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The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  July 5, 1868
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1871 - Escaped from Jail
A burglar escaped from the jail at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, last week, in an ingenious manner. He began by digging into the wall of his cell, intending to make a hole large enough for him to pass through, but before he got through the wall he discovered that the keys of his cell were hanging on the wall about six feet from the door. He then tore the castings from the window, spliced them... Read MORE...

Elyria Independent Democrat -  Elyria, Ohio -  July 5, 1871
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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

1872 - Railroad Accident in Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn., July 4. - The eastern-bound passenger train due at Knoxville at noon to-day, met with an accident fifteen miles from this city. The engine ran over a cow, throwing it from the track, and wrecking two baggage and mail cars. The passenger-cars remained on the track. None of the passengers were injured except one negro who was standing in the platform of the forward car, and had... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1872
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Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)

1883  All Trains Suspended

C. N. Armstrong, ex-President of the Montreal and Sorel Railway Company, owing to some disagreement with the Southeastern railroad, took possession of the Montreal and Sorel road during the night. All trains have been withdrawn and traffic will be suspended until some arrangements can be made.

The Courier-Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  July 5, 1883
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Newburgh, New York, USA

1894 - ACCIDENTS ON TROLLEY ROADS. - Five Persons Hurt at Newburg
NEWBURG, July 4. - A trolley care here to-night struck a wagon containing five persons, only one of whom escaped injury.

The injured are:

BERFE, Lionel, 53 Walker Street, New-York, cut about the head.

FIFER, William, of Mountainville, cut about the head.

MOSES, Miss Emily, twelve years old, thigh fractured.

MOSES, Mrs. Pauline, seriously hurt, recovery doubtful.

The party had... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1894
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Hudson, Massachusetts, USA

1894 - THE DANGEROUS FIRECRACKER.
It Causes a Half-Million Dollar Fire in Hudson, Mass.

HUDSON, Mass., July 4 - Hudson was visited today by the most serious fire in the history of the town. It originated about 3 P. M. in a small building near F. H. Chamberlin's shoe factory, and, fanned by a strong breeze, spread very rapidly in an easterly direction. The following buildings were burned:

Assabet factory, occupied by F. H.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1894
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Middlebury, Vermont, USA

1894  KILLED BY EXPLOSIONS. Man in Vermont Has His Head Blown Off - Several Maimed.

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., July 4. - Perley Smith, son of Daniel Smith of Ripton, had his head blown off by a bursting cannon last night. He stood seventy feet away with a crowd. The others escaped injury. Smith was sixteen years old.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1894
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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

1894 - PROBABLY FATAL RUNAWAY. Dr. E. C. Cross thrown from his Carriage and Seriously Hurt.
Yesterday morning as the result of a small boy throwing a lighted firecracker in front of a team of colts driven by Dr. E. C. Cross, occurred an accident which had a terrible and perhaps fatal termination. He was driving near the brewery owned by Sebuster Bros., when the team became frightened by the explosion of the fire-cracker near them, and started to run. The doctor would have been perfectly ... Read MORE...

Rochester Daily Post -  Rochester, Minnesota -  July 5, 1894
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Rockville, Connecticut, USA

1896  Explosion

ROCKVILLE, Conn., July 4. - George Weber may lose his sight through the premature discharge of a bottle of powder. The boy had this morning filled the bottle with powder and attached a fuse, which he lighted. He received the entire charge in the face and was shockingly wounded.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1896
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Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac)

1911 - CAR KILLS THREE IN AUTO. Bushes Prevented Menzel Seeing Trolley Going Forty Miles an Hour.
WARWICK, R. I., July 4.- His view cut off by dense bushes growing on both sides of the crossing, Gustav Menzel of Riverside drove his automobile directly in front of an open trolley car moving at the rate of forty miles an hour this afternoon, and as a result three of the occupants of the automobile are dead and Menzel and the fifth occupant are badly injured. The dead are:

BIDWELL, Miss ELLA... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1911
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

1911 - SEIDEL BURNED BY HEATER. Flames Scorch His Face on Lighting One in Bathroom.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 4. - Mayor Emil Seidel was burned about the head and face today when a puff of flame burst from a gas heater which he lighted in his bathroom.

Mr. Seidel had just returned from the East, where he had made several speeches. He had intended visiting the several parks throughout the city to see how the sane celebration of the Fourth was being carried out, but prior to his... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1911
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Topeka, Kansas, USA

1911 - BURNING BALLOON DROPS TWO.
Topeka, Kan., July 4. - Two men, one an involuntary passenger, had a narrow escape from death when they fell from a burning balloon here Tuesday. As Bert Curry, a Kansas City balloonist, was rising in his hot-air balloon, at a Fourth of July celebration this evening, Walter Taylor, a spectator, became entangled in one of the ropes of the balloon and was jerked aloft. As the balloon rose it was... Read MORE...

The Daily Oklahoman -  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma -  July 5, 1911
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Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA (South Ashburnham)

1911 - CHURCH BURNS; BOYS BLAMED.
Fire Also Destroys Houses and Buildings in North Ashburnham, Mass.

NORTH ASHBURNHAM, Mass., July 4. - Boys celebrating the Fourth are thought to have started a fire which burned the Old Congregational Church, five dwelling houses, and other buildings today. The loss is estimated at $20,000.

