Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 26

Clinton, Dutchess, New York, USA

1879  In 1818, thirteen men gathered together, thirteen prayers were said, and thirteen dollars subscribed for the establishment of a place of learning for Baptists.

To-day Madison University, at Clinton, N. Y., owns all its buildings and 160 acres of land in a beautiful part of the country. It has a fine library, no debts and more than $400,000 drawing interest.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 26, 1879
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Hamilton, New York, USA

1879  Madison University

In 1818, thirteen men gathered together, thirteen prayers were said, and thirteen dollars subscribed for the establishment of a place of learning for Baptists. To-day Madison University, at Clinton, N. Y., owns all its buildings and 160 acres of land in a beautiful part of the country. It has a fine library, no debts and more than $400,000 drawing interest.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 26, 1879
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Butte County, California, USA

1913 - CHILD RISES FROM COFFIN. Shock of Temporary Resuscitation Kills Aged Grandmother.
Butte, Ca., April 25. - While members of the family and relatives were grouped about the open coffin of Mrs. J. R. Burney's 3-year-old son yesterday listening to the funeral service, the body moved and presently the child, clad in its shroud, sat up and gazed about the room. His eyes caught those of his grandmother, Mrs. L. P. Smith, 81 years old. The aged woman stared at the child as if... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, District of Columbia -  April 26, 1913
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1915 - HISTORIC THEATRE BURNS. Grand Opera House in New Haven Destroyed, with Loss of $80,000.
NEW HAVEN, April 25.- The Grand Opera House in Crown Street, the oldest playhouse in New Haven, was destroyed by fire early today, and the entire fire-fighting force of the city had a hard time to prevent the blaze from spreading to near-by buildings.

Various office buildings were endangered for a time. The loss is $80,000. The fire started in a cafe on the first floor, from an unknown... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 26, 1915
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Middletown, Rhode Island, USA (Green's End)

1919 - A Bad Accident
MIDDLETOWN

As Mr. Russell Morgan Peckham, accompanied by Mr. Lewis Plummer, Miss Ethel Plummer and the Misses Helen and Katherine Bronson, was driving his Dodge touring car from Wyatt Road on to East Main Road his machine was struck from the rear by a Hudson speedster driven by Mr. Habib of Newport. Both cars were proceeding toward Newport Mr. Peckham asserts that he was going about ten miles... Read MORE...

Newport Mercury -  Newport, Rhode Island -  April 26, 1919
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Naperville, Illinois, USA

1946 - TRAIN WRECK DEATH TOLL AT 43. ENGINEER CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER.
Naperville, Ill., (AP) - Weary rescue workers Friday counted at least 43 dead in a terrific rear-end collision of the Burlington railroad's westbound fast Exposition Flyer and Advance Flyer Thursday.

Of 125 persons injured when the Exposition Flyer, speeding at more than 60 miles an hour toward San Francisco, rammed the stopped Advance Flyer, 31 remained in hospitals, some in critical... Read MORE...

Mason City Globe-Gazette -  Iowa -  April 26, 1946
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1921 April 26, 1921: First U.S. weather report broadcast, by WEW in St. Louis, Missouri

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 25

1846  April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.

The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim), resulted in the United States’ acquisition of more than 500,000 square miles (1,300,000 square km) of Mexican territory extending westward from the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean.

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April 25, 1846
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Auburn, Maine, USA

1868  Shoe Business Thriving

The shoe business in Auburn, Me., is said to be now far more lively than it has been at any time for six months. All the manufacturers are busy, and pressing to fill orders by working extra hours.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 25, 1868
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Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

1890 - A FATAL CONNECTICUT FIRE.
Shelton, Conn., April 25. - Fire was discovered in the Birmingham Bone Comb manufactory on Division Street, yesterday. The flames spread to the Housatonic Brass Company's building, then to the Radcliff woolen mill, Horace Wheeler's grocery store, Newell's printing establishment and two dwelling houses.

MRS. MARIE SLIE, aged 85 years, who occupied a tenement in the Wheeler building, was burned... Read MORE...

Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  April 25, 1890
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA

1891 - DASHED INTO ETERNITY - A SERIOUS COLLISION AT ROCK POINT ON THE P. & L. E. R. R.
One man killed and four others badly injured - A train crowded with laborers runs into a freight - A brakeman said to have given the wrong signal - the killed and injured.

