Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - August 29

L'Ancienne Lorette, Qu├ębec, Canada

1823  Receives Generous Gift

Mr. Lois Voyer, habitant of the Parish of Ancienne Lorette, in Lower Canada, had the misfortune to lose a barn of 94 feet in length, on the 1st of August, by fire communicated by lightning. Nine days afterward a building of equal extent was finished and delivered over to him by the gratuitous and generous exertions of the inhabitants of this parish.

Daily National Intelligencer -  District of Columbia -  August 29, 1823

Greenwich, Massachusetts, USA*

1846 - Serious Accident
A Mr. David Lincoln, with his wife and brother, Sylvester Lincoln, of Greenwich, were riding into our village in a buggy, last Wednesday, the forward part of the body holding the dasher gave way, frightening the horse, which ran furiously down the hill, by the brick church; and when at the corner opposite of Mr. Woods House, the individuals were thrown with great violence from the carriage,... Read MORE...

The Newport Mercury -  Newport, Rhode Island -  August 29, 1846

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1866 - Cruel Teacher
The citizens of Lenox, Massachusetts, are greatly incensed against a teacher in one of the primary schools there named Frances Williams, who beat a little child in a cruel manner for mispronouncing a word. The child is not quite four years old, and he was pounded on the 18th day of July, with a ruler, so that twelve days afterward his back, shoulder and arms above the elbows plainly showed the... Read MORE...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  August 29, 1866

Whitestone, New York, USA

1890 - PLEASURE SEEKERS DROWN - A Rowboat Capsizes and Five Occupants Perish.
A shocking drowning accident by which five lost their lives, occurred recently off Whitestone, Long Island, N. Y. The employes of the Schaeffer Brewing Company of New York were holding their annual excursion at Stimmel's Pavilion at Whitestone.

While the music and dancing were in progress in the pavilion, a party including JOHN LOGAL, HERMAN HUNG, MARUICE STADLER, MARIE PUNTZ, BERTHA SCHOOP... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  August 29, 1890

Preston, Connecticut, USA

1893 - WILLIAM E. CHAPMAN KILLED.; Crushed by a Tree Weakened by Last Week's Cyclone -- Escape of His Son.
One of the victims of the cyclone of last week was William E. Chapman, the well-known President of the Chapman Wrecking Company. Early on Thursday, the morning after the storm, Mr. Chapman left his Summer home at Preston, Conn., with his son, Isaac E. Chapman, for the railway station. As they drove along the road a tree, which had been weakened by the fury of the storm, toppled over and fell upon ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 29, 1893

New Milford, Connecticut, USA

Uproots Trees, Wrecks Houses, and Destroys Crops Near New Milford.

NEW MILFORD, Conn., Aug. 28. - A tornado swept through a section three miles long and a quarter of a mile wide here late today, uprooting trees, blowing roofs from houses, and leveling crops. The damage has not been estimated, but it will be large.

On the farm of Walter Leavenworth hundreds of apple trees were uprooted, and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 29, 1911

Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1913 - METEOR FALLS IN RIVER. Shock of Its Explosion Breaks Windows in Tiverton, R. I.
FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug. 28. - A meteor fell into the Seaconnett River near Tiverton, R. I., last night, churning up the water and producing and explosion that sounded like the discharge of a twelve-inch gun. The phenomenon occurred during a electrical storm.

The explosion was heard for a distance of twenty miles. In the immediate vicinity windows were broken and crockery shaken from shelves,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 29, 1913

1965  August 29 - A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH.

Temperatures in New England dipped to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For many locations it was the earliest freeze of record.

August 29, 1965

1885  Ex-Governor Reuben E. Fenton died suddenly Tuesday while sitting at his desk in the First National Bank at Jamestown, N. Y.

St. Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1907  August 29 – The partially completed superstructure of the Quebec Bridge collapses entirely, claiming the lives of 76 workers.


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