Friday, February 23, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1896 - February 23 - SHOT BY EMPLOYER. Sensational Affair at Office of Sutton Woolen Mills.

Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

1802 - Fatal Accident
As Mr. William Burlingham, of Smithfield, State of Rhodeisland, was attempting to pass from one hay mow to another, across a temporary loft in the barn, formed with loose rails, by a fatal incident he fell through upon the threshing floor, and fractured his skull in so shocking a manner it put an immediate period to his existence. He was a very promising young man, and a highly useful member of... Read MORE...

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Vermont Journal -  Vermont -  February 23, 1802
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1835  Fall River vs. Tiverton

A new survey of the line between the town of Fall River, in this State, and Tiverton, in Rhode Island, places the boundary line much further south than it has heretofore been supposed to be; so far, at least, as to include the whole of the village at Fall River in this State.

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New Bedford Gazette -  New Bedford, Massachusetts -  February 23, 1835
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Pownal, Vermont, USA

1835 - FRIGHTFUL DISASTER.
A shocking catastrophe occurred lately on the banks of the Hoosic River, in the town of Pownal, Vermont. A party of six persons, consisting of a gentleman and his wife and two children, a young lady about 18, sister of the married lady, and a young gentleman, a lawyer, from Enfield, Conn., while travelling in a two horse pleasure wagon, were precipitated from a precipice 50 feet high into the... Read MORE...

Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  February 23, 1835
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Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre) (Sainte-Hélène)

1839 - Murder in Canada
The body of a Mr. Tasche, the seigneur of Kamouraska, was found a little below Quebec, with a bullet hole through the head, on the 3d inst. It seems that he received his death wound at the hands of a Dr. Holmes, of Sorel, with whom his wife had been engaged in maintaining a guilty connexion [sic]. Dr. Holmes fled to Burlington, Vt., where he stated that he had killed Tasche in a duel, which he... Read MORE...

Sun -  Maryland -  February 23, 1839
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Middlebury, Vermont, USA

1852  Fire at Middlebury, Vt.

MIDDLEBURY, Saturday, Feb. 21. - This morning, a fire broke out in the building occupied by James M. Slade & Co., dry goods dealers, and in the upper stories by Barber & Bushnell and Lindsay & Beckwith, lawyers, and also by the Register of Deeds and Probate. The stock of Messrs. Slade, and the books and papers of the other tenants, were all destroyed. Loss not known. Building insured for $3,500.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 23, 1852
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Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

1879  100 Pet Cats

Miss Mary Jane Wadleigh, of Sutton, Massachusetts, has one hundred pet cats, and when one of them dies she has it buried in its grave marked by a neat monument.

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  February 23, 1879
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1881 - Killed By A Boiler Explosion. Disaster In A Louisville Soap Factory-One Man Fatally Hurt And One Seriously.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22.-A terrific boiler explosion-the third fatal one here this year-occurred to-day. Henry Myer, an old German, has been conducting a soap factory in the eastern part of Louisville for many years. Mr. Myer’s only assistants were his four sons. This morning about 7 o’clock Mr. Myer and his sons went to work as usual, intending to boil up some soap. William, the second son, who ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 23, 1881
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Topeka, Kansas, USA

1889 - BIG BLAZE AT TOPEKA. Property Worth About $275,000 Destroyed - Small Firms at Other Points.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 22. - Special Telegram - This city was this morning, visited by the most destructive fire in its history. The George W. Crane Publishing House, the largest printing establishment west of St. Louis, was totally destroyed, the aggregate loss exceeding a quarter of a million. the fire was discovered by the engineer at 5:30 o'clock, and before the fire department arrived the... Read MORE...

The Daily Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  February 23, 1889
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Ithaca, New York, USA

1889  Walking Race

Joe Snyder, aged eighty years, and Henry Baker, aged seventy-six years, walked a four-mile race at Ithaca, N.Y., on the 19th. Snyder won, making the distance in 43 1/2 minutes.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 23, 1889
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Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1896 - A Midnight Fire at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon, N.Y., Feb. 22.-A fire occurred this morning before daylight in the row of one-story wooden buildings fronting on Depot Place, which caused damage amounting to $3,000. It is supposed the fire was of incendiary origin. Max Jacobs of 80 Chrystie Street, New-York City, was arrested and held for a hearing Monday. Jacobs was arrested soon after the fire was discovered, while on his way to ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 23, 1896
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1896 - February 23 - SHOT BY EMPLOYER. Sensational Affair at Office of Sutton Woolen Mills. ALBERT BAKER THE VICTIM.
Revolver Used by Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., the Mill Manager.

Interviews With All Parties to the Fracas - Mr. Aldrich Surrenders to Police and Placed Under Bonds.

Albert Baker, an employee at the Sutton woolen mills, in Woodbury Village, was shot, Saturday afternoon, by Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., the manager of the mill. Five shots were fired from the revolver, of which only one took effect.... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  February 23, 1896
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Bronx, New York, USA

1907 - ELECTRIC TRAIN WRECK. Twenty Killed and Over Fifty Injured in New York City.
New York. - Sixteen passengers were killed outright, four others had died of their injuries in the wreck of the White Plains & Brewster express on the Harlem division of the New York Central & Hudson River railroad near Woodlawn road in the Bronx borough of Greater New York Saturday night.

