Thursday, August 17, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 17

Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

1843 - Railroad Collision
Another of those terrific accidents occurred yesterday on the Philadelphia and Pottsville Railroad, which can always be avoided by a simple attention to the duty of a Railroad agent: never start a car when a train from an opposite direction is due; let no persuasion induce you to depart from this rule. Yesterday morning about three o'clock, this collision took place about two miles above Reading, ... Read MORE...

The Voice Of Freedom -  Montpelier, Vermont -  August 17, 1843
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Conway, Massachusetts, USA

1852  Destructive Fire at Conway, Mass.

Springfield, Mass., Monday, Aug. 16. The Dye and Storage House of the Conway Manufacturing Company, in Conway, Mass., was burnt this morning with its contents, consisting of about 50,000 lbs. of wool. The loss is about $20,000. Insured from $15,000 to $18,000.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 17, 1852
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1894 - DEAD IN A FIERY WRECK. PASSENGERS BURNED IN A RAILROAD DISASTER.
An Engine and Two Cars Plunge From a Trestle Forty Feet Above Ground Near Lincoln, Neb. - The Work of Train Wreckers - Horrible Fate of the Victims.

A fearful wreck, involving the loss of eleven lives, one engine and two cars, occurred five miles south of Lincoln, Neb., on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad where it crosses on a high trestle the tracks of the Union Pacific and... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  August 17, 1894
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Aurora, Illinois, USA

1895 - BOYS KILLED AT AURORA. A Train Ran Into an Open Switch Where They Played.
Aurora, Ill., Aug. 16. - A passenger train on the Northwestern road ran through an open switch here this evening, crashing into a car loaded with carboys of acid. The fluid scattered in every direction adding to the deadly work done by the collision.

The killed are:
THOMAS ROSH, Aurora.

The injured were:
Fred Robinson, Aurora, badly burned by acid
Arthur Robinson, Aurora, frightfully... Read MORE...

The Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  August 17, 1895
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA

1907 - 2 DEAD IN OLD ORCHARD FIRE. FIVE PERSONS INJURED - THE LOSS $800,000 AND SEASON CLOSED.
Old Orchard, Me., Aug. 16. - Two lives were lost and five persons were injured, three seriously, in the fire which swept through this seashore resort last night, causing a loss of $800,000, with insurance of about one-third.

The dead are PHILIP PARTRIDGE of Kennebunk, who was killed by a locomotive while crossing the track on the way to the fire, and an unidentified man, who was blown to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 17, 1907
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1907 - FIVE KILLED AS HOUSE FALLS. ELEVEN OTHERS INJURED IN AN EARLY MORNING CRASH IN CHICAGO.
Chicago, Ill., Aug. 16. - Five persons were killed and eleven others were injured, three seriously, early today by the collapse of a two-story frame boarding house at 55 Fry Street. Four persons were instantly killed and the fifth died a few minutes after being taken to a hospital. The bodies of the dead were taken from the ruins by policemen and firemen, who risked their lives when compelled to... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 17, 1907
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Rye, New Hampshire, USA

1912 - BIG FIRE AT RYE BEACH. WELL KNOWN MARDEN HOUSE COMPLETELY DESTROYED AT EARLY HOUR THIS MORNING.
The most serious fire for years at Rye Beach and one that threatened several nearby costly summer residences, occurred early this morning when the Marden House, one of the best hotels on the New Hampshire coast, burned to the ground. The hotel, a three-story structure located on Sea Road, Allen's Corner, took fire shortly after two o'clock in a shed used for the storage of automobiles and spread... Read MORE...

The Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  August 17, 1912
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Galveston, Texas, USA

1915  August 17 - A hurricane hit Galveston, TX, with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot storm surge.

The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the seawall (which was constructed after the catastrophic hurricane of 1900), just ten percent were left standing.

The Weather Channel
August 17, 1915
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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1945 - Maker of Bomb Very Depressed
Maker of Bomb Very Depressed - Southbridge, Mass. August 17 (UP) - A scientist who helped develop the atomic bomb said today, with permission of the War Department, that he became so depressed over the possibilities of the projectile, that he hoped its eventual use "would fail".

Dr. E. D. Tillyer and Dr. Alexis G. Pincus, research scientists at the American Optical Company, disclosed today... Read MORE...

The Citizen Advertiser -  Auburn, New York -  Friday, August 17, 1945
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1867  August 17 - Sunday before last, at Clarendon, Michigan, while several young people were returning from meeting in a carriage, a furious bull pursued them four miles.
By running the team they arrived at home and drove in the yard just in time to escape him.

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn, New York

1899  August 17 – A Hurricane San Ciriaco makes landfall in North Carolina's Outer Banks, completely destroying the town of Diamond City.

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