Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1904 - February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

Montpelier, Vermont, USA


MONTPELIER, Vt., Tuesday, Jan. 6. - 8 P.M. The Vermont Capitol building is now on fire, with no hope of saving the entire edifice from destruction. The capacious dome is enveloped in flames, and the fire is rapidly spreading to all parts of the building. The origin of the fire is laid to some defect in the heating apparatus.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 7, 1857

Geneva, New York, USA

1871 - Large Fire in Geneva - A Large Flouring-Mill, Elevator and Malt-House, the Canal Collector's Office and Other Buildings Destroyed - Twelve Horses Burned to Death - Loss Over $100,000 - Insurance $76,250.
ROCHESTER, Feb. 6. - The Democrat of this morning gives from a correspondent an account of a disastrous fire which occurred in the town of Geneva early on Saturday morning. The fire was first discovered in the hay-loft of a barn near the Canal Collector's office, and there being a heavy north-west wind at the time, it spread with great rapidity, and quickly destroyed this barn and another near... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 7, 1871

Warren, Massachusetts, USA

The New York and Boston Lightning Express off the Track Near West Warren, Mass. - No One Injured - Collision at the Scene of Accident - Trains Long Delayed.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 6. - Every car of the fast express train from Boston, due in this city at one o'clock, was thrown off the track two miles west of West Warren about noon today, probably by a broken rail. One drawing room car and... Read MORE...

Hartford Daily Courant -  Hartford, Connecticut -  February 7, 1874

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Ky. - The Louisville, Ky., Almshouse, located five miles south of the city, was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 31st.
There were 340 inmates, a large number of whom were old, crippled and imbecile, and the flames spread so rapidly that many were obliged to jump from the upper windows.

Two men were killed by their fall, one perished in the flames, and another was fatally... Read MORE...

Iola Register -  Kansas -  February 7, 1879

Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1881  4 Drowned

At Fall River, Mass., yesterday, Wm. Law, a spinner, age 39, and Samuel Varley, a weaver, aged 30, were dragging their sons, John H. Law,a ged 5, and Henry Varley, aged 8, on sleds on the ice, when the ice broke and all four were drowned.

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  February 7, 1881

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1882  Tree of Life

A quack physician of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, takes his medicine for all diseases from a bottle labelled: "Water from the tree of life." With this he makes the sing of the cross on patients. He has numerous patients.

Daily Charlotte Observer -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  February 7, 1882

Bristol, Connecticut, USA

1896 - DUMPED INTO A RIVER. Men Working on a Bridge Engulfed by a Raging Torrent.
Eleven Out of Twenty Reported to Be Drowned.
Carried Down Pequabuck River and Lost In the Darkness.

Bristol, Conn., Feb. 7 - A most appalling disaster occurred here shortly after 9 o'clock last night, in which 20 workmen were precipitated into Pequabuck river from the East Bristol bridge, and 11 of them are probably drowned.

Yesterday afternoon the structure was found to be shaky, and the... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  February 7, 1896

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1904 - February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

All the world was startled on Sunday, February 7, 1904, just 39 days after the Iroquois theater horror, by another sickening visitation of the fire fiend. This time the devouring element fell upon the city of Baltimore and all but effaced it from the map. Millions upon millions in property were swept away, old established firms annihilated and miles of... Read MORE...

February 7, 1904

1861 February 7, 1861 - The temperature at Gouverneur, NY, bottomed out at -40 degrees, a drop of 70 degrees in one day. Two days later the mercury hit 55 degrees.

1924  February 7 - Capital punishment: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.

Died February 7


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