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Saturday, November 10, 2018

November 10 News - 1906 - The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.

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 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 November 10 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)

    1903 - LATEST 6:30 O'Clock - Half a Force - Optical Plants Crippled at Southbridge - Employers Grapple With Union - Membership Bars From Work


    Despite the Dictum the Shops Open.

    Police Guard Factory Where Windows Were Broken.

    One Concern Retains 700 Men Who Wo't Quit.

    First Disturbance Created in Fiskdale by a Lockout.


    SOUTHBRIDGE. Nov 10 - Notwithstanding the threat of the optical manufacturers of this town to clos their factories if their employes held to their detremination to remain in a union, the shops were open today, but less than half of the regular force of 1900 men reported for work, and several factories were ... Read MORE...

    The Boston Globe -  Boston, Massachusetts -  Tues, November 10, 1903
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    Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

    1855 - CATASTROPHE BY FIRE.


    The Cordasville Manufactory, near Worcester, Massachusetts, was burned on the 1st inst. There were between eighty and one hundred operatives in the Factory, and so rapid was the flames, that all egress was cut off, and the only alternative was to jump from the windows or be burnt to death.

    All the operatives in the third and fourth stories were obliged to jump from the windows. A few in the first and second stories escaped by the stair-way, but most of those in the second, jumped from the... Read MORE...

    The Weekly Portage Sentinel -  Ravenna, Ohio -  November 10, 1855
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    Chow Chow

    Two quarts of tomatoes, two white onions, half dozen green peppers, one dozen cucumbers, two heads of cabbage, all chopped fine; let this stand over night; sprinkle a teacup of salt in it. In the morning drain off the brine, and season...Read MORE...



    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, September 7, 1881
    Deming & Gundlach, Jewelers and Opticians, 20 State Street, Hartford, Conn.
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    Queens, New York, USA

    1902 - BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS TWO MEN


    Pumping Station on Shore Road in Queens Destroyed.

    Trees Broken Off - Windows Shattered Half a Mile Away - Steel Plates Had Been Worn Thin - Story of an Eye Witness.

    Two men were killed and one of the pumping stations of the city's water supply system on the Shore Road in Queens Borough totally destroyed by an explosion yesterday morning. One of the two big boilers which furnished the power for the pumps blew up. Windows were shattered in buildings half a mile away. Fortunately there was... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 10, 1902
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    Duluth, Minnesota, USA

    1907 - BIG FIRE AT DULUTH. Damage Figured at $2,268,000 and One Life Believed Lost


    DULUTH, Min., Nov. 9.- Fire which started in the Great Northern elevator, at Superior, Wis., about 9 o'clock last night, was brought under control early today, after having destroyed the elevator, three flour mills, forty homes and 700,000 bushels of grain. Two scows, a derrick and two tugs were also destroyed.

    The total loss is figured at $2,268,000, including about three-quarters of a million in wheat. All firms except Whitney Brothers, marine contractors, have insurance covering a large... Read MORE...

    The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  November 10, 1907
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    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...



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    Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

    1915 - ONE MAN IS KILLED. When Upper Section of Construction Tower Collapses This Morning


    One man was injured so badly that the died within an hour at the St. Joseph's hospital and another was painfully hurt at 10 o'clock this morning when the upper thirty feet of the 156-foot construction tower, being used in the erection of the new storage warehouse at the Fort Wayne Electric works' plant, in Broadway, suddenly collapsed.

    The Victims.
    Frank Farrell, 1805 Wall street, aged 25 years. Died at St. Joseph's hospital at 11:10 o'clock.

    Charles. M. Helwig, of Hammond, painfully,... Read MORE...

    The Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  November 10, 1915
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    Milledgeville, Georgia, USA

    1897 - GEORGIA ASYLUM ON FIRE. NEGRO SECTION OF THE MILLEDGEVILLE INSTITUTION DESTROYED - NO LIVES LOST OWING TO EXCELLENT DISCIPLINE.


    Milledgeville, Ga., Nov. 9. - The negro section of the Georgia Insane Asylum burned today. There were within the walls at the time the fire broke out inmates and all over 700 persons, but the efficiency of administration was such that no lives were lost.

    The group of buildings constituting the section covered about four acres. The fire started in the attic above one of the wards on the east side, and was discovered by DR. OETALL, who was attending one of the patients. The fire walls of the... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 10, 1897
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    West Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

    1907 - 1 DEAD, 5 INJURED IN WRECK. Passenger Express and Freight Trains in Head-On Collision


    WEST BROOKFIELD, Mass., Nov. 9. - The Southwestern Express, No. 46, on the Boston & Albany Division of the New York Central Railroad, bound for Boston, collided head-on with a freight train near this station at 10:40 A. M. to-day. Charles Hyde of Boston, a brakeman on the express, was killed, and four other members of the express train crew and one passenger on the express were severely injured.

    They are E. Patrick, conductor, of Boston, internally injured, probably fatally hurt; T. H.... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 10, 1907
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    1938  November 10 - On the eve of Armistice Day, Kate Smith sings Irving Berlin's God Bless America for the first time on her weekly radio show.

