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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