Sunday, July 16, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 16

Washington, DC, USA

1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States.

President George Washington commissioned French engineer Pierre-Charles L'Enfant to create a plan for the city. L'Enfant designed wide avenues and open spaces so that the capital would not become a city of crowded buildings. The streets of the capital were... Read MORE...
July 16, 1790

Augusta, Maine, USA

1827 - Destructive Fire - The Augusta Courier of the 2d inst. gives annexed account of a destructive fire in that place
This city was aroused from its peaceful slumbers this morning about 2 o'clock by the terrific cry of fire! The devouring element had made such progress, when first discovered, as to set human exertion at defiance. It commenced in that large wooden building on Broad street, known as the Globe Tavern, and extended East and West, consuming 17 houses. It reached Westwardly, to the next cross street,... Read MORE...

Connecticut Courant -  Hartford, Connecticut -  July 16, 1827

Watertown, Connecticut, USA

1856  A Fowl Story

The New York Clipper contains an account, from a correspondent in Watertown, Conn., of a fight between a hawk and a hen. - The hawk seized one of the hen's chicks and made off with it, upon which the parent hen immediately took flight after the thief, which she overtook about 100 feet from terra firma, and gave him such a drubbing that he was glad to let fall the chick and escape with his life.

Charleston Mercury -  Charleston, South Carolina -  July 16, 1856

Greenburgh, New York, USA (Tarrytown) (Hartsdale)

Among those doing business in the block of buildings which was destroyed by fire at Tarrytown on the 30th ult., was a baker named Philip Wigand, who, it appears, for its full value. Since the fire disclosures of a suspicious nature, regarding Wigand's knowledge of its origin, having been made an oath before Justice Mann, that official last Monday issued a warrant for his arrest on a charge of... Read MORE...

The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  July 16, 1869

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1870  Wild Balloon Ride

A man named Bard, at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on the 4th made his first balloon ascension, but lost control of the balloon, which descended rapidly. He escaped unhurt. The balloon again rose, and landed sixty miles away in Connecticut.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 16, 1870

St Louis, Missouri, USA

1877  July 16 – Great railroad strike of 1877:

Riots by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad workers in Baltimore, Maryland lead to a sympathy strike and rioting in Pittsburgh, and a full-scale worker's rebellion in St. Louis, briefly establishing a Communist government before U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes calls in the armed forces.
July 16, 1877

Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

Brooklyn, July 15. - A collision occurred on the Brooklyn Bath and Coney Island railroad, near Greenwood cemetery, yesterday afternoon, by which several people were severely injured, some probably fatally. The engineer of a coal train, in endeavoring to reach the switch just outside the city limits before the 2:30 train from Coney Island miscalculated the time and met the incoming train just... Read MORE...

Biddeford Journal  -  Biddeford, Maine -  July 16, 1884

1890  Gen. John C. Fremont died at the home of his adopted daughter, in New York, at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, of inflammation of the bowels.

John C. Freemont in 1842 led the first expedition of exploration into the Rocky Mountains and by his actions won the sobriquet of "Pathfinder." He was born in 1813. He was the first candidate of the republican party for president, in 1856.

The Algona Republican -  Algona, Iowa -  July 16, 1890

St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA

1922 - CARS OVERTURN IN WRECK. Spreading Rails Cause Accident in Vermont.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., July 15. - Twenty-four passengers in a Pullman car on the Portland-Montreal train of the Maine Central Railroad were severely shaken up and scores in other cars narrowly escaped injury when the train, due in this city at 2:20 P. M. today, was wrecked at East St. Johnsbury, a few miles out.

Three of the five cars of the train overturned while the train was making forty miles ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 16, 1922

1870  In Lawrence, Mass,. a few days since, some one threw a torpedo into the mouth of a little girl as she was returning from school, and the torpedo exploded and lacerated her tongue and mouth severely.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  At Racine, Wis, on the 4th, a boy rammed a gravel into a pistol, which, on firing, burst the barrel, the stone entering his thigh and severing the femoral artery, so that he soon bled to death.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A New Hampshire shoemaker and his wife were both found dead in their bed, a few mornings ago.
An examination showed that the husband had died of apoplexy, and the wife of heart disease.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A young man in New York bet that he could drink six glasses of ice water. He did, and he died.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1935  July 16 - 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)

1975  July 16 - An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson, AZ, with gale force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes.
A thirteen year old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before being rescued.
The Weather Channel

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