Denver, Colorado, USA
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1858 - A party of prospectors led by William Green Russell discovered gold in what is now downtown Denver.
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1858 - November 17 – The city of Denver, Colorado, is founded.www.wikipedia.org
November 17, 1858
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1871 - Express Delivery
At Denver, Col., a few days ago, a man tried to have himself sent by express to Newtown Corners, Mass., by securing himself in a box expressly manufactured by himself for that purpose. The box was five feet long, three feet high, and furnished with provisions and all necessary articles pertaining...Read MORE...
1883 - Electric lights installed in Denver
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1887 - PLUNGED THROUGH THE BRIDGE.
Denver, Col., Aug. 25. - An accident occurred on an east-bound Union Pacific express at Sand Creek bridge, 10 miles east of here, last night, resulting in the death of Engineer MASTERTON and the serious wounding of two or three trainmen. The Union Pacific and Burlington bridges across this Sand...Read MORE...
1889 - Walter Ives, aged ten years, fell from the top of a nine-story building at Denver, Col., on the 2d, struck the telephone wires, and then rebounded to a horse's back and was not fatally injured.St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 9, 1889
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1893 - Fire
DENVER, Jan. 6. - One of the largest fires that ever occurred in this city started at 10:45 last night in the oil room of the E. A. Halleck Paint, Oil, and Glass Company, in the Halleck Building, and soon spread to the adjoining houses. The loss is estimated at $290,000, divided as follows: Eaton,...Read MORE...
1894 - The Union Depot Completely Destroyed by Fire.
The Union Depot at Denver was burned down the morning of the 18th . The fire started shortly after midnight.
The origin of the fire is supposed to be from a detached live electric wire. Early in the evening two of the wires in the ladies waiting room suddenly broke, letting the arc lights to the ...Read MORE...
1895 - February 20 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodohistoryorb.com
February 20, 1895
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1897 - DEADLY LIVE WIRE
Denver, Sept 16. - August Plym, a saloon-keeper, was instantly killed at noon today, when in inadvertently seized a badly insulated live electric wire on the roof of the Windsor livery stable, at 18th and Blake streets. He leaves a wife and two young children. He was assisting his wife to hang a...Read MORE...
1899 - June 25 – Three Denver, Colorado newspapers publish a story (later proved to be a fabrication) that the Chinese government under the Guangxu Emperor is going to demolish the Great Wall of China.www.wikipedia.org
June 25, 1899
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1901 - Denver - The Queen City of the Plains by John Cotton Dana
Denver has historic background. Behind its own brief chronicles we note the outline of the story, full of the good work of strong men, of the exploration and civic conquest of the wide country between the Mississippi River and the Pacific coast. To ask of Denver's beginnings is to go back of 1858...Read MORE...
1901 - DENVER CITY HALL BURNS. Large Number of Valuable Records Supposed to Have Been Consumed.
Denver, Col., Nov. 30. - Fire, tonight destroyed the Denver city hall, including, probably, a large amount of valuable records. The fire is supposed to have been caused by defective electric wiring. The building contained all the city offices except the police department, including the central fire ...Read MORE...
1902 - CHILDREN IN A FIRE. TWO HUNDRED ORPHANS RESCUED FROM FLAMES IN AN ASYLUM.Denver, Colo., March 15. - St. Vincent's Orphan asylum, situated in the northern part of the city, was badly damaged by fire this afternoon. There were 200 orphan children in the institution. All were rescued unharmed. The asylum is conducted by the Catholic Sisters of Charity.The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah
March 16, 1902
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1902 - WRECK OF BIGGEST BALLOON.
The remarkable ascent of "Big Glory", the largest balloon ever built, sent up from Denver, Col., Monday, resulted in the wreck of the machine and the narrow escape from death of its three occupants. When the balloon left it caught the eastern surface current and sailed toward the rising sun, but...Read MORE...
1910 - JOHNSTONE DROPS 800 FT. TO MEET HORRIBLE DEATH. HOLDER OF WORLD'S ALTITUDE RECORD KILLED WHEN WING TIP ON MACHINE BREAKS. HIS BODY VIOLATED.