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    1906  August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.
    Splendid Talking Machine. The Victor Victrola, a splendid new talking machine, is being exhibited by Wharton Brothers. This is the costliest and by far the most nearly perfect ever seen here. It has been on the market for only about one month. It has no horn, as is usually the case, but it has the appearance of a mahogany cabinet.

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    Greensboro, North Carolina

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    1888  George H. Vanderbilt, of New York, purchased one thousand acres of mountain lands near Asheville, N.C.,
    where it was said on the 2d he would build a large industrial institute for the free education of poor white children, who would be taught how to work in wood and metals and thus become skilled mechanics.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1888  At Montreux, on the lake of Geneva, in Switzerland, a reservoir used to work and electric railway burst on the 6th, destroying numerous houses and drowning many persons.


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    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1898  November 10 - Race riot in Wilmington NC (8 blacks killed)

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    1832  Cholera
    Oct. 26 - We learn that within the last ten days, nine persons have died of cholera at the parish of Pointe aux Trembles, about twenty miles above Quebec, on the road to Montreal; of that number four died in one house and four in two other houses.

    Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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    America - Did you know?

     S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the United States from the 1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company... Customers would receive stamps at the checkout...Read MORE...



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     The oldest grocery store in North America is in Quebec City.
     

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    Hoffman & Eyerley, Dealers in Dry Goods & Notions Hagerstown, Md.
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    October 17 News - 1866 - THE QUEBEC FIRE. Twenty-three Hundred Buildings Destroyed - Six Persons Known to Have Been Burned to Death - Public Meeting in Quebec - Contributions Solicited.

    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 October 17, 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 October 17 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

      "Commercial wooden boatbuilding thrived in St. Augustine with the advent of the shrimping industry in the 1920s and over the following decades expanded exponentially with the success of commercial boatbuilding outfits such as DESCO and St. Augustine Trawlers. DESCO (Diesel Engine Sales Company), in particular, built trawlers in such prodigious quantities for the world market that their motto became "The Sun Never Sets on a DESCO Boat." " www.lampmaritime.org/ LAMP/ Hertiage_Boatbuilding/ Boatbuilding_History


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      Santa Barbara, California, USA

      1868 - Concerning a monster vine which is growing near Santa Barbara, on the southern coast of California, the story is substantially as follows:


      A Spanish girl, having ridden her mule a day's journey with a grape cane for a switch, took a fancy on her arrival home to stick it into the ground to see if it would grow. It did grow, and was allowed to extend itself without pruning. A few years ago, when she had attained a green old age, and the vine covered an acre of ground, a petition in her behalf was presented to Congress, and securing the passage of an act confirming to her the title to a qurter-section of [sic] of public land on which ... Read MORE...

      St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 17, 1868
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      Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

      1912 - Damage at Corpus Christi.


      Special To The News.

      Corpus Christi, Tex., Oct. 16. - The hurricane flag which was raised in this city this morning by the local weather bureau was lowered tonight and no unusually great damage occurred here from the high wind which reached a velocity of fifty-one miles an hour this afternoon. The raising of the hurricane flag today marks the first time that signal has been posted in the city in nine years. The wind continued steady today from the north at high velocity. The precipitation... Read MORE...

      Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  October 17, 1912
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      1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



      CORN MUFFINS FOR BEAKFAST

      Pour one quart of boiling milk over one pint of fine cornmeal. While the mixture is still hot, add one tablespoonful of butter and a little salt, stirring the batter thoroughly.

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      Farmer’s Almanac 1885
      Denver, Colorado, USA

      1919 - SEVEN HURT IN COLLISION. HEAVY FIRE TRUCKS SMASH TOGETHER RACING TO FIRE. WRECK UNAVOIDABLE. WORST ACCIDENT OF ITS KIND IN DENVER IN MANY YEARS.


      Denver, Colo. 11. - One young woman was probably fatally injured, six firemen were hurt, one seriously, and scores of bystanders had their lives endangered when two automobile fire trucks, traveling at a high rate of speed, met in a collision at the intersection of Seventeenth and Blake Streets in this city.

      Six firemen were taken to the county hospital and MISS NEVA HOLMES, a student at the University of Colorado, lies at the point of death at the same place, suffering from injuries... Read MORE...

      Casa Grande Dispatch -  Arizona -  October 17, 1919
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      Alkalol
      Alkalol is a nasal wash and oral rinse. Alkalol dissolves mucus, cleans and moisturizes the nasal airways, and provides relief to agitated sinus, nasal passage and throat tissue. It is an alkaline saline solution that includes a mix of menthol, camphor, eucalyptol, thymol, benzoin, and oils of wintergreen, spearmint, pine, and cinnamon, as well as potassium and sodium salts. First formulated by James P. Whitters in 1896 in a small laboratory above the A.J. Barker pharmacy in Taunton, Massachusetts, Alkalol is one of the oldest over-the-counter pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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      Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

      1875 - FIRE IN WOONSOCKET, R. I.


