Sunday, October 31, 2021

1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated

1938 - October 30 – Orson Welles' radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds is broadcast, causing panic in various parts of the United States.
Martian Men Attack U.S.! Thousands Flee in Panic!! But Twas Only Wells and Welles

By Charles A. Grumich
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The Delta Democrat-Times -  Greenville, Mississippi -  October 31, 1938
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Wa-Hoo Blood and Nerve Tonic
Made in Detroit, MI

The label boasts it to be "a positive cure for blood rheumatism, blood disorders, stomach troubles, liver and kidney complaint, sick headache, malaria, indigestion, dyspepsia, constipation, catarrah of the stomach, nervousness, skin diseases, salt rheum, scrofula and neuralgia."

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1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
MANY STATES TO DEDICATE HIGHWAY
New Route Across Continent Will Be Inaugurated With Many Celebrations in Towns Touched by It.
New York, Oct. 31. - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the new direct... Read MORE...

El Paso Herald -  El Paso, Texas -  October 31, 1913
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Watertown, New York, USA

1868 - A Watertown, N. Y., dispatch, October 21st says:
An extensive fraud is being perpetrated throughout the country, and especially in the West, by negotiating forged drafts purporting to be drawn by the banking house of Howard & Baker, of Watertown,... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 31, 1868
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Celery on Toast - Trim the roots and cut to the same length (about six inches) three heads...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., February 1, 1882

St. Andrews Wine of Life Root, Female Regulator for Women
Made in Bristol, TN

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1902 - BIG FIRE IN MINNEAPOLIS.
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 30. - Fire to-night destroyed the six-story building occupied by the Minneapolis Paper Company and owned by J. C. Oswald & Co. The stock of the paper company, known also as Wright,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 31, 1902
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Savannah, Georgia, USA

1891- Brick Works Burned.
SAVANNAH, Oct. 28.- The Liberty Manufacturing Company's brick works, forty-eight miles from here on the Savannah, Florida and Western railroad burned the day before yesterday. Loss $40,000; insurance ... Read MORE...

The Macon Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  October 31, 1891
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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

1891 - Mangled to Death.
BIRMINGHAM, Oct. 29. - At the State Fair grounds today S. E. Gambee jumped from a dummy before it stopped. He slipped and fell between the car and the platform and was mangled to death in the... Read MORE...

The Macon Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  October 31, 1891
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New Milford, Connecticut, USA

1893 - Fire
NEW-MILFORD, Conn., Oct. 30. - A large barn in Washington, owned by William Wadsworth of New York, was burned last night, with a ton of tobacco, farming tools, and hay. Loss, $3,000; building... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 31, 1893
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1918  October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.

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1892  October 31 – The first collection of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories from The Strand Magazine, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, is published in London.

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1868  Hans Christian Andersen, the celebrated Danish poet, says he has never had an income of more than six hundred dollars a year.
So limited is the sale of books in Denmark that even the most successful works pay but little profit to their authors.

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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
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Lydia Estes Pinkham (February 9, 1819 – May 17, 1883) was an iconic concocter and shrewd marketer of a commercially successful herbal-alcoholic "women's tonic" meant to relieve menstrual and menopausal pains. Although Pinkham's Vegetable Compound sold well to the general public, it was regarded by health experts as quackery... wikipedia

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Friday, October 29, 2021

1870 - A lady in Fairhaven, Mass., in making a bed a few mornings since, after turning it over felt something move inside the ticking...


Wm. Smith, Manufacturer of Patent Water Closets
Jackson Foundry, No. 523 Jackson Street, Between Montgomery and Kearny, San Francisco, 1871

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Cobleskill, New York, USA

1892 - NARROW ESCAPE OF A TRAIN. COACHES SCRAPE ALONG A WRECK NEAR COBLESKILL STATION.
BINGHAMTON, Oct. 28 - The Delaware and Hudson train No. 3, which leaves Albany at 4:25 P.M., narrowly escaped a wreck this afternoon near the Cobleskill Station. Engineer Whitaker had just pulled out ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 29, 1892
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Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).
In the 1920s, the stock market was rapidly growing. Many investors hoped to quickly get rich.

The Great Crash affected everyone, even those who had not bought stocks. People ran to their banks to... Read MORE...

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - A lady in Fairhaven, Mass., in making a bed a few mornings since, after turning it over felt something move inside the ticking.
She called for help, and found a large adder about two feet in length and an inch in diameter coiled away in it. The snake probably crawled into the house in the day time, and had been in the bed the ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 29, 1870
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

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The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 23, 1881
Sioux City, Iowa, USA

1912 - FATAL STREET CAR WRECK.
SIOUX CITY, Ia., Oct. 28. - Charles Kemp, a street car conductor, was killed and 15 passengers injured tonight at Fourth and Division streets when a Burlington engine struck the car in the center. It ... Read MORE...

