Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1889 - The Camp Creek Wreck. Cars Wrecked And Passengers Injured. The Rails and the Train Rushes Down Into Disaster

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

1873 - SIXTEEN PERSONS INJURED IN CONNECTICUT.
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 30. - The 5 3/ 4 P.M. passenger train from this city, for Northampton, on the New Haven and Northampton Railroad, was thrown from the track, at Hamden, about four miles from this city, this evening, by a broken rail. Sixteen persons were injured. A wrecking train was sent to the spot, and succeeded in clearing the track about midnight.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 31, 1873
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Mooers, New York, USA

1881 - January 31 - A Mother's Fatal Error.
ALTONA, N.Y., Jan. 31. - Mrs Barcomb, of Mooers, locked her four children, the eldest being but seven years of age, in the house on Friday evening, while she went to the store for kerosene. After making the purchase and staring for home she discovered that her house was on fire. Help was immediately summoned, but on opening the door the flames rushed out so that it was impossible to enter. The... Read MORE...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  January 31, 1881
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Milledgeville, Georgia, USA

1889 - The Camp Creek Wreck. Cars Wrecked And Passengers Injured. The Rails and the Train Rushes Down Into Disaster - The Number of Casualties Noted.
Milledgeville, Ga., January 30. [Special.] - The Central railroad train due here at 2:20 this afternoon, happened to an accident about five miles below this city, in which several cars were badly wrecked and several people severely injured. The train was a combination of freight and passenger cars, and was made up of six freight cars, a mail and express, baggage and smoking car, and a first-class ... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  January 31, 1889
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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

1921 - 12 DEAD IN HOTEL FIRE; TWO INQUIRIES BEGUN IN HOBOKEN. POLICE SEEK CAUSE OF BLAZE WHILE PROSECUTER INVESTIGATES CONDUCT OF HOSTELRY. SEVEN BODIES IDENTIFIED.
SHOES, RINGS AND SCORCHED REMNANTS OF CLOTHING GIVE CLUES IN SEVERAL CASES.
WOMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL.
FLAMES BELIEVED TO HAVE STARTED IN ROOM SHORTLY AFTER COUPLE HAD GIVEN IT UP.

With twelve lives as the toll of the tragedy, an investigation was begun yesterday to learn the cause of the fire which swept the Hotel Colonial, 39-41 Newark Street, Hoboken, early yesterday. A second inquiry, to be ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 31, 1921
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1978 - LOEW'S TOP THREE FLOORS MOSTLY DESTROYED IN FIRE.
Atlanta (AP) - Flames billowed Monday where Hollywood's spotlight's once played on the ornate facade of LOEW'S Grand Theater, the site of the glamorous 1939 premiere of "Gone With The Wind." Awed Atlantians lined sidewalks for the landmark theater's spectacular last show.

The fire destroyed most of the top three floors of the 86 year old theater building and soared across an alley to several... Read MORE...

Aiken Standard -  South Carolina -  January 31, 1978
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1911 January 31, 1911 - Tamarack, CA, was without snow the first eight days of the month, but by the end of January had been buried under 390 inches of snow, a record monthly total for the U.S.

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1949 January 31, 1949 - The temperature at San Antonio, TX, plunged to a record low of one degree below zero.

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1949 January 31, 1949 - Helena MT reached 42 degrees below zero.

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1950  January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1907 - FARMER IS TURNED INTO A HUMAN SHINGLE

Bath, Maine, USA

1894 - Fire - BATH SUFFERED A HEAVY LOSS
About Half a Million Dollars' Damage by the Fire of Sunday.

BATH, Me., Jan. 29 - The fire in Bath yesterday was the worst the city had ever known. The heart of the business section lies in ruins. The loss closely approaches $500,000. A defective chimney in the stable office of the Sagadahoc House started the fire, and before the blaze was discovered the wooden stable building was in... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 30, 1894
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Old Town, Maine, USA

1898 - TRAIN WRECKED IN MAINE.
OLD TOWN, Me., Jan. 29. - The St. John Train No. 29, or what is called down here the Provincial Express, was wrecked in the cut at Orono Basin Mills at 3:45 this afternoon, and six cars, including the smoker, were turned topsy-turvy into the ditch. One of the passenger cars was almost entirely demolished. Two persons were killed and more than a score injured severally probably fatally. The dead... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 30, 1898
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Peekskill, New York, USA

1900 - DEPEW OPERA HOUSE BURNED. FIRE DESTROY'S THE SENATOR'S PROPERTY AT PEEKSKILL - LOSS, $40,000.
Peekskill, N. Y., Jan. 20. - The Depew Opera House, here, owned by Senator CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW, was destroyed by fire this morning. The loss is estimated at about $40,000.

