Thursday, May 4, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 4

Syracuse, New York, USA

1882  Within five and a half miles of Syracuse, New York, is an Indian reservation comprising 5,950 acres of the best land in the state.

Here the Onondagas live and keep up their traditions. They will not work and by the treaty by which they hold the land, they cannot sell it. The sight of the fertile but idle acres has set the New York statesmen to work to devise some method of kicking the Indians out.
Dallas Weekly Herald -  Dallas, Texas -  May 4, 1882

Gouverneur, New York, USA


GOUVERNEUR, N. Y., May 3. - At 11:30 o'clock this morning a terrible explosion occurred in the boiler room of the Whitney Marble Company's works about a mile from this village. The boiler room is in the saw-mill, and it contained two boilers of fifty-horse power each. The boilers had been out of repair since Wednesday, and Oliver... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1884

Cap-Rouge, Québec, Canada*

1885  Blowing Up an Ice Bridge

Quebec, Ont., May 4. - The attempt to blow up the Cap Rouge ice bridge with 300 pounds of powder was unsuccessful. Another attempt will be made to day.

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  May 4, 1885

Acton, Massachusetts, USA (Nagog Woods) (South Acton)

1895 - FIVE DEAD IN POWDER MILL RUINS Three Buildings of the American Powder Company's Plant Near Concord, Mass., Blown to Pieces.
ACTON, Mass., May 3. - Three of the buildings belonging to the plant of the American Powder Company, near the boundary line of Acton and Concord, were blown up shortly after 9 o'clock this forenoon. Five of the employes[sic] were killed. The names of the dead:

ESTY, ALBERT, fifty years old; leaves a wife and six children.
ESTY, CHARLES, forty years old.
MORTON, NELSON, fifty-five years old;...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1895

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1901 - One hundred and forty-eight city blocks laid waste. LOSS $15,000,000. BILLOWS OF FLAME SWEEP JACKSONVILLE, LEAVING ASHES AND DEATH IN THEIR WAKE.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 3, 1901
Acres of Smoldering Ruins Mark the Site of Metropolis of Florida -

Mayor Bowden Estimates That at Least That Many Have Been Made Homeless


Property Loss Estimated at $15,000,000 - Hotels, Schools, Residences, Churches and Business Houses Were Swept Away.... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  May 4, 1901

Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA

1903 - Injured in Ball Game
Andrew Pettingill 17 years old, and a member of the senior class of the Newburyport High school, was seriously injured in a ball game at the local grounds Saturday. Young Pettingill was at the bat when he was struck on the side of the head by a swiftly pitched ball. At first he did feel any bad effects but shortly afterward he became unconscious, and a physician who was summoned ordered his... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  May 4, 1903

Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1904 - ENDANGERS THOUSANDS - Mill Proprietors at Fall River, Mass., May Decide to Close their Mills - 40,000 Employees
Fall River, Mass., May 3. - Reports from many of the corporations which have been shutting down their cotton mills two days each week indicate that the curtailment of the past month has been largely disappointing in its results. Some of the manufacturers favor a complete shutdown of all the mills here unless relieve is shortly forthcoming from purchasers. The operatives are showing symptoms of... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Wisconsin Leader -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  May 4, 1904

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Ga., May 3. - (Special) - A mysterious fire in the Arlington hotel at Marietta and Cone streets at 1 o'clock this morning as a result of which a white man, Walter Campbell, was overcome by smoke and taken to the Grady Hospital has resulted in an investigation by the detective force. After the flames had been extinguished and the fire department had been gone for an hour and a half, the... Read MORE...

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun -  Columbus, Georgia -  May 4, 1907

Summit, New Jersey, USA

1915 - Strikers Reject Offer
Silk Workers at Summit, N. J., Refuse to Let Non-Union Men Stay.
Special to The New York Times

SUMMIT, N.J., May 3. - Following the decision of the striking weavers to refuse to accept the proposed terms of settlement offered by the Summit Silk Company officials, Sheriff George C. Otto doubled the force of Deputies that had been on guard at the silk mills since the beginning of the labor... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1915

Passaic, New Jersey, USA

1933 - Orphan Boys Prevent Wreck of Train Carrying 500 Persons.
Passaic, N. J., May 4. - Quick work of six boys from the Passic Orphan Asylum was credited today with averting a wreck of an Erie Railroad express train carrying 500 commuter passengers.

The boys, watching from the asylum windows during a heavy cloudburst last night, saw that the rush of water had carried away ballast under the tracks and left about 50 feet of tracks and ties hanging ten feet... Read MORE...

Edwardsville Intelligencer -  Edwardsville, Illinois -  May 4, 1933

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1935 - Swift Fire Kills 5 in Poughkeepsie Building; 3 Boys Confess Setting It While Playing
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., May 3 — Five persons were trapped and burned to death this afternoon in a fire which destroyed a three-story building at 411 Main Street. Starting in a rear stairway from kerosene or gasoline ignited by children at play, the flames swept through the structure with such rapidity that the victims could not be reached by firemen and could not escape to the street.

The dead...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1935

Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

THE BACK ROAD (About the AO Tunnel) by Joe Capillo
Over the years, hundreds of thousands have walked its darken underground paths across the Quinebaug River.

The AO service tunnel was a Wells family engineering marvel but after 80 years of existence it will no longer be in use.

Franklin Realty Advisors, leasing agent for the Southbridge Business Center, today closed the tunnel to workers and tenants, mainly for safety and security reasons.... Read MORE...

Southbridge Evening News  -  Southbridge, Massachusetts -  Monday, May 4, 1998

1872  May 4 - The magazine Popular Science is first published in the U.S.

1886 May 4, 1886: Haymarket Affair, Chicago, Illinois
A general strike begins in the United States, which escalates into the Haymarket Riot and eventually wins the eight-hour day for workers.
The Old Farmer's Almanac

1911  Joseph Nash was put to death in the electric chair at Auburn, New York, yesterday for murdering his son-in-law. Nash was a prominent citizen of Waterloo, N. Y.

The Caucasian
Clinton, North Carolina

1922  May 4 - Austin, TX, was hit twice by tornadoes which struck within thirty minutes of each other. Twelve persons were killed in the tornadoes.

The Weather Channel

1979  May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

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