Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 16

Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1862  Brothers Drown

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.

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Barre Gazette -  Barre, Massachusetts -  May 16, 1862
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Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

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,... Read MORE...

Ticonderoga Sentinel -  New York -  May 16, 1895
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)

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... Read MORE...

The Marion Star -  Marion, Ohio -  May 16, 1900
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Corry, Pennsylvania, USA

1909 - CIRCUS SEATS FALL. Multitude of People Carried Down at Corry. Tent Catches Fire. A Panic Ensues an Several are Seriously Injured.
Spectators at Cole Brothers' Show Plunged Down When Benches Collapse

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... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  May 16, 1909
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Placerville, California, USA (Hangtown)

1910  PLACERVILLE, CAL., FIRE.

Placerville, Cal., May 16. - Fire which broke out in a barn in the center of town last night, destroyed the courthouse, and several business houses, entailing a loss of about $100,000.

The Ogden Standard -  Ogden, Utah -  May 16, 1910
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1929 - Is Blamed For Clinic Tragedy at Cleveland
City Investigating Commission and State Fire Wardens Indicate Disaster Might Have Been Averted if the X-Ray Room Had Been Closed Off

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...

A faulty fire door was... Read MORE...

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  May 16, 1929
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Auburn, Maine, USA

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... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  May 16, 1933
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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

1934 - SEVEN SAILORS PERISH IN COLLISION OF LINER WITH LIGHTSHIP DURING THICK FOG.
Nantucket, Mass., May 16. - The 43,000-ton liner Olympic, groping its way through a heavy fog, crashed broadside into the Nantucket Lightship Tuesday. Seven of the lightship's crew were either killed outright or were missing. The lightship sank.

Three men found by the Olympic's lifeboats died of their injuries. Four others were missing.
Coast Guard reported those dead as:
W. W. PERRY,... Read MORE...

Winnipeg Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba -  May 16, 1934
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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.

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May 16, 1985
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