Sunday, June 4, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - June 4

Salem, Massachusetts, USA

1822 - Fire
The Cotton Factory, situate near Watertown Bridge, on Thursday morning last, about half past 7 o'clock, was, in the short space of about two hours, almost wholly destroyed. The fire originated in the garret, and probably is another instance of spontaneous combustion, from the cotton litter and sweeping of the Factory. The loss is extremely heavy, being estimated from 20 to 22,000 dollars, and... Read MORE...

The Salem Gazette -  Salem, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1822
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1857 - The Kiss as an Elevator
In a German tale, published some time since, is a description of 'The First Kiss' in the following sensation style -

'Am I really dear to you, Sophia?' I whispered, and pressed my burning lips to her rosy mouth. She did not say yes; she did not say no; but she returned my kiss, an the earth went from under my feet; my soul was no longer in the body; I touched the starts; I knew the happiness... Read MORE...

Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1857
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Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA

1863 - GREAT HAIL STORM IN SHEFFIELD.
The town of Sheffield was visited on Sunday afternoon with a terrific hail storm, commencing about 3 o'clock and raging with great fury for nearly three-quarters of an hour, breaking windows, leveling fences and uprooting trees. From 100 to 150 panes of glass were broken in several houses, and hail-stones fell measuring 2 1-2 inches in circumference. It passed from west to east over the north and ... Read MORE...

The Berkshire County Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1863
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Putnam, Connecticut, USA

1870  Interesting Marriage

A clergyman of Putnam, Conn., recently married a couple on the cars, without the other passengers having any knowledge or suspicion of the transaction.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 4, 1870
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Malone, New York, USA

1870  A Malone, N. Y., dispatch of the 29th says the Fenian movement there had collapsed.

General Gleason, Dr. Donnelly, Colonel Cullen, and Captain Mannox, of the Fenian army, had been arrested by United States Marshal Quimby. About fifteen hundred Fenians were scattered all over the city and in camp, awaiting transportation.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 4, 1870
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1887  The story of Ireland is best told by the following figures furnished by Mulhall, one of the most reliable statisticians of the day.

He says that during Victoria's reign there have died of starvation in Ireland 1,255,000 people; there have been evicted for non-payment of rent, 3,365,000; and there emigrated, 4,185,000.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 4, 1887
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Berea, Ohio, USA

1892 - BEREA’S BIG BLAZE.
It Starts in a Photograph Gallery and Creates a Panic at the High School Commencement.

What threatened to be a disastrous fire broke out in Sommers’ photograph gallery in Berea about 8:30 o’clock last night. The flames communicated to a row of frame buildings adjoining but the fire was under control before serious damage was done. The high school commencement exercises were being held in Hulet ... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Cleveland, Ohio -  June 4, 1892
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Lewiston, Maine, USA

1896 - Bicycles and Business. Hard Times Attributed in Part to the Wheeling Craze.
Now the bicycle is accused of responsibility for a lot of hard times in various lines of business. The theatrical man stands in front of his showhouse and swears as he sees the men and maidens wheeling by. The confectioner stands in his doorway and looks into his window full of unsold candy and says the bicycles are ruining his business. The clothier says he can't sell half as many fine clothes... Read MORE...

Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  June 4, 1896
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1896  June 4 – The Ford Quadricycle, the first Ford vehicle ever developed, is completed, eventually leading Henry Ford to build the empire that "put America on wheels".

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on June 4, 1896, in the shed behind his home on Bagley Avenue in Detroit, Henry Ford unveils the "Quadricycle," the first automobile he ever designed or drove.

