The steamer Granite State, hence for New York, burned to the water's edge at 4 o'clock this morning. She had a large freight, and is a total loss. She lies sunk on Lord's Island, just above the landing. Five persons are missing. The body of the second cook (colored), named JACKSON, has been recovered.
Actually, the first zipper was a very crude invention, conceived by this portly fella called Judson who found he could no longer bend over to tie his shoes. What he came up with was a device that held together some crude hooks and eyes...
The Daily Herald -
Chicago, Illiniois -
May 19, 1975
Nahant, Mass., May 18. - Special Telegram. - During the high gale this afternoon fire broke out on the Longfellow cottage estate, and it spread rapidly through the residence section, destroying five mansions and causing a property loss of $100,000. The fire started in the yard of the historic Longfellow cottage, presumably from a spark ...
The Daily Inter Ocean -
Chicago, Illinois -
May 19, 1896
FALL RIVER, Mass., May 18 - All the weavers of the Hargraves & Parker mills struck to-day, in accordance with a vote passed last week. The cause of trouble is given as the "general dissatisfaction with prices paid for weaving."
The Wilmington Messenger -
Wilmington, North Carolina -
May 19, 1896
1902 - STATEN ISLAND FERRYBOAT ACCIDENT.
The heavy and rather unusual spring fog which enveloped bay and river to-day was responsible for two serious collisions in the harbor, in one of which one man was killed and in the other a hundred or more passengers were carried down with the tide on an almost helpless ferryboat, but were later rescued uninjured in a panic stricken condition. The crash resulting in a fatality occurred at a little ...
Brooklyn Eagle -
Brooklyn, New York -
May 19, 1902
"A demonstration unique in the history of Vercheres has just been held. The postoffice was indicated by a notice bearing the English sign 'postoffice.' The population, wholly French-Canadian, assembled in front of the postoffice under the direction of a priest and after signing...
Flint, Mich., May 18 (AP) - At least three persons, including THEODORE E. KNOWLES, pilot, were killed when a trimotored transport, carrying passengers at the dedication of a new air field here today, struck tents occupied by a Selfridge Field ground crew at the edge of the field and crashed. The plane did not catch on...
Salt Lake Tribune -
Salt Lake City, Utah -
May 19, 1935
Vancouver, Wash. (UPI) - Mount St. Helens exploded in a giant, killer eruption Sunday that blew 600 feet off its summit, set off huge forest fires, sent "walls of water" racing down a river valley and spewed pungent ash clouds over much of Eastern Washington.
At least six people were killed fleeing the eruption, and many more were feared dead,...
Daily Herald -
Chicago, Illinois -
May 19, 1980
1821 The Roger Williams Factory, in Warwick, Rhode-Island, was entirely destroyed by fire, on the 11th inst. together with all its valuable machinery. The loss is estimated at $25,000.
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1842 May 19 – Dorr Rebellion: Militiamen supporting Thomas Wilson Dorr attack the arsenal in Providence, Rhode Island, but are repulsed.