Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - July 4

Syracuse, New York, USA

1849  President Taylor at State Fair

There will be an encampment of citizen soldiery at Syracuse, New York, during the approaching State Fair, which President Taylor will attend. It is expected that General Taylor will review the troops in camp.

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Gloucester Telegraph -  Gloucester, Massachusetts -  July 4, 1849
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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

1873 - TORNADO IN JERSEY.
A few minutes after the heavy rain-storm had commenced in Hoboken, about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the immense frame-work, over 400 feet in length, in course of construction on the pier of the New Hamburg Steam-ship line, in Hoboken, was struck by a tornado and entirely demolished. Over fifty men at work on the building had barely gained shelter in a building at the upper end of the pier... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York -  July 4, 1873
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1879 - Chinamen in a Riot - Scene in a North Adams Shoe Shop - Fighting with American Workmen.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., July 3. - About 10 o'clock this morning, Elmer Hewett, a pegger in the Chinese work-room, at Sampson's shoe shop, was struck on the back with a shoe-last by a Chinaman. Retaliating, he struck the Chinaman in the face with his fist, knocking him to the floor, senseless, and afterward he was dragged off by his sympathetic countrymen. Immediately, about 40 Chinese operatives... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 4, 1879
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1884 - A LARGE FIRE IN BOSTON. RUBBER-WORKS DESTROYED ENTAILING A LOSS OF $500,000.
BOSTON, Mass., July 3 - The night watchman employed at the factory of the Revere Rubber Company, on Eastern-avenue, Chelsea, discovered flames, at 3 o'clock this morning, issuing from one of the dye-houses in the rear of the factory. Owing to a scarcity of water the firemen's efforts were of little avail, and the entire factory and connected buildings were speedily in flames, except the three... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 4, 1884
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Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (St-Joseph-de-Maskinonge)

1891 - CURSED THE CHURCH. - A Canadian Priest Calls Down God's Wrath on a Catholic Chapel. WITH HIS UPLIFTED CRUCIFIX.
The Edifice Was Erected Against the Orders of the Bishop.
FEELING OF TERROR AMONG THE PEOPLE.

MONTREAL, July 3. - A most extraordinary scene took place in a little chapel in the parish of Maskinonge, about 40 miles from Montreal, on Monday last, which with Roman Catholics is the day of St. Peter and St. Paul. It was the cursing of a church by order of Bishop Lafleche, of Three Rivers, and has ... Read MORE...

Pittsburg Dispatch -  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -  July 4, 1891
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Augusta, Maine, USA

1896 - BLOW TO AUGUSTA. The Fine New Opera House Block Burned.
Contained Theater, City Offices and Stores on Ground Floor.

Thought Fire Crackers Caused the Ruin and Heavy Loss.

AUGUSTA, Me., July 4. – The Opera House block was destroyed by fire tonight, the fire being discovered shortly before midnight.

It was rebuilt at a cost of $40,000 by Hon. J. Manchester Haynes in the summer of 1891.

On its site stood Granite Hall block, destroyed by fire... Read MORE...

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  July 4, 1896
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Pensacola, Florida, USA

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The Pensacola Journal -  Pensacola, Florida -  July 4, 1908
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Stamford, Connecticut, USA

1911 - KILLED BY ELECTRIC SWITCH.
Engineer Tries to Divert Current and Falls from Cab.

Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, Conn., July 3. - James Coyle of 471 East 130th Street, New York, an engineer on a New Haven Railroad train, was fatally burned on the New Canaan branch of the road this morning.

In throwing a switch to divert the electric current from one track to another Coyle used a wooden paddle that was,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 4, 1911
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Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

1913 - 11 BOYS DROWN IN RUSH TO SWIM
Forty Lads Plunge Into River When Walk Collapses
ALL FIGHT HARD FOR LIFE

A Narrow Wooden Walk, Leading Over Fifteen Feet of Water to Municipal Bathhouse in Merrimac River, Gave Way.

Lawrence, Mass. - Eleven boys, all lads 8 to 12 years old and the children mostly of poor working people, lost their lives in the Merrimac River here, when a runway leading from the river to a municipal... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  July 4, 1913
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Winooski, Vermont, USA

1918 - 19 Year Old Boy Drowned
Nineteen-year-old John Hatin of Burington sank to his death in the Winooski river Sunday afternoon, a half mile below the railroad bridge. His body was recovered shortly afterwards by Edwin Warl of the Winooski road.

Although the drowned youth left his home at a quarter after three o'clock to fish in the river, it is quite evident that he was disporting himself in the water when he was... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  July 4, 1918
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

1955 - FOOTBRIDGE FALL KILLS 2, MANY HURT. COLLAPSE OF STRUCTURE HURTLES 100 INTO RIVER; 20 OR MORE IN HOSPITAL.
Cherokee, N.C., July 4 - (UP) - Five of an estimated 100 persons thrown onto jagged rocks on the Oconaluftee River bed when a footbridge collapsed yesterday lay in critical condition today. Two others died of injuries received when they tumbled into the shallow stream.

At least a score of victims of the bridge collapse remained hospitalized and reports said some 48 others received first... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  July 4, 1955
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1885  Helen Hunt Jackson, the novelist, has two homes in Colorado, one in the town of Colorado Springs, and the other in Cheyenne Mountain, 6,000 feet above the sea level.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1911  July 4 - 106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)

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1925  July 4 - 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses

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1930  July 4 – The dedication of George Washington's sculpted head is held at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

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