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La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1848  Flood

The spring flood of the St. Lawrence, by blocking up the ice at Boucherville, five miles below Montreal, has flooded the village of La Prairie, on this side of the river, the water being ten feet deep and rising. The damage must be something at Montreal, one would think, but probably there is no communication.

New Hampshire Sentinel -  New Hampshire -  April 13, 1848
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Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA

1870  Crushed Under Wheels

In Stoneham, Mass., on Friday, a seven year old boy named Moses Downes, stepped from the forward end of a horse-car and fell under the wheels which passed over and killed him.

The New Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  April 13, 1870
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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

1876  Explosion

Four powder magazines, with many tons of powder, exploded at the arsenal at Salt Lake City, on the 6th inst. Six were killed and others hurt. Boulders were thrown in all directions and fell a mile away. The damage to broken glass alone is $50,000.

The Weekly Era -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  April 13, 1876
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1889  Prairie fires had on the 4th completely wiped out three towns in South Dakota, and hundreds of farm-houses had been destroyed,

also barns, with all their contents, and many persons were homeless and entirely destitute. The losses were placed at $2,000,000. Several lives were lost.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 13, 1889
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Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

1895 - THE MERRIMAC RIVER Higher Than it has been for Years - Still Rising.
Nashua, N. H., April 15 - The great rainfall has raised the Merrimac and Nashua rivers, together with Salmon Brook, into rushing torrents. Saturday night and Sunday the rainfall was the heaviest for a number of years, averaging 2 3-100 inches. The Merrimac commenced to rise at an early hour and this morning the water was 12 feet above low water mark and was rising at the rate of six inches per... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  April 13, 1895
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North Grosvenordale, Connecticut, USA

1895  Wage Increase

The Grosvenordale Company, North Grosvenordale, Conn., has posted notices in all of its mills that they will increase wages in all departments after April 22. The company has four mills, employing 1,200 hands.

The Times -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  April 13, 1895
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

1900 - PITTSBURG BUILDING FALLS. THREE KILLED AND SIX BADLY INJURED BY THE COLLAPSE OF A BUSINESS STRUCTURE.
Pittsburg, April 12. - Without warning and with a rush and a roar, the four-story brick building at the corner of Second Avenue and Wood Street, collapsed to-day, burying in its ruins a number of people, three of whom were taken out dead, six badly hurt, and several others slightly injured.

The dead are: MRS. MARTHA JONES, sixty-four years old, of 511 Second Avenue; EUGENE BERNHARDT,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 13, 1900
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Harwinton, Connecticut, USA

1902 - LIGHTNING'S QUEER PRANKS.
One Bolt Struck a Connecticut Schoolhouse and Shocked the Inmates.

Special to The New York Times.

WINSTED, Conn., April 12. - During a severe electrical storm which broke over East Litchfield and Harwinton yesterday afternoon lightning executed many queer pranks. A bolt struck the west district schoolhouse in Harwinton and shocked twenty children, three of whom were rendered unconscious.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 13, 1902
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Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - BIG FIRE IN CHELSEA CHELSEA, MASS. SWEPT BY A GREAT CONFLAGRATION MANY HAVE TO FLEE FOR LIFE
Petroleum, Tarred Paper, Old Rags and a Gale Add Fury th(sic) Disaster - Ten Thousand Homeless.

Boston, April 13. - The greatest fire that has scourged any part of the metropolitan district in ten years devastated the manufacturing tenement and retail sections of Chelsea, burning over one square mile of territory, and leveling many of the city's best structures. The fire started at 10:40 a. m. ... Read MORE...

The Iowa City Citizen -  Iowa City, Iowa -  April 13, 1908
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Lawrence, Kansas, USA

1911 - Two Killed at Lawrence.
Lawrence, Kan., April 13. - Two people were killed, scores of houses destroyed and the streets piled high with debris by a tornado which struck Lawrence at 8 o'clock tonight. Only a rough estimate of the damage can he made tonight, but the loss is conservatively placed at $150,000. The known dead are Mrs. Joe Sullivan, 55 years old, and Laura Childs, a colored woman employed on the farm of Claude ... Read MORE...

The Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  April 13, 1911
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Peoria, Illinois, USA

1912  TWENTY BRADLEY STUDENTS HURT. WHEN FLOOR COLLAPSES WHILE ON AN INSPECTION TRIP THROUGH DISTILLERY.

Peoria, April 13. - A score of students of the Bradley Polytechnic institute were injured, twelve seriously, when a floor collapsed at the Woelner distillery, throwing fifty young people to the ground. The party was inspecting the fermenting room. Every police patrol and ambulance in the city was rushed to the scene and a number of injured were taken to hospitals...

The Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 13, 1912
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

1923 - Train Accident
Colorado Springs, - Arthur Piper, 18 years old, of 2616 South Pennsylvania street, Denver was probably fatally injured and Vern Marsh, 19 years old. of 2882 South Bannock street, Denver, was painfully bruised a few days ago when a handcar on which they were riding was struck by a southbound passenger train near Colorado Springs. The two boys took the handcar at Palmer Lake and were on their way... Read MORE...

The Park County Republican -  Fairplay, Colorado -  April 13, 1923
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1876  Barge Hits Booneville Bridge
A barge was crushed against the Booneville Bridge, near St. Louis, on Tuesday. Six lives were lost. The barge had 1,000 bushels of corn on board.

The Weekly Era
Raleigh, North Carolina

1878  April 13 - A Bostonian named Peter B. Bingham, having bequeathed $30,000 to his native Town of Bakersfield, Vermont, for the purpose of founding a high school,
his surviving relatives, instead of attacking the will, as is now customary, have added $8,000 for the building.

The Iola Register
Iola, Kansas

1889  The Monongahela river coal works near Pittsburgh, Pa., resumed work on the 9th after a shut down of a week's duration, giving employment to six thousand men.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  E. Laudermilch, whose house was recently destroyed by fire at Lebanon, Pa.,
recovered the gold and silver on the 8th which he had in the dwelling at the time The coin amounted to $8,750.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  The death of Mrs. Theron Beach occurred on the 8th at her home in Litchfield, Conn., in her one hundred and first year.
During more than a century of life she had lived in one house. That house her grandfather built in 1785, and there she was born and there she died.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  George Q. Cannon announced in Salt Lake City on the 8th that the total Mormon population was 153,911.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  On the 8th, Mrs. Ellen Young, a colored woman, died suddenly at Baltimore, Md., at the age of one hundred and four years.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  On the 9th, R. F. Schor, book-keeper of the First National Bank of Evansville, Ind., committed suicide by hanging. Unsuccessful speculation was the cause.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  The Buffalo and Niagara Falls Drainage Company has been incorporated with $5,000,000 capital.
The object is to construct a ditch by way of Tonawanda to the bottom of the Niagara gorge, which will be used as a tail race for water motors.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  Rev. A. E. Woodruff, of Oberlin, Ohio, will be the new pastor of the Congregational Church, vice Mr. Brewster, resigned.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  Maggie Mitchell, the actress, was granted a divorce from her husband, Henry T. Paddock, on the 5th at Trenton, N. J.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  A terrible storm swept over a large section of Southern Hungary on the 5th.
Many houses were demolished and in some cases whole villages were set on fire by lightning and destroyed.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  A rain-storm on the 6th at Norfolk, Va., submerged the lower portion of the city, causing a loss of $500,000 to business men.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  Flames destroyed six business blocks at Attica, O., on the 5th.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1922  April 13 – The State of Massachusetts opens all public offices to women.

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