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Greenerpasture Daily News - June 2

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

1845 - ANOTHER DISASTROUS FIRE IN PITTSBURG ! SIXTY TO SEVENTY HOUSES IN ASHES - ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TO TWO HUNDRED FAMILIES, COMPRISING SEVEN TO NINE HUNDRED PERSONS RENDERED HOUSELESS AND HOMELESS ! !
Our city has again been the scene of another disastrous conflagration - more dreadful than the first as regards the actual suffering which will follow, although comparatively small when the amount of property is considered.

About a quarter before 9 o'clock last evening, a fire was discovered in the stable of SAMUEL YOUNG drayman, on Seventh street, a few doors below Coal lane, which soon... Read MORE...

The Republican Compiler -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  June 2, 1845
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Conway, Massachusetts, USA

1860  June 2 - DIED WHILE DANCING

A young man named Frank Stanhope attended a dance in Conway, Mass., a few evening since, and while dancing and playing a flute at the same time, fell dead upon the floor. The selectmen suspected foul work, and had his body disinterred, when it was found an artery had been broken near the top of the head, which probably caused his death.

Richmond Dispatch -  Richmond, Virginia -  June 2, 1860
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Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA

1860 - SHOCKING DEATH OF A YOUNG WOMAN.
A correspondent of the Worcester (Mass.) Spy gives the following particulars of a fatal accident which occurred on Saturday afternoon, the 26th of May, at the [illegible] manufactory of F. M. Bardwell & Co., in South Belchertown.

Henrietta Fuller, a young woman employed as a weaver in the factory, aged about eighteen years, went to a water cask to obtain water for washing. This cask was very... Read MORE...

The New Albany Daily Ledger -  New Albany, Indiana -  June 2, 1860
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1868 - Fire at Woonsocket.
A fire was discovered in the large brick storage and dry-house owned by Messrs. WARD and HARRIS, in Woonsocket, about noon to-day. The fire originated in some wool waste, and was confined to the first and second stories. A large stock of goods in cases were slightly damaged; also considerable cloth on the dryers. The third and fourth stories were injured by water. There is the following insurance ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 2, 1868
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

1882 - Destructive Tornado in Franklin County, Mass.
A destructive storm of wind and bail passed over a portion of Franklin county, Mass., last Sunday evening. At Greenfield huge trees were uprooted, and the air was filled with flying fences, shingles, rails, and timbers. Several barns and houses were unroofed, while other barns were completely demolished. One man was so seriously injured that his life is despaired of, and another was badly hurt.... Read MORE...

Vermont Phoenix -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  June 2, 1882
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Kansas City, Kansas, USA

1903 - Twenty Thousand Persons are Now Homeless in Kansas City, Kansas
The first reliable information from Kansas City, Kan., was just received. In that district 20,000 persons are homeless. A number have been drowned, and the property loss has been heavy. The situation there is no better and no worse.

There is no great probability that there will be further loss of life. All through the wholesale district and in the east and west bottoms there are people still... Read MORE...

Sandusky Evening Star -  Sandusky, Ohio -  June 2, 1903
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Topeka, Kansas, USA

1903  Flood - Losses Exaggerated.

Topeka, June 2. - While it is known that 34 people lost their lives by the flood, reports of other bodies found are still coming in. The flood is now receding. Looting is still going on in north Topeka, but the militia are on hand to head off the robbers.

Sandusky Evening Star -  Sandusky, Ohio -  June 2, 1903
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Passaic, New Jersey, USA

1905 - BAD WRECK ON THE LACKAWANNA
By Publishers Press Direct Wire

Passaic June 2 - A broken axle on and east-bound freight caused the wreck of ten cars on the Lackawanna railroad this morning The wreck occurred in Passaic, near the freight house and is pronounced the worst in the history of the road The tracks are torn up for two thousand feet and traffic generally is tied up The body of William Kelly, of 738 Maple street,... Read MORE...

The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  June 2, 1905
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Oneonta, New York, USA

1905  NEW YORK TOWN SCORCHED.

Oneonta, N. Y., June 2. - Damage estimated at $100,000 was done by a fire which began late last night and burned until this morning, destroying two brick blocks and two frame structures, and damaging another building. The principal losses were A. S. C. Niles block, $20,000, and the Oneonta Grocery company, an occupant of the Niles block, $30,000.

