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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1961  August 13 - Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany

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