1869 Advices from Eastern New York and the New England States, on the 22d, represent the spring freshets to be the most severe since 1857.
The New York Central and Hudson River Railways were under water for miles, and travel was suspended. Great damage had been inflicted on the low lands. Two persons were drowned by the freshet near White Plains, N. Y.
St Joseph Herald -
Saint Joseph, Michigan -
May 1, 1869
1874 - The Caraquet Murder. Confession of the Murderer.
BATHURST, New-Brunswick, April 30. - Gallian, who murdered Poulin in Caraquet, has made a confession. He says he was incited to the act by Poulin's wife, who importuned him to kill her husband that they may consummate their liaison by marriage. The night before the murder she sharpened a knife and gave it to him, telling him to be on the look-out for her husband when he went to the woods for...
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New York, New York -
May 1, 1874
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May 1, 1893
Bangor, Me, May 1 - Damage already estimated at nearly $10,000,000 has been caused by a fire which broke out in Bacon & Robinson's coal sheds on Broad street Sunday afternoon. Thousands of people are walking the streets homeless. This morning the fire was not under...
The News -
Frederick, Maryland -
May 1, 1911
1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper. Before that, the Chrysler Building briefly held the record at 1046 feet.
Standing proud on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street in New York City, the Empire State Building has 102 stories and reaches a height of 1,454 feet. Motivated by a competition between the...
1869 On the 8th inst., the snow drifts on the main streets of Vergennes, Vt., were from four to six feet.
St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan
1884 May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.