Thursday, June 29, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 29

Rochester, New York, USA

1847 - VIOLENT THUNDER STORM - THREE PERSONS KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
This city was visited soon after midnight, Tuesday morning, with a thunder storm of unusual violence.

Several of the shocks were so heavy as to shake the houses like an earthquake. One bolt descended with fatal effect upon the house of MR. WM. MATHEWS, No. 28, Wilder Street, killing three persons, MR. MATHEWS, his wife and daughter.

The night being unusually warm, they had removed their bed ... Read MORE...

The Sandusky -  Clarion, Ohio -  June 29, 1847
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Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Qu├ębec, Canada (St-Hilaire)

1864 - June 29 - St-Hilaire Train Disaster
The St-Hilaire train disaster was a railroad disaster that occurred on June 29, 1864, near the present-day town of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. The train, which had been carrying many German and Polish immigrants, failed to acknowledge a stop signal and fell through an open swing bridge into the Richelieu River. Though uncertain, the widely accepted death toll is 99 persons. The disaster remains... Read MORE...

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June 29, 1864
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1864  June 29, 1864 - The worst railway disaster in Canada's history killed 99 people and injured 100 more,

when a train, which had been carrying many German and Polish immigrants, failed to stop at an open bridge (the Beloeil Bridge) and plunged into the the Richelieu River near Quebec.

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June 29, 1864
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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

1865 - EXTENSIVE CONFLAGRATION IN JERSEY CITY - SEVERAL MANUFACTORIES BURNED DOWN - LOSS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of the American Drug Mills, located on the corner of Washington and Morgan streets, Jersey City. The flames spread rapidly, and in less than twenty minutes the entire building - a five-story brick structure - was enveloped in flames, and the fireman were unable to save the building. The workmen in the upper stories... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 29, 1865
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Freeport, Maine, USA

1871 - ACCIDENT ON MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD.
Six Cars Thrown from the Track - Two Men Killed, Others Injured -Wonderful Escape. No Passengers Maimed.
About three o'clock Monday afternoon a despatch[sic] was received in this city that the inward bound express train with Pullman car attached on the Maine Central Railroad, had been thrown from the track near Freeport. A wrecking train was promptly made up by Superintendent Bailey at the depot ... Read MORE...

Weekly Eastern Argus -  Portland, Maine -  June 29, 1871
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Hallowell, Maine, USA

1871 - ANOTHER HORROR! Collision on Maine Central. TWO TRAINS WRECKED. One Man Killed and Several Injured. Engines Smashed, Cars Overturned, &c.
Our Special Reporter on the Train.
(Special Despatch(sic) by Western Union Line.)

GARDINER, June 27. Misfortunes come not singly, but in batialions [sic], it has been said. This seems to be the case in regard to the Maine Central Railroad. While sad the accident at Freeport Monday evening was fresh upon the lips comes an equally shocking disaster near Hallowell. Your reporter was upon the... Read MORE...

Weekly Eastern Argus -  Portland, Maine -  June 29, 1871
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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1872 - WONDERFUL ESCAPE FROM DEATH.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., June 28, 1872. One of the most wonderful escapes from death ever recorded in the history of railroads occurred near the ill-fated New Hamburg drawbridge, on the Hudson River Railroad, at twenty minutes past ten o'clock last night. Just before that hour James Carter, who works for Mr. Faulkner in the brick yards near New Hamburg, was walking up the track toward that station,... Read MORE...

The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  June 29, 1872
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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

1877 - THE ST. JOHN DISASTER. CITY IMPROVEMENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION - WIDER STREETS AND FIRE-PROOF BUILDINGS - RELIEF FOR THE DESTITUTE.
Special Dispatch to the New-York Times.

ST. JOHN, N. B., June 28. - Business is now proceeding as usual, and there is little to record except the constant receipt of money and provisions and the unsuccessful efforts to recover missing people. It is now known that 14 persons perished and that over 90 received injuries, some proving fatal. Gen. Warner, United States Consul, is working... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 29, 1877
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Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

1895 - THE BRIDEGROOM CAME NOT, And the Bride To Have Been Is Now Ill With Grief and Chagrin. A Church Wedding Which Failed to Come Off at Bridgewater, Mass.
Bridgewater, Mass., June 29. - Many invitations had been issued to the Perkins-Bevan wedding at Trinity-Episcopal church this forenoon, but the young man failed to put in an appearance and the young lady is ill at her home, prostrated with grief at the sudden change in her plans.

