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Greenerpasture Daily News - Cincinnati, Ohio 1889 - FATAL TRAIN WRECK Most Appalling Accident of its Kind Ever Known

Gorham, Maine, USA

1855 - VIOLENT TORNADO IN GORHAM, MAINE.
From the Portland Advertiser.
A violent tornado was experienced in Gorham on Sunday night. The dwelling house of MR. NILES, a frame building, one and a half stories in height, was moved from its foundation, back about ten feet, when it brought up against an apple tree. Thus far it saved MR. NILES a good deal of trouble and expense, for he intended to move his house back to the very spot where... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 18, 1855
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA

1877 - Musings
An old lady at Newport, Rhode Island, talking of old times, told the following of a former belle of Newport, Miss Sally Champlin: 'She was a great beauty. She had rejected a great many fine offers, when one day there came a proud gentleman, who, meeting the same fate, did not take it so meekly as the others, and asked for some definite reason. Sally was used to a very different manner, and she... Read MORE...

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Augusta Chronicle -  Augusta, Georgia -  October 18, 1877
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1889 - FATAL TRAIN WRECK Most Appalling Accident of its Kind Ever Known
Cincinnati, Oct. 15. - Ten persons are reported killed by the breaking loose of a car on the Auburn incline plane. The rope broke just as the car reached the top and it went crashing down and ran into a passenger station and into the office below. Three are killed, and five probably fatally injured.

The most appalling accident ever known of the inclined plane railways in this city happened... Read MORE...

Daily Enquirer -  Utah -  October 18, 1889
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Syracuse, New York, USA

1890 - FATAL HOTEL FIRE.
SYRACUSE, Oct. 15. - The Leland hotel, the finest in the city, was totally destroyed by fire last night and it is feared there has been loss of life.

TWENTY-FIVE LIVES LOST.
NEW YORK, OCT. 15. - It is reported from Syracuse, that probably 25 lives were lost by the Leland house fire. Full particulars are wanting.

DETAILS OF THE HORRIBLE DISASTER.
SYRACUSE, Oct. 16. – What proved to be the... Read MORE...

Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  October 18, 1890
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Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

1897 - BIG FIRE IN WINDSOR, N.S. - Territory a Mile Square Swept by Flames and Barely Half a Dozen Buildings Left Standing.
LOSS ESTIMATED AT $3,000,000

Practically All the Inhabitants of the Town Homeless - Conflagration Started at 3 o'Clock in the Morning.

WINDSOR, N. S., Oct. 17. - Historic Windsor, one of the most beautiful towns in the provinces, was devastated by fire this morning. The fire raged for six hours, beginning a little before 3 o'clock, the flames all the while being fanned by a violent... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 18, 1897
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Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA

1897 - FOREST FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Bradford, Pa., Oct. 18. - Forest fires are raging all around this city and last night Bradford was enveloped in a cloud of smoke, the woods surrounding the town being in flames. At Rice Brook, in the newly discovered oil region, there has been a reign of terror during the last forty-eight hours, the people expecting every hour to be overwhelmed by the flames which surround them.

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Evening Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  October 18, 1897
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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1900  FIRE DESTROYS THE SUMMIT HOUSE ATOP MOUNT TOM.

Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 18 - The Summit House on the peak of Mount Tom, near Holyoke, Mass., was totally destroyed by a blaze that could be seen for many miles throughout the valley. The loss was placed at $60,000, and was fully covered by insurance.

The News-Democrat  -  Uhrichsville, Ohio -  October 18, 1900
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1930  October 18 - A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Gouverneur NY and 48 inches just south of Buffalo.

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1931  October 18 - Thomas Edison dies in West Orange, New Jersey, USA



Died October 18

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