Sunday, April 30, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - April 30

Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville)

1829 - Attempted Murder
Hesekiah Willibor, of Little Compton, Rhode Island, has been tried at Newport for an attempt to commit murder, found guilty, and sentenced to pay $50, and be imprisoned 3 months. Willibor had paid his addresses to a young woman, but having been discarded, he had been heard to utter threats of revenge, and soon after this a gun was discharged into the chamber in which she slept, and the ball... Read MORE...

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Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser -  Baltimore, Maryland -  April 30, 1829
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.
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...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters and immediately the twelve lights beamed forth from their various stations. The lamp posts are much higher than the gas posts, making the electric lamps like beacon lights.

Thousands of people... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Cleveland, Ohio -  April 30, 1879
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1885 - ON THE WARPATH - The Edmonton People Panic-stricken, Many of Them Seeking Safety in Flight.
...Dispatches from Edmonton, via Calgary, received here to-day, indicate that affairs there are not on an encouraging state. The settlers are thoroughly alarmed, because of the overbearing conduct of the Indians and half-breeds, who threaten to

RISE AN BURN THE TOWN.

Scouts have been sent out to scour the country for fifty miles around to learn the extent of the dissatisfaction. General... Read MORE...

The Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  April 30, 1885
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1895 - Deadly Knockout Drops. The Gentle Art of Drugging as Practiced in New York's "Tenderloin."
“The term knockout drops is used to designate a solution of chloral that persons of evil intent place in the liquor or good natured, half drunken men in order to render the latter sleepy and helpless, so as to rifle their pockets the easier,” said Police Captain Pickett of the Tenderloin precinct to a New York Press reporter.

“Most druggists sell the solution at a strength of 100 per cent. One ... Read MORE...

Warren Ledger -  Warren, Pennsylvania -  April 30, 1895
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St Louis, Missouri, USA

1904  April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).

Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream vendor ran out of cups and asked a waffle vendor to help by rolling up waffles to hold ice cream.

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April 30, 1904
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Laredo, Texas, USA

1905 - TWENTY-ONE KILLED BY TORNADO IN TEXAS. STORM FROM MEXICO WRECKS BIG BUILDINGS AT LAREDO. ROOF RIPPED OFF HOSPITAL.
TEACHERS AT SEMINARY HAVE NARROW ESCAPE - STUDENTS RESCUE ONE - GOVERNOR APPEALS FOR AID.

Laredo, Texas, via Bermuda, Texas, April 29. - Twenty-one persons were killed and scores injured in Laredo and in New Laredo by a tornado which tore through the city late last night, crossing the Rio Grande. Rumors of others killed in places outside Laredo lack confirmation. The property damage is... Read MORE...

The New York Times  -  New York, New York -  April 30, 1905
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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1918 - Help Wanted
Help Wanted - Help Wanted in Southbridge, Mass., to work in Hamilton Woolen Co., established nearly 100 years, employing 2,000 hands. Easy work, steady employment, best of wages, especially good for boys and girls. Southbridge is a proseperous town with a population of 15,000, situated on N.Y. N.H. R.R. and the Worcester & Springfield trolley line. 45 miles to Boston, 45 miles to... Read MORE...

The Adirondack News -  New York -  Saturday, April 30, 1918
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1926 - NEGRO AVIATRIX IS KILLED IN CRASH. NEGRESS AND PUBLICITY MAN FALL TO DEATH IN PLANE CRASH.
(By The Associated Press)
Jacksonville, Fla., April 30. - WILLIAM D. WILLS, 24, Dallas, Tex. and BESSIE COLEMAN, said to be the only negro aviatrix in the world were killed when the airplane in which they were making a practice flight overturned at 2,000 feet over a field here today. WILLS' body was cremated after the plane fell to the earth when a spectator struck the wreckage igniting gas line ... Read MORE...

The Ada Evening News -  Oklahoma -  April 30, 1926
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Beverly, Massachusetts, USA (Prides Crossing)

1926 - Dies of Suffocation
Beverly, Mass., April 30 - (AP) - George H. Stamper, 60, died of suffocation in a fire which destroyed the building of the Jubilee Yacht Club here this morning.

The clubhouse was one of the landmarks of this city's waterfront. Stamper, who occupied a room in the building, and retired when the fire was discovered. He was awakened by members and dressed but apparently became confused by the... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  April 30, 1926
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Akron, Ohio, USA

1928 - FOUR AKRON BOYS KILLED BY BLAST. FIRED DRUM OF BENZINE UNDER SHED. THREE BROTHERS AND PLAYMATE DIE AND FIFTH OF GROUP MAY LIVE ALTHOUGH BADLY BURNED.
Akron, April 30 - Four boys, three of them brothers, were killed and a fifth was seriously injured when a steel drum of benzine exploded in a shed at the rear of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plant here Sunday.

Those killed were:
CHARLES CARTER, 14.
ALBERT CARTER, 10.
LEEMAN CARTER, 5.
FREDERICK WADTLY, JR., 13.
LESLIE BUSH, 14, was badly burned although physicians believe he will... Read MORE...

Sandusky Star Journal -  Ohio -  April 30, 1928
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Denver, Colorado, USA

1928 - Airplane Crash
H. E. Larue, pilot, Loren Craven and Dietrich were fatally injured when the machine went into a tail spin, and fell in flames near Lowry Field, Denver.

Tail Spin Fatal

The flaming airplane carried three men to their deaths at Denver when H. E. Larue, Denver pilot, was unable to bring the ship out of a tail spin.

Larue head of the Aidcraft Transport company here, took off with Loren... Read MORE...

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune -  Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin -  April 30, 1928
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Pasadena, California, USA

1950 - Plane Crashes Into House As Pilot, Wife Die
PASADENA, Calif., April 29. (AP) - A private plane crashed into a 25-room house in the Linda Vista district of Pasadena Friday and exploded killing the pilot and his wife and causing $25,000 damages to the residence.

Killed in the accident were O. N. Lowry, 41, North American Aircraft Assembly Plant foreman, and Eleanor Lowry, 38, of Downey. They had taken off shortly before from the east Los... Read MORE...

The Big Spring Daily Herald -  Big Spring, Texas -  April 30, 1950
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1870  They make three Yankee clocks every minute during working hours at Bristol, Conn.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The house of Mrs. Martha Kean, in East Mansfield, Mass., was burned on the 25th, and a young man named Frederick Ames perished.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Miss Anna L. Coffin, who was chosen on the Newbury (Mass.) School Committee, declined to serve, as she could not attend to the duties if she would, and would not if she could.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  C. D. Warner, while grading his grounds at Red Bank, N. J., recently found a quantity of stone implements,
consisting of an ax, pestle, oyster knife, etc., undoubtedly the relics of a now extinct race.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1945  April 30 – Death of Adolf Hitler: Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide as the Red Army approaches the F├╝hrerbunker in Berlin.

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