The Idaho Daily Statesman -  Boise, Idaho -  October 29, 1912
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Peabody, Massachusetts, USA

1915 - 21 Children Die In School Fire
Flames Sweep Through Peabody, Mass., Building, Turning Fire Drill Into Panic.
Pupils Heaped At Door
Little Cripple Trips and Comrades Fall Over Her-nearly All the Victims Are Girls.
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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 29, 1915
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

1908 - CAR CLIMBS BUILDING NINE PERSONS NEAR DEATH JUMPS TRACK AND CRASHES INTO DRUG STORE, TERRIFYING PASSENGERS AND WAKING EVERY ONE IN NEIGHBORHOOD.
Nine persons escaped death in a manner little short of miraculous at 11 00 o’clock last night, when Garfield car No. 438 left the tracks at Lincoln lane and East street and crashed into the building... Read MORE...

The Indianapolis Star -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  October 29, 1908
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1727  October 29 - Severe earthquake in New England

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1945  October 29 - At Gimbels Department Store in New York City, the first ballpoint pens go on sale at $12.50 each.

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PERRY DAVIS' PAIN KILLER
IT HAS STOOD THE TEST OF FORTY YEARS' TRIAL.
PERRY DAVIS & SON, Proprietors, Providence, R.I.

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized


E. J. Deloira
Optician and Eye Specialist 30 Years Experience
Successor to A. F. Deslauiers
12 Prospect Street, Webster, Mass.

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1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:
The United States Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. (Wikipedia)

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The Cincinnati Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  October 28, 1919
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Butte County, California, USA

1875  The Butte (Cal.) Mercury tells of a band of sheep being brought down from the mountains and turned into a wheat field.

Over one hundred head died in one night from eating wheat and drinking water. The wheat swelled to such an extent that the stomach was completely torn apart.

Fayetteville Observer -  Fayetteville, Tennessee -  October 28, 1875
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Jelly Cake

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Newark, New Jersey, USA

1905 - FIVE WOMEN BADLY BURNED. TWO OF THEM MAY DIE FROM THEIR INJURIES.
Newark, N.J., Oct. 28. - Five women were badly burned, two of them probably fatally, in a fire which destroyed the hardware factory of M. Gould Sons & Co. at night.

The injured are:
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Daily Telegram -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  October 28, 1905
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Nicholas Gilles
Dealer in Staple Fancy Groceries
61 Main Street
Webster, Mass.

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Great Falls, Montana, USA

1891 - FOUR KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Oct. 27. - A party who arrived in town from the end of the Pacific extension of the Great Northern brought the news of an accident there, the result of which is appalling. Four... Read MORE...

The Daily Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  October 28, 1891
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Eastport, Maine, USA

1864 - Disastrous Fire at Eastport, Me.
A fire broke out at half past 1, Sunday morning, on Union wharf, Eastport, Me., and continued until 8, consuming all the business part of the town. About fifty places of business were destroyed,... Read MORE...

The Vermont Phoenix -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  October 28, 1864
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Lexington, Kentucky, USA

1905 - TWELVE PERSONS ARE INJURED. RAILROAD TRAIN HURLED FROM A BRIDGE INTO A CREEK.
Lexington, Ky., Oct. 28 - Passengers on the Louisville Southern train No. 9, due here at 7 p.m., had a narrow escape when the train was hurled from a bridge seven miles from here into a creek forty... Read MORE...

Daily Telegram -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  October 28, 1905
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

A seeming ignorance is very often a most neces
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Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
Bristol, Connecticut, USA

1887 - A FATAL EXPLOSION
Three Men Killed, Two Wounded, and a Building Set on Fire.

E. C. WILSDON left his japan oven, at SESSIONS & SONS foundry, Bristol, Conn., in the room where a dozen men and boys were at work, to go ... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  October 28, 1887
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1726  October 28 - "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London

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1868  October 28 – Thomas Edison applies for his first patent, the electric vote recorder.

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1858  October 28 – Macy's department store, founded by R.H. Macy, opens for business in New York.

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Wrentham Sq., 1908

Charles L. Holt
Books, School Books, Stationery, Wrapping Paper, Paper Bags and Twine.
Circulating Library in Connection with Store.
Agent for Tri Rose Extract.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed

1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie enters the Grand Canal and proceeded to the city of New York; a distance of 500 miles. - All doubts, ... Read MORE...

The Evening Post -  New York, New York -  October 26, 1825
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1882 ad
J. & W. Booth
Furniture & Coffin Warerooms
Paints of all kinds
paper Hangings, Curtain Fixtures, Frames, &c.
Alden's Block, Globe Village

1882 Massachusetts City Directory - Webster and Southbridge (MA)

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1888 - September 4 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak, and receives a patent for his camera which uses roll film.
Wannamaker's
Philadelphia, Friday, October 26, 1888.
The Kodak Camera is the latest photographic novelty; 100 pictures without a stop. Anybody can do it. To-morrow (Saturday) from 2 to 5 P.M. we... Read MORE...

