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Thursday, November 4, 2010

August 10 News - 1893 - Yellow Jack - 1826 - So Young

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 August 10, 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 August 10 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

    1890 - Died in Her 100th Year


    Mrs. Elizabeth Eaton Larned, of Pawtucket, R.I. is dead. She was the daughter of John Eliot Eaton, and Elizabeth Davis Eaton, and was born in Dudley Mass., January 7, 1790. Her father was a surgeon in the Revolutionary army, and at the close of the war he removed with his family from Spencer to Dudley, Mass., where they remained for years. In 1810 she was married to Morris Larned, of Dudley, Mass. He was born May 23, 1786, and died November 6, 1878, at the age of 92. Thirteen children were the... Read MORE...

    The St Joseph Herald -  St Joseph, Missouri -  August 10, 1890
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    German Puffs - One pint of milk, four eggs; five spoonful of flour; bake in cups fifteen or twenty minutes. Beat butter and sugar till they are light, and you will have a nice sauce for the puffs.

    The American Agricultural Chemical Company, Rutland, Vermont Office, 1907

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    Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA

    1917 - FIRE AT NEWTOWN. LODGE HOUSE ON THE RUSSELL ESTATE DESTROYED, CAUSING A LOSS OF $3,000.


    Newtown, Penn. - Fire, originating in the boiler room, destroyed the lodge house on the RUSSELL estate at Newtown Square last midnight. An alarm was telephoned to the Media Fire Company, who responded with the Newtown Fire Company, but could do little to save the property because of the rapid progress of the flames.

    The fire was discovered by an inmate of the building, who had been aroused by the explosion caused by the boilers bursting. The RUSSELL estate is situated along the Line road,... Read MORE...

    Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  August 10, 1917
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    Great Falls, Montana, USA

    1946 - ARMY PLANE HITS CROWDED STABLE AT MONTANA FAIR. TWO BOMBERS IN MID-AIR COLLISION; 8 DEAD, AT LEAST TEN HURT.


    Great Falls, Mont. - Police said today at least eight persons were killed and ten hurt when two Army bombers collided over the State Fair grounds yesterday and one of them crashed in flames into a crowded stable.

    Sheriff's deputies and volunteer workers searched the smoking ruins of the stable for additional victims.

    Officials of the annual North Montana State Fair said twenty valuable thoroughbreds perished in the blaze.

    Two low-flying A-26 attack bombers collided before 50,000... Read MORE...

    Middletown Times Herald -  New York -  August 10, 1946
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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies



    Never sit down to the piano uninvited, unless you are alone in the parlor. Do not take any book you may find in the room away from it.
    Bangor, Maine, USA

    1871 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT.


    Bangor, Maine, August 9. - As a passenger train on the Maine Central Railway was entering the city tonight, the bridge over the Hampden Road gave way, causing a general smash-up, which killed one person outright and injured 30 others more or less seriously. The engine and a portion of the train went down, while the balance, consisting of a smoking car, three passenger coaches and one Pullman palace car, was tumbled into the streets of the the city.

    The smoking car was plunged a distance of... Read MORE...

    Janesville Gazette -  Wisconsin -  August 10, 1871
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    1977 - Personal Computer introduced


    The TRS-80 Micro Computer System (TRS-80, later renamed the Model I to distinguish it from successors) is a desktop microcomputer launched in 1977 and sold by Tandy Corporation through their RadioShack stores. The name is an abbreviation of Tandy/ RadioShack, Z80 microprocessor. (wikipedia)

    Radio Shack, a division of Tandy Corporation, has announced its line of new products for 1981, including three new additions to its family of TRS-80 computers.

    The TRS-80 Model III desktop computer,... Read MORE...

    The Southeast Missourian -  Cape Girardeau, Missouri -  August 10, 1980
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    Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

    1926 - FIREWORKS BLAST KILLS FOUR IN R. I.


    SCORE OF OTHER HURT AT BRISTOL PLANT; 4 BUILDINGS WRECKED.
    OWNER, HIS WIFE, SON AND SON-IN-LAW DEATH VICTIMS - BODIES BADLY MANGLED - HOUSES NEARBY DAMAGED - WINDOWS SHATTERED IN DISTANT PARTS OF TOWN - CAUSE OF EXPLOSION MAY NEVER BE LEARNED.

    Bristol, R. I., Aug. 9 - (AP) - Four persons were killed and a score injured today by an explosion whch destroyed the plant of the Bristol Fireworks Company, wrecked three other buildings, damaged nearby houses, and shattered windows in distant parts... Read MORE...

