Monday, August 14, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 14

Middlebury, Vermont, USA

1819 - Strange Lightning Strike
Middlebury, Vermont, Aug. 4.

On Monday the 25th ult. about 2 o'clock, P. M. the house of Mr. John Hunt, in Shoreham, was struck by lightning, and the chimney and the upper part of the house considerably injured. The flash struck a young lady, who was in the upper part of the house, and ran down to her feet; and in its course, melted a string of gold beads which she had around her neck, burst... Read MORE...

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Berks and Schuylkill Journal -  Pennsylvania -  August 14, 1819
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Hallowell, Maine, USA

1869  A resident of Hallowell, Me., died recently, after having been confined to his house over twenty years.

His sickness was caused by painting window blinds in the winter season, using green paint, and keeping them in the room where he worked. He inhaled so much of the poisonous vapor that all efforts to eradicate it from his system were unavailing.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 14, 1869
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

1882  INSANE ASYLUM BURNS.

Lancaster, Pa., August, 14 - While SAMUEL METZELL'S barn was burning today the County Insane Asylum was discovered to be on fire. There were 114 inmates all of whom were saved after great exertions. The loss is $70,000.

Syracuse Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1882
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1899 - EXPLOSION AT STATE CAPITOL. Watchmen Were Investigating Gas Leak with Lighted Lantern - One Man Injured.
Hartford, Aug. 14. - Escaping gas at the state capitol caused Night Watchman James Keefe of this city and Assistant Night Watchman George H. Cooper of New Haven to investigate a leak last night about 9 o'clock. With a lighted lantern they went into a vault under the stone steps on the outside, and upon opening the door a tremendous explosion occurred blowing out several tons of stone steps and... Read MORE...

Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  August 14, 1899
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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
Two bodies fell into street

Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. Father of one collapses on hearing of it.

Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 14. - Four boys, all under 9 years of age, were struck and killed by a Pennsylvania railroad train while walking across the railroad bridge over Broad street in this city. The bodies of two of them fell into the crowded street... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  August 14, 1906
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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1909 - LENOX. Big Barn Destroyed by Fire.
Fire destroyed the large barn on the Ford farm, owned by Leonard C. Peters and Isaac J. Newton yesterday afternoon. The barn was 50 by 100 feet in size and contained 70 tons of hay. It is thought that the fire started from the hay, which ignited by spontaneous combustion. George R. Bull, clerk at Hotel Aspinwall, discovered the fire and telephoned an alarm to the central telephone station. As... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1909
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1911 - FOUR DIE IN WRECK - EIGHTEEN HOUR FLYER LEAPS OFF RAILS NEAR FORT WAYNE.
30 PERSONS ARE INJURED.

SEVERAL VICTIMS OF CRASH ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

SPEEDING AT 50 MILES AN HOUR, CHICAGO TO NEW YORK EXPRESS LEAVES TRACK AT SWITCH AND CRASHES INTO FREIGHT TRAIN.

THREE ENGINES PILED UP IN MASS OF TANGLED IRON - MEN, IN PANIC, THRUST WOMAN ASIDE TO ESCAPE.

Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 13. - Four persons were killed and 30 injured when the Pennsylvania 18-hour... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  August 14, 1911
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Auburn, New York, USA

1912 - MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN DIE WHEN FIREWORKS EXPLODE.
ONE OTHER IS KILLED OUTRIGHT - SMALL GIRL VICTIM DIES AT THE HOSPITAL.

SEVERAL HOUSES WRECKED.

FIREWORKS STORED IN AUBURN RESIDENCE EXPLODE EARLY THIS MORNING, HURLING THE OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE INTO ETERNITY - EXPLOSIVES WERE STORED FOR AN ITALIAN CELEBRATION.

Auburn, Aug. 13. - Five people were killed, four of them instantly, in an explosion of fireworks and high explosives in the home ... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1912
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North Branford, Connecticut, USA

1917 - INQUIRY INTO TROLLEY CRASH. 19 PERSONS KILLED AND TWO SCORE INJURED IN COLLISION AT NO. BRANFORD, CONN.
SLEEPY MOTORMAN SAID TO HAVE RUN PAST SWITCH - WORKED 16 HOURS.

New Haven, Conn., Aug. 14. - Inquiry into the collision of trolley cars on the Shore Line electric railway at North Branford late yesterday, in which nineteen persons lost their lives and nearly two score of passengers were hurt, was opened this morning by Deputy Coroner Kenneth Wynne. The examination of witnesses was in chambers, ... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1917
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Kingston, New York, USA

1926 - Seriously Hurt In a Runaway
May Kantrowitz of 92 Broadway Hurled From Wagon as Horse Ran Away on Andrew Street - In Unconscious Condition at Kingston City Hospital.

Max Kantrowitz, 43 years old, a shoemaker located at No. 92 Broadway, was seriously injured in a runaway accident on Andrew street about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon when he was hurled from the wagon. He was picked up unconscious and hurried to the Kingston... Read MORE...

The Kingston Daily Freeman -  Kingston, New York -  August 14, 1926
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1846  August 14 - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

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1869  The law against cruelty to animals is being quite strenuously enforced in Franklin county, Mass. Recently a resident of Northfield was fined $45 and costs, about $60 in all, for excessively driving and whipping a horse.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A Rev. House married a Rev. Noon to a Miss Cook, at the residence of Philo Gates, on June 29, at Waterford, Conn.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1874  August 14 - Quebec, August 7. - The inhabitants of Portneuf have been greatly terrified recently by rumblings and earth heavings in that vicinity. Many have left their homes.


Weekly Journal Miner
Arizona

1936  August 14 - 1936 Summer Olympics (Berlin): The United States men's national basketball team wins the first Olympic basketball tournament in the final game over Canada, 19–8.

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