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.

While no... Read MORE...

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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