      About 1 o'clock yesterday morning an attempt was made to burn the mansion of George C. Bolton, in Woonsocket, R. I. A wood-box saturated with kerosene-oil was set on fire, but the smoke awakened a servant girl and the fire was extinguished. An hour later an incendiary fire broke out in the Woonsocket High-school house, which was entirely destroyed, together with valuable chemical and philosophical apparatus, books, three pianos, &c. The building cost $14,000, and with the contents was valued at ... Read MORE...

      The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 17, 1875
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      Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

      1866 - THE QUEBEC FIRE. Twenty-three Hundred Buildings Destroyed - Six Persons Known to Have Been Burned to Death - Public Meeting in Quebec - Contributions Solicited.


      QUEBEC, Tuesday, Oct. 16. The Mayor of Quebec issued a proclamation yesterday morning for a meeting to be held last evening, to devise means to assist the sufferers by the great fire. A more numerous and influential assembly never convened in this city. The citizens whose property escaped injury are doing everything in their power to provide relief for those who have been rendered houseless and penniless by the greatest fire that has ever been in America. The sufferings at Portland cannot be... Read MORE...

      The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 17, 1866
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      1882  Sojourner Truth, who is at least 108 years old, lectured in Decatur, Michigan, the other evening, and devoted the proceeds to aid the woman suffrage campaign in Nebraska.
      Her voice is weak, but her sentences are full of life and vigor.

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      Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

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      1933  October 17 – Scientist Albert Einstein arrives in the United States where he settles permanently as a refugee from Nazi Germany and takes up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

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      1777  October 17 - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY

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      America - Did you know?

       October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

       

      Quebec - Did you know?

       Pâté chinois is a variation of an english dish called Sheperds's Pie and a french dish called Hachis parmentier. Back in the days, the dish was made from pork loin = échine de porc, which as the cheapest part of the animal, and was called «Pâté...Read MORE...



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      Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
      Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

      Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs. http://www.herbmuseum.ca

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      Saturday, September 29, 2018

      September 29 News - 1888 - Marriage by the Glove

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        1880s Wm. H. Zinn
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        Detroit, Michigan, USA

        1930 - 2 KILLED AS FREIGHT ENGINE JUMPS TRACK - Open Switch Causes Wreck at Detroit


        DETROIT, Sept 28 (AP) - The brakeman and fireman of a Michigan Central freight train were killed instantly, and the engineer escaped injury by jumping as the engine and four cars left the track and turned over after striking an open switch at the outskirts of Detroit late today.

        The dead were William Feilman, brakeman, and Frank McLaughlin, fireman. They were riding in the cab and were crushed between the engine and tender. Frank O'Donahue, the engineer, jumped as the locomotive turned... Read MORE...

        Boston Herald -  Boston, Massachusetts -  September 29, 1930
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        1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military


        In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important topic the first representatives and senators needed to address was establishing the U.S. military. There already was a colonial army - the Continental Army - that had fought the British in the American Revolution and won under General George Washington. But this army was not the official army of the United States.

        Finally, on September 29, 1789, the last day of its first session, the U.S.... Read MORE...

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        1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



        Hard Sauce - Beat one-fourth of a poiund of butter to a cream, adding gradually one cup of powdered sugar. When white and light add the unbeaten white of one egg, beat for five minutes. Sprinkle over it a little nutmeg and stand away to...Read MORE...



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        1888 - Marriage by the Glove.


        A marriage by proxy, or as it is called, "marriage by the glove," is prevalent in Holland, and is brought about by the fact that many of the eligible young men, after having finished their education, depart for Dutch India. A friend selects a willing young lady, generally one with a substantial dot and otherwise conforming closely to specifications of the letter. A photograph of the favored one is inclosed in the return epistle. After the lapse of a few months, a soiled left-hand glove, with a... Read MORE...

        St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 29, 1888
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        1890s C. G. Conn
        Wonder Band Instruments
        Worcester, Mass.
        Elkhart, Ind.

        C.G. Conn Ltd., sometimes called Conn Instruments or commonly just Conn, is a former American manufacturer of musical instruments incorporated in 1915. It bought the production facilities owned by Charles Gerard Conn, a major figure in early manufacture of brasswinds and saxophones in the USA. Its early business was based primarily on brass instruments, which were manufactured in Elkhart, Indiana. wikipedia

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        Charleston, South Carolina, USA

        1938 - 25 DIE, 340 HURT IN CHARLESTON STORM. MANY FAMOUS OLD LANDMARKS BLOWN DOWN BY TORNADO.


        Damage Estimated At $2,000,000 As Tornado Strikes Historic City Unawares; Vast Scenes Of Wreckage; St. Michael's Church Battered; Fine Trees Uprooted in Battery; City Hall Roof Blown Off; Colleges Not Hit.

        CHARLESTON, S. C., Sept. 29 - (AP) - A destructive tornado whipped through Charleston early today, killing at least 25 persons, injuring an estimated 340, and doing property damage unofficially estimated at $2,000,000.

