Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 15

Keene, New Hampshire, USA

1867 - Another DESTRUCTIVE FIRE in KEENE.
On Monday afternoon of this week Keene was visited by a conflagration which in the amount of property destroyed, and in detriment to the manufacturing and laboring interests of the place, was by far the most disastrous of any which our citizens have ever experienced. The flames broke out at about half-past four o'clock, and in less than as hour and a half, the entire group of shops, store houses, ... Read MORE...

New Hampshire Sentinel -  Keene, New Hampshire -  August 15, 1867
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Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...The policemen on the Brooklyn bridge report that the shock was distinctly felt there, and the great towers at either end oscillated visibly, while the bridge itself rocked as if struck by a hurricane. The shock was felt generally along the river fronts, and the piers were shaken as if by a heavily loaded truck passing over them. At the iron steamboat pier, which is built of solid masonry, the... Read MORE...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Camden, New Jersey, USA

1884  A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine

...The shock in Camden, N. J., lasted about ten seconds and created considerable alarm. Every large building in the city was rocked, and bells were rung in every section. At Berkley and Third streets the residents of the houses thought they were falling, and rushed into the streets screaming for their lives...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

1884  A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine

...At Allentown, Pa., there was a general rocking of houses, and in some instances the motion was so violent as to throw persons sleeping upon lounges to the floor. A party of gentlemen who were playing poker in a club-room rushed into the street hatless and coatless, under the impression that an attempt had been made to wreck the building...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

1884  A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine

...At Atlantic City water pitchers were overturned in the hotels, and in several instances furniture was thrown down and globes shaken form chandeliers. Dishes were rattled on tables, and much consternation was occasioned in a few of the hotels where the guests were assembled at their meals...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...Probably Hartford, Conn., was the most shaken of any point heard from. At twenty-one minutes to three o’clock p. m., three long and convulsive shocks were felt throughout the city and vicinity, and particularly felt in houses occupying high ground. Many people were thrown down and in some cases badly bruised. At the second shock bells were rung, houses rocked like cradles and crockery and... Read MORE...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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Port Jervis, New York, USA

1885  A Port Jervis man has concluded that if there can be a scarecrow there can also be a scarebug.

So he stuck a little stake in the middle of his cucumber hills on which he has attached a small white rag. He says that the little bugs which were destroying his cucumber plants are scared by the flopping of the rags and vacate the premises. - N. Y. Tribune.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 15, 1885
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Sherbrooke, Qu├ębec, Canada

1898  Fire in Quebec

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Aug 14 - The works of the Jencks Machine company, the largest industry of the kind in Canada, were destroyed by fire, supposed to have started in the Rand Drill company's plant. The estimated loss is $225,000, probably covered by insurance.

Gazette-Telegraph -  Colorado -  August 15, 1898
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Middletown, Connecticut, USA

1903 - YACHT WAIONTHA BURNED - Catches Fire on Connecticut River and Is Run Aground
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Aug. 14 - The steam yacht Waiontha of Hartford caught fire to-day while going down the Connecticut River, and now lies a blackened wreck on Sears Shoal, six or seven miles below this city. Her crew escaped in a small boat after running the burning yacht aground. It is understood here that the fire caught in the engine room and spread so quickly that it was impossible to save... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 15, 1903
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Placerville, California, USA (Hangtown)

1922 - WOMAN FATALLY HURT IN WRECK
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 15. - Miss Edna Bullard, thirty-eight years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ila L. Bullard, of Oroville, was fatally injured and Adjt. Gen. J. J. Borrce received minor injuries when an automobile Gen. Borrce was driving mountain-ward last Saturday afternoon skidded off the highway five miles west of Placeville, throwing the occupants out as it catapulted down an embankment.

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Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  August 15, 1922
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1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President Roosevelt, embarking the government on the New Deal's vast social security program, forsees further social and economic adjustments to come.

When he signed the Security bill into law yesterday, amid formal ceremony, he said it was a "cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means... Read MORE...

The Daily Mail -  Hagerstown, Maryland -  August 15, 1935
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1868  A farmer in Oneida, N. Y., raised seven thousand quarts of strawberries on a single acre this year.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1939  August 15 – MGM's classic musical film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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1969  August 15 - Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)

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