Saturday, July 6, 2019

1893 - WRECKED BY LIGHTNING - POWDER HOUSE CONTAINING FIFTY KEGS BLOWS UP.

1847 - July 1 – The United States issues its first postage stamps
POST OFFICE STAMPS. Post-office stamps for the convenience of pre-paying postage are to be issued on the 1st of July. The stamp for ten cents will be of the head of Washington, colored black. The... Read MORE...

The Sandusky Clarion -  Sandusky, Ohio -  July 6, 1847
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The New Pet of the Household
The Most Perfect Oil Stove Made

Automatic Blue Flame Cooker
Central Oil and gas Stove Company
210 School St., Gardner, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Saratoga, New York, USA

1864 - GREAT CONFLAGRATION IN SARATOGA. THE WATER CURE ESTABLISHMENT AT SARATOGA BURNED.
Troy, N. Y., Tuesday, July 5.
The fire at Saratoga on Monday destroyed all the buildings on Broadway south of Union Hall to the Clarendon Hotel. West of these the buildings are small wooden... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1864
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Palmyra, New York, USA

1870  Train Accident

PALMYRA, N. Y., July 5. - JOHN McGARRY, while attempting to get on the express train here, this morning, fell under the cars and was instantly killed. He was a resident of Macedon.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1870
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Hudson, Massachusetts, USA

1874 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
A fire in Hudson, Mass., Saturday, destroyed the piano forte manufactory of KOELER & SHAW. The loss is $50,000, insurance $23,000. MR. GEORGE A. CATTING'S house and stable were also burned; loss,... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1874
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Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)

1879 - THE FIRE AT AMHERST. THE BUILDINGS BURNED, WITH A LIST OF SOME OF THE INSURANCES.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., July 5. - The incendiary fire at Amherst yesterday morning burned propery[sic] valued at from $75,000 to $100,000. The property destroyed is the Amherst House, the Post Office,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1879
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Apple Jam - Peel and core the apples, cut in thin slices and put them in a preserving kettle ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 24, 1880
Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA

1885 - FIRE AT CLINTONVILLE.
Clintonville, Wis., July 6 - Clintonville suffered another conflagration at 10 o’clock Saturday night to the extent of the entire destruction of H. W. Pickard’s saw mill. The mill was located at... Read MORE...

The Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  July 6, 1885
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Pease Round Head Venetian Blinds
The Pease Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

1887 - HORSE CAR ACCIDENT. A PANIC ON A STREET RAILWAY RESULTS FATALLY.
Fitchburg, Mass., July 5. - (Special Telegram to the Bee) -- A terrible accident occurred yesterday afternoon of the Fitchburg horse railroad in which one woman was killed and two more passengers... Read MORE...

The Omaha Daily Bee -  Omaha, Nebraska -  July 6, 1887
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Salem, Massachusetts, USA

1889 - TERRIBLE EFFECT OF A BOMB EXPLOSION.
Salem, Mass., July 5. - While fire works were being set off on the common tonight a shell exploded, blowing fragments into the crowd.

GEORGIE, son of Charles Sewall, was instantly killed, as was... Read MORE...

Lock Haven Express -  Pennsylvania -  July 6, 1889
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Carson City, Nevada, USA

1889 - BASEBALL ACCIDENT. A Player Gets His Nose Smashed.
The Carson Tribune of the 5th inst. says: While playing baseball at Genoa yesterday, Selden Richards of Carson sustained an injury that will probably disfigure him for life. He was at the bat when a... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  July 6, 1889
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Finger Nails - if they are inclined to be stiff and brittle, should be annointed each night...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA

1889 - Terrific Storm.
TITUSVILLE, Pa., July 3. - A terrific thunder storm passed over this city last evening, followed by two cloud bursts that caused a serious overflow of Church run which winds through the city from an... Read MORE...

Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  July 6, 1889
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Reno, Nevada, USA

1889 - A BIG BLAZE. Reno Gets Another Scorching by Fire. Property to the Value of $20,000 Goes Up in Smoke - Insured for About Half.
This morning about 1 o'clock a fire broke out in or near the tea store of Rother Bros., near the corner of Second and Sierra streets, and in the rear of the Gazette office.

Dick Nash was the first ... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  July 6, 1889
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

1889 - DISASTER AT OKLAHOMA. THE GRAND STAND AT A RACE TRACK COLLAPSES, INJURING MANY.
Oklahoma City, July 4. - The grand stand at the race track collapsed at three o'clock this afternoon, injuring more than one hundred people. One thousand people crowded into the stands when the... Read MORE...

