Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 24

Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1809  Earth Trembling

May 16. In Cumberland, R.I., near Attleborough, an extraordinary trembling of earth has been repeatedly noticed of late; sometimes so hard as to break crockery ware. Several persons have removed. It appears to be local.

The Maryland Gazette -  Annapolis, Maryland -  May 24, 1809

Washington, DC, USA

1844  May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".

Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would change forever the national communication system.
May 24, 1844

Detroit, Michigan, USA

DETROIT, May 10 – 9 A. M.

Detroit was visited yesterday by the most destructive conflagration, yet known in its history. A fire broke out about half past 11 in the morning, in a large yellow warehouse, between Randolph and Bates streets, between 80 and 100 buildings were lain in ashes, including two or three large warehouses on the river, the Steamboat Hotel, Water's hotel, and a number of... Read MORE...

Prairie Du Chien Patriot -  Wisconsin -  May 24, 1848

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

The dwelling house, barn and shop belonging to Moses Breck, was burned to the ground at midnight, Monday night, undoubtedly the work of an incendiary. The total loss is nearly $6,000, insured for but $2,750. Among the inmates of the house was Mr. Ebenezer Kingsley, 86 years of age, who was in feeble health, and occupied a room near where the fire broke out; but he was rescued uninjured. This is... Read MORE...

The Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  May 24, 1855

Thompson, Connecticut, USA

1860  Throwing Brickbats in Sleep

A young man residing in West Thompson, Connecticut, rose in his sleep, Sunday night crawled through the attic scuttle to the roof of the house, commenced loosening the bricks from the chimney, and throwing them upon the roof. His father, alarmed by the noise, called him sharply by name, when the son awoke, lost his balance and fell to the ground. He escaped serious injury.

St Cloud Democrat -  Saint Cloud, Minnesota -  May 24, 1860

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1884  Walked to Webster from California

Warren B. Johnson, aged sixty-five years, who left California on foot June 1, 1882, with a horse, cow and dog, arrived at his home in Webster, Massachusetts, Friday night, all the animals accompanying him.

Arizona Weekly Citizen -  Tucson, Arizona -  May 24, 1884

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1893 - DEATH IN A STORM. Loss of Life and Property in a Hurricane.

Number of Others Injured, Some of Whom May Die - Many Buildings Destroyed and Crops Damaged -

CLEVELAND, May 24. - A terrific windstorm struck this city a 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Four men were instantly killed and many injured in the numerous casualties.

Two men were killed at the Cleveland rollingmills in Newburg during the cyclone. The new steel cupola... Read MORE...

Daily Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  May 24, 1893

Utica, New York, USA

1907 - Smoke Suffocates Two During Utica Hotel Fire. Several Other Persons, Overcome, Are Carried Out.
Utica, May 23. - By a fire that caused less than $5,000 damage in the Metropolitan Hotel shortly after midnight, Mrs. Hannah S. Zintsmaster, an employe of the hotel, and George James, a guest, were suffocated in their rooms and died before the firemen got them to the street.

Six or seven persons were overcome with smoke and had to be carried out by the firemen and five or six who attempted to... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  May 24, 1907

Sedona, Arizona, USA

The patriotic citizens of Sedona, on Oak creek, gave a dance in the school house at that place Tuesday night in honor of the boys of that section who go with Coconino's draft contingent Sunday. Coffee, cake and other refreshments were served throughout the entertainment, which lasted far into Wednesday morning. Assessor J.D. Dunn, who happened to be down that way on business was also an invited... Read MORE...

The Coconino Sun -  Flagstaff, Arizona -  May 24, 1918

Paterson, New Jersey, USA


Paterson, N. J., May 24. - Fire early today gutted the Manhattan Hotel, a four-story brick structure in the business district of this city. Lives of 50 guests on the upper floors were saved when they jumped into a life net spread by firemen and police. Three persons who jumped from the third story were slightly injured. Loss was estimated at $500,000.

Dunkirk Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  May 24, 1920

1884  Mrs. Elizabeth A. Thornton, of Hackensack, N. J., recently celebrated her one hundredth birthday.
She distinctly recalls the visit of Lafayette to Camden to lay the corner-stone of the DeKalb monument. - N. Y. Sun.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1901  Vanderlyn murdered
Frank Heroy, son of a Methodist clergyman, shot and killed Charles Vanderlyn, at Greenfield, N. Y., yesterday.

Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

1935 May 24, 1935: First major league baseball night game was played in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Old Farmer's Almanac

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