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Sunday, August 2, 2020

August 2 News - 1943 - PENICILLIN IS NEW ERA IN MEDICINE Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa

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 2, 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 2 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Androscoggin One Price Clothing Co.
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    Lewiston, Me.

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    Troy, Vermont, USA (North Troy) (Missisquoi)


    BOSTON, August 2d. - A special to the Journal from Newport, Vt., says the express train of the Southeastern Railroad, from here to Montreal was derailed three miles from North Troy, and the whole train wrecked. Two parlor cars, one baggage and one passenger car and a new engine made a complete wreck. A lady from Derby was fatally injured, and some fourteen others seriously qurt{sic}. Fred. Tierce of Stanstead, Quebec, and his servant were very badly hurt. Some of the injured were brought here,... Read MORE...

    San Francisco Bulletin -  San Francisco, California -  August 2, 1883

    Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA

    1900 - Gas Plant Burns. Gas and Electric Light Plants Destroyed Early Monday Morning.

    At 2:30 Monday morning the round building covering the gas holder at the gas and electric light works was discovered to be in flames. The building was a frame structure and was a mere shell to protect the big inverted tank from the elements, and it took but a short time for the building to be enveloped in fire in all its parts. The fire appears to have caught on the south side of the structure, and its origin seems to be unknown. No light or fire was ever used about the building and there is... Read MORE...

    Aberdeen Weekly News -  Aberdeen, South Dakota -  August 2, 1900

    Conway, Massachusetts, USA

    1894 - August 2 - TWENTY-SIX FIRES. Much Property Belonging to One Family Burned - Charges.

    Conway, Mass., August 2. - Mrs. Susan J. Taylor, of Walpole, is under arrest, charged with attempted incendiarism. The insurance companies allege that there have been within a few years, no less than twenty-six fires in property owned by the family of which Mrs. Taylor is a member.

    A little more than a year ago George and Brice McDowell, brothers of Mrs. Taylor, came here and bought a grist mill. Some time after a barn they owned burned and $850 insurance was paid. This fire, the McDowells... Read MORE...

    The Indianapolis News -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  August 2, 1894


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Cider Cake - One cup sugar, half a cup of butter, one egg well beaten, one large cup of cider, one teaspoonful of soda, flour sufficient to make it as thick as pound cake. One cup of raisins can be added if desired.

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    June 28, 1898

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    Casper, Wyoming, USA

    1891 - FOUR LIVES LOST AT CASPER. A Swollen Creek Washes Away the Camps of Pleasure Seekers.

    CASPER, Wyoming, Aug 1 - Four, and possibly more lives were lost by a cloudburst on Casper Mountain, at the head of Garden Creek, last night.

    The creek is about seven miles long from mouth to source, and is lined with camps. Near the head of the creek is a Summer resort, frequented by local picnic parties. The first thing the flood reached was the pleasure resort at the head of Garden Creek. At this point all the buildings were crushed and swept away, and the original site of the hotel at... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 2, 1891


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    A lady will always dress plainly when traveling. A gay dress, or finery of any sort, when in a boat, stage, or car, lays a woman open to the most severe misconstruction.
    Salinas, California, USA


    SALINAS CITY, AUGUST 2d.--At two o'clock this morning the watchman discovered the Empire Mill in Flames. The fire had made such headway that it has impossible for the fire department to save anything. It was undoubtedly the act of an incendiary, who did his work well, as one of the proprietors, who with his family lives a house just outside of the mill yard, was not aroused till the bell rang the alarm. The mill and machinery are a total loss. The building was owned by Brown Bros. of Prescott,... Read MORE...

    San Francisco Bulletin -  San Francisco, California -  August 2, 1883

    1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient


    Changes Method Of War On Germs; Pales "Glory" Of Sulfa

    By Howard W. Blakeslee
    NEW YORK, Aug. 2. - (AP) - A new era in medicine, the conquest of germs by interfering with their eating and digestion, is sweeping through the military hospital of America and England.

    The sulfa drugs started it, but the realization is coming through a newer and more successful remedy, penicillin.

