Monday, May 29, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 29

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

1854 - ALARMING ACCIDENT AT HOBOKEN. FALL OF THE BARCLAY STREET FERRY BRIDGE. ONE HUNDRED PERSONS THROWN INTO THE WATER - SEVERAL SUPPOSED DROWNED - MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF HUNDREDS ON THE BRIDGE.
An accident of the most painful and alarming nature occurred between 5 and 6 o'clock last evening, at the Hoboken Ferry on the Jersey shore, by which the lives of some five hundred persons, men, women and children, were placed in peril. The ferry bridge, erected for the landing of passengers to and from Barclay street, New York, fell with a loud crash, while upward of 500 persons were standing on ... Read MORE...

The New York Daily-Times -  New York -  May 29, 1854
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Glens Falls, New York, USA

1869  A few days ago, George Frost, of Lansingburg, N. Y., walked to Glens Falls, N. Y. and back, a distance of 104 miles,

in twenty-three hours and forty-five minutes, arriving in Lansingburgh at 12 o'clock noon, not all that tired. He finished the day working at his trade.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 29, 1869
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Rochester, New York, USA

1869  A Mrs. Knight, of Rochester, N.Y., a few days ago, procured a boat and went to the rescue of a man who was struggling in the water about three hundred yards from the shore.

She grasped him by the hair of the head and managed with one hand to paddle the boat ashore. Mrs. Knight is a woman of a slight frame, and the man she saved from drowning weighs nearly 200 pounds.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 29, 1869
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1869  A young and pretty girl, a little proud of her good looks, had a quarrel with her lover, who reproached her for caring more for beauty than his love.

To prove to him how much she loved him she broke off her four front teeth, and, thus disfigured, cast herself at his feet. It is, perhaps, unnecessary to state that she lost her lover.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 29, 1869
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Evansville, Indiana, USA

1885 - EVANSVILLE, IND., FLOODED.
Evansville, Ind., May 29. -- A tremendous rain fall visited this city yesterday afternoon. The centre of the cloud-burst seemed within the territory bounded by Indiana and John Streets and Main Street and Garfield Avenue, and the streets and pavements in that district were covered with water to a depth of six inches. Cellars were flooded and many first floors of stores and residences were flooded ... Read MORE...

Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  May 29, 1885
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Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1892 - Wreck of the Quadra.
OTTAWA, Ontario, May 28. - The Minister of Marine and Fisheries has received a dispatch from the agent of his department at Victoria, stating that the Government steamer Quadra had been washed off Queen Charlotte Island.

The Quadra left Vancouver ten days ago with Mr. Macown of the Geological Survey on board, bound for the American seal breeding grounds off the Pribilof Islands. Mr. Macown's... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 29, 1892
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Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA (Foxboro)

1900 - STRAW WORKS DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Foxboro, Mass., May 29. - The complete destruction of the Union straw works by fire caused a loss to the company of nearly $150,000, and proves a severe blow to the community, as the straw plalting was the only industry of this town. The fire started, probably, from what is known as the slug furnace in the center of the plant. The straw plant was probably the oldest of its kind in the country,... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript  -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  May 29, 1900
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1914  May 29 – The ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; 1,012 lives are lost.

The Tragedy of RMS Empress of Ireland

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May 29, 1914
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East Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1922  East Hartford Has $50,000 Fire.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 28. - Fire early today badly damaged the Garvan block here, with a loss estimated at $50,000. The building is owned by Crescent and Rebecca Lodges, I. O. O. F. The fire started in the rear of a grocery store. The Hartford Fire Department assisted in fighting the flames. Frank Driscoll, a volunteer fireman, was painfully injured.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 29, 1922
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Elmira, New York, USA

1946 - STATE OF EMERGENCY - Flood Waters Cover Elmira Business Area
ELMIRA (AP). - Flood waters six inches deep swept through Elmira's main business district today and Mayor Emory Strachen declared a state of emergency.

The rain-swollen Chemung River rose 18 feet, more than a foot above flood stage, overnight.

Fire Chief Louis Mosher broadcast an appeal for everyone "who can lift a shovel to get out and work."

NO CASUALTIES were reported. Woodrow W. Ott, ... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald Journal -  Syracuse, New York -  May 29, 1946
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1959 - PILOT KILLED IN JET CRASH ABOARD CARRIER.
Jacksonville, Fla. (AP) - Fire at sea followed the crash of a Navy jet plane aboard the aircraft carrier Essex on Thursday.
The pilot of the plane was killed, and an airman on the carrier deck burned to death.

Three men were critically injured and 18 hospitalized with minor burns or injuries.

It took nearly an hour to put out the flames that spread when the plane cartwheeled across the... Read MORE...

The Index-Journal -  Greenwood, South Carolina -  May 29, 1959
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1865  May 29 – American Civil War: President of the United States Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation of general amnesty for most citizens of the former Confederacy.

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1886  An old resident of Cromwell, Conn., has taken one hundred and eleven bodies of drowned persons from the Connecticut river in that vicinity.


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