        Striking shortly after 8 a. m., the storm threw the city into... Read MORE...

        Gastonia Daily Gazette -  North Carolina -  September 29, 1938
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        Madison, Indiana, USA

        1898 - FOUND DROWNED. SAD FATE OF JAMES THACKER. Lost His Life In A Shanty Boat.


        A day or so ago James THACKER, a well-known young man of the West End, purchased for himself a small shanty-boat, anchored on this side of the river near the foot of Plum Street.

        This morning early some one living near by entered the boat and was horrified to find Mr. THACKER lying dead inside.

        Coroner Lewis was immediately summoned and an examination was held, resulting in the conclusion that the deceased had come to his death by accidental drowning.

        The unfortunate man had been... Read MORE...

        Madison Courier -  Madison, Indiana -  September 29, 1898
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        Make yourself absolute master of your temper and your countenance; so far, at least, as that no visible change do appear in either , what ever you may feel inwardly...Read MORE...



        Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
        1877  Illegal Turnips
        On Saturday last a young farmer from Quebec, named Robert Wright, arrived in town with several friends, bringing with him a large quantity of turnips for sale in the city. Totally ignorant of the bylaws, he sold two barrels of turnips on the street this morning without having a license to do so. One of his supposed friends named Cauldwell immediately informed a policeman of the occurrence and pointed Wright out to him at a distance.

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        1873  September 29 - A Sad and Fatal Casualty
        A man named John W. Brennan, of Altona, N.Y., a brakeman in the employ of the Central Vermont Railroad for a short time past, was run over by a freight train at East Alburgh, on Friday morning, while uncoupling the engine from the train when in motion. We understand that nineteen cars passed over one of his legs and side, but he survived his terrible injuries about two hours. He leaves a young wife to mourn his untimely departure.

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        1903  September 29 – Prussia becomes the first locality to require mandatory driver's licenses for operators of motor vehicles.

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        1927  September 29 - A tornado (possibly two tornadoes) cut an eight-mile long path across Saint Louis MO, to Granite City IL, killing 79 persons. The damage path at times was a mile and a quarter in width.

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        1927  The Jazz Singer debuts as first talking film
        Al Jolson's Film Debut in "Jazz Singer" Oct. 6

        Warner Brothers will present Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer" at the Warner Theater a week from tonight. The long-awaited presentation of the picturization of Samson Raphaelson's comedy drama, which continues to be a potent attraction on the legitimate stage, will be made a gala event by the Warners and will be attended by Jolson and a number of motion picture celebrities, some of whom are coming from Hollywood to be present at the...
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        1883  LOSSES BY FIRE. The Woonsocket Hotel Partly Burned, The Escape of the Guests.
        WOONSOCKET, R. I., Sept. 29. - The Woonsocket hotel, owned by Cook, Mason & Co., was damaged to the amount of $10,000 by fire from a defective flue this morning. The night clerk notified the inmates, who escaped. The hotel was insured for $14,180 and the furniture for $5,000. P. W. Houghton loses $1,000, insured for $2,000 in the Union of Philadelphia; Sharon Brothers, dry goods, lose $3,500, insured for $2,000.

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        1898  Big Fire in Weymouth, Mass.
        Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 29. - The factory buildings of the Bradley Fertilizer works in North Weymouth were burned shortly before 11 o'clock last night, causing a loss of about $200,000 to the buildings and stock. The loss is practically covered by insurance. The plant was chiefly under one roof and covered much ground, so that when the fire broke out it spread to all parts, making it impossible to save anything. The cause of the fire is believed to be spontaneous combustion, as the watchman...
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        America - Did you know?

         Pioneer Remedies - Crick in the neck Go down to the hog pen and find where the hog has rubbed his neck against the fence, then rub your neck in the same spot and the crick will be gone.

         

        Quebec - Did you know?

         Quebec’s forest covers more than 750,000 km2, which is the size of Sweden and Norway together! It represents 20% of the Canadian forests and 2% of the world’s forests.
         

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        Tuesday, August 21, 2018

        August 21 News - 1880 - Killed by a Sidewalk. 1904 - Fire Hose Attacks Crowd

        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 21, 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 21 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
          Norfolk, Virginia, USA

          1904 - FIRE HOSE LASHES CROWD


          Nozzle Slipped from Man's Grasp, Injuring Several.
          Moved Like Huge Serpent, Striking Persons on Head and Breaking Kenneth H. Gayle's Leg.
          Special to The Washington Post.

          Norfolk, Va., Aug. 20 During the test of a fire engine in Portsmouth tonight Kenneth H. Gayle was severely injured, and the engine, which had just arrived from the factory, was severely disabled. Shortly after 6 o'clock tonight, when the test began, the nozzle slipped from the grasp of the man directing the hose and threw... Read MORE...

          The Washington Post -  Washington, DC -  August 21, 1904
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          Barton, Vermont, USA (Orleans) (Barton Landing)

          1914 - BARTON FAIR SUCCESS. Displays of Vegetables Good - Races Prove Interesting.


