Saturday, May 6, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 6

Lewiston, Maine, USA

1886 - History of a Pill Box - Found in the Drawer of a Lewiston Sewing Machine
“Hello, what's this!” exclaimed a Lewiston sewing-machine agent, as he picked a pill-box out of the drawer of a sewing-machine, Thursday morning, and unscrewing the lid disclosed a very pretty gold locket. “She didn't happen to open the the box, now did she.” continued he, musing. Finally, when he got ready, this was the story that he told. The sewing machine was rented to a Lewiston woman who... Read MORE...

Lewiston Evening Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  May 6, 1886
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Tucson, Arizona, USA

1887 - TERRIFIC UPHEAVAL. REMARKABLE EFFECT OF AN EARTHQUAKE IN ARIZONA. SEVERAL MOUNTAIN PEAKS CRUMBLE NEATH THE SHOCK - OTHERS SUDDENLY DEVELOP INTO BLAZING VOLCANOES - MUCH DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
Swallowed Up.
Tucson, A.T., May 6. - This place was shaken by an earthquake at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday. No one was injured, but considerable damage was done to buildings. Goods were thrown from the shelves in stores and many houses here were cracked. The shock was accompanied by a rumbling sound. Many clocks were stopped and the entire population fled to the streets terrorstricken. The court house... Read MORE...

The Decatur Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  May 6, 1887
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Paterson, New Jersey, USA

1896 - ONE KILLED AND A DOZEN INJURED. RESULT OF A RUNAWAY ACCIDENT IN PATERSON, N. J.
Paterson, N. J., May 5. - One child was killed, another probably fatally hurt, and a dozen adults more or less bruised by a frightened team on Main Street, near Market, this morning.

The accident took place during a circus parade while the sidewalks were packed with people. A team attached to a loaded coal wagon became frightened, and, getting beyond the control of the driver, WILLIAM H.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 6, 1896
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Greenville, North Carolina, USA

1899 - DISASTROUS FIRE IN GREENVILLE, N. C.
Greenville, N. C., May 5. - Fire started at 10 o'clock last night in the upper floor of the two-story building occupied by E. M. CHEEK as a bar room. An entertainment was in progress at the Opera House at the time, and the people rushed out almost panic stricken. The fire raged two hours before it could be gotten under control. Both sides of Main Street, from the corner of Fourth Street to Bank... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 6, 1899
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Burrillville, Rhode Island, USA (Harrisville)

1899  LOSSES BY FIRE.

WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 5. - Part of the plant of the Mapleville Woolen Mills, near Harrisville, in the town of Burrillville, was burned to-day, causing a loss estimated at $23,000, covered by insurance. The property has been idle for several months.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 6, 1899
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

1907 - MET DEATH IN WRECK - LAKE SHORE FIREMAN A. L. WENGER LOSES LIFE
At Kalamazoo - Others Injured -- Train Struck Street Sweeper - Eighteen Cars Piled Up.

Lake Shore Fireman A. L. Wenger was scalded to death in a freight wreck at the Portage street crossing in Kalamazoo at 1:30 o'clock this morning and other men were injured and nineteen cars were piled up.

Engineer Ira J. Miller of the corner of Second and Harrison streets is suffering from the tearing of... Read MORE...

Elkhart Daily Review -  Elkhart, Indiana -  May 6, 1907
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1975  May 6 - A massive tornado hit Omaha, NE, killing three persons, injuring 133 others, and causing 150 million dollars damage.

The tornado struck during the late afternoon moving northeastward through the industrial and residential areas of west central Omaha, and lifting over the northern section of the city. The twister, which cut a swath ten miles long and as much as a quarter of a mile wide, was the mostly costly in U.S. history up til that time.

WeatherForYou.com
May 6, 1975
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1877  May 6 - The famed Indian warrior Crazy Horse surrendered, along with 1,000 of his followers near Camp Robinson. He was later killed.

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1941  May 6 – At California's March Field, entertainer Bob Hope performs his first USO Show.

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