Monday, August 7, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 7

Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1886  Strange Breakup

Miss Effie Coslett, of Scranton, Pa., has in consideration of ten thousand dollars in cash, consented to release from and engagement her lover, Frank Howell, who failed to put in a appearance on the night appointed for the wedding, because the spirit of his father told him not to get married.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 7, 1886
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1889 - Breaking of a Dam
Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 6. - Garlick's dam, holding back seventy-five acres of water ten feet deep, two miles above Meriden, broke this morning at four o'clock and allowed a torrent of water to sweep through a wild valley to the tracks of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a half mile away. The water here poured ... Read MORE...

The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1889
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Farmington, Maine, USA

1890 - August 7 - Stationary Traveling.
Thoreau believed, or sometimes talked as if he believed, that everything was to be found in Concord. There was no great occasion for traveling, he thought. If you really needed to see anything, you had only to stay at home, and in due time it would come to you.

This was somewhat whimsical, and no one was better aware of the fact than Thoreau himself, who loved a paradox as other men love a... Read MORE...

The News-Herald -  Hillsboro, Ohio -  August 7, 1890
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Oakland, California, USA

1906 - SHIP NEARLY WRECKS A PASSENGER TRAIN
Oakland, August 7. - The steam schooner Wasp, heavily lumber-laded from Eureka crashed bow-on into the Southern Pacific drawbridge at Harrison street, in this city, while a narrow gauge train with hundreds of passengers was crossing. A panic ensued among the frightened passengers, who believed that the bridge with the train would be wrecked and toppled into the Oakland estuary.

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The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  August 7, 1906
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1906 - FOUR FATALLY BURNED. A SERIOUS GAS EXPLOSION IN NANTICOKE MINE. BOY CRAWLED FROM THE MINE AND SPREAD ALARM - ACCIDENT CAUSED BY GAS AND NAKED LAMP.
Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 6. - An explosion of gas occurred this afternoon in the old No. 1 shaft at Nanticoke, operated by the Susquehanna Coal company.

As a direct result of the accident six men and one boy, all Polish, were injured or burned, four of whom are not expected to recover.
The explosion was caused by a miner with a naked lamp coming in contact with a feeder of gas which he ignited... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1906
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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

1907 - Three Trainmen Killed.
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 7. - Two bodies in burning debris and one body recovered from the wreck, 11 freight cars burned and several passengers slightly injured, are the results of a head-on collision on the Southern railway, nine miles east of Raleigh, Tuesday night. The dead are:

W. C. PARKER, Spencer, N. C., engineer of freight train.
JACK BETHEL, Greensboro, N. C., fireman, and Fireman Young... Read MORE...

Stevens Point Daily Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  August 7, 1907
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1869  The landing of the Franco-American cable was appropriately celebrated at Kingston, Mass., on the 27th, by a grand banquet.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1932  August 7 – Raymond Edward Welch becomes the first one legged man to scale the 6,288 ft. Mount Washington, NH.

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1944  August 7 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).

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