Wednesday, October 9, 2019

1863 - A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING By the President of the United States, A PROCLAMATION.

Meredith, New Hampshire, USA

1852 - DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - SIX LIVES LOST AND TWELVE TO SIXTEEN DANGEROUSLY INJURED.
Concord, N. H., Thursday, Oct. 7 - 8 P. M.
A terrible accident occurred to-day, on the Montreal Railroad, near the Weirs steamboat landing, by which six persons were killed and from twelve to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 9, 1852
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1953 Queens Typewriter Co. ad
1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING
By the President of the United States,
A PROCLAMATION.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields ... Read MORE...

The Liberator -  Boston, Massachusetts -  October 9, 1863
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1876  Courtney becomes professional oarsman

Courtney, the famous oarsman of Union Springs, N. Y., has become a professional and has challenged any professional oarsman in the world to a race for $5,000 or $10,000.

The Times -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  October 9, 1876
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1884  Tried to Repel Burglars

Francis Kernochan, a manufacturer of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, arose in the night to repel burglars, but stumbled on the stairway and shot himself fatally.

The Belleville Telescope -  Belleville, Kansas -  October 9, 1884
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Milk Toast - Cut your bread rather thick, about three-quarters of an inch, allowing a slice...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880

G. G. Whittaker
Dressing with Two Hundred Dollars Per Year
Richford, Vermont, USA

1908 - GRAIN DUST ACTS LIKE GUNPOWDER. EXPLOSION IN AN ELEVATOR KILLS THIRTEEN. TWO WOMEN ARE VICTIMS.
THEY WERE PASSING THE PLACE - OTHERS DEAD WERE WORKMEN - FIRE THAT FOLLOWS SPREADS, AND A NUMBER OF FREIGHT CARS ARE DESTROYED - SHOCK ROCKS ENTIRE VILLAGE - TRAINS ON THE CANADIAN PACIFIC ROAD ARE... Read MORE...

Orange County Times-Press -  Middletown, New York -  October 9, 1908
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1919 - BOMB TEARS GREAT HOLE IN ROOF OF McKEESPORT MILL - Workmen Flee When Explosion Hurls Debris in All Directions - Attempt to Wreck Plant of American Sheet and Tinplate Company Fails
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 8. - An attempt was made to wreck the plant of American Sheet and Tinplate Company, at McKeesport, early today, when a missile, believed to have been a bomb was thrown on the... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  October 9, 1919
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1936 - October 9 - The Hoover Dam Produces Electricity
The Hoover Dam took almost five years to build. It stands 726 feet tall and is 660 feet thick at its base. Many dams are built to control flooding, but the Hoover Dam is hydroelectric.

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www.americaslibrary.gov
October 9, 1936
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1870  Killed by Grapes
A child in Auburn, Me., died, a few days since, from swallowing the stones and skins of grapes.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1884  Strange Fire
Mrs. Barbara Becht, of Louisville, arose from her bed to hunt for a cat. Her clothes took fire from a candle, and she was burned to death.

The Belleville Telescope
Belleville, Kansas

1884  Joseph Bunker, chief of the Cincinnati fire department, died from injuries received last Saturday by a collision between his wagon and a fire-engine.


The Belleville Telescope
Belleville, Kansas

1888  October 9 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public in Washington, D.C.

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1903  October 9 - New York City was deluged with 11.17 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record.

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March 30, 1870 - U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million.

Quebec - Did you know? 1840s - As American factories in New England offered good jobs, thousands of French Canadians...Read MORE...



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Visit Charlemont, Massachusetts, USA!

Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.


Three Arch Bridge over the Deerfield River - Charlemont - Mass.

Hausman's Blue Pills
A Stimulant Diuretic
Trinidad, Colorado

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died October 9

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