The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  June 2, 1905
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Wichita, Kansas, USA

1908 - FOUR DROWNED IN KANSAS. Streams Are Out of Banks and Rain is Still Falling.
WICHITA, Kas., June 1 - One more was added to the list of flood victims here today, making four in all who have drowned. Benjamin white is missing and it is believed that he also lost his life. Those known to have been drowned are Mrs. C. Glazier, Miss Martha Wikoff, Harry Moore, and Victor Jenkaway.

Clarence Glazier was driving a buggy containing his wife, her sister, Martha Wikoff, and his... Read MORE...

The Kansas City Times -  Kansas City, Missouri -  June 2, 1908
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Yakima, Washington, USA

1912 - SUCCESSFUL AERONAUT OF THE SEATTLE MEET MAKES A FAILURE OF FLIGHT AT NORTH YAKIMA.
PARMALEE DIES UNDER BIPLANE IN WASHINGTON.
BIPLANE TURNED TURTLE HIGH UP.
WHILE CIRCLING ABOUT THE FAIR GROUNDS AT GREAT HEIGHT, MACHINE WENT WRONG AND FELL.
North Yakima, June 1. - PHIL PARMALEE, the popular aeronaut, who gave two successful exhibition flights in his biplane at the Seattle meet early this week, was killed here today, his machine turning turtle as it soared above the state... Read MORE...

Fairbanks Daily Times  -  Fairbanks, Alaska -  June 2, 1912
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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1921 - TRAIN SMASH INJURES TWO - A FORD WAS STRUCK AT ARLINGTON AVENUE.
Broken Bones Were Received by the Men in the Car, but They Narrowly Escaped Death.

John H. Lewis, Kentucky and Hultig avenues, Mount Washington and George L. Sevedge, Sterling and Peery avenues, [illegible], narrowly escaped death about 7:15 o'clock this morning when the Ford sedan in which they were riding was struck and demolished by a Chicago & Alton passenger train, the Hummer, at... Read MORE...

Kansas City Star -  Kansas City, Missouri -  June 2, 1921
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Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)

1927 - Shelburne Falls Man Treated for Eye Injury
With a wound piercing his eyelid and penetrating the cornea of his eyeball, Arthur Lamont of Shelburne Falls, and employe[sic] of the Boston & Maine railroad, was brought to this city yesterday morning for treatment by Dr. F. J. O'Hara who took three stitches to close the gash.

Mr. Lamont was working as a brakeman on the Berkshire division near Shelburne Falls when a coupling on a freight car... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  June 2, 1927
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Watertown, New York, USA

1930 - ENRAGED BEAR KILLS KEEPER WITH BLOW.
(By International News Service).

Watertown, N.Y., June 2. - An enraged female bear, separated from its mate, killed its keeper here today when the man opened the cage door at the city zoo to feed it.

Loping up to the door when EMERSON E. JOYCE, 45, opened it to give the bear its first meal of the day, the animal struck the keeper in the head and dragged him into the cage.

JOYCE'S cry... Read MORE...

The Kane Republican -  Pennsylvania -  June 2, 1930
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Nelson, New Hampshire, USA

1947 - Nashua Business Man Is Nubanusit Drowning Victim
Elmer C. Orff, 58, of 76 Amherst st., retired wood dealer, drowned in a fishing trip accident at Lake Nubanusit in Nelson shortly before noon Sunday when the boat in which he was trolling, filled with water and sank. With him were his son Dr. Arthur L. Orff and Edward S. Moore, both of this city, who swam ashore.

Investigators said the weight of an outboard motor caused the boat to... Read MORE...

Nashua Telegraph -  Nashua, New Hampshire -  June 2, 1947
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada

1985 - BARRIE MOURNS DEAD. SEARCH GOES ON FOR MORE BODIES.
Barrie, Ont. (CP) - A grim, building-by-building search continued yesterday for more possible victims of a cluster of violent tornadoes that ripped like chainsaws across parts of Ontario Friday.

By sundown yesterday, the death toll in the strip of south-central Ontario that took the brunt of the twisters' fury was at least 12 as still numb residents picked through the debris of what had been... Read MORE...

Winnipeg Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  June 2, 1985
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1883 June 2, 1883: In Fort Wayne, Indiana, the first baseball game was played under electric lights at night

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1886 June 2, 1886: Grover Cleveland became the first president to marry in the White House

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1889 June 2, 1889 - A great flood on the Potomac River in Washington, DC flooded streets and took out a span of Long Bridge (today's 14th Street Bridge). The flood stage reached was not equaled until 1936.

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1967  June 2 - Race riots in Roxbury section of Boston

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