          Barton, Aug. 21. - The annual Barton fair which closes to-morrow evening and which opened Tuesday morning, has been favored with a fair-sized attendance.

          The display of vegetables, fruits, grains, etc., is representative and theconsidering this early date and the late spring, is very good. The livestock and other departments are well led. The Barton fair is one of the earliest in the state.

          The races were well entered and proved interesting. The Barton band furnished music.

          The next... Read MORE...

          St Albans Messenger -  St Albans, Vermont -  August 21, 1914
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          Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

          1879 - THE GREAT NEW BRUNSWICK STORM. A TERRIFIC TEMPEST DESTROYS FOUR SCORE HOUSES - THE WATERSPOUT - MANY PERSONS WOUNDED AND SOME KILLED.


          St. John, New Brunswick, Aug. 11. - An extra edition of the Moniteur Acadien contains the following particulars of the great storm at Buctouche:

          About 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon the sky was covered with dark, thick clouds, and heavy thunder-claps were heard in the distance. This presaged a tempest, but nobody expected the terrific one that so frightened the peoople of North Bank. Some thick clouds plowed the sky, and two especially, enormously large and black, approached each other from... Read MORE...

          Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  August 21, 1879
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          Sainte-Croix, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada

          1911 - Boats Collide, Four Lives Lost


          Steamers Crashed Into Each Other on St. Lawrence Between St. Antoine and St. Croix.

          Quebec, August 21. - Four people met death shortly after one o'clock yesterday morning on the St. Lawrence River, when a collision took place between the steamer Hero and the tug Chieftain. The Hero was bound down, and the Chieftain, which had brought down a raft to Quebec, was on its way up. As the result of the collision the Chieftain was sunk.

          When the crash came most of the people on board the... Read MORE...

          The Ottawa Journal -  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -  August 21, 1911
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          Lewiston, Maine, USA

          1902 - They Held Hands. Rustic Couple From the Country Create a Whole Lot of Amusement on Lewiston Streets.


          They were from the country – that – no one who saw the rustic couple would question for a minute. The fellow who was possibly six feet in height, wore high water pants, had long hair, with a sprinkling now and then of the filamentous structures, stooped a trifle, wore a wide rimmed straw hat, had a red face, prominent nose and peaked chin.

          The young lady, who to say the least, was perhaps twenty-three years of age was a little more tastefully dressed than her better half. For head gear she... Read MORE...

          The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  August 21, 1902
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          SLAPJACK Take flour, little sugar and water, mix with or without a little yeast, the latter better if at hand, mix into paste and fry the same as fritters in clean fat.

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          Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Greater Sudbury)

          1970 - HUNDREDS LEFT WITHOUT HOME. FOUR KILLED AS 90 m.p.h. WINDS, RAIN SMASH THROUGH FOUR ONT. COMMUNITIES.


          Sudbury, Ont. (CP) - Hundreds of the homeless sought shelter in schools, churches and private homes Thursday night after a freak storm which killed at least four persons, injured about 150 and caused millions of dollars in property damage in four communities.

          The storm, packing torrential rain and winds of up to 90 miles an hour, smashed through the nearby mining communities of Lively and Copper Cliff, into the southern edge of Sudbury and on to the logging community of Field 45 miles to the ... Read MORE...

          Winnipeg Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  August 21, 1970
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          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.
          Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA (Southport)

          1932 - Woman Killed, 23 Hurt as Electric Train Quits Track


          By The Associated Press
          KENOSHA, Wis., Aug. 20. - A Chicago woman was killed and 23 persons were injured when a north shore electric train left the rails and plowed into a field three miles south of here this afternoon.

          A hundred passengers were thrown about in the careening cars. Those in the first car were hurled violently from floor to ceiling as it rolled into the field.

          Mrs. E. W. Masden, 45, Chicago, was killed. She, and most of those injured, were riding in the first car.

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          L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours)

          1837 - Horrible Murder Attempt


          The Canadian of Monday gives an account of a horrible attempt at murder in the parish of L'Islet, under circumstances of almost unparalleled atrocity. The circumstances are thus related by a correspondent of that paper: - a young girl about 19 years of age, of a respectable family in the parish, had gone to gather raspberries at the end of her father's farm, in company with a young girl, a cousin, about ten years of age. As they were preparing to return, a labourer, named Charles Gaudreault, a... Read MORE...

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          1897  August 21 – The Oldsmobile is founded in Lansing, Michigan by Ransom E. Olds.

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          1869  Shovel Manufactory Burned
          An extensive shovel manufactory at Taunton, Mass., was burned a few days ago, involving a loss of $100,000.

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          1880  Killed by a Sidewalk.
          OMAHA, August 17, - Yesterday afternoon during a heavy rainstorm, Willie Copley, aged 9, while running home, was caught by a plank sidewalk which had been piled against the fence to allow the grading of the street, and which was blown over on him. He was drowned underneath it, in two feet of water. His mysterious disappearance was explained this afternoon by the accidental discovery of his body under the fallen sidewalk.

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           1849 - Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery and becomes one of the most effective and celebrated members of the Underground Railroad.

