Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 30

Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

1849 - Railroad Accident
The Rail Road train for Whitehall ran off the track this morning at a place called Tallmadge's Road, six miles South of Ballston. The train was under full headway. The locomotive ran some six rods up a bank six feet high, when it upset, being smashed in pieces, crushing the engineer, WILLIAM DODGE, and the fireman JOHN FRANK, under it. The baggage tram was thrown up to the opposite bank. The... Read MORE...

Rutland County Herald -  Rutland, Vermont -  May 30, 1849

Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

A Motorman Killed, and His Wife and Child and Several Passengers Injured in Vermont.

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., May 20. - By the derailing of a trolley car on the Berkshire Street Railway at a point three miles north of here this evening Motorman Gladwin was almost instantly killed, his child probably fatally injured, and his wife and five or six other passengers, together with Conductor Ward,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 30, 1903

Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

1906 - ALASKA TOWN IS DESTROYED. ONE WOMAN IS BURNED TO DEATH AT FAIRBANKS. Meager Report Leaves It to Be Inferred That Main Business Houses Are in Ashes.
Alameda, Cal. - The Northern Commercial company Wednesday received the following from its agents at Fairbanks: The entire town from Turner to Lacey street and back to Third, except, the Fairbanks Banking company's building and warehouse, has been destroyed. One woman, LOTTA TALBOT, was burned to death.

Fairbanks is situated on the Chena river, a tributary of the Tanana, and, although but three ... Read MORE...

The Grand Rapids Tribune -  Grand Rapids, Wisconsin -  May 30, 1906

Montgomery, Alabama, USA

1908 - PASSENGERS JUMP FROM RUN AWAY CAR. Panic Among Occupants of Vehicle Returning From Ball Game In Montgomery.
Montgomery, Ala., May 29. - A score or more of persons were injured in a panic late today on a crowded electric car returning from the baseball park, which ran away down a steep incline east of Madison avenue. None of the injured is fatally hurt.

There were 100 or more passengers on the car, which was one of a number bringing the crowd back from today's Southern league baseball game. It is... Read MORE...

The State -  Columbia, South Carolina -  May 30, 1908

Amarillo, Texas, USA

1934 - Amarilloan Electrocute, Two Others Hurt In Mishap
Transformer Skids Into Live Wire Carrying 13,000 Volts; Eighteen-year-old Boy Killed Instantly.

Amarillo, Texas, May 29. – One man was electrocuted and two others were seriously burned shortly before noon today when a transformer they were trying to load onto a truck skidded into a live wire carrying 18,000 volts.

Howard COY, 18, was killed instantly. His brother, Boyd COY, and W. G.... Read MORE...

Abilene Morning News -  Abilene, Texas -  May 30, 1934

Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA

1946 - Youth On High School Outing Dies As Canoe Overturns On Lake
Tragedy overtook an outing of 26 Maplewood high school students at McCrossen lake near Waupaca last Saturday morning when one of the party, RICHARD KERSCHER, 17, only son of Mrs. Celia Kerscher, of Maplewood, Door county, was drowned when a canoe overturned.

Sheriff Arthur Hewitt recovered the body about two hours after the accident, in over 50 feet of water. Another boy in the same canoe was... Read MORE...

Clintonville Tribune-Gazette -  Clintonville, Wisconsin -  May 30, 1946

South Portland, Maine, USA

1949  Carr Hurt When Auto Hits Bridge

South Portland, May 29 - John T. L. Carr, 440 Sawyer Street, suffered facial lacerations when his car struck the Mill Creek Bridge this morning. Hospital attaches said he apparently "blacked out" while crossing the bridge. He was taken to Maine General Hospital and was placed under observation there. His condition was reported "good."

Portland Press Herald -  Portland, Maine -  May 30, 1949

1868  The man who now pays the largest income tax in Newburyport, Mass., began life by working in the Newburyport Herald office for two dollars and a half a week.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1879  May 30 – New York City's Gilmore's Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt, and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.


1885  Two fishermen of Tampa, Fla., lately caputred a sawfish, said to be the largest ever caught in Tampa Bay.
It was sixteen feet three inches long, six feet wide, and weighed five hundred pounds. The saw was over four feet long.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1899  May 30 – Female outlaw Pearl Hart robs a stage coach 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Globe, Arizona.


1911  May 30 - 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
The very first Indianapolis 500, won by Ray Harroun at an average speed of 74.59 miles per hour.

1916  On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.


1922  May 30 – In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.


1936  May 30 – Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind is first published.


1937  May 30 - The Chicago Police Department shoot and kill ten unarmed demonstrators in Chicago in what is known as the Memorial Day massacre.


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