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Greenerpasture Daily News - May 21

Cummington, Massachusetts, USA

1858 - FIRE IN CUMMINGTON.
The house of Mr. Jesse Reed on Cummington Hill was burned to the ground on Tuesday morning. The fire was discovered at about three o'clock breaking out near the chimney, from which it is supposed to have caught. The house was a fine one, built of stone, and just refitted throughout, preparatory to the approaching marriage of a son of Mr. Reed. Loss $15,000, insured for $600, at the Hampden office ... Read MORE...

The Berkshire County Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  May 21, 1858
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

1870 - FIRES - Stores in Northampton, Mass., Burned--Loss $50,000.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 20 - The Edwards Church and the Hunt Building, at Northampton, were totally destroyed by fire last night. The loss is about $50,000, of which $20,000 falls upon the Church; $8,500 upon BENJAMI NORTH'S heirs, owners of the HUNT BUILDING; $15,000 upon R. J. FAIR, whose dry-goods and fancy store was in the building, and $5,000 upon EVERETT & HANMAN, jobbers, in the... Read MORE...

The New York Times  -  New York, New York -  May 21, 1870
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Les Éboulements, Québec, Canada (Les Eboulemens)

1890 - MURDERER AND SUICIDE. Abel Bergerson Poisons His Two Children and Himself.
New has been received of the suicide at Spragueville, N.Y., of Abel Bergerson, who first poisoned his two young children with rat poison and then took the stuff himself.

Bergerson belonged to Eboulements, in the Province of Quebec, Canada and was accompanied to the United States by a French Canadian girl known in Eboulements as Lucie. It was her desertion that apparently induced the commission ... Read MORE...

The North Carolinian -  Elizabeth City, North Carolina -  May 21, 1890
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Huntsville, Alabama, USA

1900 - Huntsville's Cotton Oil Mill
Hunstville, Ala., May 20. (Special.) - T. W. Pratt, of Huntsville and W. A. Rigsby and others, of Augusta, Ga., have formed a company with a capital of $50,000 for the building and operation of a cotton oil mill in this city. The proposed mill will consume about sixty tons of seed a day and will employ about eighty men. It will be located in West Huntsville.

The new mill will be run in... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  May 21, 1900
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Covington, Kentucky, USA

1902 - Storm
A terrific waterspout struck the southern suburbs of Covington, Ky., and passed up the Miami valley with damages reported from as far as Dayton. Near Covington the water rolled down the hills in a wave 20 feet deep and 100 yards wide.

The residence of Edward Wohrley was carried four blocks and dashed to pieces. The house was occupied by four families. All escaped except Mrs. Flachner and... Read MORE...

Daily Iowa State Press -  Iowa City, Iowa -  May 21, 1902
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Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

1903 - FIRE DESTROYS 250 HOUSES. One-fourth of the Population of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Left Homeless.
ST. HYACINTHE, Quebec, May 20.- A fire which started shortly after noon to-day in the shoe factory of the Cote Brothers, destroyed half a dozen flourishing industries and 250 houses, leaving nearly a quarter of the city's population homeless. The loss is placed at $400,000. Nobody knows how the fire started. When it was first noticed it had secured a firm hold upon the Cote factory. The wind was... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 21, 1903
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Goshen, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - COLLEGE GIRL KILLED WHEN HORSES RAN AWAY
Northampton, Mass., May 20. - Miss Ethel Borroughs, of Somerville, a senior, at Smith college was killed by being thrown from a carriage in which she was riding with a classmate, Miss Mary Doris, also of Somerville, and other friends in the neighboring town of Goshen.

The span of horses started to run away, the girls became frightened and in attempting to get out of the carriage Miss Burroughs ... Read MORE...

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun -  Columbus, Georgia -  May 21, 1908
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Columbus, Georgia, USA

1908 - TRAIN BUMPED ALONG ON THE CROSS-TIES. A Slight Freight Wreck on the Seaboard Yesterday.
Yesterday morning about 6:30 o'clock as No. 121, local freight of the Seaboard Air Line, was pulling into the city, the engine and one box car left the track near the Lummus gin plant, and ran for about 50 feet on the crossties. It seems that the switch on the spur leading into the Lummus company's yard had been turned for the train to enter the yard, and when the train reached this point the... Read MORE...

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun -  Columbus, Georgia -  May 21, 1908
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1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.
Amelia Earhart is First Woman to Fly Atlantic Ocean Alone

New York, May 21. (AP) - Word was received here this afternoon that Mrs. Putnam had taken off in her own plane for London.

Culmore, Ireland, May 21 (AP) Amelia Earhart Putnam brought down her read and gold monoplane in a field near here this afternoon and became the first woman ever to fly the Atlantic alone.

She landed on this... Read MORE...

The Gettysburg Times -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  May 21, 1932
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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1957 - DEATH TOLL MOUNTS TO 35 AS TORNADO STRIKES KANSAS CITY. GREATEST LOSS OF LIFE IS IN RUSKIN HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION.
Kansas City, May 21 (AP) - The year's deadliest tornado thus far slashed across Kansas City's southern outskirts at sundown yesterday, leaving 35 dead and more than 200 injured in its 80-mile path.

Injured were still being dug out of wreckage as late as 7 a.m. (CST) today and the search for additional possible victims continued.

Martial law was declared in the Ruskin Heights - Hickman... Read MORE...

Chillicothe Constitution Tribune -  Chillicothe, Missouri -  May 21, 1957
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Chiefland, Florida, USA

1958 - FIND NO BODY AS JET CRASHES IN FLORIDA FIELD.
Chiefland, Fla. (UP) - An Air Force jet fighter crashed and exploded in a watermelon patch here Tuesday night, apparently taking its young pilot to his death.

Officials at MacDill Air Force Base identified the pilot at 1st Lt. ROBERT E. CRENSHAW, 24, of North Miami Beach. CRENSHAW was officially listed as "missing and presumably lost."

The jet was on a return flight from Maxwell Air Force... Read MORE...

Delta Democrat Times -  Greenville, Mississippi -  May 21, 1958
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1851  President Fillmore sojourned at his father's residence at Aurora, New York, on Sunday and Monday.


The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland

1870  The Legislature of California has appropriated to the State Fair, at Sacramento, $3,000, and to each of the District Fairs $2,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1904  May 21 – The International Federation of Association Football, FIFA, is established.

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1905  A Lewiston man is breaking his frisky young colt by a novel method.
He mounts his bicycle and leads his colt up and down the street as fast or as slow as he desires.

Lewiston Daily Sun
Lewiston, Maine

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