The Yamaska, a tributary of the St. Lawrence, in Canada, has undermined and washed away 72 acres of land, with three houses, out houses, cattle, horses, one woman and two children. Also 3,000 cords of wood.
1875 - Tornado
Augusta, Ga., May 1. - A fearful tornado struck Columbia, S.C., at half past 4 this afternoon. The steeple of the Presbyterian Church was demolished, and the roof of the market blown off. Although hundreds were in the neighborhood, no one was seriously hurt. The depots of the Greenville and Columbia and South Carolina railroads were unroofed and otherwise damaged. Threes were uprooted in every...
Daily Republican -
Decatur, Illinois -
May 3, 1875
Durham, N. C., May 3. - Fire destroyed the Hotel Carolina, a four story frame structure located in the center of the city, entailing a loss of $175,000, fully covered by insurance. There were 50 or 75 guests, all of whom escaped without injury.
Coshocton Daily Age -
Coshocton, Ohio -
May 3, 1907
The crash was between passenger train No. 29, which leaves Boston at 10 o'clock, due here at 12:10, and a switching engine, No. 483. The locomotives came together with such a crash that the noise could be heard nearly a mile...
The Portsmouth Herald -
Portsmouth, New Hampshire -
May 3, 1909
1946 - ONE KILLED IN TRUCK BLAST.
Westport, Conn. - (AP) - State police at Westport barracks said Thursday night a fireman was killed and "ten or twelve" others badly burned when a large trailer truck which had left the road and overturned, caught fire and exploded.
At Norwalk hospital a spokesman said that "ten or twelve" men apparently "very badly injured" had been brought to the hospital. No names were available, the...
1952 May 3 - The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole
A ski-modified U.S. Air Force C-47 piloted by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph O. Fletcher of Oklahoma and Lieutenant Colonel William P. Benedict of California becomes the first aircraft to land on the North Pole. A moment later, Fletcher climbed out of the plane and walked to the exact geographic North Pole, probably the first person in history to do so.