WATERTOWN HAS AN $80,000 FIRE.
Watertown, Wis., June 21. - Fire yesterday destroyed the main factory building of the G. B. Lewis company, manufacturers of beekeepers' supplies and one of the largest in this country. The loss is estimated at $80,000 and was fully insured. Help was asked of Oconomowoc and the department sent an engine, but the fire was under control at the time it reached the city. Several firemen were overcome... Read MORE...

The LaCrosse Tribune -  La Crosse, Wisconsin -  June 21, 1909
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Hampton, Virginia, USA (Phoebus)

1966 - TWO DIE AS PLANE SMASHES HOMES. 60 LEFT HOMELESS IN VIRGINIA. MARINE BOMBERS IN MID-AIR COLLISION.
Hampton, Va., (AP) - Officials said today they were convinced there were no more dead or injured in the rubble of a suburban neighborhood devastated by the flaming crash of a Marine Corps attack bomber hurtling from an in-flight collision.

Police said two persons - a 30 year old mother, MARY GALLANT and her 19-month-old son DONALD - died. Forty-four persons were treated for injuries, mainly... Read MORE...

Port Arthur News -  Port Arthur, Texas -  June 21, 1966
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1939  June 21 – New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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1946  June 21 - 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas

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1954  June 21 - A severe hailstorm struck Wichita KS and vicinity causing nine million dollars damage.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 20

Utica, New York, USA

1831 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN UTICA.
From the Utica Observer of Thursday.

On Sunday afternoon about 3 o'clock, a most alarming fire broke out in the stable of Messrs. DODGE & HART, in rear of buildings on Seneca Street, south side of the canal. The fire spread with such uncommon rapidity, that in a few minutes a number of buildings surrounding the one in which it originated, were enveloped in flames. Our firemen were prompt in... Read MORE...

Huron Reflector -  Elyria, Ohio -  June 20, 1831
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

1831 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.
The following letter from the Rev. Mr. Rowland, to the editor of the National Gazette, describes, in a most vivid manner, this sorrowful occurrence.

Fayetteville, N.C. May 29, 1831.
Sir - FAYETTEVILLE IS NO MORE !! - This morning the sun rose upon us in its beauty, and with gladdened hearts we flocked to the churches of our God. Now we are in ruins. But two stores of all that this place... Read MORE...

Huron Reflector -  Elyria, Ohio -  June 20, 1831
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Danvers, Massachusetts, USA

1868  A tomb in the old burying ground in Danvers, Mass., holding the remains of the Putnam family for generations past, was recently broken into by some boys,

who stole the silver plates from the coffins, and carried off and sold the bones to peddlers. One of the parties was caught, which led to the detection of others,. When arrested, they had a basket of bones with them, and were playing foot-ball with the human skulls taken from the tomb.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 20, 1868
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay with bunting. The statue, on board the French steamer Isere, was escorted up the bay by several French and American men-of-war and more than 100 steamers and yachts, the shores of New Jersey and Long... Read MORE...

Chicago Daily Tribune -  Chicago, Illinois -  June 20, 1885
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Simsbury, Connecticut, USA

1900 - SIMSBURY’S DISASTROUS FIRE
Principal Buildings of the Village Destroyed in Early Morning Blaze.

LOSS ESTIMATED AT FULLY $25,000

Flames Originated in Third Story of Hotel Due to a Defective Chimney—Guests Escaped, but Fire Spread Despite Firemen’s Best Efforts to Control It.

Simsbury, Conn., June 20 — The most disastrous fire, which has visited Simsbury in many years, early today destroyed four buildings in the... Read MORE...

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  June 20, 1900
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South Bend, Indiana, USA

1900  Fatal Hotel Fire.

South Bend, Ind., June 20.-Fire in the Morrison Hotel early this morning resulted in the death of L.C. Smart, a telephone lineman, and the serious injury of six other persons. Loss $25,000.

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  June 20, 1900
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Rockville, Connecticut, USA

1900 - BOY DROWNED AT ROCKVILLE - Searching Party Finds His Body After Dragging a String of Lakes.
Rockville, Conn., June 20.-- The body of Barney Fynol, 14 years old was found in Adams Mill pond here just before noon today. The lad had been missing since yesterday afternoon. The last seen of the young Fynol was when he returned from school yesterday afternoon. Shortly after reaching home he strolled off and as there was a circus in town nothing was though of his absence at first, but then at... Read MORE...

