Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 26

Waterville, Maine, USA

1849 - Destructive Fire at Waterville, Me.
A correspondent of the Boston Atlas, writing from Gardiner, Me., states that a large fire occurred at Waterville on Saturday evening.

"Property to the amount of between fifty and sixty thousand dollars was destroyed on that evening by one conflagration. The loss is severely felt, as the most active and industrious of the population of that thriving village are the sufferers, and with them... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  July 26, 1849
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Chester, Vermont, USA

1850  THE RECENT FLOOD.

We had one of the greatest floods last week known since 1830. In Chester, Mr. David Johnson was drowned. While crossing a bridge over a branch of Williams river, it was swept off, and he fell into the stream. He was about 60 years of age.

The Vermont Journal -  Windsor, Vermont -  July 26, 1850
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1866 - July 25 – The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army (now called "5-star general"); Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to have this rank.
FROM WASHINGTON.
The President Signs the Bill Reviving the Grade of General - General Grant Nominated - Vice-admiral Farragut Appointed Admiral.

WASHINGTON, July 25. - The President has signed the bill reviving the grade of General in the army of the United States, and this afternoon nominated to the Senate Lieutenant-general Grant for that office, and Vice-admiral Farragut to be Admiral in... Read MORE...

The Cincinnati Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  July 26, 1866
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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1875  Another Summer Resort Burned.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 25.- 'Ingleside,' a well known summer resort, about three miles southwest of Holyoke, was completely destroyed by fire this evening. It was built by J. S. Davis, a few years ago, at a cost of $156,000. It has not been open for guests this season.

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 26, 1875
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Newark, New Jersey, USA

1875 - FIRE. Destructive Conflagration in Newark, N. J.
NEWARK, N. J., July 25. - A fire yesterday afternoon destroyed the Excelsior Planing Mill, on Railroad place, in the rear of No. 90 River street, belonging to T. B. Peddle and W. O. Hadly, and run by J. Riudad, the lumber yards belonging to the same parties, J. W. Poiner's lumber yard and J. Cook's kindling wood factory, two tenement houses belonging to Hon. Marcus L. Ward, and other property. J. ... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 26, 1875
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Xenia, Ohio, USA

1902 - Four are Killed in Railroad Wreck. Disaster on Pennsylvania Line Near Xenia, Ohio-Passenger Train in Collision With Wild Coal Car.
Dayton, Ohio, July 25.- Engineer WILLIAM CLARK of Xenia, under his engine, burned to a crisp; his fireman, PATRICK DWYER of Cincinnati, head crushed, right arm broken and both legs cut off; two railway mail clerks, M.M. PETERS of Cincinnati and E.F. MCKEOWN of Greenfield, Ind., killed and ten passengers injured, some of them dangerously, is the awful story of the wrecking of the Pennsylvania... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 26, 1902
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Billings, Montana, USA

1909 - BOAT CAPSIZES; 4 PERSONS DIE.
Billings, Mont., July 25. - (AP) - Four lives were lost this afternoon by the capsizing of a boat filled with Sons of Hermann picknickers on the Yellowstone River, two miles south of this city.

Among the drowned is JOHN STAFFELL, a Montana pioneer. He was dragged to his death by three young girls, who seized him when the boat overturned, and perished with him. They were PRESSIE WEST, aged 16;... Read MORE...

Los Angeles Herald -  Los Angeles, California -  July 26, 1909
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Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

1909 - Killed His Wife, Then Ended His Life in the Police Station
Westport, Mass, Man, Crazed by Drink, Used an Old Indian Tomahawk in Murdering Woman
New Bedford, Mass., July 26. - Waylaying his wife on a lonely road and striking her down with a tomahawk, Robert E. Fanning, of Westport, fled to his home, wrote to the chief of police at New Bedford, in which he blessed his dead wife, drove to New Bedford, delivered the letter and then, in the presence of three ... Read MORE...

The Indiana Gazette -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  July 26, 1909
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Stonington, Connecticut, USA

1912 - EXPRESS WRECK KILLS THREE
Signal Out of Order on New Haven Road at Stonington.

STONINGTON, Conn., July 23. - An express train bound east over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad crashed into a freight engine at the railroad yards at Stonington Junction, reducing both locomotives practically to scrap iron and considerably damaging rolling stock. Three men were killed and four seriously injured.

The dead are... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 26, 1912
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1926 - TWO CIRCUS TRAPEZE PERFORMERS HURT.
Chicago, July 26. - (United Press) - Two circus trapeze performers, FRANK CROMWELL and his wife, MAUDE, were in a Chicago hospital today suffering from multiple bone fractures and internal injuries, the result of a 50-foot fall during a performance last night. Physicians today said they might recover.

The two were hurled to the ground when a trapeze upon which they were both sitting, broke.... Read MORE...

Sterling Daily Gazette -  Illinois -  July 26, 1926
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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1951 - New Machine Take Blood Directly from Veins for Red Cross
New Machine Take Blood Directly from Veins for Red Cross - Southbridge, Mass. - (UP) - A new miracle machine that takes blood directly from your veins for the Red Cross was announced today by the American Optical Company.

Thursday, July 26, 1951

The machine is the culmination of years of work at Harvard in splitting blood to make plasma and many medical remedies. Harvard last Fall built a... Read MORE...

