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Thursday, December 28, 2023

December 28 News - 1910 - Governor Ablaze As Santa. Bystanders’ Promptness Saves Dickerson, of Nevada, at Christmas Tree.

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 December 28, 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 December 28 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    D. H. Lamberson Fishing Tackle, Pocket Cutlery and Sporting Goods of All Kinds 73 State St. Central Music Hall Block Chicago, Ill.
    D. H. Lamberson
    Fishing Tackle,
    Pocket Cutlery and Sporting Goods of All Kinds
    73 State St.
    Central Music Hall Block
    Chicago, Ill.

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    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

    1909 - Blizzard bound in Bethlehems

    Special to The Inquirer.

    BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 27. - The Bethlehems were today still blizzard-bound, with business conditions thoroughly paralyzed. Along the lines of the Lehigh Valley Transit Company more than twenty-five cars are hopelessly snowed in. The Blue Ridge, Slate Belt, South Bethlehem and Saucon trolley companies are totally tied up. The Lehigh Valley Railroad finds it necessary to use two engines to move trains.

    The North Penn branch of the Philadelphia and Reading has... Read MORE...

    The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  December 28, 1909

    Reno, Nevada, USA

    1910 - Governor Ablaze As Santa. Bystanders’ Promptness Saves Dickerson, of Nevada, at Christmas Tree.

    Special to The Washington Post.
    Reno, Nev. Dec. 27.-Had it not been for prompt action by bystanders, the governor of Nevada would have been one of the victims of the Christmas tree. As it was Gov. Dickerson, in the temporary role of Santa Claus, at Carson City, on Saturday night, was slightly burned.

    The governor, at the executive mansion, was robed in the conventional Santa Claus suit, with furs and robe, flowing whiskers, and cotton batting “snow,” and was distributing presents to his... Read MORE...

    The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  December 28, 1910

    Lansing, Michigan, USA


    Lansing, Mich., Dec. 28. - Fire here today destroyed the Pradden office building, owned by former state fuel director W. K. PRADDEN and one of the largest and most prominent buildings in the business district. Only the walls were left standing as the result of the fire which was discovered at 5:00 o'clock.

    The first floor of the building was occupied by the American Savings bank and postal telegraph company. The upper floors were occupied by offices, principally associated charities and real ... Read MORE...

    Evening Chronicle -  Marshall, Michigan -  December 28, 1920


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Digestibility of Raisins - Yes, raisins are excellent, and quite digestible providing they are well cooked and thoroughly masticated; the seeds, of course, must be rejected. Soak the raisins in cold water over night; next morning bring to...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, May 1898
    Chicago, Illinois, USA

    1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.

    ...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast corner of La Salle and Adams streets, for the Home Fire-Insurance Company of New York, after plans drawn by Architect W. L. B. Jenney. It has a frontage of 138 feet on La Salle street and ninety-six feet on Adams street, with a twenty-two-foot wing running north to the alley. The basement and first... Read MORE...

    Chicago Daily Tribune -  Chicago, Illinois -  December 28, 1884

    A. L. Brown, The Hatter and Gents Furnisher 43 & 45 Pike St., Covington, KY  The Original Hen-Pecked
    A. L. Brown,
    The Hatter
    Gents Furnisher
    43 & 45 Pike St., Covington, KY

    The Original Hen-Pecked

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    Oneonta, New York, USA


    Loss Is Estimated at $100,000 – Several Persons Had Narrow Escapes and Lost All Their Personal Property.

    ONEONTA, Dec. 28 – Fire which for a time early yesterday threatened the whole business section of Oneonta destroyed the Arlington Hotel and seven other buildings in the heart of the city, causing a loss of fully $100,000. Many of the occupants of the hotel and the living apartments in the other buildings had narrow escapes, none of them being able to save any of their effects and most of... Read MORE...

    Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  December 28, 1908

    Victorian man 

    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    To drink to any one, and tease him to pledge
    you in larger glasses, against his inclination, is, in itself, an execrable custom; which, however, has so far prevailed, as to appear impossible almost ever to be...Read MORE...

    Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
    1895  December 28 – Auguste and Louis Lumière display their first moving picture film in Paris.

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    1981  December 28 - Elizabeth Jordan Carr born in Norfolk. She was the 1st American test tube baby. resources/ state-history-timeline/ virginia.html

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    Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 27. - Information of another frightful railroad disaster reached the city this morning about 8 o'clock. It occurred on the Air Line Railroad, 500 yards beyond Paw Creek trestle, 9 miles from the city, about 7 o'clock. Two freight trains of the usual size left Charlotte yesterday morning in sections -- that is, the one about 15 minutes behind the other. On the up-grade just beyong Paw Creek trestle, 14 cars of the forward train, under Engineer ANTHONY, broke loose, and...

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1853  Large Fire in Wallingford.
    NEW-HAVEN, Tuesday, Dec. 27. The Button Factory of the Pomeroy Manufacturing Company at Wallingford, about 12 miles from this city, took fire early this morning, and was destroyed, together with its contents. The loss was over $5,000, most of which is covered by insurance.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1850  George Downes, of Cheshire, Ct. discovered that a young lady whom he loved was receiving the attentions of another, went to her house, sat in a melancholy mood for hours, and then drew a pistol and shot himself.
    Though seriously wounded, it is thought the will recover from the pistol shot. As to the other wound, we presume he has already gotten over that.
    Boston Evening Transcript
    Boston, Massachusetts

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    America - Did you know?

     Ford Motor Company paid auto workers $5 per day in 1914.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     In the mid 1600s, pro-birth measures were put in place to encourage population growth in New France. Allowances were granted to familes with ten or more children. Bonuses were provided to men who married before age 20 and to women who married before ...Read MORE...

    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

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    Otto Schumann Furniture Store 316 & 318 W. Federal St. Youngstown, Ohio
    Otto Schumann
    Furniture Store
    316 & 318 W. Federal St.
    Youngstown, Ohio

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    Died December 28


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