Monday, August 28, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 28

Calais, Maine, USA

1870 - Extensive Destruction of Buildings in Calais, Me.
CALAIS, Me., Aug. 27. - A fire broke out this afternoon in the rear of Mr. Samuel Ridout's livery stable, which was destroyed, together with stores occupied by Blake & Taylor, Wm. Todd, Jr., M. Silveston, A. E. Neill, James Perkins, Miss Hill, Boardman Bros., S. S. King & Sons, W. P. Harrison, Wadsworth & Kelley, Nickerson & Ridout, Harton Brothers, Geo. W. Eye, Daniel Hill, C. W. Eye, C. Waite & ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 28, 1870

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Jackson, Miss., Aug 27. - The following particulars were received here to-day of a frightful accident on the narrow gauge known at the Little J., which runs from Natchez to Jackson:

The mail and passenger express which left Jackson at 6:30 A.M. went through the bridge over the Pierre Bayou, which is 38 miles east of Natchez. The bridge gave way as the passenger train was on it, and the engine... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 28, 1885

Southeast, New York, USA (Brewster)

1893 - CRASH ON THE HARLEM ROAD. Five Killed and Several Injured, Four of Them Seriously.
Brewster, N. Y., Aug 2 - By the collision which occurred Saturday afternoon on the Harlem Road between trains No. 13 and No. 20, passenger trains between Pond and Dykeman's, the following were killed:

WM. ELLIOTT, engineer train 13.
W. BEST, fireman, train 13.
D. PONETIERE, engineer train 20.
SAMUEL GIBNEY, fireman train 20.
MISS E. REED, daughter of JOHN A. REED, of Brewsters. MR. REED is ... Read MORE...

The Evening Democrat -  Warren, Pennsylvania -  August 28, 1893

Battle Creek, Michigan, USA

1902 - FIVE PERSONS DROWNED - Steamer Struck Boat in Which They Were Rowing - Victims Employes of a Sanitarium.
Battle Creek, Mich., August 28 - Five employes of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, nurses, probationers and stenographers, were drowned at Lake Goguac last evening as the result of a collision between the steamer Welcome and a rowboat containing a party of young people.

Five girls had been out for a row about the lake with a young man an were returning to the sanitarium villa. The Welcome was... Read MORE...

Brooklyn Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  August 28, 1902

Lewiston, Maine, USA

1903 - WONDERFUL ELECTRICITY. City Hall Has Been Thoroughly Wired and Everything is as Brilliant as Daylight.
The work of wiring City Hall was completed last evening and the lights were turned on for the first time. The large chandelier, in the center of the hall has been removed and a notable improvement made.

The hall was never more thoroughly lighted than last evening when the electrician in charge of the wiring pressed the button and the lights went on. Every part of the work is complete and the... Read MORE...

The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  August 28, 1903

Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

1908 - FLOODS SUBMERGE N. CAROLINA TOWN - Fayetteville, City of 12,000, Is Now Under Water. Walls Sink In Augusta - Frost Adds Suffering.
Fayetteville, N. C., Aug. 28. - This city, with a population of 12,000, located on Cape Fear river, was almost entirely submerged because of floods of last night and today. Three thousand persons are homeless.

Walls Fall.
Augusta, Ga., Aug. 28. - The flood has apparently damaged the foundations of many buildings in the lower part of the city. Today the Central Grammar school collapsed, the... Read MORE...

Waterloo Daily Courier -  Iowa -  August 28, 1908

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Tucson, Ariz., (AP) - A mother and her infant son were killed Thursday when a tornado hit the San Xavier mission area southwest of Tucson.
Killed were MRS. LUCY NORRIS, 31, and her 10-month-old son, MARCIAN.
At least eight others were injured as the small but powerful twister demolished one home and damaged at least two more. Two of the injured were in critical condition.

Several nuns from...

Albuquerque Journal -  Albuquerque, New Mexico -  August 28, 1964

1907  August 28 - United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington

1916  Wire Netting Bathing Suit
A Pittsfield (Mass). man says he will invent a wire netting bathing suit which will be worn in water invaded by sharks.
Miami Herald Record
Miami, Florida

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