Utica Observer-Dispatch -  Utica, New York -  Thursday, July 26, 1951
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1878  July 26 – In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box is found later with a taunting poem inside.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 25

Greene, Maine, USA

1828 - Killed by Rocks
"At an hour when ye think not" - A young unmarried lady by the name of Sampson was buried in Greene July 10th, whose death was caused as follows. Miss Sampson in company with another female, as we are informed, had retired a distance from their dwelling to escape danger from the blasting of rocks near the house. As they were seated, apparently in a safe retreat, a fragment of the blasted rock... Read MORE...

American Advocate -  Hallowell, Maine -  July 25, 1828
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Gorham, Maine, USA

1828 - Shocking Accident.
An explosion took place in one of the Powder Mills in Gorham, July 19th which occasioned the death of six of the workmen, viz: Wm. Moses, Noah Babb and James Green, of Standish - Josiah Clark, Jr., and Hanson Irish, of Gorham, and Major Means, of Windham - all young men without families. Daniel Moses, of Standish, was also injured to such a degree that his life was despaired of, although he was... Read MORE...

American Advocate -  Hallowell, Maine -  July 25, 1828
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Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1844  Supposed Murder

Gideon Manchester, of Tiverton, R. I., has been committed to take his trial for the murder of his wife, she having unaccountably disappeared in the month of August last, and no trace of her having been discovered since that time, when she left her mother's house to meet her husband.

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  July 25, 1844
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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1864 - Great Fire in Springfield, Mass. - Loss $106,000.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sunday, July 24. - A fire broke out broke about 12:30 on Saturday night in a wooden building on Main-street in this city, occupied by JAMES MALLY, dry goods dealer, and GEORGE M. LAW, clothing warehouse. The ? destroyed, and the fire spread to the Music Hall block, a brick building owned by TILLY HAYNES. The upper story of the block was used as an exhibition room, known as... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 25, 1864
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Lee, Massachusetts, USA

1868  Marriage Concealed

A paper-mill operative in Lee, Mass., is the wife of a young lieutenant in the English army, who married her privately and sent her over the water, to conceal the fact from his aristocratic grandmother, whose sole heir he is, and who threatened to disinherit him in case he threw himself away on her.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 25, 1868
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Elmira, New York, USA

1885  Mrs. Loper, aged ninety-seven years, is still living at Elmira, N. Y.

When she first settled in that vicinity the county contained only six families, and animals indigenous to that part of the United States were found there in countless numbers. Mrs. Loper is a remarkable woman for her age, being free from bodily ailment and retaining her senses to a wonderful degree. - Buffalo Express

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 25, 1885
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Savannah, Georgia, USA

1890 - FALLING WALLS. A SAVANNAH BOARDING HOUSE EITHER BLOWN UP OR COLLAPSED - THREE KILLED AND SIX INJURED.
Savannah, Ga., July 24. - W. J. Bullard's three-story brick boarding house, 203 Congress Street, was blown up early this morning. Three people were killed and six injured. There were twelve people in the house. Most of the occupants were asleep and were hurled from their beds, and either buried under the falling debris or thrown on top of it.

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The Decatur Herald -  Decatur, Illinois -  July 25, 1890
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1892 - THE EXPLOSION. ONLY ONE MAN ESCAPED TO TELL THE STORY. THE TERRIBLE CALAMITY AT THE YORK COLLIERY - THE DEAD NOW NUMBER FIFTEEN PEOPLE - A SHOT FROM THE BATTERY CAUSED THE ACCIDENT - A FULL AND COMPLETE LIST OF THE VICTIMS.
Pottsville, Pa., July 25. - The list of victims of Saturday's explosion of gas at York Farm colliery has increased to fifteen dead and one momentarily expected to breathe his last. Thus not one of the men working in the vicinity of where the explosion occurred will be able to tell the tale of the disaster excepting LLEWELLYN, the man who first noticed the presence of gas and the unusual running... Read MORE...

Hamilton Daily Republican -  Ohio -  July 25, 1892
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South Amboy, New Jersey, USA

1896 - STUCK AND KILLED A Freight Brakeman Lost His Life on the Rail.
Special to The Inquirer.

EASTON, July 24. — John Reaper, a Lehigh Valley freight brakeman, of Phillipsburg, met with an accident at South Amboy, N. J., yesterday afternoon which resulted in his death an hour later. The crew of Reaper’s train were drilling cars. Reaper’s train were drilling cars. Reaper stood close to the west-bound track and was struck by passenger train No. 23, due here at... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 25, 1896
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

1906 - TEN BODIES ARE RECOVERED. FOUR MORE SUPPOSED TO BE IN RUINED BUILDING AT SOUTH FRAMINGHAM, MASS.
South Framingham, Mass., July 24. - Under the light of electric lamps the work of exhuming the bodies of the victims of the collapsed Amsden building went on unceasingly through the night. At dawn there were ten bodies at the morgue, eight of the injured were at the hospital, two others were at their homes, while the list of missing numbered four, making a total of twenty-four, who, so far as... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Leader -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  July 25, 1906
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Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

1913 - Seven Lives Lost
Beloeil, Quebec, July 24. - Seven lives were lost at Beloeil today when an explosion of nitroglycerine blew one of the isolated building of the Canadian Explosive company to bits and scattered the dismembered bodies of four men and three girls, employes, in every direction. Workers in the other houses of the plant were uninjured, the distance between the buildings being great enough to prevent... Read MORE...

