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Reading, Massachusetts, USA

1857 - DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO IN READING, MASS.
Boston, Friday, Aug. 14.
Last night a tornado passed through the town of Reading and vicinity. It was nearly half a mile in width. Several dwellings and out buildings were damaged, orchards were uprooted, and considerable damage done to the crops, etc. No loss of life is reported.

The Boston Traveller gives the following additional particulars:
"The house of Deacon THOMAS H. SWEETSER, where... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 15, 1857
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Sherman, Connecticut, USA

1862  Avoiding the Civil War Draft

A man named Hoag, belonging to Sherman, Conn., purposely cut his hand with a scythe, to avoid being drafted. The wound bled profusely, and he shortly afterwards died.

San Francisco Bulletin -  San Francisco, California -  September 15, 1862
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1876  Married at 84

A maiden lady was married in Haverhill, Massachusetts, last week, after turning her eighty-fourth birthday. This should comfort the hearts of disconsolate virgins and inspire new hopes for matrimonial bliss.

Memphis Daily Appeal -  Memphis, Tennessee -  September 15, 1876
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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

1892 - Three Killed In A Wreck. Train men Crushed to Death in a Collision With a Sand Bank.
Special to The Inquirer.
Hagerstown, Sept. 14. - The north bound passenger vestibule limited from New Orleans to Washington consisting of engine, baggage express, day coach, dining and three sleeping cars, tan into a land slide and over a trestle that had washed away one mile south of Basic City, Va., early this morning, resulting in the death of Engineer Darraugh and Fireman Probst, of... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  September 15, 1892
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Arcadia, California, USA

1903 - Chief of Police Madden, of Arcadia, Cal.
ARCADIA, Cal., Sept. 15. - "Billy" Madden, manager of scrappers, aspires to be a chief of police under the wizard of Santa Anita. Billy has just filed his application with "Lucky" Baldwin of Arcadia for the chief's star. "Billy" considers his years of experience handling the big boys have fitted him for the strenuous job of police chief. "Lucky" never thought of appointing such as official, but... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne Daily News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  September 15, 1903
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Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

1904 - FIRE SWEEPS DAWSON.
SEATTLE, Washington, Sept. 24. - The largest fire since 1899 occurred at Dawson last night. The loss is estimated at a quarter of a million dollars, with no insurance. The fire originated in the kitchen of the Cecil Hotel, formerly the McDonald Hotel, at Queen and Second Streets, and swept both sides of Queen Street, between Second and Third Avenues, as far south as the McDonald Trading Company,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 15, 1904
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Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1906 - FIRE IMPERILS A HUNDRED IN HOTEL.
WERE FORCED TO JUMP FROM WINDOWS AND FIRE ESCAPES.
MANY INJURED, 2 WILL DIE.

Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 15 - A hundred guests were trapped in the flames which destroyed the Gilmour hotel this morning.
Scores were seriously burned and injured by leaping from the windows and fire escapes. It is expected that several will die.
The fire started in an explosion of dynamite and spread rapidly through... Read MORE...

Indiana Evening Gazette -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  September 15, 1906
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Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool)

1908 - LOSS IS $300,000. SCORE OF TENEMENT BUILDINGS AT SACO, DESTROYED. FIRE SWEPT OVER 15 ACRES OF LUMBER YARDS -- BLAZE STARTED IN A PILE OF SHAVINGS -- PORTION OF THE SOMERSVILLE BRIDGE WAS BURNED.
Biddeford, Me., Sept. 15. - A spectacular fire which caused a property loss of $300,000 destroyed more than fifteen acres of lumber yards, more than a score of tenement buildings, several factories and some railroad property early today on both sides of the Saco river in the cities of Saco and Biddeford. A brisk wind fanned a small fire in a pile of shavings in the lumber yard of GEORGE A.... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  September 15, 1908
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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1908  adverstisment



The Scranton Truth -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  September 15, 1908
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Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA

1944  HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.

...The main street of Provincetown, Mass., on the tip of Cape Cod, was under water and civilian defense forces evacuated 23 persons from the Cape Cod town of Yarmouth...

The Troy Record -  Troy, New York -  September 15, 1944
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Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

1944  HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.

...The Homestead restaurant on the Ocean Grove, N. J. boardwalk near Asbury Park, was washed into the sea. The restaurant had a capacity of 300 persons, but was believed to have been unoccupied when it was destroyed. A pier was reported washed out at Asbury Park, but details were unavailable...

The Troy Record -  Troy, New York -  September 15, 1944
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1944  HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.

...Nearly all of Fall River, in southeastern Massachusetts, was in darkness and the Eastern Mass. Railway ordered its busses off the streets. Numerous families were evacuated from shoreline homes...

The Troy Record  -  Troy, New York -  September 15, 1944
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA (Greendale) (Quinsigamond Village) (Tatnuck) (Vernon Hill)

1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...Worcester In Center.
The following advisory was issued by the Boston weather bureau at 10 p.m.:

"Latest reports from the vicinity of the hurricane indicates that that the center of the storm is passing over the Connecticut coast about twenty miles west of New London at 10 p.m. last night moving north northeastward about forty miles per hour."

"This path of the center is expected to... Read MORE...

The Troy Record -  Troy, New York -  September 15, 1944
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1955 - Industrial Blaze Ends 2,000 Jobs in Rhode Island
CUMBERLAND, R.I., Sept. 13 - (INS) - Two thousand persons were left jobless today by a $5 million fire which destroyed five buildings of the Manville Mills on the banks of the Blackstone River.

Firefighter James Bannon of Pawtucket was hospitalized for a fractured leg suffered when he fell while battling the flames. A score of firemen were overcome by smoke but were treated at the scene and... Read MORE...

Corsicana Daily Sun -  Corsicana, Texas -  September 15, 1955
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1888  Mrs. Bromley, of Middletown, N.Y., has lived in her own house in good health for twelve years without going out or seeing anybody but her husband.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1947  September 15 - First 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Ohio

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