Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 12

Dayton, Ohio, USA

1854 - TORNADO AT DAYTON - BUILDING BLOWN DOWN - MAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING - CORNFIELDS PROSTRATED.
On Saturday a heavy storm of wind and rain passed over Dayton, doing considerable damage in the way of destroying awnings, tearing off window shutters, ripping up shingles and overthrowing chimneys. But the principal item of destruction of property was the reprostration of the GORMAN building, and the partial recrushing of the Methodist Church. This GORMAN building, it will be remembered, fell... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 12, 1854
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Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

1888 - A HOTEL ON FIRE. NARROW ESCAPE OF THE GUESTS - THE LOSS COVERED BY INSURANCE.
Hanover, N. H., July 11. - This old college town narrowly escaped a serious calamity early this morning. About 1:30 o'clock fire was discovered in a stable adjoining the large building known as South Hall, which, since the fire in January of last year, has been used as a hotel. This building was of wood, as are all the buildings on the west side of Main street. The hotel was soon in flames, and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 12, 1888
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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

1895 - While Two Hundred Were Injured Not One Was Killed. Accident At Atlantic City. A Miracle that There Was Not a Wholesale Slaughter.
Only One of the Injured in Danger of Death-A Rotten Wooden Pillar the Cause of the Catastrophe-Some Curious Incidents-The Collapse as Seen by an Eye Witness-Great Weight of the Crowd-List of the Injured-Some Baltimoreans Slightly Hurt-A Lucky Tally-Ho Party.

Atlantic City, July 11. - The gayety and bustle characteristic of this resort has given way to a degree to a feeling of depression, in... Read MORE...

Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  July 12, 1895
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South Portland, Maine, USA

1944 - MANY DIE AS PLANE CRASHES INTO CAMP.
South Portland, Me., July 11 - (AP) - A medium Army bomber crashed and exploded in a 100-unit government trailer colony late today, spewing flaming oil and gasoline over the hoes of war workers, killing 12 and injuring scores.

The tragedy was the worst airplane accident in Maine's history.
The dead were four children and eight adults. Two of the latter were Army men.

The identified... Read MORE...

Morning Avalanche -  Lubbock, Texas -  July 12, 1944
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Hannibal, Missouri, USA

1958 - SEVEN KILLED IN AUTO CRASH.
Hannibal, Mo. (AP) - A head-on highway collision during pounding rain took seven lives Friday, including four children.

The victims were in a car that was crumpled by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 36. The dead were members of two Kansas families.

The bigger vehicle scraped over the top of the car, pinning six occupants. One child was flipped free but died instantly. It took nearly an hour to... Read MORE...

Morning Herald -  Hagerstown, Maryland -  July 12, 1958
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