Friday, July 21, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 21

Boucherville, Québec, Canada

1834  94 Degrees

At Boucherville, the fashionable watering place of Lower Canada, fifteen miles from Montreal, the mercury, on Sunday last stood in the shade, at 94 degrees.

Spectator -  New York -  July 21, 1834
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Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)

1881  Bigger than stones in Egypt

At the Westerly quarries, Rhode Island, a single stone 150 feet long, ten feet wide and eight feet thick, weighing more than 1,000 tons, has been loosened from the ledge. This is a bigger stone that the monarchs of Egypt ever produced. The Yankees are ahead.

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Indianapolis Sentinel -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  July 21, 1881
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White Plains, New York, USA

1888  A fire destroyed the old Ben Holiday stone mansion on the 14th three miles from White Plains, N.Y.,

now owned by Whitelaw Reid, of the New York Tribune. The building was one of the famous landmarks in Westchester County, having been standing for over two hundred years. Loss, $300,000.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 21, 1888
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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

1894  House Will Be Destroyed

IPSWICH, Mass., July 21. - The black diphtheria has broken out in Ipswich. Already two children in the family of Thomas Began have died from this disease and the mother is seriously sick with it. Just as soon as the worst is over the house will be destroyed. There are several other cases in the city, but are lighter.

The Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  July 21, 1894
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1902 - TORNADO VISITS BALTIMORE. THIRTEEN LIVES LOST IN AND NEAR THAT CITY.
Nine Were Drowned in the Harbor by the Capsizing of Boats--The Damage is Heavy.

Baltimore, July 21. - A fierce tornado characterized by a windstorm of extraordinary fury, thunder, vivid lighting and a heavy rain, burst upon Baltimore at 1:30 yesterday afternoon, coming from the southwest, with the net result that thirteen persons lost their lives, hundreds of houses were unroofed, trees in the ... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  July 21, 1902
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Pueblo, Colorado, USA

1903 - Fatally Burned In Furnace Explosion. Five Men Injured at the Minnequa Steel Works in Pueblo, Two of Whom May Die.
Pueblo, Colo., July 21. - In an explosion that occurred at the blast furnace "E" at the Minnequa steel works yesterday at 2 o’clock, five men were burned, two of whom will probably die.

Injured:
William Henry, burned all over; will die.
Thomas Jeffery, arms, shoulders and head burned; probably fatally.
J.S. Williams, severely burned.
Mick Melovitch, left side and arm burned.

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Salt Lake Telegram -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  July 21, 1903
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Spokane, Washington, USA

1910 - TWO MEN WERE BADLY HURT. NEW BRIDGE WORK IS WRECKED.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon it was found that the net result of the accident on the new Monroe Street bridge was two men badly hurt, all work above the water's edge destroyed, and thousands of dollars of the city's money gone into the swirling rapids.
Names of injured:
J. F. WALPERS, East 1024 Rich Avenue; broken ribs and lacerated scalp.
A. M. NELSON, 822 Broadway; bad bruises.

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The Spokane Press -  Spokane, Washington -  July 21, 1910
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1969 - July 20 - Apollo 11 - Man lands on the moon

Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing
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AMERICAN FLAG WAVING ON THE MOON
Taken There By Spacemen

SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - Two Americans, who strode the moon's surface for the first time and raised their nations' banner above it,... Read MORE...

The Mexia Daily News -  Mexia, Texas -  July 21, 1969
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1865  July 21 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

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1888  Fire swept away the principal portion of Avon, Mass., on the 14th.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1907  July 21 – The SS Columbia sinks after colliding with the lumber schooner San Pedro off Shelter Cove, California, U.S.A., resulting in 88 deaths.

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1925  July 21 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.

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1945  July 21 – WWII: President Harry S. Truman approves the order for atomic bombs to be used against Japan

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