Saturday, May 13, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 13

Xenia, Ohio, USA

1886 - The Cyclone. Destruction of Life and Property. Greatest Similar Calamity Ever Known in Ohio. Thirty Dead Bodies Recovered at Xenia.
Last night there was another electrical storm with wind, rain and hail. The Xenia storm, however, was much more furious.

Xenia was situated so as to meet the worse results. Shawnee creek traverses a portion of the city adjacent to the Little Miami road, which lies lower than the main portion of the city. The railroad embankment rises above the general level and the stream flows through it in a ... Read MORE...

Newark Daily Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  May 13, 1886
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Joliet, Illinois, USA

1886 - The Storm at Joliet
JOLIET, Ill., May 13. - One of the most severe storms ever known here struck Joliet about 6:30 p. m. yesterday evening. A deluge of rain, thunder and hail were deafening and the electric display unparalleled. Burr Robbins' circus was showing here, and in the midst of the performance the storm struck the tent and turned it upside down. The women screamed, the animals raved, and a general stampede... Read MORE...

Decatur Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  May 13, 1886
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Seattle, Washington, USA

1889 - THE FIRST CABLE ROAD ACCIDENT AT SEATTLE. A WOMAN THROWN OFF AND KILLED.
Seattle, W. A. May 12. - This afternoon at 5:30 o'clock a terrible accident occurred on the Front Street cable road on the corner of Pine and Second Streets. As dummy No. 2 came down the Second Street hill the brake refused to work.

The car obtained great momentum and in making the turn into Pine Street the passengers on the left side were thrown off.

Among them were MR. and MRS. WM. WAGNER ... Read MORE...

Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  May 13, 1889
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Akron, Ohio, USA

1890 - TORNADO AT AKRON, OHIO. A PATH CUT THROUGH THE CITY AND MANY BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED.
Akron, Ohio, May 12. - Saturday was a bad day for this city. A terrible cyclone moved down upon us, causing great damage. Professor Egbert, of Buchtel College, who was out in the storm, calculated that it was traveling at the rate of four miles a minute, so that its track of about a mile and a half through this city was traversed in little more than twenty seconds. It moved in almost a straight... Read MORE...

Decatur Morning Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  May 13, 1890
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA

1909 - FIRE IN ALEXANDRIA. Three Blocks in Blaze With a Loss of $500,000.
By United Press.
Washington, D. C. May 13 - A big fire is raging in Alexandria, Va., just across the river from Washington. It started in the lumber yards of Smoot & Co., and spread to H. K. Fields' lumber yard. At noon the fire is still burning over three blocks and at that time loss was estimated at half a million dollars.

The Washington fire department was appealed to for assistance and... Read MORE...

Evening Times -  Cumberland, Maryland -  May 13, 1909
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1909 - NORTHWEST HAS EARTHQUAKE - Tremor Believed to be an "Echo" from South America.
Winnipeg, Man., May 17. - When the earthquake shocks were felt here Saturday evening efforts were immediately put forth to ascertain the extent of the territory covered by the tremors and the amount of the damage inflicted.

Telegrams were sent out from Winnipeg to various places, and in some instances emissaries were dispatched from certain centers to inaccessible points.

Compilation of the ... Read MORE...

Turtle Mountain Star -  Rolla, North Dakota -  May 13, 1909
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1930  May 13 - A man was killed when caught in an open field during a hailstorm northwest of Lubbock TX. It was the first, and perhaps the only, authentic death by hail in U.S. weather records.

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