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June 4, 1896
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Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA (Foxboro)

1900 - ONE MAN KILLED. SEVERAL SERIOUSLY INJURED IN FOXBORO FIRE.
By Associated Press to The Sun.
Taunton, Mass., June 4. - A special from Foxboro, says:
This town is today dazed and panic-stricken. The town hall was burned probably by an incendiary this morning and though it was early in the morning, yet it has resulted in the death of one citizen, the fatal injury of another and the serious injury of two others. The loss is $40,000 and the scholars in the... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun  -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1900
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Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1900 - EXPLOSION AT MOUNT VERNON - Station Destroyed by Flames Which Follow, and Station Agent Injured.
COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERS FLEE

There Automobiles Imperilled by the Fire, Hotel Keeper to the Rescue—Company Sends an Old Car to Do Duty at a Depot, Decorated with Chalk Sign Writing.

Mount Vernon, N. Y., June 4.—The station of the Harlem River branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad at Baychester, Borough fo the Bronx, was wrecked yesterday by an explosion which set it on fire, and ... Read MORE...

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  June 4, 1900
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA

1910 - OVERTURNED CAR TRAPS 11. ONE WOMAN SEVERELY HURT; OTHERS FAINT IN NEWPORT TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
Special to The New York Times.

Newport, R. I., June 3. - A vestibule car of the Newport & Fall River division of the Old Colony Street Railway Company, leaving Fall River at 6:10 o'clock this evening with eleven passengers, bound for points between that city and Newport, turned turtle thirty minutes later in Portsmouth. Spreading rails caused the accident.

MRS. GEORGE T. DOUGLASS, 40 years... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 4, 1910
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Springfield, Vermont, USA

1923 - THREE AUTOISTS DROWNED IN RIVER
SPRINGFIELD, Vt.., June 4. - Three men were drowned in the Connecticut river here late last night after their automobile had gone through a fence and down a 60-foot embankment into the water. They were GEORGE ROARK, H. G. HANSON and his son, IVAN HANSON, 16 years old, all of East Barre.

A fourth occupant of the car, E. L. Blanchard, was thrown out on the river bank and escaped injury. The... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1923
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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

1923 - FLAMES TOTALLY DESTROY NORWALK ISLAND RESIDENCE
NORWALK, June 3. (Special to the Telegram) - Flame shooting high into the air which could be sen(sic) many miles along Long Island sound, totally destroyed the summer home of H. A. Scofield, an official of the Shorehaven Realty Development Co. located on the Sprights Island in Norwalk harbor today. There is but one other house on the island. As far as could be learned there was no one on the... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 4, 1923
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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

1923 - Hagerstown, Md., Struck By Lightning. Jun. 1923 - Reporter Struck By Lightning And Instantly Killed
(International News Service) Hagerstown, Md., June 4. – Samuel ABRECHT, 21, a reporter of the News-Post of Frederick, was instantly killed when struck by lightning in a garage at Ridgeville, Md., during the storm yesterday afternoon. ABRECHT who was returning from an automobile trip to Washington, sought protection from the storm in the garage. The bolt struck a tree nearby and entered the garage ... Read MORE...

New Castle News -  New Castle, Pennsylvania -  June 4, 1923
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Butler, Pennsylvania, USA

1925  LIGHTNING KILLS FARMER

Butler, June 4. - Chester Curry, a farmer, was killed by lightning late Wednesday. Fire resulting from lightning destroyed a 5000 barrel steel oil tank with an estimated loss of $25.000.

The Gettysburg Times -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  June 4, 1925
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1860  June 4 - Iowa's Commanche Tornado , with wind speeds estimated in excess of 300 mph, was unquestionably one of the worst experienced by early settlers, with nearly a million dollars damage.

The Weather Channel

1870  The hair dressers' shops of Madrid are crowded with girls anxious to sell their hair - so much misery there is in Spain.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Twenty four thousand emigrants left Germany during the first four months of the present year.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A sexton in Middlesex, England, while digging a grave, found twenty-five silver coins, dating back to the Stuart period.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The British House of Lords has officially decided that a man cannot marry his widow's sister.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The King of Sweden intends to make a journey round the world.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1876  June 4 - An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.

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1892  June 4 - Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die

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1892  June 4 - Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die

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