Thursday, July 27, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 27

Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (Sts-Anges-de-Lachine)

1842 - DEPLORABLE ACCIDENT AND LOSS OF LIFE.
It is our painful duty to announce a calamity unprecedented in extent in British North America, which occurred on our waters on Sunday Inst.

The steamer Shamrock left the Canal Basin at Montreal on Friday evening, and the Locks at Lachine early on Saturday morning, having in tow three barges, two empty and one partially laden. She carried no cargo besides the luggage of passengers, whose... Read MORE...

The Experiment  -  Norwalk, Ohio -  July 27, 1842
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Gloucester Township, New Jersey, USA

1859 - THE LATE STORM IN GLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. LOSS OF LIFE AND DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.
We learn that the terrible storm of Wednesday evening was particularly destructive in Gloucester, N.J. It began in the vicinity of Glassboro at about 7 1/ 2 o'clock. The wind blew a perfect tornado, and lasted until after nine o'clock. The house of THOMAS C. WOODROW, about two miles from Glassboro, was blown down, and MR. WOODROW and his wife were killed in the ruins. A boy in the house escaped.... Read MORE...

Banner of Liberty -  Middletown, New York -  July 27, 1859
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Camden, New Jersey, USA

1860 - TERRIFIC TORNADO AT CAMDEN. DESTRUCTION OF A LARGE BUILDING. THREE MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL SLIGHTLY INJURED.
One of the most terrible tornadoes that have visited this part of the country for years, occurred yesterday afternoon, about quarter-past three o'clock, near Camden, New Jersey, completely destroying the large chemical works of Messrs. Potts and Klett, killing three men and injuring several others.

The building is situated on Cooper's creek, on the Haddonfield road, about one mile north of... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Press -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  July 27, 1860
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South Berwick, Maine, USA

1870 - Fire
SOUTH BERWICK, Me., July 26.---A destructive fire occurred here this morning, originating in the Central Building, occupied by stores and offices, and which was destroyed. The loss on the building is $7,500, and on the stock of the occupants $13,000---partially insured. The flames spread to adjoining buildings and destroyed those owned and occupied by J. P. Davis, Chas. Rayner, John A. Hooper,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 27, 1870
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Concord, Massachusetts, USA

1872 - Burning of R. W. Emerson's Residence at Concord, Mass.
From the Boston Traveller, July 24.

The homestead occupied by Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Concord, was entirely destroyed by fire this morning, the walls of the first story and the outbuildings only being left standing. Fire was discovered in the roof at about 6½ o'clock by a workman in Mr. Emerson's employ, and an alarm speedily brought the two hand-engines of the town to the spot, too late, ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 27, 1872
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Los Gatos, California, USA

1891  THE LOS GATOS FIRE.

Los Gatos, July 27. - The fire last night was only stopped by a great effort, as there is no fire department in the town and the water supply is small. It is now estimated that the losses aggregate to $45,000; insurance about $24,000. The several burned out firms have resumed business.

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  July 27, 1891
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Norton, Massachusetts, USA

1894 - NORTON'S BIG FIRE. STARTED IN A BOX FACTORY AND EVENTUALLY BURNED OVER TWO ACRES OF LAND.
Norton, Mass., July 27. - Fire broke out yesterday in the three-storied wooden building owned and occupied by A. H. Sweet & Co. as a box factory. Owing to there being no water system in the town, a bucket brigade was formed, but which proved totally inadequate, and the building was razed to the ground within 30 minutes.

The large lumber yard adjoining the factory was soon ablaze and 2,000,000... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  July 27, 1894
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1919  July 27 - Race Riots

July 27 – The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 begins when a white man throws stones at a group of four black teens on a raft. Chicago race riots leave thirty-eight dead and more than five hundred injured; a thousand residents are left homeless.

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ illinois.html
July 27, 1919
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1953  July 27 - Korean War ends

After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The armistice ended America's first experiment with the Cold War concept of "limited war."

www.history.com
July 27, 1953
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1865  Counterfeit Notes
BOSTON, July 26. - Well executed counterfeit $10 bills on the Thompson Bank, of Thompson, Connecticut, are in circulation here.

National Republican
Washington, District of Columbia

1877  Two men with O'Brien's circus were arrested at Sherbrooke, Quebec, for stabbing a man named Dupont, who lies in a critical condition.


St. Albans Advertiser
St. Albans, Vermont

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