A sheet of electric flame that signaled the disaster enveloped the rear car and for a moment threatened... Read MORE...

Summit County Journal -  Colorado -  February 23, 1907
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Milford, Connecticut, USA

1916 - PROBE BEGUN IN MILFORD WRECK NINE DEAD, OVER FIFTY PERSONS INJURED. LOCAL RUNS INTO EXPRESS.
Flagman Meets Death While Waving Signal to Stop Oncoming Train - Ill Fated Engineer, Rounding Curve at Fast Clip, Fails to See Sign.

New Haven, Conn., Feb. 23 - An investigation to ascertain the cause of the train wreck near Milford, in which nine persons were killed and scores injured, was begun by the Connecticut public utilities commission.

MR. ELWELL said that he was confident of... Read MORE...

Potsdam Herald Recorder -  Potsdam, New York -  February 23, 1916
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Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

1921 - EIGHT DEAD; 25 HURT IN CAR CRASH. TROLLEYS MEET HEAD ON NEAR HIGHBRIDGE, CONN.
EXPLOSION AND FIRE FROM GASOLINE ADDS TO CASUALTY LIST -- 5-GALLON CAN CARRIED IN FRONT VESTIBULE OF CAR -- FOUR OF VICTIMS CHILDREN.

Shelton, Conn., Feb. 22. - Eight persons were burned to death and 25 injured this afternoon when two trolley cars collided head-on on the Bridgeport - Shelton line near High Bridge, in the southern part of this town.

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MILTON CHERITREE of Shelton,... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Maine -  February 23, 1921
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1861  February 23 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C. after an assassination attempt in Baltimore, Maryland.

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1878  The latest innovation in deep-sea dredging is submarine plowing, which is now being carried on successfully in Belfast Harbor, Me.
A large Michigan plow is used, and is drawn by steam power on shore, the direction being given by a man in diver's armor.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1884  Some genius is manufacturing a new gun, at Norwalk, Conn., which is 28 feet long. It is loaded with compressed air, and is expected to throw a ball three miles.
If a fellow within a half mile of it should happen to get in front of one of the balls, he'd feel awfully bored.
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1889  A fire on the 19th destroyed the Greenwich Hotel, which had for some eighty years been one of the landmarks of the village of Greenwich, Mass.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1936 February 23, 1936 - A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives.

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1945  February 23 - Battle of Iwo Jima: A group of United States Marines reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

1854 - GAS EXPLOSION AT NASHUA
House Blown Up - Five Persons Injured.
From the Manchester (N. H.) Mirror

A very singular and wonderful accident occurred at Nashua, at 11 o'clock Tuesday evening. MRS. MARY BALL, a widow, occupied tenement No. 1, on Canal street, owned by the JACKSON corporation. Three of her boarders came home from Dodge's concert a few minutes past 11 o'clock, and as soon as they entered the house smelt... Read MORE...

The Quincy Daily Whig -  Illinois -  February 22, 1854
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Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

1882  KINGS COUNTY ASYLUM FIRE. TWO INMATES PERISH.

Flatbush, N. Y., Feb. 21. - The east wing of the Kings County Insane Asylum, at Flatbush, New York, was burned yesterday morning, and two of the inmates perished. The Dead: THOMAS HASSETT, 27, died either of fright or of suffocation. ANDREW SCHOFIELD, 48, a paralytic, was burned to an unrecognizable mass on his bed. The loss on the building is about $30,000. Uninsured.

Chester Times -  Pennsylvania -  February 22, 1882
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

1901 - Big Fire Yesterday. The Department Had Hard Work To Do Before Breakfast. Beautiful Depot Burned.
Santa Fe-Central Station Badly Damaged.
Business Is Going On As Usual.
Roof Burned Off of Main Building, But Walls and Side Rooms are intact-Fire Started in Boiler Room and Climbed Wall to Roof. Details of the Catastrophe-Uninjured Portion Rearranged.

The beautiful union station of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe and the Houston and Texas Central railroads on Jones Street, between Fourteenth ... Read MORE...

Fort Worth Morning Register -  Fort Worth, Texas -  February 22, 1901
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Trenton, New Jersey, USA

1902 - WILL DIE FROM FALL
Helen McCray Fractured Her Skull Yesterday at the Cook Pottery Co. Plant.

Helen McCray, 22 years old, an employe of the Cook Pottery Company fell down a flight of stairs while at work yesterday and sustained a fractured skull from which she will die.

Miss McCray was about to come downstairs when her foot caught on her skirt. She was precipitated headlong down the steps striking her head... Read MORE...

The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  February 22, 1902
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Barre, Vermont, USA

1903 - BIG FIRE IN BARRE, VT.
Two Business Blocks Destroyed and the Loss Is Nearly $100,000.

