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Greenerpasture Daily News - July 2

Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1874 - LOSSES BY FIRE. DESTRUCTION OF THE SOCIAL MILLS IN RHODE ISLAND - LOSS $700,00 TO $800,000.
The Social Mills, in Woonsocket, R. I., running 50,000 spindles and 1,000 looms on cotton goods, was entirely destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The fire caught at 3 o'clock from the friction of the main belt about the middle of the structure, which was 600 feet long, built of stone and brick. The flames spread rapidly, but the employes[sic], 700 in number, probably all escaped safely. All... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 2, 1874
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

1883 - LARGE FIRE IN PAWTUCKET. SEVERAL BUILDINGS DESTROYED, CAUSING A LOSS OF OVER $100,000.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., July 1. - Pawtucket was visited this morning by the most destructive fire for many years. The flames were discovered at 5:30 o'clock by a new-vendor in an unoccupied building known as the "Old Arcade," on the rear of East-avenue. The whole Fire Department was called out but the flames spread rapidly and after destroying the Arcade building extended to the adjoining buildings,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 2, 1883
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Seymour, Connecticut, USA

1889 - THE NAUGATUCK BLOCKED WRECK OF A NEW HAVEN FREIGHT.
Eleven Loaded Cars Piled Up End Over End Near Seymour - As Imperfect Wheel Probably the Cause - No One Hurt - Some of the Train Hands Narrowly Escape Injury.

WATERBURY, Conn., July 2. - In confusion, piled up end over end, nearly all of 11 loaded freight cars blocked the Naugatuck track to-day, at the turnout two miles below Seymour. All day until 3 p. m., transfers were made on all the... Read MORE...

The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  July 2, 1889
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Norwich, Connecticut, USA

1889 - A SACRIFICE TO MAMMON. Coroner Park's Idea of New Freight Cars Should be Constricted.
NORWICH, Conn., July 2. - Coroner Park has filed another unique verdict in the case of John Pender of New London, a brakeman, who met his death by falling from a car one night last week. After reciting with much particularity the known and supposed circumstances, the coroner continues:

'I find that John Pender's death is directly chargeable to the perilous requirement of brakemen on freight... Read MORE...

The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  July 2, 1889
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1896 - MRS. STOWE IS DEAD - Author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Passes Away. A VICTIM OF PARALYSIS. Had Been in Feeble Health for Many Years.
Her Master Work Has been Read in Every Language and is Immortal.

Hartford, Conn., July 1. - Special Telegram. - Harriet Beecher Stowe passed away at 12:10 o'clock at her home on Forest street. Mrs. Stowe was prostrated last Friday by concussion of the brain, together with partial paralysis. Tuesday night she passed into a deep stupor and the right side was paralyzed. After the first attack on... Read MORE...

The Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  July 2, 1896
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1900  July 2 - The first zeppelin flight is carried out over Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

2 July 1900 Zeppelin Flight (in German) 2. Juli 1900 - Start des ersten Zeppelins historyvisionde (www.youtube.com)

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July 2, 1900
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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1917 - 8 PERSONS KILLED IN NIAGARA PLUNGE. MORE THAN A SCORE INJURED AS A CROWDED CAR OVERTURNS INTO WHIRLPOOL RAPIDS. WASHOUT CAUSED DISASTER.
CAR TURNED TURTLE IN 10 FEET OF WATER - MANY PINNED DOWN BY SEATS - REPORT SOME MISSING.

Niagara Falls, N. Y., July 1. - A Belt Line car on the Great Gorge Route left the rails, plunged down a twenty-foot embankment and turned over in ten feet of water on the edge of the whirlpool rapids at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon.

Eight persons are known to be dead. Two persons known to have been on... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 2, 1917
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South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (Kingston) (West Kingston) (Matunuck)

1926 - BOILER OF FREIGHT ENGINE EXPLODED
By Associated Press.
Kingston, R. I., June 26. - Three railroad employees were killed today when the boiler of a locomotive hauling 60 cars exploded while passing over marshland near here. The wreckage of the freight train was thrown into the passenger tracks and few minutes later the New York, New Haven and Hartford's "Cape Cod Train" from New York for Cape Cod points crashed into the... Read MORE...

Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light -  Texas -  July 2, 1926
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Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs)

1930 - YOUTH KILLED AS AUTO STRIKES LIGHT POLE
George Avery, 18, of Rockville Victim of Accident on Stafford-Somers Road.

Stafford Springs, Ct., July 1. - George Avery, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Avery of 186 East Main street, Rockville, was killed in an automobile accident on the Stafford-Somers state highway early yesterday. Avery was riding in the rumble seat of a roadster driven by John Kashadl of Ogden's corner, VaVron[sic] and the ... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  July 2, 1930
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Nampa, Idaho, USA

1937 - PREMATURE FOURTH BLAST KILLS FOUR
By United Press.

NAMPA, Idaho, July 2. - This town's Fourth of July celebration was ended abruptly today after an explosion of fireworks in a drug store that killed four and injured more than 20 people.

At least 12 of the injured were in a critical condition.

Mayor R. Lewis Ord ordered that no more fireworks be sold or exploded in the city limits.

The explosion and fire destroyed a... Read MORE...

The Daily Courier -  Connellsville, Pennsylvania -  July 2, 1937
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Harpswell, Maine, USA

1941 - 37 DROWNED OFF YACHT
Harpswell, Me., July 2 -(AP) - The 44-foot motorboat Don was pictured today by State Fisheries Warden JOHN STEVENS as a jinx ship that was "overcrowded" when it exploded and sent 37 men and women picnickers to death Sunday.

Declaring the Don had "sunk three times in the past decade" only to be raised, STEVENS told newsmen the craft was "topheavy" and that it carried 150 gallons of gasoline,... Read MORE...

Indiana Evening Gazette -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  July 2, 1941
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Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  July 2, 1942
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1843  July 2 - An alligator reportedly fell from the sky onto Anson Street in Charleston, SC, during a thunderstorm.

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1898  HOTEL AT ROANOKE BURNED.
Roanoke, Va., July 1. -- The Hotel Roanoke was destroyed by fire this afternoon. Loss, $100,000.

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Decatur, Illinois

1937  July 2 - A guard takes his place at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, D.C.; continuous guard has been maintained there ever since.

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1939  July 2 – Theodore Roosevelt's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.

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