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Greenerpasture Daily News - August 20

Concord, New Hampshire, USA

1870  Saw-Mill and Railroad Bridge Burned at Concord, N. H.

SAW-MILL AND RAILROAD BRIDGE BURNED. CONCORD, N. H., Aug. 19.- FARNUM & MARTIN'S steam saw-mill, in West Concord, was destroyed by fire today. The loss is $7,000; insurance, $4,000. The railroad bridge, near by, was also burned. Loss, $2.000.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 20, 1870
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Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1870  Fire

OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 19. - Several wealthy farmers have been burned out recently, losing from $8,000 to $10,000 each. GILMOUR'S piling-ground for lumber has been burned with 6,000,000 feet of lumber. The loss is $40,000. The destruction of property by fire within twenty miles of this city is estimated at above $800,000. The city is in considerable danger from fire.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 20, 1870
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville)

1870  The oldest Episcopal church in New England and probably in the United States, is at Wickford, R. I., although it is no longer in use.

It is called St. Paul's and was built in 1707, at North Kingston, about five miles north of Wickford, whence it was removed in 1800 to its present location. During the Revolution it was used as barracks for American soldiers.

St Joseph Herald  -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 20, 1870
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Auburn, New York, USA

1870  Planing Mill Fire

AUBURN, N. Y., Aug. 19. - At 12 o'clock last night a fire broke out in the sash and blind factory and planing-mill of EVARTS BROS. The building, which was of wood, and the valuable machinery contained in it, were destroyed. The loss is $15,000, and the insurance $8,000.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 20, 1870
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Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - DEAD BY DOZENS. THE GRIM TERROR REAPS A GHASTLY HARVEST. FRIGHTFUL DISASTER ON THE RAIL. SIXTEEN SOULS HURRIED TO ETERNITY AND MORE THAN A SCORE OF PEOPLE SCALDED AND MUTILATED.
Boston, Aug. 20. - The Cape Cod and Woods' Hole train on the Old Colony railway was wrecked at Quincy, just the other side of the President's bridge at 1 p.m. yesterday. The disaster was a frightful one, resulting in the death of about twenty persons and the wounding of many others, some of whom are terribly scalded or mutilated. The train was express to Brockton, and from Brockton express to... Read MORE...

Evening Gazette -  Sterling, Illinois -  August 20, 1890
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Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

1900 - BRIDGEPORT'S BOY HERO. Robert Germain, Aged 10, Saved His Little Sister's Life.
Bridgeport, Aug., 20 - Rena Germain of Whiting Street, is at the Bridgeport hospital suffering from probably fatal burns. She is only five years old and if she lives she owes her life to the heroic actions of her brother Robert, aged 10. While playing with matches early yesterday the little girl ignited her night-robe. The inflammable material blazed up in a second and she was enveloped in... Read MORE...

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  August 20, 1900
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Seymour, Connecticut, USA

1955 - Hurricane Diane
...At Seymour, Conn., flood victims watched the angry Naugatuck River undermine a cemetery, upending tombstones and digging out concrete vaults and coffins. Cemetery workers carried corpses from broken coffins.

While downstream communities built hasty sandbag dikes and evacuated low lying districts, strickin cities upstream reported with relief that the flood crest there had been... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Pennsylvania -  August 20, 1955
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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

1955  Hurricane Diane

...Flood waters apparently hit hardest at Stroudsburg, Pa., with at least 20 counted dead, and Waterbury, Conn., where at least 15 persons were reported to have lost their lives. The Naugatuck River roared through Waterbury, tearing out power lines and sweeping away buildings. It was "the worst disaster Waterbury has ever seen," said Fire Chief FRANCIS T. SCULLY...

Chester Times -  Pennsylvania -  August 20, 1955
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1955 - RHODE ISLAND DAM BURSTS.
Woonsocket, R. I., (AP) - This industrial city of 50,000, third largest in Rhode Island, was under a state of emergency today with some 500 families evacuated after rain-swollen Horseshoe Dam burst, flooding a four mile square congested tenement and small store area. Gov. Dennis J. Roberts and Woonsocket Mayor Kevin A. Coleman both declared a state of emergency last night. Roberts ordered three... Read MORE...

The Capital -  Annapolis, Maryland -  August 20, 1955
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1886  August 20 – A massive hurricane demolishes the town of Indianola, Texas.

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