    The difference between the new era and the old is the difference between... Read MORE...

    The Bee -  Danville, Virginia -  August 2, 1943

    Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

    1890 - Tornado

    A Number of Lives Lost, Many Persons Killed and Injured and Hundreds of Houses Razed to the Ground - The Victims.

    LAWRENCE, Mass., July 27. - A cyclone, equaling in destructive power those so frequently reported from Western communities visited the suburbs of South Lawrence at about fifteen minutes past two o'clock yesterday forenoon, and in fifteen minutes had killed six people; seriously injured fifteen; slightly injured twenty; cut a swath through a thickly populated section two hundred... Read MORE...

    The Rolla New Era -  Missouri -  August 2, 1890

    Grondines, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Grondines)

    1828 - Wreck of Steamboats

    From the Montreal Gazette.

    On Thursday morning, about 3 o'clock, the Steamboats Lady of the Lake, on her way to Quebec, and the Chambly, on her voyage up, ran foul of each other opposite Grondines. The guard and part of the deck on the starboard bow of the Chambly were broken, when the boats first came in contact. The Lady of the Lake then swung round, struck the starboard quarter of the Chambly, broke two of the stauncheons and the small boat that hung on the davids. We have not heard the... Read MORE...

    National Gazette -  Pennsylvania -  August 2, 1828

    1878  The Stamford Murder.
    John Dailey, the hotel keeper who murdered the agent scissors grinder, James Patrick Spellman, at Stamford, the 20th, was arraigned the 22d, on charge of murder. He waived the reading of the warrant and plead not guilty to the charge. The evidence against him was very strong, and he was finally committed to the county jail to await the action of the grand jury on the second Monday of January next. The chief witness, Nellie Grant, was also committed to jail in default of $100 bail. The other...

    St Albans Weekly Messanger
    St Albans, Vermont

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    1849  Fire in Benson
    We learn that on Friday afternoon, at about one o'clock, a conflagration commenced in Benson near the Lake Shore, from the burning of a fallow claring, which swept of large tracts of partially cleared land, destroying timber, fuel, and other outdoor property, to a considerable amoutn - mostly belonging to Mr. Wilcox of Orwell, Mr. Adams of Benson, Mr. Gurley of Putnam, N. Y. At the date of our information (Saturday) the conflagration was still spreading, and its termination difficult to be...

    St Albans Messenger
    St Albans, Vermont

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    WEST WRENTHAM, Mass., Aug. 1 . - The village of Diamond Hill in Cumberland, just over the line in Rhode Island, is terrorized by a gang of laborers employed on the Pawtucket Water Reservoir building at that place. Citizens do not dare to go out after dark without being armed. Men have been knocked down and robbed, buildings broken into, and other barbarous acts committed. The place is without police protection.

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
    Brooklyn, New York

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    1858  August 2 - 1st mailboxes installed in Boston & NYC streets

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    1900  A Gasoline Explosion.
    A gasoline stove exploded in the house of William Strobele, on Otter street, Tuesday noon and set fire to the kitchen room. Councilmen Headley and Rothengerger, who were near, extinguished the flames before any material damage was done.

    The Bucks County Gazette
    Bristol, Pennsylvania

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    1910  George Westinghouse
    New York, Aug. 1 - Almost on the eve of the annual election of officers of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing company Wall street was surprised to get word of a fresh attack on the present management by President George Westinghouse, who is now at his country place at Lenox, Massachusetts...

    The San Bernadino County Sun
    San Bernadino, California

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    America - Did you know?

     Cherry Pit Spitting - Michigan - 2018 will be the 45th year of the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship, held at the Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Michigan. It's simple – eat the cherry and spit the pip as far as you can. Contestants aren't...Read MORE...


    Quebec - Did you know?

     In early Quebec, French-Canadian women were dressed in a mantua, and an elegant headdress known as a "fontange", whereas men wore breeches and waist-length jackets, while voyageurs wore high-crowned felt hats decorated with ostrich feathers.

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    Easthampton Rubber Thread Co., From Williston Ave.

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    Plain Dealer
    November 16, 1896

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