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Greenerpasture Daily News - July 6

1847 - July 1 – The United States issues its first postage stamps
POST OFFICE STAMPS. Post-office stamps for the convenience of pre-paying postage are to be issued on the 1st of July. The stamp for ten cents will be of the head of Washington, colored black. The five cents' stamp will be colored brown, and will represent the head of Franklin. The law says --

"Any letter or packet, with one or more stamps affixed, equal in amount to the postage properly... Read MORE...

The Sandusky Clarion -  Sandusky, Ohio -  July 6, 1847
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Saratoga, New York, USA

1864 - GREAT CONFLAGRATION IN SARATOGA. THE WATER CURE ESTABLISHMENT AT SARATOGA BURNED.
Troy, N. Y., Tuesday, July 5.
The fire at Saratoga on Monday destroyed all the buildings on Broadway south of Union Hall to the Clarendon Hotel. West of these the buildings are small wooden structures, except the Water Cure, in which the fire originated, and which was destroyed. The total loss is $60,000. None of the large hotels were in the least injured.

Third Dispatch.
Saratoga, Tuesday,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1864
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Palmyra, New York, USA

1870  Train Accident

PALMYRA, N. Y., July 5. - JOHN McGARRY, while attempting to get on the express train here, this morning, fell under the cars and was instantly killed. He was a resident of Macedon.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1870
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Hudson, Massachusetts, USA

1874 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
A fire in Hudson, Mass., Saturday, destroyed the piano forte manufactory of KOELER & SHAW. The loss is $50,000, insurance $23,000. MR. GEORGE A. CATTING'S house and stable were also burned; loss, $5,000, insurance, $2,500. The business portion of the village was seriously threatened, but the prompt arrival of engines from Marlboro greatly aided in stopping the conflagration. KOELER & SHAW did a... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1874
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Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)

1879 - THE FIRE AT AMHERST. THE BUILDINGS BURNED, WITH A LIST OF SOME OF THE INSURANCES.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 5. - The incendiary fire at Amherst yesterday morning burned propery[sic] valued at from $75,000 to $100,000. The property destroyed is the Amherst House, the Post Office, the Savings Bank, town offices, the Public Library, one of the largest livery stables in Western Massachusetts, two college secret society lodge-rooms, and the stores of a number of mercantile firms.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1879
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Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA

1885 - FIRE AT CLINTONVILLE.
Clintonville, Wis., July 6 - Clintonville suffered another conflagration at 10 o’clock Saturday night to the extent of the entire destruction of H. W. Pickard’s saw mill. The mill was located at honey creek railway bridge, and had a capacity of seven to ten thousand feet per day. Within ten minutes the entire structure was enveloped in flames. The fire department could do no service other than... Read MORE...

The Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  July 6, 1885
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

1887 - HORSE CAR ACCIDENT. A PANIC ON A STREET RAILWAY RESULTS FATALLY.
Fitchburg, Mass., July 5. - (Special Telegram to the Bee) -- A terrible accident occurred yesterday afternoon of the Fitchburg horse railroad in which one woman was killed and two more passengers received injuries which will probably prove fatal, while several others were badly hurt. The car left Fitchburg soon after noon for the fair grounds and had ninety people on board on their way to see a... Read MORE...

The Omaha Daily Bee -  Omaha, Nebraska -  July 6, 1887
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Salem, Massachusetts, USA

1889 - TERRIBLE EFFECT OF A BOMB EXPLOSION.
Salem, Mass., July 5. - While fire works were being set off on the common tonight a shell exploded, blowing fragments into the crowd.

GEORGIE, son of Charles Sewall, was instantly killed, as was also FRANK C. ANDERSON, five years old. MARTIN RYAN'S right arm was shattered and it was amputated. CHRISTINA ANDERSON, sister of FRANKIE, had her fingers broken; WILLIE THOMPSON, 10 years old,... Read MORE...

