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Greenerpasture Daily News - June 14

North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1870  75 Chinamen

CHICAGO, June 12. - A gang of seventy-five Chinamen arrived here from San Francisco, en route to North Adams, Massachusetts, to be employed in a boot and shoe factory, the first ever sent East, and are under the direction of Koopmanschap.

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  June 14, 1870
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Hancock, Massachusetts, USA

1871 - Shakers Elope
One of the latest excitements is that of an elopement among the Shakers of Hancock, Mass. The parties were Ira Lawson, a leading man of the church and Eliza Van Valen, one of the 'fairest of the fair.' Lawson was allowed to keep the bank account of the society, and it is said he took away with him all he could lay his hands on. As the Shakers are not recognized by law, nothing can be done with... Read MORE...

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Constitution -  Connecticut -  June 14, 1871
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

1873  Small Pox Vaccine and Tobacco

A Portsmouth, Rhode Island, man who was a noted tobacco-chewer, has loathed the weed ever since he was vaccinated. But it is given as fact that the small-pox has caused more people to abandon chewing than vaccination has.

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Hartford Daily Courant -  Hartford, Connecticut -  June 14, 1873
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Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

1886 - CONNECTICUT. EMBERS FROM THE LITCHFIELD FIRE.
Litchfield was crowded with people all day Saturday, come to view the ruins of the big fire. Farmers drove in from miles around and the hotels were overflowing with summer residents from Hartford, New Haven and other cities, drawn by rumors of the loss of their own property. The stores had stocked up heavily for the summer trade; and 20 of these stocks of goods are either destroyed or damaged.... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 14, 1886
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Fargo, North Dakota, USA

1897  HEADQUARTERS HOTEL AT FARGO, N. D., DESTROYED.

Fargo, N. D., June 14. - The Headquarters hotel, the oldest hostelry in the state, was totally destroyed by fire at 6 p. m. The ticket office and waiting rooms of the Northern Pacific were also burned. A lucky change in the direction of the wind undoubtedly saved the city from another great disaster.

Waterloo Daily Reporter -  Iowa -  June 14, 1897
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Randolph, Vermont, USA

1900 - NARROW ESCAPE IN RANDOLPH
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bover Are in an Exciting Runaway.
(Special to The Messenger)
Randolph, June 14. - Last Tuesday evening Alfred Bover drove across the South Pleasant street railroad crossing in front of an engine, which so frightened his horse that it ran into an electric light pole. Mr. Bover was accompanied by his wife.

Mr. and Mrs. Bover were thrown over the dash board. Mrs. Bover's... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  June 14, 1900
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Flint, Michigan, USA

1901 - Four Killed by Train Today.
Flint, Mich., June 14. - While MAJOR GEORGE W. BUCKINGHAM, his daughter ANNA, MRS. THOMAS APPLEGATE and her sister, MRS. GENERAL HUMPHREY, of Adrian, were out driving this morning they were struck by a Pere Marquette passenger train. All four were instantly killed. The body of Buckingham was hurled 75 feet and the remains of two ladies were found on the pilot of the engine. The close proximity of ... Read MORE...

Newark Daily Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  June 14, 1901
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1903  June 14 - The Heppner Disaster occurred in Oregon.

A cloudburst in the hills sent a flood down Willow Creek, and a twenty foot wall of water swept away a third of the town in minutes, killing 236 residents and causing 100 million dollars damage.

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June 14, 1903
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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1905  Modest Summer Home

J. J. Hill has purchased a simple and inexpensive summer residence at Lenox, Massachusetts, instead of the elegant mansion which he was expected to select. What an astonishing change would be made in the United States, if millionaires, their wives and daughters, should copy modesty and simplicity.

The Arizona Sentinel -  Yuma, Arizona -  June 14, 1905
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Ware, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - MAN DROWNED AT WARE.
Was Swimming in Snow’s Pond and Got Beyond His Depth.