The fire was discovered about 7:30 o'clock, and when the firemen arrived on the scene the interior of the Opera House was a mass of flames. A high wind favored the rapid progress of the fire, and despite the efforts of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 30, 1900
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Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA (South Deerfield)

1907 - SIGNAL WRONG; 5 KILLED. Defect in the Boston & Maine System Causes a Wreck.
DEERFIELD, Mass., Jan. 29. - Five men were killed and one seriously injured, as the result of a freight train running into the rear of a passenger train to-day, on the Fitchburg Division of the Boston & Maine Railroad, about a mile west of West Deerfield. The passenger train was stopped in a narrow cut by a signal, which it is thought was caused by a defect in the signaling apparatus. A brakeman... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 30, 1907
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Berlin, Vermont, USA

1907 - FARMER IS TURNED INTO A HUMAN SHINGLE
George Salina Freezes Fast to Ridgepole of His Barn While Engaged in Job of Repairing - May Not Survive.

Berlin, Vt., Jan. 29. - Frozen so stiff that he was kept from falling by the rigidity of his own joints, George Salina, a farmer, was taken from the ridge pole of his barn, where for six hours last night he had been held a prisoner, so nearly dead from from exhaustion that there are doubts... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  January 30, 1907
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Dover, New Hampshire, USA

1907 DOVER MILL DEATHS PROMPTS A FIRE ESCAPE LAW
Act Is Introduced in New Hampshire Legislature Providing for Safety Equipment on All Buildings of Three or More Stories.

Concord, N. H., Jan. 29. - His action prompted by the destruction of the Cocheco Manufacturing Compnay's No. 1 mill at Dover on Saturday with a loss of five lives. Senator Pinkham of Dover today presented to the New Hampshire Senate committee on revision of the statutes a... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  January 30, 1907
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Kansas City, Kansas, USA

1908  Flames in a Packing Plant.

Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 30. - Fire of unknown origin in the canning department of the $27,000,000 packing plant of Nelson Morris & Co., in Kansas City, Kan., caused a loss of $500,000.

Edwardsville Intelligencer -  Edwardsville, Illinois -  January 30, 1908
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1909 - ST. PAUL SAVED AFTER BATTLE WITH FLAMES. $600,000 IN BUILDINGS LEFT IN ASHES IN HEART OF THE BUSINESS SECTION. RIVAL, MINNEAPOLIS, SENDS A HOSE CART. ENTIRE FIRE FIGHTING STRENGTH USED TO PREVENT RUIN OF MINNESOTA TOWN.
St. Paul, Jan. 29. - Fire started in a department store on Seventh street this evening and for a while threatened to devastate a large part of the business district of the city. As it was a half dozen buildings were almost wholly destroyed with an aggregate loss of about $600,000.

Favored by a high northwest wind, burning cinders were thrown flying over the business section of the city and the ... Read MORE...

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

1909 - Six Killed In Crash at Sea.
The White Star liner Republic, rammed by the Italian liner Florida, in the fog off Nantucket, Mass., when six persons were killed, sank after being kept afloat for thirty-six hours. Her passengers, 1650, taken off many hours before by the steamship Baltic, were landed in New York.

The Republic was in tow of the revenue cutter Gresham and the derelict destroyer Seneca, proceeding to New York,... Read MORE...

Adams County News -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  January 30, 1909
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

1909  ALLENTOWN MAN KILLED. Alfred Ashley Thrown to Death From Wagon When Horse Bolted.

Allentown, Pa., Jan. 29.- Alfred Ashley, twenty-nine years old, was driving the delivery wagon of his brother, Ernest Ashley, a florist, on Gordan street, when the horse shied at a train and ran away. Mr. Ashley was jolted off the wagon on a crossing and was run over by the wagon. His skull was fractured and three ribs were broken. He died within an hour at the hospital.

Adams County News -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  January 30, 1909
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA

1909 - Engineer Warner Killed - Meets Instant Death in Head End Freight Collision Wednesday Afternoon.
Horace O. Warner of this city was instantly killed in a head-end collision between a southbound work train and a northbound coal special at Oshkosh at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Warner was the engineer on the special and is reported to have been literally ground to pieces in the wreckage of the engine.

The wreck occurred on a curved track and the work train, which was loaded with ties, ... Read MORE...

The Stevens Point Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  January 30, 1909
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1928 - LOSS REACHES $371,000 AT NEW BEDFORD FIRE
General Alarm Sounded at Early Morning Blaze - Commercial House Razed

New Bedford, Jan. 29 - (AP) - A general alarm at 2:30 this morning called the apparatus to the Commercial house at the corner of Union and Second streets to a fire which started back of the Homebakery on he Second-street side under the hotel, swept through the hotel causing a total loss, and then swept down Union street and... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 30, 1928
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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

1928 - Three Buildings Burned in Atlantic City Blaze
Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 29. - (AP) - Unable to state definitely the total damage resulting from the boardwalk conflagration here early this morning, Battalion Chiefs Johnson and Mathis gave much credit to the new high-pressure fire mains recently installed on the wooden way, in their being able to bring the fire under control. The fire razed three buildings, occupied by Cutbbert's baths,... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 30, 1928
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1847  January 30 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.

