Thursday, July 13, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 13

Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

1875  Fatal Accident at Beloeil, P. Q.

MONTREAL, P.Q. - July 12. - Yesterday afternoon, a carriage containing Mrs. Bernard, of Beloeil, her two daughters and a son and two neighbors, was run into by a special train near the Beloeil bridge. Two of the ladies were killed. Mrs. Bernard and one of her daughters are badly injured and not expected to live.

Daily Inter Ocean -  Illinois -  July 13, 1875
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1891 - ROOF COLLAPSED. FIFTY WORKMEN BURIED IN THE DEBRIS. THE ACCIDENT IN CHICAGO.
FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS KILLED, THOUGH A NUMBER WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED, AND IT IS FEARED ONE OF THEM MAY DIE - LIST OF THE VICTIMS.

Chicago, July 13. - While fifty workmen were engaged in tearing down a portion of the old fair building at 77, 79 and 81 Adams Street, Saturday evening, the roof collapsed with a crash and the men were carried to the basement in the ruins.

The structure was two... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin -  Maysville, Kentucky -  July 13, 1891
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Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA

1895 - THE DEADLY CYCLONE. The City of Baxter Springs Laid Waste By a Twister Yesterday. SIX PERSONS INSTANTLY KILLED.
Several Others Fatally Injured and Scores Maimed and Crippled - Everything in the Path of the Storm Leveled to the Ground

Baxter Springs, Kan., July 6. - Baxter Springs is in ruins. Five people were killed and about twenty others wounded, the result of a tornado or twisting cyclone that struck the town last evening about 6 o'clcok.

The dead are SALLIE WEBSTER, FLORENCE WEBSTER, RALPH... Read MORE...

Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  July 13, 1895
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Putnam, Connecticut, USA

1899 - Distracted Mother
Mrs. Chauncey Talbot of Putnam, Conn, Drowns Herself and Two-Year Old Boy.

Putnam, Conn., July 12 - Mrs Chauncey Talbot, aged 23 years, the wife of a well-known business man of this place, drowned herself and her 2-year-old boy in the Quinebaug River early this morning. The bodies were recovered later. The young woman left the house with her child some time between the hours of 12 midnight and ... Read MORE...

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Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  July 13, 1899
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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

1912 - HAIR IN BLAZE
Hagerstown - Mrs. Benj. Lewis had a narrow escape from being seriously burned at her home. She struck a match to light an oil stove and the head of the match flew off lodging in her hair. In an instant her hair was (was) ablaze, but Mrs. Lewis with rare presence of mind grabbed a wet cloth and threw it over her head extinguishing the fire. Her hair was considerably singed and one side of her face ... Read MORE...

Adams County News -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  July 13, 1912
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1912 - Three Dead in Storm
Minneapolis, Minn., July 13. - Three persons are dead and thirteen injured and a property loss of $100,000 was caused by one of the most severe storms in years which raged over Hennepin and Ramsey counties (Minneapolis and St. Paul) last night.

The dead are:
Ralph Gillette, aged 30, killed by lightning at the Inter lochen Golf links;

Mrs. Alma Frayer, and Mary Bergman, of Ellsworth, Wis.,... Read MORE...

Daily Commonwealth -  Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin -  July 13, 1912
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Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

1912 - CROWD IN PANIC WHEN CIRCUS TENT FALLS - YANKEE ROBINSON CIRCUS TENT BLOWN DOWN IN STORM AT CHEYENNE, WYO. - THIRTY SPECTATORS ARE HURT
Over 1,500 People Pinned Beneath the Tent and Panic Ensues - Physicians Say None of the Injured Will Die From Their Hurts

By United Press

Cheyenne, Wyo., July 14 - The doctors today say that none of the thirty persons injured when the tent of the Yankee Robinson show blew down last night, will die.

Over 1,500 people were in the tent last night, when a storm blew it down, pinning the... Read MORE...

Aberdeen Daily News -  Aberdeen, South Dakota -  July 13, 1912
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

1912 - TORNADO
Grand Rapids, Mich, July 13. - Grand Rapids was hit early today by a cyclone that injured forty or more persons and did thousands of dollars worth of damage. The storm entered the city from the southwest about four o'clock. The first place struck was the city market and the Grand Rapids Central league base ball park adjoining.

The market was crowded with farmers and their teams as trading had... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  July 13, 1912
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Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

1950 - LIGHTNING KILLS MAN AT GRAFTON.
Worcester, Mass., July 13 (AP) - Lightning killed one man and found its mark on at least five structures in a brief but severe electrical storm that struck Western Massachusetts last night.

The victim was ROSCOE H. REED, 45, father of seven children who was struck while seeking shelter under a tree in Grafton. He had been fishing in Ripple Pond.

One-year-old ELAINE CORDIO was followed by... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  July 13, 1950
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Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

1978 - Policeman Tells Cover-Up Story
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Policeman John L. Lee's tale of how he was wounded touched off a widespread search for a motorcyclist and his gun-slinging blonde companion, who Lee said shot him. Now Lee admits his story was a fantasy.

The 32-year-old North Pole policeman said Wednesday he fabricated the story to cover up the fact that he shot himself in the upper left arm accidentally. His boss,... Read MORE...

Indiana Evening Gazette -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  July 13, 1978
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1863  July 13 – American Civil War – New York Draft Riots: In New York City, opponents of conscription begin 3 days of violent rioting, which will be regarded as the worst in the history of the United States.

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1878  The ancient tower of Aspermont, in Switzerland, which crowned a mass of high rocks, and which had withstood the tempest of ages, fell lately with a tremendous crash.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1923  July 13 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.

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1930  July 13 – The first FIFA World Cup starts: Lucien Laurent scores the first goal, for France against Mexico.

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1977  July 13 - Lightning struck a key electrical transmission line in Westchester County of southeastern New York State plunging New York City into darkness.

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