Lock Haven Express -  Pennsylvania -  July 6, 1889
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Carson City, Nevada, USA

1889 - BASEBALL ACCIDENT. A Player Gets His Nose Smashed.
The Carson Tribune of the 5th inst. says: While playing baseball at Genoa yesterday, Selden Richards of Carson sustained an injury that will probably disfigure him for life. He was at the bat when a high ball with incurve came over the plate. He struck at it, and instead of the ball going out into the field, it darted up the bat like a flash, lodging on the right side of Seldon's nose, breaking... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  July 6, 1889
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Reno, Nevada, USA

1889 - A BIG BLAZE. Reno Gets Another Scorching by Fire. Property to the Value of $20,000 Goes Up in Smoke - Insured for About Half.
This morning about 1 o'clock a fire broke out in or near the tea store of Rother Bros., near the corner of Second and Sierra streets, and in the rear of the Gazette office.

Dick Nash was the first to turn in a general alarm, and the fire department was soon on the ground. But before water was gotten on the fire the Nevada Tea Store and the Blue Wing Saloon were in flames, and the heat was... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  July 6, 1889
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

1889 - DISASTER AT OKLAHOMA. THE GRAND STAND AT A RACE TRACK COLLAPSES, INJURING MANY.
Oklahoma City, July 4. - The grand stand at the race track collapsed at three o'clock this afternoon, injuring more than one hundred people. One thousand people crowded into the stands when the horses came to the post, and suddenly, without a sign of warning the structure went down, burying more than five hundred in the ruins.

Oklahoma City, July 5. - The number of victims of yesterday's... Read MORE...

The Burlington Hawk Eye -  Iowa -  July 6, 1889
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Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA

1889 - Terrific Storm.
TITUSVILLE, Pa., July 3. - A terrific thunder storm passed over this city last evening, followed by two cloud bursts that caused a serious overflow of Church run which winds through the city from an insignificant stream. The run turned into a furious torrent in a few minutes, coursing through the streets, filling cellars, rising in some cases to the first stories of the houses. Fully three miles... Read MORE...

Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  July 6, 1889
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Charleston, West Virginia, USA

1891 - FIFTEEN KILLED. IN THE AWFUL DISASTER ON THE KANAWHA AND MICHIGAN ROAD. NEAR CHARLESTON, THIS STATE.
TWO RAILROAD COACHES FILLED WITH MERRY PLEASURE SEEKERS.
PLUNGE THROUGH A TRESTLE.

ONLY FOUR ESCAPE WITHOUT INJURY - FIFTY-THREE ARE BADLY INJURED, SOME OF THEM FATALLY - HEARTRENDING SCENES AT THE WRECK - THE BODIES HORRIBLY MANGLED - SOME OF THE DEAD WELL KNOW CITIZENS - THE WORK OF RESCUE - CHARLESTON A CITY OF MOURNING.

Charleston, W. Va., July 5. - The worst wreck ever known in this... Read MORE...

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer -  Wheeling, West Virginia -  July 6, 1891
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Kingston, New York, USA

1893 - WRECKED BY LIGHTNING - POWDER HOUSE CONTAINING FIFTY KEGS BLOWS UP.
Two Houses Wrecked at Kingston, the Inmates Badly Injured, and the Telephone System Disabled - Great Damage to Grain and Fruit Crops Along the Schuylkill Valley by a Hailstorm - The Stones Were the Size of a Hickory Nut, and Trains Were Delayed.

KINGSTON, July 5. - During a very severe thunder storm early this evening a powder house in Second Avenue, on the outskirts of the city, was struck by ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1893
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1894 - BIG BLAZE AT CHICAGO. Five Buildings at the World's Fair Grounds Destroyed.
THE FLAMES FANNED BY A FIERCE SOUTHWEST GALE.

Special to the Record-Union.
CHICAGO, July 5. - The World's Columbian Exposition is a billowy sea of fire. The administration building, the architectural crown of the White City, with its gilded and decorated dome, its supporting pavilions enriched with statuary; the majestic agricultural building, with decorated colonnades, with its beautiful... Read MORE...

