1860 - April 14 - First Pony Express riders arrive in St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
April 14, 1860: Riders arrived in both St. Joseph and Sacramento with the mail. Proving the mail could be delivered in ten days. Throngs of people turned out in both cities. The mail arrived in St. Joseph at 5:00 pm while the mail arrived in Sacramento shortly after midnight on the same day. From this point, the riders would continue up river to San Francisco by ferry making the latter city the...
April 14, 1860
1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped forward in his seat, Booth leapt onto the stage and escaped through the back door. A doctor in the audience rushed over to examine the paralyzed president. Lincoln was then carried across the street to...
1870 - SERIOUS FIRE AT MEREDITH.
A disastrous fire occurred at Meredith Bridge, Friday, the losses by which are as follows footing up nearly $23,000: J. Smith, Jr., building and goods, $4500, insured for $2500; W. E. S. Foss, building and goods, $4000 partially insured; T. B. Nichols, saloon $2000, insured for $1200; Oliver Thompson, saloon, $2000, no insurance. G. M. Burleigh lost a carriage worth $400, no insurance, and other...
The Farmers' Cabinet -
Amherst, New Hampshire -
April 14, 1870
1872 - DISASTROUS CONFLAGRATION AT TIFFIN, OHIO.
TIffin, Ohio, April 13th - A fire broke out in M. O'NEAL'S store, in the western part of the town this morning, and the building, which was a large two-story frame, was soon in flames. A heavy gale, blowing from the southwest gave rise to serious apprehensions for the safety of the entire city. The wind carried the burning brands to a great distance, and within thirty minutes houses at least a...
Daily Democrat -
Sedalia, Missouri -
April 14, 1872
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 12 - A special from Winnipeg says that the number of immigrants arriving is increasing rapidly, and upwards of 2,000 have reached that point since the middle of March. Many are farmers from Ontario, who bring their stock and farming implements with them.
St Joseph Herald -
Saint Joseph, Michigan -
April 14, 1888
1893 - High Water and a Furious Snow-Storm.
FARGO, N. D., April 12. - The Red river rose steadily all day long, and tonight the water is up to the doors of the city waterworks. Island Park is surrounded entirely by a lake of water, 200 yards wide and residents pass back and forth by means of boats. A number of barns and out-buildings have been swept away and some houses are already flooded and residents driven out. To-morrow the river will ...
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., April 13. - Special Telegram - The violent hailstorm of last night was disastrous in many sections of the fruit districts and very great damage is reported, especially to the smaller kinds.
Lightning struck Martin Van Duzier's barn at Vicksburg. Three horses were killed and a large quantity of grain and hay was destroyed. Total loss, $1,800.
The Daily Inter Ocean -
Chicago, Illinois -
April 14, 1893
1896 - HOTEL BURNED.
Reedsburg, Wis., April 13. - The Central house in this city took fire about 1 o'clock yesterday and was burned to the ground. The building was insured in Chicago companies. It was the headquarters of commercial travelers. E. G. STOLTE was the manager and WILLIAM STOLTE, SR., the owner. The Central was a four-story building and was an old landmark. The office of the telephone exchange was located...
MOST OF THEM LEFT BEHIND THEIR CLOTHES AND VALUABLES - MEN WORE PAJAMAS AND OVERCOATS WHILE SOME OF THE WOMEN GRABBED BALL DRESSES AND OTHERS LITTLE OR NOTHING - THOSE WHO WENT BACK IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE PERSONAL PROPERTY HAD NARROW ESCAPES - LOSS ON HOTEL $140,000.
Asheville, N. C., April 14. - Roused from their slumber after 2 o'clock this morning by an...
The Mansfield News -
Mansfield, Ohio -
April 14, 1909
1909 - ONE FATALITY IN TORNADO. BRAKEMAN BLOWN FROM FREIGHT TRAIN AND KILLED.
Concordia, Kas., April 13 -- When telephone communication was opened up today with Aurora, a little town south of here, it developed that four persons were injured, none it is believed fatally, in the tornado that struck that place yesterday. The Catholic church was among the buildings demolished and Father MOLLIER was blown thirty yards, but not serously hurt.
WASHINGTON. April 14. - One woman, her daughter and three sons were drowned today when the schooner S. C. Kendle capsized in a storm and sank in the Potomac river a mile below Alexandria, Va., this morning. Mrs. Gerturde Lawrence, 45, wife of Capt. William Lawrence, of New Alexandria, Va., the captain of...
The Logansport Pharos Tribune -
Logansport, Indiana -
April 14, 1922
1926 - Baptist Temple Burned At Fall River Today
Fall River, Mass., April 14, - (AP) - The Baptist Temple, situated in the center of the city, was destroyed by fire early today with loss estimated at $1,000,000. Captain James Dallagher of the city fire department, was injured when a wooden cupola fell and was taken unconscious to a hospital.
The fire originated in the basement of the three-story brick building under the auditorium and spread ...
North Adams Transcript -
North Adams, Massachusetts -
April 14, 1926
1947 - THREE SOLDIERS DIE IN FIRE AT LADD FIELD.
Fairbanks, Alaska, April 13 (AP) - Three soldiers burned to death and one was injured seriously late Saturday when fire destroyed the one story non-commissioned officers club at nearby Ladd Field Army air base. Witnesses told an official investigating board that the blaze apparently was caused by an explosion, the nature of which has not been determined. Flames spread rapidly throughout the...
Frederick, Maryland -
April 14, 1947
1849 April 14 – Hungary declares independence from Austria.