Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 21

1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are requested to take particular Notice of its Course, and Deviation from a strait Line in the Walls or other Matter affected by it, its different Operations or Effects on Wood, Stone, Bricks, Glass,... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Gazette -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  June 21, 1753
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1806 - June 16 - A total eclipse of the sun was viewed from southern California to Massachusetts.
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Extract of a letter from Boston, June 16th.
"The long expected Solar Eclipse has completely engrossed the attention of all orders and conditions of people. The tops of the houses, and every accessible eminence, were occupied by immense numbers of spectators anxiously awaiting to behold this rare and interesting phenomenon. The progress of this curious spectacle was watched... Read MORE...

The Evening Post -  New York, New York -  June 21, 1806
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Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA

1886 - INJURED IN A COLLISION. A WRECK DUE TO A CONDUCTOR'S NEGLECT OF ORDERS
EAST PEPPEREL, Mass., June 20. - The north-bound passenger train No. 49, on the Worcester and Nashua Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad, due here at 7:51 last evening, and consisting of a baggage car and two passenger coaches, collided with an extra south-bound freight train of 17 cars, about 30 rods from this station last night. Engineer Whittemore, of the passenger train, who discovered... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 21, 1886
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Oswego, New York, USA

1899 - BURNED TO DEATH - In a Hotel Fire - Others Fatally Injured.
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OSWEGO, N. Y., June 21. - The Eagle hotel, a three-story wooden structure, was gutted by fire this morning. Mrs. Rachel Ding, 60 years of age, was burned to death, and five other persons received severe injuries from burns or jumping from windows. The injured are:

Mrs. Doyle, wife of the proprietor, severely burned; her infant daughter thrown from... Read MORE...

Steubenville Daily Herald -  Steubenville, Ohio -  June 21, 1899
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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1907 - HURT BY JUMPING FROM CAR. Brakeman Thought Car Would Overturn and Leaped.
William H. Whalen, a brakeman employed by the Boston and Albany railroad, was seriously hurt late yesterday afternoon by jumping from a car which was being switched in the local freight yard. The car collided with another one, the forward trucks leaving the rails and the end being crushed like an eggshell. Evidently Whalen thought the car would overturn, as he jumped to the track below. He... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 21, 1907
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1907 - MISS ROBINSON’S BODY FOUND. Recovered From Pontoosuc Lake Early Yesterday Afternoon — Clothing Did Not Catch Fire.
At 2:30 yesterday afternoon the body of Miss Lucy May Robinson, who was drowned Tuesday night in Pontoosuc lake following the burning of the launch Gwendolin, was brought to the surface. The grappling-irons used by Police Sergeant Flynn and Officer McColgan caught in the skirt of the young woman’s dress, also the top of one of her shoes. The body was found at a point about 1000 feet from the... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  June 21, 1907
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Watertown, Wisconsin, USA

1909 - WATERTOWN HAS AN $80,000 FIRE.
Watertown, Wis., June 21. - Fire yesterday destroyed the main factory building of the G. B. Lewis company, manufacturers of beekeepers' supplies and one of the largest in this country. The loss is estimated at $80,000 and was fully insured. Help was asked of Oconomowoc and the department sent an engine, but the fire was under control at the time it reached the city. Several firemen were overcome... Read MORE...

The LaCrosse Tribune -  La Crosse, Wisconsin -  June 21, 1909
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Hampton, Virginia, USA (Phoebus)

1966 - TWO DIE AS PLANE SMASHES HOMES. 60 LEFT HOMELESS IN VIRGINIA. MARINE BOMBERS IN MID-AIR COLLISION.
Hampton, Va., (AP) - Officials said today they were convinced there were no more dead or injured in the rubble of a suburban neighborhood devastated by the flaming crash of a Marine Corps attack bomber hurtling from an in-flight collision.

Police said two persons - a 30 year old mother, MARY GALLANT and her 19-month-old son DONALD - died. Forty-four persons were treated for injuries, mainly... Read MORE...

Port Arthur News -  Port Arthur, Texas -  June 21, 1966
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1939  June 21 – New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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1946  June 21 - 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas

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1954  June 21 - A severe hailstorm struck Wichita KS and vicinity causing nine million dollars damage.

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