           

          Quebec - Did you know?

           The surrounding regions of Quebec are “missing” gravity. This area has the lowest gravity on Earth.
           

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          Friday, June 29, 2018

          June 29 News - 1895 - THE BRIDEGROOM CAME NOT, And the Bride To Have Been Is Now Ill With Grief and Chagrin. A Church Wedding Which Failed to Come Off at Bridgewater, Mass.

          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 June 29, 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 June 29 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

            1880s
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            Lancaster, PA

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            1896 - NINETY MINERS DEAD. THE ROOF FELL UPON THE MEN WHILE PROPPING IT UP. MANY LEAVE FAMILIES.


            ABOUT FORTY OF THE MEN WERE ENGLISH SPEAKING AND THE REST FOREIGNERS - MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE VICTIMS WERE MARRIED - THE WATER BOY TELLS A THRILLING TALE - THINKS THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION OF GAS - THE FALL SOUNDED LIKE THE REPORT OF CANNONS.

            Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 28. - While ninety miners were at work in the Red Ash vein of the Twin Shaft at Pittston, about 3 o'clock this morning, the roof caved in and it is believed that all of the men perished. About forty of the imprisoned men were... Read MORE...

            Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  June 29, 1896
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            Fish Cakes - Cold boiled codfish, either fresh or salt, remove the bones and mince the meat; take two-thirds as much warm mashed potatoes as fish, add a little butter and sufficient beaten eggs or milk to make the whole into a smooth paste,...Read MORE...



            The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 2, 1881

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            Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

            1865 - EXTENSIVE CONFLAGRATION IN JERSEY CITY - SEVERAL MANUFACTORIES BURNED DOWN - LOSS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.


            Shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon, a fire broke out on the fourth floor of the American Drug Mills, located on the corner of Washington and Morgan streets, Jersey City. The flames spread rapidly, and in less than twenty minutes the entire building - a five-story brick structure - was enveloped in flames, and the fireman were unable to save the building. The workmen in the upper stories barely escaped with their lives, several of them descending to the ground by means of the lightning... Read MORE...

            The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 29, 1865
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            Annapolis, Maryland, USA

            1910 - FIND SAILBOAT DRIFTING. Believed Midshipman and Two Others Are Drowned.


            ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 28 - Mrs. Nellie E. Bower, widow of Joseph Bower and daughter-in-law of John M. Bower, superintendent of the naval academy, and Midshipman Grisble Thomas of Union Point, Ga., and Sherman M. Nason of Newport, R. I., left the naval academy about 11 o'clock this morning in a sailboat which was found drifting on the Severn river this afternoon. In it were portions of the clothing that had been worn by the members of the party. It is believed that the men took Mrs. Bower to the... Read MORE...

            The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  June 29, 1910
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            Santa Barbara, California, USA

            1925 - QUAKE LEVELS BIG COAST CITY. BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED IN SANTA BARBARA AND TOWN FLOODED WHEN BIG DAM AND WATER MAINS BREAK; HOTEL SPLITS AND COLLAPSES.


            HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED IN FAMOUS WINTER RESORT; LARGE BUSINESS BLOCKS DESTROYED BY TEMBLORS THAT ROCK ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; SHOCKS SWAY EDIFICES IN LOS ANGELES.

            TEN MILLION LOSS.
            Santa Barbara, June 29. - (AP) - Ten million dollars damage and twelve known dead and virtual destruction of most of the business buildings on State street resulted from the earthquake. Associated Press man first to use only phone available and sent in this information.

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            The Bismarck Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  June 29, 1925
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            Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard concerning her. If you can give her pleasure by the repetition of a delicate compliment, or token of approval shown by a mutual friend, tell her the pleasant...Read MORE...



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            Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

            1877 - THE ST. JOHN DISASTER. CITY IMPROVEMENTS UNDER CONSIDERATION - WIDER STREETS AND FIRE-PROOF BUILDINGS - RELIEF FOR THE DESTITUTE.


            Special Dispatch to the New-York Times.

            ST. JOHN, N. B., June 28. - Business is now proceeding as usual, and there is little to record except the constant receipt of money and provisions and the unsuccessful efforts to recover missing people. It is now known that 14 persons perished and that over 90 received injuries, some proving fatal. Gen. Warner, United States Consul, is working indefatigably in behalf of the sufferers, and other United States citizens, resident here, are foremost in the ... Read MORE...

            The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 29, 1877
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            Hallowell, Maine, USA

            1871 - ANOTHER HORROR! Collision on Maine Central. TWO TRAINS WRECKED. One Man Killed and Several Injured. Engines Smashed, Cars Overturned, &c.


            Our Special Reporter on the Train.
            (Special Despatch(sic) by Western Union Line.)

            GARDINER, June 27. Misfortunes come not singly, but in batialions [sic], it has been said. This seems to be the case in regard to the Maine Central Railroad. While sad the accident at Freeport Monday evening was fresh upon the lips comes an equally shocking disaster near Hallowell. Your reporter was upon the train and he will tell his own story. The train was to leave Augusta at 3 o'clock. It left a little... Read MORE...

