Thursday, August 24, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 24

Branford, Connecticut, USA

1865 -ANOTHER RAILROAD DISASTER. PASSENGER TRAIN ON THE NORWICH ROAD THROWN OFF THE TRACK. TEN OR TWELVE PERSONS SERIOUSLY INJURED.
New Haven, Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The Palladium says that about 7 1/ 2 o'clock last night, the evening train from New London ran over a cow, three miles this side of Branford, and the baggage, mail and first passenger cars were thrown from the track.

The baggage car turned a complete somersault down an embankment, and rolled over twice, and was badly smashed.

Almost all the employes of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 24, 1865
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Potsdam, New York, USA

1889 - A CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED. BARNUM & BAILEY LOSE VALUABLE TRAINED ANIMALS IN A RAILROAD SMASH-UP. THIRTY-THREE FINE HORSES KILLED.
TWO CAMELS AND A TRICK MULE ALSO PERISHED, AND THIRTY-SIX OTHER ANIMALS WERE INJURED - THE WRECK OCCURRED AT MIDNIGHT ON THE ROME, WATERTOWN AND OGDENSBURG ROAD - ESCAPE OF ATTENDANTS.

(Special To The World.)
Watertown, N.Y., Aug. 23. - Great excitement was caused in Northern New York towns this morning by the report that a section of Barnum & Bailey's circus train had been wrecked between... Read MORE...

New York World -  New York, New York -  August 24, 1889
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Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, USA

1897  BRICK FACTORY FIRE.

Woodbridge, N.J., Aug. 24. - The heavy rain this morning, which did so much damage in this vicinity, was directly responsible for a big fire here. The Salamander fire brick factory was burned to the ground.

Trenton Evening Times  -  Trenton, New Jersey -  August 24, 1897
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Madison, Wisconsin, USA

1907 - RESCUED IN NICK OF TIME.
Miss Lyla Ransom and E. S. Burnett Narrowly Escape Drowning in Lake Mendota.
(Special to The Northwestern.)
Madison, Wis., Aug. 24. - After one of the most terrible experiences ever recorded on the Madison lakes, during which they clung to an upturned canoe for over two hours in the midst of a raging wind and thunder storm on Lake Mendota, Miss. Lyla Ransom of Wingra Park and E. S. Burnett,... Read MORE...

The Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  August 24, 1907
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1908  Luxury Tax on Bachelors

The Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, has issued an "irade" declaring that bachelors should be taxed. Evidently His Honor believes that single-blessedness is a luxury that should be paid for. However that may be in Providence, Rhode Island, it certainly does not hold good in Scranton.

The Scranton Truth -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  August 24, 1908
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

1955  Fall Proves Fatal

St. Petersburg, Fla., (AP) – Mack HOPEEN, 37, a construction worker, rolled off a divan where he was sleeping, struck his neck on the ragged edge of a coffee can used as an ash tray and bled to death. He severed the jugular vein in his neck and died 35 minutes later.

Abilene Reporter News -  Abilene, Texas -  August 24, 1955
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Corona, California, USA

1957 - Train Wrecks Plane
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Gene Maxwell’s light plane is a wreck. It seems that a train hit it.

Maxwell, 31, was practicing landings when he lost power, brushed some trees and made a near-perfect forced landing—except for one detail. He landed on the Santa Fe right-of-way.

While he was checking his plane and his only injury, a scratched arm, he heard a train whistle. He and several bystanders... Read MORE...

The Milwaukee Sentinel -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  August 24, 1957
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1853  August 24 - 1st potato chips prepared by Chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs NY)

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