BARRE, VT., Feb. 21. - A fire in the business section of this city on the Main Street early to-day destroyed nearly $100,000 worth of property. It started in the basement of the new Currier Block, and the tenants on the third floor of the building barely escaped. With the thermometer standing at 16 degrees below zero and the water... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 22, 1903
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St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA

1905 - EX-SENATOR ROSS HURT. Train Hit Sleigh and Vermont's Jurist's Wife Was Killed.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., Feb. 21. - While Jonathan Ross, formerly United States Senator and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Vermont, was driving with his wife this afternoon their sleigh was struck by a train on the St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad, and Mrs. Ross was killed, Judge Ross was severely injured.
The accident occurred at Gould's Crossing, about ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 22, 1905
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Houston, Texas, USA

1912 - HOUSTON, TEX., SWEPT BY DISASTROUS FIRE. DESTROYS MANUFACTURING AND RESIDENCE SECTION. STRONG GALE SWEEPS FIRE OVER CITY WIPING OUT FIFTEEN FACTORIES AND NEARLY THREE HUNDRED HOMES.
(By Associated Press.)
Houston, Tex., Feb. 21. - A fire which broke out here at an early hour today, swept by a 35 mile an hour wind, burned a mile across the city and and an area seven blocks wide. By 7 o'clock the fire is believed to be under control, although still burning. The loss is estimated at five to ten million dollars.

Among the mills, factories and plants totally destroyed or... Read MORE...

Weekly Democrat -  Greenville, Mississippi -  February 22, 1912
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1914 - FLAMES WRECK NEW HAVEN DEPOT AT HARTFORD, CONN.
Hartford, Conn., Feb. 21. - The Union Station of the New Haven Railroad here was wrecked by fire this afternoon and all train service interrupted. A large amount of baggage and express matter was destroyed.

Fire apparatus was delayed in reaching the scene owing to the deep snow in the streets. During a succession of small explosions, probably from gas, fireman WILLIAM KANE was injured. The... Read MORE...

The Indianapolis Star -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  February 22, 1914
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Richland, New York, USA (Pulaski)

1917 - TERRIFIC EXPLOSION OF GAS.
FOUR BUILDINGS IN HEART OF PULASKI BUSINESS SECTION WIPED OUT BY FLAMES
WALLS OF CELLAR BLOWN OUT BY FORCE OF EXPLOSION.
Last Thursday evening fire caused by explosion of natural gas under the sidewalk at the department store of George M. Box, in Pulaski, destroyed four buildings and for a time threatened the entire business district. The loss is estimated at about $75,000. The stores burned... Read MORE...

The Journal And Republican -  Lowville, New York -  February 22, 1917
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1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government bill by the Senate yesterday all doubts of the future status of Puerto Ricans are removed. American citizenship is conferred upon them and with it there is provided a much greater amount of self-government than they ever have enjoyed. The enactment of this legislation represents another fore-ward... Read MORE...

The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  February 22, 1917
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Mobile, Alabama, USA

1919 - MOBILE POWER PLANT BADLY WRECKED. BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS ONE, HURTS 13, DOES $500,000 DAMAGE.
(By United Press.)
Mobile, Ala., Feb. 22. - Workmen were busy early today clearing away the debris from the explosion in Mobile's power house last night, in an effort to put the plant in condition to furnish the city with light and power by tonight.

The city was plunged into darkness at 8:20 o'clock last night when the main boiler of the plant exploded, killing one and injuring 13 men. Four... Read MORE...

Star -  Anniston, Alabama -  February 22, 1919
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1860  February 22 – Shoe-making workers of Lynn, Massachusetts, strike successfully for higher wages. The strike spreads throughout New England and eventually involves 20,000 workers.

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1888 February 22 - John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)
1888-11-14 - St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes 1889-03-30 - John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)
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1935  February 22 – Airplanes are banned from flying over the White House.

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1949  February 22 - Grady the Cow, a 1,200-pound cow, gets stuck inside a silo on a farm in Yukon, Oklahoma and garners national media attention in the United States.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1886 - An Eagle Rang the Bell

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1882 - DESTRUCTION BY FIRE.
Boston, Feb. 18. - Eighty-two shoe and leather firms, representing at least $2,500,000, are wiped out by the fire in Haverhill this morning. More than 2,000 people are thrown out of work, and the indirect loss amounts to at least $500,000 more. Haverhill is thirty-two miles north of Boston, and has an annual shoe business of over $10,000,000, and there are also woolen goods and hat... Read MORE...

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  February 20, 1882
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1882  Fire

The loss by the great fire at Haverhill, Massachusetts, is estimated at $2,000,000. The burned territory embraces the largest part of the business section and most of the boot and shoe factories. Two thousand people are thrown out of employment. Four men, two of them firemen, are known to have perished, and three others are missing.