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1869  Young Sears, the richest boy in America, who has been attending school at South Williamstown, Mass., was, it is said, killed on the 16th, while coasting, having slid against a rock by which his brains were dashed out.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  The Kansas Legistlature, on the 19th, indefinitely postponed the resolution allowing negroes to vote. A concurrent resolution asking Senator Ross to resign was laid over.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  The Utah Legislature had adopted a memorial to Congress for admission as a State.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Late Arizona advices say sickness of a malignant type prevailed at Tuscon [sic]. Almost every person in the place had been attacked, and many died.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A St. Louis dispatch of the 22d reports that General Sherman had been quite ill for several days past.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  The Merchant's Hotel at Riviere de Loup, Canada, was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 22d. Four of the inmates were burned to death and several injured.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  The county poor of Chemung, N. Y., are fed at the rate of sixty-three cents a week per head.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  California proposes to hold a World's Fair in 1870, and the Pacific railroad agrees to carry passengers at half fare.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  An attempt to poison a miller at St. Johnsbury, Vt.,was made a few days ago
by leaving a plug of tobacco in his mill, with strychine enough to kill twenty men concealed in one end of it.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  The New York Sun says: "Four hours of good hard study in the morning is as much as should be required of any child under fourteen years of age, girls especially."


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  It is estimated that not one-eighth of the people of the United States attend public worship on Sunday.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Ladies are to be admitted to Cornell University next fall.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A Christmas goose, sent to two prisoners in a Canada jail, was stuffed with files and steel saws. The appreciated the stuffing.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Prussia has lent a number of farmers near Insterburg from $1,500 to $3,500 each, to enable them to improve their farms.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  More than fifteen hundred deaths occur in London every week.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1958  January 30 - 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1896 Invasion of Crabs

Waterville, Maine, USA

1882 - Boiler Explosion
WATERVILLE, Me., Jan. 28. - The boiler in the steam mill of the Kennebec Framing Company at Fairfield exploded this morning with terrific force. A son of ex-Warden Rice was killed, and John Avery, the engineer, were buried in the ruins. George McKeown and John Smith, a foreman, were wounded, and several others were slightly injured. The underwork of the mill is on fire and still burning. The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 29, 1882
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1887  Mrs. Joseph Farrell, of Winnipeg, is famed as the first white woman married in the Canadian Northwest.

The ceremony took place at Fort Whoop-Up in 1877. It was the occasion of a big blowout on the part of the Blood and Blackfeet Indians, who turned out in great numbers in holiday garb, firing guns, yelling, eating, dancing and having a good time generally in genuine Indian fashion.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 29, 1887
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Duluth, Minnesota, USA

1888 - DULUTH'S BIG BLAZE. THE HANDSOME OPERA HOUSE A TOTAL WRECK - LOSS $250,000.
Duluth, Jan. 29. - At 1:50 o'clock a.m. fire was discovered in the opera house block.

In thirty minutes the whole building was in a blaze.

The building contained the opera house, BOYCE & TOTTMAN, drugs; J. T. CONDON, hats; M. M. GASSER, groceries; LEVY, liquors. The building is a total loss.

The post office building is also in ruins, but the mails are saved.
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Mitchell Daily Republican -  Mitchell, South Dakota -  January 29, 1888
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

1896  Invasion of Crabs

The other morning the beach for a mile or more near Old Saybrook, Conn., was covered in spots with hundreds of fine softshell crabs. The fishermen were unable to account for the phenomenon, but they promptly turned it to good account by gathering the crustaceans and shipping them to the markets.

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New York Herald-Tribune -  New York, New York -  January 29, 1896
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1899 - CANDELEMAS DAY AT HAND.
Something About That Day and the Practices and Beliefs Popularly Associated with It.

The careless, everyday reader, who is too busy to trouble himself about musty historic matters and exact dates, may perhaps be surprised to learn that the day which sands out hon his local calendar as "groundhog day" (being the day on which that interesting animal is supposed to emerge for a few moments from... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 29, 1899
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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1907 - BIG PUBLISHING HOUSE BURNED - Phelps Co., at Springfield, Mass., Sustain Loss Estimated at $1,000,000 - Spontaneous Combustion Started Fire.
Springfield, Mass., Jan. 28. - The entire plant of the Phelps Publishing Company, comprising four buildings and covering nearly an acre of ground, was destroyed by fire to-day, causing a loss estimated at $1,000,000. No one was injured.

The fire started from spontaneous combustion among some benzine-soaked rags in the basement of the main building. In addition to this structure, which was four ... Read MORE...

