Saturday, March 3, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

1868  Patent Shoe-Pegger

A patent shoe-pegger is being manufactured in Northampton, Massachusetts, which makes the hole, cuts off the peg and drives it home. A workman can easily peg a shoe or boot in a minute.

The Charlotte Democrat -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  March 3, 1868

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

BAYONNE, N. J., March 2. — Fire broke out early this morning in the St. Charles Hotel on West Eighth Street, and caused a panic among two dozen guests and the servants. The fire was discovered at 2:20 A. M. by Oliver H. Munn, a son of the proprietor, ex-Postmaster and ex-Freeholder Charles F. Munn. The smoke was so dense that most of the occupants of the house had to retreat several times while... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 3, 1892

1910 - Flood Isolates South Bend
Wires Down, Bridge Out Fifth Time, Business at Standstill.

South Bend Depot, Wash., March 2. - (Special.) - Fourteen inches of rain is South Bend's record for February. Torrential rains have fallen every day since February 22 up to this morning.

All streams are swollen, the earth is saturated and flooded basements are reported throughout the city. The only serious damage done as yet is the... Read MORE...

Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  March 3, 1910

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

The heavy automobile truck used by the New England telephone company to carry supplies for the linemen collided with two teams at the corner of Chestnut and Sharon streets Tuesday morning and seriously injured one of the horses. The auto skidded and struck first a team owned by Nicholas Zeo, smashing the wagon and throwing out the driver. The machine then slid into the delivery team of Hall &... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  March 3, 1910

Centralia, Washington, USA

1910 - Bad Flood In Centralia - Washington City Three Feet Under Water, Slides Bar Trains.
Tacoma, March 2. - All the business section of Centralia, Wash., is inundated by about three feet of water, caused by the overflow of China Creek. The floods are the worst experienced there for 20 years.

A landslide on each side of Centralia has blocked trains from both directions. All the country between here and Chehalis is covered by a sheet of water. The Northern section of Centralia is... Read MORE...

Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  March 3, 1910

Alton, New Hampshire, USA

Departments Of Four Cities And Towns Called To Fight Blaze

Alton, March 3. - The Bayview Pavilion, a dance hall overlooking Alton Bay, a mile from here, was destroyed by flames last evening in a fire of unknown origin. The postoffice, a hotel and residence of Martin and Stephen Lynch, owners of the dancing resort, were threatened but escaped the flames as the combined efforts of Laconia,... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  March 3, 1930

Montpelier, Vermont, USA


Montpelier, Vt., March 3. - Montpelier lost another of its old landmarks Saturday, when the Union House, a hotel at which coach drivers and their patrons stopped while on the way from Montreal to Boston, in state coach days, was destroyed by fire. The damage was $30,000.

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  March 3, 1930

1931  March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.

ANTHEM BILL PASSED WASHINGTON - March 3 - (AP) - The Senate today passed and sent to the House a bill to make "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem. The bill was approved without debate after Senator Tydings, Democrat, Maryland, had persuaded senators to withdraw objections which had previously prevented its passage.

Miami Daily News-Record -  Miami, Florida -  March 3, 1931

1863  March 3 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada

1875 March 3, 1875: First organized ice hockey match, Montreal, Canada

The Old Farmer's Almanac

1885  March 3 – A subsidiary of the American Bell Telephone Company, American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), is incorporated in New York.

1888  An avalanche descended into the valley of Morrobia, Switzerland, on the 28th ult., killing ten persons and a large number of horses and cattle.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  At Salamanca, N. Y. , a fire on the 29th ult. destroyed the opera-house, the post-office and other buildings, causing a heavy loss.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1895  March 3 – In Munich, bicyclists have to pass a test and display license plates.

1903 March 3, 1903: Sing Sing prison in Ossining, New York, began taking prisoners' fingerprints

The Old Farmer's Almanac

Died March 3


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