Friday, May 5, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 5

Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange)

1852 - Fire at Albany
ALBANY, Tuesday, May 4. The Dye House, Bathing House and Infirmary of Dr. DEAN, on Norton-street, was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss $4,000. Insured for $2,300 in the Empire State Mutual Co. The buildings were owned by Dr. DEAN and Mr. V. P. Douw. Messrs. JOSEPH DAVIS and McCLURE & Co., were also losers, but not to any great extent, the fire being confined to their outbuildings - they were... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 5, 1852
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

1871 - A TERRIFIC TORNADO EXPERIENCED IN LOUISIANA. THE TORNADO IN LOUISIANA. GREAT DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY - TWO NEGROES KILLED AND MANY INJURED --DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AND BOATS $400,000.
New Orleans, May 4. - A tornado swept over Baton Rouge and vicinity on Tuesday, causing great destruction of property. Trees were uprooted, and bricks and planks were whirled in the air. The north and south walls of the Penitentiary, the roof of the shoe factory, and the cells in the south wing of the building were blown away. The whole second story and roof of the store-house of the United... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 5, 1871
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Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

1873 - Accident on the Grand Trunk
Friday morning, at 5:30 o'clock, as the Portland express on the Grand Trunk Railway was passing the 27th mile post, near Soixante, the three last cars, a Pullman and two others, left the track from spreading of the rails, broke the coupling and rolled down the embankment over 30 feet high. Thirty-two persons more or less injured were brought to Montreal by the forward part of the train. The... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  May 5, 1873
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Gainesville, Florida, USA

1884 - Varnum House Fire
JACKSONVILLE, FLA., May 3. - The Times-Union Gainesville special says: A fie starting in the Varnum House spread thence across the entire square west of the court house, destroying every building in its way. It then swept across Liberty street, burring the Arlington House, a splendid winter hotel, with a building in the rear. The estimated value of the buildings consumed, mostly wood, is $40,000. ... Read MORE...

Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  May 5, 1884
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Wichita, Kansas, USA

1884 - Wichita Fires
Wichita, Kan., May 3. - Kirby Chapel, belonging to the Methodist denomination of this city, burned last night. Fire has also been kindled at the base of the steeple of the Presbyterian Church. It is supposed to be the work of an incendiary, the result of the enforcement of the prohibition liquor law. The owner of a large skating rink, who had rented the place for a temperance convention, was... Read MORE...

Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  May 5, 1884
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Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*

1889 - The Hidden Treasure
Quebec, May 4. - Another complication has risen in connection with the supposed hidden treasure on Madeline street, old citizens now recalling that shortly after the great fire of 1845 a report was current that a poor man named Croteau who resided in the neighborhood dug up or discovered a box of treasure, Croteau's subsequent condition giving strong color to this report. From extreme poverty he... Read MORE...

Grand Forks Herald -  Grand Forks, North Dakota -  May 5, 1889
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Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

1930 - HUNDREDS OF HOMES RAZED BY BRUSH BLAZES
Many Persons Made Homeless and Scores of Communities in Eastern Seaboard States Count Losses Mounting Into Millions - Southeastern Section of Nashua, N. H., in Ruins - New York Encircled by Fires.

NEW YORK. May 5 - (AP) - Hundreds were homeless today and scores of communities counted losses mounting into millions of dollars as the result of fires in eastern seaboard states.

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The Lincoln Star -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  May 5, 1930
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Russell, Massachusetts, USA

1930 - FIRES SWEEP 2000 ACRES NEAR RUSSELL
High Wind Whips Flames, Blamed on Sparks From Locomotive, a as More Than 750 Men and Boys Battle for Hours to Check Blazes--Farmers Driven From Homes - Montgomery Town Threatened.

By a Staff Reporter
Russell, May 4 - Fanned by a high wind, fires which broke out in a half-dozen places along the Boston & Albany railroad tracks northeast of here this morning spread over the hills and ridges and... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  May 5, 1930
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Windsor, Connecticut, USA

1930 - Houses and Tobacco Sheds Burned in Forest Blaze at Windsor, Ct.; Loss $40,000
Fire Departments of Five Towns Battle Spreading Flames for Hours--Seven Tons of Tobacco Ready for Delivery Destroyed--Pines on Watershed Lost.

Windsor, Ct., May 4. - A forest fire which went over 150 acres of land burned for five hours this afternoon along the Windsor, Windsor Locks and East Granby town lines, destroying two dwelling houses and one tobacco shed, and damaging another tobacco... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  May 5, 1930
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Clearwater, Florida, USA

1978 - "I STILL SEE WINDOWS COMING AT ME" - CLEARWATER SCHOOL HORROR LINGERS IN WAKE OF TWISTER KILLING 2; 95 HURT.
Clearwater, Fla. (UPI) - MATTI RAMSEY had her bingo card almost full when the lights went out and she saw the shadow of the tornado zip past, hurling the top of an oak tree into her fifth grade classroom.
"Everything started coming in through the windows -- wind, rain, wood and stuff. The roof blew right off. It slung me up against the wall. I threw my arms up in front of my face," MATTI, 12,... Read MORE...

Chronicle Telegram -  Elyria, Ohio -  May 5, 1978
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1809  On May 5, 1809, Mrs. Mary Kies of South Killingly was the first woman in the United States to receive a patent.
Her patent was for a new way to braid straw with silk and other threads in the making of women’s bonnets...
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1877  Only 68 Chinese shoemakers remain at North Adams, Massachusetts.


The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana

1888  On the 30th ult. the Tweedy Manufacturing Company's hat factory at Danbury, Conn., the largest in America, shut down for the first time in twenty years.
Eleven hundred employes were thrown out of work.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1891  May 5 – The Music Hall in New York (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with maestro Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.

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1893  May 5 – Panic of 1893: A crash on the New York Stock Exchange starts a depression.

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1904  May 5 - Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.

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1912  May 5 – The Olympic Games open in Stockholm, Sweden.

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1922  May 5 - Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)

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1925  May 5 - Scopes Trial: Dayton, Tennessee, biology teacher John Scopes is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

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