Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 18

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.
(Special To The World.)

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.
Special to The New York Times.

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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