Delaware County Daily Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  February 20, 1882
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Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1885 - A MAN BURNED TO DEATH.
NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 19. - A fire which broke out at 2 o'clock this morning in Wallingford destroyed Temperance Hall, belonging to Jared Q. Kimberly, Perkins & Maynes, Philip Finnegan, and Patrick McKenna. The loss reaches over $10,000. John S. Jackson, a man over 60 years of age, who was sleeping in an upper story of one of the buildings, was burned to death. His charred remains were found... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 20, 1885
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Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA (South Lyme)

1886  An Eagle Rang the Bell.

[New London Telegram.] A large eagle was captured in Old Lyme on Saturday. It was of the bald-headed species, and upon its neck was securely fastened a large, old-fashioned sleigh-bell. This explains the mysterious bell-ringing which has been heard on several occasions in Niantic and Lyme by fishermen and sailors within the past few years, and for which no cause could be given.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 20, 1886
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1888 - MORE FIRES IN PROVIDENCE. THE THIRD LARGE BLAZE WITHIN FIVE DAYS.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Feb. 19. - The third large fire during the last five days occurred this afternoon on the scene of the disastrous conflagration of September, 1877. At 4:10 o'clock a man in a broker's office on the second floor of the Daniels Building in Custom House-street, a structure which rose on the ashes of the iron-front building which melted away in the great heat of 11 years ago,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 20, 1888
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L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours)

1890 - Free land for large families
The Quebec legislature a few days ago passed a bill offering 100 acres of land to every man who is the father of twelve children. The persons entitled to this novel bonus appear to be numerous. At Trois Pistoles there are two families, named Roulette and Belzil, who each have fifteen living children. Another named Gingras, in Bellechasse, has no fewer than thirty-four children born to him. Still... Read MORE...

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Salt Lake Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  February 20, 1890
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

1903 - BURN TO DEATH IN HOTEL FIRE. MANY KILLED AND INJURED IN CEDAR RAPIDS HOLOCAUST. CLIFTON HOUSE BURNS. STRUCTURE TOTALLY WRECKED - MANY JUMP FROM UPPER WINDOWS.
PITIFUL AND SICKENING SIGHTS FOLLOW JUMPS FOR LIFE - INJURED REMOVED TO IMPROMPTU HOSPITALS - DELEGATES TO CONVENTION WERE GUESTS.

(By Associated Press)
Cedar Rapids, Feb. 20. - Between fifteen and twenty persons were burned to death and twice that number were seriously injured in the fire that destroyed the Clifton hotel at 2 o'clock this morning. There were 120 guests in the hotel when the... Read MORE...

Ottumwa Daily Courier -  Iowa -  February 20, 1903
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Racine, Wisconsin, USA

1904 - FIRE IMPERILS INSANE. ASYLUM AT RACINE DESTROYED, AND INMATES DRIVEN OUT IN ZERO WEATHER.
Special to The New York Times.
Racine, Wis., Feb. 19. - One hundred and twenty insane men and women from the county hospital are being brought into the city from the hospital tonight on a special train as a result of a fire tonight which destroyed the structure valued at $100,000, and drove the inmates into the open air with the temperature below zero.

The attendants, as soon as the fire... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 20, 1904
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1869  Mr. Caleb Bates, of Kingston, Mass., has recently presented the New England Farmer with some sweet potatoes.
He has raised them successfully for several years, and keeps them in good condition during eight months of the year.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  An Israelite in Roxbury, Mass., was recently fined for keeping open his store on Sunday.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  O'Baldwin, the Irish giant, has been found guilty, in the Essex (Mass.) Superior Court, of prize fighting.
His counsel appealed and the case will go to the Supreme Court of Massachusetts.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Newbury, Mass., mourns the death of Betsy Rogers, a remarkable berry woman, whom a broken leg killed at the age of 96.
She leaves the memory of 3,000 bushels of gathered berries, a snug sum of money, and five generations of descendants, embracing fifty persons.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1895  February 20 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

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1915  February 20 – In San Francisco the Panama-Pacific International Exposition is opened.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered

Troy, New York, USA

1896 - SEWING GIRLS CREMATED. BETWEEN TWENTY AND THIRTY BURNED TO DEATH IN TROY. ONE EXIT FOR 300 PEOPLE.
FIVE GIRLS JUMPED FROM WINDOWS AND THREE MET INSTANT DEATH - LARGE LIST OF INJURED AND MISSING - BOY'S CARLESS MATCH STARTED A BLAZE AND A PANIC FOLLOWED.

Troy, N.Y., Feb. 17. - There is mourning in the homes of Troy collar girls tonight. An untimely and fearful death overcome many of them late this afternoon. Working girls, whose day's labor was almost over, were cut down almost without... Read MORE...

The Morning Times -  Washington, D.C. -  February 18, 1896
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1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered
Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

The existence of an unknown ninth planet was first proposed by Percival Lowell, who theorized that wobbles in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune were caused by the gravitational pull of an unknown planetary body. Lowell calculated the approximate location of the hypothesized ninth planet and... Read MORE...