BEAVER FALLS, PA, April 25, - a serious accident occurred on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroad, between Rock Point and Homewood, in which one man was killed and four men badly hurt. Freight train No. 42 was running west... Read MORE...

The Salem Daily News -  Salem, Ohio -  April 25, 1891
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1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would “maintain order” and ensure the “peace and tranquility and the security” of Cuban and U.S. citizens on the island. On April 20, the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution that acknowledged Cuban... Read MORE...

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April 25, 1898
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Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

1910 - FIRE IN FAMOUS HOTEL. House In Which Lafayette Was Entertained Damaged $10,000.
Special to The New York Times.

WINSTED, Conn., Dec. 23. - The old United States Hotel in Litchfield, built about 130 years ago and the scene of a ball in honor of Marquis Lafayette when he visited this country in 1824, was damaged to the extent of $10,000 by fire and water to-day.

The second and third stories of the hotel were destroyed. The blaze started in the attic from the chimney or... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 25, 1910
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Bronx, New York, USA

1910 - Leaps From Blazing Hotel. Roomer Trapped by the Flames Goes Out a Third Floor Window - Unhurt.
Finding his escape cut off by flames JOHN MUGLER, an expressman, jumped from a window on the third floor of the Elton Hotel, at 769 Elton Avenue, the Bronx, last night to the sidewalk, a distance of thirty feet, and escaped unhurt. Then he ran to a box on the corner and turned in an alarm.

The Elton Hotel is a three-story brick building owned and occupied by TONY WEITLAIER. Mugler and two... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 25, 1910
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1868  Cheese factories, or associated dairies, first organized at Rome, N.Y., about seven years ago, now number twelve hundred, involving in their outlay $3,500,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1901  April 25 – New York State becomes the first to require automobile license plates.

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1903  April 25 - Two cases of smallpox were found at Conway, Mass., and the board of health is puzzled to account for the appearance of the disease.


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Monday, April 24, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 24

Westport, Connecticut, USA

1886 - Seventy-Four Years Married
WESTPORT, Ct., April 18. - Captain Alfred Taylor, of the Poplar Plains District, some two miles north of the town of Westport, is now in his 95th year. He is the oldest voter in Fairfield county, and one of the oldest in the State. He owns a farm of several hundred acres, and has worked upon it during a period of more than two generations. His wife, Mrs. Chloe Taylor, is 92. Should they live till ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 24, 1886
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1873  Joseph Sweet, ninety-one years of age, has been elected President of the Eagle National Bank at Providence, Rhode Island.
Whether Joseph will make it sweeter for himself or the bank is not definitely known.

The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana

1913  April 24 – The Woolworth Building opens in New York City. Designed by Cass Gilbert, it is the tallest building in the world at this date and for more than a decade after.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 23

Danbury, Connecticut, USA

1896 - DANBURY'S FIRE. The Total Loss Inflicted Will Reach Fully $70,000.
Danbury, Conn., April 23. - The fire yesterday afternoon which destroyed Mackinzie & Sons' and Devenport & Von Gals' hat factories and George Taylor's tobacco store, near Taylor street, inflicted a total loss of fully $70,000. The fire started in the drying room of the Mackinzie factory. Engineer Charles B. Pickering smelled smoke, and on opening the door of the drying room the flames burst out... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  April 23, 1896
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Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1902 Wednesday, April 23, 1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil

Webster, Mass. April 23 - John D. Putnam's box factory, adjacent to French river, burned last night. A large section of the factory fell into the river and floated two miles wrapped in flames. The fire was so hot that the river boiled for yards.

The Syracuse Journal -  Syracuse, New York -  April 23, 1902
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Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1910 - DRAWN UNDER CAR WHEELS - Suction of Swift Train Carries Bystander to His Death.
Special to The Washington Post

NEW YORK, April 22. - Walter A. Seymour, a Manhattan salesman, who lived near Mount Vernon, was killed by an electric train at the Mount Vernon station this evening.

He was waiting for a local train to go to Pelham, when and express came along on the local track. Mr. Seymour, it is said, was standing close to the edge of the platform. The suction of the train... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  April 23, 1910
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

1915 - FIREMEN POISONED BY ARSENIC FUMES
Seven Men Including Deputy Chief Langford Overcome After Leaving Small Blaze.

