Thursday, August 17, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 17

Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

1843 - Railroad Collision
Another of those terrific accidents occurred yesterday on the Philadelphia and Pottsville Railroad, which can always be avoided by a simple attention to the duty of a Railroad agent: never start a car when a train from an opposite direction is due; let no persuasion induce you to depart from this rule. Yesterday morning about three o'clock, this collision took place about two miles above Reading, ... Read MORE...

The Voice Of Freedom -  Montpelier, Vermont -  August 17, 1843
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Conway, Massachusetts, USA

1852  Destructive Fire at Conway, Mass.

Springfield, Mass., Monday, Aug. 16. The Dye and Storage House of the Conway Manufacturing Company, in Conway, Mass., was burnt this morning with its contents, consisting of about 50,000 lbs. of wool. The loss is about $20,000. Insured from $15,000 to $18,000.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 17, 1852
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1894 - DEAD IN A FIERY WRECK. PASSENGERS BURNED IN A RAILROAD DISASTER.
An Engine and Two Cars Plunge From a Trestle Forty Feet Above Ground Near Lincoln, Neb. - The Work of Train Wreckers - Horrible Fate of the Victims.

A fearful wreck, involving the loss of eleven lives, one engine and two cars, occurred five miles south of Lincoln, Neb., on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad where it crosses on a high trestle the tracks of the Union Pacific and... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  August 17, 1894
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Aurora, Illinois, USA

1895 - BOYS KILLED AT AURORA. A Train Ran Into an Open Switch Where They Played.
Aurora, Ill., Aug. 16. - A passenger train on the Northwestern road ran through an open switch here this evening, crashing into a car loaded with carboys of acid. The fluid scattered in every direction adding to the deadly work done by the collision.

The killed are:
THOMAS ROSH, Aurora.

The injured were:
Fred Robinson, Aurora, badly burned by acid
Arthur Robinson, Aurora, frightfully... Read MORE...

The Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  August 17, 1895
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA

1907 - 2 DEAD IN OLD ORCHARD FIRE. FIVE PERSONS INJURED - THE LOSS $800,000 AND SEASON CLOSED.
Old Orchard, Me., Aug. 16. - Two lives were lost and five persons were injured, three seriously, in the fire which swept through this seashore resort last night, causing a loss of $800,000, with insurance of about one-third.

The dead are PHILIP PARTRIDGE of Kennebunk, who was killed by a locomotive while crossing the track on the way to the fire, and an unidentified man, who was blown to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 17, 1907
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1907 - FIVE KILLED AS HOUSE FALLS. ELEVEN OTHERS INJURED IN AN EARLY MORNING CRASH IN CHICAGO.
Chicago, Ill., Aug. 16. - Five persons were killed and eleven others were injured, three seriously, early today by the collapse of a two-story frame boarding house at 55 Fry Street. Four persons were instantly killed and the fifth died a few minutes after being taken to a hospital. The bodies of the dead were taken from the ruins by policemen and firemen, who risked their lives when compelled to... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 17, 1907
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Rye, New Hampshire, USA

1912 - BIG FIRE AT RYE BEACH. WELL KNOWN MARDEN HOUSE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AT EARLY HOUR THIS MORNING.
The most serious fire for years at Rye Beach and one that threatened several nearby costly summer residences, occurred early this morning when the Marden House, one of the best hotels on the New Hampshire coast, burned to the ground. The hotel, a three-story structure located on Sea Road, Allen's Corner, took fire shortly after two o'clock in a shed used for the storage of automobiles and spread... Read MORE...

The Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  August 17, 1912
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Galveston, Texas, USA

1915  August 17 - A hurricane hit Galveston, TX, with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot storm surge.

The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the seawall (which was constructed after the catastrophic hurricane of 1900), just ten percent were left standing.

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August 17, 1915
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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1945 - Maker of Bomb Very Depressed
Maker of Bomb Very Depressed - Southbridge, Mass. August 17 (UP) - A scientist who helped develop the atomic bomb said today, with permission of the War Department, that he became so depressed over the possibilities of the projectile, that he hoped its eventual use "would fail".

Dr. E. D. Tillyer and Dr. Alexis G. Pincus, research scientists at the American Optical Company, disclosed today... Read MORE...

The Citizen Advertiser -  Auburn, New York -  Friday, August 17, 1945
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1867  August 17 - Sunday before last, at Clarendon, Michigan, while several young people were returning from meeting in a carriage, a furious bull pursued them four miles.
By running the team they arrived at home and drove in the yard just in time to escape him.

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Brooklyn, New York

1899  August 17 – A Hurricane San Ciriaco makes landfall in North Carolina's Outer Banks, completely destroying the town of Diamond City.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 15

Keene, New Hampshire, USA

1867 - Another DESTRUCTIVE FIRE in KEENE.
On Monday afternoon of this week Keene was visited by a conflagration which in the amount of property destroyed, and in detriment to the manufacturing and laboring interests of the place, was by far the most disastrous of any which our citizens have ever experienced. The flames broke out at about half-past four o'clock, and in less than as hour and a half, the entire group of shops, store houses, ... Read MORE...

New Hampshire Sentinel -  Keene, New Hampshire -  August 15, 1867
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Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...The policemen on the Brooklyn bridge report that the shock was distinctly felt there, and the great towers at either end oscillated visibly, while the bridge itself rocked as if struck by a hurricane. The shock was felt generally along the river fronts, and the piers were shaken as if by a heavily loaded truck passing over them. At the iron steamboat pier, which is built of solid masonry, the... Read MORE...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Camden, New Jersey, USA

1884  A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine

...The shock in Camden, N. J., lasted about ten seconds and created considerable alarm. Every large building in the city was rocked, and bells were rung in every section. At Berkley and Third streets the residents of the houses thought they were falling, and rushed into the streets screaming for their lives...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

1884  A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine

...At Allentown, Pa., there was a general rocking of houses, and in some instances the motion was so violent as to throw persons sleeping upon lounges to the floor. A party of gentlemen who were playing poker in a club-room rushed into the street hatless and coatless, under the impression that an attempt had been made to wreck the building...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

1884  A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine

...At Atlantic City water pitchers were overturned in the hotels, and in several instances furniture was thrown down and globes shaken form chandeliers. Dishes were rattled on tables, and much consternation was occasioned in a few of the hotels where the guests were assembled at their meals...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...Probably Hartford, Conn., was the most shaken of any point heard from. At twenty-one minutes to three o’clock p. m., three long and convulsive shocks were felt throughout the city and vicinity, and particularly felt in houses occupying high ground. Many people were thrown down and in some cases badly bruised. At the second shock bells were rung, houses rocked like cradles and crockery and... Read MORE...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Port Jervis, New York, USA

1885  A Port Jervis man has concluded that if there can be a scarecrow there can also be a scarebug.

So he stuck a little stake in the middle of his cucumber hills on which he has attached a small white rag. He says that the little bugs which were destroying his cucumber plants are scared by the flopping of the rags and vacate the premises. - N. Y. Tribune.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 15, 1885
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1898  Fire in Quebec

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Aug 14 - The works of the Jencks Machine company, the largest industry of the kind in Canada, were destroyed by fire, supposed to have started in the Rand Drill company's plant. The estimated loss is $225,000, probably covered by insurance.

Gazette-Telegraph -  Colorado -  August 15, 1898
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Middletown, Connecticut, USA

1903 - YACHT WAIONTHA BURNED - Catches Fire on Connecticut River and Is Run Aground
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Aug. 14 - The steam yacht Waiontha of Hartford caught fire to-day while going down the Connecticut River, and now lies a blackened wreck on Sears Shoal, six or seven miles below this city. Her crew escaped in a small boat after running the burning yacht aground. It is understood here that the fire caught in the engine room and spread so quickly that it was impossible to save... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 15, 1903
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Placerville, California, USA (Hangtown)

1922 - WOMAN FATALLY HURT IN WRECK
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 15. - Miss Edna Bullard, thirty-eight years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ila L. Bullard, of Oroville, was fatally injured and Adjt. Gen. J. J. Borrce received minor injuries when an automobile Gen. Borrce was driving mountain-ward last Saturday afternoon skidded off the highway five miles west of Placeville, throwing the occupants out as it catapulted down an embankment.

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Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  August 15, 1922
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1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President Roosevelt, embarking the government on the New Deal's vast social security program, forsees further social and economic adjustments to come.

When he signed the Security bill into law yesterday, amid formal ceremony, he said it was a "cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means... Read MORE...

The Daily Mail -  Hagerstown, Maryland -  August 15, 1935
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1868  A farmer in Oneida, N. Y., raised seven thousand quarts of strawberries on a single acre this year.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1939  August 15 – MGM's classic musical film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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1969  August 15 - Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 14

Middlebury, Vermont, USA

1819 - Strange Lightning Strike
Middlebury, Vermont, Aug. 4.

On Monday the 25th ult. about 2 o'clock, P. M. the house of Mr. John Hunt, in Shoreham, was struck by lightning, and the chimney and the upper part of the house considerably injured. The flash struck a young lady, who was in the upper part of the house, and ran down to her feet; and in its course, melted a string of gold beads which she had around her neck, burst... Read MORE...

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Berks and Schuylkill Journal -  Pennsylvania -  August 14, 1819
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Hallowell, Maine, USA

1869  A resident of Hallowell, Me., died recently, after having been confined to his house over twenty years.

His sickness was caused by painting window blinds in the winter season, using green paint, and keeping them in the room where he worked. He inhaled so much of the poisonous vapor that all efforts to eradicate it from his system were unavailing.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 14, 1869
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

1882  INSANE ASYLUM BURNS.

Lancaster, Pa., August, 14 - While SAMUEL METZELL'S barn was burning today the County Insane Asylum was discovered to be on fire. There were 114 inmates all of whom were saved after great exertions. The loss is $70,000.

Syracuse Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1882
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1899 - EXPLOSION AT STATE CAPITOL. Watchmen Were Investigating Gas Leak with Lighted Lantern - One Man Injured.
Hartford, Aug. 14. - Escaping gas at the state capitol caused Night Watchman James Keefe of this city and Assistant Night Watchman George H. Cooper of New Haven to investigate a leak last night about 9 o'clock. With a lighted lantern they went into a vault under the stone steps on the outside, and upon opening the door a tremendous explosion occurred blowing out several tons of stone steps and... Read MORE...

Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  August 14, 1899
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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
Two bodies fell into street

Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. Father of one collapses on hearing of it.

Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 14. - Four boys, all under 9 years of age, were struck and killed by a Pennsylvania railroad train while walking across the railroad bridge over Broad street in this city. The bodies of two of them fell into the crowded street... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  August 14, 1906
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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1909 - LENOX. Big Barn Destroyed by Fire.
Fire destroyed the large barn on the Ford farm, owned by Leonard C. Peters and Isaac J. Newton yesterday afternoon. The barn was 50 by 100 feet in size and contained 70 tons of hay. It is thought that the fire started from the hay, which ignited by spontaneous combustion. George R. Bull, clerk at Hotel Aspinwall, discovered the fire and telephoned an alarm to the central telephone station. As... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1909
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1911 - FOUR DIE IN WRECK - EIGHTEEN HOUR FLYER LEAPS OFF RAILS NEAR FORT WAYNE.
30 PERSONS ARE INJURED.

SEVERAL VICTIMS OF CRASH ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

SPEEDING AT 50 MILES AN HOUR, CHICAGO TO NEW YORK EXPRESS LEAVES TRACK AT SWITCH AND CRASHES INTO FREIGHT TRAIN.

THREE ENGINES PILED UP IN MASS OF TANGLED IRON - MEN, IN PANIC, THRUST WOMAN ASIDE TO ESCAPE.

Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 13. - Four persons were killed and 30 injured when the Pennsylvania 18-hour... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  August 14, 1911
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Auburn, New York, USA

1912 - MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN DIE WHEN FIREWORKS EXPLODE.
ONE OTHER IS KILLED OUTRIGHT - SMALL GIRL VICTIM DIES AT THE HOSPITAL.

SEVERAL HOUSES WRECKED.

FIREWORKS STORED IN AUBURN RESIDENCE EXPLODE EARLY THIS MORNING, HURLING THE OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE INTO ETERNITY - EXPLOSIVES WERE STORED FOR AN ITALIAN CELEBRATION.

Auburn, Aug. 13. - Five people were killed, four of them instantly, in an explosion of fireworks and high explosives in the home ... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1912
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North Branford, Connecticut, USA

1917 - INQUIRY INTO TROLLEY CRASH. 19 PERSONS KILLED AND TWO SCORE INJURED IN COLLISION AT NO. BRANFORD, CONN.
SLEEPY MOTORMAN SAID TO HAVE RUN PAST SWITCH - WORKED 16 HOURS.

New Haven, Conn., Aug. 14. - Inquiry into the collision of trolley cars on the Shore Line electric railway at North Branford late yesterday, in which nineteen persons lost their lives and nearly two score of passengers were hurt, was opened this morning by Deputy Coroner Kenneth Wynne. The examination of witnesses was in chambers, ... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1917
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Kingston, New York, USA

1926 - Seriously Hurt In a Runaway
May Kantrowitz of 92 Broadway Hurled From Wagon as Horse Ran Away on Andrew Street - In Unconscious Condition at Kingston City Hospital.

Max Kantrowitz, 43 years old, a shoemaker located at No. 92 Broadway, was seriously injured in a runaway accident on Andrew street about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon when he was hurled from the wagon. He was picked up unconscious and hurried to the Kingston... Read MORE...

The Kingston Daily Freeman -  Kingston, New York -  August 14, 1926
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1846  August 14 - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

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1869  The law against cruelty to animals is being quite strenuously enforced in Franklin county, Mass. Recently a resident of Northfield was fined $45 and costs, about $60 in all, for excessively driving and whipping a horse.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A Rev. House married a Rev. Noon to a Miss Cook, at the residence of Philo Gates, on June 29, at Waterford, Conn.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1874  August 14 - Quebec, August 7. - The inhabitants of Portneuf have been greatly terrified recently by rumblings and earth heavings in that vicinity. Many have left their homes.


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Arizona

1936  August 14 - 1936 Summer Olympics (Berlin): The United States men's national basketball team wins the first Olympic basketball tournament in the final game over Canada, 19–8.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 13

Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1839 - Tornado
On Monday, Aug. 7, 1839, a tornado passed over a point not far from the line of the Wallingford storm. Its direction was such that it did not strike places where human habitations existed, though it was a fearful tempest. Mr. James Bolter of this city visited the spot at the time, and Prof. Brocklesby, of Trinity College, who was then in New Haven, has a distinct recollection of the storm. The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 13, 1878
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

1853 - AWFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. FOURTEEN LIVES LOST -- THIRTY OR FORTY SERIOUSLY INJURED.
By Telegraph to the New York Daily Times.

Disagreeable necessity obliges us to shock the sensibilities of our readers, by the reciatal of another terrible calamity from a collision of Railway trains.

At 8 o'clock, yesterday morning, a collision occurred on the Providence and Worcester Railroad, which caused the death of fourteen persons, and seriously injured about forty more. The collision ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 13, 1853
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence) (Leeds)

1878 - Tornado
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., July 17.- The town is almost despoiled of its beautiful shade trees, mostly large elms, for which it is noted, there being some 15 uprooted on Elm-street alone. The horse cars to Florence cannot run for some day, there being many great trees across the track. On Main-street awnings and signs were blown down and the fronts of several stores blown in, the rain and broken glass... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 13, 1878
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Long Beach, New York, USA

1901 - LONG BEACH EXPLOSION. No Cause for It Has Been Yet Discovered - Guests Still at Hotel.
LONG BEACH, L. I., Aug. 12. - S. B. Allen, Vice President of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, came to the Long Beach Hotel to-day and began an investigation as to the cause of the boiler explosion which occurred in the hotel yesterday. Mr. Allen said to-day:

"I have not progressed far enough in my investigation to justify me in making any statement as to the cause of ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 13, 1901
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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

1921 - SAVES TWO FROM DROWNING. Girl of 15 Rescues Sisters Half Mile Above Niagara Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Aug. 12. - Fifteen-year-old Phyllis Perry of Chippewa, Ontario, rescued Wilma and Cora Baldry, 17 and 12 years old, respectively, daughters of City Market Clerk C. J. Baldry of Niagara Falls, Ontario, from drowning this afternoon a half mile above the falls.

Wilma was overcome while swimming, and was going down for the second time when her younger sister went to the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 13, 1921
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Chico, California, USA

1927 - CHICO COLLEGE BUILDING RAZED. EFFORTS OF FIREMEN TO CHECK FLAMES PROVE UNAVAILING; LOSS $500,000.
Chico, Cal., Aug. 12. - (AP) - The main building of the State Teachers College of Chico was destroyed tonight by fire said to have started with an explosion. The loss was estimated at $500,000, with $300,000 for the building and $200,000 for the library and other equipment.

MRS. L. G. FAULKNER, who lives across the street from the school, said the flames burst out about 8 o'clock following an... Read MORE...

Modesto News Herald -  Modesto, California -  August 13, 1927
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1942  August 13 - Walt Disney's fifth animated film, Bambi, is released in the United States.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 10

Bangor, Maine, USA

1871 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Bangor, Maine, August 9. - As a passenger train on the Maine Central Railway was entering the city tonight, the bridge over the Hampden Road gave way, causing a general smash-up, which killed one person outright and injured 30 others more or less seriously. The engine and a portion of the train went down, while the balance, consisting of a smoking car, three passenger coaches and one Pullman... Read MORE...

Janesville Gazette -  Wisconsin -  August 10, 1871
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1871 - Quite a Mean Man
The Pittsfield Mass., Eagle has unearthed the mean man of that village. He is 50 years old, worth $15,000, has driven all his four boys away from home by his stinginess and general cussedness, and when one of them was fatally hurt lately, refused to bring him home. When his wife did bring him, he refused both admission to the house and turned his only daughter out of doors beside, because she... Read MORE...

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New Hampshire Sentinel -  New Hampshire -  August 10, 1871
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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1884  FIRE RECORD. AT SOUTHBRIDGE.

Worcester, August 9. - The Columbian mill at Southbridge, with a boarding house and tenement, burned this morning. The mill had 9,000 spindles and employed 60 hands. It was owned by Providence parties.

Fort Scott Daily Monitor -  Fort Scott, Kansas -  August 10, 1884
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Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

1888 - A BIG FIRE AT LITCHFIELD. THE NEW COURT HOUSE AND A NUMBER OF OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED.
WATERBURY, Conn., Aug. 9. - For the second time in three years Litchfield suffered the loss of a large portion of her business blocks this morning. At 1 A. M. flames were discovered breaking was entirely of wood and burned so rapidly that no attempt to save it was made. The lower floor was occupied by Grannis & Elmore's grocery. Deneger's shoe store and Dr. J. T. Sedgwick's office were on the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 10, 1888
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Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

1888 - WELLS COLLEGE DESTROYED. A FIRE SWEEPS THE MAIN BUILDING, CAUSING A LOSS OF $130,000.
Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 9. - Fire was discovered in the library of the main building of Wells Female College - MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND'S Alma Mater - Aurora, at 1:30 o'clock this morning by PATRICK GRAY, who occupies the lodge on the Wells estate. He immediately gave the alarm and, running to the building, cut off the gasoline connection and with the assistance of others endeavored to stay the flames.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 10, 1888
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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

1891 - SIX LIVES LOST. A PLEASURE PARTY THROWN INTO THE WATER BY THE VESSEL OVERTURNING.
Boston, Aug. 10. - A sad accident occurred on Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon by which six persons lost their lives. The yacht Nay, owned and sailed by Captain J. M. BURKE, started on a cruise about the bay yesterday afternoon, having on board four men and five children. There was a light breeze blowing, but yachtsmen say the boat was overcrowded. In tacking the vessel keeled over too far and... Read MORE...

The Evening Bulletin -  Maysville, Kentucky -  August 10, 1891
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Pensacola, Florida, USA

1893 - Yellow Jack
Its Appearance at Pensacola, Fla., Officially Reported

PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 9. - The Escambia county board of health issued the following official paper: 'The board of health regrets to announce that two deaths have occurred in this city, that of Rev. F. C. Waite and Ellen Wood, both pronounced yellow fever. The houses have been isolated, the bedding and all clothing destroyed and all... Read MORE...

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Idaho Statesman -  Idaho -  August 10, 1893
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1894  Wages Reduced

The effect of two years of democratic ascendency has materialized in the great manufacturing city of Fall River, Mass. The Cotton Manufacturers' Association, of that city, voted almost unanimously to reduce wages. The reduction will average from 10 to 12 1/2 per cent, according to the departments in which 25,000 operatives of the city are employed. - Herald

The Daily Democrat -  Huntington, Indiana -  August 10, 1894
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Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA

1917 - FIRE AT NEWTOWN. LODGE HOUSE ON THE RUSSELL ESTATE DESTROYED, CAUSING A LOSS OF $3,000.
Newtown, Penn. - Fire, originating in the boiler room, destroyed the lodge house on the RUSSELL estate at Newtown Square last midnight. An alarm was telephoned to the Media Fire Company, who responded with the Newtown Fire Company, but could do little to save the property because of the rapid progress of the flames.

The fire was discovered by an inmate of the building, who had been aroused by... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  August 10, 1917
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

1926 - FIREWORKS BLAST KILLS FOUR IN R. I.
SCORE OF OTHER HURT AT BRISTOL PLANT; 4 BUILDINGS WRECKED.
OWNER, HIS WIFE, SON AND SON-IN-LAW DEATH VICTIMS - BODIES BADLY MANGLED - HOUSES NEARBY DAMAGED - WINDOWS SHATTERED IN DISTANT PARTS OF TOWN - CAUSE OF EXPLOSION MAY NEVER BE LEARNED.

Bristol, R. I., Aug. 9 - (AP) - Four persons were killed and a score injured today by an explosion whch destroyed the plant of the Bristol Fireworks... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal  -  Maine -  August 10, 1926
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Great Falls, Montana, USA

1946 - ARMY PLANE HITS CROWDED STABLE AT MONTANA FAIR. TWO BOMBERS IN MID-AIR COLLISION; 8 DEAD, AT LEAST TEN HURT.
Great Falls, Mont. - Police said today at least eight persons were killed and ten hurt when two Army bombers collided over the State Fair grounds yesterday and one of them crashed in flames into a crowded stable.

Sheriff's deputies and volunteer workers searched the smoking ruins of the stable for additional victims.

Officials of the annual North Montana State Fair said twenty valuable... Read MORE...

Middletown Times Herald -  New York -  August 10, 1946
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1826  At Concord, (Mass.) there is a female, not yet eighteen years old, who is a widow for the second time!

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Baltimore, Maryland

1827  August 10 - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

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1856  August 10 – A hurricane destroys Last Island, Louisiana, leaving 400 dead. The whole island is broken up into several smaller islands by the storm.

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1878  Ogdensburg, N. Y., supports two Boat Liveries, one of some forty boats, and the other half that number.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1884  August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.

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1924  August 10 - Colorado's deadliest tornado killed a woman and nine children in one house along its twenty-mile path east southeast of Thurman.
Mennonite men had left the farm to provide possible aid, as the 200-yard wide storm was first seen while far away.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 9

Brunswick, Maine, USA

1700's - A Baby's Adventure
In the year 1819,died in the town of Greene, Me., an old man named Thomas, who had a thrilling wolf-story of his own to tell, though the experience was too early for his memory, he being at the time a baby in arms. Mr. George J. Varney relates the adventure in the Lewiston Journal. Mrs. Thomas was a fisherman's wife who lived in the town of Brunswick, Me., where Bowdoin College now stands. At one ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 9, 1879
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1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
Webster–Ashburton Treaty, (1842), treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain establishing the northeastern boundary of the U.S. and providing for Anglo–U.S. cooperation in the suppression of the slave trade. The treaty established the present boundary between Maine and New Brunswick, granted the U.S. navigation rights on the St. John River, provided for extradition in enumerated nonpolitical... Read MORE...

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Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA

1895 - COLLIDED IN THE FOG. TWO TRAINS MET AND WERE SMASHED ON AN EASTERN ROAD. PASSENGER AND FREIGHT COACHES DEMOLISHED AND SEVERAL TRAINMEN KILLED.
Plymouth, N.H., Aug. 8. - One of the worst collisions that ever occurred on the White Mountain division of the Boston and Maine Railroad took place one mile south of here at 5:40 o'clock this morning. Three men met with instant death, several received injuries and ten or twelve passengers received a fearful shaking up. Train No. 64 the Cannon-ball express, due in Boston at 9:40, left Plymouth on... Read MORE...

San Francisco Call -  San Francisco, California -  August 9, 1895
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Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore)

1909 - Fire
LIVERMORE FALLS, Me., Aug. 28 - Damage estimated at $75,000 was done to-day by a fire which consumed an immense quantity of spruce owned by the International Paper Company and piled along the Androscoggin River at Jay Bridge. The fire is believed to be of incendiary origin. The mill, which is situated on the opposite side of the river was in no danger, owing to a favorable wind.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 9, 1909
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

1909 - Several Injured In Street Car Panic. Fuse Blows Out, Causing A Wild Scramble.
Miss Gustason of Denver and O. A. Aubrey of Manitou Attended by Physicians.

Miss Alva Gustason of Denver, O. A. Aubrey of Manitou and other passengers of a Manitou Street car were injured late yesterday afternoon during a stampede of the occupants who were panic stricken as the result of the blowing out of a fuse, which enveloped the front of the car in flames. The air brakes refused to work... Read MORE...

Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph -  Colorado Springs, Colorado -  August 9, 1909
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Lewiston, Maine, USA

1911  Senator Frye Dies in Maine - Former President Pro Tem. of National Body Passes Away in Old Home

Lewiston, Maine, Aug. 9 - United States Senator William Pierce Frye died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen White, here yesterday. Mrs. White and Mrs. Alice Briggs, another daughter, were at his bedside. Although he had been ill a long time, death came suddenly. he was 81 years old...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  August 9, 1911
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Superior, Wisconsin, USA

1913 - Train Wreck
Superior - Indignant over the ore car collision in which three persons were killed and several injured, 250 dock workers struck. The accident is blamed to careless switching. The known dead: Nick Libest, laborer, Superior; John Koski, laborer, Superior; unidentified man, supposed laborer. The fatally injured: Isaac Isel, laborer, leg cut off; unidentified man, laborer, leg and arm cut off. Badly... Read MORE...

The Stevens Point Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  August 9, 1913
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Covington, Kentucky, USA

1917 - Joe Catching Killed At Covington
Mr. Joe Catching, son of Mr. J. F. Catching of this county, who held a position as yard switchman at Covington, was caught between two cars and crushed to death Saturday night about 7 o'clock.

His remains were brought to London on the early Monday morning train, and then conveyed to the home of his father near Piney Grove. His body was laid to rest in the Ward graveyard in the presence of a... Read MORE...

The London Sentinel -  London, Kentucky -  August 9, 1917
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Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA (Point Judith)

1921 - ARMED AIRPLANE SHOWERS BULLETS ON NARRAGANSETT - Unknown Craft Seriously Wounds Girl and Damages Launch
Providence, R. I., August 9. - Army officers, urged on by civil authorities, sought today for an armed airplane which yesterday sprayed Narragansett Bay with machine gun bullets, wounding a girl seriously and nearly sinking a launch.

The plane, marked with what appeared to be the figures "92" and a blurred letter, dived toward the launch as it lay at anchor. Five persons lounged in the... Read MORE...

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader -  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania -  August 9, 1921
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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

1922 - Annual Farmers' Week at Fayetteville, Ark.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 8. - The fourth annual Farmers' week will be held at the college of agriculture, University of Arkansas, at Fayetteville, August 15-18, inclusive. An interesting program has been prepared that will equal if not excel the program of last year.

