Monday, May 15, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 15

Whitestown, New York, USA (Whitesboro)

1858 - Dreadful Railroad Accident!
Morning Herald Office.

UTICA, May 12. - A frightful Railroad accident occurred this morning at 6 ½ o,clock, on the Central Railroad, by the crushing of a bridge over the Saquoit Creek, some 3 ½ miles west of this city, near Whitesboro.

Seven or eight persons are already dead. Five or six others are barely alive, and the injured number forty or more. The killed are, A. MOORE of Rising Sun,... Read MORE...

The Erie Observer -  Erie, Pennsylvania -  May 15, 1858

Hallowell, Maine, USA

1886 - Emmaline Prescott, of Hallowell, is one of the characters of Maine.
She is over fifty years old, and for more than twenty-five years has peddled pins and needles, and such small wares, from house to house through the country. She wears the bloomer costume, a full skirt reaching to the knees, with close-fitting trousers. She is modest, gentle and the soul of benevolence. She says that if women knew what a comfort the bloomer was, they'd all wear it. - Boston... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 15, 1886

Tacoma, Washington, USA

Tacoma, May 14. - About 6 o'clock last evening a wind storm struck a building which was being constructed for a hotel. The structure collapsed, burying about twenty workmen in the debris. One hundred citizens and laborers just returning home from their day's work were soon at work endeavoring to rescue the imprisoned men. In a few minutes one body was taken out. It was that of WALTER BATES, who... Read MORE...

Salt Lake Daily Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  May 15, 1889

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Lexington, Ky., May 14. - Fire broke out in the attic of the court house here at 9:45 a.m., and in a few minutes the upper story and dome were in flames. Hart's statue, "Woman Triumphant" bought by Lexington women for $5,000 was in the rotunda. The court house was completely burned, and in an hour nothing remained but walls. Hart's beautiful masterpiece was destroyed in an attempt to remove it.... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  May 15, 1897

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

1901 - Met A Horrible Death Heroic Deed of William PHELPS, a Colored Man – Gave Up His Life That A Married Friend Might Make His Escape.
Indianapolis, May 12. – While William PHELPS of Richmond, Ky., and James STAPLEBURY of this city were cleaning the inside of an eight-foot upright boiler at the Cerealine mills today, an enploye turned on the steam, thinking the cock was tight. It leaked and the scalding steam poured in on the two men. The only exit was up a ladder. Both jumped for the ladder. PHELPS reached it first, took one... Read MORE...

Butte Weekly Miner -  Butte, Montana -  May 15, 1901

Jamaica, New York, USA

1901 - Ran Into Trolley Car - Pleasure Party Comes to grief on Long Island. Two Men Carried Home Dead
Five of the Party in the Hospital and the Remainder of the 26 Merry-Makers Were More of Less Bruised - The Motorman Under Arrest.

New York, May 12. - Of 26 young people who started from College Point, L.I., last night on what is locally known as a “starlight ride” two were carried home this morning dead, five are in the hospital after having their wounds dressed, and every one of the remainder ... Read MORE...

Butte Weekly Miner -  Butte, Montana -  May 15, 1901

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA (Tyngstown) (Derryfield)

1903 - FIRE AT MANCHESTER. The Massabesic Hotel Destroyed - Probably the Work of an Incendiary.
Manchester, N. H. May 14. - The Massabesic hotel in this city was destroyed by fire tonight. The hostelry, was one of the landmarks of Manchester, situated on the shores of Lake Massabesic where it had been a public house ever since the old stage coach days.

The fire was doubtless of incendiary origin, all the circumstances tending to make significant a postal card message received at the... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  May 15, 1903

New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1903 - Passengers Leave Burning Sleeping Car in Nightclothes.
Sixteen Men and Four Women Hurried from Temporary Home.

Woman Injured--Man Nearly Suffocated--Several Lose Valuables.

New Haven, Conn., May 14 - Passengers, including 16 men and four women had to flee in their night clothing, early Thursday, from a burning sleeping car at the Union station. The car was near the rear end of the N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad train which left New York at 11... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  May 15, 1903

Pasadena, California, USA

Special State News.

PASADENA, May 14. - The Misses Elsie and Christina Peterson came here from Los Angeles shortly after noon to visit Mrs. Chris Larson of 800 Magnolia avenue. They were met at the car by Mr. Larson. When the carriage turned down Raymond avenue below California street a portion of the harness gave way. The horses became frightened and whirled, overturning the carriage. The two ... Read MORE...

San Jose Mercury -  San Jose, California -  May 15, 1907

Milton, Vermont, USA

MILTON, Vt., May 15 - (AP) - Five persons, four of whom were school children, were killed today when an automobile used for transporting the children to school collided with a train two miles south of Milton.

The dead were John C. Vasseur, 37, driver of the car; Rene Larochelle, 11, and her brother Howard, 13; Earl Murray, 10, and Earl Fuller, 14, all of Milton.

The children were en route...

Ogden Standard Examiner -  Ogden, Utah -  May 15, 1937

1940 - May 15 - Women's stockings made of nylon are first placed on sale across the United States. Almost five million pairs are bought on this day.
Women Crowd Stores as Nylons Go on Sale
Curious Line Counters Two and Three Deep To Buy and Inspect New Synthetic Hosiery

Brooklyn women today joined their eager sisters throughout the land in greeting the event they have awaited for more than a year.

Nylon stockings are on the market!

Shopping crowds were increased considerably as women flocked to the stores where... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  May 15, 1940

Scarborough, Maine, USA (Scarboro)

1947 - $50,000 Fire Destroys Danish Village Building
125 Routed As Recreation Hall Burns; Stored Furniture Worth Thousands Lost

Scarborough, May 15. (Thursday)- A spectacular general alarm fire which started late Wednesday night swept through the recreation building of Danish Village, former deluxe tourist camp and present housing project, causing damage estimated at $50,000 to the building and additional thousands to a quantity of stored... Read MORE...

Portland Press Herald -  Portland, Maine -  May 15, 1947

1862  May 15 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the U.S. Bureau of Agriculture (later renamed U.S. Department of Agriculture).

1869  One hundred and fifty acres of woodland in Wenham, Mass., belonging to Mr. White, were burned over lately. Two thousand cords of hard wood ready for market were also destroyed.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A three-year-old son of George Curtis, of Marblehead, Mass., was burned to death the other day in trying to run through a bonfire, in imitation of some larger boys.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A lady in Salem, Mass., recently lost about a dozen yards of velvet, which took fire from the rays of the sun passing through a globe of water.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1873  Another deposit of brown hematite iron ore has been found in South Shaftsbury, Vermont, near an iron furnace.

The Indiana Progress
Indiana, Pennsylvania

1886  John C. Carr, of West Newbury, Mass., having for fifty-two years served as town clerk, absolutely refuses re-election. - Boston Herald.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1900 May 15, 1900: Rain and fish fell from the sky in Olneyville, Rhode Island. Most of the fish measured 2- to 4-inches long.
NOTE: Olneyville is a neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island
The Old Farmer's Almanac

1928  May 15 - The animated short Plane Crazy is released by Disney Studios in Los Angeles, featuring the first appearances of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

1940  May 15 - The very first McDonald's restaurant opens in San Bernardino, California.

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