FIVE SENT TO HOSPITAL

Blaze at Which Men Were Prostrated Like Milwaukee Fire After Which Twelve Died.

Deputy Chief Langford got one whiff of the fumes which poured from the quarters of the Sheffield Standard Plating Company on the second floor of 206-208 Canal Street early last evening and then ordered the men... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 23, 1915
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 22

St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1868  ST. PAUL. Disastrous Fire

St. Paul, Minn., April 21 Early this morning the McKibben Block, a four-story stone building, together with Mrs. Johnson's brick boarding-house and three frame buildings burned down. The origin of the fire is unknown. Loss, $105.00; insurance $40,000.

Morning Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  April 22, 1868
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1880 - DESTRUCTION AND DEATH - A FRESH HORROR FURNISHED IN NEW YORK CITY.
FALL OF THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - THE BUILDING FILLED WITH PEOPLE IN AID OF A CHARITY - SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND MANY MORE INJURED.

New York, April 21. - An accident of a fatal character and which caused intense excitement, occurred at the Madison Square Garden tonight. The Hahnemann Hospital fair, which opened a week ago, was in progress, and there were about 800 people in the building.... Read MORE...

Daily Globe -  St. Paul, Minnesota -  April 22, 1880
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1910 - Mark Twain World's Greatest Humorist Passes Into The Great Beyond
End of Brilliant Career Came Peacefully - Biographical Sketch.

By Associated Press.
Redding, Conn., April 22. - Samuel Langhorn Clemens, (Mark Twain), died painlessly at 6:30 o'clock last night of angina pectoris. He lapsed into a coma at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and never recovered consciousness. It was the end of a man out-worn by grief and acute agony of body.

For long hours... Read MORE...

The Charlotte News -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  April 22, 1910
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1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An estimated 20 million people nationwide attended festivities that day. It was a truly astonishing grassroots explosion, leading eventually to national legislation such as the Clean Air Act and the... Read MORE...

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April 22, 1970
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1889  April 22 – At high noon in Oklahoma Territory, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed, with populations of at least 10,000.

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1895  A farmer near Kemptville, Ont., killed a lynx that weighed 1000 pounds.


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San Francisco, California

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 21

1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as the Alamo. Texans fighting for independence from Mexico had seized the structure and sent Mexican troops away from San Antonio the previous December. Colonel James Bowie and Colonel William B. Travis commanded the small force defending the Alamo, including the famous backwoodsman Davy Crockett.... Read MORE...

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April 21, 1836
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York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown)

1856 - Tornado
Further Particulars. - The storm of Saturday night was quite serious at York, Pa. The Gazette says:

It lifted the sheet iron roof from the large warehouse of P. A. & S. Small, in the rear of their store, carrying one end across the alley into an adjoining lot, whilst the other end hung to the building. The roof was also blown from the engine house of Messrs. Small & Smyser's foundery, whilst... Read MORE...

The Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 21, 1856
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Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1856 - Tornado
AT WILMINGTON, DEL.
Considerable damage was done by the heavy wind. One half of the roof was blown off the public school house in Washington street, and other buildings partly unroofed. The roof on the southern side of Asbury M. E. Church, some twelve feet in breadth, was stripped off from the eaves to the comb; nearly sixty feet of the roof of the railroad bridge over the Brandywine was... Read MORE...

The Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 21, 1856
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Olean, New York, USA

1881 - Wagon Shop Fire
At a little past 8 o'clock Tuesday morning there was an alarm of fire and a hurrying to and fro, as it was announced that in Conlkin's wagon shop was on fire. The Fountain and Citizens hose companies were prompt to respond, but the H. & L. company had been up all night at the dance and many of them were enjoying repose when the alarm was given. However, there was little cause for anxiety, as the... Read MORE...

The Democrat -  Olean, New York -  April 21, 1881
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Lee, Massachusetts, USA

1886 - A Raging Flood
BOSTON, MASS. April 20. - A special dispatch, received about noon from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, states that the great dam at Lee, ten miles below there, which furnished power for some dozen huge mills, gave way without warning at an early hour and almost swept the town out of existence. The noise of the explosion sounded like and earthquake, and the houses were swept away while their inmates... Read MORE...

Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 21, 1886
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Lubbock, Texas, USA

1926 - Lubbock man Is Killed by Lightning Bolt
Special to The News.

