Saturday, January 13, 2018

1923 - OLD YALE BREWERY DESTROYED BY FIRE; Loss is $100,000

Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA

1898 - TORNADO AT FORT SMITH. About Forty People Were Killed and Scores Injured.
The Wind Swept Through the City, Clearing a Wide Path,

Crushing Dwellings, Churches and Big Business Blocks,

Burying the Inmates Under Piles of Brick and Timbers.

Fire Broke Out and Consumed Many of the Victims,

Who Had Been Imprisoned by the Falling Debris.

Other Sections of Arkanas Feel the Effects of the Blow - The Long List of Identified Dead.

Fort Smith, Ark., Jan. 12. -... Read MORE...

The Times-Picayune -  New Orleans, Louisiana -  January 13, 1898
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Danielson, Connecticut, USA

1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester Street Railway Company.

The purchase gives to the People's Tramway Company control of the trolley lines from Danielson, Conn., to Worcester, a distance of forty miles. The company recently acquired the Putnam and Thompson Street Railway Company, and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 13, 1901
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Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown)

1912 - STORM CAUSES TRAIN WRECK
New Haven Engineer Could Not See Signals - One Killed, Two Hurt.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 12. - A New York, New Haven & Hartford train was wrecked at East Freetown Station this forenoon by collision with a Concord freight, the engineer, on account of the blinding storm, being unable to see the signals. The freight train was taking a siding to allow the passenger train to pass.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 13, 1912
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1913 - BURNS' ABATTOIR DESTROYED BY FIRE. BIG BLAZE AT CALGARY - LOSS IS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
(W.A.P. Report.)
Calgary, Jan. 12. - One of the most disastrous fires in the history of Western Canada, occurred today when the large packing plant of P. Burns & Co. was totally destroyed by fire. The loss, including carcasses in cold storage, will probably be in excess of $2,000,000. On account of the low water pressure, the fire department was unable to do effective work, and at a late hour... Read MORE...

Lethbridge Herald -  Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada -  January 13, 1913
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New London, Connecticut, USA

1923 - OLD YALE BREWERY DESTROYED BY FIRE; Loss is $100,000
New London, Jan. 12 - Fire tonight swept through the Old Yale Brewery now used as a storage building destroying the entire structure and its contents and causing a loss estimated at $100,000. Late tonight the building was a bright red shell with its roof gone and a few scattered flames still rising in the ruins.

The fire which is believed to have started in an elevator shaft gutted the... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  January 13, 1923
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Blind River, Algoma, Ontario, Canada

1962 - CAR PLUNGES INTO RIVER; FIVE PERISH.
Blind River, Ont. (AP) - A car carrying six young persons skidded on an icy curve near here today and plunged into the Cataract River. Only one escaped alive.
GARY HAMILTON, 20, of Blind River, walked a mile in freezing temperatures to the farm of Lucien Labbe. He and Labbe returned to the scene in a futile attempt to remove the victims.
Dead are:
GERALD HUPPE, 24, of Blind River.
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Indiana Evening Gazette -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  January 13, 1962
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Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA (Attleborough) (South Attleboro)

1964 - EXPLOSION HITS PLANT; TWO KILLED
Attleboro, Mass. (AP) - An explosion heard for miles leveled a chemical plant building Sunday night, inflicting death and injury on a Sunday shift.

Further blasts were feared as fire swept a warehouse.

Two persons were known dead and at least 10 injured.

The dead were identified as WILLIAM CANIGLIA, 35, North Providence, R. I., and NORMAN ST. PIERRE, 29.

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Florence Morning News -  South Carolina -  January 13, 1964
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1888 January 13, 1888 - The mercury plunged to 65 degrees below zero at Fort Keough, located near Miles City MT. The reading stood as a record for the continental U.S. for sixty-six years.

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1888  January 13 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C..

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1908  January 13 – A fire at the Rhoads Opera House in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., kills 170.

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1941  January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.

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Died January 13

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