Thursday, May 25, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 25

St Louis, Missouri, USA

1849 - May 17 – The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.
From the St. Louis Union.
TREMENDOUS CONFLAGRATION!
23 Steamboats Burned!
SEVERAL SQUARES IN ASHES.
LOSS OF LIFE!!
Five Millions of Property Destroyed!!!

About ten o'clock last night, the steamer White Cloud lying near the head of the levee, was discovered to be on fire. At the time, there was a stiff breeze blowing from the north east, which soon carried the flames across to the Edward... Read MORE...

Liberty Weekly Tribune -  Missouri -  May 25, 1849
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1864 - THE PROPELLER NILE BLOWN UP. SIX PERSONS KILLED, AND ELEVEN INJURED.
From the Det. Advertiser and Tribune.

Our city was visited Saturday morning by an appalling calamity. The propeller Nile, of Evans & Co.'s line of propellers, from Buffalo to Chicago via Milwaukee, exploded her boiler about half past 7 o'clock, just as the passengers were about to sit down to breakfast. The explosion occurred at Buckley & Co.'s dock where the boat had been lying about an hour. ... Read MORE...

Marshall Statesman -  Michigan -  May 25, 1864
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Butte County, California, USA

1869  The editor of the Butte Cal., Recorder recently was present at a trial of the Locher Steam Plow.

Those present were much pleased with the performance. It plowed a strip twelve feet wide and 400 feet long in three minutes. Of course it is not to be expected that this rate could be maintained all day. It is designed to work the ground to a depth of six or seven inches and thoroughly pulverize it.

The Belvidere Standard -  Belvidere, Illinois -  May 25, 1869
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Pasadena, California, USA

1878 - A Los Angeles paper states that the genuine Smyrna fig commerce has been introduced at Pasadena, Cal.,

where it is almost perpetually in fruit. Last year it fruited from June to January, and this year has already started fruiting and will probably ripen from May day to Christmas.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 25, 1878
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1883 - Big Explosion at Detroit.
DETROIT, May 21. - About 3 o'clock this afternoon, a terrific boiler explosion occurred at the New Wolverine paper mill, in the eastern part of this city.

The walls of the building were blown down, and the explosion was felt many blocks away.

W. L. THOMPSON, engineer, a one-armed man, was undoubtedly instantly killed. He leaves a young wife. PETER FRANK, fireman, was so badly injured that... Read MORE...

The Bismarck Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  May 25, 1883
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1900 - CRUSHED UNDER LUMBER PILE.
Little 9 year old Johnny Arndt and his brother, while playing upon a pile of lumber Thursday evening under the new Sixteenth street viaduct, met with a painful accident which may prove serious for the former.

Under the weight of the youngsters the pile of lumber was overturned and in the fall two pieces of the timber caught Johnny’s leg in such a manner as to tear the muscles and ligaments... Read MORE...

Omaha World Herald -  Omaha, Nebraska -  May 25, 1900
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Long Beach, California, USA

1913 - 400 FALL AS PIER CRASHES; 33 DIE. CALIFORNIA CROWD PLUNGES FORTY FEET TO GROUND AS BEACH STRUCTURE COLLAPSES. 200 PERSONS ARE INJURED.
THRONG OF 25,000 THROWN INTO WILD PANIC AFTER DISASTER NEAR LOS ANGELES.

MOST OF VICTIMS WOMEN.

Tragedy Occurs at Celebration of "Empire Day" In Honor of Queen Victoria's Anniversary.

Special to The New York Times.
Long Beach, Cal., May 24 - While 10,000 persons were massed on a double-deck pier in front of the City Auditorium to-day, celebrating "British Empire Day," a section of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 25, 1913
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

1916 - LA CROSSE ELECTRIC PLANT IS DESTROYED
[By Associated Press]
La Crosse, Wis., May 25 — The lightning plant of the Wisconsin & Minnesota Light & Power Company was completely destroyed by fire early today. It was started by a bolt of lightning during last night’s severe electrical storm. The loss is $75,000, covered by insurance.
The storm was the worst in years. Scores of factories and business places dependent on the electric power... Read MORE...

Sheboygan Press -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  May 25, 1916
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1935 May 25, 1935: At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hit the 714th, and last, home run of his career

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