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Greenerpasture Daily News - April 14

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Sacramento, California, USA

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... Read MORE...

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April 14, 1860
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Washington, DC, USA

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... Read MORE...

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April 14, 1865
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Meredith, New Hampshire, USA

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... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  April 14, 1870
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Tiffin, Ohio, USA

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... Read MORE...

Daily Democrat -  Sedalia, Missouri -  April 14, 1872
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1888  Immigrants Flocking into Winnipeg.

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
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Fargo, North Dakota, USA

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 ... Read MORE...

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 14, 1893
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Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

1893  Storm

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
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin, USA

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... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Leader -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  April 14, 1896
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Elyria, Ohio, USA

1909 - ELYRIA FIRE LOSS $150,000. FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FIVE STORY BUSINESS BLOCK WIPING IT OUT ENTIRELY. OTHER BUILDINGS ARE DAMAGED.
CLEVELAND IS CALLED UPON FOR HELP BUT IT WAS SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE FLAMES WERE UNDER CONTROL. ABOUT 75 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL LOSS IS COVERED BY INSURANCE. FIRE MAY HAVE ORIGINATED IN ELK LODGE ROOMS - LIST OF LOSSES AND INSURANCE ON DESTROYED PROPERTY.

Elyria, April 14. - Fire early today wiped out the Elyria block, a five-story business building, the American theater, a livery stable,... Read MORE...

The Mansfield News -  Ohio -  April 14, 1909
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Asheville, North Carolina, USA

1909 - GUESTS FLED SCANTILY CLAD; FIRE BREAKS OUT IN THE FASHIONABLE KENILWORTH INN NEAR ASHVILLE, N.C.
SEVENTY-FIVE GUESTS ALL ESCAPED.

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... Read MORE...

The Mansfield News -  Mansfield, Ohio -  April 14, 1909
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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.

A. M. GOSSEMASON, who was with... Read MORE...

Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  April 14, 1909
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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1910 - FIRE THREATENS A TOWN - Powder Explodes In Conflagration At Ebensburg, Pa.
Ebensburg, Pa., April 13. — A conflagration, which lighted the heavens for miles around, and threatened for a time to wipe out this place was checked early this morning by the hard work of firemen aided by hundreds of citizens.

The loss caused by the fire will reach $125,000.

One man, injured by falling wells, will probably die. Four others were more or less bruised and cut by falling... Read MORE...

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  April 14, 1910
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1910 - BUILDING COLLAPSES; ONE KILLED. BAD ACCIDENT AT NEW ORLEANS - FIVE ARE INJURED.
(By United Press Leased Wire)
New Orleans, April 14. - An unidentified boy, 12 years old, was killed today and five persons were injured in the collapse of a building at the corner of Rampart and Canal Streets. The accident occurred shortly before noon.

It was at first reported that the building in which the Shriners were meeting had collapsed.

The street was filled with persons at the... Read MORE...

Spokane Press -  Spokane, Washington -  April 14, 1910
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA

1922 - MOTHER AND 4 CHILDREN ARE DROWNED MRS. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, DAUGHTER ANT TWO SONS PERISH WHEN SCHOONER SINKS.
HUSBAND AND SON SAVED
Captain and Son Rescued From Rigging of Boat; Taken to Hospital.

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... Read MORE...

The Logansport Pharos Tribune -  Logansport, Indiana -  April 14, 1922
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

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 ... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  April 14, 1926
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Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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... Read MORE...

News -  Frederick, Maryland -  April 14, 1947
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1849  April 14 – Hungary declares independence from Austria.

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1881  April 14 - The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.

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1900  April 14 – The Paris World Exhibition opens.

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