Monday, May 22, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 22

1880  Ladies who wear sealskin sacques are very liable to not wear them,

for in Belgium rabbit skins are successfully prepared to resemble sealskin, and thousands of rabbits are annually killed in England whose pelts go to Belgium, and leave that country as genuine sealskins.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 22, 1880
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1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an organization to be known as the Red Cross Society. Judge Wm. Lawrence presided. Mrs. Clara Barton, prominently identified with sanitary and hospital work during the civil war, and conspicuous during the... Read MORE...

Lawrence Daily Journal -  Lawrence, Kansas -  May 22, 1881
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Epping, New Hampshire, USA

1890  Robbin's Circus Wrecked in a Smash Up.

NASHUA, N. H., May 22. At 3 a. m. today, the Robbins circus train, en route to Epping where it was to have showed today was wrecked near the junction of the Nashua, Rochester and Lowell roads. One car full of carriages is a total wreck. Loss to the Robbins company will be heavy.

The Daily Herald -  Grand Forks, North Dakota -  May 22, 1890
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Greenburgh, New York, USA (Tarrytown) (Hartsdale)

1891 - DYNAMITE DISASTER - Frightful Explosion of Blasting Powder on the Hudson. -A Car Containing Thirty Laborers Blown of Atoms.
A flat car loaded with dynamite and drawn by a construction engine was blown to atoms shortly before noon a few days ago, at a place about one and a quarter miles south of Tarrytown, N. Y., on the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad. A gang of workmen, chiefly Italians, were on the car, and of the number thirteen were killed, ten were injured and five, on the day after the tragedy, were... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  May 22, 1891
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Buffalo, New York, USA

1896 - BUILDING COLLAPSED. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED AT BUFFALO, N.Y. ALMOST CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS.
THE OLD STRUCTURE WAS PROPPED UP FOR REPAIRS, WHEN THE PROPS SUDDENLY GAVE WAY AND A SCORE OR MORE PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT IN THE TRAP.

NAMES OF THE VICTIMS.

Buffalo, May 22. - Yesterday morning the Seneca Street side of the Brown building formerly occupied by the Western Union Telegraph company collapsed and a score or more people were buried in the ruins. The building was filled with offices,... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin -  Maysville, Kentucky -  May 22, 1896
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Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

1899 - DAWSON CITY BURNED. Entire Business Section Destroyed on April 21. 111 BUILDINGS IN ASHES.
Loss Variously Estimated at From One to Four Millions.

City Helpless Till Navigation Can Be Resumed - People in a State of Panic After the Fire.

SEATTLE, Washington, May 21. - The long-expected catastrophe at Dawson has occurred, and three-fourths of the town lies in ashes, while hundreds of miners and shop keepers, gamblers and saloon men, are living in tents, sleeping on the snow in... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 22, 1899
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Reno, Nevada, USA

1902 - SOUTHERN PACIFIC TRAIN DERAILED AT RENO
Reno, Nev, May 21.-The east-bound flyer on the Southern Pacific jumped the frog at Chestnut street crossing in this city. The engine and the baggage and mail cars were derailed. The engine ploughed into the ground, the drivers being covered, and is badly wrecked. Fireman Walker jumped as the engine careened over, badly spraining his ankle and wrist. Mrs. J. G. Putnum, a passenger, was injured... Read MORE...

Idaho Daily Statesman -  Boise City, Idaho -  May 22, 1902
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Oneonta, New York, USA

1906  BIG FIRE IN ONEONTA. TWO BUSINESS BUILDINGS DESTROYED AND TWO FIREMEN HURT.

Utica, May 22. - Fire which broke out in Oneonta at 5:30 this morning and was not controlled until 8 o'clock, destroyed two business buildings, one of which included the Wilber bank, owned by G. I. WILBER, State Fair Commissioner, and the Delaware & Hudson railroad dispatcher's office. The contents of the bank vault are believed to be unharmed.

The Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  May 22, 1906
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Long Beach, California, USA

1909  Baby Incubator Kills Child.

A baby incubator proved fatal to the two-months-old infant of Richard De Spain, a young inventor of Long Beach, Cal. Soon after the baby had been placed in the incubator a cork blew out of a hot water bottle and the baby was scalded to death.

Adams County News -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  May 22, 1909
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Schenectady, New York, USA

1910 - BLAZE AT BIG CIRCUS. HUGE TENT BURNS, BUT 12,000 PERSONS ESCAPE UNHURT. PAGEANT ABOUT TO BEGIN.
Ringmaster Ready to Start Performance Before Vast Throng of Spectators When Fire Is Discovered - Audience Marches Out, Only a Few Being Scratched and Bruised.

Special to The Washington Post.

Schenectady, N. Y., May 21 - The "big top" or main tent of the BARNUM & BAILEY circus was destroyed by fire this afternoon. Many of the bleachers were burned. Although the tent was filled with people... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  May 22, 1910
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1917 - May 21 - The Great Atlanta fire of 1917 takes place.
Fire In Atlanta Razes 100 Blocks; Loss $2,000,000
Wide Residence Area in Northeast Swept by Flames Starting in Storage Building.
Soldiers Called To Aid
Dynamite Used Vainly to Prevent Blaze Reaching Mansions on Ponce de Leon Av.
Firemen Finally Check It
Thousands Left Homeless, but City Cares for Them-One Woman Dies from Shock.

Atlanta, Ga., May 21. - Fire that started late this afternoon ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 22, 1917
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Paulding, Ohio, USA

1918 - Electrical Accident
PAULDING, Ohio, May 22. - Earl Alspach, lineman for the Paulding Home Telephone company, met with an accident a few days ago that came near being fatal. Alspach was working on the lines with his bare hands when he grabbed hold of a guy line that had come in contact with a transmission line of the electric light system. With the other hand he grabbed a grounded wire, receiving a terrific shock. He ... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne News and Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  May 22, 1918
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San Antonio, Texas, USA

1920  PLANE HITS POLE, TWO ARE KILLED

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 21. - Lieutenant Alvin M. St. John, of Memphis, Tenn., and Private Carl L. Cubler, of Elgin, Illinois, were instantly killed this afternoon when a plane they were flying crashed into a flagpole and then into a building at Kelly field.

Billings Gazette -  Billings, Montana -  May 22, 1920
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1927 - May 20–21 – Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France, in his single-engined aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

The Lindbergh Story by Questar Video (www.youtube.com)


PROUD AND HAPPY MOTHER JUST KNEW HE COULD DO IT
DETROIT, Mich., May 21. (AP) - "That's all that matters." In these words, Mrs. Evangeline Lodge Lindbergh, mother of Captain Charles Lindbergh, expressed her relief... Read MORE...

Times Signal -  Zanesville, Ohio -  May 22, 1927
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

1930 - Dallas Aviator Falls to Death - Workaday Crash Kills Airman of Fame in Flood and Fire.
Too steep a bank in a strong wind spun a plane to ground near Tulsa Wednesday afternoon and as it smashed Jimmy Youngblood of Dallas was fatally injured. He died as his wife was winging to Oklahoma having taken off soon after word of the accident reached Love Field.

Having unloaded Paul Vance, a companion pilot of the Southern Air Transport, Inc., after a ferry flight from Fort Worth,... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  May 22, 1930
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South Amboy, New Jersey, USA

1950 - FIRE FLARES AFTER SOUTH AMBOY BLAST.
South Amboy, N. J., (AP) - About twenty tons of phosphorus smoldered and flared on the waterfront last night as an aftermath of the South Amboy munitions disaster in which the official death toll is fixed at 27.

State Police Superintendent CHARLES SCHOEFFEL said the phosphorus was contained in about fifty drums on the grounds of the blast-shattered American Agricultural Chemical Company, right ... Read MORE...

The Troy Record -  Troy, New York -  May 22, 1950
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1843  May 22 – The first major wagon train headed for the American Northwest sets out with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri on the Oregon Trail.

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