Friday, February 2, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1942 February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.

1826  The gas stove is invented (James Sharp, UK)

...John Baptist von Helmont, born at Brussels in 1677, while engaged in chemical research, discovered gas and named it. An English rector, Rev. Dr. John Clayton, discovered coal gas in 1792, thereby causing great consternation in his village in Wales. It was nearly 40 years later that the practicability of gas for cooking was demonstrated by James Sharp, of Northampton, England...

The Winnipeg Tribune -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  February 2, 1931
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Winooski, Vermont, USA

1852 - Large Fire near Burlington, Vermont.
Boston, Sunday, Feb. 1, 1852 - 9 P. M.
A dispatch from Burlington, Vt., states that an oil-mill, situated near the Winooski Falls village bridge, together with two adjoining grist-mills, a wagon-shop, a cooper's shop, was totally destroyed by fire on Friday last. The sufferers are H. W. Catlin, Winooski Mill; Goddard & Haven, Match & Blithon, Mark Willard, and Wardwell & Smith. Mr. Catlin was... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 2, 1852
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

1868  Clergyman Switches Partners

In Portsmouth, Rhode Island, a clergyman has created great excitement among the citizens by turning his wife out of doors and taking up with his housekeeper.

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Memphis Daily Avalanche -  Memphis, Tennessee -  February 2, 1868
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Danbury, Connecticut, USA

1869 - FRIGHTFUL DISASTER. BREAKING OF DAM AT DANBURY, CONN. - HOUSES AND BRIDGES SWEPT AWAY - TEN OR TWELVE PERSONS DROWNED.
Danbury, Conn., Monday, Feb. 1.

The most terrible disaster that has ever occurred in Danbury happened last night, destroying a number of lives and much property.

About 7 o'clock in the evening the upper Kohanza dam, which supplies the borough with water, gave way, letting down the water with such force as to carry away the lower dam also. The water of the two dams thus let loose formed as... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 2, 1869
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Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

1869 - FIRE AT WILMINGTON, N.C., AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Feb. 1.

A livery-stable owned by R. H. Grant, and occupied by Southerland & Steagall, was burned tonight. In tearing down a shed the following persons were injured:

JOHN RANKIN, left leg and several ribs broken.
GEO. S. CAPES, leg broken and internal injuries.
C. HUSSELL, thigh broken.
SOL HOAS, arm broken.
EDWARD STORY, slightly injured.
Col. JOHN G. HEDRICK, ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 2, 1869
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1895  Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...

...Severe All Over New England. Boston, Feb. 9. - Reports from all over New England indicate that the storm is one of the most severe in years. Boston harbor is choked with drift ice, and shipping is at a standstill. Trains are blockaded throughout New England and much damage was done by unprecedented high tides along the coast...

The Delphos Daily Herald -  Ohio -  February 2, 1895
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Gloversville, New York, USA

1898 - A HOLOCAUST. SIX LIVES LOST IN A HOTEL FIRE AT GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y.
Gloversville, N. Y., Feb. 1. - The Alvord house, a five-story brick building, was totally destroyed by fire between 7 and 8 o'clock this morning.

Six persons perished in the flames and a dozen others were more or less injured in making their escape.

The dead are:
HENRY C. DAY, Gloversville.
CHARLES RUPERT, bell boy.
BENJ. K. STRICKLAND.
E. C. KIMBALL, wife and daughter, Indianapolis,... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  February 2, 1898
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

1905 - TRAIN CRASHES INTO STREET CAR
Four Probably Fatally Injured, Two Others Hurt, at Grand Rapids, Mich.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 1. — Six persons were injured, four probably fatally, tonight, when a Grand Rapids & Indiana northbound passenger train crashed into a street car at West Leonard street. The street car was tossed fifty feet. The injured:

Miss Nellie Folkarksim, arm and leg broken and injured internally, may die; ... Read MORE...

Duluth News-Tribune -  Duluth, Minnesota -  February 2, 1905
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1907 - BIG FIRE IN HARRISBURG. LOSS ESTIMATED AT $1,000,000 - HISTORIC PLAYHOUSE DESTROYED.
Harrisburg, Penn., Feb. 1. - Ten buildings in the centre of the business district of this city were either destroyed or badly damaged by fire early this morning. The loss is estimated at $1,000,000. The Grand Opera House block and the Duncan building were destroyed. The buildings damaged are the Park Hotel, Columbus Hotel, the United Telephone Company building, the Security Trust building, the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 2, 1907
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Brutus, New York, USA (Weedsport)

1912 - OUT INTO THE NIGHT - Family Driven From Burning Home in Nightclothes.
Weedsport, Feb. 2. - The family of G. Wordoski, a Pole., who had recently moved into this vicinity from Syracuse, was driven out in their night clothes last night when fire destroyed their home near this village. The mother, who was in bed ill, is in a critical condition from fright.

Wordoski moved here two months ago and purchased a small farm from Perry Crimm in the town of Cato. Last... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  February 2, 1912
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1942  February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.

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February 2, 1942
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1848  February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

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1887  February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

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1889  Capitalists boring for oil at Southbury, Conn., were rejoicing on the 26th over the discovery of oil at a depth of eleven hundred feet.
The drill run through a vein of earth in which there was much silver.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1893 Thursday, February 2, 1893 - At Morgan's store, a gold watch is offered to the person guessing nearest the number of beans in a jar, contest to be decided April 1st.


Union Springs Advertiser
Union Springs, New York

1956 February 2, 1956 - A record snowstorm in New Mexico and west Texas began on Ground Hog's Day. The storm produced 15 inches of snow at Roswell NM, and up to 33 inches in the Texas Panhandle.

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