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February 18, 1930
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1871  A Newburyport, Mass., dispatch states that Leonard Choate, known as the Newburyport "Fire-bug" has been sentenced to state prison for life, for committing numerous incendiary acts in that city and vicinity.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  On the 14th two men were killed and three others fatally injured by the fall of a trestle on the railroad at Point Pleasant, W. Va.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1896  February 18 - Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for first time in 50 yrs

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1908  February 18 – Japanese emigration to the United States is forbidden under terms of the Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1899 - Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

1864  February 17 – American Civil War: The tiny Confederate hand-propelled submarine H. L. Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic (1861)

using a spar torpedo in Charleston Harbor, becoming the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, although the submarine and her crew of eight are also lost.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

1890 - AN INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE. THE INMATES ALL SAVED BY PROMPT ACTION BY THE KEEPERS.
Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 16. - At 3 o'clock this morning fire broke out in the boiler room of the insane asylum near this place and spread rapidly, communicating with the drying room of the laundry, whence it communicated with the hot-air passages, which run all over the building. There were 75,000 gallons of water in the attic tanks, but owing to the destruction of the boiler room the pumps could ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 17, 1890
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1899 - Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
VOTING MACHINES
They May Be Used in National Elections Hereafter.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. - Both branches of congress have passed a bill to amend the law so that voting machines may be used at national elections. The president will sign the bill. Voting machines have already been legalized in several states, and their successful use at the recent election in New York and elsewhere has proved their ... Read MORE...

The Leader-Democrat -  Springfield, Missouri -  February 17, 1899
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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

1902 - FIRE IN AN ASYLUM. THE DEED OF A LUNATIC IMPERILS OVER SIX HUNDRED LIVES.
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 16. - The four-story main building of the State Asylum for the Insane was set on fire about 5 o'clock this morning by J. D. BROWN, an inmate of the institution. BROWN had recently escaped and was only returned yesterday. He stated to his attendants that it would be all the worse for him and them if he was again confined. His threat was soon put into execution, and he himself, ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 17, 1902
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1950  February 17 - 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY



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Friday, February 16, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1903 - SLEIGH NO MATCH FOR RAILROAD TRAIN - IS KNOCKED OFF THE TRACK AND ONE OF THE PARTY KILLED AND OTHERS HURT

Donaldsonville, Louisiana, USA

1848 - TERRIBLE STEAMBOAT DISASTER
The steamboat Yalabusha, CAPT. SCOTT, loaded with cotton, on her trip from Red River to New Orleans, on Tuesday the 25th alt., was burned to the water's edge, by which terrible disaster at least twenty-five lives were lost. To a gentleman, one of the surviving passengers, we are mainly indebted for the following particulars of the heart-rending scene.

About a quarter past 9 o'clock, on Tuesday ... Read MORE...

Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  February 16, 1848
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Portland, Oregon, USA

1893 - ELECTRIC CAR RUNS AWAY. THREE MEN KILLED AND MANY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT AT PORTLAND, ORE.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 16. - A frightful accident occurred on the City & Suburban Electric Railway Wednesday afternoon in which three persons were instantly killed and a dozen severely injured. A car was going down hill, when its motorman lost control of it and it plunged down two blocks at terrific speed. When the car reached a curve at the bottom of the hill it left the track and was overturned.... Read MORE...

Logansport Reporter -  Logansport, Indiana -  February 16, 1893
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Oneonta, New York, USA

1894 - A STATE NORMAL AND TRAINING SCHOOL BURNED.
Cooperstown, N.Y., Feb. 16. - The state normal and training school at Oneonta was burned yesterday morning.

The Oneonta state normal school was opened in the fall of 1889. The building was erected at an original cost of $114,000, which has since been increased by additional appropriations for improvements and apparatus to about $180,000. It was a handsome brick edifice. There were about 350... Read MORE...

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  February 16, 1894
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White Plains, New York, USA

1895 - CHILDRENS' HOME DESTROYED. The 200 Inmates Get Out Safely Although Asleep When the Fire Breaks Out.
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 16. - The West Chester temporary home, about a mile from the county courthouse, was totally destroyed by fire last night. The building contained 200 children, ranging from 1 to 15 years of age, besides there were a dozen teachers and nurses. The home is in charge of James Pierce, who is the superintendent and Miss McDonald, assistant superintendent. Mr. Pierce had been... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  February 16, 1895
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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

1900 - TRESTLES AND BRIDGES GONE - Flood Retarding Work of the Seaboard Air-Line
Columbia, S.C., February 15. - (Special.)
The connections of the Seaboard between Camden and Casey s, just across the Congaree river from Columbia, have been delayed by the freshet in the Wateree river at Camden and the Congaree at Columbia. Pending the slow building of the steel bridge over the former, a wooden trestle had been constructed, over which trains had already been run, all the iron... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  February 16, 1900
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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

1903 - SLEIGH NO MATCH FOR RAILROAD TRAIN - IS KNOCKED OFF THE TRACK AND ONE OF THE PARTY KILLED AND OTHERS HURT
(By Associated Press)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 16. - A large double sleigh containing a party of ten young people was struck by a Rio Grande Western passenger train here early today. The sled was hurled through the air for a hundred feet and demolished. One of the party, MISS PEARL QUALLES, was instantly killed and none escaped injury. Miss Qualles was sitting on the driver's seat and the... Read MORE...

Fort Worth Telegram -  Fort Worth, Texas -  February 16, 1903
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Carbondale, Illinois, USA

1909 - 3 KILLED, 30 OR MORE INJURED. ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAIN NO. 205 IN A BAD WRECK NEAR OAKLAND CEMETERY SHORTLY BEFORE NOON TODAY. CAUSE OF WRECK UNKNOWN.
MISS GRACE PERRY, OF CARBONDALE, ONE OF THOSE KILLED - AMONG THOSE SERIOUSLY INJURED ARE J. T. BENTLEY AND ED E. PATTERSON, OF THIS CITY - WORST DISASTER IN I. C. HISTORY IN THIS LOCALITY.

