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Greenerpasture Daily News - July 7

Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)

1848  Great Fire at Sorel, In Canada

There were seventy-five houses destroyed by fire at Sorel, Canada, on Saturday, the 24th inst., including the stores of Messrs. Fowler and the Union Hotel, &c.

Milwaukee Sentinel -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  July 7, 1848
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Gardiner, Maine, USA

1865  Fire at Gardiner, Maine

Gardiner, Thursday, July 6. The extensive Jarvis Steam Tannery, with all its stock of bark, &c., was destroyed by fire this noon; loss $20,000; insurance $7,000. It was with great difficulty that the adjoining mills and manufactories were saved.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 7, 1865
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Saint-Damase, Québec, Canada (St-Hyacinthe)

1865 - Killed His Mother
A young man named Drolet, son of a farmer at St. Damase, near St. Hyacinthe, Canada, has in a fit of insanity, killed his mother by inflicting upon her three blows with an axe. For some time previous he had been in a state of great religious excitement. He had just performed a neuvaine, or nine days' act of devotion in the church, and two days before the murder, had received the holy sacrament.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 7, 1865
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Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

1866 - Terrible Conflagration in Portland, Me. Half of the City Destroyed by Fire!
A TRACK ONE MILE AND A HALF LONG SWEPT BY THE FLAMES!
ALL THE BANKS GONE!
PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN RUINS - A MAJORITY OF THE BUSINESS HOUSES BURNED -FIFTY HOUSES BLOWN UP - THE PEOPLE FLEEING FOR THEIR LIVES - IMMENSE LOSS OF PROPERTY - THE FIRE STILL RAGING.
PORTLAND, July 4. - A terrible fire is here, having destroyed Brown's sugar house, and is sweeping through the city before a strong southerly ... Read MORE...

Vermont Journal -  Windsor, Vermont -  July 7, 1866
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Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

1898 - NEW HAMPSHIRE TORNADO. Loss of Life and Damage to Property at Hampton Beach.
Hampton, N. H., July 6. - A tornado struck a section of Hampton beach at 3:15 o'clock, causing immense damage to beach property and great loss of life. Cottages were blown flat, horses were picked up bodily and dashed against buildings, vehicles carried many feet, barns unroofed, large trees snapped off at their roots while others were torn up bodily. the tornado touched the beach at a place... Read MORE...

Aberdeen Weekly News -  Aberdeen, South Dakota -  July 7, 1898
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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - SOCIETY PEOPLE FIGHT FIRE.
Save Contents of R. C. Dixey's Costly Stables at Tanglewood.

Special to The New York Times.

LENOX, Mass., July 6. - Fire to-day destroyed the costly stables at Tanglewood, the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Dixey, three miles west of here, and gave the society people of Lenox something exciting to do, for they turned in and assisted in the rescue of horses, harness, and vehicles.

An... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 7, 1908
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Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (St-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

1915 - 6 Dead, 8 Injured In Fire and Explosion at Beloeil
MONTREAL, July 6 - Six people were killed and eight others seriously injured in an explosion and fire in the factory of the Canadian Explosives company at Beloeil, Que., early today.

The dead are: Capt. J. Murry Wilson, Montreal, superintendent of the Canadian Explosives company; Elmer G. Brown, superintendent of the Cordite section at Beloeil; Raoul Savreau, Richard, Meyer, Maria Williams and ... Read MORE...

Duluth News-Tribune -  Duluth, Minnesota -  July 7, 1915
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Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

1930 - THREE KILLED IN FIREWORKS BLAST. FOUR BUILDINGS WRECKED IN EXPLOSION NEAR ASBURY PARK, N.J.
Asbury Park, N.J. July 7 - Fireworks stored in four buildings in Neptune Township exploded, killing three persons and injuring five.
Sheets of flames spread out and set fire to an adjoining woods in the sparsely settled section. All four of the buildings were wrecked. The structures comprised the fireworks factory of FRANK CIMINO.

The dead are:
DOLORES RENNA, 2 months old.
MINNIE CIMINO, 9, ... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  July 7, 1930
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Somersworth, New Hampshire, USA

1930 - CHILD KILLED BY CANNON.
Somersworth, July 7 - The explosion of a universal joint in the drive-shaft of an automobile, which was being used as a cannon for celebrating the Fourth, caused the death Saturday afternoon of RITA PERREAULT, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Telesphore Perreault of 13 Broad Street.
A piece of metal from it struck the child in the forehead as she stood watching the firing 50 feet away.

The... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  July 7, 1930
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1930  July 7 - Construction begins on the Hoover Dam (originally known as the Boulder Dam)

The Story of Hoover Dam The Best Film Archives (www.youtube.com)

July 7, 1930
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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1951  New Goggles

American Optical Co. of Southbridge, Mass. has a new airtight industrial goggle for use in working with gas fumes or smoke. The headband of the goggle is fastened to the outer frame. The inner frame is of rubber and when fitted perfectly give a gas-tight seal.

Utica Daily Press -  Utica, New York -  Saturday, July 7, 1951
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1888  Owing to lack of orders the Bigelow carpet mills at Clinton, Mass., shut down on the 3d, rendering thirteen hundred hands idle.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1915  July 7 - A severe wind and thunderstorm caused heavy damage and 38 deaths in and near Cincinnati, OH. Many older buildings were demolished. The steamship Dick Fulton was overturned.

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1928  July 7 – The first machine-sliced and machine-wrapped loaf of bread is sold in Chillicothe, Missouri, using Otto Frederick Rohwedder's technology.

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