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  June 20, 1900
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1908 - THREE MEN DEAD IN A MINE - Explosion Near Monongahela, Pa., With Fatal Results.
MONONGAHELA, Pa., June 19. - Three miners are dead, two others perhaps fatally burned, and fifteen entombed, many of whom are supposed to be dead from an explosion at the Ellsworth No. 1 mine of the Pittsburg Coal company near here today. It is feared the entombed men are also dead. Of the victims taken from the mine JOHN BEAL is the only one identified. The others are foreigners whose features... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  June 20, 1908
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Randolph, Vermont, USA

1911 - SCALDED BY STEAM Twenty Passengers Hurt in "Side-swiping" at Randolph MONTREAL SLEEPER IS WRECKED Engine of the Freight Extra Sticks Out Over Main Line and Cylinder Head is Torn Off.
Special to the Messenger)
Randolph, June 20. - Another accident was added to the toll on the Central Vermont railway this morning at 2:50 o'clock when north bound Montreal sleeper, known as train No. 1, "sideswiped" the engine on the south bound freight extra, which was on what is known as the west siding. The cylinder on engine No. 415 projected out into the right of way of engine No. 211 on... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  June 20, 1911
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Montgomery, Vermont, USA

1911  MONTGOMERY. John Lafountain Injured by Fall as Staging Gives Away.

While shingling the roof of Leo Bombard's barn the staging upon which John Lafountain was working gave away and Mr. Lafountain fell to the ground striking his head upon a stick of timber and being rendered unconscious for a short time. A physician was called and though no bones were found to be broken he is badly bruised about the head and one side.

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  June 20, 1911
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1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.
Citizenship Given Indians
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Every native-born Indian in this country is made a citizen of the United States by act of President Coolidge in signing the Indian Citizenship measure. About 125,000 Indians are given citizenship by this latest act of Congress. About 200,000 Indians already have been made citizens.

This is merited recognition of the claims the American Indian ... Read MORE...

Santa Ana Register -  Santa Ana, California -  June 20, 1924
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

1957 - LIGHTNING BOLTS HIT ENCAMPED GUARDSMEN.
Ft. Bragg, N. C. (UP) - Lightning bolts, flashing from an electrical storm, struck in the center of bivouacing National Guardsmen
Wednesday, killing two men and injuring some 47 others.

The victims, identified as Pfc. ARTHUR BELTON NORRIS, JR., 19, and Pfc. WALTER LEE MILAN, 26, both of Kannapolis, were among 8,000 members of the famed 30th Infantry (Old Hickory) Division of the Carolina... Read MORE...

Panama City Herald -  Panama City, Florida -  June 20, 1957
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Southampton, Massachusetts, USA

1964 - SEN. KENNEDY INJURED IN PLANE CRASH. AIDE AND PILOT KILLED WHEN LIGHT CRAFT MEETS DISASTER AT MASSACHUSETTS AIRPORT.
Southampton, Mass. - (UPI) - Sen. EDWARD M. KENNEDY, suffered a broken back and two other men were killed when a light plane crashed Friday night in dense fog in an apple orchard.

KENNEDY was in fair condition at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in nearby Northampton.

Doctors said, "There are no head injuries and no neurological findings. He has complete use of his legs and hands."

Sen. BIRCH... Read MORE...

Coshocton Tribune -  Ohio -  June 20, 1964
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1682  A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound.

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1893  Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 19

1862 - May 20 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.
THE HOMESTEAD ACT - Letters are coming to the post offices in Nebraska, by hundreds, in which enquiries are made concerning the prospect of obtaining good quarter sections of land under the Homestead Act. The nearest good lands now available are about an average of eight miles from the river. -- The best lands; those having plenty of timber are along the upper branches of the Nemahas, on Salt... Read MORE...

