Sunday, September 2, 2012

From 1937: Middletown Bicyclist In Midnight Accident

The following article is from about 75 years ago, published on August 28th, 1937.
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Midnight? Not according to the story.

Stephen Devoto said...

Careful readers of my "This date in history" contributions will have noticed mistakes in other historical reprints as well.
Remember this when you pine for those lost days of mistakes-free news reporting. They didn't exist.

Paul said...

I think by "midnight" they mean "in the middle of the night." Which seems to make sense to me.

Tree Fanatic said...

Just to pile on further, the article actually describes the accident as occurring at 1:50 p.m. -- hardly the middle of the night, unless things were very different in 1937.

Anonymous said...

I channelled Policeman George Dunn to resolve this. It seems that the bicyclist was struck at 1:50pm as stated in the article. HOWEVER,Mr Stratton did have an "accident" at midnight as the night shift at the hospital was slow in providing a bedpan. Newspapers were less sensational in those days and didn't want to go into details about the "accident".

brendaz1 said...

OMG....Thank you anonymous medium. I find mediums fascinating. I know this has nothing to do with the article but without mediums a lot of people would not have closure and I would not of had this very needed laugh in regards to the "accident".