Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 25

1846  April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.

The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim), resulted in the United States’ acquisition of more than 500,000 square miles (1,300,000 square km) of Mexican territory extending westward from the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean.

www.britannica.com
April 25, 1846
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Auburn, Maine, USA

1868  Shoe Business Thriving

The shoe business in Auburn, Me., is said to be now far more lively than it has been at any time for six months. All the manufacturers are busy, and pressing to fill orders by working extra hours.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 25, 1868
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Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

1890 - A FATAL CONNECTICUT FIRE.
Shelton, Conn., April 25. - Fire was discovered in the Birmingham Bone Comb manufactory on Division Street, yesterday. The flames spread to the Housatonic Brass Company's building, then to the Radcliff woolen mill, Horace Wheeler's grocery store, Newell's printing establishment and two dwelling houses.

MRS. MARIE SLIE, aged 85 years, who occupied a tenement in the Wheeler building, was burned... Read MORE...

Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  April 25, 1890
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA

1891 - DASHED INTO ETERNITY - A SERIOUS COLLISION AT ROCK POINT ON THE P. & L. E. R. R.
One man killed and four others badly injured - A train crowded with laborers runs into a freight - A brakeman said to have given the wrong signal - the killed and injured.

BEAVER FALLS, PA, April 25, - a serious accident occurred on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroad, between Rock Point and Homewood, in which one man was killed and four men badly hurt. Freight train No. 42 was running west... Read MORE...

The Salem Daily News -  Salem, Ohio -  April 25, 1891
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1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would “maintain order” and ensure the “peace and tranquility and the security” of Cuban and U.S. citizens on the island. On April 20, the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution that acknowledged Cuban... Read MORE...

history.state.gov
April 25, 1898
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Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

1910 - FIRE IN FAMOUS HOTEL. House In Which Lafayette Was Entertained Damaged $10,000.
Special to The New York Times.

WINSTED, Conn., Dec. 23. - The old United States Hotel in Litchfield, built about 130 years ago and the scene of a ball in honor of Marquis Lafayette when he visited this country in 1824, was damaged to the extent of $10,000 by fire and water to-day.

The second and third stories of the hotel were destroyed. The blaze started in the attic from the chimney or... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 25, 1910
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Bronx, New York, USA

1910 - Leaps From Blazing Hotel. Roomer Trapped by the Flames Goes Out a Third Floor Window - Unhurt.
Finding his escape cut off by flames JOHN MUGLER, an expressman, jumped from a window on the third floor of the Elton Hotel, at 769 Elton Avenue, the Bronx, last night to the sidewalk, a distance of thirty feet, and escaped unhurt. Then he ran to a box on the corner and turned in an alarm.

The Elton Hotel is a three-story brick building owned and occupied by TONY WEITLAIER. Mugler and two... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 25, 1910
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1868  Cheese factories, or associated dairies, first organized at Rome, N.Y., about seven years ago, now number twelve hundred, involving in their outlay $3,500,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1901  April 25 – New York State becomes the first to require automobile license plates.

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1903  April 25 - Two cases of smallpox were found at Conway, Mass., and the board of health is puzzled to account for the appearance of the disease.


Newport Mercury
Newport, Rhode Island

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