Thursday, May 4, 2023

1933 - Orphan Boys Prevent Wreck of Train Carrying 500 Persons.

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1933 - Orphan Boys Prevent Wreck of Train Carrying 500 Persons.
Passaic, N. J., May 4. - Quick work of six boys from the Passic Orphan Asylum was credited today with averting a wreck of an Erie Railroad express train carrying 500 commuter passengers.

The boys, ...

Edwardsville Intelligencer -  Edwardsville, Illinois -  May 4, 1933

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cottage Pudding

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The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, April 18, 1873
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Ga., May 3. - (Special) - A mysterious fire in the Arlington hotel at Marietta and Cone streets at 1 o'clock this morning as a result of which a white man, Walter Campbell, was overcome by... Read MORE...

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun -  Columbus, Georgia -  May 4, 1907

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1901 - One hundred and forty-eight city blocks laid waste. LOSS $15,000,000. BILLOWS OF FLAME SWEEP JACKSONVILLE, LEAVING ASHES AND DEATH IN THEIR WAKE.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 3, 1901
Acres of Smoldering Ruins Mark the Site of Metropolis of Florida -

Mayor Bowden Estimates That at Least That Many Have... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  May 4, 1901

Acton, Massachusetts, USA (Nagog Woods) (South Acton)

1895 - FIVE DEAD IN POWDER MILL RUINS Three Buildings of the American Powder Company's Plant Near Concord, Mass., Blown to Pieces.
ACTON, Mass., May 3. - Three of the buildings belonging to the plant of the American Powder Company, near the boundary line of Acton and Concord, were blown up shortly after 9 o'clock this forenoon.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1895

Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1904 - ENDANGERS THOUSANDS - Mill Proprietors at Fall River, Mass., May Decide to Close their Mills - 40,000 Employees
Fall River, Mass., May 3. - Reports from many of the corporations which have been shutting down their cotton mills two days each week indicate that the curtailment of the past month has been largely... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Wisconsin Leader -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  May 4, 1904

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

A dark and dingy kitchen is very detrimental to the health of a household, for cleanliness can...Read MORE...

Advice for Ladies - The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
1970  Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio

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1872  May 4 - The magazine Popular Science is first published in the U.S.

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1922  May 4 - Austin, TX, was hit twice by tornadoes which struck within thirty minutes of each other. Twelve persons were killed in the tornadoes.

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1886 May 4, 1886: Haymarket Affair, Chicago, Illinois
A general strike begins in the United States, which escalates into the Haymarket Riot and eventually wins the eight-hour day for workers.
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1911  Joseph Nash was put to death in the electric chair at Auburn, New York, yesterday for murdering his son-in-law. Nash was a prominent citizen of Waterloo, N. Y.

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Clinton, North Carolina

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 America - Did you know? President James Madison weighed less than the average American teenage girl. He was only 5 feet 4...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? In winter, most of Canada is covered by a thick layer of snow. In Quebec City, there is an average...Read MORE...
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Schell Memorial Bridge, Northfield, Mass.

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