Monday, July 31, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 31

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

1880 - Scared Almost to Death.
At Asbury Park, N. J., a new $4,000 steam engine recently purchased was ordered out for trail. Engineer Bartine Greene, trying one of the steam-cocks, found there was but little water in it, and hurriedly turned on the pump-tank, but it would not admit water into the boiler. Thoroughly frightened, he forsook the engine, returned, and made frantic efforts to turn the pump. The boiler seemed at... Read MORE...

The Stevens Point Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  July 31, 1880
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Joliet, Illinois, USA

1905 - ROCK ISLAND TRAIN IS WRECKED AT JOLIET
MORNING MAIL TRAIN STRIKES AN OPEN SWITCH JUST WEST OF COAL CHUTES AND CRASHES INTO GRAVEL TRAIN--SEVERAL PEOPLE SERIOUSLY INJURED, ONE OR TWO, PERHAPS, FATALLY.

Joliet, Ill., July 31 - The morning mail train, passing Morris, going east, shortly after 5 this morning, was wrecked near the coal chutes in Joliet.

While running at a high rate of speed the train struck an open switch and crashed ... Read MORE...

Morris Daily Herald -  July 31, 1905
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1910 - Saved by a Strong Clothesline
Five-Story Fall Didn’t Feaze [sic] Him
Seven-Year-Old, Emulating Feats of Firemen, Drops Through Tenement Clothes Lines. Four Broke Under Him
Fifth Held and a Neighbor Rescues Him-”I Ain’t Hurt; I Could Do It Again,” His Comment.

The conventional hero of melodrama whose life hung by a single thread was only a humdrum hero compared to 7-year-old Isidore Bloom of 25 Market Street, whose life... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 31, 1910
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Camden, New Jersey, USA

1940 - CAMDEN FIRE LOSS SET AT TWO MILLION. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR NINE PERSONS REPORTED MISSING AFTER FIREMEN CONQUER FLAMES THAT CAUSE DEATH OF TWO - 54 HOUSES DESTROYED, RENDERING 1,000 WITHOUT HOMES -
200 HURT - CAUSE OF BURNING OIL AND CHEMICALS IN FACTORY NOT DETERMINED - PHILADELPHIA AND CHESTER FIREMEN AID.

Camden, N.J., July 31 - (UP) - Firemen, grotesquely clad in asbestos suits, began the grim search today through the rubble and still smouldering debris of the Camden fire for the bodies of nine men and women known missing and believed to have perished in the $2,000,000 blaze.

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Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  July 31, 1940
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1790 July 31, 1790: George Washington signed the first United States Patent Grant to Samuel Hopkins of Pittsford, Vermont, for a new method of making Potash

The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com

1869  The first passenger car through from Sacramento arrived in New York at 8 a.m., on the 24th. It was Pullman's palace sleeping car Wahsatch, which left Sacramento at 6:30 p.m. on the 17th.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

Born July 31

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Died July 31

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