Saturday, June 3, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 3

Thompson, Connecticut, USA

1830 - 100th Birthday
The celebration of the hundreth birthday of a venerable citizen named Melatiah Mason, of Thompson, Connecticut, took place on the 30th ultimo. A sermon was preached on the occasion, and a collection of 840 made for his benefit. He has been a member of the church for 70 years, was a mason by trade, as well as by name; always worked hard, lived temperately, possessed an almost undisturbed... Read MORE...

Weekly Raleigh Register -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  June 3, 1830
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Rochester, New York, USA

1848  Arose from the Dead

At Rochester, New York, on Thursday, a man was taken from the canal who was thought to be drowned. The coroner was sent for, who proceeded to call a jury and ascertain the facts in the case; but, before the inquest was fairly commenced, the person supposed to be deceased arose upon his feet and walked away. A grave question arises in this case: whether the coroner is entitled to his fee.

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Trenton State Gazette -  Trenton, New Jersey -  June 3, 1848
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1869 - Extensive Fire in Woonsocket, R. I., - Estimated Loss $100,000.
WOONSOCKET, Wednesday, June 2. The most extensive fire that ever occurred in this village took place last evening at Elliott's Mills, breaking out in the room occupied by W. E. Hubbard, carpenter and builder, about 9 o'clock. The whole range of buildings, with a large amount of valuable lumber and manufactured stock are entirely consumed, with much machinery, and the fire is still burning in the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 3, 1869
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Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA

1887 - SINGULAR ACCIDENT. THE BREAKING OF A CAR WHEEL ON THE PENNSYLVANIA ROAD RESULTS IN THE KILLING OF FOUR PASSENGERS.
Altoona, Pa., May 28. - Last night as the fast line west was nearing Kittanning Point the wheel of a car on a train cast burst and the car crashed into two passenger coaches with terrible effect, killing instantly four men and injuring many others. Telegrams were immediately sent to this city for physicians and all that could be procured hurried to the wreck.

The killed are as follows:
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The Iola Register -  Kansas -  June 3, 1887
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn
South Fork Dam burst, town of Johnstown destroyed, over 2000 deaths
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The Johnstown disaster occurred, the worst flood tragedy in U.S. history. Heavy rains collapsed the South Fork Dam sending a thirty foot wall of water rushing down the already flooded Conemaugh Valley. The wall of water, traveling as fast as twenty-two... Read MORE...

The Newark Daily Advocate -  Ohio -  June 3, 1889
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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

1897 - FIRE IN AN INSANE ASYLUM. ATTENDANTS AT COLUMBIA, S. C., AT FIRST REFUSED TO ADMIT FIREMEN TO THE BURNING BUILDING.
Columbia, S. C., June 2. - A few minutes after 1 P.M. fire was discovered in the laundry of the State Insane Asylum, where nearly 1,000 patients are confined. The local appliances were unequal to cope with the flames, and a general alarm was rung in. The flames had gained much headway, before the arrival of the engines, however, and the laundry, electric, and heating plants were all lost, the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 3, 1897
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1897  Thrown From His Wagon and Killed

Meriden, Conn., June 3. - Laughlin Stretch, employed by W. C. Twiss, lumber dealer, was killed in a runaway accident. Stretch was driving down a hill when lumber slipped upon the horse's hind quarters and caused the animal to run. Stretch was thrown out and his skull fractured.

Lebanon Daily News -  Lebanon, Pennsylvania -  June 3, 1897
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Augusta, Georgia, USA

1910 - TORNADO BLOWS AWAY SMALL BOY. AUGUSTA, GA., IS VISITED BY WIND, WHICH RAGES 62 MILES AN HOUR. ONE WOMAN BADLY HURT.
Trees Uprooted, Roofs Blown Off and Wires Damaged.

Augusta, Ga., June 3. — As a result of a tornado here last night which reached a velocity of sixty-two miles an hour and lasted for sixteen minutes, the city today is strewn with uprooted trees, broken limbs, portions of roofs, telephone and telegraph poles and damaging wires. Mrs. Riddle was badly injured by the caving in of the roof of her... Read MORE...

Beaumont Journal -  Beaumont, Texas -  June 3, 1910
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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

1910 - TRAIN WRECK AT CHARLESTON - Engineer Hammond and Fireman Buckley Slightly Injured in Smashup on Coast Line
Special to The State

Charleston, June 2 - Train No. 52 of the Atlantic Coast Line bound for Columbia, sideswiped freight No. 350 en route to Charleston at the Ashley Junction this morning shortly after 6 o'clock, resulting in the engine of No. 52 and four cars of the freight train being ditched and engineer J. B. Hammond and fireman R. Buckley of the passenger train being slightly injured. The ... Read MORE...

