Tuesday, August 3, 2021

1888 - To Pray For Rain. Canadians Suffering From the Effects of a Drouth.

Varennes, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes)

1888 - To Pray For Rain. Canadians Suffering From the Effects of a Drouth.
MONTREAL, Aug. 3 - The continual drouth in the country district has revived the project to have special services for rain in the county parishes. Varennes is going to seek the aid of the tableau of... Read MORE...

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  August 3, 1888
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

1903 - CRUSHED UNDER A CAR - Mrs. John Riley, Formerly of Seymour, Killed at Indianapolis
Sunday morning Mrs. John Riley of Indianapolis, formerly a resident of this city, was crushed to death under the wheels of a street car.

Early Sunday morning she in company with her husband and... Read MORE...

Seymour Daily Republican -  Seymour, Indiana -  Monday, August 3, 1903
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Galen, New York, USA (Clyde)

1886 - FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Clyde, N. Y., Aug. 2. - This morning at 9:30 a pocket blew out of engine No. 392, of the Lyons coal train, when within half a mile of Clyde, on the New York Central Railroad, and forced the hot... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 3, 1886
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Marquette, Michigan, USA

1889 - A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. TWO MEN AND THREE BOYS TORN TO SHREDS.
Marquette, Mich., Aug. 2. - A terribly fatal explosion occurred at the Republic Mine late this afternoon. Two cases of giant power exploded in pit six killing two men and three boys. All the victims... Read MORE...

Burlington Hawk Eye -  Iowa -  August 3, 1889
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Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug)

1909 - Wage Increase for Thousand Workers
By Associated Press.
North Grosvenordale, Conn., August 3. - The operatives in the cotton mills here, numbering a thousand, are to receive an increase in wages about August 15. The increase, it is... Read MORE...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  August 3, 1909
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Alamonde Beef

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, USA

1857 - Extraordinary Tornado in Tewksbury, Mass.
The Boston Traveler gives the following particulars of the violent tornado which passed over Tewksbury, Mass., and neighborhood, on Friday afternoon week:

At about half-past five o'clock P. M.... Read MORE...

The Republican Compiler -  Pennsylvania -  August 3, 1857
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Dover, New Hampshire, USA

1933 DOVER CITY HALL DESTROYED - $100,000 LOSS IN DISASTROUS FIRE THIS MORNING
Aid Summoned From Portsmouth, Somersworth, Rochester And Berwick

Concord, Aug. 3. - Dover city hall was destroyed by fire early today with a loss estimated at $100,000. The fire broke out shortly... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  August 3, 1933
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La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere)

1916 - Entire Village on Fire
Quebec, August 2. - Dispatches say that the entire village of St. Anne De La Pocatiere is burning. Quebec and other cities sent aid to the scene of the conflagration. The origin of the fire is... Read MORE...

Morning Olympian -  Washington -  August 3, 1916
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Burlington, Vermont, USA

1867 Railroad Accident in Vermont-Train Intentionally Thrown front the Track.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Friday, Aug. 2. The 10 P.M. express train of the Rutland and Burlington Railroad was thrown down an embankment and badly smashed up ten miles south of this city last night, by ties... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 3, 1867
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