Monday, May 8, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 8

Clinton, Dutchess, New York, USA

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... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 8, 1869
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Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

1885  Fire

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
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

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... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1899
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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1902 - SEVEN YOUNG PERSONS DROWN - Naphtha Launch, on Which They Were, Run Down by a Tug Near Toledo, Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio, May 7 — Seven young people, members of a Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church, were drowned in the Maumee River just below the city tonight at 10 o'clock. The naphtha launch, "Frolic," on which they were taking a pleasure ride, was run down by the tug "Arthur Woods" of the Great Lakes Towing Company's fleet.

The launch is owned by Joseph W. Hepburn of this city, who... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1902
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New London, Connecticut, USA

1908 - PEQUOT HOUSE BURNS. FAMOUS OLD HOTEL AT NEW LONDON COMPLETELY DESTROYED.
Special to The New York Times.

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.

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New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1908
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1861  May 8 - Richmond Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy

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1886  May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

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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

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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.

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