Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1925 - THEATER RIGGING LOFT COLLAPSES; 12 INJURED.

Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

1836  Deacon George Galusha

Deacon George Galusha, says a letter from Shaftsbury, Vermont, dated Nov. 21st, 'in a state of ill health and mental derangement, destroyed himself by hanging.' Mr Galusha was formerly Governor of Vermont.

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New Bedford Gazette -  New Bedford, Massachusetts -  December 12, 1836
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Burlington, Vermont, USA

1868  Making Shoe Pegs

The largest manufactory of shoe pegs in this country is said to be at Burlington, Vermont, where one factory is accustomed to transform every day four cords of wood into four hundred bushels of shoe pegs.

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Idaho Statesman -  Idaho -  December 12, 1868
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Newburgh, New York, USA

1868  A little boy three years of age, son of Mrs. William Locke, of Newburgh, N. Y.,

while in the garden a few days ago was pursued by a large skunk. The animal fastened itself on the child's arm, and commenced chewing away at its fingers. The mother of the terrified boy, hearing his screams, came to his assistance, and drove the animal off, but not until after she, herself, had been bitten. The skunk was killed.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 12, 1868
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Sherbrooke, Qu├ębec, Canada

1890 - Hanged
William Wallace Blanchard Hanged at Sherbrooke, Quebec

Sherbrooke, Que., Dec. 12. - William Wallace Blanchard was hanged here this morning for the murder of Chas. A. Clakins on the eighteenth of Nov., 1889. The drop fell at 9:06 1/ 2 and at 9:30 the jail surgeon pronounced him dead. The execution was performed by Radcliffe who hanged Birchall and the whole proceedings were without an unpleasant ... Read MORE...

Grand Forks Herald -  Grand Forks, North Dakota -  December 12, 1890
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1904 - SLIPPERY SIDEWALKS - City Ordinance Does Not Appear to Be Effective.
The sidewalks in the city of Providence are beginning to assume the same condition as last winter, many of them being already covered with snow and ice sufficient to make the walking quite a little dangerous.

For several days the commissioner of public works has had men on the streets with teams sprinkling the icy sidewalks with sand, which is appreciated, and in speaking of the matter this... Read MORE...

The Evening Telegraph -  Providence, Rhode Island -  Monday, December 12, 1904
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Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1925 - THEATER RIGGING LOFT COLLAPSES; 12 INJURED. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF CHORUS HURT WHEN PIECES OF MASONRY, SCENERY AND LIGHTS BEGIN TO FALL WITH ROAR LIKE AN EXPLOSION
PANIC AMONG AUDIENCE PROBABLY AVERTED WHEN MEMBER OF CAST APPEARS ON STAGE AND BEGINS TO SING.

Wilmington, Del., Dec. 11. - (AP) - The roof of the rigging loft of the Playhouse here collapsed tonight during the second scene of a performance of "The Song of the Flame." More than a dozen members of the chorus occupied the stage at the time, were injured, several seriously, and the effects of the ... Read MORE...

Joplin Globe -  Missouri -  December 12, 1925
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1885  Daniel Fogg, of Cape Elizabeth, Me., has raised a Hubbard squash which weighs two hundred and twenty pounds.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1913  December 12 – Vincenzo Perugia tries to sell the Mona Lisa in Florence and is arrested.

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1914  December 12 – The New York Stock Exchange re-opens, having been closed since August 1 except for bond trading.

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Died December 12

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