Charlotte Daily Observer -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  January 29, 1907
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

1907 - MR. A. J. DRAPER'S MISHAP.
Mischievous Boys Place Big Rock in Road and Mr. Draper, Returning From Gastonia, at Night, Injures His New Machine.

Mr. A. J. Draper, secretary and treasurer of the Chadwick, Hoskins, Louise, Calvine and Dover Mills, is the latest addition to the increasing ranks of the Charlotte Automobile Club, he having recently purchased a fine $1,800 Franklin car.

While on his way back from Gastonia... Read MORE...

Charlotte Daily Observer -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  January 29, 1907
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1921 January 29, 1921 - A small but intense windstorm resulted in the "Great Olympic Blowdown" in the Pacific Northwest.

Hurricane force winds, funneled along the mountains, downed vast expanses of Douglas fir trees, and the storm destroyed eight billion board feet of timber. Winds at North Head WA gusted to 113 mph.

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January 29, 1921
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Glen Cove, New York, USA

1958 - Auto Crash May Doom Career of Campanella - Dodgers' Catcher Paralyzed
GLEN COVE, N.Y., Jan. 28 (AP) - Roy Campanella's brilliant career as one of baseball's greatest catchers appeared at an end today. A grinding automobile accident broke his neck and left him temporarily paralyzed.

A seven-man team of surgeons worked over the Negro star of the Los Angeles Dodgers for four hours and 20 minutes in an attempt to repair the damage to his husky frame and relieve... Read MORE...

Los Angeles Times -  Los Angeles, California -  January 29, 1958
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1870  Mr. David S. Draper, of Great Barrington, Mass., refuses to be qualified as Representative elect, on the ground that he was elected without his consent.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Maine has a mail carrier, now 76 years of age, who has carried the mail daily from North Monmouth to Monmouth Centre for twenty-one years, and has missed but one trip during that time.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  At Bennington, Vt., a physician gave a man up to die, but going home he broke his leg, and his patient was the one who made him a crutch to hobble about on.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The number of emigrants that left Switzerland for over sea in 1868 numbered 9,752, of whom 4,755 came to America.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The practice of torturing prisoners in order to make them confess, which has been abolished by most civilized nations, still exists in Switzerland.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  We see it stated that a farmer near Waterloo, N. Y., has two hens which lay two eggs each every day, and have done so for some time past.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1886  January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

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1948 Thursday, January 29, 1948 - Looking Backward - 50 Years Ago
Gimlich & White are storing immense quantities of ice from Silver Lake. Twenty teams are drawing the cakes and 40 men are cutting and stacking.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1929 - SIX RESCUED IN PLATTSBURG NORMAL FIRE. TEACHER DROPS PUPILS FROM WINDOW TO GROUND.

Middlefield, Massachusetts, USA

1873 - COLLISION OF FREIGHT TRAINS ON A BRIDGE IN MASSACHUSETTS - THREE LIVES LOST AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
From the Springfield (Mass.) Union. Jan. 25.
A most disastrous accident occurred on the Boston and Albany Railroad last evening, a short distance beyond Middlefield. The first of the afternoon freights from Pittsfield, which was several hours late, was passing over the second bridge west of Middlefield station when a brake-beam broke, and falling down, threw three cars of the train off the track ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 27, 1873
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

1874  Earthquake

Citizens of Chelmsford, Mass. report a perceptible shock of earthquake at that place on Sunday noon, which shock shook buildings and caused considerable alarm.

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Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  January 27, 1874
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

1885 - THE STATE INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE.
Indianapolis, Jan. 27. - Fire at the insane hospital this morning was got under control after destroying the engine room, laundry and bakery, and some smaller apartments located in the rear of the building connected with the main structure by a large three story building, containing kitchen and sleeping rooms for the employes. The chapel of the institution was finished only last spring.

Loss,... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  January 27, 1885
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

1895 - ELECTRIC CARS COLLIDE. THE DEATH OF TWO PERSONS, AT LEAST, BEYOND A DOUBT.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Jan. 26. - Two men were fatally and five other persons seriously injured in a collision between two electric cars near this city today. The collision occurred on a sharp curve, and the motormen did not see each other until the cars were close together. WILLIAM ROOK, the motorman of the Nanticoke car, was pinned down on the wreck, and both his legs were broken. He will die. JOHN ... Read MORE...

St. Paul Globe -  St. Paul, Minnesota -  January 27, 1895
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Weston, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - Boston Banker's Home At Weston Is Burned
Weston, Jan. 26, Lack of water so badly handicaped (sic) the Weston firemen in fighting a blaze on the Conant road estate of George G. McCAUSLAND, vice president of the First National Bank in Boston, early this evening, that the house and barn were destroyed, entailing a loss of over $12,000. Some of the contents of the dwelling were saved. Nobody was at home but a daughter, the rest of the... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  January 27, 1908
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Everett, Massachusetts, USA

1908  BLOCK OF BUILDINGS DESTROYED.

Everett, Mass., Jan. 27. - Nearly an entire block of buildings, including the Masonic Hall, was destroyed by fire early in the day, with a loss of about $75,000. The local department was unable to cope with the flames and help was summoned from Chelsea and Malden.

