Friday, August 25, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 25

Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA

1865 - FATAL RAILROAD DISASTER. COLLISION ON THE OIL CREEK RAILROAD. NINE PERSONS INSTANTLY KILLED AND TEN TO FIFTEEN SERIOUSLY WOUNDED.
Erie, Penn., Thursday, Aug. 24.
A collision between a passenger and freight train occurred on the Oil Creek Railroad this morning. Nine persons were killed and from ten to fifteen wounded.

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Erie, Penn., Thursday, Aug. 24.
The accident on Oil Creek, near Titusville, was caused by the engineer of the freight train running up on the main track to get on the switch, about the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 25, 1865
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Marklissa, Silesia, Prussia, Germany (Marklissa, Schlesien, Preu├čen)

1883 - A Little Boston Barber Blown up High
Theodore Voigt, a little German barber, was shaving at the shop of Mr. Chas. Baeumler, No. 25 Avery st. when as Star representative interviewed him. He said: "When I found that my ticket was the lucky one I did not drop my razor and stop work. When I finished I expressed my ticket to M. A. Daupin, New Orleans, La., for collection. $5,000 cash was returned to me for my $1 invested." He is a sober, ... Read MORE...

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Owyhee Avalanche -  Idaho -  August 25, 1883
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Eugene, Oregon, USA

1908  TRAIN STRIKES BULL; 4 PERSONS KILLED

Eugene, Ore., Aug. 24. - Four persons were killed near there last night when the Cottage Grove local train of the Southern Pacific struck a bull on the track and piled up in the ditch. The dead are: John NICHOLS, Portland, engineer; Frank BUTLER, Portland, fireman; Ray SWARTZ, Junction City, Ore.; George BAILEY, Eugene, Ore.

Aberdeen Daily American -  Aberdeen, South Dakota -  August 25, 1908
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Greenwich, Ohio, USA

1927 - BLAST CLAIMS FIRE ON OHIO FARM. GASOLINE CAN EXPLODES IN FARM KITCHEN. MOTHER, THREE DAUGHTERS AND GRANDSON DIE FROM BURNS. SHE USED WRONG CAN. HOUSEWIFE MISTAKES GASOLINE CAN FOR KEROSENE IN BUILDING FIRE.
Norwalk, Aug. 25. - (AP) - Five persons are dead here today as a result of an explosion at a farm house near Greenwich in southern Huron County last night, caused by gasoline which was poured by mistake on a cookstove fire.

The victims were:
MRS. MAY HICKS, 35 years old.
DIVA HICKS, 3 years old, daughter.
MARY HICKS, 8 years old, daughter.
MRS. ROBERT POOL, 18 years old, married... Read MORE...

Newark Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  August 25, 1927
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Plymouth, Wisconsin, USA

1930 - Fatally Hurt In Attempt To Aid Motorist
Arthur L. Knauer, Farmer In Sheboygan County, Is Death Victim As Result Of Injuries
Struck by an automobile after sliding off a load of hay to give assistance to a motorist whose car had gone in the ditch Saturday afternoon, Arthur L. Knauer, aged 39, of Route 5, Plymouth Hospital at 11:15 p.m., Saturday.

Mr. Knauer and his son, Howard, were on their way to Plymouth on the Krumrey road. Ed.... Read MORE...

Sheboygan Press -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  August 25, 1930
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Newton, New Jersey, USA

1948 - 9 SOLDIERS DIE WHEN PLANES CRASH IN AIR.
Newton, N.J., Aug. 25 (AP) - Six U.S. Air Force enlisted men, en route to a religious conference, and three crew members of a C-47 transport were killed yesterday after the big plane swooped out of a cloud bank and collided with a B-25.

The disabled C-47 plummeted to the ground near this northwest New Jersey community, crashed and burned. The B-25, a wing-tip sheared and its three-man crew... Read MORE...

Gettysburg Times -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  August 25, 1948
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Sacramento, California, USA

1972 - SPAN FALL LEAVES MAN CRITICAL.
Sacramento (AP) - One man remained in critical condition Friday after an accident in which tons of construction steel collapsed onto four-lane U.S. 50 from an uncompleted freeway overpass, crushing three vehicles and injuring at least 11 persons.

A spokesman for Sacramento Medical Center said ERNEST DEAN, 25, of Rio Linda was in critical condition with serious head injuries and numerous other... Read MORE...

Star News -  Pasadena, California -  August 25, 1972
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1885  August 25 - A severe hurricane struck South Carolina causing 1.3 million dollars damage at Charleston.

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