Nebraska Advertiser -  Brownville, Nebraska -  June 19, 1862
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1869  Explosion

The late explosion at the Cincinnati gas works was caused by striking a match to light a tobacco pipe. The man who did it was the only victim of the disaster.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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White Plains, New York, USA

1869  Insane Asylum

The managers of the New York Hospitals have decided to locate the new Insane Asylum at White Plains, Westchester County. It will cost a million dollars and accommodate 500 patients.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange)

1869  Soldiers' Home

The Soldiers' Home in Albany, N.Y., has been closed for lack of appropriation by the Legislature for support, and its two hundred inmates will be taken to the government institution at Augusta, Me.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Derry, New Hampshire, USA

1869  One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary

The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the settlement of Derry, N. H., was celebrated on June 10th. Eight thousand people were present, representing various portions of the Union.

St Joseph Herald  -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1869  German singing festival

There is to be a great German singing festival in Baltimore from the 10th to the 16th of July. Handel's oratorio, "Messiah," is to be given, with a chorus of over one thousand voices.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Richmond, Virginia, USA

1869  President's Carriage

A Richmond, Va., junk dealer has sent forward to Boston, to be exhibited at the Peace Jubilee, the old family carriage of Jeff. Davis, used during his Presidency of the Confederate States.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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1869  Healthy Soldiers

According to the recent sanitary report of the medical staff of the Prussian army, there are daily 45 soldiers sick out of 1,000 men. Out of every 1,000 military patients, 985 are cured.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Dayton, Ohio, USA

1869  Killed by Stone

A son of John Cupp, of Dayton, Ohio, aged about 13, was instantly killed the other day in that town, by a stone thrown from a sling in the hands of another boy.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Washington, DC, USA

1869  Strange Assault

A man in Washington recently went to the house of a woman very sick with consumption, and beat her in a shocking manner. She had made her will in his favor, and disappointment at finding her alive prompted the assault.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

1869  Clever Dog

Rev. C. A. Downs, of Lebanon, N.H., has a dog, which a few days ago, had a lively fight with a wood chuck, and the latter seized him by the cheek and refused to relinquish his hold. With remarkable presence of mind, his dogship repaired to a brook near by, and sousing the woodchuck under, held him there until he was drowned.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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San Francisco, California, USA

1869  Teaching Chinese Girls

Teachers are to be employed to instruct the Chinese girls in San Francisco, where they are rapidly increasing. The work is undertaken by the churches.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1869  Pastors Unite

Over a dozen Philadelphia pastors have united in the determination to attend no more Sunday funerals, unless the necessity is certified by a physician. As yet they have had none this year.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Auburn, New York, USA

1869  Seward Trip

Hon. William H. Seward, accompanied by Hon. Frederick W. Seward and lady, and Abijah Fitch, Esq., of Auburn, N.Y., have started out on a tour of some six months in duration, comprising a trip to Omaha, and thence by Pacific Railroad to San Francisco, where they propose to take a steamer for Sitka. The party propose to visit India and China before their return home to Auburn.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1869  Fish Hooks

Fish-hooks are made now almost entirely at New Haven, Conn. They are made entirely by machinery, a piece of wire going into a machine and coming out a perfect fish-hook. The machinery is the most ingenious that has ever been invented for any purpose.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1869
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Ithaca, New York, USA

1880  160 Canary Birds

Mrs. Ellis, of Ithaca, N.Y., has one hundred and sixty canary birds chirping away in the same room. She says she is low-spirited and keeps them to chirrup her existence.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1880
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Sharon, Massachusetts, USA

1886  The editor of the Sharon (Mass.) Advocate has bone into the marrying business as a little side speculation.

In a recent issue of his paper he says: "Persons intending marriage are reminded that the editor of the Advocate has had his commission as justice of the peace renewed by his Excellency Governor Robinson. Brother editors will be married to Sharon ladies free."

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 19, 1886
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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

1889 - BIG BLAZE IN JERSEY CITY.
A fire in Jersey City late last night that flamed very high and cast its bright reflection far over the waters of the harbor gave many persons the impression that the Red Star docks were burning.
It was not these, but some buildings on the west and south that were destroyed.

The fire caught shortly before 10 o'clock in CUSHING'S pattern and machine shops, a large three-story brick building... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 19, 1889
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Rockford, Illinois, USA

1900 - Mishap At City Quarry. Bert Miller Meets With A Terrible Tumble Breaking One Leg.
And Bruising Head and Body-Fell Thirty Feet from Rocky Ledge to Stone Floor Below-At City Hospital.

