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Greenerpasture Daily News - June 8

Montréal, Québec, Canada (Ville-Marie) (Montreal)

1852 - GREAT FIRE IN MONTREAL AND LOSS OF LIFE - LOSS ESTIMATED AT $1,000,000.
Montreal, Monday, June 7.
We were yesterday visited with a most destructive conflagration, which has laid in ashes a considerable number of buildings in the business part of our city. It commenced at 6 o'clock A.M., at the corner of St. Peter and Lemoyne streets, in the carpenter shop of J. MARTIN, which, together with his residence, was quickly consumed, and two of his children were burned to... Read MORE...

The New York Times  -  New York, New York -  June 8, 1852
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Gardiner, Maine, USA

1886 - A BIG FIRE IN MAINE
ICEHOUSES AND OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED - LOSS $250,000.

GARDINER, Me., June 7. - A most disastrous fire, causing the loss of nearly $250,000 worth of property broke out in an elevator connected with the extensive icehouses of Bodwell & Allen, in Pittston, this afternoon. Within 15 minutes these buildings were totally destroyed. The flames then crossed the street to two dwellings owned by the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 8, 1886
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Fargo, North Dakota, USA

1893 - FARGO'S SAD DISASTER. ALMOST THE ENTIRE BUSINESS PORTION OF FARGO WIPED OUT BY FIRE. FOUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE UNABLE TO COPE WITH THE RAGING ELEMENT.
THE WORST AND MOST DESTRUCTIVE DISASTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE.

OVER A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF PROPERTY MELTS AWAY IN THIN AIR.

FLAMES RAGE ALMOST UNCHECKED FROM 2 O'CLOCK UNTIL 11 LAST NIGHT.

Moorhead, Minn., June 7 - About 3 o'clock this afternoon the alarm of fire was sounded, and it was reported that some ashes thrown from the Little Gem restaurant on Front street started the... Read MORE...

Bismarck Daily Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  June 8, 1893
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

1901  Boy Drowned at Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs, Colo., June 7. - Leonard Greely of Denver, aged 15, was drowned at Broadmor Casino lake this afternoon, while swimming with five other boys. He got into water over his depth and became exhausted. Efforts of associates to save him were unavailing.

The Durango Democrat -  Durango, Colorado -  June 8, 1901
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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1908  YOUNG AERONAUT KILLED. Skull Crushed Against Tree as Balloon Arises.

SPRINGFIELD, ILL, June 7. - Luther Edward Jones, a 22 year old balloonist, was killed at Mildred Park this afternoon. At the balloon rose the parachute swung Jones through the air, his head striking on a sharp limb of a tree, crushing his skull and killing him instantly. He left a widow in Hot Springs, Ark., who is an aeronaut.

Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  June 8, 1908
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Presque Isle, Maine, USA (Maysville)

1909 - MANY HOUSES BURNED DOWN. THOUSAND PEOPLE HOMELESS AT PRESQUE ISLE, ME. RAVAGES RESIDENCE SECTION. FIRE DESTROYS ONE HUNDRED DWELLINGS, THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, THE MASONIC HALL AND SEVERAL OTHER STRUCTURES
HIGH WIND LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXTENT OF THE DISASTER. SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.

Presque Isle, Me., June 8. - The entire northeasterly section of this village, comprising the district where were situated the most pretentious residences, was swept by fire, a high wind carrying the flames and embers from street to street until 100 dewelling houses and the Congregational church, the Masonic ... Read MORE...

Austin Daily Herald -  Minnesota -  June 8, 1909
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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

1911 - TRIPLE WRECK IS DEADLY
Four Freight Trains Demolished and Five Men Killed.

FAIRFIELD, Conn., June 7. - One of the most, disastrous freight wrecks in the history of the New Haven railroad occurred near here early today, when four freight trains piled into each other, killing five men, injuring at least seven, two fatally, and leaving two unaccounted for. The dead:
WILLIAM LAFRIE, engineer; Hartford, Conn.
Fireman,... Read MORE...

Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  June 8, 1911
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA

1925  Two Girls Perish In An Aeroplane

Cape Girardeau, Mo., June 8. - Pearl Bayfinger, 20, and Grace Lamer, 25, both of Cobden, Ill., were burned to death and John Hunter, St. Louis, was injured when an airplane in which they were riding fell to the ground and burst into flames here Sunday. The machine fell from a height of forty feet.

The Gettysburg Times -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  June 8, 1925
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Norfolk, Virginia, USA

1931 - WATERFRONT FIRE CAUSES DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $3,000,000
NORFOLK, Va., June 8. - (AP) - Norfolk spent last night fighting a three million dollar waterfront fire.

Started by an explosion on an oil barge at the Buxton Line piers, the fire rode a strong wind along two hundred feet of wharves, destroyed a hotel, swept through the wholesale district and leaped across Main street to threaten the retail business center.

The explosion, the cause of which ... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  June 8, 1931
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Michigan City, Indiana, USA

1937 - $25,000 Fire At Prison
Michigan City, Ind., June 7. – (U.P.) – Fire of unknown origin late yesterday destroyed six buildings at the state prison honor farm, causing damage estimated at $25,000, state prison officials revealed today.

Spontaneous combustion in a large hay barn was blamed as officials emphasized that there was no suspicion of arson.

The buildings destroyed were the hay barn, a granary, ice house,... Read MORE...

Hammond Times -  Hammond, Indiana -  June 8, 1937
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1889  June 8 – The Wall Street Journal is established.

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1966  June 8 - Topeka, Kansas is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita Scale: the first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.

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