Saturday, December 2, 2017

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1927 December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

Pownal, Vermont, USA

1864  Train Accident

James Claney, 36 years of age, for three years a soldier, but recently a resident of Pownal, and track-master on the Troy and Boston railroad, was run over and instantly killed by an evening train, week before last, near North Pownal.

The Vermont Phoenix -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  December 2, 1864

North Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1871  Mill Fire

The Grey-stone mills in North Providence, Rhode Island, owned by R. W. Cady, and run by Zebulon Whipple, was burned yesterday morning. The insurance was thirty thousand dollars on the mill and machinery, and five thousand on the stock. The loss not ascertained.

Memphis Daily Appeal -  Memphis, Tennessee -  December 2, 1871

Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA

1871  A young man found a skunk in his cellar at Barnstable, Mass.,

and carefully let down a piece of meat covered with arsenic to the floor, as he thought. It was afterwards found that the bait had been lowered into the pork barrel.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 2, 1871

1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest difficulty, even the voices of the speakers being easily recognized. Whispering was found to be perfectly audible, but was unintelligible. After a time, instead of grounding the wire at Salem, it was... Read MORE...

Democrat and Chronicle -  Rochester, New York -  December 2, 1876

New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

1892 - An Opera House Burned.
NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1. - Fire was discovered in the Nicholas Opera House at New Canaan this afternoon, and before the local Fire Department, which consists of hand and a bucket brigade, could control the flames the building was damaged to the extent of several thousand dollars. The building is also used as a Town Hall and offices, and it is feared that the records have been damaged.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 2, 1892

1816  December 2 - 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

1871  Lebanon, Conn., still cherishes on its common the old oven used by the French in the Revolution.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1927  December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

Died December 2