Monday, October 16, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - Washington, DC - 1907 - VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE RECORDED AT CAPITAL Weather Bureau Officials Expect News That Somewhere in the World Unusually Severe Disturbance Has Occurred

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

1841 - Horrible Accident on the Western Railroad
We are informed by the Springfield Republican and Boston Transcript, of the details of a terrible accident which occurred on Tuesday, on the Western Railroad, near Westfield, Mass. The Eastern and Western trains came in contact, from the fact that the train from the West was behind its time, and the other train went on, the conductor hoping to arrive at the next turn-out before meeting the other... Read MORE...

Sunbury American and Shamokin Journal  -  Pennsylvania -  October 16, 1841

1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and seized the town's United States arsenal and its rifle works. The men - among them three free blacks, one freed slave, and one fugitive slave - hoped to spark a rebellion of freed slaves and to lead an... Read MORE...
October 16, 1859

Windsor, Connecticut, USA

1872 - Didn't Feel a Thing
A case illustrative of the power of drink to deaden the sensitiveness to pain occurred at Windsor, Conn., October 5th. An Englishman employed in one of the mills, while drunk and lying on the track, was run over by the train and lost a leg. The accident was not discovered until the next morning, when a man who was walking on the track found the leg encased in a boot, and soon traced the man a... Read MORE...
San Francisco Bulletin -  San Francisco, California -  October 16, 1872

Washington, DC, USA

1907 - VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE RECORDED AT CAPITAL Weather Bureau Officials Expect News That Somewhere in the World Unusually Severe Disturbance Has Occurred.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. - The most violent earthquakes record ever made on the seismograph at the weather bureau started at 9:14 o'clock this morning. The vibrations of the needle were even greater that those caused by the San Francisco earthquake. Weather bureau officials are momennturily[sic] expecting news that somewhere in the world an unusually severe disturbance has occurred.

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Wilkes-Barre Times -  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania -  October 16, 1907

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

1912 - Tot, 5, Buried When Church Ceiling Falls, Is Unhurt - Other Wedding Guests Injured in Accident Resting Well.
Of a dozen wedding guests injured by the collapse of the vestibule ceiling at the Broadway Baptist Church Tuesday night, just after the wedding of Miss Edna Mae Potts and Robert W. Wilson, one victim alone was running around, laughing and playing Wednesday.

She is Miss Elizabeth Darrah, 5-year-old daughter of R. R. Darrah, 2125 Edwin avenue, Mistletoe Heights. Elizabeth was buried alive by the ... Read MORE...

Fort Worth Star-Telegram -  Fort Worth, Texas -  October 16, 1912

1829  October 16 - Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)

1869  A Miss Cutler has been appointed superintendent of public instruction in Rochester, Minn.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1905  October 16 – Russian Revolution of 1905: The Russian army opens fire in a meeting on a street market in Tallinn, killing 94 and injuring over 200.

1923  October 16 - Roy and Walt Disney found The Walt Disney Company.

Died October 16