The Burlington Hawk Eye -  Iowa -  July 6, 1889
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Charleston, West Virginia, USA

1891 - FIFTEEN KILLED. IN THE AWFUL DISASTER ON THE KANAWHA AND MICHIGAN ROAD. NEAR CHARLESTON, THIS STATE.
TWO RAILROAD COACHES FILLED WITH MERRY PLEASURE SEEKERS.
PLUNGE THROUGH A TRESTLE.

ONLY FOUR ESCAPE WITHOUT INJURY - FIFTY-THREE ARE BADLY INJURED, SOME OF THEM FATALLY - HEARTRENDING SCENES AT... Read MORE...

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer -  Wheeling, West Virginia -  July 6, 1891
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Kingston, New York, USA

1893 - WRECKED BY LIGHTNING - POWDER HOUSE CONTAINING FIFTY KEGS BLOWS UP.
Two Houses Wrecked at Kingston, the Inmates Badly Injured, and the Telephone System Disabled - Great Damage to Grain and Fruit Crops Along the Schuylkill Valley by a Hailstorm - The Stones Were the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1893
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1894 - BIG BLAZE AT CHICAGO. Five Buildings at the World's Fair Grounds Destroyed.
THE FLAMES FANNED BY A FIERCE SOUTHWEST GALE.

Special to the Record-Union.
CHICAGO, July 5. - The World's Columbian Exposition is a billowy sea of fire. The administration building, the... Read MORE...

The Record-Union -  Sacramento, California -  July 6, 1894
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Gloversville, New York, USA

1902 - NEW YORK WRECK - LATER PARTICULARS OF THE COLLISION ON THE ELECTRIC ROAD NEAR GLOVERSVILLE. TWELVE LIVES LOST.
INJURIES OF SEVERAL OTHER PASSENGERS ARE REGARDED AS FATAL.
MOTORMAN LOST CONTROL

Open Car in Front Struck by the Heavy Combination Baggage Coach and Thrown Many Feet.

Gloversville, N. Y.,... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  July 6, 1902
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Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA

1903 - SCORES OF PEOPLE DIE IN DELUGE. PLEASURE SEEKERS IN SMALL PARK AT JEANNETTE, PA., OVERWHELMED BY RUSH OF WATER FOLLOWING A CLOUDBURST - BURSTING DAM LETS LOOSE DEATH DEALING FLOOD.
Jeannette, Pa., July 6 - At 10 o'clock this morning it is estimated the loss of life through yesterday's cloudburst will reach seventy-five.

Twenty bodies have been recovered. Many are foreigners... Read MORE...

Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  July 6, 1903
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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1911 - TRAIN KILLS CHAUFFEUR.
Motor Failed and Car Stuck on Railway Crossing.

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., July 5 - When a West Shore Railroad train rolled into Hihgland{sic} Station tonight the top of an automobile was found on the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 6, 1911
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Long Beach, New York, USA

1923 - Electrical Storm Sweeps Brooklyn - Woman Killed as Building is Wrecked
New York. - An electrical storm which swept over the metropolitan district at Long Beach L. I., killed BERT SAVOY of the stage team of BRENNAN and SAVOY, and JACK GROSSMAN, also of the theatrical... Read MORE...

Plateau Voice -  Colorado -  July 6, 1923
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Englehart, Ontario, Canada

1936 - Gold Strike Starts Run of Prospectors to Englehart, Ont.
(Canadian Press)

ENGLEHART, Ont., July 5. - Prospectors and mining men reached this northern town today on the heels of reports that a spectacular gold strike has been made in Bryce township, 20... Read MORE...

The Ottawa Evening Citizen -  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -  July 6, 1936
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Rockford, Illinois, USA

1948 - Burned when Sparkler Ignites Girl’s Dress
A 7-year-old was recovering last night from painful burns on her left arm and right leg suffered about 9 p.m. Sunday when a sparkler ignited her dress while she was celebrating the Fourth of... Read MORE...

Morning Star -  Rockford, Illinois -  July 6, 1948
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1904  COSTLY FIRE.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., July 6 - Fire started in the picture frame gallery of H. E. Hugus at noon, and the loss is estimated at $100,000.

Wilkes-Barre Times
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

1936  July 6 - 121°F (49°C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)

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1936 July 6, 1936 - The temperature at Steele ND hit 121 degrees, a state record.

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1944  July 6 - Ringling Brothers Circus tent fire in Hartford took 168 lives.
1944 - July 6 - World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)
Timeline of Connecticut History

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Newport, Vt., the Lake Road with Province Island and Entrance to Fitch Bay in the distance

Robert J. MacConnell Dairy bottlecap
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