Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 10

Middlebury, Vermont, USA

1816 - Middlebury, Vermont, May 8. GREAT FIRE!
At 2 o'clock on Sunday morning last, the inhabitants of this Village were called to witness the most destructive fire with which we were ever visited. - It commenced in the kitchen of Mr. Campbell's Hotel, lately occupied, and still owned by Mr. Heart, and spread, with astonishing rapidity to the body of the house, on the one hand, and the outhouses and barns on the other, until the whole... Read MORE...

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Albany Advertiser -  Albany, New York -  May 10, 1816
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1876  May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States

May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming Iolanthe, sparked a movement of serious artistic butter sculpting in America. Butter sculptures remain a popular attraction at state fairs.

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May 10, 1876
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Norway, Maine, USA

1894 - NORWAY, ME., ALMOST DESTROYED. VILLAGE HELPLESS IN A FIERCE FIRE WHICH SWEEPS THROUGH THE TOWN.
Norway, Me., May 9. - Fire was discovered about about 1:30 P.M. in the box shop of C. B. CUMMINGS, originating from a hot journal. The shop was situated on the west end of Main Street.

The fire quickly spread, and soon communicated to the Opera House, the finest block in the county, with two heavily stocked stores on the first floor.

The town being handicapped by the lack of a fire... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 10, 1894
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1905 - TORNADO AT OMAHA. THREE PERSONS ARE KILLED AND SIX ARE INJURED.
Omaha, Neb. - Three persons were killed and six injured, none fatally, by the collapse of a three-story building at Thirtieth and Grace Streets, Omaha, late Wednesday. The building was occupied by the Omaha Casket Company, and the killed and injured were with one exception employes of the concern.

The dead are JACOB KIRSCHNER, 43, assistant shipping clerk; L. MON MARTIN, a collector, aged, 22, ... Read MORE...

Sioux County Herald -  Orange City, Iowa -  May 10, 1905
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Joliet, Illinois, USA

1912 - Man Killed in Joliet.
Joliet, Ill., May 10 - Frank F. Viers, a former Ottawa business man, was killed in Joliet yesterday when he was thrown from a horse he was riding. The accident occurred on Jefferson street near Cass street. Viers' horse became frightened at a steam roller and jumped in front of a street car. Viers' skull was crushed when he was thrown from the horse.

Viers was manager of the F. A. Smith livery ... Read MORE...

Morris Herald -  May 10, 1912
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1927Advertisement Prince George Hotel



Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  May 10, 1927
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1837  May 10 – The Panic of 1837 begins in New York City.

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1865  May 10 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by the Union Army near Irwinville, Georgia.

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1928  May 10 – The first regular schedule of television programming begins in Schenectady, New York by the General Electric's television station W2XB (the station is popularly known as WGY Television, after its sister radio station WGY).

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1940  May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain



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