Monday, May 1, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 1

White Plains, New York, USA

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

Caraquet, Gloucester, New Brunswick, Canada

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... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 1, 1874

Chicago, Illinois, USA

1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

Curious City
WBEZ - Chicago Public Media:

World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exploratory voyages to the western hemisphere. resources/state-history-timeline/... Read MORE... pages/ h2286.html
May 1, 1893

Bangor, Maine, USA

1911 - BANGOR, ME., IS IN FLAMES. Greater Part of City Burned and Fire Still Raging. LOSS NEARLY $10,000,000
Two Persons Have Been Killed, Twenty Injured and Thousands Are Homeless - Mayor Proclaims Martial Law and Calls Out Troops.

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... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  May 1, 1911

Bronx, New York, USA

1919 - FIRE DRILL PROVES VALUE. 2,500 Pupils Leave Burning School In Minute and Half.
The efficiency of school fire drills brought 2,500 children safely out of Public School 2, 169th Street and Third Avenue, the Bronx, yesterday, when fire started shortly before 3 o'clock in the teacher's retiring room on the third floor of the building.

The fire was discovered by Nicholas Lawlor, a teacher in carpentry, when smoke poured into his classroom. It was extinguished within ten... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 1, 1919

Auburn, New York, USA

1922 - AUBURN LANDMARK BURNED. Cayuga County Courthouse Destroyed With a Loss of $200,000.
AUBURN, N. Y., April 30 - The Cayuga County Courthouse was destroyed by fire of unknown origin this afternoon. The building was a handsme [sic] landmark of Colonial type, erected early in the last century, and was the scene of William H. Seward's defense of the negro murderer, Freeman, the first to use insanity as a defense in a murder case in the United States. The structure was surmounted by a... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 1, 1922

Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

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... Read MORE...
May 1, 1931

1841  May 1 - 1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri for Calif

1860  May 1 – A Chondrite-type meteorite falls to earth in Muskingum County, Ohio near the town of New Concord.

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.

1894  The May Day Riots (against unemployment) break out in Cleveland, Ohio.

1900  May 1 – An explosion of blasting powder in a coal mine in Scofield, Utah kills 200.

1939  May 1 – Batman, created by Bob Kane (and, unofficially, Bill Finger) makes his first appearance in a comic book.

1941  May 1 - The breakfast cereal Cheerios is introduced as CheeriOats by General Mills.

1948  May 1 - Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham Alabama for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes" countries/ usa/ alabama/ birmingham

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