CURIOUS THRONG OF RELIC HUNTERS CARRY OFF GLOVES AND SPLINTERS PIERCING AVIATOR.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 18. - RALPH JOHNSTONE holder of the world's altitude record was instantly killed late yesterday afternoon when he dropped from a height of 800 feet to the Overland Park aviation field, on account ...Read MORE...
Denver, the capital and chief commercial city of Colorado, and county-seat of Denver co., is situated on both sides of the South Platte River at an elevation of 5270 feet. It is an important railway-centre, being situated on the Union Pacific, the Denver and Rio Grande and several other railroads,...Read MORE...
1919 - SEVEN HURT IN COLLISION. HEAVY FIRE TRUCKS SMASH TOGETHER RACING TO FIRE. WRECK UNAVOIDABLE. WORST ACCIDENT OF ITS KIND IN DENVER IN MANY YEARS.
Denver, Colo. 11. - One young woman was probably fatally injured, six firemen were hurt, one seriously, and scores of bystanders had their lives endangered when two automobile fire trucks, traveling at a high rate of speed, met in a collision at the intersection of Seventeenth and Blake Streets in...Read MORE...
1922 - March 10 - KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissionshistoryorb.com
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1928 - Airplane Crash
H. E. Larue, pilot, Loren Craven and Dietrich were fatally injured when the machine went into a tail spin, and fell in flames near Lowry Field, Denver.
Tail Spin Fatal
The flaming airplane carried three men to their deaths at Denver when H. E. Larue, Denver pilot, was unable to bring the ship ...Read MORE...
1933 - DAM BREAK CAUSES HEAVY LOSS IN DENVER. WALL OF WATER CAUSES DAMAGE OF $1,000,000. MOUNTAIN CLOUDBURST CAUSES DISASTER IN COLORADO; TWO DEAD AND OTHERS MISSING.
ANOTHER STORM CLAIMS A LIFE.
TORRENT RIPS AWAY SIX BRIDGES WHEN IT REACHES METROPOLIS; BUSINESS HARD HIT.
Denver, Aug. 3. - (AP) - Crumbling under the terrific pressure a mountain cloudburst added to the three-square miles of water behind its walls, 43-year old Castlewood Dam sent a...Read MORE...
1934 - SECOND MAN KILLED IN FALL DENVER HOTEL.
Denver, June 4. - Marking the second fatal accident of its kind at the same place in two days a man, about 30, who had registered as
"R. J. GADDY, Atlanta, Ga.," leaped or fell to his death from the window of the second floor of a Curtis Street hotel tonight. He was still...Read MORE...
1935 - Denver, lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name Cheeseburger was awarded in 1935 to Louis Ballast.
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1936 - February 8, The temperature at Denver CO plunged to a record 30 degrees below zero.
The Weather Channel
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1939 - ONE MAN KILLED, 28 INJURED IN DENVER TRAIN COLLISION. D. & R. G. ENGINES PLOUGH INTO SANTA FE PASSENGER CAR THIS MORNING.
Conductor Meets Death and Others Go To Hospitals For Treatment.
Denver, Aug. 12 (AP) - A Denver and Rio Grande Western train, pulled by two locomotives, crashed into a Santa Fe passenger train at a crossover in South Denver today, killing one person, injuring twenty-eight so seriously they...Read MORE...
1946 - November 2 - A 31 inch snow at Denver CO caused roofs to collapse.WeatherForYou.com
November 2, 1946
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1948 - May 30 - Twenty carloads of glass were needed in Denver, CO, to replace that destroyed by a severe hailstorm.
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1952 - July 18 - KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
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1961 - September 3 - Denver, CO, received 4.2 inches of snow, their earliest snow of record.
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here
Leo Francis Bowler
(21 June 1890, Denver, Colorado, USA - 14 June 1949, San Bernadino, San Bernadino, California, USA)
Ancestors Who Died Here
(12/15/1925, Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA - 12/30/2002, Denver, Colorado, USA)
William G Lareau
(18 April 1898, St Marys, Kansas - , Denver, Colorado, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married Here
Cemeteries in Denver, Colorado, USA