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Greenerpasture Daily News - April 12

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1850 - March 19 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells & William Fargo.
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY.
CAPITAL $150,000.

The American Express Company, having purchased the several Domestic Express Lines of Wells & Co., Livingston & Fargo and Butterfield, Wasson & Co., will hereafter carry on the express business on all the several lines at the places heretofore run and occupied by said several Express Lines.

The business of said American Express Company at and... Read MORE...

The Sandusky Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  April 12, 1850
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1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the Union.

The shelling of Fort Sumter lasted less than two days and had no great tactical significance, but the symbolism was enormous on both sides.

Once Fort Sumter was fired upon there was no turning back.... Read MORE...

history1800s.about.com
April 12, 1861
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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1909 - SIX LIVES LOST IN $250,000 LENOX FIRE Dynamite and Turpentine Explode in Basement of Building, Trapping the Inmates.
SOCIETY PEOPLE GIVE AID
New Yorkers Take in the Homeless Ones and Start a Fund to Supply Their Wants.

Special to The New York Times.

LENOX, Mass., April 11. - Six persons were killed in the fire which almost wiped out the business section of Lenox early this morning. Four business blocks and two dwellings were destroyed. The property loss is estimated at $250,000, with insurance of... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 12, 1909
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Port Arthur, Texas, USA

1926 - BLAST DEAD TOTAL STANDS AT 26. THREE MORE DYING, 7 OTHERS HURT. MORGUE CHOKED WITH SCARRED REMAINS OF VICTIMS WHO DIED ON TANKER, GULF OF VENEZUELA.
Out of respect to the dead as a result of the GULF OF VENEZUELA disaster, a number of Port Arthur business men have suggested that all business houses close Tuesday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 o'clock noon. The banks of the city have taken the lead in the matter and all other business concerns are expected to join in the move.

Shortly after noon today, the casualty list in the... Read MORE...

The Port Arthur News -  Port Arthur, Texas -  April 12, 1926
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Bakersfield, California, USA

1928 - 2 CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH IN CAR. TWO WOMEN RECEIVE PROBABLY FATAL INJURIES WHEN AUTO EXPLODES.
Bakersfield, Cal., April 12 (AP) - Two children burned to death and two women received probably fatal injuries when their automobile exploded at a service station east of here last night shortly after a lantern was placed near the gasoline tank of the car. Fire that followed the blast destroyed the automobile, filling station and a house.

MRS. EARL STEARNS and MRS. CECIL D. AGEN, both of... Read MORE...

Lancaster Daily Eagle -  Ohio -  April 12, 1928
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

1928 - PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO.
Baton Rouge, La., April 12. (AP) - Lieutenant KENNETH BOYD, Washington, D. C., and Corporal ERNEST F. KOCH, Van Metre, S. D., were killed yesterday when an airplane in which they were flying nose-dived 1,200 feet into the Mississippi River. The aviators jumped from the falling plane, witnesses said, but were too near the earth to make use of their parachutes. Engine trouble was believed to have... Read MORE...

Lancaster Daily Eagle -  Ohio -  April 12, 1928
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Lansing, Michigan, USA

1929 - NEW BRIDGE AT LANSING COLLAPSES. STRUCTURE IN COURSE OF ERECTION SUDDENLY TOPPLES WITH FATAL RESULTS.
Lansing, Mich., April 12. - (UP) - Five men were believed to have been killed, two were injured and two others escaped at 9:30 a.m. today when a cofferdam at the new South Logan Street bridge, a $450,000 structure under construction over the Grand River, collapsed without warning.
The five workmen were trapped in the crumpled timbers and dirt and were either crushed or drowned.

Those who... Read MORE...

Simpson's Leader Times -  Kittanning, Pennsylvania -  April 12, 1929
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Rockville, Maryland, USA

1935 - 13 Students Die as Train Hits Bus, Carries It A Mile. TEACHER, DRIVER ESCAPE. Bodies Strewn Along Tracks — High School Party Was on Way Home From Exhibit
ROCKVILLE, Md., Friday, April 12.— An express train last night crushed into wreckage a school bus, bringing a death toll estimated by police at thirteen.

Physicians and police placed the known death toll at that figure shortly after the accident, but the Baltimore offices of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, whose train was involved, announced that the death list was between nineteen and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 12, 1935
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1934  April 12 - Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.

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