Friday, May 26, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 26

1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports. Among its many drawbacks was that it was impossible to steer.

On had to lift, drag or jump the front wheel to change direction.

Baron von Drais or Sauerbrun, chief forester to the Grand Duke of Baden, solved that problem in 1817 - and added a... Read MORE...

Waukesha Daily Freeman -  Waukesha, Wisconsin -  May 26, 1977
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Rochester, New York, USA

1858  Breakfast Divorce

A suit for divorce is pending in Rochester, New York, which originated in a dispute between Mr. B. and his wife as to whether they should have beefsteak broiled or some oysters fried for breakfast - the lady, whose tastes are excellent, contended for the latter.

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Daily Globe -  California -  May 26, 1858
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Alton, Illinois, USA

1885 - DAMAGE BY FIERCE STORM. HOUSES WRECKED, CROPS INJURED, AND LIVES LOST.
Alton, Ill., May 25. - This city was struck last night by a tornado, which burst from the southwest, sweeping across the river with terrific fury. Several large buildings on the river front were damaged, some of them seriously. Among them were the National Mills, the Roller Mills, J. A. RYERIE'S grocery store, HAWLEY'S warehouse, the DRURY - WADE Company's hardware store, the DRUMMOND - RANDALL,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 26, 1885
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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

1888 - The Great Jefferson Cheese
When Thomas Jefferson was chosen President Elder John Leland, a Baptist clergyman of Cheshire, Mass., proposed that his flock should celebrate the victory by making for the new Chief Magistrate the biggest cheese the world has ever seen. Every man and woman who owned a cow was to give for this cheese all the milk yielded on a certain day only - no Federal cow must contribute a drop. A huge cider... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 26, 1888
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - CAPSIZED IN THE BAY. EIGHT OUT OF TEN BOATERS DROWNED AT FALL RIVER, MASS.
Fall River, Mass., May 26. - A small boat containing a party of pleasure seekers was capsized in the rough water in the bay yesterday and eight persons were drowned.

The names are:
SAMUEL WITTLES, aged 50.
MRS. WITTLES, aged 45.
HENRY WITTLES, aged 10.
SAMUEL WITTLES, JR., aged 12.
LEVINA BUCKLEY, aged 35.
FRED BUCKLEY, aged 3.
WILLIE BUCKLEY, aged 8.
WILLIE TURNER, aged 8.

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Evening Gazette  -  Sterling, Illinois -  May 26, 1890
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Hollister, California, USA

1920 - San Benito Couple Hurt in Accident. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer Injured When Motorcycle Brakes Fail to Work.
HOLLISTER, May 25. - Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer of this city met with an accident Sunday, while descending the Quien Saba grade. The brakes on their tandem motorcycle refused to work, throwing both of them off the machine. Mrs. Spencer injured her hand to such and extent that it was necessary to remove her to the Hazel Hawkins hospital, where one of the fingers was amputated. Mr. Spencer escaped... Read MORE...

San Jose Mercury News -  San Jose, California -  May 26, 1920
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

1920 - MANUEL LUCERO IS KILLED AT THE SANTA FE SHOPS
Manuel D. Lucero, a car repair man at the Santa Fe shops, was killed yesterday when a boiler which was being moved by a large wrecking crane, bent the arm of the crane and struck him on the head. He died almost instantly. He leaves a wife and five children, father, mother, three brothers and one sister, besides a host of friends to mourn his death.

Manuel D. Lucero was born thirty-eight years... Read MORE...

Albuquerque Journal -  Albuquerque, New Mexico -  May 26, 1920
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

1922 - EXPLOSION OF FAULTY SHELL - Three Enlisted Men Killed at Camp Bragg, North Carolina.
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C., May 25. - A board of officers have been appointed by Brigadier-General A. J. Bowley, commanding officer at Camp Bragg, to institute a thoroug inquiry into the death today of three enlisted men and the wounding of three men and an officer as a result of the accidental explosion of a shrapnel projectile during artillery practice. Preliminary examination of the gun which figured ... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  May 26, 1922
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1917  May 26 – A tornado strikes Mattoon, Illinois, causing devastation and killing 101 people.

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