Altoona Tribune -  Altoona, Pennsylvania -  July 25, 1913
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1930 - COASTER TRAIN LEAVES TRACK, 4 ARE KILLED. TWENTY OTHERS WERE INJURED IN ACCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED AT OMAHA PARK LAST NIGHT. CARS CRUMPLE IN FRAMEWORK - ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS THE FOUR CARS APPROACHED THE TOP OF A STEEP INCLINE.
Omaha, Neb., July 25 - (UP) - Authorities today examined the testle of a Roller Coaster train which plunged from its tracks here last night carrying four persons to their deaths and injuring 20 others.

RUTH FARRELL, 14, daughter of an Omaha contractor; C. H. STOUT, 50, salesman, and TONY POLITKA, 23, died soon after the accident, and the remaining score may spend many days in hospitals... Read MORE...

Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune -  Chillicothe, Missouri -  July 25, 1930
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

1931 - 30 DEAD, 20 MISSING MANY HURT IN PITTSBURGH FIRE. FEARED SHOCK WILL COST LIVES OF SURVIVORS IN HOME FOR THE AGED.
Six of Missing Are Volunteer Rescue Workers - 80 Year Old Survivor Tells of Dropping to Knees and "Praying to God" - 250 Inmates in Building When Fire States - Heroism of Mother Superior Praised - Most of the Inmates All But Helpless Before the Fire - Origin of Flames Undetermined.

Pittsburgh, July 24 - (AP) - Thirty persons were known to be dead, twenty were missing and more than 100 were in... Read MORE...

The Morning Herald -  Uniontown, Pennsylvania -  July 25, 1931
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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

1956  July 25 - The Andrea Doria sank in dense fog near Nantucket Lightship, MA.

The ship was rammed by the Swedish-American liner, Stockholm, forty-five miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Fifty-two persons drowned, or were killed by the impact.

The Weather Channel
July 25, 1956
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1868  Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., has 1,700 members; the First Church of Oberlin, Ohio, has 1,400 members -
the two largest Congregational churches in the country.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  July 25 – Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, Utah, purportedly the only person using touch typing at this time, wins a decisive victory over Louis Traub in a typing contest held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This date can be called the birthday of the touch typing method that is widely used now.
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1946  July 25 - At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 24

Easton, Pennsylvania, USA

1845 - STAGE ACCIDENT IN EASTON.
As the Reading Mail Stage was passing down Ponfret (?) Street on Wednesday afternoon last, it ran over a little boy, son of MR. SIDNEY DOWN, of this place, aged about three years and a half, who at the time was in the act of crossing the street, in company with several other boys, in front of Mr. Bachman's Hotel, and instantly killed him. His neck was dislocated, and his head, arms and legs very... Read MORE...

Jeffersonian Republican -  Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania -  July 24, 1845
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1880 - RIVER RACING -- SAD RESULT OF THE PRACTICE ON DETROIT RIVER.
A PLEASURE YACHT LOADED WITH CATHOLIC EXCURSIONISTS RUN INTO - THE YACHT CUT IN TWO AND SUNK, SIXTEEN OF THE OCCUPANTS GOING DOWN WITH HER.

Detroit, July 23. - A terrible accident occurred about ten o'clock last evening on the Detroit River, some nine miles below this city. The excursion steamer Garland, with 1,200 persons on board, under the auspices of the Detroit Moulders' union, while... Read MORE...

Daily Globe -  St. Paul, Minnesota -  July 24, 1880
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Altona, New York, USA

1902  Cut His Throat With a Scythe.

Michael Kennedy, a well-known farmer of Altona, Clinton County, N.Y., committed suicide while insane by cutting his throat with a scythe in a barn on his own premises. He was about fifty-five years old and married.

The North Carolinian -  Elizabeth City, North Carolina -  July 24, 1902
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1903 - ACROSS THE CONTINENT IN AN AUTOMOBILE
Two Men Travel from San Francisco to New York - Have Reached Syracuse.

Special to the New York Times.

SYRACUSE. July 23. - Dr H. Nelson Jackson of Burlington, Vt., and Sewall K. Crocker of Tacoma, Washington, arrived here tonight in an automobile on a pleasure trip from San Francisco to New York. They started out two months ago to-day, and have been on the road ever since. They carry their ... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 24, 1903
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Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

1906  Engineer Killed.

Shreveport, La., July 23. - The engine of a local freight train on the Kansas City Southern overturned in a collision with a herd of cattle just outside the local yards this morning, Engineer Frank Andrews was killed and Fireman George Holten injured.

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun -  Columbus, Georgia -  July 24, 1906
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Galveston, Texas, USA

1909 - SLOOP'S MASTER MEETS DEATH. Capt. Matthews of the Ellen, Fishing Craft, Struck by Loosened Boom and Swept Overboard.
SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.

Galveston, Tex., July 22. - The dead body of Capt. D. T. Matthews, master of the sloop Ellen, was found on Friday morning at San Luis Pass, at the western extremity of the island. Capt. Matthews was a fisherman, employed several men to fish for him at San Luis Pass in the sloop Ellen. It was his custom to go out to the pass at stated intervals in a smaller boat - the... Read MORE...

The Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  July 24, 1909
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Peoria, Illinois, USA

1935 - EXPLOSION AT DISTILLERY TAKES LIFE OF ONE MAN.
Peoria, Ill. - (AP) - The ruins cooled, workmen Wednesday sought to extricate the body of JOHN BARDON, 38, the single victim of an explosion and fire at the Hiram Walker distillery here.

BARDON'S body was found Tuesday night by searchers directed by his brother, CHARLES, but salvage workers were unable to extract it from beneath the charred wreckage of a rackhouse where the blaze... Read MORE...

La Crosse Tribune -  La Crosse, Wisconsin -  July 24, 1935
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1869  Woman Pastor
Miss Mary Graves has pastoral charge of the Universalist church at North Reading, Mass.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A correspondent of the New England Farmer says the town of Barre maybe considered the banner town in Massachusetts cheese making.
There are three cheese factories, having 875 cows; receiving 25,800 pounds of milk daily, manufacturing 2,900 pounds of cheese daily.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 22

Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1868 - Medical Experiment
Dr. Richardson, of Springport, New York, made an interesting statement at the Medical Convention, recently held in Rochester. In investigating the causes and nature of eruptive diseases he made the following experiment: 'He took a piece of fresh beef and put it under pure water, where he let it remain seventy hours. By this time the meat had begun to decompose, and was far from being agreeable... Read MORE...

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Cincinnati Daily Gazette -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  July 22, 1868
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

1873  Railway Accident.

PROVIDENCE, July 21. - To-day a passenger train on the Bristol Railroad ran into a head of cattle two miles this side of Bristol. The engine and one car were thrown from the track, and the engineer, RUFUS SHIPPEE, killed. None of the passengers were injured.

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 22, 1873
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Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Sts-Anges-de-Lachine)

1876  Fatal Fire at Lachine, Quebec.

LACHINE, July 21. - A large building used by Mr. Stouge for boat-building, burned last night, with boats of the Lachine Boating Club and several steam and sailing yachts. A child of the proprietor perished in the flames, and two mean endeavoring to save their tools were so badly burned they died this morning. Loss, $50,000.

Cincinnati Daily Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  July 22, 1876
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Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)

1879 - The Pointe Aux Trembles Disaster
Searching for the Victims Still Going On - Affecting Services in the Parish Church

Quebec, July 21, 1879
Dr. A. G. Belleau, the district coroner, returned to town last night where he held an inquest on the bodies of M. Lefebvre, a school teacher, and M. Gauvin, a gentleman of private means, victims of the late yachting accident. No other bodies have as yet been recorded, although twenty boats ... Read MORE...

New York Herald -  New York, New York -  July 22, 1879
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Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

1901 - KILLED AT GRADE CROSSING. FOUR MEN STRUCK BY MONTREAL EXPRESS AT LEBANON, N. H., WITH FATAL RESULT.
Lebanon, N. H., July 21. - A carriage containing JAMES GOODWIN, of Hinsdale, Mass.; WILLIAM THURSTON, of Percy, N. H.; THOMAS BURNS, of Winooski, Vt.; and EDDIE McCABE, of Lebanon, was struck by the Montreal express on the Boston and Maine Railroad shortly after midnight and all four were instantly killed. The horse escaped with slight bruises.
GOODWIN and BURNS were weavers employed by the... Read MORE...

New York Tribune -  New York -  July 22, 1901
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1912 - Acid in Holy Water Fatal
Woman Found in Confessional Box at Meriden (Conn.) With Fatal Draught Near.

Meriden, Conn., July 22. - The body of Miss Cora Dessureau, 30 years old, daughter of Joseph A. Dessureau, was found by the caretaker in a confessional box at St. Joseph's church. There was a glass near her containing what is supposed to have been a mixture of carbolic acid and holy water, and her lips were badly... Read MORE...

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Belleville News Democrat -  Belleville, Illinois -  July 22, 1912
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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

1913 - TRAPPED BY FLAMES 35 PERISH. NEGRO CONVICTS BURNED TO DEATH IN FIRE AT THE OAKLEY CONVICT FARM. RESCUERS DRIVEN BACK. BY INTENSE HEAT AS THEY ATTEMPTED TO LIBERATE THE FRANTIC MEN - HAD NO FIRE-FIGHTING APPARATUS ON HAND.
(Associated Press Telegram)
Jackson, Miss., July 22. - Trapped by flames in the second floor in an antiquated convict cage, 35 negro prisoners were burned to death at the Oakley convict farm, 20 miles from here last night.

The flames rapidly ate away the only stairway leading to the second floor. The prisoners frantically tore at the heavy bars that covered the jail windows but to no avail.... Read MORE...

Newark Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  July 22, 1913
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Hamden, Connecticut, USA

1922  Acid Test

Hamden, Conn. - Literal application of the 'acid test' was made by burglars who ransacked the house of J. A. Gilles while the family was absent. The burglars carried acid with which to test the quality of the family plate and after discarding such silverware as did not measure up to the standards, took tableware valued at $3,000. Fur coats and seal skin garments were taken at face value.

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Aberdeen American -  South Dakota -  July 22, 1922
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Salamanca, New York, USA

1923 - FIRE LEAVES PATH OF RUINS IN SALAMANCA. BUSINESS AREA AND RESIDENCES BURNED; 5 HURT. MANY OVERCOME BY SMOKE AND HEAT AS CONFLAGRATION SWEEPS SALAMANCA, BLASTS SPREAD FLAMES.
3 FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE CALLED TO SCENE.