She first learned of the true state of affairs late Friday night from James Perkins, father of Robert H. Perkins,... Read MORE...

Lewiston Sunday Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  June 29, 1895
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1896 - NINETY MINERS DEAD. THE ROOF FELL UPON THE MEN WHILE PROPPING IT UP. MANY LEAVE FAMILIES.
ABOUT FORTY OF THE MEN WERE ENGLISH SPEAKING AND THE REST FOREIGNERS - MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE VICTIMS WERE MARRIED - THE WATER BOY TELLS A THRILLING TALE - THINKS THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION OF GAS - THE FALL SOUNDED LIKE THE REPORT OF CANNONS.

Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 28. - While ninety miners were at work in the Red Ash vein of the Twin Shaft at Pittston, about 3 o'clock this morning, the... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  June 29, 1896
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Danielson, Connecticut, USA

1897  FINED FOR SELLING IMPURE MOLASSES.

NEW LONDON, Conn., June 28. - A grocer in Danielson, Conn., has been arrested and fined $3 for selling adulterated molasses. The fine and costs amounted to about $30. The grocers are protesting stoutly against the adulterated food law. They say they hardly can afford to pay a chemist $2 for testing each cask of molasses they buy, but this seems the only thing to do.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 29, 1897
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Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1900 - David Hambly’s Fate at Tiverton. HIS BOAT CAPSIZED.
Fall River, Mass., June 28.— News reached here today of a drowning accident which occurred in Tiverton last evening. David Hambly, a prominent citizen of that town, while sailing in his catboat, was precipitated into the water near the Tiverton bridge by the capsizing of his craft. Hambly struck out for the shore, but collapsed when a few feet from land. All efforts at resuscitation were of no... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  June 29, 1900
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Bakersfield, California, USA

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The Bakersfield Californian -  Bakersfield, California -  June 29, 1908
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Glens Falls, New York, USA

1909 - LAKE GEORGE LOSES HOTEL. THE FORT WILLIAM HENRY, THE LARGEST RESORT IN ADIRONDACK REGION, TOTALLY DESTROYED.
(By United Press.)
Glens Falls, N. Y., June 24. - The Fort William Henry Hotel, the largest resort on Lake George and the Adirondack region, was destroyed by fire early this morning, with a loss of half a million dollars. The great structure was entirely consumed one hour after the blaze was discovered at 4 a.m. Manager WILSON, with 15 servants who were getting the house ready for tomorrow's... Read MORE...

The Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  June 29, 1909
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Annapolis, Maryland, USA

1910 - FIND SAILBOAT DRIFTING. Believed Midshipman and Two Others Are Drowned.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 28 - Mrs. Nellie E. Bower, widow of Joseph Bower and daughter-in-law of John M. Bower, superintendent of the naval academy, and Midshipman Grisble Thomas of Union Point, Ga., and Sherman M. Nason of Newport, R. I., left the naval academy about 11 o'clock this morning in a sailboat which was found drifting on the Severn river this afternoon. In it were portions of the clothing ... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  June 29, 1910
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Santa Barbara, California, USA

1925 - QUAKE LEVELS BIG COAST CITY. BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED IN SANTA BARBARA AND TOWN FLOODED WHEN BIG DAM AND WATER MAINS BREAK; HOTEL SPLITS AND COLLAPSES.
HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED IN FAMOUS WINTER RESORT; LARGE BUSINESS BLOCKS DESTROYED BY TEMBLORS THAT ROCK ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; SHOCKS SWAY EDIFICES IN LOS ANGELES.

TEN MILLION LOSS.
Santa Barbara, June 29. - (AP) - Ten million dollars damage and twelve known dead and virtual destruction of most of the business buildings on State street resulted from the earthquake. Associated Press... Read MORE...

The Bismarck Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  June 29, 1925
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Laredo, Texas, USA

1954  June 29 - Hurricane Alice dumped as much as 27 inches of rain on the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

The Rio Grande River at Laredo reached a level 12.6 feet above its previous highest mark, and the roadway of the U.S. 90 bridge was thirty feet below the high water.

WeatherForYou.com
June 29, 1954
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1863  June 29 - Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa

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1868  The city of Burlington, Vermont, has about doubled its population in eight years, and is now claimed to be the third lumber market in the United States.

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Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
Cincinnati, Ohio

1928  June 29 - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.

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