10/13/06 109 W - + 10 - 18 Boom!


Newly found historical tidbit. On October 11, 1872, the offices of the Daily Sentinel newspaper were sabotaged with explosives. The resulting early morning blast also damaged the adjoining Rescue Company engine house. The damaged was recounted in the next day's Raleigh Daily News: "The shock from the explosion of the 'Sentinel' office has injured this building much more than was at first supposed. Last evening the building was examined, and we were informed by a judge, that the damage cannot be repaired for $1,000. No only were the doors, sash and windows smashed and destroyed, but the end walls so cracked and broke that it will be necessary to repair them."





  
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