Sunday, April 16, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 16

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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

1873 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRES. Burning of the Chicopee Mills, Massachusetts - Loss $500,000.
SPRINGFIELD, April 15. - One of the most destructive fires in Western Massachusetts for many years broke out at 10:45 o'clock last night, in Mill No. 2 of the Dwight Manufacturing Company, of Chicopee, and before the flames were extinguished, destroyed both that and the mill adjoining, No. 1, belonging to the same company. The fire caught in the wheel-room, by the accidental overturning of a... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 16, 1873
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1885  They are having a cholera scare in Cleveland, Ohio. Two members of the same family died after an illness of twelve hours duration.

The disease certainly resembled cholera. Three other members of the same family were stricken, with every prospect of a fatal termination in their cases.

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Bismarck Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  April 16, 1885
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Brutus, New York, USA (Weedsport)

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St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 16, 1887
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Rutland, Vermont, USA

1895 - Flood
NEW ENGLAND FLOODS.
Great Damage to Railroads by the Surging Rivers.
TOWNS PARTIALLY SUBMERGED.

ST. ALBANS, Vt., April 16. - The Winooski river is higher than it has been for twenty five years. The country for miles around is one vast sheet of water, many farms being partially of wholly flooded. Several villages are using boats and rafts as a means of moving about. Much damage had been done... Read MORE...

Middletown Daily Argus -  Middletown, New York -  April 16, 1895
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Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls)

1895  Flood

...The most damage in Vermont was done at Bellows Falls, where the Connecticut river is very narrow. An old railroad bridge was swept away, and there has been great damage to the Boston and Maine railroad tunnel, being flooded and rendered impassable. The mills are all closed...

Middletown Daily Argus -  Middletown, New York -  April 16, 1895
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Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

1895 - Flood
...At White River Junction, Vt., highways have become impassable and the rivers have overflowed their banks. The rise in White river at White River Junction exceeded ten feet flooding basements and compelling the occupants of some houses to vacate. Boats were inquired for saving personal property in many instances. All railroad trains there have been delayed and trains on the Central Vermont were ... Read MORE...

Middletown Daily Argus -  Middletown, New York -  April 16, 1895
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1897 - BIG FIRE IN NEW ORLEANS. NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED.
New Orleans, April 16. - One of the most picturesque business structures in the city, known as the Moresque block, owned by Gauch & Sons, was totally destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon, entailing a loss of upwards of $400,000. The Moresque building occupied one entire block, bounded by Camp, Poydras and Church Streets and Lafayette Square and its walls were built entirely of iron, in a design... Read MORE...

Piqua Daily Call -  Ohio -  April 16, 1897
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Milford, Connecticut, USA

1897 - THREE FIRES IN MILFORD.
William Cummings Arrested on Suspicion of Incendiarism.

MILFORD, Conn., April 15. - Milford had another lot of excitement last night because of three fires, undoubtedly or incendiary origin, making six fires in the town within about one week.

The first fire broke out about midnight in a boarding house, and in short order two barns were discovered in flames. In none of the cases was great... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 16, 1897
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1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic

The Luxuries of the Titanic
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At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The massive ship,... Read MORE...

Lawrence Daily Journal -  Lawrence, Kansas -  April 16, 1912
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1927 - CHICAGO POLICE SEEK BOOZE SELLING GROCER AS OPERATOR OF STILL. TWO FAMILIES WIPED OUT WHEN EXPLOSION WRECKS BUILDING; ALL THOSE KILLED DIED IN THEIR BEDS; FOUR STORES RAZED.
Chicago, April 16 (UP) - A moonshiner's still is believed by police to be responsible for an explosion Saturday which killed eight persons, all but wiping out the families of two small shop keepers on Chicago's west side.

MAYME SOKOLSKY, 17, thought to have been in the building, spent last night with friends. She was found several hours after the blast had killed her father, and mother, a... Read MORE...

Decatur Evening Herald -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 16, 1927
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1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.

Weather History: 1935 Black Sunday Dust Storm
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LIFE IN DUST BOWL OF UNITED STATES BEING RULED TODAY BY THREE WORDS - "IF IT RAINS"

By Robert Geiger
(Associated Press Staff Writer.)
GUYON, Okla., April 15. - (AP.) - Three little words - achingly... Read MORE...

Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light -  Corsicana, Texas -  April 16, 1935
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1854  April 16 - Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die

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1854  April 16 – The United States packet ship Powhattan is wrecked off the New Jersey shore with more than 200 + victims.

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