Bert Miller, a young man residing at 1027 South Court Street, met with a mishap at the city stone quarry this forenoon which came near terminating his employment with the city and his career at the same time.

He was operating a drill standing on a ledge and in some unaccountable manner fell... Read MORE...

Rockford Daily Republic -  Rockford, Illinois -  June 19, 1900
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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1903 - NOT KNOWN HERE. Railroad Man Killed At Lynn Said To Belong In Portsmouth.
A Lynn dispatch of the 18th stated that a man named Moorehouse, an employe of the milk train, with his home at Portsmouth, was fatally injured on Thursday evening and later died at the Lynn hospital.

It stated that his family had been notified and the body would be sent to this city.

There is not such name as Moorehouse in the Portsmouth directory, and no one here seems to know anyone of... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 19, 1903
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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia

1912 - Falling Window Hangs Boy.
Charlottestown, P. E. I. - Harry Arbing, and 11 year old boy, was killed here by a strange accident.

He went to his school to light the fire, and, not having a key, stood a board against the side of the building and climbed to the window. The board slipped and the window came down on his neck, leaving him suspended there.

A neighbor noticed the boy hanging from the window and hastened to... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 19, 1912
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1913 - BLAZE COSTS TWO LIVES. FIRE DESTROYS NORTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL AT MINNEAPOLIS.
Minneapolis, June 19. - Captain JOHN GRAY died in a few hours from his injuries, Ladderman FRANK KANESKY was almost instantly killed and eight others were injured in a fire which gutted the North Side high school.

Fifty firemen were in imminent danger when a wall of the old main building fell. Fire Chief CHARLES W. RINGER, Assistant Chief SANDY HAMILTON, District Chief EDWARD THIELEN and... Read MORE...

The Evening Tribune -  Albert Lea, Minnesota -  June 19, 1913
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Peabody, Massachusetts, USA

1922 - 4 KILLED, 2 INJURED AS FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKS AUTOMOBILE
Fatal Crossing Crash on Boston and Maine Line At Peabody, Mass.

PEABODY, Mass., June 18. — Four men were killed and two injured when a freight train struck their automobile at a crossing of the Boston and Maine Railroad in West Peabody today.

The Dead:
Joseph McCarthy, William Buckley, Matthew Connelly and Thomas Hall, all of the West Roxbury district of Boston.

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Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  June 19, 1922
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Boise, Idaho, USA

1958 - FIRE EATS INTO BOISE STORE.
Boise (AP) - Fire burned off the roof and destroyed most of the top floor of the Mode department store building in the center of Boise's business district Wednesday night.

One man was overcome by smoke and was reported in fair condition Thursday.

WILLLIAM BATCH, store superintendent, estimated the damage at "least one million dollars."

Fire Chief STEVE TAYLOR said the fire originated in... Read MORE...

The Post Register -  Idaho Falls, Idaho -  June 19, 1958
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1868  Hon. Wm. Hancock died at his residence, in Dudley, Massachusetts, on the 14th inst, aged 76 years. Colonel Hancock was a lineal descendant of John Hancock of Revolutionary memory.


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Petersburg, Virginia

1869  Free Legal Advice
An association has been formed in Paris to give legal advice gratuitously to all who have been wronged by the French police.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Abolished
Imprisonment for debt has been abolished in Prussia.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Runaway
A runaway horse attached to a milk cart, in Memphis, the other day, ran over four children, killing two of them.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A citizen of Newport, N. H., while reading in bed the other night, upset the lamp and was burned to death.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Over $30,000
Only three persons in New Orleans return an income above $30,000, and the highest is $38,621.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Advertised her husband
Anna Wall has advertised her husband, at Bangor, Me, saying he had left her bed and board, and she refuses to pay his debts.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1880  William Dowd, of Fonda, N. Y., has been fined $178 for cruelty to a horse, and, as the animal was valued at $150, he thinks the Justice was a little severe on him.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1910  June 19 - Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)

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1926  June 19 - DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry

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1931  June 19 - 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Royalston, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Boston, June 16. - A fearful accident occurred on the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad between Royalston and Athol today. A train going west broke through a bridge. MR. JOHNSON, pop corn man and two others were killed; JOHN MURPHY, seriously wounded; WM. ELLIOTT, baggage-master, seriously wounded; A. C. GARDNER, leg broken; A. W. HOLCOMB, mail agent, seriously wounded; MISS L. L. BULLOCK, of... Read MORE...