Lubbock, Texas, April 20,- J.H. BURROUGHS, 60 years old, pioneer pure seed breeder and director of both the State and local Texas Farm Bureau Cotton Association, was struck by lightning early Tuesday morning and instantly killed at his home, about twelve miles west of Lubbock.

The bolt is thought to have hit the top of his head and passed through his body to his right... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  April 21, 1926
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1962  April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 20

Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

1870 - Great Fire in Nashua.
About half past ten Saturday evening fire was discovered in the belfry of the First Congregational Church in Nashua. The fire could have been put out with a gallon of water at first, but fanned by the wind the whole tower was soon enveloped, and owing to the great altitude of the flames no water could be thrown to any effect. The first story of the church was owned by Mr. Jas. L. Pierce and... Read MORE...

The New Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  April 20, 1870
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA

1880  Beaver Falls, Pa., File Works Burned; Loss $400,000 - FIRE IN FILE WORKS

Pittsburg, April 19.- The Western File works at Beaver Falls, Pa., caught fire at 10 o'clock in this morning, and totally destroyed the building, together with its stock and machinery. Loss estimated at $400,000; insurance 125,000. The origin of the fire is not known, but suspected to be a spark from the shovel factory. Over 200 hands are temporarily thrown out of employment.

The Dubuque Herald -  Dubuque, Iowa -  April 20, 1880
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Monmouth, Maine, USA

1888 - A MAINE VILLAGE WIPED OUT. ALL THE STORES AND THE POST OFFICE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
WINTHROP, Me., April 19 - A disastrous fire occurred in Monmouth Centre this afternoon, destroying every store in the place and causing at least $75,000 damage. Monmouth is a great trading centre for the country around and one of the liveliest villages in Kennebec County. The fire, which originated in the cellar of Edwards & Flaherty's drug and general merchandise store, was discovered at 3:35 P. ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 20, 1888
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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1896 - COSTLY BLAZE. Gasoline Explodes and Causes Heavy Losses at Toledo.
Toledo, O., April 20. - By the explosion of a barrel of gasoline in the Dauntless bicycle factory the entire plant was wrecked. The fire was communicated to the Toledo machine and tool works, where many valuable patterns were ruined. Their loss will amount to $40,000, with insurance at $30,000. In the Dauntless factory there was 200 finished wheels and many fittings. A second explosion, supposed... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 20, 1896
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Staten Island, New York, USA

1918 - PENNED IN OVERTURNED CAR. THIRTY-ONE PERSONS INJURED IN STATEN ISLAND TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
Thirty-one persons were injured last night, two seriously, when a steel trolley car on the Richmond Light and Railway Company was derailed on the curve at Richmond Turnpike and Jewett Avenue, Castleton Corners, S. I., by the failure of the airbrakes. The momentum of the car was so great that it left the track and ran about 200 feet before it overturned.

When LOUIS SCHALZO, the motorman, found... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 20, 1918
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1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
(By The Associated Press).

The first official departure of the United State from the gold standard in more than fifty years was felt today throughout the world.

London. - Britain's reaction was puzzlement and extreme anxiety. The dollar value dropped heavily, at one... Read MORE...

The Hutchinson News -  Hutchinson, Kansas -  April 20, 1933
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Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Lake with 45-letter name has spelling errors - The central Mass. lake has one of the world's longest place names
WEBSTER, Mass. — Officials have agreed to correct spelling errors in road signs pointing to a central Massachusetts lake with a 45-letter name.

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster has one of the world's longest place names. It's been spelled many different ways over the years. Some locals have given up and simply call it Lake Webster.

But after researching... Read MORE...

Associated Press -  April 20, 2009
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1861  April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

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1870  Fire
In Meriden, Ct., on the 15th, at a fire in Wilcox & Co.'s mill, EDGAR C. FENEYAK was killed and two other firemen injured.

The New Hampshire Patriot
Concord, New Hampshire

1912  April 20 – Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, opens.

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1914  April 20 - Ludlow Massacre (Colorado Coalfield War (1913–14)): The Colorado National Guard attacks a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado in the United States, killing 24 people.

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1916  April 20 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (modern-day Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 19

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1847 - EXPLOSION AT WILMINGTON, DEL.
Correspondence of the Pennsylvanian.
Gazette Office, April 14, 1847.
We regret to inform you of the terrible and heart-rending scene which occurred on the Brandywine, about 6 o'clock this morning.

