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Greenerpasture Daily News - May 19

East Haddam, Connecticut, USA

1883 - FIRE AT SEA. BURNING OF A STEAMER ON LONG ISLAND SOUND - FIVE LIVES LOST.
Hartford, Conn., May 18. - A special to The Courant from Goodspeed's Landing says:

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.

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The Evening Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  May 19, 1883
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1891 - The zipper is invented (Whitcomb L. Judson, United States)
"...the inventor of the first zipper, Whitcomb L. Judson, did his experimentation right here in the Windy City and in 1891 invented a device called the zipper.

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... Read MORE...

The Daily Herald -  Chicago, Illiniois -  May 19, 1975
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Nahant, Massachusetts, USA

1896 - LONGFELLOW COTTAGE DESTROYED.
Four Other Summer Residences at Nahant Swept Away by Fire.

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 ... Read MORE...

The Daily Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  May 19, 1896
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1896  Weavers Strike

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
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Washington, DC, USA

1896 - FIERCE, FIRE RAGES. LIVES ALSO LOST IN THE FLAMES. SEVERAL FIREMEN CRUSHED TO DEATH UNDER FALLING WALLS IN WASHINGTON.
Washington, May 19 - Fire swept away a whole block of commercial buildings opposite the Smithsonian Institute soon after 8 o'clock last evening. The lives of at least six firemen were crushed out by falling walls. The loss will exceed $200,000. The buildings covering the block adjoining the Centre Market constituted practically the entire commission and wholesale produce business of Washington,... Read MORE...

The Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  May 19, 1896
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Staten Island, New York, USA

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 ... Read MORE...

Brooklyn Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  May 19, 1902
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Des Moines, Iowa, USA

1906 - ACCIDENT AT DES MOINES. Five Commissioners to General Assembly Injured in Collapse of Platform.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 18—Five commissioners to the Presbyterian general assembly were bruised and injured late this afternoon by the collapse of a temporary stand which had been erected for the purpose of getting a group photographed. The injured are:

Dr. C. Lukins, Roswell, N.M., hip bruised
Rev. W. O. David, Monongahela, W. Va., hip bruised
George Wills, Mendota, Ill., back bruised
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Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  May 19, 1906
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Akron, Ohio, USA

1909 - $1,500,000 FIRE IN AKRON, O. FLAMES DESTROY WHOLE BLOCK - SEVERAL NARROWLY ESCAPE.
Akron, O. - May 18. - Fire in the seven-story Hower Power block today practically destroyed the building and its contents, causing a loss which it is thought will aggregate $1,500,000. Several girls employed in the building had a narrow escape. Firemen were in danger from falling walls.

The building was occupied entirely by light manufacturing companies. There was more than 200 employes in the ... Read MORE...

Alton Evening Telegraph -  Illinois -  May 19, 1909
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Verchères, Québec, Canada (St-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres)

1911 - English Sign is Spurned - Under Leadership of Priest French Canadians Post New One
NEW YORK., May 18. - A dispatch from Vercheres, a village on the St. Lawrence, 30 miles from Montreal, says:

"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... Read MORE...

Oregonian -  Oregon -  May 19, 1911
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Everett, Washington, USA

1920 - SNOHOMISH LOGGER HOTEL DESTROYED IN EARLY MORNING FIRE
EVERETT, May 19 - The Cherry Valley hotel, operated at that place by the Cherry Valley Timber company, was destroyed by fire which started about 1 o'clock this morning.

Between twenty and thirty guests, including Thomas Williams, treasurer of the company, escaped with only their sleeping garments. The loss is estimated at $13,000, covered by insurance.

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Bellingham Herald -  Bellingham, Washington -  May 19, 1920
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Flint, Michigan, USA

1935 - THREE LOSE LIVES IN PLANE CRASH AT FLINT, MICHIGAN.
TRIMOTORED TRANSPORT HITS TENTS OF GROUND CREW; SIX INJURED.

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... Read MORE...

Salt Lake Tribune  -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  May 19, 1935
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Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, USA

1947 - Millinocket Man, 35, Is Drowned Fishing.
Millinocket, May 18. - Henry Evers, 35, of Millinocket, drowned in West Branch River about 16 miles from here this afternoon when a canoe from which he was fishing capsized.

His companion, Arthur Bartlett, clung to the overturned craft until carried ashore by the swift current. He reported the accident to Millinocket police.

Chief of Police Allen Picard, Game Warden Alex Cummings and... Read MORE...

Portland Press Herald -  Portland, Maine -  May 19, 1947
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1980 - May 18 - Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the immediate northwest, and small particles were carried to the Atlantic coast.
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MOUNTAIN ERUPTS; 6 DEAD.

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,... Read MORE...

Daily Herald -  Chicago, Illinois -  May 19, 1980
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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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New Hampshire Observer
New Hampshire

1842  May 19 – Dorr Rebellion: Militiamen supporting Thomas Wilson Dorr attack the arsenal in Providence, Rhode Island, but are repulsed.

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1888  On the 10th, Cashier H. F. Royce, of the Willimantic (Conn.) Savings Institute, was arrested on the charge of embezzling $35,000.


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