Friday, March 9, 2018

Greenerpasture Daily News - 1906 - Origin of the U.S. Valentine

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

1872  Earthquake

The vicinity of Knoxville, Tenn., was visited a few mornings ago by a very heavy earthquake shock. Buildings were caused to creak and strain, and much alarm was created. It was accompanied by a heavy sound resembling thunder.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 9, 1872

Barnard, Vermont, USA

1881  March 9 - Probability of a Terrible Crime.

ROYLTON, VT., March 9. - On Saturday the dwelling of Mrs. Levi Belknap, East Barnard, Vermont, was burned and her body found in the ruins. There are suspicious circumstances strongly indicating murder, which will probably lead to the arrest of one or more persons.

The Indianapolis News -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  March 9, 1881

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

New Orleans, La., March 8. - The water in front of this city rose 5 inches to-day, and now marks 8 inches under the high-water mark, which is the top of the levees. Two days more of a rise like that of to-day and the water will pour over the bank and into the streets of the city. The water is already percolating through the embankment in the lower part of the city. A serious break occurred in the ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 9, 1884

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., March 8. - There is little to add to the story of the fire which wrecked the Daily Union office and building yesterday. A great deal of adverse criticism is heard on all sides regarding the bungling work of the hook and ladder men, and also what seems the criminal negligence in the matter of fire escapes at the front of the building. The newly-constructed top story was all of... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 9, 1888

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1898 - FIRE STOPS MASQUERADE BALL. Eight Persons Severely Burned at Germania Hall, Hartford, Conn.
HARTFORD, Conn., March 8. - At a fire in Germania Hall, corner of Main and Morgan Streets, last night, while the tableux were being prepared to open the masquerade ball of the Hartford Maennerchor Society, a panic resulted, and eight persons were severely burned. Mrs. August Watersdorf is believed to have sustained fatal injuries.

The fire is thought to have been caused by two electric wires... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 9, 1898

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1906 - Origin of the U.S. Valentine
Miss Esther A. Howland of Worcester, Mass., was the first person in this country to manufacture valentines. Before she began in 1840, all these missives were imported. Miss Howland was a graduate of Mount Holyoke seminary, and after she left school she took scissors, paste pot, colored pictures and paper and began at first to make imitations of the valentines which her father, a stationer,... Read MORE...

Pawtuxet Valley Gleaner -  Phenix, Kent, Rhode Island -  Friday, March 9, 1906

1840  March 9 – The Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad is completed from Wilmington, North Carolina to Weldon, North Carolina. At 161.5 miles (260 km), it is the world's longest railroad.

1841  March 9 – Amistad: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the case that the Africans who seized control of the ship had been taken into slavery illegally.

1872  Meeting
The colored people of Covington, Ky., held a mass-meeting on the night of the 29th ult. and passed a resolution favoring general amnesty.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1872  Enterprising Yankee
A Yankee has a street stand in London for the sale of pop-corn and roasted peanuts.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1956  March 9 - A whopping 367 inches of snow was measured on the ground at the Ranier Paradise Ranger Station in Washington.
The snow depth was a state record and the second highest total of record for the continental U.S.
The Weather Channel

Died March 9


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