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The dead:
WALTER B. LONG, Joliet, Ill.
MRS. CERENA WALTON, Anna.
MISS GRACE PERRY, Carbondale.
Partial list of the injured:
MRS. JOHN DOUGLAS, Carbondale.
J. T. BENTLEY,... Read MORE...

Daily Free Press -  Carbondale, Illinois -  February 16, 1909
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1916 - $2,000,000 FIRE AT FALL RIVER
Apartment Hotel and Retail Stores Razed in Massachusetts Town

FALL RIVER, Mass., Feb. 16. - Estimates by owners of property and proprietors of stores in the business district, swept by fire early today indicate that the total loss would be approximately $2,000,000. A score of buildings including and apartment hotel and several of the largest retail stores in the city were destroyed and many... Read MORE...

The Bakersfield Californian -  Bakersfield, California -  February 16, 1916
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1889  Hanging
On the 8th James Ross (colored) was hanged at Brandenburg, Ky., for the murder of Benedict Rhodes, an old farmer, on April 6 last.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1903 February 16, 1903 - The temperature at Pokegama Dam MN plunged to 59 degrees below zero to establish a state record.

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1943 February 16, 1943 - Record cold prevailed in the northeastern U.S. The mercury plunged to 43 degrees below zero at Concord NH.

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1946  February 16 - 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct

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Greenerpasture Daily News - 1883 - Louisville Suddenly Deluged. An Embankment Burst At Midnight And One-Fifth Of The City Flooded.

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

1856 - St. Valentine's Day.
This is St. Valentine's Day, and if there has not been a wonderful reform in the general mind, since February last, a great many foolish lines will be written, and a great many bad ones sent to silly girls and vanity-stuffed young men, before night fall. The origin of St. Valentine's Day is not known. Among the traditions we have the following:

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 14, 1856
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1883 - Louisville Suddenly Deluged. An Embankment Burst At Midnight And One-Fifth Of The City Flooded.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 13. - During the past 24 hours the Ohio River, by bursting through cut-offs and pouring over embankments, has completely submerged one-fifth of the area of this City. At least 7,000 or 8,000 people have been driven from their homes, and the loss by actual destruction of property, to say nothing of that from the stoppage of foundries and manufactories, is fully $800,000. To... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 14, 1883
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San Antonio, Texas, USA

1894 - FIRE RECORD. SAN ANTONIO BLAZE.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 13. - A destructive fire, resulting in a total loss of about $35,000 worth of property, occurred here early this morning. The flames started in the rear of the Central hotel at 3 o'clock, and before the fire department responded that building was doomed. The fire quickly spread to the St. Leonard hotel, which adjoined the Central, and soon obtained such headway that it was ... Read MORE...

The Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  February 14, 1894
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1899 - Segelkes Pop Factory Burns
About 11 o’clock last night the brick building on the west side occupied by George Segelke as a pop factory, caught fire by the explosion of gas in a coal stove. Nearly all the fire plugs in the vicinity were frozen up and before the fire department could get water the building was in ruins. The loss is about $2,500. Insurance, $700 on contents in Farmers’ & Merchants’ of Lincoln sand $400 on the ... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  February 14, 1899
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Columbus, Georgia, USA

1900 - Electric Plant at Columbus is Under Water and Street Cars Stopped - No Electric Lights.
Columbus, Ga., February 13. (Special.) - The Chattahoochee river, after having risen several inches today, was at a standstill at 11 o'clock tonight. The rapid rise of the earlier hours today was not kept up, and thus the wagon bridges were saved, for the present at least. For several hours the river was stationary, but this afternoon it began to rise again an inch or so an hour. If the last big... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  February 14, 1900
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Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

1908 - FREEZES WITH HELP IN SIGHT - Terrible Experience of Man Fastened in Snow.
Kemptville, Ont. - A sad occurrence is reported from Osgoode Township, Carleton county, as a result of the recent storm and severe cold snap, during which Thomas Crawford of Reid's Mills had his feet frozen solid to the ankles and his fingers frozen to the knuckles.

Mr. Crawford left the home of his son Willie on Wednesday for Greeley. He then started home, going by way of North Gower, Kars... Read MORE...

The Wichita Daily Eagle -  Wichita, Kansas -  February 14, 1908
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Montréal, Québec, Canada

1912 - DEAD IN MONTREAL FIRE.
Manager of Manufacturing Plant Suffocated in Business Block Blaze.

MONTREAL, Feb. 13, - One man was burned to death to-day in a fire which followed and explosion in a building at Craig and St. Antonie Streets. The fire started in the basement occupied by the J. W. Hughes Plumbing Company. Three or four girls were overcome by smoke and one was severely burned.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 14, 1912
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Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1914  Severe Earthquake is Felt in Canada

Quebec, Feb. 14. - An earthquake shock was felt all over the city and district of Quebec at 5:40 a. m., to-day. The shock was violent enough to wake hundreds of citizens. Messages from Levis, Baie St. Paul and L'Islet recorded the same disturbance. No damage was reported.

