Thursday, June 1, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 1

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

1860 - SINGULAR PHENOMENON. Water Spout and Tornado - Houses Blown Down.
(From the Indianapolis Journal, May 30.)
Storms, like troubles, seem to come in crowds. Last week was full of them, and this week starts fair for a similar exhibition of elemental disturbances. Yesterday evening we were visited by the first tornado for several years, and it was accompanied by very much the same appearances, and marked by the same features, that distinguished the singular... Read MORE...

Chicago Press & Tribune -  Chicago, Illinois -  June 1, 1860

Kittery, Maine, USA

1878  A phenomenal spring is said to exist at Kittery, Me.

Whenever a drought becomes so severe that other springs go dry, this one bubbles up until rain enough falls to replenish the others, when it immediately subsides.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 1, 1878

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1882  Fell Under Wagon

V. V. Goddard, a brick mason, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, was instantly crushed to death yesterday morning, at South Hadley Falls, by falling under the wheels of a loaded brick wagon. Thomas Flattery and two other young men, whose names are unknown, were drowned in the river at Holyoke, Massachusetts, yesterday by the capsizing of a boat. Their bodies have not been recovered.

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  June 1, 1882

Salamanca, New York, USA

1936 - T. J. DOTSON IS BADLY HURT - Suffers Fracture of Skull in Fall from Top of Locomotive in Yards Here.
Thomas J. Dotson, about 38 years old, of 263 Wildwood avenue, suffered a fracture of the skull when he fell about 12 feet from the top of a locomotive tender in the Erie railroad yards Sunday morning at 5:55.

Dotson, a fireman on the railroad, was on the tender alone while water was being poured into the tank. The locomotive had not moved, it is said.

Shopmen picked Dotson up and rushed him ...

Republican Press -  Salamanca, New York -  June 1, 1936

Portland, Oregon, USA

1948 - FLOOD CRASHES DENVER, UNION AVE. DIKES - Water Spills Into Kelso, Woodland - Vanport Homes Swept Eastward in Low Area, Man Plunged to Death
Cracking under the weight of water covering flooded Vanport, the Denver avenue and Union avenue roadway dikes washed out Monday night and spewed a ghostly cavalcade of Vanport homes in a deluge acress the lowlands to the east.

All along the Columbia river hundreds of weary flood fighters appeared to be losing their battle as Portland and Vancouver braced for the crest of the flood Tuesday... Read MORE...

Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  June 1, 1948

1638  1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass

1774  June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed

1812  Apple trees at New Haven CT did not blossom until the first of June, the latest such occurrence during the period beginning in 1794.

1812  June 1 - Snow whitened the ground in Rochester NY

1812  June 1 - Snow whitened the ground in Cleveland OH .

1890  June 1 – The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to tabulate census returns using punched card input,
a landmark in the history of computing hardware. Hollerith's company eventually becomes IBM.

1905  June 1 - Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon

1911  June 1 - 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ

1921  June 1 - Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)

1947 June 1, 1947: Corning Glass Works in N.Y. announced the invention of photosensitive glass

The Old Farmer's Almanac

1980  June 1 - A man from Falmouth ME was struck by lightning restoring his eyesight. The man had been blind and partially deaf since a truck accident in 1971.

The Weather Channel

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