            Weekly Eastern Argus -  Portland, Maine -  June 29, 1871
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            Freeport, Maine, USA

            1871 - ACCIDENT ON MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD.


            Six Cars Thrown from the Track - Two Men Killed, Others Injured -Wonderful Escape. No Passengers Maimed.

            About three o'clock Monday afternoon a despatch [sic] was received in this city that the inward bound express train with Pullman car attached on the Maine Central Railroad, had been thrown from the track near Freeport. A wrecking train was promptly made up by Superintendent Bailey at the depot in this city and sent to the scene of the accident. All sorts of conjectures gave rise to... Read MORE...

            Weekly Eastern Argus -  Portland, Maine -  June 29, 1871
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            Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA

            1895 - THE BRIDEGROOM CAME NOT, And the Bride To Have Been Is Now Ill With Grief and Chagrin. A Church Wedding Which Failed to Come Off at Bridgewater, Mass.


            Bridgewater, Mass., June 29. - Many invitations had been issued to the Perkins-Bevan wedding at Trinity-Episcopal church this forenoon, but the young man failed to put in an appearance and the young lady is ill at her home, prostrated with grief at the sudden change in her plans.

            She first learned of the true state of affairs late Friday night from James Perkins, father of Robert H. Perkins, the prospective groom, who informed her of the departure of his son.

            The breaking of the match is... Read MORE...

            Lewiston Sunday Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  June 29, 1895
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            Rochester, New York, USA

            1847 - VIOLENT THUNDER STORM - THREE PERSONS KILLED BY LIGHTNING.


            This city was visited soon after midnight, Tuesday morning, with a thunder storm of unusual violence.

            Several of the shocks were so heavy as to shake the houses like an earthquake. One bolt descended with fatal effect upon the house of MR. WM. MATHEWS, No. 28, Wilder Street, killing three persons, MR. MATHEWS, his wife and daughter.

            The night being unusually warm, they had removed their bed to the floor, at right angles with a stove which stood near the chimney.
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            The Sandusky -  Clarion, Ohio -  June 29, 1847
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            1897  FINED FOR SELLING IMPURE MOLASSES.
            NEW LONDON, Conn., June 28. - A grocer in Danielson, Conn., has been arrested and fined $3 for selling adulterated molasses. The fine and costs amounted to about $30. The grocers are protesting stoutly against the adulterated food law. They say they hardly can afford to pay a chemist $2 for testing each cask of molasses they buy, but this seems the only thing to do.

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            1864  June 29, 1864 - The worst railway disaster in Canada's history killed 99 people and injured 100 more,
            when a train, which had been carrying many German and Polish immigrants, failed to stop at an open bridge (the Beloeil Bridge) and plunged into the the Richelieu River near Quebec.
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            1954  June 29 - Hurricane Alice dumped as much as 27 inches of rain on the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
            The Rio Grande River at Laredo reached a level 12.6 feet above its previous highest mark, and the roadway of the U.S. 90 bridge was thirty feet below the high water.
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            1928  June 29 - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.

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            1863  June 29 - Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa

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            1864  June 29 - St-Hilaire Train Disaster
            The St-Hilaire train disaster was a railroad disaster that occurred on June 29, 1864, near the present-day town of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. The train, which had been carrying many German and Polish immigrants, failed to acknowledge a stop signal and fell through an open swing bridge into the Richelieu River. Though uncertain, the widely accepted death toll is 99 persons. The disaster remains the worst railway accident in Canadian history.
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            1909  LAKE GEORGE LOSES HOTEL. THE FORT WILLIAM HENRY, THE LARGEST RESORT IN ADIRONDACK REGION, TOTALLY DESTROYED.
            (By United Press.)
            Glens Falls, N. Y., June 24. - The Fort William Henry Hotel, the largest resort on Lake George and the Adirondack region, was destroyed by fire early this morning, with a loss of half a million dollars. The great structure was entirely consumed one hour after the blaze was discovered at 4 a.m. Manager WILSON, with 15 servants who were getting the house ready for tomorrow's opening, escaped in their night clothes. Many had close calls and no one saved and private...
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            1900  David Hambly’s Fate at Tiverton. HIS BOAT CAPSIZED.
            Fall River, Mass., June 28.— News reached here today of a drowning accident which occurred in Tiverton last evening. David Hambly, a prominent citizen of that town, while sailing in his catboat, was precipitated into the water near the Tiverton bridge by the capsizing of his craft. Hambly struck out for the shore, but collapsed when a few feet from land. All efforts at resuscitation were of no avail. He will be buried in New Bedford.

            Boston Journal
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            1868  The city of Burlington, Vermont, has about doubled its population in eight years, and is now claimed to be the third lumber market in the United States.

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             Thanksgiving Myth: Thanksgiving had religious origins.

            NOT TRUE.

            People confuse Pilgrims (original settlers of Plymouth who came over on the Mayflower) and Puritans (a group of people who came to Boston under an official charter from the King...Read MORE...