John Szarek, 18, was drowned in Snow’s pond at Ware about 6 o’clock last evening, while swimming with two other Poles. He had ventured in above his depth, against the advice of his companions, who saw him sink without being able to render any assistance. The body was recovered in about half an hour, and after Medical Examiner W. W. Miner... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 14, 1908
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1922 - June 14 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding makes his first speech on the radio.
President Warren G. Harding, while addressing a crowd at the dedication of a memorial site for the composer of the "Star Spangled Banner," Francis Scott Key, becomes the first president to have his voice transmitted by radio. The broadcast heralded a revolutionary shift in how presidents addressed the American public. It was not until three years later, however, that a president would deliver a... Read MORE...

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June 14, 1922
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1925 - BASEMENTS FLOODED BY NEAR 2-INCH RAIN. Downtown Section Gets Heavy Drenching—North Part of City “Dry.”. DINERS FLEE CAFETERIA.
The gague of the government weather bureau at the postoffice building recorded rainfall if 1.8 inches Saturday afternoon. The greater part of the fall occurred between 1:30 and 2:30 o’clock.

The deluge extended to most parts of the city, except to the north in Florence and Benson, where there were heavy showers but not to be compared to the near-cloudburst in the downtown... Read MORE...

Omaha World Herald -  Omaha, Nebraska -  June 14, 1925
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Greenville, North Carolina, USA

1926 - TWO PERSONS KILLED WHEN TRAIN GOES THRU TRESTLE. NORFOLD AND SOUTHERN EXPRESS WRECKED NEAR GREENVILLE - ENGINEER AND FIREMAN DIE IN DEVOTION TO DUTY.
Greenville, June 11. - Two persons were instantly killed early this morning when the east bound Norfolk Southern night express crashed through a burning trestle over Chicod creek, about 10 miles east of this city.

The dead are J. R. SLADE, engineer, 42, Norfolk, and BILL HARRINGTON, fireman, 30, Berkley, Va. Passengers and other members of the train crew escaped serious injuries, only two... Read MORE...

Robesonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  June 14, 1926
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

1942 - THIRTY-ONE KILLED WHEN TORNADO STRIKES OKLAHOMA CITY. TWISTER STRIKES INTO SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CITY. LAYS WASTE AREA TWO BLOCKS SQUARE; MANY CRITICALLY INJURED; RELIEF AGENCIES AND ARMY RUSH RESCUE, AID FORCES TO SCENE.
Oklahoma City, June 13. - (AP) - Red Cross and other relief agencies cared today for 250 homeless victims of a tornado that killed 21 persons in a residential district here and roared off "whistling like 10,000 devils."

That description came from Private G. J. PRINCE of Will Rogers air field who saw the funnel dip down last night out of a stormy sky, life a huge truck and lay it down near him... Read MORE...

The Ada Evening News -  Oklahoma -  June 14, 1942
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

1954 - 30 PLANES WRECKED BY 70 M.P.H. WIND.
Phoenix, June 13. - (AP) - Cartwheeling across rainswept Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, 30 light planes were wrecked yesterday in a 70-mile-an-hour blow that caused $150,000 damage.

The freakish thunderstorm hit the hangar area only. Half a mile away at the control tower, the wind was only 32 miles an hour.

Sixteen planes were a total loss. Three were swept through a cyclone fence, and one was ... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  June 14, 1954
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1823  Until 1823, not a single steam vessel have visited Maine waters, and the appearance of a puffing, smoking steamer in Casco Bay, in that year, terrified some of the superstitious dwellers on the islands and the coast. - Boston Post.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1877  Fell into Ausable Chasm
Alonzo Baker, the well-known guide in the Adirondacks, was killed a few nights since by falling into the Ausable Chasm, near Keeseville.

The Elyria Constitution
Elyria, Ohio

1881  June 14 - Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass)

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1884  A couple of Flushing (N. Y.) squirrel-hunters caught a Canadian stoat or ermine, which was nested in a tree.
It whipped their dog before they killed it. It is the first known to have been caught on Long Island.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1884  The city fathers at Olean, N. Y., have instructed the police to compel all boys under the age of fifteen years to vacate the streets after 8:30 o'clock p.m.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1937  June 14 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.

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