Friday, May 12, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 12

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)

1853 - ANOTHER FRIGHTFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Saturday afternoon, as we learn from the Gazette, at half past two o'clock, as the New Bedford and Taunton train was about one mile and a half below Taunton, the axletree of the tender gave out, causing a succession of serious mishaps. The tender was immediately thrown down an embankment of thirty feet. The baggage car, directly behind, was precipitated below, on the right of the track, and also... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  May 12, 1853
Comments


Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

1853 - Awful Railroad Accident. FIFTY PERSONS KILLED!
NORWALK (CT) May 6. The 8 o'clock train for New York, ran off the draw-bridge into the river, near this place. One car was completely submerged and two others completely demolished. There has been a terrible loss of life. The excitement is so great that it is impossible to get a list of the killed or injured. The engine went through first, followed by two passengers cars. The 4th passenger car... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  May 12, 1853
Comments


Wilton, Connecticut, USA

1853  Fire at Wilton.

We learn from the Lowell News that on the 3d inst., a fire broke out in a building belonging to Dea. Fiske, and used for a cider mill and storage purposes. The building was entirely destroyed, together with a large quantity of lumber designed for the erection of a new house by Mr. Fiske. No insurance.

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  May 12, 1853
Comments


Middlesex, New York, USA

1858 Fatal Freak of a Boy
In Middlesex, New York, on Wednesday afternoon, John R. Francisco, aged about fifteen years, went into a shed attached to his father's barn and suspended himself by the neck with a rope. He told some little children who were with him to run into the house as he was going to hang himself, and from this it is supposed that he did not intend to really commit suicide, but expected some one would come ... Read MORE...

Alexandria Gazette -  Alexandria, Virginia -  May 12, 1858
Comments


Paterson, New Jersey, USA

1869 - Great Fire in Paterson.
Mr. Michael Morris's warehouse, Paterson, and adjacent buildings were burned on Monday. The warehouse owned by Mr. Morris was used as a waste house. - The flames communicated with the Murray Mill, a superb brick building on Mill street, owned by Messrs. John Ryle & Co., as a silk manufactory. Day & Co., silk weavers, also occupied a part of the building. The flames spread rapidly and communicated ... Read MORE...

Daily State Gazette -  Trenton, New Jersey -  May 12, 1869
Comments


Marietta, Ohio, USA

1905  LIGHTNING STRUCK CIRCUS. One Man Killed and a Hundred Spectators Were Stunned.

Special to the Washington Post Wheeling, W. Va., May 11 - In the midst of the performance of WALLACE'S circus at Marietta, Ohio this afternoon, lightning struck the main pole of the side show tent, killing WILLIAM TULLINS, of Lowell, seriously injuring four others, and stunning more than a hundred spectators.

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  May 12, 1905
Comments


Amarillo, Texas, USA

1929 - FIVE DEAD IN AMARILLO FIRE. SCORE ARE HURT WHEN OLD HOTEL IS DESTROYED IN EARLY MORNING BLAZE. ALL AVENUES OF ESCAPE ARE CUT OFF AND MANY ARE FORCED TO LEAP FROM THIRD STORY WINDOWS.
(By The Associated Press.)
Amarillo, May 11. - Trapped by flames which destroyed the Tourist hotel here early today, five men were burned to death, or killed when they jumped to the pavement from third story windows. Three of the victims were burned to death and two killed when they leaped. At least a score were injured, three seriously.

The dead:
PETER KEARNS, Pine, Colo.
RAYMOND COZART,... Read MORE...

Abilene Morning Reporter-News -  Abilene, Texas -  May 12, 1929
Comments


1936 - May 12 – The Santa Fe railroad in the United States inaugurates the all-Pullman Super Chief passenger train between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California.
NEW SANTA FE DIESEL 'CHIEF' TO START RUN

Limited Begins 39-Hour Dash to Los Angeles From Chicago On Trip Tonight

Operating on a schedule of 39 hours and 45 minutes, the Santa Fe's new Super Chief, powered with the Diesel locomotive, will leave Chicago tonight on its first run to the coast, arriving in San Bernadino at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Effective Sunday, the Chief, drawn by steam... Read MORE...

The San Bernadino County Sun -  San Bernadino, California -  May 12, 1936
Comments


1888  Chatham, Mass., May 10. - A heavy forest fire is raging in South Brewster and oding much damage to valuable wood land, also threatening small settlements lying in its track.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1922  May 12 – A 20-ton meteorite lands near Blackstone, Virginia, USA.

www.wikipedia.org

Born May 12

Read MORE...

Died May 12

Read MORE...

No comments: