Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 1

Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1878 - The Tornado at Wallingford, Conn., in 1878.
During the last of July and the first of August, 1878, showers with thunder and lightning occurred almost daily, and on some of the days there were several disastrous ones. For two or three weeks there seemed to be more and greater thunder showers than the people of New England had ever experienced. Wind blowing with the force of a tornado frequently accompanied the, especially those that... Read MORE...

August 1, 1878
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Pownal, Vermont, USA

1883 - WRECK AND FIRE. Two Freight Trains Collide in Vermont.
At Least Four Employes Killed-The Wreck on Fire.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Aug. 1 - At 9:20 this morning a freight train of the Troy and Boston Road collided, about half way between Petersburgh Junction and Pownal, with a train of the same road, also freight, and at least four men were killed and probably more. Operator T. W. Johnson at Petersburgh Junction had orders to stop the train at his station... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  August 1, 1883
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Tupper Lake, New York, USA

1899 - A NEW YORK TOWN DESTROYED. FIRE LEAVES BUT A FEW BUILDINGS STANDING IN TUPPER LAKE VILLAGE - HUNDREDS ARE HOMELESS.
Malone, N. Y., July 31. - The village of Tupper Lake was almost entirely wiped out by fire in a few hours Sunday morning. Save two hotels, the Opera House, Catholic Church, and a few straggling tenement houses on the outskirts, not a single block or house remains. Not a business establishment of any kind escaped. The buildings were all of wood, and there being no fire protection, insurance rates... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 1, 1899
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1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium

THE GREAT WAR - Week 1
The Great War (www.youtube.com)

August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

August 3, 1914 - Germany declares war on France, and invades neutral Belgium. Britain then sends an ultimatum, rejected... Read MORE...

www.historyplace.com/ worldhistory/ firstworldwar
August 1, 1914
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North Grosvenordale, Connecticut, USA

1923  SUES FOR HUSBAND'S DEATH FROM LIQUOR

New London, Conn., July 31 - Mrs. Domicelle Anton, widow of Joseph Anton, of North Grosvenordale, this state, is bringing suit for $15,000 charging that alleged whisky which her husband bought from Anthony Krupinski of Dudley, Mass., blinded him and caused his death in a Norwich hospital. The case will come to trial in the Superior Court at Worcester, Mass.

The Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  August 1, 1923
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA

1940 - "HUMAN ELEMENT" BLAMED FOR RAILROAD WRECK; FORTY-THREE KILLED IN CRASH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. RIDERS IN COACH ALL MET DEATH.
No One Escaped from Flames After "Doodle-Bug" Crashed Into On-Coming Freight Train.

Cuyahoga Falls, O., Aug. 1 (U.P.) - The head-on collision of a freight train and a self-propelled passenger car here last evening, which took the lives of 43 passengers, was attributed today to the failure of one of the train crews to go on a siding.

E. W. SMITH, vice-president of the Pennsylvania railroad,... Read MORE...

Piqua Daily Call -  Ohio -  August 1, 1940
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

1957  August 1 - 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)

The Bridgers and Paxton Office Building in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the first commercial building to be heated by solar energy. It is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

historyorb.com
August 1, 1957
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1914  August 1 - New York Stock Exchange closed due to war in Europe, where nearly all stock exchanges are already closed.

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