Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 17

Utica, New York, USA

1858 - TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT. SEVEN OR EIGHT KILLED - FIVE OR SIX FATALLY INJURED - OVER FORTY WOUNDED - CRUSHING OF A BRIDGE.
Utica, May 11. - A frightful accident occurred this morning, at half-past six o'clock, on the Central Railroad, by the crushing of a bridge over the Sanquoit Creek, some 3 and a half miles west of this city, near Whitesboro. Seven or eight persons are already dead, and five or six others are barely alive. The injured number forty or more.
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The Compiler -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  May 17, 1858
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)

1872  A Singular Law Suit.

The proprietors of the Rural Cemetery at Worcester, Massachusetts, have brought suit against a company engaged in the manufacture of chemicals, about 400 feet distant from the cemetery. It is claimed that the fumes of coppers thrown off by the works injure the marble monuments and headstones in the cemetery.

The Indianapolis News -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  May 17, 1872
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Rutland, Vermont, USA

1875  OPERA HOUSE FIRE.

Whitehall, N. Y., May 15. - A fire at Rutland, Vt., this morning, burned the Ripley's Opera House, the stores of MUNN & COMPTON, STANLEY & Co., and others. Loss of $75,000; partly insured.

Logansport Star  -  Logansport, Indiana -  May 17, 1875
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1886 - ANOTHER TORNADO CAUSES GREAT DEVASTATION IN OHIO. HANCOCK, HARDIN AND ADJACENT COUNTIES ARE VISITED BY A TERRIFIC CYCLONE, DESTROYING LIFE AND PROPERTY.
A terrible tornado swept over the southern part of Hancock and northern part of Hardin county at a late hour Friday night carrying death and destruction in its path. At Forest, WILLIAM McELREE, wife and two children and mother-in-law, MRS. HIGGINS, were buried in the ruins of a large brick house, and the first named killed. The rest were injured, the last named fatally. MISS LEASE was killed in... Read MORE...

Newark Daily Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  May 17, 1886
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

1889 - HURLED TO DEATH - An Engine Runs Into a Street Car Killing Six Ladies
A shocking accident occurred about 5:30 o'clock in the evening at the West Main street crossing of the Michigan Central Railroad in Kalamazoo, Mich. A street car containing eight ladies and two gentlemen was crossing the track when a switch engine dashed down upon it from the east side at a high rate of speed, and the driver being unable to get the car out of the way the helpless passengers were... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  May 17, 1889
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Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

1893 - Flood
ERIE, May 18 – The floods in this city caused by heavy rains are the most destructive ever known. It is impossible to estimate the damage done to property, but its probably is not less than $500,000. The damage to the Jarecki Manufacturing company’s plant is placed at $100,000. Scores of houses were washed away, but no fatality is reported since that of the boy Heberleya. Railroad bridges and... Read MORE...

The Marion Daily Star -  Marion, Ohio -  May 17, 1893
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

1894 - Fire
Lumber Street, on the west, which is the first highway running parallel with the water front, is lined with tenement houses. The occupants of these dwellings became panic stricken, and took out their household goods in great haste. Fortunately, but a few of the dwelling were reached by the flames.

There were few who saw the fire in its early stages who believed that Lumber Street could be made ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 17, 1894
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Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

1894 FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKED.
There was a bad smash-up on the Berkshire division of the Consolidated railroad at the Derby meadows near Shelton and only about 100 feet away from the bridge at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon. A switching engine attached to some freight cars was backing down grade and was unable to slow up in time to get out of the way of a special freight train that was coming up from the rear.

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The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  May 17, 1894
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Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA

1909  FIREBUGS START A $300,000 FIRE AT FT. SMITH

Ft. Smith, Ark., May 17. - Fire here today destroyed the Ft. Smith Compress and it's contents of five thousand bales of cotton. The loss is estimated at $300,000, covered by insurance. It is believed that the fire was incendiary origin as the flames broke out simultaneously in a dozen different places in the yard.

Chillicothe Constitution -  Chillicothe, Missouri -  May 17, 1909
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1883  May 17 - Buffalo Bill Cody's 1st wild west show premieres in Omaha

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1895  Mill Fire
METHUEN, Mass., May 18.- A fire started in Couses' cotton mills since midnight and destroyed it.

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1900  May 17 - L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is published in Chicago.

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1901  May 17 – The U.S. stock market crashes.

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