Thursday, April 20, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 20

Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

1870 - Great Fire in Nashua.
About half past ten Saturday evening fire was discovered in the belfry of the First Congregational Church in Nashua. The fire could have been put out with a gallon of water at first, but fanned by the wind the whole tower was soon enveloped, and owing to the great altitude of the flames no water could be thrown to any effect. The first story of the church was owned by Mr. Jas. L. Pierce and... Read MORE...

The New Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  April 20, 1870
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA

1880  Beaver Falls, Pa., File Works Burned; Loss $400,000 - FIRE IN FILE WORKS

Pittsburg, April 19.- The Western File works at Beaver Falls, Pa., caught fire at 10 o'clock in this morning, and totally destroyed the building, together with its stock and machinery. Loss estimated at $400,000; insurance 125,000. The origin of the fire is not known, but suspected to be a spark from the shovel factory. Over 200 hands are temporarily thrown out of employment.

The Dubuque Herald -  Dubuque, Iowa -  April 20, 1880
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Monmouth, Maine, USA

1888 - A MAINE VILLAGE WIPED OUT. ALL THE STORES AND THE POST OFFICE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
WINTHROP, Me., April 19 - A disastrous fire occurred in Monmouth Centre this afternoon, destroying every store in the place and causing at least $75,000 damage. Monmouth is a great trading centre for the country around and one of the liveliest villages in Kennebec County. The fire, which originated in the cellar of Edwards & Flaherty's drug and general merchandise store, was discovered at 3:35 P. ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 20, 1888
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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1896 - COSTLY BLAZE. Gasoline Explodes and Causes Heavy Losses at Toledo.
Toledo, O., April 20. - By the explosion of a barrel of gasoline in the Dauntless bicycle factory the entire plant was wrecked. The fire was communicated to the Toledo machine and tool works, where many valuable patterns were ruined. Their loss will amount to $40,000, with insurance at $30,000. In the Dauntless factory there was 200 finished wheels and many fittings. A second explosion, supposed... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 20, 1896
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Staten Island, New York, USA

1918 - PENNED IN OVERTURNED CAR. THIRTY-ONE PERSONS INJURED IN STATEN ISLAND TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
Thirty-one persons were injured last night, two seriously, when a steel trolley car on the Richmond Light and Railway Company was derailed on the curve at Richmond Turnpike and Jewett Avenue, Castleton Corners, S. I., by the failure of the airbrakes. The momentum of the car was so great that it left the track and ran about 200 feet before it overturned.

When LOUIS SCHALZO, the motorman, found... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 20, 1918
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1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
(By The Associated Press).

The first official departure of the United State from the gold standard in more than fifty years was felt today throughout the world.

London. - Britain's reaction was puzzlement and extreme anxiety. The dollar value dropped heavily, at one... Read MORE...

The Hutchinson News -  Hutchinson, Kansas -  April 20, 1933
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Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Lake with 45-letter name has spelling errors - The central Mass. lake has one of the world's longest place names
WEBSTER, Mass. — Officials have agreed to correct spelling errors in road signs pointing to a central Massachusetts lake with a 45-letter name.

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster has one of the world's longest place names. It's been spelled many different ways over the years. Some locals have given up and simply call it Lake Webster.

But after researching... Read MORE...

Associated Press -  April 20, 2009
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1861  April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

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1870  Fire
In Meriden, Ct., on the 15th, at a fire in Wilcox & Co.'s mill, EDGAR C. FENEYAK was killed and two other firemen injured.

The New Hampshire Patriot
Concord, New Hampshire

1912  April 20 – Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, opens.

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1914  April 20 - Ludlow Massacre (Colorado Coalfield War (1913–14)): The Colorado National Guard attacks a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado in the United States, killing 24 people.

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1916  April 20 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (modern-day Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

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