Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 19

Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1847 - EXPLOSION AT WILMINGTON, DEL.
Correspondence of the Pennsylvanian.
Gazette Office, April 14, 1847.
We regret to inform you of the terrible and heart-rending scene which occurred on the Brandywine, about 6 o'clock this morning.

About 5,000 pounds of powder, in the packing house and press room, at one of the Messrs. Du Pont's Powder Works, exploded in two successive shocks, killing eighteen persons and wounding one... Read MORE...

Republican Compiler -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 19, 1847
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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

1851 - GREAT FIRE AT PALMER DEPOT - NASSOWANNO HOUSE BURNT - $70,000 WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED
The beautiful village at Palmer Depot was visited by a terrible fire on Wednesday night, which laid almost its entire business part in rains. It is supposed that at least $70,000 worth of property was destroyed, including the finest buildings in the place.

The fire broke out at 11 ½ o'clock at night, in the wooden building owned by Elisha Converse, and occupied by M. C. Manger, as a general... Read MORE...

The Boston Daily Atlas -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 19, 1851
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Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

1879 - Julia Smith marries
Miss Julia E. Smith, one of the famous Glastonbury (Conn.) sisters, was married on Thursday of last week to Amos G. Parker, of New Hampshire, who is 86 years of age. The bride is very wealthy but she refused to pay any taxes. She is the only one of five sisters who married. They were the daughters of an eccentric clergyman of Glastonbury, the Rev. Zabaniah H. Smith, who named them respectively... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 19, 1879
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New Lebanon, New York, USA

1879 - Caught Defrauding the Government
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10. - Samuel J. Tilden and his brother, Henry A Tilden, proprietors of an extract and drug manufactory at New Lebanon, N. Y., are in trouble for defrauding the Government out of a large amount of internal revenue. Several days ago internal revenue officials at Chicago seized a number of packages containing bottles of "cromo-chlorlum," put up by the Tilden house, which had... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 19, 1879
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Bangor, Maine, USA

1894 - HOTEL GUESTS INJURED IN A FIRE. PEOPLE IN THE MERCHANTS' HOTEL IN BANGOR JUMPED FROM WINDOWS.
Bangor, Me., April 18. - Fire started in the Merchants' Hotel at 1:30 o'clock this morning. The flames went up through the four stories to the roof very quickly. The guests were panic stricken and many jumped from the windows. Seven were injured.

F. W. SAVAGE of this city, a commercial traveler, jumped from a third-story window and was seriously injured about the back. KATE LAWLESS jumped from ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 19, 1894
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Sherbrooke, Qu├ębec, Canada

1896  A Bridge Disaster

Sherbrooke, Que., April 18. - The Quebec central bridge across the St. Francis river has been swept away by the high water. It is roughly estimated that the loss of the St. Anselm bridge and this will be $100,000.

The Davenport Democrat and Leader -  Davenport, Iowa -  April 19, 1896
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Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1904 - Noise At Mount Vernon Saves Its Citizens - Firemen and Police Arouse Citizens to Peril of Gas
Commuters' Cold Breakfasts

Accident to Main Threatens People With Asphyxiation, But Strenuous Measures Drive People Out of Doors.

Special to the New York Times.

Mount Vernon, April 18. - After its night of wild alarms Mount Vernon arose to cold breakfast and a census-taking. It didn't wake up, for it hadn't been asleep. Its fire engines, which had spent the hours of darkness charging... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 19, 1904
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Athens, Georgia, USA

1911 - BABY'S LIFE CRUSHED OUT BY FALLING TIES
Father Sat Thirty Feet Away Unconscious of Heart-Breaking Tragedy.

Athens, Ga, April 18 - One of the most shocking deaths in Elbert County was that yesterday afternoon of the little two-and-one-half-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Tucker, who was crushed to death under a heavy cross tie. The mother was busy in the house, the father was on the verandah talking to Rev. George Stone, of... Read MORE...

The Macon Daily Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  April 19, 1911
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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1923 - FIVE PERSONS DIE IN APARTMENT FIRE. TEN REPORTED MISSING WHEN ESSEX CASTLE HOUSE IS CONSUMED.
United Press

Lynn, Mass., April 19. - Five persons are known to have been killed, and ten are reported missing, in a fire in the Essex Castle Apartment House here.

The dead:
FRANK TOZIER, 42.
GEORGE PHILPOT, 32.
MRS. ANTOINETTE HANLOU.
MISS MARGARET NUTTER.
HARRY FAIRCHILD.

Police believe the persons unaccounted for probably escaped and took refuge in neighboring houses. They are... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Pennsylvania -  April 19, 1923
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Vero Beach, Florida, USA

1926  FIFTY-FOOT LEAP FATAL TO AVIATOR

VERO BEACH, Fla., April 18. - (AP) - A 50-foot leap from an airplane into the ocean in a student air circus this afternoon killed Julius W. Bell, 24, of Louisville, a volunteer performer. Several thousand persons on shore witnessed the accident. He struck the surface on his back and ricocheted about 20 feet. The body did not appear on the surface again. Efforts to locate it were unsuccessful.

Nevada State Journal -  Reno, Nevada -  April 19, 1926
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Newburgh, New York, USA

1948 - 3 Soldiers Killed As Train Hits Car.
NEWBURGH, (AP) - Three soldiers stationed at the U. S. Military academy were killed early yesterday when their car was struck by a freight train as they were returning to West Point.

The dead were identified as Corporal Richard R. Day, 19, Watervllet[sic], Mich.; Corporal William T. Robinson, 21, Youngstown, O., and Sgt. Russell G. Meyers, 20, Herkimer, N.Y. Myers was the owner and operator of ... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  April 19, 1948
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

1948 Fire Razes Church Built 96 Years Ago
BALLSTON SPA. (AP) - The 96 year old United Methodist church at nearby Galway was destroyed by fire yesterday.

The flames fanned by a high wind, went out of control despite efforts of firemen from Galway and seven other Saratoga county villages, Fire Chief C. Duane McChesney said. He estimated the damage at $50,000. No one was injured.

Sparks from the church set fire to a barn owned by John ... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  April 19, 1948
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1897  April 19 The first Boston Marathon is held, with fifteen men competing, and won by John McDermott.

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1904 April 19, 1904: Great fire in Toronto started
The Great Toronto Fire destroys much of that city's downtown, but there are no fatalities.
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1930  April 19 – Warner Bros. in the United States release their first cartoon series called Looney Tunes which runs until 1969.

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