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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago

Summer was a dangerous time of year for boys in the Inland Northwest in 1913 if the patient list at Sacred Heart Hospital’s children’s ward was any indication.

Here are the boys who were being treated and why:

• Murrell Hargis, 3, of Burke, Idaho, was being treated for numerous projectile injuries, including one to his eye. He had been watching some older boys set off a supply of dynamite caps they had found. One of the boys set off a cap too close to Murrell, who was peppered with sand, dirt and pebbles.

• Lawrence Grunwald, 3, was kicked in the head by a horse. He suffered a fractured skull but was recovering.

• Robert Darnell, 10, broke his leg while roller skating.

• Thomas Fahey, age unknown, fell out of a tree and broke his arm.

• Harold Tierney, 8, suffered a broken arm in an auto accident.

• Clarence McDonald, 10, of Spangle, was accidentally shot by his brother, but was “reported to be doing nicely.”

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1987: Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle, died at Spandau Prison at age 93, in an apparent suicide.

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