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Greenerpasture Daily News - April 18

1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

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In 1774 and the Spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry... Read MORE...

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April 18, 1775
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1868  There is a little town in Vermont where the people have considerable fun with their "fence viewers."

One of the officers weighs three hundred pounds, another is six feet three inches tall, and the third is extremely small. It was recently voted that all fences on which the fat man could sit, which the tall man couldn't straddle, nor the little one crawl through, should be deemed legal fences.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 18, 1868
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1868  People who receive circulars from New York or elsewhere containing samples of prints of which twelve yards will be sent for a dollar, or ten yards for eighty-five cents, are advised to suspect a swindle.

The address of one concern issuing such circulars was visited in New York the other day, and it was found that the place was in charge of a boy, and that no business was transacted beyond receiving letter, which usually numbered from thirty five to fifty a day.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 18, 1868
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1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater, and hence the delay. In San Francisco, a company has been formed and is now ready to furnish light in any part of the city, while the directors claim they can light all the streets of the city at a... Read MORE...

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  April 18, 1879
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1892 - A Calgary dispatch says:
Wm. Morrison, a half-breed from the Red Deer country, was on Saturday sentenced at the supreme court to two years at Stony Mountain for horse-stealing. Rose Ann Fullam, aged 15, was convicted of stealing clothing from her mother and received a similar sentence. The case against A. J. Ross, photographer, charged with stealing a horse from George Sexsmith, was taken up but not finished. The case... Read MORE...

The Winnipeg Tribune -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  April 18, 1892
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Somers, Connecticut, USA

1895  A Horrible Death.

SOMERS, Conn., April 18. - Frank Starr, a sawyer at the Curtis lumber mill, was a work, when his clothing came in contact with the teeth of a buzz saw, and he was drawn over the sharp teeth. His head was severed from his body and the latter was badly mutilated.

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1895
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Sherbrooke, Qu├ębec, Canada

1896  A Town Flooded

SHERBROOKE (Que.), April 17. - The river here has been rising for several days and there is now over three feet of water on the floors of the many manufacturing establishments on the flats, stopping work therein. The central business part of the town of Richmond is completely inundated.

The Record-Union -  Sacramento, California -  April 18, 1896
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Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

1898 - BIG FIRE IN BOSTON. DUST EXPLOSION BLOWS THE ROOF OFF AN ELEVATOR AND STARTS A BLAZE.
Boston, April 17. - The roof of the grain elevator at Hoosac Tunnel docks, Charlestown, was blown completely off by a dust explosion at 4 o'clock this morning, and the fire that followed not only destroyed the remaining portion of the immense structure, but consumed nearly the entire contenst, over 400,000 bushels of grain, mostly wheat. The steamer Cambroman, which had just finished loading at... Read MORE...

Kansas City Journal -  Kansas City, Missouri -  April 18, 1898
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San Francisco, California, USA

1906  Earthquake

April 18, 1906 - An earthquake in San Francisco is followed by four days of a devastating fire. An estimated 3,000 lives are lost and damage is estimated at $500 million in 1906 dollars. Timeline: U.S. Storm Disasters, American Experience

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April 18, 1906
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro)

1910 - BRATTLEBORO. Fire on Wantastiquet Mountain.
A fire which started Saturday on Wantastiquet mountain, just across the Connecticut river from Brattleboro, raged all day yesterday and it is not probable that it can be stopped until it has burned itself out. The leaves and undergrowth are very dry and after the fire once got headway it was impossible to check it. The part of the mountain which is being burned over belongs to the Brattleboro... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1910
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Hyde Park, Vermont, USA (Hydepark)

1910 - BAD FIRE AT HYDE PARK. Jail, Court-House, Town Hall, Church, Store and Residence Reduced to Ashes.
A fire that started in the county jail at Hyde Park yesterday spread until the jail, court-house, town hall, Congregational church, one store and 13 residences or tenements had been laid to ashes. Twenty families are homeless. The damage is estimated at $100,000. Originating presumably from a defective stovepipe between the first and second stories of the jail, the fire gained headway so rapidly... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1910
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Malone, New York, USA

1913 - NINE DIE IN HOTEL BLAZE. MANY GUESTS ARE CAUGHT IN BED WHEN FLAMES DESTROY MALONE, N. Y. HOSTELRY.
Malone, N. Y., April 18. - Nine persons were killed and fifteen more were injured as the result of fire which almost destroyed the Hotel De Wilson.

The identified dead:
JOHN MOSS, Albany.
GEO. TIMMONS, Piercefield, N. Y.
ANTONIO NICOLINI, New York city.
PHILLIP CONNORS, Malone, N. Y.
ALBERT ROBIDEAU, saloonkeeper, Malone, N. Y.
FRED TROUCHON, bartender, Malone, N. Y.

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Stevens Point Daily Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  April 18, 1913
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Norman, Oklahoma, USA

1918 - THIRTY-SIX AFFLICTED BOYS DIE IN FLAMES AT NORMAN. WOODEN BUILDINGS AT STATE INSTITUTION PROVE DEATH TRAP.
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Norman, Okla., April 13. - Between thirty and thirty-seven boys, aged from ten to fifteen years, were burned to death in the state hospital for the insane here this morning. All of the boys were inmates of the institution and were helpless as the flames wrapped around them. Being confined in the houses, the young boys were unable to get out of the fire before their... Read MORE...

The Ada Weekly News -  Oklahoma -  April 18, 1918
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Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

1948  FOUR DIE IN HORNELL FIRE; Eight Are Hurt as Former Park Hotel, a Landmark, Burns

HORNELL, N.Y., April 17 (AP) - Four persons perished, eight were injured and a score were helped to safety today when fire destroyed a three-story business and rooming establishment.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 18, 1948
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1868  The Maryland Legislature has passed the law fixing ten hours as a day's labor in the factories in the State.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Two large ships are loading at Norfolk, Va., for Liverpool, being the first instance of direct trade since the war.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Twenty thousand Norwegians, Danes and Swedes are to arrive in this country this spring, whose destination will be chiefly to the West.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A Kentucky statue gives to the widow and minor children of a person killed by the careless, wanton or malicious use of deadly weapons, an action against the person committing the killing.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  From statistics carefully prepared from authentic sources, and reliable as any other public documents, it has been ascertained that the average cost of strong drink for each man, woman, and child in the United States is twenty dollars.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A "brilliant and lovely" young married woman in New York, aged twenty-five, now sports her fourth husband, having sough relief through the divorce courts from conjugal unpleasantnesses three times since her first marriage, in 1860.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  It is said more books are now published in Germany than in any other country.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Of twenty thousand children annually sent out of Paris in charge of hired nurses, not less than fifteen thousand perish.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Twenty-two hundred gallons of mineral water are shipped from St. Albans, Vt., weekly.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Indictments have been found at Richmond, Va., against thirty revenue officers, for fraud.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Jefferson Davis and wife have gone to Canada, there to await the next call for his trial.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1923  April 18 – Yankee Stadium opens its doors as the home park of the New York Yankees baseball team in The Bronx.

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