The State -  Columbia, South Carolina -  June 3, 1910
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1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
AVERAGE MAN HAS A 20 TO 1 CHANCE OF BEING DRAFTED
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to Jail
WAY OF "SLACKER" IS HARD

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Washington, June 2 - As a betting proposition, the odds are 20 to 1 against the chance of the average American getting into the selective draft army of 500,000 men, to be assembled as the first unit under the new military act. If you ... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  June 3, 1917
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Cortland, New York, USA

1927  MAN FALLS FROM TOP OF CHIMNEY; IS KILLED

CORTLAND, N.Y., June 2. - (By Associated Press) Joseph Foley of Lackawanna, fell from the top of a chimney to the roof of St. Mary's church, sixty feet below, and was instantly killed. Frank Coquine fractured three ribs while lowering Foley's body to the ground.

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 3, 1927
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Sterling, Massachusetts, USA

1927 - $75,000 BLAZE SWEEPS BAY STATE CHAIR SHOP
STERLING, Mass., June 2 - (By Associated Press) - Fire starting in the finishing room in the E R Buck Chair shop today caused damage estimated at about $75,000.

At noon the plant was destroyed and firemen from Sterling, Leominster, Lancaster Clinton and Princeton were making every effort to save the Sterling cider mill.

Joseph H. Miller, thirty-eight of 109 Eden Glen, Leominster attached to ... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 3, 1927
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Danbury, Connecticut, USA

1927 - DANBURY BOY MAY LIVE AFTER CRASH
Struck by Truck, While Riding Bicycle, Boy May Recover.

DANBURY June 2 - (By Special Correspondent) - Chances for recovery of thirteen year old John Swanson 20 Spring street Danbury, who yesterday was struck and knocked down by a coal truck here were reported as good at Danbury hospital tonight.

The Swanson boy was hit by the truck while riding his bicycle Edward L. Smith City Hamlet... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 3, 1927
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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

1927 - FOUR HURT WHEN CAR STRIKES POLE
Fairfield Man Is Taken to Hospital after Accident Here.

Four persons were injured last night when a joy ride abruptly ended as the large automobile in which they were riding was nearly demolished when it struck a telephone pole on the Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield. One of the victims is a patient at St. Vincent's hospital where his condition is considered serious. He is Alex Kuhn,... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 3, 1927
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Frederick, Maryland, USA

1929 - ONE KILLED, FIVE HURT IN CRASH NEAR HEIGHTS. MARTINSBURG, W. VA., CAR HITS TELEPHONE POLE AND OVERTURNS.
Apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, one man was killed and five others injured when a Chevrolet automobile in which they were riding crashed into a telephone pole, on Webster's Hill, on the Old National Pike, a short distance from Braddock Heights, between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning. The body of the dead man was placed in charge of M. R. Etchison and Son, undertakers, and the five... Read MORE...

Frederick News Post -  Frederick, Maryland -  June 3, 1929
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Long Beach, California, USA

1933 - 7 Are Dead, 19 Missing In Refinery Explosion In Signal Hills Field
Blast Rocks Long Beach, Previous Sufferer From Earthquake, and Is Felt 30 Miles Away.

LONG BEACH, Cal., June 2 (AP). - Seven persons were burned to death, nineteen were treated at hospitals for injuries and ten others are missing following a terrific explosion Friday in the Meader absorption plant of the Richfield Oil Company in the Signal Hill field near here.

The blast, which rocked the... Read MORE...

The Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  June 3, 1933
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1869  The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity have elected Chief Justice Chase and James Russell Lowell to deliver the oration and poem before their next convention,
which will be held in 1870, at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1879  The oldest ex-representative of congress living is Mr. Austin Hale, of Bridgewater, Mass., who is ninety-six years old.

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Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo, Michigan

1889  June 3 – The first long distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

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1921  June 3 - A cloudburst near Pikes Peak CO killed 120 people. Pueblo CO was flooded by a twenty-five foot crest of the Arkansas River, killing 70 persons.
Fourteen inches of rain was reported at Boggs Flat, where a hard surface road through nearly level country was washed out to a depth of seven feet.
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1943  June 3 - A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.

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