Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 9

Troy, New York, USA

1846 - AVALANCHE AT TROY.
Another avalanche occurred on Saturday, in the immediate environs of this city, for which Troy has become famous. Two men were instantly killed, together with a pair of fine horses. It was near the former avalanche, on the opposite side of a small stream, and a block of brick houses. Nearly three hundred feet of abrupt hill, of clay soil, came down with irresistible force, and had it not been for ... Read MORE...

Janesville Gazette -  Janesville, Wisconsin -  May 9, 1846
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Norwich, New York, USA (White Store)

1890 - THIRTY DEAD. The Chenango County Poor House Calamity.
Later Returns From the Scene of the Disaster More Than Double the Number of Victims Fierce Battles With Wandering Lunatics - One Man Shot.
{Special to the Eagle.}
NORWICH, N. Y., May 9.
Later reports from the scene of the Chenango County Poorhouse fire indicate at least thirty people perished in the flames. Keeper MAINWARING, who was so completely dazed by the shock of the calamity, estimates... Read MORE...

Brooklyn Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  May 9, 1890
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1908 - FALLS OVER CLIFF AND TRAIN MANGLES HIM
ST. PAUL, May 8. - Robert, the 2 year old son of Jacob Sleckenstein, 275 Cliff street, rolled down a 30-foot embankment near his home at 6 o'clock last evening and fell under a passing freight train on the St. Paul railroad tracks. Both his legs were severed at the knees and he died at the city hospital at 11:45. He was taken to the city hospital where he was attended by Coroner A. W.... Read MORE...

The Duluth News Tribune -  Duluth, Minnesota -  May 9, 1908
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

1910 - SHOE SHINE SAVES HIS LIFE.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D. - Suddenly remembering that he had just has his shoes shined, and not wishing to spoil the polish, "Jack" Thomas, a resident of one of the small mining camps in the Black hills, while en route home quite late at night on foot, decided not to walk through what he supposed was a puddle of water and mud, and thereby saved his life.

The supposed puddle was a hole in the ground... Read MORE...

Salt Lake Telegram -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  May 9, 1910
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1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
GIVES APPROVAL TO MOTHERS' DAY
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress
FLAGS ORDERED UP

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart tomorrow as Mothers' day and issued a proclamation commanding that all flags be displayed in observance of the occasion. The proclamation recited the resolution and its purpose and continued:

"Whereas,... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  May 9, 1914
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1867  Attempted to Untie Shoe With Fork
A girl named Lydia Bliven put out one of her eyes at Lenox, Massachusetts, last week, while attempting to untie her shoe string with a fork.

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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