Thursday, April 27, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 27

1866 - May 16 – The United States Congress approves the minting of a nickel 5-cent coin (nickel), eliminating its predecessor, the half dime.
FIVE CENT COIN.
In the House of Representatives, a few days ago, the following proceedings took place.

Mr. Kasson - The Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures have instructed me to report House bill No. 397, to authorize the coinage of five cent pieces.

No objection being made, the bill was considered, and was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time.

The bill provides that as... Read MORE...

The Lincoln County Herald -  Troy, Missouri -  April 27, 1866
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

1889 - A Narrow Escape.
George E. Hayward narrowly escaped being crushed by the falling of a gravel roof about 6 p.m., Friday. The wooden ell of the brick building, 337 and 339 Main street, had been removed, except the roof, which had been left to shelter the sheathing of the new brick ell in process of erection. Mr. Hayward, fearing that the roof was not properly secured, was putting shores under the roof, when it... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1889
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

1900 - Fires at Northampton and Amherst.
The engine-house number was struck on the fire alarm bell at Northampton at 1 o'clock yesterday because of a forest fire near Park hill. Several acres were burned ever near H. J. Searle's house and the Westhampton road, and the smoke rolled up dense volumes at noon. Chief Chase and about a dozen men drove to the fire and aided in getting it under control. Forest fires were raging in the woods... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - MOTORMAN BLAMED.
Justice Drew of Brookline filed with the Clerk of Courts in Dedham yesterday his report of an inquest into the cause of the death of Frank Knox of Brookline, who was struck by an outward-bound car of the Boston Elevated Railroad Company in Brookline, March 16, and died the next day.

In his report Justice Drew says: "I am of the opinion that the accident was the result of the high rate of speed ... Read MORE...

Boston Morning Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - IN AND ABOUT SPRINGFIELD. A BAD DAY FOR FOREST FIRES. A HARD FIGHT AT LONGMEADOW.
Many Acres of Woodland Burned Over - A Veteran's Home Destroyed.

The most extensive forest fire in Longmeadow for years raged yesterday, and the red light shooting up for miles in the east last evening showed that it was still burning. The fire was first discovered in the vicinity of Converse street, east of South park terrace, about 8 in the morning, and the strong wind drove it southward... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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Ware, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - Two Miles of Flame at Ware.
A forest fire which started near the Charles Gould farm at the foot of Warren hill in Ware, about noon yesterday, spread in a few hours to such an extent that the entire hill south of the town was in flames. A high wind was blowing all the afternoon and drove the fire along through the brush on the side of the hill until it reached the wooded section of the summit, when it burned furiously. Fire... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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Burrillville, Rhode Island, USA (Harrisville)

1900  Fire Leaves Fourteen Families Homeless.

WOONSOCKET, R. I., April 26. - Fire at Harrisville to-day left fourteen families homeless, burned out five stores and a society hall, destroying in all fourteen buildings, with a total loss of $25,000. The insurance is $18,000. The village has no Fire Department or apparatus.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 27, 1900
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Groveland, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - WORST IN YEARS.
Haverhill, April 26. - The R. H. Page building, at Groveland, where the town offices were located, was burned to the ground this morning. Before the fire was gotten under control damage aggregating $20,000 was done.

The cause of the fire is unknown. It was the worst blaze that has occurred for years in the town. The building was situated near the end of the Haverhill-Groveland bridge, and was... Read MORE...

Boston Morning Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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Buffalo, New York, USA

1911 - $250,000 FIRE IN BUFFALO FACTORY. FIREMEN BATTERED AND BURNED IN FIGHTING TO AVERT BIG EXPLOSION. TWO WOMEN RESCUED.
THICK SMOKE OVERCOMES DWELLERS IN ADJACENT HOUSE, WHO ARE CARRIED TO SAFETY - SCORE OF FIREMEN BLOWN ACROSS STREET - FLAMES KEPT FROM TURPENTINE.

Special to The Syracuse Herald.
Buffalo, April 27 - Damage estimated this morning at $250,000 resulted from a fire which practically destroyed the plant of the Buffalo Glass company at Nos. 96 and 98 Seneca street. Three alarms sent the entire... Read MORE...

The Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  April 27, 1911
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Wilna, New York, USA (Carthage)

1931 - Eight Killed in Two Auto Mishaps
Carthage, N. Y., April 27 (AP). - St. Regis Canal, at "Skinny" Bridge three miles west of here, was being drained today in an effort to recover the bodies of four men, who lost their lives in one of two automobile accidents fatal to eight persons in this vicinity over the week-end.

The body of James Kenyon, 40, of Watertown, was recovered yesterday. The automobile in which were Kenyon, Charles ... Read MORE...

Kingston Daily Freeman -  Kingston, New York -  April 27, 1931
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Lunenburg, Massachusetts, USA

1931  Wind Blows Silo Down

Special to The Sentinel LUNENBURG, April 27. - The heavy wind this forenoon blew over the silo at Sherman Sanderman's place on Oak Street. Three large apple trees were blown down on the property of C. C. Lane.

Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1931
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1931  Students' Suite Burns At Cambridge Hotel

CAMBRIDGE, April 27. (AP) - A fire at the Hotel Commander early today destroyed a suite occupied by A. B. Young and R. T. Dunn, Harvard Law school students, and aroused 300 guests. Dunn lost all his belongings. Young was away for the week-end. Richard Winsor, night clerk, roused the guests after he discovered the fire, the cause of which was unknown.

Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1931
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Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

1931 - Garage Annex Is Blown Into Nashua River
LEOMINSTER, April 27 - A two-stall addition to Hartwell's garage near the Main street bridge in North Leominster, was blown into the Nashua river this forenoon. The addition had just been completed. The loss is estimated at $300.

Two large elm trees on Central street, near the plant of the Whitney-Feed corporation, were uprooted and fell across the highway this forenoon blocking traffic for a... Read MORE...

Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1931
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1908  April 27–October 31 – The 1908 Summer Olympics are held in London.

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1967 April 27, 1967: Expo '67 was officially opened in Montreal, Quebec, by Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson

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