Two young men, brothers, by the name of Wilcox, belonging in Tiverton, while crossing the river in a leaky old boat, from Rhode Island to Tiverton, at a late hour Saturday night, the 26th ult., were drowned.
1895 - FAST FREIGHT WRECKED - Three Men and Ten Valuable Horses Were Killed.
Hornellsville, N. Y., May 13 - A bad wreck took place on the western division of the Erie three miles west of here. Fast freight No. 92 was thrown in the ditch by a broken wheel, and ten cars were piled up in a confused heap. The accident occurred when the train was making fast time, and the cars were on that account completely shattered.
One of the cars that was in the wreck was from Mercer,...
Ticonderoga Sentinel -
New York -
May 16, 1895
1900 - A Millionaire of Worchester, Massachusetts Is Missing.
New York, May 16. - Chas. A Richardson, a millionaire manufacturer of Worcester, Massachusetts has been missing for five weeks. The police have searched for him everywhere without success. The story of his disappearance was made public Tuesday.
Richardson came here early in April and put up at the Waldorf Astoria with his wife. On April 11 he went out to attend some business and never...
The Marion Star -
Marion, Ohio -
May 16, 1900
Babies and Women Lost in Confusion and List of Casualties May be Very Long
N. Y. Sun-Syracuse Herald - Special
Corry, Pa May 15 - During the evening performance of the Cole Brothers Railroad Circus in this city to-night a portion of the seats gave way and carried down with it a multitude of shrieking people, many of...
Syracuse Herald -
Syracuse, New York -
May 16, 1909
Cleveland, O. - (AP) - The explosion that ripped through Cleveland clinic and generated gas fumes that killed 122 persons, was caused by spontaneous combustion that ignited celluloid X-ray plates in a sub-basement store room...
1933 - 1500 HOMELESS AT AUBURN; FLAMES DESTROY 248 BUILDINGS IN MAINE CITY
Auburn, Me., May 16. (AP) - Restoration of a gaping hole in its New Auburn section where 248 buildings including the homes of one-twelfth of the city's population were destroyed by fire yesterday with loss exceeding $1,000,000 was the problem facing this city today. The homeless most of whom were of foreign extraction - workers in the mills of Lewiston, across the Androscoggin River - were...
Portsmouth Herald -
Portsmouth, New Hampshire -
May 16, 1933
1985 May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
The discovery of the annual depletion of ozone above the Antarctic was first announced in a paper by Joe Farman, Brian Gardiner and Jonathan Shanklin which appeared in Nature (magazine) on May 16th 1985.