One hundred four years and two days ago:
from The Portsmouth, Herald, Portsmouth, NH 20 Jan 1906
Big Boiler Explosion On Friday
LIVES OF THIRTY MEN WERE IN DANGER
$10,000 Loss In The Rockingham County Town
FACTORY WILL BE COMPELLED TO TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN
Londonderry, N. H., Jan. 19.--A boiler connected with the Annis grain and lumber mills plant at North Londonderry exploded today, wrecking the boiler and the engine house, and damaging both the grain mill and the wood working factory, besides causing injuries to Justin Sanborn, the engineer.
The boiler was one of two which are used in operating the mill. It burst with a report which was heard for a long distance, and was thought at first to have been an earthquake.
The concussion practically demolished the brick boiler house and threw the second boiler out of place. Flying debris also knocked off portions of the ends of the wood mill and the grain mill, between which the boiler was located.
The plant was compelled to shut down and it will be practically idle, it is believed, for about six weeks, until repairs can be effected. [sic]
The total damage is placed at about $10,000.