About 5,000 pounds of powder, in the packing house and press room, at one of the Messrs. Du Pont's Powder Works, exploded in two successive shocks, killing eighteen persons and wounding one... Read MORE...

Republican Compiler -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 19, 1847
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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

1851 - GREAT FIRE AT PALMER DEPOT - NASSOWANNO HOUSE BURNT - $70,000 WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED
The beautiful village at Palmer Depot was visited by a terrible fire on Wednesday night, which laid almost its entire business part in rains. It is supposed that at least $70,000 worth of property was destroyed, including the finest buildings in the place.

The fire broke out at 11 ½ o'clock at night, in the wooden building owned by Elisha Converse, and occupied by M. C. Manger, as a general... Read MORE...

The Boston Daily Atlas -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 19, 1851
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Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

1879 - Julia Smith marries
Miss Julia E. Smith, one of the famous Glastonbury (Conn.) sisters, was married on Thursday of last week to Amos G. Parker, of New Hampshire, who is 86 years of age. The bride is very wealthy but she refused to pay any taxes. She is the only one of five sisters who married. They were the daughters of an eccentric clergyman of Glastonbury, the Rev. Zabaniah H. Smith, who named them respectively... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 19, 1879
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New Lebanon, New York, USA

1879 - Caught Defrauding the Government
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10. - Samuel J. Tilden and his brother, Henry A Tilden, proprietors of an extract and drug manufactory at New Lebanon, N. Y., are in trouble for defrauding the Government out of a large amount of internal revenue. Several days ago internal revenue officials at Chicago seized a number of packages containing bottles of "cromo-chlorlum," put up by the Tilden house, which had... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 19, 1879
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Bangor, Maine, USA

1894 - HOTEL GUESTS INJURED IN A FIRE. PEOPLE IN THE MERCHANTS' HOTEL IN BANGOR JUMPED FROM WINDOWS.
Bangor, Me., April 18. - Fire started in the Merchants' Hotel at 1:30 o'clock this morning. The flames went up through the four stories to the roof very quickly. The guests were panic stricken and many jumped from the windows. Seven were injured.

F. W. SAVAGE of this city, a commercial traveler, jumped from a third-story window and was seriously injured about the back. KATE LAWLESS jumped from ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 19, 1894
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1896  A Bridge Disaster

Sherbrooke, Que., April 18. - The Quebec central bridge across the St. Francis river has been swept away by the high water. It is roughly estimated that the loss of the St. Anselm bridge and this will be $100,000.

The Davenport Democrat and Leader -  Davenport, Iowa -  April 19, 1896
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Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1904 - Noise At Mount Vernon Saves Its Citizens - Firemen and Police Arouse Citizens to Peril of Gas
Commuters' Cold Breakfasts

Accident to Main Threatens People With Asphyxiation, But Strenuous Measures Drive People Out of Doors.

Special to the New York Times.

Mount Vernon, April 18. - After its night of wild alarms Mount Vernon arose to cold breakfast and a census-taking. It didn't wake up, for it hadn't been asleep. Its fire engines, which had spent the hours of darkness charging... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 19, 1904
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Athens, Georgia, USA

1911 - BABY'S LIFE CRUSHED OUT BY FALLING TIES
Father Sat Thirty Feet Away Unconscious of Heart-Breaking Tragedy.

Athens, Ga, April 18 - One of the most shocking deaths in Elbert County was that yesterday afternoon of the little two-and-one-half-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Tucker, who was crushed to death under a heavy cross tie. The mother was busy in the house, the father was on the verandah talking to Rev. George Stone, of... Read MORE...

The Macon Daily Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  April 19, 1911
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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1923 - FIVE PERSONS DIE IN APARTMENT FIRE. TEN REPORTED MISSING WHEN ESSEX CASTLE HOUSE IS CONSUMED.
United Press

Lynn, Mass., April 19. - Five persons are known to have been killed, and ten are reported missing, in a fire in the Essex Castle Apartment House here.

The dead:
FRANK TOZIER, 42.
GEORGE PHILPOT, 32.
MRS. ANTOINETTE HANLOU.
MISS MARGARET NUTTER.
HARRY FAIRCHILD.

