Saturday, July 29, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 29

Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

1854 - Fire at Chicopee - Four Lives Lost.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Friday, July 28. A dwelling-house, belonging to A. Bullens and occupied by two Irish families, near the Junction Depot, at Chicopee, was destroyed by fire about 1 o'clock this morning, and four people perished in the flames. Two of them were named CANTY, aged respectively 9 and 21 years; one named COUGHLIN, aged 25, and the other named COLLINS, aged 8 years. The bodies have... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 29, 1854
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Richmond, Virginia, USA

1892 - KILLED BY LIGHTNING
A Man, His Wife and Three Children Found Dead at Richmond, Va.

A family of five persons were killed by lightning a few nights ago at Richmond, Va. They were asleep in their two-story residence, just beyond the eastern corporate limits of the city, when struck. The bedroom was in the upper story. The building was isolated and the windows were raised. The house was set on fire, and the tragedy... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  July 29, 1892
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1899 - CALL OUT TROOPS. The Strike Situation in Cleveland is Becoming Quite Serious. POLICE CANNOT CONTROL. Cars Are Stoned and Dynamite Bombs Placed on the Tracks.
Cleveland, O., July 22 - Orders were issued today for the assembling of four companies of the Fifth regiment, O. N. G., located at Cleveland, to do strike duty in the streets of the city during the present street railway trouble...

All available military force in Cleveland is under arms... The addition of the organizations called out today, the military force to cope with the street car strike ... Read MORE...

The Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  July 29, 1899
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA

1903 - FACTORIES AND HOMES WRECKED AND MANY LIVES LOST. AS RESULT OF DYNAMITE AND POWDER EXPLOSIONS NEAR LOWELL, MASS.
TWENTY-FIVE PEOPLE ARE DEAD AND THE NUMBER OF INJURED ESTIMATED AT FIFTY OR MORE - EXPLOSIONS OCCURRED AT MILLS OF UNITED STATES CARTRIDGE CO. - MILITIA CALLED OUT.

Lowell, Mass., July 29. - An explosion destroyed the magazine of the United States Cartridge Co., located in Tewksbury, today, causing the death of probably 25 persons and injury to more than 50 others; set fire to a number of... Read MORE...

The Lima Times Democrat -  Lima, Ohio -  July 29, 1903
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1920 - BLAME FIRE ON MICE AND MATCHES; LOSS $300
A fire, apparently caused by mice gnawing matches, occurred at the home of H. C. Felker, 1529 North Fourth street, yesterday about 4:30 p.m.

Mrs. Felker who was in the yard, noticed flames in the rear of the house. Her cries awoke Mr. Felker, a railroad man, who was asleep on the second floor.

An alarm was sounded from box 31, Third and Relly streets. When the engines arrived the flames... Read MORE...

Patriot -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  July 29, 1920
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Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

1920 - 1 KILLED, 12 HURT IN TROLLEY WRECK. Freight and Passenger Cars Meet In Head-On Collision on Northwestern Line Near Erie
Erie, July 28. - William Zimmer, a track laborer of Edinboro, was killed and twelve persons were injured when a passenger and a freight car met in head-on collision on the Northwestern Pennsylvania Electric Railway two miles south of here this afternoon. Failure of the freight train to make a switch was given by officials of the road as the cause of the accident.

The seriously injured... Read MORE...

Patriot -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  July 29, 1920
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1905  July 29 - Heavy rain in southwestern Connecticut caused a dam break, and the resulting flood caused a quarter of a million dollars damage at Bridgeport. As much as eleven inches of rain fell prior to the flood.

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1914  July 29 – In Massachusetts, the new Cape Cod Canal opens; it shortens the trip between New York and Boston by 66 miles, but also turns Cape Cod into an island

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1916  July 29 – In Ontario, Canada, a lightning strike ignites a forest fire that destroys the towns of Cochrane and Matheson, killing 233.

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