             

            Quebec - Did you know?

             Poutine, a dish of fries, gravy, and cheese curds, is popular throughout Quebec. The first poutines were invented in Quebec, and there are many, unconfirmed claims to have invented the poutine which date from the late 50s through the 1970s in the...Read MORE...



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            April 20 News - 1918 - PENNED IN OVERTURNED CAR. THIRTY-ONE PERSONS INJURED IN STATEN ISLAND TROLLEY ACCIDENT.


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              1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.


              U.S. Off the Gold Standard
              First Time in Half Century

              United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
              (By The Associated Press).

              The first official departure of the United State from the gold standard in more than fifty years was felt today throughout the... Read MORE...

              The Hutchinson News -  Hutchinson, Kansas -  April 20, 1933
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              Fried Sausages.

              Take a half a pound of sausages and six apples, slice four about as thick as a crown, cut the other two in quarters, fry them with the sausages of a fine light brown, lay the sausages in the middle of the dish, and the apples...Read MORE...



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              Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA (Brighton)

              1880 - Beaver Falls, Pa., File Works Burned; Loss $400,000 - FIRE IN FILE WORKS


              Pittsburg, April 19.- The Western File works at Beaver Falls, Pa., caught fire at 10 o'clock in this morning, and totally destroyed the building, together with its stock and machinery. Loss estimated at $400,000; insurance 125,000. The origin of the fire is not known, but suspected to be a spark... Read MORE...

              The Dubuque Herald -  Dubuque, Iowa -  April 20, 1880
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              Toledo, Ohio, USA

              1896 - COSTLY BLAZE. Gasoline Explodes and Causes Heavy Losses at Toledo.


              Toledo, O., April 20. - By the explosion of a barrel of gasoline in the Dauntless bicycle factory the entire plant was wrecked. The fire was communicated to the Toledo machine and tool works, where many valuable patterns were ruined. Their loss will amount to $40,000, with insurance at $30,000. In... Read MORE...

              Evening Bulletin -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 20, 1896
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              Whatever language a person uses, he should speak it in its greatest purity , and according to the rules of grammar: nor is sufficient that we do not speak a language ill, we must endeavour to speak it well ; for which purpose, we should read the...Read MORE...



              Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
              Monmouth, Maine, USA

              1888 - A MAINE VILLAGE WIPED OUT. ALL THE STORES AND THE POST OFFICE DESTROYED BY FIRE.


              WINTHROP, Me., April 19 - A disastrous fire occurred in Monmouth Centre this afternoon, destroying every store in the place and causing at least $75,000 damage. Monmouth is a great trading centre for the country around and one of the liveliest villages in Kennebec County. The fire, which originated ... Read MORE...

              The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 20, 1888
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              Nashua, New Hampshire, USA (Dunstable)

              1870 - Great Fire in Nashua.


              About half past ten Saturday evening fire was discovered in the belfry of the First Congregational Church in Nashua. The fire could have been put out with a gallon of water at first, but fanned by the wind the whole tower was soon enveloped, and owing to the great altitude of the flames no water... Read MORE...

              The New Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  April 20, 1870
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              Webster, Massachusetts, USA

              Lake with 45-letter name has spelling errors - The central Mass. lake has one of the world's longest place names


              WEBSTER, Mass. — Officials have agreed to correct spelling errors in road signs pointing to a central Massachusetts lake with a 45-letter name.

              Lake Chargoggagogg manchauggagogg chaubunagungamaugg in Webster has one of the world's longest place names. It's been spelled many different ways over... Read MORE...

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              1870  DROWNED.
              A despatch by the Western Union telegraph informs us that Earnest White, son of Lewis White, aged about ten years, fell from a bridge near the lower mill in Whitefield, about two o'clock this (Wednesday) afternoon and was drowned. His body has not yet been recovered.

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              1916  April 20 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (modern-day Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

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              1914  April 20 - Ludlow Massacre (Colorado Coalfield War (1913–14)): The Colorado National Guard attacks a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado in the United States, killing 24 people.

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              1912  April 20 – Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, opens.

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              1861  April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

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              1775  April 20 - British begin siege of Boston

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              1918  PENNED IN OVERTURNED CAR. THIRTY-ONE PERSONS INJURED IN STATEN ISLAND TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
              Thirty-one persons were injured last night, two seriously, when a steel trolley car on the Richmond Light and Railway Company was derailed on the curve at Richmond Turnpike and Jewett Avenue, Castleton Corners, S. I., by the failure of the airbrakes. The momentum of the car was so great that it...

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              1870  Fire
              In Meriden, Ct., on the 15th, at a fire in Wilcox & Co.'s mill, EDGAR C. FENEYAK was killed and two other firemen injured.

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              America - Did you know?

               1858 - Abraham Lincoln comes to national attention in a series of seven debates with Sen. Stephen A. Douglas during Illinois state election campaign (Aug.–Oct.).

               

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               Before its completion in 1919, the Quebec Bridge collapsed twice on September 11th, 1907 and August 29th, 1916.
               

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