Farmers, farm women, boys and girls, business men and anyone else interested in country life in Arkansas are given a cordial... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Missouri -  August 9, 1922
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1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).
Another Atomic Bomb Dropped on Enemy City
Important Kyushu City of Nagasaki Struck With 'Good Results'; Other B29s Leave Four Major Targets Afire

GUAM, Aug. 9 (AP) - The world's most destructive force - the atomic bomb - was used for the second time against Japan Thursday, striking the important Kyushu island city of Nagasaki with observed "good results." More than one bomb may have been... Read MORE...

The Post-Register -  Idaho Falls, Idaho -  August 9, 1945
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Boca Raton, Florida, USA

1956 - INQUIRY IS LAUNCHED INTO PLANE CRASH.
Boca Raton (AP) - A Civil Aeronautics Board query was underway today into the cause of fruit fly spray plane crash in which five men were killed.

The aerial spray campaign, meanwhile, continued. A spokesman for the Mediterranean fruit fly fighters said to stop now would "undo everything we've done so far."

The plane, a C82 "Flying Boxcar," plummeted to the ground yesterday from a height of... Read MORE...

Fort Pierce News-Tribune -  Florida -  August 9, 1956
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1831  August 9 - 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)

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1944  August 9 – The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.

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Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

1866 - Fire In Erie.
From Our Own Correspondent.

ERIE, August 6, 1866. On Monday afternoon, about four o'clock, a fire broke out in Sterritt & Degmier's barrel factory, on the equal, which for a time threatened to be very destructive, but through the almost superhuman efforts of the firemen, and the people acting to preserve their own property, it was checked---not, however, until the four buildings employed for... Read MORE...

Titusville Morning Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  August 8, 1866
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Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool)

1868  Squaring the Circle

Mr. Joseph Sweetsir, of Biddeford, Me., claims to have discovered a method of squaring the circle, a problem which has baffled all mathematicians. Mr. Sweetsir will soon publish an explanation of the matter.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 8, 1868
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Ogdensburg, New York, USA

1868 - An Ogdensburg paper has the following sensational story:
Tuesday was hotter than the previous day by at least four degrees. The mercury reached about 101 degrees in the shade, and all the way from 115 to 132 degrees in the sun. The Captain of the schooner Fulton cooked an egg by placing it on the deck of his vessel, near the companionway, in the sun. The operation required twenty minutes by the watch. The deck of the vessel was painted dark lead color. ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 8, 1868
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Gardiner, Maine, USA

1882 - A GREAT FIRE IN GARDINER, ME
SIXTY DWELLINGS AND MANY MILLS DESTROYED - THE LOSS VERY HEAVY.

GARDINER, Me., Aug. 7. - The most extensive conflagration that ever visited Gardiner began a little before 7 o'clock this evening in Moore & Brown's planing mill, on Bridge-street, near Water. A cluster of manufactories are located on the "Lower Dam" on the Cobbosse stream at this point. The wind blew the flames away from the main ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 8, 1882
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La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe-de-la-Prairie) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1884  Sick Sheep

The Canadian government has ordered that no sheep be allowed to leave the county of La Prairie, in the province of Quebec, because of a disease existing there. The diseased animals are to be slaughtered, the government paying the owners one-third their value.

Wisconsin State Journal -  Wisconsin -  August 8, 1884
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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

1891 - FATAL HOTEL FIRE.
A Congregational Minister Loses His Life at Palmer, Mass.

Palmer, Mass., Aug. 3. - The Weeks House on South Main Street, an old landmark, was discovered on fire at about 2 o'clock this morning. The flames spread with great rapidity and in a short time enveloped almost the entire structure. There were about thirty-five guests and borarders in the house, and they had barely time to escape in... Read MORE...

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune -  Centralia, Washington -  August 8, 1891
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1891 - FIRE ON A BIG STEAMER. Thirteen Hundred Persons Narrowly Escape Death on a Sound Steamer.
New Haven, Conn., July 31. - When the steamer Elm City, with 1,300 excursionists on board, was midway between New York and Bridgeport last evening, fire broke out on board. The flames originated in the engine-room and spread with alarming rapidity, and the dense clouds of smoke that rolled up struck terror to the hearts of the passengers. The excitement was intense, amounting almost to a panic.... Read MORE...

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune -  Centralia, Washington -  August 8, 1891
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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

1905 - BIG FIRE IN HOBOKEN. DELAWARE, LACKAWANNA AND WESTERN'S TERMINAL DESTROYED. ENTIRE WATER FRONT IN PERIL.
TWO FERRY BOATS RUINED AND MUCH WHARF PROPERTY DAMAGED BY FIERCE FLAMES - THE LOSS WILL BE OVER $500,000.

New York, Aug. 8. - Inside of three-quarters of an hour fire swept away the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company's terminal in Hoboken, seized two ferry boats and practically ruined them, and for half an hour threatened the destruction of the entire water front in the... Read MORE...

