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Friday, October 29, 2010

November 4 News - 1914 - An interesting way to send a message

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated November 4, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the November 4 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Milford, New Hampshire, USA

    1914 - Carrier Pigeon is Bridal Messenger

    "NEW YORK, Nov. 3 - Ever since a Belgian rabbit escaped from one of the rooms on the fifth floor of the Prince George hotel, A. M. Gutterson, the assistant manager, has been especially on alert to see that no persons take animals to their rooms. Yesterday Mr. Gutterson observed a man carrying a small basket. He had looked at the register and observed that the man was E. Alburn of Milford, N. H."

    "Mr. Alburn seemd to be very careful about the little basket, which he had refused to give to one ... Read MORE...

    Duluth News-Tribune -  Duluth, Minnesota -  November 4, 1914


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Lemon Cream Pie - One teacup of pulverized sugar, one tablespoonful butter, one egg, one lemon (remove the seeds), one teacup of boiling water, one tablespoonful of corn starch dissolved in cold water; stir the corn starch into the water.
    Ontario, California, USA


    Ontario, Calif. (UPI) - BOB YEAKEL, prominent Southern California businessman, and four other persons including two of YEAKELS' sons, were killed Thursday night when his small plane crashed on the crowded San Bernardino Freeway.

    All four persons in the plane piloted by YEAKEL, who called himself the "Lucky Dutchman," were killed as well as a fifth person who was in an auto which crashed into the flaming wreckage.

    YEAKEL along with his brothers was one of the area's biggest auto dealers.... Read MORE...

    Independent -  Long Beach, California -  November 4, 1960

    Glendale, California, USA


    Glendale, Calif., Nov. 4. - (AP) - Plowing into a house from an altitude of 1800 feet, a Lockheed P-38 interceptor plane burst into flames today and killed its pilot, RALPH VIRDEN, forty-three, a Lockheed test pilot.

    The plane developed trouble shortly after it circled the Lockheed airport, where F. B. Berger, chief tower operator, said it went into a power dive with the tail missing and broke into a flat spin just before it smashed into the house.

    The plane exploded and flames shot up...

    Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  November 4, 1941

    Victorian lady 

    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, and tho material, excepting when the winter weather requires woolen goods, should be of chintz, gingham, brilliante, or muslin. A lady who has children, or one accustomed to perform for herself light
    Lisbon, N. H., Nov. 4. - Starting in the peg mill of JAMES G. MOORE, Sunday morning, fire destroyed a large part of the business section of this town. The burned buildings include BRIGHAM'S Hotel, the bank building, COGSWELL & OLIVER'S store, a block owned by MRS. CHARLES PARKER and the store of the FRED PARKER company. The loss will amount to fully $100,000.

    Tyrone Daily Herald

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    1924  November 4 - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman governor in the United States.

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    1927  November 4 - Flooding in Vermont caused 84 deaths
    A great Vermont flood occurred. Tropical rains deluged the Green Mountain area of Vermont causing the worst flood in the history of the state. Torrential rains, up to 15 inches in the higher elevations, sent streams on a rampage devastating the Winooski Valley. Flooding claimed 200 lives and caused 40 million dollars damage.

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    1879  November 4 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon

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    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1927  Flood
    ...A railroad accident was averted at Fitchburg, Mass., early today when police flagged a Boston and Main train after discovering a washout...

    The Oelwein Daily Register

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    1853  Loss of Schooner Pledge.
    Captain Chapman, his brother, and two men, belonging to the fishing schooner Pledge, of Provincetown, which was run down and sunk on Grand Banks, by Hamburg ship Donau, arrived in this city on Friday, in the steamer Eastern City. They were the only survivors of the crew - the remainder, five in number, were lost with the vessel. The names of the drowned were, PATRICK MURPHY, aged 40; CORNELIUS MAHONEY, 49; BARTLET O'BIREN, 23; NEIL McKENNON, 23, and JOSEPH SILVA, 18 - none of whom were...

    Barre Gazette
    Barre, Massachusetts

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    1850  Whales
    During the past month several large whales have been captured in the St. Lawrence, below Quebec. One of these animals, says the Quebec Mercury, seventy-five feet in length, was harpooned at Kamouraska. Another caught on the 17th September, was one hundred feet long.

    Daily National Intelligencer
    District of Columbia

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    America - Did you know?

     The streets in Virginia City, Nevada, were once unknowingly paved with silver ore. When the locals found out what it was, they tore up the streets in a frenzy in less than 2 days.

    Canadian flag 

    Quebec - Did you know?

     Quebec has a rich, distinctive French-Canadian cuisine. Popular dishes include tourtière (a meat pie), and ragoût de boulettes et de pattes do cochon (a stew made from meatballs and pigs' feet). Other favorites include French onion soup, pea soup,...Read MORE...

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    Elm Street looking N., 1909
    Elm Street looking N., 1909

    Died November 4


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