CITY HALL, THEATERS AND BIG BUILDINGS LAID WASTE; DAMAGE PLACED AT BETWEEN $500,000 AND $1,000,000.

Salamanca, July 21. - Following a trail of flaring oil and gasoline and urged on its way by a strong west wind, the most disastrous fire in the history of the city swept through business and residential districts today, to subside only after having... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  July 22, 1923
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Laurel, Maryland, USA

1929  TWO KILLED IN SKIDDING AUTO

Laurel, Md., July 22 (AP) - One man was killed instantly and another was fatally injured near here today in an automobile accident when their car skidded and crashed into a telephone pole. Robert Brown, 25, of Washington, was instantly killed and John Wilson, 28, of Hyattville, Md., was injured so seriously he died in a hospital.

The Gettysburg Times -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania  -  July 22, 1929
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1915  A South Westport (Mass.) couple, married fifty-two years, have not spoken to each other in fifty years and are reported to have lived together happily all that time nevertheless.


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Princeton, Minnesota

1916  July 22 – In San Francisco, California, a bomb explodes on Market Street during a Preparedness Day parade, killing 10 injuring 40

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 21

Boucherville, Québec, Canada

1834  94 Degrees

At Boucherville, the fashionable watering place of Lower Canada, fifteen miles from Montreal, the mercury, on Sunday last stood in the shade, at 94 degrees.

Spectator -  New York -  July 21, 1834
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Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)

1881  Bigger than stones in Egypt

At the Westerly quarries, Rhode Island, a single stone 150 feet long, ten feet wide and eight feet thick, weighing more than 1,000 tons, has been loosened from the ledge. This is a bigger stone that the monarchs of Egypt ever produced. The Yankees are ahead.

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Indianapolis Sentinel -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  July 21, 1881
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White Plains, New York, USA

1888  A fire destroyed the old Ben Holiday stone mansion on the 14th three miles from White Plains, N.Y.,

now owned by Whitelaw Reid, of the New York Tribune. The building was one of the famous landmarks in Westchester County, having been standing for over two hundred years. Loss, $300,000.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 21, 1888
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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

1894  House Will Be Destroyed

IPSWICH, Mass., July 21. - The black diphtheria has broken out in Ipswich. Already two children in the family of Thomas Began have died from this disease and the mother is seriously sick with it. Just as soon as the worst is over the house will be destroyed. There are several other cases in the city, but are lighter.

The Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  July 21, 1894
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1902 - TORNADO VISITS BALTIMORE. THIRTEEN LIVES LOST IN AND NEAR THAT CITY.
Nine Were Drowned in the Harbor by the Capsizing of Boats--The Damage is Heavy.

Baltimore, July 21. - A fierce tornado characterized by a windstorm of extraordinary fury, thunder, vivid lighting and a heavy rain, burst upon Baltimore at 1:30 yesterday afternoon, coming from the southwest, with the net result that thirteen persons lost their lives, hundreds of houses were unroofed, trees in the ... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  July 21, 1902
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Pueblo, Colorado, USA

1903 - Fatally Burned In Furnace Explosion. Five Men Injured at the Minnequa Steel Works in Pueblo, Two of Whom May Die.
Pueblo, Colo., July 21. - In an explosion that occurred at the blast furnace "E" at the Minnequa steel works yesterday at 2 o’clock, five men were burned, two of whom will probably die.

Injured:
William Henry, burned all over; will die.
Thomas Jeffery, arms, shoulders and head burned; probably fatally.
J.S. Williams, severely burned.
Mick Melovitch, left side and arm burned.

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Salt Lake Telegram -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  July 21, 1903
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Spokane, Washington, USA

1910 - TWO MEN WERE BADLY HURT. NEW BRIDGE WORK IS WRECKED.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon it was found that the net result of the accident on the new Monroe Street bridge was two men badly hurt, all work above the water's edge destroyed, and thousands of dollars of the city's money gone into the swirling rapids.
Names of injured:
J. F. WALPERS, East 1024 Rich Avenue; broken ribs and lacerated scalp.
A. M. NELSON, 822 Broadway; bad bruises.

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The Spokane Press -  Spokane, Washington -  July 21, 1910
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1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing
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AMERICAN FLAG WAVING ON THE MOON
Taken There By Spacemen

SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Two Americans, who strode the moon's surface for the first time and raised their nations' banner above it,... Read MORE...

The Mexia Daily News -  Mexia, Texas -  July 21, 1969
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1865  July 21 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

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1888  Fire swept away the principal portion of Avon, Mass., on the 14th.


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1907  July 21 – The SS Columbia sinks after colliding with the lumber schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, California, U.S.A., resulting in 88 deaths.

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1925  July 21 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

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1945  July 21 – WWII: President Harry S. Truman approves the order for atomic bombs to be used against Japan

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

1824 - MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.
Baltimore, July 15.
The New York papers received this morning, furnish an account of another unfortunate accident occasioned by the explosion of a steam boiler - The Editor of the Commercial Advertiser says, that on Monday evening he went to Jersey City and saw the wreck of the ferry boat and learnt the following particulars:

About one o'clock, the boat arrived at the city of Jersey, from... Read MORE...