Edwardsville Intelligencer  -  Edwardsville, Illinois -  January 27, 1908
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Everett, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - PASSENGERS CUT BY GLASS AS CARS CRASH
The passengers of two outward-bound electrics were thrown into confusion as the two cars collided yesterday afternoon in Glendale square, Everett. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt, although several were cut by flying glass. The motormen stuck by their posts and probably averted what might have been a serious accident, as each car slid along the slippery rails with considerable momentum just... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  January 27, 1908
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Long Beach, New York, USA

1922 - LONG BEACH FIRE ROUTS 100 IN HOTEL. QUICK AID FROM NEARBY TOWNS SAVES THE NASSAU FROM EARLY MORNING BLAZE. BOARDWALK IS BURNED.
SEVERAL SHOPS PREY TO FLAMES, WHICH CAUSES $50,000 DAMAGE - COLD NUMBS FIREMEN.

The Hotel Nassau, at Long Beach, was threatened by a fire which started in one of the small boardwalk shops at the west of the hotel early yesterday. More than 100 guests were routed out of their rooms at 5 A.M., but were permitted to remain in the lobby, where they watched the blaze for an hour, attired in various ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 27, 1922
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Plattsburgh, New York, USA

1929 - SIX RESCUED IN PLATTSBURG NORMAL FIRE. TEACHER DROPS PUPILS FROM WINDOW TO GROUND.
Plattsburg, Jan. 26 - Fire believed to have started in the basement as a result of an explosion of an oil burning furnace destroyed Plattsburg Normal School yesterday noon with an estimated loss of $235,000.

The first alarm was sounded at 10:25 o'clock and upon the arrival of the local department the three-story brick structure was a mass of flames. One hour later, despite the efforts of three ... Read MORE...

The Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  January 27, 1929
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State College, Pennsylvania, USA

1953 - FOUR KILLED IN PLANE CRASH AT STATE COLLEGE.
State College (AP) - Three food executives and a 4-year-old woman, en route to the national potato chip convention in New York City, were killed yesterday when their private plane crashed in an orchard near here while attempting to make an emergency landing.

State police identified the victims as:
MISS IRENE L. GARDNER, South Bend, Ind., a room clerk for the Hoffman Hotel, South Bend.
JOSEPH ... Read MORE...

Gazette And Bulletin -  Williamsport, Pennsylvania -  January 27, 1953
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1966 January 27, 1966 - Oswego, NY, was in the midst of a five day lake effect storm which left the town buried under 102 inches of snow.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call

1861  January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded the feelings of any one by words spoken in debate, he begged pardon therefor...

The Raleigh Register -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  January 26, 1861
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1882 - LARGE FIRE IN WOONSOCKET. A DEPOT AND SEVERAL STORES DESTROYED - LOSS ABOUT $100,000.
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 25. - A special from Woonsocket, R. I., says: "A fire broke out at 2:30 A. M. in the basement of the Providence and Worcester Railroad Company's depot, occupied by Charles W. Talcott, steam and gas pipe fitter. The flames soon enveloped the whole building, destroying the ticket and Western Union Telegraph offices. with their contents, and Early & Prew's and Jenecks's express... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 26, 1882
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1886 - AN EXPLOSION OF GAS.
NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 27. - People living in the lower part of the city were alarmed at noon to-day by what seemed like an earthquake shook preceded by a sharp report. Almost immediately thereafter smoke was seen issuing from the roof of the japanning department at O. B. North & Co.'s, hardware shops, Franklin-street. The Fire Department was summoned, and, after hard work, succeeded in confining ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 26, 1886
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Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery)

1896 - The First Canadian Novelist
Mr. J. M. Le Moine, the Canadian litterateur, says that "The History of Emily Montague," published in London by Dodsley, in 1769, was the earliest novel written in Canada, and Sillery, Quebec, where it was written, can therefore claim to be the cradle of Canadian literature. Frances Brooke (nee Frances Moore), authoress, was the wife of the Rev. John Brooke, military chaplain at Quebec. The... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  January 26, 1896
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - Franklin County - Greenfield - Fatal Fall from a Piazza Roof
Mrs. Luke M. Thornton met with an accident yesterday morning while shaking a rug from the roof of a piazza at her home on Chapman Street and died from the injuries at 6 o'clock last evening. The roof was icy which caused her to lose her footing and fall face down, to the frozen ground, a distance of 15 or 20 feet.

