NLGenWeb Newspaper Transcriptions
Year End Review - 1929
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The records were transcribed by JOHN BAIRD Formatted by GEORGE WHITE
While we have endeavored to be as
correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
| January 3, 1929 || French steamer Malakoff, sinks off Cape Bartium, Spain. 38 dead.
150 dead and several hundred houses destroyed, as result of storms on
| January 8, 1929 || Nineteen men drowned, when boat capsized, on River Indus.
Three killed, fifteen seriously injured, in train collision at Tewksburry,
| January 22, 1929 || Several killed, 1000 buildings destroyed, 5,000 homeless, as result of fire at Constantinople. |
| January 24, 1929 || Budapest dispatch, states that 40 passengers died from cold and hunger, when a train was buried in snow drift for over two days. |
| January 26, 1929 || 100 Chinese, and 3 Japanese, killed in a coal mine explosion, at Ental Mukden, Manchuria. |
| February 8, 1929 || Hope abandoned for trawler Seiber, from New London, Conn. Crew include Michael Henderson, John McGrath, and Will Whalen of Newfoundland. |
| March 1, 1929 || Tidal wave, along Island of Nippon, Japan, destroyed entire village. |
| March 17, 1929 || Schooner Russell Lake, belong to firm of Lake and Lake, Fortune, lost with five of crew. Captain Frank Stoodley, Mate Ronald Martin, Cook William Sparrow, George Witherow, and an unknown Portugese. |
| March 18, 1929 || Eighteen killed, in head on collision of C.N.R. trains at Drocourt, Ontario. |
| May 2, 1929 || Twenty school children killed, and many injured, in tornado that demolished schoolhouse at Rye Cove, Clinchport, Virginia. |
| May 6, 1929 || 2000 reported after three days continuous earthquake in Northern Persia.[sic] |
| May 15, 1929 || 98 persons are dead following explosion at Cleveland Clinic Hospital. |
| June 10, 1929 || Eight lives lost in Colliery explosion at Blaenavon, South Wales.
Thirty dead, following landslide, which precipitated Japanese fishing village
into the sea.
| July 26, 1929 || Explosion of British cruiser Devonshire, causes death of 19 men. |
| July 29, 1929 || 20,000 men and boys, massacred by raiders, in the mountain town of Fangar, China. |
| August 29, 1929 || 69 lives lost, when passenger steamer San Juan, collided with oil tanker, off Pacific Coast. |
| September 7, 1929 || Finnish steamer Jury, sinks in storm. 100 lives lost. |
| November 12, 1929 || Fierce gale off East Anglican Coast, causes havoc among herring feet, eleven lives lost, and nets to the value of £55,000. |
| November 18, 1929 || Severe earthquake shock, felt all over Newfoundland, followed later by tidal wave, which took lives of 27 persons, and did incalculable damage along the Eastern water front of the Burin Peninsula. Eight cables were broken. Epicenter about 350 miles South of St. Johnís. |
| December 17, 1929 || 59 Miners killed in mine explosion at McAlister, Okla. |
| December 21, 1929 || 250 Chinese drown, when passenger steamer sinks in storm. |
| December 26, 1929 || Norwegian steamer Vigo, lost with 24 of crew. |
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