1869 - The Shower Bath in State Prison.
A correspondent of one of the New York papers, who confesses to have been a convict in Clinton (N. Y.) State Prison, thus relates his experience in the matter of punishment by the infernal machine called a shower-bath:
"I, too, have done the State some service, and will tell you how it happened, and give you, furthermore, an account of my experience in the institution at Clinton, N. Y. I left...
St Joseph Herald -
Saint Joseph, Michigan -
May 8, 1869
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., May 7. - A fire at Hampton Beach last night and this morning burned the Seaside House, the Atlantic House and the Ocean House, the cottage of Rufus Brown, the cottage of George D. Dodge, the Sea View Cottage, billiard hall and stable, the Gouch Cottage and a saloon, all owned by John G. Cutter; the house of Charles G. Perkin and stable. Total loss, $50,000.
The Philadelphia Inquirer -
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -
May 8, 1885
1899 - Explosion
WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 7. - Not only were all the buildings connected with the Woonsocket Driving Park burned this afternoon, but fifty pounds of dynamite stored in one of the stables exploded and added considerably to the devastation, besides shaking up the country for miles around. At the time of the explosion A. C. Stacy, the supervisor of the park, was in an adjoining building twenty feet...
The New York Times -
New York, New York -
May 8, 1899
New London, May 7. - At an early hour this morning the famous Pequot House, which crowned the headland at the western entrance to New London harbor, took fire and the blaze lasted for several hours, threatening the entire Pequot settlement of cottages and many splendid Summer homes on Pequot Avenue. The cause of the fire is not known.
1933 May 7, 1933 - Great Ellsworth Fire of 1933 destroyed 130 homes and downtown businesses. FLAMES SWEEP ELLSWORTH, ME.
Most of Town Doomed as 50 Business Buildings and 200 Dwellings Burn
HALF-MILE WALL OF FIRE The New York Times New York, New York
1945 May 8 - Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) as Nazi Germany surrenders, marking the end of WWII in Europe, with the final surrender being to the Soviets in Berlin, attended by representatives of the Western Powers.