The church building was 70 years old. It was formerly owned by the Congregational Society, but lately ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1911
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Newark, New Jersey, USA

1911 - Killed At Top Of A Pole. Newark Lineman’s Body Tumbles to Street In View of Hundreds.
Floyd Sexton, 36 years old, a telegraph lineman of Newark, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon by contact with a live electric light wire on a pole at the corner of Mulberry and Green Streets, that city. Hundreds of persons saw Sexton’s body fall from the pole.

Sexton had been employed for nearly twenty years by the Newark District Telegraph. About 4:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon there... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1911
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New Rochelle, New York, USA

1911 - Breaks His Neck Diving. Dared Fate in Same Place His Brother Was Killed Three Years Ago.
Special to The New York Times.
New Rochelle, N.Y., July 4.-At the same spot where his brother, Fred was killed in a similar manner three years ago, Waldorf Miller, 21 years old, of Clinton Avenue, broke his neck by diving from the rocks near the bathing beach at Hudson Park, New Rochelle, last night. Miller and a dozen other members of the Iroquois Social Club of New Rochelle attended a beach... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1911
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Corning, New York, USA

1912 - 41 DEAD, 50 HURT AS EXPRESS HITS EXCURSION TRAIN. At 65-Mile Speed Lackawanna Flier Crashers Into Crowded Cars Near Corning, N. Y.
ENGINEER IGNORES SIGNALS

Two Day Coaches Split in Two and a Pullman Crumpled Up by the Onrushing Locomotive.

VICTIMS KILLED IN SLEEP

A Few Passengers Who Rise to Learn Cause of Delay Witnesses of Tragedy.

SWIFTLY RUSH TO SUCCOR.

Injured Are Hurried to Corning Hospitals While Dead Are Laid Out for Identification.

MANY VICTIMS FROM HERE

Officials Blame Disaster on Express... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1912
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Glens Falls, New York, USA

1912 - AIRMAN HURLED INTO BARN.
Spaulding Hurt When Biplane Is Wrecked at Glens Falls
Special to The New York Times.

GLENS FALLS, July 4. - Ira D. Spaulding, an aviator of Brattleboro, Vt., while giving an exhibition for the Clawson & Hamilton Aviation Company at League Park at Glens Falls this afternoon, was badly hurt when the wind carried his Curtiss biplane out of its course through the side of a barn just beyond the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 5, 1912
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Saranac Lake, New York, USA

1925 - SEVEN PEOPLE BURN TO DEATH. PERISHED IN AN APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE AT SARANAC LAKE, N.Y.
By The Associated Press.
Saranac Lake, N. Y., July 4. - Seven persons lost their lives in a fire which swept a three-story wooden apartment house here early today, either trapping the victims in their rooms or cutting off their escape. The origin of the fire was undetermined. The flames started in the rear of the building, either in the basement or on the first floor.

The dead:
GEORGE... Read MORE...

The Davenport Democrat and Leader -  Davenport, Iowa -  July 5, 1925
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North Grosvenordale, Connecticut, USA

1927  LIGHTS FIRECRACKER BY CIGARETTE, BLINDED

PUTNAM, July 4. - (By Associated Press) The Fourth of July celebration of Paul Aucoin of North Grosvenordale ended disastrously today, when a firecracker he was lighting from his cigarette exploded prematurely. He is in the local hospital with bandages over his yeas, and until these can be removed he can not tell whether or not he will lose his sight.

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  July 5, 1927
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Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA

1930  Trousers Save Life

BETHLEHEM, Conn., July 25. - Homer Somers owes his life to two pairs of pants. Homer wore double trousers when he went wood-chopping to protect his limbs from the brush. Hearing a rattle, he glanced behind him just in time to see a rattlesnake strike his leg. The fangs failed to penetrate both thicknesses and Homer killed the snake.

Painesville Telegraph -  Painesville, Ohio -  July 5, 1930
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East Orange, New Jersey, USA

1934 - Must Face Court For Stunt Flying. Baltimore Aviator Hurt When Plane Removes East Orange Roof.
East Orange, July 5 (AP). - Francis R. Gresham, 27-year-old Baltimore Flier, was to go from a hospital to a courtroom here today, to answer a charge of stunting and flying low over the city’s roofs-one of which no longer is attached to a house.

His fate was thought to have been much worse by the scores of citizens who watched his biplane pancake into Rutledge Avenue last night. Gresham, his... Read MORE...

Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  July 5, 1934
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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1935 - CRASH AT PARK NEAR KANSAS CITY. 60 HURT AS PIER COLLAPSES AT WINNWOOD BEACH; SIDE SHOW SNAKES INTO CROWD. PANIC FOLLOWS, MANY TRAMPLED. VOLUNTEERS WITH ROPES, 'HUMAN CHAINS' USED TO PULL VICTIMS FROM MUD.
Kansas City, July 5. AP - Dropped 18 feet into the mud at Winnwood Beach, approximately 50 persons were injured, none seriously, when a section of an amusement pier collapsed last night.

Panic caused by release of a box full of snakes being exhibited on the pier accounted for injury of several persons trampled in the scramble to safety, police said after a check of injured in the various city... Read MORE...

Moberly Monitor-Index -  Missouri -  July 5, 1935
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1865  July 5 - The U.S. Secret Service is founded.

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1891  July 5 - Sixteen horses were killed by hail, and many more have to be put to death due to injuries from a hailstorm at Rapid City, SD.

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1900  July 5 - A spectacular three day fire began when a bolt of lightning struck a refinery in Bayonne NJ.

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1937  July 5 - The canned precooked meat product Spam is introduced by the Hormel company in the United States

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