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Greenerpasture Daily News - June 5

Elyria, Ohio, USA

1844 - MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.
It becomes our painful duty to announce that a must lamentable accident occurred in our village on Monday evening of this week. While the Artillery company were firing a salute on the occasion of the Baltimore nominations, as they were loading the piece for the third discharge it went off prematurely, and with most disastrous consequences.

The casualties were as follows:

PETER SHERMAN had... Read MORE...

Lorain Republican -  Elyria, Ohio -  June 5, 1844
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1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet Beecher Stowe's story first appeared on June 5, 1851, in serial form, a chapter at a time, in a weekly publication called the National Era. It went on to become one of the nation's earliest bestsellers.

Harriet Beecher Stowe cared deeply about human rights. Her family was active in the Underground... Read MORE...

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June 5, 1851
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San Antonio, Texas, USA

1868 - THE TERRIBLE HAIL-STORM IN TEXAS - LOSS $500,000.
The San Antonio Express, of May 21, gives the following particulars of the late disastrous hail-storm:

"Our city is a perfect wreck; every house in it has received some damage; many are in complete ruins, with nothing but fragments of walls standing. The hail-stones penetrated the best roofs, going through tin roofs like cannon balls. All the windows facing to the north have been smashed in,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 5, 1868
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Peekskill, New York, USA

1869  At Peekskill, N. Y., a man attempted to chastise his wife with the poker, when the child interceded and he hurled the weapon at her.

It stuck in her head, and she ran screaming into the street, where a passing man pulled it out. She died a few days ago. The murderer is under arrest.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 5, 1869
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Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1886 - INCENDIARIES IN WALLINGFORD.
NEW-HAVEN, Conn., June 4. - If matters keep on as they have been going lately half the voting population of Wallingford will be under arrest for arson. The latest capture is Henry Strauss, senior member of a firm of cartmen, with headquarters on Madison-street, in the borough. He was arrested this morning by Constable Austin and taken to the village lockup. In the afternoon he was taken to the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 5, 1886
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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1899 - SEIZED BY A LEOPARD. Lynn Boy Goes too Near the Cages at the Circus.
The next time the Forepaugh-Sells Brothers circus visits Lynn, Mass., Frank Ducey, a 10 year old boy, will not be so much interested in getting a near view of the leopard.

Frank was gazing at the animal when it sunk his sharp claws into the boy's face, and when the keeper sprang to the cage the leopard had both front paws through the bars and was holding the boy's head fast. The animal was... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 5, 1899
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Bennington, Vermont, USA

1900 - MUST HAVE SLEPT TIGHT.
Eleven Bennington People Doze While House Burns.
(Special to The Messenger.)

Bennington, June 5. — The boarding house of Mrs. D. A. Healey, on South st., had a narrow escape from being burned Sunday night, and none of the eleven occupants in it knew anything of the affair until after they arose Monday morning. It is the custom to leave a handle lamp on a small table in one of the dining rooms ... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  June 5, 1900
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1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

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SENATE ADOPTS AMENDMENT FOR SUFFRAGE, 56-25
Congress Puts Votes for Women Up to States for Ratification - Long Fight

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5. - Action by Congress on equal suffrage - subject of a fight of 40 years duration... Read MORE...

The Daily Notes -  Canonsburg, Pennsylvania -  June 5, 1919
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Denver, Colorado, USA

1934 - SECOND MAN KILLED IN FALL DENVER HOTEL.
(Associated Press)
Denver, June 4. - Marking the second fatal accident of its kind at the same place in two days a man, about 30, who had registered as
"R. J. GADDY, Atlanta, Ga.," leaped or fell to his death from the window of the second floor of a Curtis Street hotel tonight. He was still breathing when witnesses to his plunge reached him but he died within a few minutes.

Yesterday, HERMAN ... Read MORE...

Greeley Daily Tribune -  Greeley, Colorado -  June 5, 1934
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Norman, Oklahoma, USA

1934 - SEVEN KILLED IN DYNAMITE BLAST NEAR NORMAN, OK.
Norman, Ok., June 5 - (AP) - The mangled bodies of seven men lay in funeral homes here today, victims of an accidental explosion of dynamite intended for use in seismograph explorations for petroleum deposits.

As relatives sped toward Norman to assure themselves of the identification of their dead, undertakers and their assistants continued piecing together the shattered bodies of the members... Read MORE...

Denton Record-Chronicle -  Texas -  June 5, 1934
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Stockton, California, USA

1942 - EXPLOSION, FIRE IN U.S. ARMY PLANT KILLS 11, INJURES NINE. MIDVALE MAN LISTED AMONG THOSE SERIOUSLY BURNED; INQUIRY BOARD TO STUDY CAUSE.
Stockton, Cal., June 4 (AP) - Fire, preceded by an explosion, swept quickly through an army building and left 11 dead and another nine severely burned Thursday.

The nature of the explosion remained undetermined.

The flames spread rapidly and those who died were trapped in the structure.

The blaze started about 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night and burned for 30 minutes. Lieutenant Colonel... Read MORE...

The Salt Lake Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  June 5, 1942
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1869  One of the Friars at the Convent of Presburg, Hungary, was recently poisoned while partaking of the sacrament.
A servant had poured sulphuric acid in his cup.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  The reformed Presbyterian Synod, in session at Newburgh, N. Y.,
recently passed resolutions deploring the desecration of the Sabath by the Postoffice Department.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1917  June 5 - Residents near Topeka KS reported disk-shaped hailstones six to ten inches in diameter, and two to three inches thick. The hailstorm was accompanied by a tornado.

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1940  June 5 - 1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited (Akron Ohio)

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1942  June 5 - Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet Illinois kills 54

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1942  June 5 – The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary & Romania.

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