Wisconsin State Journal -  Madison, Wisconsin -  June 17, 1870
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1870 - Death of a Centernarian
The Hon. Moses Wingate died at Haverhill, Massachusetts, yesterday, June 6th, at the advanced age of one hundred years and eight months. He held many public positions of high trust and honor, and was distinguished for his integrity and probity of character.

His one hundredth birthday was celebrated last October by the Free Masons and others with distinguished honor, and his remains will be... Read MORE...

Wilmington Journal -  Wilmington, North Carolina -  June 17, 1870
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Stratford, Connecticut, USA

1871 - Lucky Find
The recent purchasers of an old mansion in Stratford, Conn., while engaged in tearing down the stone chimney, came across a large earthen pot of peculiar shape and very ancient, containing specie. What amount of treasure was found the lucky individual is reluctant to state, but it is noted that after his good fortune the gentleman, who had been engaged in the dry goods and grocery trade for a... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 17, 1871
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Santa Clara, California, USA

1871  The cultivation of the strawberry in California has been most successful, on lands irrigated by artesian wells, in Santa Clara Valley.

This year the vines yielded more abundantly than ever before, and the business is represented as overdone, the prices having fallen so low as to leave little chance of profit. The wholesale price of the berries at San Francisco was five cents per pound, and the amount received there daily was estimated at 60,000 to 70,000 pounds, indicating a lively consumption for a city of 150,000 inhabitants.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 17, 1871
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Middletown, New York, USA

1874  TWO MEN KILLED.

The Ulster county express on the Midland Railroad was thrown upon a side track in Middletown , N. Y., on Wednesday evening, by a misplaced switch, colliding with and moving several standing freight cars. Andrew Thompson and John Poole, working under one of the cars, were fatally injured.

The New-Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  June 17, 1874
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Concord, New Hampshire, USA

1874 - Fire on State Street.
An alarm of fire was given last Monday morning at 15 minutes past 12 o'clock, which brought out the department. It proceeded from the two-story wooden tenement house on the north-easterly corner of State and Warren streets, owned by Mrs. Cross, wife of Dr. H. P. Cross, of Jamaica Plains, Mass., and occupied by the family of Charles H. Piper, one of the proprietors of the Crawford House, Boston,... Read MORE...

New-Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  June 17, 1874
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Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

1932 - 21 KILLED, 63 HURT IN TANKER BLOW-UP AT MONTREAL DOCKS. SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS ON BRITISH BOAT IN DRYDOCK CAUSES $1,000,000 DAMAGE - FIRE CHIEF AND OTHERS LOST IN FLAMES.
CREW ASLEEP ON VESSEL WHEN FIRST EXPLOSION OCCURS - FLYING TIMBERS KILL SEVERAL IN SUCCEEDING DETONATIONS.

Montreal, June 17. - (UP) - A series of explosions on the British Oil tanker Cymbeline today killed upwards of 21 men and caused property damage of more than a million dollars.

For several hours after the explosions fires burned hot at the Canadian Vickers dock, where the Cymbeline had ... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  June 17, 1932
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1859  June 17 - Hot Santa Ana winds in southern California roasted fruit on one side at Santa Barbara.

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1871  At Copenhagen, Denmark, an industrial palace is building, in which an industrial exhibition of Northern Europe will be held next year, and which afterwards is to be used permanently for industrial purposes.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Oswego, N. Y., manufactures annually over 12,000,000 pounds of starch.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Nevada silk-worms reeled out 300,000 cocoons last year.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  In Philadelphia, there is a blacksmith shop, the bellows of which are operated by dog power.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  The moss business in Florida is assuming profitable proportions.
The article is procured in the forests, cured, packed, and forwarded to the North.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  There has been discovered, in Jefferson County, Pa., a mountain of iron.
It may well be named the largest iron mountain in the United States. From all accounts, it will furnish and inexhaustible supply of good ore.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  In New Haven, if the people neglect to clean the snow off their pavements, the city does it for them at the rate of two dollars each.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1894  June 17 - 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont

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1933  June 17 – Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, Pretty Boy Floyd kills an FBI agent, 3 local police, and the person they intended to rescue, captured bank robber Frank Nash.