Asheville Gazette-News -  Asheville, North Carolina -  February 14, 1914
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Ogdensburg, New York, USA

1947 - 150 PERSONS FLEE OGDENSBURG FIRE.
Ogdensburg, Feb. 14 (AP) - One hundred and fifty persons fled to safety when a general alarm fire gutted the New Ogdensburg hotel last night, causing damage estimated unofficially at $150,000.

The Ogdensburg fire department said no one was killed or injured. All guests escaped before firemen arrived.

Firemen from Ogdensburg and six neighboring communities fought the blaze, which started... Read MORE...

Salamanca Republican Press -  Salamanca, New York -  February 14, 1947
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1929  St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre."
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1940 February 14, 1940 - A "Saint Valentine's Day Blizzard" hit the northeastern U.S. Up to a foot and a half of snow blanketed southern New England, and whole gales accompanied the heavy snow stranding many in downtown Boston.

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1980  February 14 - 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1907 - KILLED ON WAY TO FUNERAL. TRAIN HITS MOURNERS' COACH IN LONG ISLAND CITY, HURLING THREE TO DEATH.

Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

1869  Thrown From Carriage

John W. Duncan, of Ballston Spa, N. Y., has recovered $5,000 from the New York Central Railroad Company for throwing him from his carriage, in Rochester, three years ago.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 13, 1869
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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

1869  Devoted Deacon

Deacon J. H. Stowe, who died in Westfield, Mass., recently, is said to have attended more prayer meetings and prayed more than any other resident of that city. He was a church member for fifty-nine years, the first Sunday School Superintendent in that city, and he had read the Bible through, in course, once a year for the last sixty years.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 13, 1869
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Syracuse, New York, USA

1874  The Republicans of Syracuse, New York, have made a nice mess of it.

They have allowed the Liberals to capture their primary meetings and nominate a Liberal for the most important place on their ticket. This is an illustration of the danger to be apprehended from not attending the ward meetings. A few such lessons would be wholesome.

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Trenton State Gazette -  Trenton, New Jersey -  February 13, 1874
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Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1878 - Large Fire At Webster, Mass.
BOSTON, Feb. 12 - A fire broke out, this morning, in the calendering department of Samuel Slater & Sons' cambric works, at Webster, Mass., and entirely consumed the old original mill, erected in 1812, and part of a story in the new wing. The engine building and cloth storehouse were saved, but their contents were badly damaged. There were from 8,000 to 10,000 pieces of cloth in the mill, which... Read MORE...

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New York Herald-Tribune -  New York -  February 13, 1878
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA

1885 - Freight Train Wreck
Alexandria, VA - Feb 12 - By the breaking of a rail on the Washington, Ohio and West railroad, between Guilford and Farmwell stations, this morning, four freight cars were thrown from the track and the caboose upset. CLARENCE WASHINGTON, conductor, was killed.
Edgar Clarence Washington
born 23 JAN 1868 in Alexandria, VA
died 12 FEB 1885 in Alexandria, VA (unmarried)
son of George and Sallie... Read MORE...

Courier Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  February 13, 1885
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Augusta, Georgia, USA

1887 - A BIG FIRE IN AUGUSTA. THE OPERA HOUSE AND OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED - LOSS, $200,000.
Augusta, Ga., Feb. 12. - Hardly had the crowd left the matinee performance of "Lady Audiey's Secret," by MRS. BOWERS, when the cry of fire was given and the Opera House was found to be on fire. During the progress of the fire the streets were filled with thousands of people and the country was lit up for miles. Unscrupulous persons gave currency to a report that an earthquake shock had been felt, ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 13, 1887
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Dover, Delaware, USA

1902 - TRAINS CRASH NEAR SIDING. Brakeman Badly Injured and Passengers Shaken Up in a Collision
Special to The Inquirer.

DOVER, Del., Feb. 12. - A wreck occurred on the Delaware Railroad to-night about a half mile from the Dover Station when the evening passenger train, southbound, ran into the rear of extra freight No. 106, which was hurrying on to a siding in order to clear the track. Three cars on the freight and the passenger engine were almost demolished by the wreck and the fire... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  February 13, 1902
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Auburn, New York, USA

1902 - All Show Improvement - Tult, Salisbury and Farrell Will Probably Recover - The Funeral of Harvey
George Tult, George Salisbury and James Farrell, the three men who were seriously injured in the elevator accident at D. M. Osborne & Co's are all reported as being considerably improved today. There were numerous reports about the streets last night and this morning that Farrell's condition had taken a turn for the worse and that he had passed a very restless night. Dr. F. E. O'Brien, the... Read MORE...

The Auburn Bulletin -  Auburn, New York -  Thursday, February 13, 1902
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA

1902  Fall Caused His Death.

Special to The Inquirer. COATESVILLE, Pa., Feb. 12. - Thomas McNulty, of Philadelphia, an expert rigger employed by Marshall & McClintock, of Pottstown, who are erecting a large mill in this city, came in contact with live electric light wires and losing his footing fell a distance of thirty feet. He died soon after.