The Torch Light And Public Advertiser -  Hagerstown, Maryland -  July 20, 1824
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Geneva, New York, USA

1842 - MELANCHOLY CASUALTY.
It becomes our painful duty to record, in connection with the festivities of the fourth, one of the most melancholy accidents which has for many years befallen our village. In the evening after the usual ceremonies of the day were over, a large and dense assemblage was collected at the head of Seneca St., and in front of the Bank, extending themselves in both directions along Main St., in order... Read MORE...

Vermont Telegraph -  Brandon, Vermont -  July 20, 1842
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Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada

1844  Crushed by Wheel

Yesterday Captain Doyen of St. Ours, a Canadian gentleman of respectability in that parish, was struck on the breast by the shaft of caleche No. 149, belonging to one Milton, and driven by a little boy, and the wheel passed over his body. He died in the course of an hour and a half. - The unfortunate gentleman was 74 years of age.

Spectator -  New York -  July 20, 1844
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Dedham, Massachusetts, USA

1849 - Fire in Dedham. Loss of Life.
About 2 o'clock on Saturday morning, fire broke out in a house (formerly the alms-house) in Dedham, owned by Mr. J. F. Richards, which, together with another house and barn, was entirely destroyed. The houses were occupied by thirty-six Irish families. One of the tenants, Mr. David McHugh, was making his egress from his house, having under each arm a child, when he was run against by some one... Read MORE...

Liberator -  Boston, Massachusetts -  July 20, 1849
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1866  Stole Money from Letters

A lad seventeen years of age, employed as a clerk in the postoffice at New Bedford, Massachusetts, has been arrested for opening letters and purloining money from them. He confesses his guilt.

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  July 20, 1866
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Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA

1902 - MISSING HEIRS LOCATED - Bible Assists in Revealing Dead California Resident's Identity - The Relatives of Salem Charles, Who Left $142,00 Are Discovered in New England.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 19. - The mystery surrounding the identity of the man known as "Charles Hill," who died at the Good Samaritan Hospital here on May 17, leaving $142,000 in cash, has been solved. His real name was Salem Charles and his home was at Brimfield, Mass.

The story of the search for heirs by the Public Administrator and his attorney, Leon Moss, is interesting. After following up ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 20, 1902
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Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

1905 - THE DROWNING OF CONNECTICUT GIRL - Occurs Under Very Peculiar Circumstances
Bridgeport, Conn., July 30. - A drowning marked with peculiar circumstances occurred late yesterday at Seaside park. The victim was Miss Lillian Brabner, aged fourteen. The girl was sitting on the shore with a companion, Miss Cotton, aged fifteen, when Joseph Barrett, aged twenty-two, and Frederick Butler, aged twenty-one, approached. The men caught the hands of the girls and ran into the water... Read MORE...

The Marion Star -  Marion, Ohio -  July 20, 1905
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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

1908 - PALMER. FREIGHT WRECK MAKES TROUBLE
Cars Derailed at Bad Place Saturday Morning.

Traffic was tied up on the Boston and Albany, railroad for over three hours, Saturday morning on account of two freight cars being derailed under the railroad bridge just east of the union station in Palmer. The accident happened about 6:30 in the morning. Two freights that were running east came into Palmer about 6 o'clock. The first switched off... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  July 20, 1908
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Bronx, New York, USA

1908 - TOSSED BY A BULL DEER.
While hundreds of spectators looked on, helpless to interfere, Ajax, an Asiatic bull deer in the Bronx park zoo, New York, becoming suddenly enraged, crept up behind Keeper William C. Reardon while he was mowing the deer enclosure Saturday and tossed him a dozen feet in the air. As Reardon dropped to the ground Ajax attacked him with his antlers. Reardon was unconscious and he was hurried to... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  July 20, 1908
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1908 - BERKSHIRE COUNTY. PITTSFIELD. DAMAGE BY HIGH WIND.
Trees Blown Over, Buildings Damaged and Wires Down as Result of Lively Storm.

A wind and rainstorm that passed over Pittsfield Saturday morning between 11 and 12 o'clock did a large amount of damage in the north part of the city. The storm area was about a mile wide and there was not the slightest difficulty in following the trail of the storm as it blew down trees and telegraph poles and did... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  July 20, 1908
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1930 - Scotch tape is invented (Richard Drew (3M), United States)
"...Back in the ’20s, Scotch was a synonym for 'cheap.' Richard Drew, a 23-year-old research assistant at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, was trying to create a sticky-but-not-too-sticky adhesive tape for auto painters to use on two-tone paint jobs. When he erred on the not-too-sticky side, one of the car-painters asked, 'Why so Scotch with the adhesive?' and a brand name was born.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 20, 2014
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1953  July 20 - Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson, ND.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 19

Concord, New Hampshire, USA

1866 - LARGE FIRE AT CONCORD.
Concord has had a narrow escape from a disastrous conflagration, but fortunately there was little wind and the steam fire engine companies assisted by the Concord Railroad force pumps succeeded in staying in progress after two hours' severe labor. The fire broke out about half past three o'clock Friday afternoon in Ford & Kimball's iron foundry about fifty rods below the lower railroad depot and... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  July 19, 1866
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Hudson, New Hampshire, USA