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1933  June 17 - Kansas City Massacre: 1 FBI agent, 4 cops & 1 gangster killed by mob

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 16

Canandaigua, New York, USA

1867 - SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE CENTRAL RAILROAD.
From the Albany Journal, June 15.

The second steamboat express train from the West, due here at 9:20 last evening, met with a serious accident about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Canandaigua by the spreading of the track. The train was run off, and the result was a frightful destruction of cars.

There was a large number of passengers on the train, who were thrown together promiscuously,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 16, 1867
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1867 - FIREWORK EXPLOSION - THREE MEN SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, as EDWARD KENNY, a porter in the employ of Messrs. Purdy & Co., dealers in fireworks, at No. 34 Maiden Lane, was engaged in nailing the lid of a case containing a large quantity of "Union" torpedoes, he inadvertently drove a nail through one of the packages and a terrific explosion ensued, when KENNY was thrown several feet off, and sustained several... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 16, 1867
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Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

1887 - MCARTHY’S FATAL NAP. While Intoxicated He Falls Asleep on the Railroad at Derby and is Run Over.
John McCarthy a moulder employed at DeForest’s iron works at Shelton, while asleep on the track of the Naugatuck railroad at Derby last night was struck by the south bound train which passes that point about 11 o’clock. He was so terribly bruised that it is though impossible for him to live the day out. He had been drinking liquor freely during the night and while in an intoxicated condition... Read MORE...

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  June 16, 1887
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Sainte-Rose, Laval, Québec, Canada*

1892 TERRIBLE STORM IN QUEBEC. A VILLAGE ANNIHILATED AND THREE CHILDREN KILLED.
Montreal, June 16. - The village of St. Rose, a fashionable summer resort, was entirely annihilated yesterday by a cyclone, the debris being deposited in the fields around about.

WILFRED ONIMET, aged 7.
JULIA JOLY, aged 6.
STANLEY DAUBIEN, aged 8.
were killed and about twenty severely - four fatally - injured. At Templeton ex-Mayor McELROY was killed. Many towns in the vicinity were badly ... Read MORE...

Davenport Daily Leader -  Davenport, Iowa -  June 16, 1892
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Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA

1898 - COULD NOT FIND THE BODY.
Diver Hurley was in Amesbury, Mass., on Wednesday, the 15th, inst., called there by the authorities to try and recover the body of a man named Hughes, who was drowned there on Friday last.

The man met his death while bathing in what is called the dam. Diver Hurley went down and thoroughly examined the bottom of the place, but failed to find the body. It is though that he must have gone through ... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 16, 1898
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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

1899  Lightning Strikes Steeple

Ipswich, Mass., June 16. - During a heavy storm last night lightning struck the steeple on the South Congregational church and soon the entire building was in flames. The firemen saved the main structure. Lightning also struck Caldwell's block and did some damage. The play of electricity was so general that many people were prostrated, but no serious cases have been reported.

The North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  June 16, 1899
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Oneida, New York, USA

1901 - Bicycle Accident.
ONEIDA, June 15. - Miss Bertha Smith, a daughter of Mrs. Perry Smith of Oneida Castle, was seriously injured in a bicycle accident last night. Miss Smith is employed at Kenwood. She was coming home on her wheel, which in some manner became unmanageable and threw her to the ground. She struck against a tree and as she lay on the path was run over by another girl rider following. For about three... Read MORE...

Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  June 16, 1901
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

1919 - 19 DROWN IN BOAT WRECK. Twelve Others Missing as Result of Accident in Alabama River. Weekly Boat Ride to Children of City Has Terrible Ending.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala., June 15. - Nineteen persons most of them children, are known to have been drowned, while rescue parties, aided by powerful searchlights tonight were dragging the Warrior river near Tuscaloosa for the bodies of 12 others missing from a pleasure party of 53 who were cast into the water late today when a gasoline launch was overturned in midstream near here.

The boat, the Mary... Read MORE...

San Jose Mercury Herald -  San Jose, California -  June 16, 1919
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1882 Sold after her death?
Friday, June 16, 1882 Land in East Aurora, Charlotte M. Smith to C. I. Hamlin.

