Friday, April 21, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 21

1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as the Alamo. Texans fighting for independence from Mexico had seized the structure and sent Mexican troops away from San Antonio the previous December. Colonel James Bowie and Colonel William B. Travis commanded the small force defending the Alamo, including the famous backwoodsman Davy Crockett.... Read MORE...

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April 21, 1836
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York, Pennsylvania, USA (Yorktown)

1856 - Tornado
Further Particulars. - The storm of Saturday night was quite serious at York, Pa. The Gazette says:

It lifted the sheet iron roof from the large warehouse of P. A. & S. Small, in the rear of their store, carrying one end across the alley into an adjoining lot, whilst the other end hung to the building. The roof was also blown from the engine house of Messrs. Small & Smyser's foundery, whilst... Read MORE...

The Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 21, 1856
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Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1856 - Tornado
AT WILMINGTON, DEL.
Considerable damage was done by the heavy wind. One half of the roof was blown off the public school house in Washington street, and other buildings partly unroofed. The roof on the southern side of Asbury M. E. Church, some twelve feet in breadth, was stripped off from the eaves to the comb; nearly sixty feet of the roof of the railroad bridge over the Brandywine was... Read MORE...

The Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 21, 1856
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Olean, New York, USA

1881 - Wagon Shop Fire
At a little past 8 o'clock Tuesday morning there was an alarm of fire and a hurrying to and fro, as it was announced that in Conlkin's wagon shop was on fire. The Fountain and Citizens hose companies were prompt to respond, but the H. & L. company had been up all night at the dance and many of them were enjoying repose when the alarm was given. However, there was little cause for anxiety, as the... Read MORE...

The Democrat -  Olean, New York -  April 21, 1881
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Lee, Massachusetts, USA

1886 - A Raging Flood
BOSTON, MASS. April 20. - A special dispatch, received about noon from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, states that the great dam at Lee, ten miles below there, which furnished power for some dozen huge mills, gave way without warning at an early hour and almost swept the town out of existence. The noise of the explosion sounded like and earthquake, and the houses were swept away while their inmates... Read MORE...

Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 21, 1886
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Lubbock, Texas, USA

1926 - Lubbock man Is Killed by Lightning Bolt
Special to The News.

Lubbock, Texas, April 20,- J.H. BURROUGHS, 60 years old, pioneer pure seed breeder and director of both the State and local Texas Farm Bureau Cotton Association, was struck by lightning early Tuesday morning and instantly killed at his home, about twelve miles west of Lubbock.

The bolt is thought to have hit the top of his head and passed through his body to his right... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  April 21, 1926
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1962  April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens

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