She was unconscious when picked up, and did not regain consciousness. Her skull... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 26, 1900
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Athol, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - BOX FACTORY AT SOUTH ATHOL BURNED.
H. H. Rice’s box factory at South Athol was destroyed by fire at 1 o’clock yesterday morning. The fire caught near the engine-room from an unknown cause. It was first observed by a passer-by who immediately called assistance; but the distance from a water supply and the rapid spread of the fire rendered it almost useless. Only the books in the office at the other end of the shop from which the... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 26, 1900
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Mohawk, New York, USA (Fonda)

1909 - HOTEL ROY BURNED. Fonda Landmark Destroyed - Night Porter Injured While Escaping
FONDA, Jan 26 - The most disastrous fire that has visited this village since 1899 was discovered about 2 p.m. yesterday in Hotel Roy. The fire was first discovered by Miss Agnes Miller, an employee of the hotel, and before she could give the alarm, the entire building was filled with smoke. The fire is thought to have originated in the laundry, which was located in the cellar of the hotel. The... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  January 26, 1909
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Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

1911  FAMOUS HOTEL DESTROYED TODAY.

Asbury Park, Jan. 26. - The famous West End Hotel was partly destroyed by fire today with a loss of fifty thousand dollars. Several other famous hostelries were threatened at the time, but finally the blaze was gotten under control.

Olean Times -  New York -  January 26, 1911
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Troy, New York, USA

1911 - HEAVY FIRE LOSS IN CITY OF TROY. BUSINESS STRUCTURE DESTROYED AT LOSS OF THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND.
Troy, N. Y., Jan. 26. - The Boston store and several other structures in the business section of this city were destroyed by fire early this morning, entailing a loss estimated at $300,000.

The local fire department had a desperate struggle in their efforts to control the flames, which for a time threatened to wipe out a large area of the business section. Apparatus from Lansingburg came to... Read MORE...

Olean Times -  Olean, New York -  January 26, 1911
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Jackson, Michigan, USA

1914 - FIVE ARE KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH. FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAINS ON MICHIGAN CENTRAL COLLIDE AT JACKSON. THE DEATH LIST MAY BE LARGER. SEVERAL ARE MISSING AND SOME OF THE SERIOUSLY INJURED MAY DIE.
Jackson, Mich., Jan. 26. - The bodies of four persons were removed early today from the wreck of the Michigan Central passenger train No. 70 from Bay City to Jackson, which met headon with a northbound extra freight a few miles north of Jackson last night. Rescue workers continued to search the debris for more bodies late this morning, as several persons are missing. A dozen passengers on the... Read MORE...

The La Crosse Tribune -  La Crosse, Wisconsin -  January 26, 1914
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1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California. (Wikipedia)

TELEPHONING FROM SHORE UNTO SHORE
A.G. Bell, Original Inventor, Talks from New York to San Francisco
ACROSS THE CONTINENT
Thomas A. Watson, His Early Assistant, at the Other End of the... Read MORE...

Altoona Tribune -  Altoona, Pennsylvania -  January 26, 1915
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North Bay, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada

1920 - 15 DEAD IN CRASH ON CANADIAN ROAD. First Section of Vancouver Express Sleeper Telescoped by Engine of Second.
Mother and Two Sons Among the Killed, Bride and Bridegroom Among the Injured.

NORTH BAY, Ont., Jan. 25. - Fifteen persons are dead and a large number injured as the result of a collision to-day between two sections of the Canadian Pacific express bound for Vancouver, which took place about eleven miles east of this place.

The rear sleeper of the first section, which was stalled, was... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 26, 1920
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1889  The barge Josephine was wrecked on the 21st off Hull, Mass., and three of the crew were drowned.


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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1821 January 25, 1821 - The Hudson River was frozen solid during the midst of the coldest winter in forty-one years.

Thousands of persons crossed the ice from New York City to New Jersey, and refreshment taverns were set up in the middle of the river to warm pedestrians.

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January 25, 1821
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1882 - HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL BURNED. ONLY THE WALLS LEFT STANDING - A LOSS OF $200,000.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 24. - The public High School was destroyed by fire early this morning, the walls only being left standing. The fire started, it is supposed, from a stove in the basement, which was used to heat a large ventilating shaft running straight up to the roof. The firemen, when called out, had only just left duty at a large fire at the steamboat wharf, and, as the night was terribly ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 25, 1882
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Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1889 - Tarred by White Caps
Fall River, Mass., Jan 24. - "Sim" Sherman has been boarding at the house of Clark King on what is known as the King road, near Bliss' Four Corners, Tiverton, R. I. The attentions of Sherman to Mrs. King excited comment by the neighbors, and they, to the number of twenty, went to the King house supplied with coal tar. They invited Sherman, who had been previously notified to leave town, to come... Read MORE...

The Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  January 25, 1889
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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - CHICOPEE. FIRE IN RINER’S CLOTHING STORE.
A fire broke out last night about 10:10 in Mendel Riner’s clothing store at 20 Springfield street, Market square. The flames started in the rear part of the store, near the stove, in which there was no fire. Several persons had been smoking pipes and cigarets just before the proprietor went upstairs. The insurance is $4000, place through James H. Loomis. Mr. Riner had moved upstairs about a month ... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 25, 1900
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Middlefield, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - MIDDLEFIELD. A CHILD DIES FROM BURNS.
Ralph Eugene Ferris, the youngest child of Charles H. Ferris, died on Saturday from the effect of burns. Mrs. Ferris was getting ready to mop the floor and turned to get some cold water to add to the boiling water in the mop pail. The little boy, two years and eight months old, was drawing a toy wagon and walking backward to see the wagon move. Backing against the pail he sat down in the scalding ... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 25, 1900
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin, USA

1904 - FIREMEN'S BITTER FIGHT. Kaukauna Has Blaze Sunday Morning
(Special to the Northwestern.)

Kaukauna, Wis., Jan. 25. - With the thermometer 26 degrees below zero and with face and hands frozen, brave Kaukauna firemen battled with a stubborn fire Sunday morning. The blaze started at 2:20 o'clock in the basement paint shop of Pauli's wagon works at the foot of Wisconsin avenue. Adjoining was the blacksmith shop of ex-Alderman Knitter and adjoining this... Read MORE...

The Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  January 25, 1904
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Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)

1907 - ENGINE DERAILED ON TRESTLE
Narrow Escape From Bad Wreck on Boston and Maine Road Near Shelburne Falls.

A narrow escape from a serious accident occurred Wednesday evening on the bridge across the Deerfield river at Shelburne junction, near Shelburne Falls. The engine drawing the express train from Boston for the west, known as the Consolidated Limited, leaving Greenfield at 4 o'clock, was running about an hour and a half ... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 25, 1907
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Ellsworth, Maine, USA

1907 - $25,000 FIRE AT ELLSWORTH.
Ellsworth, Me., Jan. 25. - Hampered by frozen hydrants and in a temperature of 25 degrees below zero the volunteer firemen of Ellsworth, battled the Masonic block, a three-story brick structure on State Street, and threatened to wip out other buildings in the business section.

At 1 o'clock the flames had communicated from the Masonic building to the adjoining block occupied by the hardward... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Maine -  January 25, 1907
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West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

1907  Boy Recovering

WEST SPRINGFIELD. Timothy O'Keefe, the seven-year-old boy who received bad cuts on the forehead Wednesday afternoon while sliding on the school grounds, is recovering at the home of his parents on Lowell street. Dr. Syrett took stitches in the wounds and is attending him.

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 25, 1907
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Washington, DC, USA

1907 - FIRE WRECKS THEATER. ACADEMY OF MUSIC LAID WASTE BY EARLY MORNING BLAZE. POLICE RESCUE OCCUPANTS.
FLAMES OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN GUT AUDITORIUM AND STAGE, COMPLETELY DESTROYING OUTFIT OF "SECRETS OF POLICE" COMPANY, PLAYING WEEK'S ENGAGEMENT - FIREMEN HAVE NARROW ESCAPE.

One of the largest fires which Washington has known for years wrecked the entire auditorium and stage of the Academy of Music, Ninth and D Streets northwest, and threatened the destruction of the adjoining properties at an early ... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  January 25, 1907
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1913  Women Barbers

Haverhill, Massachusetts, master barbers, who have refused to grant the demands of the barbers' union for a $13 minimum wage, have engaged women barbers to take the places of the strikers.

The Ottawa Journal -  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -  January 25, 1913
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1919  February 26 – Grand Canyon National Park: An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.

GRAND CANYON TO BECOME PARK AFTER FIGHT OF 33 YEARS The senate bill to make the Grand Canyon a national park was passed last Monday and sent to conference. In the area set aside are 996 square miles of public land, now parts of two national forests and a game refuge. The proposal has been before congress for 33 years.

Mohave County Miner -  Kingman, Arizona -  January 25, 1919
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

1936 - Six Army Fliers Killed in Hawaiian Crash; 2 Bombers Fall in Flames After Collision
HONOLULU, Jan. 24 — Six army fliers were killed tonight when two big bombing planes collided 1,000 feet over Luke Field and plunged to the ground in flames. The victims of one of Hawaii's worst aviation disasters comprised one officer and five enlisted men. Army authorities named them as :
Lieutenant William G. Beard, San Francisco.
Staff Sergeant Bernard F. Jablonowsky.
Privates John B.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 25, 1936
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Waterville, Maine, USA

1936 - $35,000 BLAZE AT WATERVILLE.
Waterville, Me., Jan. 24. - Damage of about $35,000 was done to the two-story brick HAINES building on Silver street early Thursday by a fire which threatened to spread to the adjoining MORRISON block, a general alarm being sounded, because of the menace of a wind of gale velocity.