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Buffalo, New York

1888  On the 12th Frank Donovan, aged ten years, was shot and killed at Oswego, N. Y. by Lewis Clark, aged thirteen years, while playing with a gun.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  About five thousand immigrants arrived in New York on the 9th, about one-half the number coming from Ireland.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1944  June 16 - A tornado in Sioux City, IA, traveled an odd course. It spun in one place for about twenty minutes, made a U-turn, traveled southeast for about three miles, then traveled south, east, north, and finally east again.

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1949  June 16 - Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 14

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1870  75 Chinamen

CHICAGO, June 12. - A gang of seventy-five Chinamen arrived here from San Francisco, en route to North Adams, Massachusetts, to be employed in a boot and shoe factory, the first ever sent East, and are under the direction of Koopmanschap.

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  June 14, 1870
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Hancock, Massachusetts, USA

1871 - Shakers Elope
One of the latest excitements is that of an elopement among the Shakers of Hancock, Mass. The parties were Ira Lawson, a leading man of the church and Eliza Van Valen, one of the 'fairest of the fair.' Lawson was allowed to keep the bank account of the society, and it is said he took away with him all he could lay his hands on. As the Shakers are not recognized by law, nothing can be done with... Read MORE...

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Constitution -  Connecticut -  June 14, 1871
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

1873  Small Pox Vaccine and Tobacco

A Portsmouth, Rhode Island, man who was a noted tobacco-chewer, has loathed the weed ever since he was vaccinated. But it is given as fact that the small-pox has caused more people to abandon chewing than vaccination has.

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Hartford Daily Courant -  Hartford, Connecticut -  June 14, 1873
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Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

1886 - CONNECTICUT. EMBERS FROM THE LITCHFIELD FIRE.
Litchfield was crowded with people all day Saturday, come to view the ruins of the big fire. Farmers drove in from miles around and the hotels were overflowing with summer residents from Hartford, New Haven and other cities, drawn by rumors of the loss of their own property. The stores had stocked up heavily for the summer trade; and 20 of these stocks of goods are either destroyed or damaged.... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 14, 1886
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Fargo, North Dakota, USA

1897  HEADQUARTERS HOTEL AT FARGO, N. D., DESTROYED.

Fargo, N. D., June 14. - The Headquarters hotel, the oldest hostelry in the state, was totally destroyed by fire at 6 p. m. The ticket office and waiting rooms of the Northern Pacific were also burned. A lucky change in the direction of the wind undoubtedly saved the city from another great disaster.

Waterloo Daily Reporter -  Iowa -  June 14, 1897
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Randolph, Vermont, USA

1900 - NARROW ESCAPE IN RANDOLPH
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bover Are in an Exciting Runaway.
(Special to The Messenger)
Randolph, June 14. - Last Tuesday evening Alfred Bover drove across the South Pleasant street railroad crossing in front of an engine, which so frightened his horse that it ran into an electric light pole. Mr. Bover was accompanied by his wife.

Mr. and Mrs. Bover were thrown over the dash board. Mrs. Bover's... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  June 14, 1900
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Flint, Michigan, USA

1901 - Four Killed by Train Today.
Flint, Mich., June 14. - While MAJOR GEORGE W. BUCKINGHAM, his daughter ANNA, MRS. THOMAS APPLEGATE and her sister, MRS. GENERAL HUMPHREY, of Adrian, were out driving this morning they were struck by a Pere Marquette passenger train. All four were instantly killed. The body of Buckingham was hurled 75 feet and the remains of two ladies were found on the pilot of the engine. The close proximity of ... Read MORE...

Newark Daily Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  June 14, 1901
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1903  June 14 - The Heppner Disaster occurred in Oregon.

A cloudburst in the hills sent a flood down Willow Creek, and a twenty foot wall of water swept away a third of the town in minutes, killing 236 residents and causing 100 million dollars damage.

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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1905  Modest Summer Home

J. J. Hill has purchased a simple and inexpensive summer residence at Lenox, Massachusetts, instead of the elegant mansion which he was expected to select. What an astonishing change would be made in the United States, if millionaires, their wives and daughters, should copy modesty and simplicity.

The Arizona Sentinel -  Yuma, Arizona -  June 14, 1905
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Ware, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - MAN DROWNED AT WARE.
Was Swimming in Snow’s Pond and Got Beyond His Depth.

