Sunday, May 14, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - May 14

1607  May 14 - Jamestown Was Established

The Virginia Company of England made a daring proposition: sail to the new, mysterious land, which they called Virginia in honor of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, and begin a settlement. They established Jamestown, Virginia, on May 14, 1607, the first permanent British settlement in North America.
May 14, 1607

Barrington, Rhode Island, USA

1801 - Lived in 3 Centuries
Barrington, (Rhode Island) February 24.

There is now living in this town, Matthew Watson, esq. in the 105th year of his age, in pretty good health, and in the enjoyment of his faculties, except being blind. He was born in the county of Coleraine, in the province of Ulster, in the north of Ireland, in March A. D. 1696, from whence he, with his father and mother, four brothers and one sister,... Read MORE...
Georgia Gazette -  Georgia -  May 14, 1801

Auburn, New York, USA

1880 - Strange Series of Misfortunes
Daniel Cornwall, of Auburn, New York, was the victim within the twenty-four hours ending at noon yesterday, of a singular series of misfortunes. On Wednesday evening he was severely injured by the upsetting of a load of hay. At midnight of Wednesday, his house and barn, with all his furniture, hay, grain, horses and cattle, were destroyed by an incendiary fire. Yesterday morning his ice wagon was ... Read MORE...

Delaware County Daily Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  May 14, 1880

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

1896 - Mangled By A Trolley Car. Miss Masie Todd, Cousin of Robert Todd Lincoln, Killed.
Lexington, Ky., May 13.-Special Telegram-An electric street car ran down and killed Miss MASIE TODD, who was attempting to cross in front of it on her bicycle on South Broadway, at 6 o'clock this evening. She was horribly mangled, one wheel passing over her body. She was 20 years old, the youngest daughter of the venerable Dr. Lyman Beecher Todd. She was a cousin to Robert Todd Lincoln of... Read MORE...

The Daily Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  May 14, 1896

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1898  May 14 - A severe thunderstorm, with some hailstones up to 9.5 inches in circumference, pounded a four mile wide path across Kansas City MO.

South-facing windows were broken in nearly every house in central and eastern parts of the city, and several persons were injured. An even larger hailstone was thought to have been found, but it turned out to be a chunk of ice tossed out the window of a building by a prankster.
May 14, 1898

Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

1903 - LEOMINSTER’S BIG FRIGHT. A $60,000 Fire Loss and One Death by Accident in Smoke.
Leominster, Mass., May 13 – Eight buildings on fire at one time and the town threatened with destruction, gave the townspeople such a scare, this afternoon, as they never had before. Property valued at $60,000 was destroyed, one life was lost and many firemen sustained slight injuries.

Just after 1 o’clock an alarm was sounded for a blaze in the factory of the Se??ing [illegible] comb factory... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  May 14, 1903

New Rochelle, New York, USA

1904 - Risked Life To Save Sacrament
Heroic Paulist Father Rushes Safely Through Flames In A Burning Church

Special to The Inquirer.
New Rochelle, N.Y., May 13.-With flames raging fiercely about him, Father Kennedy, a Paulist missionary, risked his life at a fire in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in New Rochelle early this morning to save the blessed sacrament.

The priest was asleep in the rectory when the fire broke out ... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  May 14, 1904

Washington, DC, USA

1904 - Lightning Struck The Great Shaft. Bolt Entered Top Of Washington Monument And Followed Iron Work To Ground.
Washington, May 13.-Colonel Symons, in charge of public buildings and grounds, has reported to General Mackenzie, chief of engineers, that the Washington Monument was struck by lightning on the 27th ult., but was not greatly damaged.

The bolt entered at the top of the shaft, out the telephone there, passed down the iron framework in the elevator shaft to the lower floor, through the shaft... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  May 14, 1904

Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1938  New Mask Invented - His Face Is Dirty

His Face Is Dirty - Seeking to combat silicosis, lung malady suffered by those who work in dust, researchers for the American Optical Company of Southbridge, Mass. have developed a mask. Its efficacy is demonstrated by the laboratory worker above, who has taken off the mask, after emerging from a chamber flooded with carbon black. Nose and lips were not blackened.

The Citizen Advertiser -  Auburn, New York -  Saturday, May 14, 1938

1870  In Ireland landlords are often "warned" now-a-days by finding graves dug in their front yards.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Thirty per cent of the population of France can neither read nor write.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1950  May 14 – The Huntsville Times runs the headline, "Dr. von Braun Says Rocket Flights Possible to Moon."

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