Police believe the persons unaccounted for probably escaped and took refuge in neighboring houses. They are... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Pennsylvania -  April 19, 1923
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Vero Beach, Florida, USA

1926  FIFTY-FOOT LEAP FATAL TO AVIATOR

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 18. - (AP) - A 50-foot leap from an airplane into the ocean in a student air circus this afternoon killed Julius W. Bell, 24, of Louisville, a volunteer performer. Several thousand persons on shore witnessed the accident. He struck the surface on his back and ricocheted about 20 feet. The body did not appear on the surface again. Efforts to locate it were unsuccessful.

Nevada State Journal -  Reno, Nevada -  April 19, 1926
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Newburgh, New York, USA

1948 - 3 Soldiers Killed As Train Hits Car.
NEWBURGH, (AP) - Three soldiers stationed at the U. S. Military academy were killed early yesterday when their car was struck by a freight train as they were returning to West Point.

The dead were identified as Corporal Richard R. Day, 19, Watervllet[sic], Mich.; Corporal William T. Robinson, 21, Youngstown, O., and Sgt. Russell G. Meyers, 20, Herkimer, N.Y. Myers was the owner and operator of ... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  April 19, 1948
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

1948 Fire Razes Church Built 96 Years Ago
BALLSTON SPA. (AP) - The 96 year old United Methodist church at nearby Galway was destroyed by fire yesterday.

The flames fanned by a high wind, went out of control despite efforts of firemen from Galway and seven other Saratoga county villages, Fire Chief C. Duane McChesney said. He estimated the damage at $50,000. No one was injured.

Sparks from the church set fire to a barn owned by John ... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  April 19, 1948
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1897  April 19 The first Boston Marathon is held, with fifteen men competing, and won by John McDermott.

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1904 April 19, 1904: Great fire in Toronto started
The Great Toronto Fire destroys much of that city's downtown, but there are no fatalities.
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1930  April 19 – Warner Bros. in the United States release their first cartoon series called Looney Tunes which runs until 1969.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 18

1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

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In 1774 and the Spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry... Read MORE...

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April 18, 1775
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1868  There is a little town in Vermont where the people have considerable fun with their "fence viewers."

One of the officers weighs three hundred pounds, another is six feet three inches tall, and the third is extremely small. It was recently voted that all fences on which the fat man could sit, which the tall man couldn't straddle, nor the little one crawl through, should be deemed legal fences.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 18, 1868
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1868  People who receive circulars from New York or elsewhere containing samples of prints of which twelve yards will be sent for a dollar, or ten yards for eighty-five cents, are advised to suspect a swindle.

The address of one concern issuing such circulars was visited in New York the other day, and it was found that the place was in charge of a boy, and that no business was transacted beyond receiving letter, which usually numbered from thirty five to fifty a day.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 18, 1868
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1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater, and hence the delay. In San Francisco, a company has been formed and is now ready to furnish light in any part of the city, while the directors claim they can light all the streets of the city at a... Read MORE...

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  April 18, 1879
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1892 - A Calgary dispatch says:
Wm. Morrison, a half-breed from the Red Deer country, was on Saturday sentenced at the supreme court to two years at Stony Mountain for horse-stealing. Rose Ann Fullam, aged 15, was convicted of stealing clothing from her mother and received a similar sentence. The case against A. J. Ross, photographer, charged with stealing a horse from George Sexsmith, was taken up but not finished. The case... Read MORE...

The Winnipeg Tribune -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  April 18, 1892
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Somers, Connecticut, USA

1895  A Horrible Death.

SOMERS, Conn., April 18. - Frank Starr, a sawyer at the Curtis lumber mill, was a work, when his clothing came in contact with the teeth of a buzz saw, and he was drawn over the sharp teeth. His head was severed from his body and the latter was badly mutilated.

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1895
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1896  A Town Flooded

SHERBROOKE (Que.), April 17. - The river here has been rising for several days and there is now over three feet of water on the floors of the many manufacturing establishments on the flats, stopping work therein. The central business part of the town of Richmond is completely inundated.

The Record-Union -  Sacramento, California -  April 18, 1896
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Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

1898 - BIG FIRE IN BOSTON. DUST EXPLOSION BLOWS THE ROOF OFF AN ELEVATOR AND STARTS A BLAZE.
Boston, April 17. - The roof of the grain elevator at Hoosac Tunnel docks, Charlestown, was blown completely off by a dust explosion at 4 o'clock this morning, and the fire that followed not only destroyed the remaining portion of the immense structure, but consumed nearly the entire contenst, over 400,000 bushels of grain, mostly wheat. The steamer Cambroman, which had just finished loading at... Read MORE...