John Szarek, 18, was drowned in Snow’s pond at Ware about 6 o’clock last evening, while swimming with two other Poles. He had ventured in above his depth, against the advice of his companions, who saw him sink without being able to render any assistance. The body was recovered in about half an hour, and after Medical Examiner W. W. Miner... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 14, 1908
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1922 - June 14 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding makes his first speech on the radio.
President Warren G. Harding, while addressing a crowd at the dedication of a memorial site for the composer of the "Star Spangled Banner," Francis Scott Key, becomes the first president to have his voice transmitted by radio. The broadcast heralded a revolutionary shift in how presidents addressed the American public. It was not until three years later, however, that a president would deliver a... Read MORE...

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1925 - BASEMENTS FLOODED BY NEAR 2-INCH RAIN. Downtown Section Gets Heavy Drenching—North Part of City “Dry.”. DINERS FLEE CAFETERIA.
The gague of the government weather bureau at the postoffice building recorded rainfall if 1.8 inches Saturday afternoon. The greater part of the fall occurred between 1:30 and 2:30 o’clock.

The deluge extended to most parts of the city, except to the north in Florence and Benson, where there were heavy showers but not to be compared to the near-cloudburst in the downtown... Read MORE...

Omaha World Herald -  Omaha, Nebraska -  June 14, 1925
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Greenville, North Carolina, USA

1926 - TWO PERSONS KILLED WHEN TRAIN GOES THRU TRESTLE. NORFOLD AND SOUTHERN EXPRESS WRECKED NEAR GREENVILLE - ENGINEER AND FIREMAN DIE IN DEVOTION TO DUTY.
Greenville, June 11. - Two persons were instantly killed early this morning when the east bound Norfolk Southern night express crashed through a burning trestle over Chicod creek, about 10 miles east of this city.

The dead are J. R. SLADE, engineer, 42, Norfolk, and BILL HARRINGTON, fireman, 30, Berkley, Va. Passengers and other members of the train crew escaped serious injuries, only two... Read MORE...

Robesonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  June 14, 1926
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

1942 - THIRTY-ONE KILLED WHEN TORNADO STRIKES OKLAHOMA CITY. TWISTER STRIKES INTO SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CITY. LAYS WASTE AREA TWO BLOCKS SQUARE; MANY CRITICALLY INJURED; RELIEF AGENCIES AND ARMY RUSH RESCUE, AID FORCES TO SCENE.
Oklahoma City, June 13. - (AP) - Red Cross and other relief agencies cared today for 250 homeless victims of a tornado that killed 21 persons in a residential district here and roared off "whistling like 10,000 devils."

That description came from Private G. J. PRINCE of Will Rogers air field who saw the funnel dip down last night out of a stormy sky, life a huge truck and lay it down near him... Read MORE...

The Ada Evening News -  Oklahoma -  June 14, 1942
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

1954 - 30 PLANES WRECKED BY 70 M.P.H. WIND.
Phoenix, June 13. - (AP) - Cartwheeling across rainswept Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, 30 light planes were wrecked yesterday in a 70-mile-an-hour blow that caused $150,000 damage.

The freakish thunderstorm hit the hangar area only. Half a mile away at the control tower, the wind was only 32 miles an hour.

Sixteen planes were a total loss. Three were swept through a cyclone fence, and one was ... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  June 14, 1954
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1823  Until 1823, not a single steam vessel have visited Maine waters, and the appearance of a puffing, smoking steamer in Casco Bay, in that year, terrified some of the superstitious dwellers on the islands and the coast. - Boston Post.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1877  Fell into Ausable Chasm
Alonzo Baker, the well-known guide in the Adirondacks, was killed a few nights since by falling into the Ausable Chasm, near Keeseville.

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Elyria, Ohio

1881  June 14 - Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass)

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1884  A couple of Flushing (N. Y.) squirrel-hunters caught a Canadian stoat or ermine, which was nested in a tree.
It whipped their dog before they killed it. It is the first known to have been caught on Long Island.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1884  The city fathers at Olean, N. Y., have instructed the police to compel all boys under the age of fifteen years to vacate the streets after 8:30 o'clock p.m.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1937  June 14 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.

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