Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 3

Yamaska, Québec, Canada (St-Michel-d'Yamaska)

1851  Washed Away

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.

Daily Free Democrat -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  May 3, 1851
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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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... Read MORE...

Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  May 3, 1875
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Columbia, Connecticut, USA

1879 - According to an experiment made with potatoes and corn last season, by Mr. S. B. West, of Columbia, Conn., and reported in the Ohio Farmer
by William H. Yeomans, the butt-ends of potatoes, and the kernels of corn from the butt-ends of the ears, each produced crops that were materially better than where the opposite course was pursued. In the case of the potatoes, the stalks from the butt-ends were much the larger and more forward at the first hoeing. The increase in the corn was some 20 per cent. in favor of the butt-end kernels. Of ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 3, 1879
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Durham, North Carolina, USA

1907  Hotel Burns

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
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

1909 - EDWIN HARNDEN KILLED IN RAILROAD WRECK. NOON PASSENGER TRAIN FROM BOSTON COLLIDES WITH SHIFTER IN YARD. SEVEN MEN SERIOUSLY INJURED AND ALL THE OTHERS WERE SHAKEN UP IN TODAY'S ACCIDENT.
One of the worst train wrecks that has taken place for many years occurred shortly after noon today, in the Boston and Maine railroad yard, at the foot of Langdon steet.

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... Read MORE...

The Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  May 3, 1909
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Westport, Connecticut, USA

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... Read MORE...

Kingsport News -  Tennessee -  May 3, 1946
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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.

www.history.com
May 3, 1952
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