Kansas City Journal -  Kansas City, Missouri -  April 18, 1898
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San Francisco, California, USA

1906  Earthquake

April 18, 1906 - An earthquake in San Francisco is followed by four days of a devastating fire. An estimated 3,000 lives are lost and damage is estimated at $500 million in 1906 dollars. Timeline: U.S. Storm Disasters, American Experience

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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro)

1910 - BRATTLEBORO. Fire on Wantastiquet Mountain.
A fire which started Saturday on Wantastiquet mountain, just across the Connecticut river from Brattleboro, raged all day yesterday and it is not probable that it can be stopped until it has burned itself out. The leaves and undergrowth are very dry and after the fire once got headway it was impossible to check it. The part of the mountain which is being burned over belongs to the Brattleboro... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1910
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Hyde Park, Vermont, USA (Hydepark)

1910 - BAD FIRE AT HYDE PARK. Jail, Court-House, Town Hall, Church, Store and Residence Reduced to Ashes.
A fire that started in the county jail at Hyde Park yesterday spread until the jail, court-house, town hall, Congregational church, one store and 13 residences or tenements had been laid to ashes. Twenty families are homeless. The damage is estimated at $100,000. Originating presumably from a defective stovepipe between the first and second stories of the jail, the fire gained headway so rapidly... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1910
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Malone, New York, USA

1913 - NINE DIE IN HOTEL BLAZE. MANY GUESTS ARE CAUGHT IN BED WHEN FLAMES DESTROY MALONE, N. Y. HOSTELRY.
Malone, N. Y., April 18. - Nine persons were killed and fifteen more were injured as the result of fire which almost destroyed the Hotel De Wilson.

The identified dead:
JOHN MOSS, Albany.
GEO. TIMMONS, Piercefield, N. Y.
ANTONIO NICOLINI, New York city.
PHILLIP CONNORS, Malone, N. Y.
ALBERT ROBIDEAU, saloonkeeper, Malone, N. Y.
FRED TROUCHON, bartender, Malone, N. Y.

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Stevens Point Daily Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  April 18, 1913
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Norman, Oklahoma, USA

1918 - THIRTY-SIX AFFLICTED BOYS DIE IN FLAMES AT NORMAN. WOODEN BUILDINGS AT STATE INSTITUTION PROVE DEATH TRAP.
(By the Associated Press.)
Norman, Okla., April 13. - Between thirty and thirty-seven boys, aged from ten to fifteen years, were burned to death in the state hospital for the insane here this morning. All of the boys were inmates of the institution and were helpless as the flames wrapped around them. Being confined in the houses, the young boys were unable to get out of the fire before their... Read MORE...

The Ada Weekly News -  Oklahoma -  April 18, 1918
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Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

1948  FOUR DIE IN HORNELL FIRE; Eight Are Hurt as Former Park Hotel, a Landmark, Burns

HORNELL, N.Y., April 17 (AP) - Four persons perished, eight were injured and a score were helped to safety today when fire destroyed a three-story business and rooming establishment.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 18, 1948
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1868  The Maryland Legislature has passed the law fixing ten hours as a day's labor in the factories in the State.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Two large ships are loading at Norfolk, Va., for Liverpool, being the first instance of direct trade since the war.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Twenty thousand Norwegians, Danes and Swedes are to arrive in this country this spring, whose destination will be chiefly to the West.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A Kentucky statue gives to the widow and minor children of a person killed by the careless, wanton or malicious use of deadly weapons, an action against the person committing the killing.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  From statistics carefully prepared from authentic sources, and reliable as any other public documents, it has been ascertained that the average cost of strong drink for each man, woman, and child in the United States is twenty dollars.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A "brilliant and lovely" young married woman in New York, aged twenty-five, now sports her fourth husband, having sough relief through the divorce courts from conjugal unpleasantnesses three times since her first marriage, in 1860.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  It is said more books are now published in Germany than in any other country.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Of twenty thousand children annually sent out of Paris in charge of hired nurses, not less than fifteen thousand perish.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Twenty-two hundred gallons of mineral water are shipped from St. Albans, Vt., weekly.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Indictments have been found at Richmond, Va., against thirty revenue officers, for fraud.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Jefferson Davis and wife have gone to Canada, there to await the next call for his trial.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1923  April 18 – Yankee Stadium opens its doors as the home park of the New York Yankees baseball team in The Bronx.

