Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 31

Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1858 - STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
MERIDEN, Conn., May 30. - The large three-story frame factory of the Wallingford Wheel Company in Wallingford, Conn., was struck by lightning during a heavy thunderstorm at 3 o'clock this morning and totally destroyed by fire. The entire Fire Department was promptly on hand, but owing to the breaking of a hose its work availed but little. The company was turning out about 100 sets of wheels per... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 31, 1858
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Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
AGONIZING !!!!!
Details of the Disaster on the Bridge.
Men and Women Crushed and Trampled to Death in the Blockade at New York Anchorage.

THE DEAD, THE INJURED AND THE MISSING.

How the Panic was Aided by a Gang of Ruffians - Scenes of Horror and Heartrending Cries for Help.

The Stairway That Led To Death
What is Said by Eye Witnesses and the Statements Made by Superintendent Martin,... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  May 31, 1883
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Long Island City, New York, USA

1893 - RICHARD LAVELLE'S NECK BROKEN. THROWN FROM A MUSTANG PONY AND INSTANTLY KILLED.
Long Island City, May 30. - RICHARD LAVELLE, who, with JOHN O'DONNELL, conducts a Wild West show at North Beach, was thrown from the back of a fiery mustang pony last night and was almost instantly killed, the fall breaking his neck.

Late in the afternoon he rode to Flushing to buy some blankets and other articles for the troop of cowboys and Indians. His partner, O'DONNELL, and a friend... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 31, 1893
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Bennington, Vermont, USA

1910 - AUTO AND TROLLEY COLLIDE
Rainstorm Dbscures[sic] Driver's View - One Killed and Two Injured.

BENNINGTON, Vt., May 30. - A driving rainstorm that obscured the view of an automobile driver and an electric car motorman to-day caused a collision, in which Henry L. Knapp, 40 years of age, a local saloon keeper, who was in the automobile, was killed, and his companion, Miss Kate McGuire, 38 years old, a cousin of Knapp, and ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 31, 1910
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Dallas, Texas, USA

1916 - FOUR KILLED WHEN AWNING COLLAPSES. WERE WATCHING PREPAREDNESS PARADE WHEN HEAVY SHADE GIVES WAY. MANY OTHERS HURT.
IMMENSE CROWD MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR AID TO REACH INJURED AT ONCE.

Dallas, May 30. - Four persons were killed, two of them instantly, when a wooden awning, suspended by chains in front of a store in the heart of the business district, collapsed late this afternoon while an immense crowd was witnessing a demonstration in favor of preparedness.
The dead:
ALBERT CANNON, aged about 40.
MRS. F.... Read MORE...

Tulsa Daily World -  Tulsa, Oklahoma -  May 31, 1916
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Flint, Michigan, USA

Flint, Mich., Train – Automobile Crash, May 1934
Four Killed In Crossing Crash

By The Associated Press

Flint, Mich., May 30. – A Pere Marquette passenger train struck an automobile carrying seven persons on a memorial day trip to a cemetery here today, killing four of the occupants and injuring three others so seriously they are not expected to live.

The dead: Assad RIZIK, 55; his daughter, Josephine, 20; Ronnie GEORGE, 6. All were of... Read MORE...

Abilene Morning News -  Abilene, Texas -  May 31, 1934
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

1947 - MAIN BUILDING AT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE BURNED.
Allentown, (INS) - The great stone walls were all that remained today of the 43-year-old administration building of Muhlenberg College which was destroyed by a general alarm fire of undetermined origin.

The fire, discovered last night about 10:30, brought virtually all Allentown equipment to the scene, but raged out of control until early this morning. Two students were overcome by smoke as... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  May 31, 1947
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1971 - FOUR FIREMEN ARE KILLED IN BLAST.
Atlanta, Ga. (AP) - Four firemen were killed when an explosion ripped through a burning downtown restaurant, trapping them in a basement inferno as the floor was blown from under them.

"There were guys in there screaming for help," said a fireman, his face flecked with blood, who was standing at the front of the building when the blast occurred. "We scrambled down in there and got some of... Read MORE...

The Daily Times-News -  Burlington, North Carolina -  May 31, 1971
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1875  Measles
The measles keep eight hundred children out of the public schools of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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