Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 26

Waterville, Maine, USA

1849 - Destructive Fire at Waterville, Me.
A correspondent of the Boston Atlas, writing from Gardiner, Me., states that a large fire occurred at Waterville on Saturday evening.

"Property to the amount of between fifty and sixty thousand dollars was destroyed on that evening by one conflagration. The loss is severely felt, as the most active and industrious of the population of that thriving village are the sufferers, and with them... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  July 26, 1849

Chester, Vermont, USA


We had one of the greatest floods last week known since 1830. In Chester, Mr. David Johnson was drowned. While crossing a bridge over a branch of Williams river, it was swept off, and he fell into the stream. He was about 60 years of age.

The Vermont Journal -  Windsor, Vermont -  July 26, 1850

1866 - July 25 – The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the Army (now called "5-star general"); Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to have this rank.
The President Signs the Bill Reviving the Grade of General - General Grant Nominated - Vice-admiral Farragut Appointed Admiral.

WASHINGTON, July 25. - The President has signed the bill reviving the grade of General in the army of the United States, and this afternoon nominated to the Senate Lieutenant-general Grant for that office, and Vice-admiral Farragut to be Admiral in... Read MORE...

The Cincinnati Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  July 26, 1866

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1875  Another Summer Resort Burned.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 25.- 'Ingleside,' a well known summer resort, about three miles southwest of Holyoke, was completely destroyed by fire this evening. It was built by J. S. Davis, a few years ago, at a cost of $156,000. It has not been open for guests this season.

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 26, 1875

Newark, New Jersey, USA

1875 - FIRE. Destructive Conflagration in Newark, N. J.
NEWARK, N. J., July 25. - A fire yesterday afternoon destroyed the Excelsior Planing Mill, on Railroad place, in the rear of No. 90 River street, belonging to T. B. Peddle and W. O. Hadly, and run by J. Riudad, the lumber yards belonging to the same parties, J. W. Poiner's lumber yard and J. Cook's kindling wood factory, two tenement houses belonging to Hon. Marcus L. Ward, and other property. J. ... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 26, 1875

Xenia, Ohio, USA

1902 - Four are Killed in Railroad Wreck. Disaster on Pennsylvania Line Near Xenia, Ohio-Passenger Train in Collision With Wild Coal Car.
Dayton, Ohio, July 25.- Engineer WILLIAM CLARK of Xenia, under his engine, burned to a crisp; his fireman, PATRICK DWYER of Cincinnati, head crushed, right arm broken and both legs cut off; two railway mail clerks, M.M. PETERS of Cincinnati and E.F. MCKEOWN of Greenfield, Ind., killed and ten passengers injured, some of them dangerously, is the awful story of the wrecking of the Pennsylvania... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 26, 1902

Billings, Montana, USA

Billings, Mont., July 25. - (AP) - Four lives were lost this afternoon by the capsizing of a boat filled with Sons of Hermann picknickers on the Yellowstone River, two miles south of this city.

Among the drowned is JOHN STAFFELL, a Montana pioneer. He was dragged to his death by three young girls, who seized him when the boat overturned, and perished with him. They were PRESSIE WEST, aged 16;... Read MORE...

Los Angeles Herald -  Los Angeles, California -  July 26, 1909

Westport, Massachusetts, USA (North Westport)

1909 - Killed His Wife, Then Ended His Life in the Police Station
Westport, Mass, Man, Crazed by Drink, Used an Old Indian Tomahawk in Murdering Woman
New Bedford, Mass., July 26. - Waylaying his wife on a lonely road and striking her down with a tomahawk, Robert E. Fanning, of Westport, fled to his home, wrote to the chief of police at New Bedford, in which he blessed his dead wife, drove to New Bedford, delivered the letter and then, in the presence of three ... Read MORE...

The Indiana Gazette -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  July 26, 1909

Stonington, Connecticut, USA

Signal Out of Order on New Haven Road at Stonington.

STONINGTON, Conn., July 23. - An express train bound east over the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad crashed into a freight engine at the railroad yards at Stonington Junction, reducing both locomotives practically to scrap iron and considerably damaging rolling stock. Three men were killed and four seriously injured.

The dead are...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 26, 1912

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago, July 26. - (United Press) - Two circus trapeze performers, FRANK CROMWELL and his wife, MAUDE, were in a Chicago hospital today suffering from multiple bone fractures and internal injuries, the result of a 50-foot fall during a performance last night. Physicians today said they might recover.

The two were hurled to the ground when a trapeze upon which they were both sitting, broke.... Read MORE...

Sterling Daily Gazette -  Illinois -  July 26, 1926

Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1951 - New Machine Take Blood Directly from Veins for Red Cross
New Machine Take Blood Directly from Veins for Red Cross - Southbridge, Mass. - (UP) - A new miracle machine that takes blood directly from your veins for the Red Cross was announced today by the American Optical Company.

Thursday, July 26, 1951

The machine is the culmination of years of work at Harvard in splitting blood to make plasma and many medical remedies. Harvard last Fall built a... Read MORE...

Utica Observer-Dispatch -  Utica, New York -  Thursday, July 26, 1951

1878  July 26 – In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box is found later with a taunting poem inside.

Born July 26


Died July 26


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