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Rochester, New York, USA

1851  Musings

Certain ingenious and enterprising physicians in Rochester, New York, have discovered that the succubes, or female spirits, that have caused the famous spirited knockings, are all 'knock-kneed!' Marrying men must look sharp before they commit themselves. - Boston Post.

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New-Hampshire Patriot -  New Hampshire -  April 17, 1851
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San Francisco, California, USA

1866 - TERRIBLE EXPLOSION -- GREAT LOSS OF LIFE.
San Francisco, Monday, April 16.

A terrible explosion of what was supposed to be nitro glicerine, occurred at a 1:15 o'clock to-day, near WELLS, FARGO & Co.'s building. The explosion shook the earth like an earthquake for a circle of a quarter of a mile.

SAMUEL KNIGHT, Superintendent of Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, died in half an hour of injuries received. G. W. BELL, Supervisor and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1866
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Utica, New York, USA

1869  Four boys, the eldest seventeen years, have been arrested in Utica, N. Y., for robbing freight cars on the Central Railroad.

They all plead guilty, and implicated a man named Wm. Ferry as the instigator of the robbery. It is thought their plunder, since the commencement of operations, will amount to fully $100,000.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 17, 1869
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Gloversville, New York, USA

1895 - KILLED BY A FALLING BUILDING - THE COLLAPSE OF THE TIETZ BLOCK IN GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., CAUSES THE DEATH OF TWO MEN - TWO INJURED.
Gloversville, N. Y., April 16 - The walls of the new Tietz Building collapsed about noon to-day, causing the death of two painters and injuring two plumbers.

The list of dead and injured:
FREEMAN, J. A., plumber; injured about the head.
KARG, JOHN, plumber's helper; scalp cut and back injured.
VEEDER, ABRAM, painter; crushed to death.
VEEDER, WASHINGTON, painter; crushed to death.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1895
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1896  French Canadian Immigration

SHERBROOKE, Que., April 17. - The exodus of the French Canadians into the United States goes one uninterruptedly. Fully 250 French Canadians from eastern Quebec left here last night via the Boston & Maine railroad for the United States, and 150 more left via the Grand Trunk railway. Railroad people say that the daily average of French Canadian emigrants passing through Sherbrooke is about 100.

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 17, 1896
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Burlington, Vermont, USA

1900  LOSSES BY FIRE.

BURLINGTON, Vt., April 16. - Fire to-day caused a loss of $20,000 to Spaulding, Kimball & Co.'s wholesale grocery and destroyed a warehouse of the Burlington Grocery Company. The loss on the latter was $35,000.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1900
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Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA

1914 - New Trial for Mrs. Bessie J. Wakefield
WETHERSFIELD, Conn., April 16. - Mrs. Bessie J. Wakefield was awakened from a sound sleep late to-night and informed by the prison matron that a new trial had been granted to her.

"Is it really true?" she asked. Being reassured, she cried: "Thank the Lord!" Then she broke down, sobbing hysterically.

Mrs. Wakefield and James Plew were sentenced on Nov. 5 last to be hanged for the murder of... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 17, 1914
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

1956 - FLOOR OF BRIDGE DROPS; COUPLE IN FALLING CAR HURT.
Cedar Rapids News -
The concrete floor of the bridge over Prairie Creek on C street SW collapsed at noon Monday and a Worthington Acres couple were injured when their car plunged into the void and turned over.
Injured were MR. and MRS. GEORGE D. WASENDORF. He is 56, MRS. WASENDORF is 40.

MRS. WASENDORF was most seriously hurt. She suffered a broken right leg, lacerations about the face and... Read MORE...

Cedar Rapids Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  April 17, 1956
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1967 - It Was Good Ski Season For New England Resorts
...Rhode Island ski resorts survived abnormal warm weather in January to record a good season, with one exception. The January snow lack was balanced by good falls in other months plus many cold nights for the making of machine snow.

Three of the four resort owners in Rhode Island listed 30 percent more days of skiing than in the previous season. The exception was the state reservation at... Read MORE...

The North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  April 17, 1967
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