Friday, April 28, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 28

Granby, Québec, Canada

THE DISASTER AT GRANBY - A BRIDGE SWEPT AWAY BY THE FLOOD - ELEVEN LIVES LOST.
To the Editor of the Montreal Daily Witness:

At 7:40 this evening the writer and others were standing on the bridge at Granby, watching the high state of the river, and also the cars slowly passing the embankment to the depot. Just as I passed along the bridge from the south side, and was going off on the north side, I found the bridge sway, as if it was a drawbridge. I ran off the north end,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 28, 1869
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1882 - RALPH WALDO EMERSON.
The wires last night announced the death of Ralph Waldo Emmerson, one of this country's most distinguished thinkers and writers, which took place at his residence in Boston after a brief illness. He was born in Boston, May 25th, 1803. He obtained his primary education in the public grammar schools, where he soon qualified himself for the Latin school. Here he attempted his first literary work,... Read MORE...

Daily Charlotte Observer -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  April 28, 1882
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Norman, Oklahoma, USA

1893 - SIXTY-TWO ARE KILLED. FRIGHTFUL RESULT OF THE CYCLONE IN OKLAHOMA. PROPERTY DAMAGE INESTIMABLE.
ONE CYCLONE JOINS ANOTHER, AND WITH THEIR COMBINED STRENGTH THEY SWEEP DOWN UPON DEFENSELESS TOWNS AND LEAVE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION BEHIND.

Oklahoma City, April 27. - The half has not been told concerning the awful storm which swept this country. Two distinct cyclones, a terrific hail storm, and a waterspout combined to wreak awful destruction. It is reported that sixty-two human lives were... Read MORE...

The Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 28, 1893
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Newport News, Virginia, USA

1897 - BIG CONFLAGRATION. THE BURNING OF VESSELS IN PORT AT NEWPORT NEWS.
SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
DAMAGE OF OVER $2,000,000 WAS DONE TO THE SHIPPING IN THE HARBOR, TWO STEAMERS AND A GERMAN SHIP BEING DESTROYED.

Newport News, Va., April 28. - Fire broke out in the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad company's pier No. 5, and before the flames were checked damage to the extent of $2,000,000 had been done. Two of the company's immense piers were destroyed, three vessels... Read MORE...

Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  April 28, 1897
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Union, Connecticut, USA

1931 - Mayor's Stepson Killed When Roadster Overturns On Curve At Union, Conn.
Ulric E. Duval, 33-year-old motion picture operator of Worcester and step-son of Mayor Joseph N. Carriere, was killed in an automobile accident at Union, Conn., yesterday afternoon when his roadster overturned, presumably after a front tire had blown out.

Mr. Duval was pinned beneath the machine and his spine was fractured.
There were no witnesses of the accident.

Investigations made after ... Read MORE...

Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 28, 1931
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1888  The busting of a water pipe on the 25th caused a sewer ditch at Yonkers, N. Y.,
to cave in on the workmen, six of whom lost their lives.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1896  Ice Bridge Gives Way
The Cap Rouge ice bridge, near Montreal, gave way yesterday morning, and the last barrier to navigation on the St. Lawrence river was removed.

Springfield Republican
Springfield, Massachusetts

1924  April 28 – An explosion in a mine at the Wheeling Steel Corporation in Benwood, West Virginia kills 119 men.

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1938  April 28 – The towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott in Massachusetts are disincorporated to make way for the Quabbin Reservoir.

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