    Daily Kennebec Journal  -  Maine -  August 10, 1926
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    Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

    1888 - WELLS COLLEGE DESTROYED. A FIRE SWEEPS THE MAIN BUILDING, CAUSING A LOSS OF $130,000.


    Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 9. - Fire was discovered in the library of the main building of Wells Female College - MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND'S Alma Mater - Aurora, at 1:30 o'clock this morning by PATRICK GRAY, who occupies the lodge on the Wells estate. He immediately gave the alarm and, running to the building, cut off the gasoline connection and with the assistance of others endeavored to stay the flames. The effort was unavailing, however, for the village does not boast a Fire Department, and all the... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 10, 1888
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    Pensacola, Florida, USA

    1893 - Yellow Jack


    Its Appearance at Pensacola, Fla., Officially Reported

    PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 9. - The Escambia county board of health issued the following official paper: 'The board of health regrets to announce that two deaths have occurred in this city, that of Rev. F. C. Waite and Ellen Wood, both pronounced yellow fever. The houses have been isolated, the bedding and all clothing destroyed and all necessary precautions taken to prevent spreading of the fever.'

    This created almost a panic and at least ... Read MORE...

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    Idaho Statesman -  Idaho -  August 10, 1893
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    1884  August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.

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    1856  August 10 – A hurricane destroys Last Island, Louisiana, leaving 400 dead. The whole island is broken up into several smaller islands by the storm.

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    1924  August 10 - Colorado's deadliest tornado killed a woman and nine children in one house along its twenty-mile path east southeast of Thurman.
    Mennonite men had left the farm to provide possible aid, as the 200-yard wide storm was first seen while far away.
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    1878  Ogdensburg, N. Y., supports two Boat Liveries, one of some forty boats, and the other half that number.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1884  FIRE RECORD. AT SOUTHBRIDGE.
    Worcester, August 9. - The Columbian mill at Southbridge, with a boarding house and tenement, burned this morning. The mill had 9,000 spindles and employed 60 hands. It was owned by Providence parties.

    Fort Scott Daily Monitor
    Fort Scott, Kansas

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    1827  August 10 - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

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    1894  Wages Reduced
    The effect of two years of democratic ascendency has materialized in the great manufacturing city of Fall River, Mass. The Cotton Manufacturers' Association, of that city, voted almost unanimously to reduce wages. The reduction will average from 10 to 12 1/2 per cent, according to the departments in which 25,000 operatives of the city are employed. - Herald

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    Huntington, Indiana

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    1879 June 26, 1879 - Mill Strike
    Strike of the mill operatives at Fall River, Mass., for an increase of wages corresponding to the last reduction: such increase claimed to have been promised when business should revive. A long dispute had taken place as to whether or not business had revived: before striking, operatives offer to submit dispute to arbitration, which was refused by the manufacturers; new help continued to be brought in; police authorities called on to repel assaults of the mob against new operatives. Strike...
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    The Daily Democrat
    Huntington, Indiana

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    1888  A BIG FIRE AT LITCHFIELD. THE NEW COURT HOUSE AND A NUMBER OF OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED.
    WATERBURY, Conn., Aug. 9. - For the second time in three years Litchfield suffered the loss of a large portion of her business blocks this morning. At 1 A. M. flames were discovered breaking was entirely of wood and burned so rapidly that no attempt to save it was made. The lower floor was occupied by Grannis & Elmore's grocery. Deneger's shoe store and Dr. J. T. Sedgwick's office were on the second floor. The flames spread to the building directly east, occupied by C. E. Shumway, harness...
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    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1891  SIX LIVES LOST. A PLEASURE PARTY THROWN INTO THE WATER BY THE VESSEL OVERTURNING.
    Boston, Aug. 10. - A sad accident occurred on Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon by which six persons lost their lives. The yacht Nay, owned and sailed by Captain J. M. BURKE, started on a cruise about the bay yesterday afternoon, having on board four men and five children. There was a light breeze blowing, but yachtsmen say the boat was overcrowded. In tacking the vessel keeled over too far and the entire party was thrown into the river.

    Skipper BURKE, aged 46, was one of the...
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    The Evening Bulletin
    Maysville, Kentucky

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    1826  At Concord, (Mass.) there is a female, not yet eighteen years old, who is a widow for the second time!

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    Baltimore, Maryland

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    America - Did you know?

     Boulder City, Nevada, is one of the few places left in the state where gambling is illegal. The government did not want workers on the Hoover Dam to gamble their money away.

     

    Quebec - Did you know?

     The habitant liked to be near his fellows, partly for his own safety against marauding redskins, but chiefly because the colony was at best a lonely place in the long cold season when there was little for any one to do.
     

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