Starting around wires in the ceiling of the establishment of the FARRAR-BROWN Co., and the floor of the Colonial... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  January 25, 1936
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Marietta, Ohio, USA

1937 - MARIETTA BADLY HIT - Water 20 Feet Deep Swirls In Parts Of Business Area; 500 Homes Affected.
At Martins Ferry the Ohio [River] was at a 46 foot stage after it had dropped to 44 feet Sunday afternoon. The crest was stationary at 51 feet at Marietta but the Muskingum was rising again due to heavy rains.

Every business house in Marietta was surrounded by water one to 20 feet deep today. Rescuers waded through to remove 18 patients from the Marietta clinic when water covered the first... Read MORE...

Repository -  Canton, Ohio -  January 25, 1937
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1879  A schoolmistress in Newburgh, N. Y., was arrested for whipping a boy.
She proved the boy bad, and, instead of having to pay $2,000 she secured a verdict of $25 against the boy's parents for the annoyance of arrest.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1917  January 25 – An anti-prostitution drive in San Francisco occurs and police close about 200 prostitution houses.

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Greenerpasture Daily News - 1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.

1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, who saw something shiny in Sutter Creek near Coloma, California. He had discovered gold unexpectedly while overseeing construction of a sawmill on the American River.

Another builder, James S. Brown, heard Marshall say, "Boys, I have got her now." Brown stepped over to Marshall, who held his... Read MORE...

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January 24, 1848
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Montpelier, Vermont, USA

1877  FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.

MONTPELIER, Jan. 23. - Michael Dingley, of Bethel, a fireman on a freight train on the Central Vermont Railway, was killed this morning at Montpelier Junction.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 24, 1877
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Peekskill, New York, USA

1880  A New York dispatch says: It is believed a practically inexhaustible supply of emery ore has been discovered near Peekskill.

The discovery is regarded as one of the greatest importance, from the fact that this metal, in a sufficiently pure state to make it marketable, is found in only one place in the United States - near Chester, Mass. - though beds of corundum containing emery have been found in North Carolina, Georgia and Montana.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 24, 1880
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Buffalo, New York, USA

1891 - A BIG BLAZE IN BUFFALO. WARNER BROTHERS' NEW BUILDING LAID IN ASHES.
THE LOSS ON BUILDING AND STOCK IN FOUR STORES ABOUT $300,000, FULLY INSURED - TWO FIREMEN TAKEN FROM THE RUINS DEAD.

BUFFALO, N. Y., Jan. 23. - The new and handsome building of Warner Brothers, at Terrace and Pearl Streets, was almost completely ruined by fire to-night. Within a week of the destruction of the Walbridge Building more than another quarter of a million dollars has gone up in... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 24, 1891
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA

1893 - Fire in a Pennsylvania Mine.
HAZLETON, Pa., Jan. 23. - During the cold weather Evans & Co., at Beaver Meadow, placed furnaces along the stop leading to their operations to keep ice from forming on the rails and interfering with operations. The gas in the mines took fire on Sunday night from one of these furnaces and the fire is now working through nearly the whole workings. If the flames are not soon gotten under control the ... Read MORE...

The Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  January 24, 1893
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Cap-Santé, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-du-Cap-Sante)

1893 - Ferdinand Allard.
Ferdinand Allard has rediscovered the lost art of hardening copper. He was born at Cap Sante, Que., seventy-six years ago, and has worked at the blacksmithing trade for fifty years. He was in such doubt about his discovery that he hesitated to declare it until every possible test had been applied, but razors, ax edges and the finest knife blades have been made from his product, and Professor... Read MORE...

The York Daily -  York, Pennsylvania -  January 24, 1893
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Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

1908 - Million Dollar Blaze this Morning at Portland, Maine
Fire Started in the City Hall, Destroying County Records for the Past One Hundred Years - the Fire Chief Badly Hurt.

Portland, Maine, Jan 24. - A conflagration visited this city early this morning and was not under control till ten o'clock this morning. The flames were fanned by a howling northwest storm, and threatened the destruction of the city. The city hall and the Methodist church were ... Read MORE...

Lima Daily News -  Lima, Ohio -  January 24, 1908
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1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.
PLACE OF BEAUTY IS NEW NATIONAL PARK IN THE ROCKIES

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National park. It include Estes park, which recently has been visited annually by 30,000 tourists, according to an estimate made by R. B. Marshall, chief of the U.S. geological survey.

"There is no predominant... Read MORE...

The Bismarck Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  January 24, 1915
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1908  January 24 – Start of publication of Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys in London. The book will over time sell over 100 million copies and effectively begin the worldwide Boy Scout movement.

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1935  January 24 – The first canned beer is sold in Richmond, Virginia, United States, by Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company

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