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  February 13, 1902
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Long Island City, New York, USA

1907 - KILLED ON WAY TO FUNERAL. TRAIN HITS MOURNERS' COACH IN LONG ISLAND CITY, HURLING THREE TO DEATH.
Special To The Washington Post.
New York, Feb. 12. - Three killed and one mortally injured is the result of a Long Island Railroad train running into a funeral coach this afternoon at the Penny bridge, Long Island City.

The dead are:
ELLIOTT TERWILLIGER, forty years old, 247 Seventh Street, Jersey City.
MRS. NELLIE TERWILLIGER, thirty-four, wife of ELLIOTT, same address.
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Washington Post -  Washington, DC -  February 13, 1907
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1917 - TWELVE MISSING IN FIRE. SCORE MAY HAVE DIED IN MINNEAPOLIS BLAZE. ONE WOMAN JUMPS TO DEATH - FIREMEN ARRIVING LATE ARE ATTACKED BY CROWD.
Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 12. - Firemen are searching the smoking ruins of the Kenwood Hotel for the bodies of a dozen persons missing since the fire which started Sunday about midnight. MRS. LUCILLE SQUIRE, 30 years old, was killed when she jumped from a third-story window, missing the life-net and striking the pavement. Twelve guests were taken to the hospital suffering from burns. An explosion... Read MORE...

Moberly Daily Index -  Missouri -  February 13, 1917
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1869  A Bethel, Conn., telegram of the 2d says fifteen lives were lost by the flood of the day previous.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  A company has been formed to construct a railway from Fredericton, New Brunswick, to Riviere du Loup, on the St. Lawrence.


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Lowell, Massachusetts

1874  Dye-House Fire
The dye-house of D. Macintosh, at Holyoke, Massachusetts, was burned on Friday night. Loss $5,000.

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Emporia, Kansas

1884  Courtney turns fireman
Oarsman Courtney, once known to fame, is foreman of the fire engine company at Union Springs, N. Y.

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Arkansas City, Kansas

1885 February 13, 1885 - The "Friday the 13th" avalanche at Alva, UT, killed sixteen persons, and left thirteen others buried for twelve hours before being rescued.

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1905 February 13, 1905 - Morning lows of -29 degrees at Pond AR, -40 degrees at Lebanon KS, and -40 degrees at Warsaw MO established all-time records for those three states

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Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

1880  Beet Sugar Company

A beet sugar company has been formed at Franklin, Mass., and the machinery is already ordered. The works will be nearly as extensive as those of the Maine Beet Sugar company. A paper called the Sugar Planter has been started at Franklin, devoted to the sugar interests of America. It is stated that there is talk of starting a factory in Aroostook county, Maine.

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New Hampshire Patriot -  New Hampshire -  February 12, 1880
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Rutland, Vermont, USA

1893 - SEVEN KILLED AND MANY INJURED. A DISASTROUS AND FATAL QUARRY ACCIDENT AT WEST RUTLAND.
RUTLAND, Vt., Feb. 11. - One of the worst disasters in the history of marble quarrying occurred at West Rutland a little after 1 o'clock this afternoon in a quarry operated by the Vermont Marble Company, with which Senator Proctor is connected. A great mass or stone fell into the quarry, and seven men were instantly killed and a number of others injured. The victims were a gang at work at... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 12, 1893
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Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1907 - WHOLE FAMILY ASPHYXIATED. MAN, WIFE AND CHILD FOUND DEAD IN WILMINGTON, DEL.
Wilmington, Del., Feb. 12. - MICHAEL RYAN, aged 35 years; his wife, MAMIE, aged 25, and their infant, MARY A., aged 4 months, who lived at 233 Connell street, were asphyxiated by illuminating gas. Policeman BECK, who forced an entrance into the house found the victims lying on a bed in the second-story front room, all three cold and stiff in death. On the floor was a gas stove. It was still... Read MORE...

Tyrone Daily Herald -  Pennsylvania -  February 12, 1907
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Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA

1930 - MEETS WITH PECULIAR ACCIDENT
Chief Electrician Alfred R. Ubanks, USN, for the past six months inspector of government at the Henchel Manufacturing Company, Amesbury, Mass., recently met with a peculiar accident and on the occasion of the celebration of his 42nd birthday. Returning from his woodshed with an arm full of wood logs for an open fire place he slipped on the ice covered pavement and fell to the ground. The sharp... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  February 12, 1930
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1892  It is stated that the Washburn and Moen Manufacturing Company, of Worcester, Massachusetts, is making absolutely perfect diamond dies producing copper wire as fine as two one-thousandths of an inch, by a special process.


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1899 February 12, 1899 - The temperature dropped to 22 degrees below zero at Kansas City MO.

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1899 February 12, 1899 - The temperature at Camp Clarke NE plunged to 47 degrees below zero to establish a record for the state.

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1915  February 12 – In Washington, D.C., the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial is put into place.

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1973  February 12 – Ohio becomes the first U.S. state to post distance in metric on signs



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