Tyrone Daily Herald -  Pennsylvania -  August 8, 1905
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Newton, New Jersey, USA

1907 - THREE DROWNED.
NEWTON, N. J., Aug. 8. - JAMES JOHNSON, 21 of Jersey City; HARRIET SLINKARD, 16, and HELEN BLOOMER, 18, both of Brooklyn, were drowned while bathing in the lake here. With a girl on either arm Johnson was clinging to a raft moored near the shore in what was supposed to be water reaching to their waists. Suddenly one of the girls screamed and the three bathers sand together. The bodies were... Read MORE...

The Marion Daily Star -  Marion, Ohio -  August 8, 1907
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Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA

1908 - GASOLINE LAUNCH BURNED.
A large gasoline launch used on Waupaca lakes was destroyed by fire at Indian crossing on the lakes Sunday afternoon. Owing to a leak in the gasoline tank or pipes a fire resulted and although the boat was headed at once for shore several of the dozen or more persons, who were on board at the time, were very painfully burned. As the boat neared shore the occupants jumped out into the water. The... Read MORE...

The Stevens Point Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  August 8, 1908
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Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA (East Falmouth) (North Falmouth) (Teaticket) (West Falmouth) (Woods Hole)

1909 - HOTEL'S MYSTERIOUS FIRE.
Massachusetts Resort Was to Have Been Auctioned to Satisfy Claims.

FALMOUTH, Mass., Aug. 7. - The Maravista Hotel, in course of construction at Falmouth Heights, was burned to the ground early to-day under mysterious circumstances.

The building was to have been sold at auction to-day to satisfy the claims of Timothy Bourne, the contractor. It was valued at $15,000, and was insured. The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 8, 1909
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Washington, DC, USA

1925  August 8 – The Ku Klux Klan demonstrates its popularity by holding a parade in Washington DC;

as many as 40,000 male and female members of the Klan march down Pennsylvania Avenue. In 1925, an estimated 5,000,000 members belong to the Ku Klux Klan, making it the largest fraternal organization in the United States.

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San Diego, California, USA

1927 - BLAST RAZES PLANT, 5 HURT. ACETYLENE WORKS WRECKED; FIREMEN, BOUND FOR SCENE, HURT IN CRASH.
San Diego, Aug. 8. - (AP) - Five persons are in hospitals as the result of an explosion of acetylene gas that wrecked the plant of the Pacific Acetylene company at Thirtieth and Main Streets and a collision between a fire engine and an automobile as the firemen were answering the alarm.

The explosion, resulting from unknown causes, demolished the gas plant, doing damage estimated at $36,000.... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  August 8, 1927
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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1932 - AVIATRIX SUFFERS BROKEN NECK IN PLANE CRASH.
Kansas City, Aug. 7 (AP) - MILDRED KAUFFMAN, 25-year-old Kansas City aviatrix, was injured probably fatally, and RUSSELL SHAW, her passenger, received a severe head injury when MISS KAUFFMAN'S plane locked wings with another at an altitude of 75 feet above Fairfax Airport here tonight. MISS KAUFFMAN suffered a broken neck.

The other plane was piloted by DON MOSS. Both were flying at high speed ... Read MORE...

Wilkes-Barre Record -  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania -  August 8, 1932
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1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).
Blasting of Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Kills 150,000
...All Living Things Seared To Death, Tokyo Says

OKINAWA, Aug. 8 - (NS) - At least 150,000 Japanese were estimated today to have been killed Monday in the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

This estimate was made by Lt. Col. Bob Herring, Breckenridge, Tex., and scores of veteran airmen after viewing new reconnaissance... Read MORE...

The Lincoln Star -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  August 8, 1945
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1868  Foreign Students
Poughkeepsie, the City of Schools, has over a thousand pupils from abroad.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  There is a little child in the village of Baltic, Conn., only four years old, who plays more than forty tunes correctly on the piano.
Here name is Susan Medbury, daughter of George Medbury, chorister in the Baptist church.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Generals Grant, Sherman and Sheridan arrive at St. Joseph, Missouri, on the 28th.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A business firm in Jamestown, Chatauque county N. Y., lately inserted a nine column advertisement in the Jamestown Journal.
A few days thereafter they sold in one day goods enough at retail to amount to over thirteen hundred dollars.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1885  The city of Toronto, Canada, had a million-dollar conflagration Sunday night. The entire city was seriously threatened.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1885  During Saturday, 3,820 new cholera cases were reported in Spain, and 1,464 deaths, and on Sunday, 3,807 new cases and 1,364 deaths.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1885  Italian Musicians
A company of Italian musicians, who have been playing on the Stonington, Ct., line of steamers, now furnish music on the steamer Lorn.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1908  August 8 – The Hoover Company of Canton, Ohio, acquires manufacturing rights to the upright portable vacuum cleaner just invented by James M. Spangler.

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