The Record-Union -  Sacramento, California -  July 6, 1894
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Gloversville, New York, USA

1902 - NEW YORK WRECK - LATER PARTICULARS OF THE COLLISION ON THE ELECTRIC ROAD NEAR GLOVERSVILLE. TWELVE LIVES LOST.
INJURIES OF SEVERAL OTHER PASSENGERS ARE REGARDED AS FATAL.
MOTORMAN LOST CONTROL

Open Car in Front Struck by the Heavy Combination Baggage Coach and Thrown Many Feet.

Gloversville, N. Y., July 5. - A wreck which occurred on the Mountain Lake Railroad late last night caused the almost instant death of eleven persons and one victim died in the hospital here early today. It is believed that... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  July 6, 1902
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Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA

1903 - SCORES OF PEOPLE DIE IN DELUGE. PLEASURE SEEKERS IN SMALL PARK AT JEANNETTE, PA., OVERWHELMED BY RUSH OF WATER FOLLOWING A CLOUDBURST - BURSTING DAM LETS LOOSE DEATH DEALING FLOOD.
Jeannette, Pa., July 6 - At 10 o'clock this morning it is estimated the loss of life through yesterday's cloudburst will reach seventy-five.

Twenty bodies have been recovered. Many are foreigners and have not been identified.

Jeannette, Pa., July 6 - Dawn broke today on a scene of devastation and ruin along the Brush Creek valley. From the site of the break in the dam at Oakford Park to... Read MORE...

Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  July 6, 1903
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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1911 - TRAIN KILLS CHAUFFEUR.
Motor Failed and Car Stuck on Railway Crossing.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., July 5 - When a West Shore Railroad train rolled into Hihgland{sic} Station tonight the top of an automobile was found on the pilt. Investigation showed that the train had struck an automobile at a crossing half a mile away and instantly killed a chaufefur{sic} named Frank Walters, aged 30, of New York.

Walter's motor had... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1911
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Long Beach, New York, USA

1923 - Electrical Storm Sweeps Brooklyn - Woman Killed as Building is Wrecked
New York. - An electrical storm which swept over the metropolitan district at Long Beach L. I., killed BERT SAVOY of the stage team of BRENNAN and SAVOY, and JACK GROSSMAN, also of the theatrical profession, who was with him, and caused the death of a woman in Brooklyn and an 18 year-old youth in Yonkers. Uprooting trees, felling telegraph poles and unroofing houses, the storm wreaked havoc... Read MORE...

Plateau Voice -  Colorado -  July 6, 1923
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Englehart, Ontario, Canada

1936 - Gold Strike Starts Run of Prospectors to Englehart, Ont.
(Canadian Press)

ENGLEHART, Ont., July 5. - Prospectors and mining men reached this northern town today on the heels of reports that a spectacular gold strike has been made in Bryce township, 20 miles southwest. Latest reports said all available property for miles in the area, has been staked. This small railway divisional town is the "jumping off" point for prospectors.

Stories from the... Read MORE...

The Ottawa Evening Citizen -  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -  July 6, 1936
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Rockford, Illinois, USA

1948 - Burned when Sparkler Ignites Girl’s Dress
A 7-year-old was recovering last night from painful burns on her left arm and right leg suffered about 9 p.m. Sunday when a sparkler ignited her dress while she was celebrating the Fourth of July.

Quick action by Felix Elliott, 1607 12 West State, grandfather of Sandra Lee Anderson, saved the girl from serious burns.

Elliott, when he was a spot of flame on the girl’s dress, slapped it out... Read MORE...

Morning Star -  Rockford, Illinois -  July 6, 1948
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1904  COSTLY FIRE.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., July 6 - Fire started in the picture frame gallery of H. E. Hugus at noon, and the loss is estimated at $100,000.

Wilkes-Barre Times
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

1936  July 6 - 121°F (49°C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)

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1936 July 6, 1936 - The temperature at Steele ND hit 121 degrees, a state record.

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1944  July 6 - Ringling Brothers Circus tent fire in Hartford took 168 lives.
1944 - July - World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)
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