Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 25

Greene, Maine, USA

1828 - Killed by Rocks
"At an hour when ye think not" - A young unmarried lady by the name of Sampson was buried in Greene July 10th, whose death was caused as follows. Miss Sampson in company with another female, as we are informed, had retired a distance from their dwelling to escape danger from the blasting of rocks near the house. As they were seated, apparently in a safe retreat, a fragment of the blasted rock... Read MORE...

American Advocate -  Hallowell, Maine -  July 25, 1828
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Gorham, Maine, USA

1828 - Shocking Accident.
An explosion took place in one of the Powder Mills in Gorham, July 19th which occasioned the death of six of the workmen, viz: Wm. Moses, Noah Babb and James Green, of Standish - Josiah Clark, Jr., and Hanson Irish, of Gorham, and Major Means, of Windham - all young men without families. Daniel Moses, of Standish, was also injured to such a degree that his life was despaired of, although he was... Read MORE...

American Advocate -  Hallowell, Maine -  July 25, 1828
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Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1844  Supposed Murder

Gideon Manchester, of Tiverton, R. I., has been committed to take his trial for the murder of his wife, she having unaccountably disappeared in the month of August last, and no trace of her having been discovered since that time, when she left her mother's house to meet her husband.

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  July 25, 1844
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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1864 - Great Fire in Springfield, Mass. - Loss $106,000.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sunday, July 24. - A fire broke out broke about 12:30 on Saturday night in a wooden building on Main-street in this city, occupied by JAMES MALLY, dry goods dealer, and GEORGE M. LAW, clothing warehouse. The ? destroyed, and the fire spread to the Music Hall block, a brick building owned by TILLY HAYNES. The upper story of the block was used as an exhibition room, known as... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 25, 1864
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Lee, Massachusetts, USA

1868  Marriage Concealed

A paper-mill operative in Lee, Mass., is the wife of a young lieutenant in the English army, who married her privately and sent her over the water, to conceal the fact from his aristocratic grandmother, whose sole heir he is, and who threatened to disinherit him in case he threw himself away on her.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 25, 1868
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Elmira, New York, USA

1885  Mrs. Loper, aged ninety-seven years, is still living at Elmira, N. Y.

When she first settled in that vicinity the county contained only six families, and animals indigenous to that part of the United States were found there in countless numbers. Mrs. Loper is a remarkable woman for her age, being free from bodily ailment and retaining her senses to a wonderful degree. - Buffalo Express

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 25, 1885
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Savannah, Georgia, USA

1890 - FALLING WALLS. A SAVANNAH BOARDING HOUSE EITHER BLOWN UP OR COLLAPSED - THREE KILLED AND SIX INJURED.
Savannah, Ga., July 24. - W. J. Bullard's three-story brick boarding house, 203 Congress Street, was blown up early this morning. Three people were killed and six injured. There were twelve people in the house. Most of the occupants were asleep and were hurled from their beds, and either buried under the falling debris or thrown on top of it.

Killed.
MRS. W. J. BULLARD.
JAMES... Read MORE...

The Decatur Herald -  Decatur, Illinois -  July 25, 1890
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1892 - THE EXPLOSION. ONLY ONE MAN ESCAPED TO TELL THE STORY. THE TERRIBLE CALAMITY AT THE YORK COLLIERY - THE DEAD NOW NUMBER FIFTEEN PEOPLE - A SHOT FROM THE BATTERY CAUSED THE ACCIDENT - A FULL AND COMPLETE LIST OF THE VICTIMS.
Pottsville, Pa., July 25. - The list of victims of Saturday's explosion of gas at York Farm colliery has increased to fifteen dead and one momentarily expected to breathe his last. Thus not one of the men working in the vicinity of where the explosion occurred will be able to tell the tale of the disaster excepting LLEWELLYN, the man who first noticed the presence of gas and the unusual running... Read MORE...

Hamilton Daily Republican -  Ohio -  July 25, 1892
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South Amboy, New Jersey, USA

1896 - STUCK AND KILLED A Freight Brakeman Lost His Life on the Rail.
Special to The Inquirer.

EASTON, July 24. — John Reaper, a Lehigh Valley freight brakeman, of Phillipsburg, met with an accident at South Amboy, N. J., yesterday afternoon which resulted in his death an hour later. The crew of Reaper’s train were drilling cars. Reaper’s train were drilling cars. Reaper stood close to the west-bound track and was struck by passenger train No. 23, due here at... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 25, 1896
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Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

1906 - TEN BODIES ARE RECOVERED. FOUR MORE SUPPOSED TO BE IN RUINED BUILDING AT SOUTH FRAMINGHAM, MASS.
South Framingham, Mass., July 24. - Under the light of electric lamps the work of exhuming the bodies of the victims of the collapsed Amsden building went on unceasingly through the night. At dawn there were ten bodies at the morgue, eight of the injured were at the hospital, two others were at their homes, while the list of missing numbered four, making a total of twenty-four, who, so far as... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Leader -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  July 25, 1906
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Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

1913 - Seven Lives Lost
Beloeil, Quebec, July 24. - Seven lives were lost at Beloeil today when an explosion of nitroglycerine blew one of the isolated building of the Canadian Explosive company to bits and scattered the dismembered bodies of four men and three girls, employes, in every direction. Workers in the other houses of the plant were uninjured, the distance between the buildings being great enough to prevent... Read MORE...

Altoona Tribune -  Altoona, Pennsylvania -  July 25, 1913
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1930 - COASTER TRAIN LEAVES TRACK, 4 ARE KILLED. TWENTY OTHERS WERE INJURED IN ACCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED AT OMAHA PARK LAST NIGHT. CARS CRUMPLE IN FRAMEWORK - ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS THE FOUR CARS APPROACHED THE TOP OF A STEEP INCLINE.
Omaha, Neb., July 25 - (UP) - Authorities today examined the testle of a Roller Coaster train which plunged from its tracks here last night carrying four persons to their deaths and injuring 20 others.

RUTH FARRELL, 14, daughter of an Omaha contractor; C. H. STOUT, 50, salesman, and TONY POLITKA, 23, died soon after the accident, and the remaining score may spend many days in hospitals... Read MORE...

Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune -  Chillicothe, Missouri -  July 25, 1930
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

1931 - 30 DEAD, 20 MISSING MANY HURT IN PITTSBURGH FIRE. FEARED SHOCK WILL COST LIVES OF SURVIVORS IN HOME FOR THE AGED.
Six of Missing Are Volunteer Rescue Workers - 80 Year Old Survivor Tells of Dropping to Knees and "Praying to God" - 250 Inmates in Building When Fire States - Heroism of Mother Superior Praised - Most of the Inmates All But Helpless Before the Fire - Origin of Flames Undetermined.

Pittsburgh, July 24 - (AP) - Thirty persons were known to be dead, twenty were missing and more than 100 were in... Read MORE...

The Morning Herald -  Uniontown, Pennsylvania -  July 25, 1931
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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

1956  July 25 - The Andrea Doria sank in dense fog near Nantucket Lightship, MA.

The ship was rammed by the Swedish-American liner, Stockholm, forty-five miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Fifty-two persons drowned, or were killed by the impact.

The Weather Channel
July 25, 1956
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1868  Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., has 1,700 members; the First Church of Oberlin, Ohio, has 1,400 members -
the two largest Congregational churches in the country.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  July 25 – Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, Utah, purportedly the only person using touch typing at this time, wins a decisive victory over Louis Traub in a typing contest held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This date can be called the birthday of the touch typing method that is widely used now.
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1946  July 25 - At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

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