1866 - A NARROW ESCAPE.
During the shower on Sunday evening, the 8th inst., the lightning struck the house of Mr. J. W. Wallace, in Hudson, and passed through into the barn. In its passage through the house it struck Mrs. Wallace on her foot, completely tearing open the upper leather of her shoe, but doing her no injury, except slightly burning her foot and one of her fingers. She was sitting beside her child which was... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  July 19, 1866
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Windsor, Connecticut, USA

1869 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN WINDSOR, CONN.
Hartford, Conn., Sunday, July 18.
A fire broke out in the barn of the Windsor Hotel, in Windsor, owned by MESSRS. GRISWOLD & GILLETTE, about 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, which soon spread to the hotel. A steam fire engine was sent up by railroad from this city, but before the flames could be checked the hotel, the barn and three sheds, a barn near owned by CAKPEN BROTHERS, a store belonging... Read MORE...

The New York Times  -  New York, New York -  July 19, 1869
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

1870  Fire

The Warner House, at Northampton, Massachusetts, with ten stores and saloons adjacent, were burned early yesterday morning. The inmates of the hotel barely escaped. The total loss is about $125,000; insured for $85,000, mostly in New York and Hartford companies.

The Indianapolis News -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  July 19, 1870
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

1889 - HOTEL FIRE IN MILWAUKEE. Firemen Fighting Flames on the Roof of Grace Hotel Fall with the Walls - Five of Them May Die.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 18. - Fire to-night destroyed the Grace Hotel, a four-story brick structure, at the corner of Park and Reed Streets, on the South Side. About twenty-five firemen were injured, of whom five may die. The pecuniary loss will be small.

Among the injured are Chief James Foley, Capt. P. J. Linehan, Capt. John Wolf, Assistant, and Chief Clancy. It is feared that Capt. Linehan... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 19, 1889
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Akron, Ohio, USA

1897  OPERA HOUSE BURNED.

Akron, O., July 19. - The Academy of Music block, containing the local opera house, was almost destroyed by fire Sunday. The loss on the block, owned by SYLVESTER T. EVERETT, of Cleveland, is $25,000; that on the opera house is $10,000, with smaller losses to offices and stores will amount to another $10,000. The insurance on the block and the opera house is about half the losses.

Stevens Point Daily Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  July 19, 1897
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Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

1903 - SERIOUS FIRE IN LOWELL. Merrimack Print Works Damaged to the Extent of $200,000.
LOWELL, Mass., July 18. - For a long time to-night the Merrimack Print Works here were in danger of complete destruction by a fire which had broken out in the company's immense coal sheds. The print works escaped the fire, but it is likely that they will not be able to resume operations for a considerable length of time by reason of the wrecking of the steam power plant of the company. The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 19, 1903
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Bronx, New York, USA

1909 - BOY KILLED IN A RUNAWAY. THROWN FROM A PONY AT CLASON'S POINT AMUSEMENT PARK.
MICHAEL KELLEY of 316 East 143rd Street took his seven-year-old son MICHAEL up to Clason's Point, an amusement park on the Sound, yesterday afternoon. The boy begged to be allowed to ride the mustangs about the inclosure as other children were doing. The boy mounted a docile-looking pony, which started off at a gentle trot, but increased the speed after going a short distance. Young MICHAEL lost... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 19, 1909
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1913 - SCARE ON NEW HAVEN ENGINE JUMPS TRACK - Cars Enveloped in Steam, but Passengers Escape Injury - Driving Rods Broke.
Special to The New York Times.

MERIDEN, Conn., July 18. - The eastbound express train on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, which left New York at 5 o'clock this afternoon, was wrecked a mile west of Meriden at 7:10 o'clock to-night, when the big Pacific type locomotive left the rails and one of them had been sent flying through telegraph wires at the side of the track.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 19, 1913
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Des Moines, Iowa, USA

1929 - PILOT KILLED IN REFUEL TEST. PLANE GOES INTO NOSE DIVE, FLIER IS UNABLE TO RIGHT IT; PAL SAVED.
Des Moines, Ia., July 19. - (AP) - ROSS ARNOLD, pilot of the endurance monopane, "Greater Des Moines," was killed late yesterday when the plane crashed nine miles southeast of here. The crash followed an attempt at a test refueling preparatory to starting an endurance flight today. CHARLIE GATSCHET, co-pilot, was thrown from the plane but landed safely with a parachute. The plane was flying... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  July 19, 1929
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1899  July 19 – The Newsboys Strike takes place when the Newsies of New York go on strike (until August 2).

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Danvers, Massachusetts, USA

1854  Fatal Railroad Accident.

Boston, Monday, July 17. At Danvers, this morning, as two young ladies, daughter of FREDERICK HOWES, Esq., of Boston, were attempting to cross the Railroad track in a wagon, the Manchester train came along, and dashed the wagon to pieces, instantly killing one of the ladies, and mangling the other so badly that she cannot survive.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 18, 1854
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1867 - Why Do German Women Make Good Wives
The culinary art forms a part of the education of women in Germany. The well-to-do tradesman, like the mechanic, takes pride in seeing his daughters good housekeepers. - To effect this, the girl on leaving school, which she does when about fourteen years of age, goes through the ceremony of confirmation, and then is placed by her parents with a country gentleman, or in a large family where she... Read MORE...

Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  July 18, 1867
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1889 - FATAL CISTERN GASES. SUCCESSIVE RESCUERS DROP IN AND DROWN WITH FIRST VICTIM.
Lincoln, Neb., July 17. - This afternoon four men lost their lives in this city under peculiar circumstances. A watch was dropped into cesspool and the men were endeavoring to recover it. They dug a large hole at the side of the cesspool, which was filled with water by the rain.

One man stood on a ladder above the water and made an opening into the cesspool; the foul air and gas rushed out and ... Read MORE...

Boston Daily Globe -  Boston, Massachusetts -  July 18, 1889
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Milford, Massachusetts, USA

1889 - PANIC UNDER A CIRCUS TENT. HUNDREDS OF PERSONS INJURED BY THE SEATS FALLING DOWN.
FRIGHT ADDED TO THEIR DANGER.
SOMEONE YELLED THAT THE ANIMALS WERE ESCAPING, AND IN THE STAMPEDE WHICH FOLLOWED WOMAN AND CHILDREN WERE TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT - NO ONE WAS KILLED, BUT MANY WILL CARRY SCARS.
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Milford, Mass., July 17. - The performance at W. H. Bristol & Co.'s circus had scarcely begun last evening when two sections of seats, with 600 people seated thereon, ... Read MORE...

The World  -  New York -  July 18, 1889
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1899 - SUSPENDER SAVED HIS LIFE - Discharged Soldier Attempts to Kill a Bank Runner
New Orleans, July 17. - Charles E. Rockel, runner for the Metropolitan bank, had just entered the bank today to begin his duties, when Englehart Biber, a discharged soldier, slipped up behind him, and taking deliberate aim, fired. The bullet struck the juncture of Rockel's suspenders and carried it into his back.

When the suspender was pulled out from the wound, the bullet came out with it.... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  July 18, 1899
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1901 - Bath Tub Famine is the Latest. Plumbers Are Entirely Unable to Supply the Demand. Extensive Building Operations Cause the Scarcity.
There is a crying need of bath tubs in Cleveland. In fact a bath tub famine has been in progress in this city for some time and also in almost every city in the United States, where building operations are booming.

The demand is far in excess of the supply and the plumbing supply houses have now given up any hope they had previously entertained of being able to fill the orders which have been ... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Ohio -  July 18, 1901
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Marietta, Ohio, USA

1907 - HEAVY DAMAGE BY A STORM.
Marietta,O., July 18. - Marietta was the center of a storm Wednesday afternoon which did $50,000 damage in Washington county. Half a mile back of town there was a cloudburst flooding the suburb of Glendale. Water rushed through the houses five feet deep and the inhabitants fled to the upper stories to save themselves.

The Marietta Chair company was flood-swept, and its loss alone is... Read MORE...

Repository -  Canton, Ohio -  July 18, 1907
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Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

1908 - GREENWICH FIRE LOSS MAY REACH $250,000 Business Section of Connecticut Summer Town Swept - Started from Children's Bonfire. SUMMER HOMES DAMAGED
Telephone Girls Stuck to Their Posts and Sent Messages for Help While Phone Building Burned.
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GREENWICH, Conn., July 17 - A fire, in which eight were injured and which did damage estimated at $250,000, destroyed much of the business section of the town to-day. Simultaneously fires sprang up in different sections of the town, so that at one time there were twelve... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 18, 1908
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Marion, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - LAUNCH BLOWS UP FOUR MEN KILLED IN SAD ACCIDENT OFF MARION, MASS. TWO OTHERS ARE SAVED
Picked Up After Being in Water Twelve Hours - Victims Were Prominent Citizens.

Marion, Mass. Four prominent summer residents of this town and Falmouth met death through an explosion on board a 45-foot launch off here Saturday night. Two survivors were picked up Sunday after having been in the water for 12 hours.

The dead: ROLAND WORTHINGTON, Boston; JOHN T. TRULL, Woburn; JOSEPH S. BEAL,... Read MORE...

The Stevens Point Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  July 18, 1908
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Sabattus, Maine, USA (Webster)

1911 - Lake View Park Bathers
SABATIS, Me. - Frank Lombard who has done so much toward making Lake View Park a pleasant spot, is now building a bath house for the benefit of those who may care to take advantage of the fine bathing on the sandy beach near the park. He has several bathing suits ordered, and it is hoped that this may be an incentive to the many who do not seem to realize that the bathers in Sabatis Pond are as... Read MORE...

Lewiston Evening Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  July 18, 1911
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Michigan City, Indiana, USA

1913 - FIRE PERILS TOWN. MICHIGAN CITY, IND., IS THREATENED BEFORE BLAZE IS UNDER CONTROL. LOSS PLACED AT $1,000,000.
Flames Rage in Huge Lumber Yards - Dynamite and Salt Used to Stop Spread of Flames - Aid Summoned From Nearby Cities.

Michigan City, Ind., July 15 - This city suffered a property loss of over $1,000,000 on Saturday, when the huge lumber yards of the HASKELL & BARKER Car company burned. The blaze was seen by citizens of towns a hundred miles away. For a time it appeared that the entire city was ... Read MORE...

The Hamburg Reporter -  Iowa -  July 18, 1913
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1908 July 18, 1908: Fireworks banned in Cleveland, Ohio

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1968  July 18 - The Intel Corporation is founded in Santa Clara, California

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