The Times -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  October 26, 1888
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1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express Company at this place to stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as the California line is... Read MORE...

Daily Nashville Patriot -  Nashville, Tennesee -  October 26, 1861
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Farnham, Québec, Canada (Saint-Romuald-de-Farnham)

1916 - HOSPITAL FIRE FATAL TO ELEVEN. ST. ELIZABETH'S HOSPITAL AT FARNHAM, QUEBEC, DESTROYED. FIRE ESCAPES INADEQUATE.
INVESTIGATION WILL START IMMEDIATELY TO DETERMINE RESPONSIBILITY - TWENTY-FIVE CHILDREN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN LEAPING FROM THE BUILDING.

Farnham, Quebec, Oct., 26. - (AP) - Six adults and five... Read MORE...

Sheboygan Journal -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  October 26, 1916
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Egg Plant - elect the large purple kind and one which feels firm; cut it crosswise...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 12, 1881
Burlington, Vermont, USA

1852 - Fire at Burlington, Vt.
BURLINGTON, Monday, Oct. 25. A fire broke out here at 12 o'clock last night, destroying Weaver's clothing store, Barrow's dry goods store, Stephens & Durkee's drug store, and S. M. Weed's dwelling.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 26, 1852
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Eldredge & Adams
Monumental Works
Rockville, Conn.

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Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

1853 - Steam-Boiler Explosion - Two Lives Lost, Several Wounded.
Special Correspondence of the N. Y. Daily Times.

PROVIDENCE, Tuesday, Oct. 25.- The steam-boiler in SCHROEDER'S Print Works, in Smithfield, burst about 8 o'clock this morning, with a terrible... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 26, 1853
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Milford, New Hampshire, USA

1865 - Drowning
Mr. Ephraim Crosby, a son of Rufus Crosby of Milford, was drowned last week. He was subject to fits, and having gone out for chestnuts, stopped at a brook, and probably in a fit fell in and was... Read MORE...

New-Hampshire Sentinel -  Keene, New Hampshire -  October 26, 1865
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1881  October 26 – The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurs in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.

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The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Presbyterian Church, 1911

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Dealer in
Fine Boots & Shoes
196 Essex Street, Salem

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Monday, October 25, 2021

1905 - PIRATE DRUGGED HIM. Arrested Shipmate Tells Strange Story of Sloop Dorado

1940 - Engine House Interior is Being Redecorated
E. C. Feige of Clement street, who was given the contract for painting both the exterior and the interior of the engine house on State street, is decorating the entire interior. Yesterday both pieces ... Read MORE...

The North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  Fri., October 25, 1940
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Elmira, New York, USA

1884 - Mr. P. Sexton, of Elmira, N.Y., will soon have a new eyelid.
Mr. Sexton, as will be remembered, was the engineer of the train that rain through a sea of burning oil near Bradford, Pa., last January. He was severely burned. Parts of his nose and ears are gone,... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 25, 1884
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1842 - COPPER MINE IN RHODE ISLAND
A rich Copper Mine has been opened at Cumberland, R. I. - Within the last week fifteen tons of ore have been shipped for Boston, from the mine, commenced this season, and worked by four men only. The ... Read MORE...

The Evening Post -  New York, New York -  October 25, 1842
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

1906 - SEVEN DEAD, TWO INJURED. EXPLOSION IN COAL MINE OF CAMBRIA STEEL CO. MANAGEMENT BELIEVES GAS WAS FIRED BY THE SETTING OFF OF A BLAST.
Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 25. - An explosion occurred in the Cambria Steel Co.'s coal mine here, in which seven men were killed and two severely injured.

The management of the company says in an... Read MORE...

Daily Free Press -  Carbondale, Illinois -  October 25, 1906
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Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada (Assumption) (Sandwich) (Walkerville)

1960 - BLAST TOPPLES WALL OF STORE; SIX ARE KILLED.
Windsor, Ont. - AP - Six persons were reported killed and at least 50 injured in an explosion that collapsed a department store in downtown Windsor today.

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The Modesto Bee and News-Herald -  Modesto, California -  October 25, 1960
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Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - EAST PEPPERELLS BIG FIRE. A SHOE FACTORY AND A NUMBER OF SMALLER BUILDINGS BURNED.
EAST PEPPERELL, Mass., Oct.24. - A big fire was discovered this morning at 2 o'clock in the shoe factory of Leighton Brothers, and soon the whole building was ablaze. A high wind was blowing and the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 25, 1890
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Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA*

1895 - RAILROAD WRECKS. FOUR MEN WERE KILLED AND MANY INJURED.
The Engineer Responsible For the N. Y. N. H. and H. Road Accident - A Broken Axle Causes the Wreck on the Pennsylvania Road.

Hyde Park, Mass., Oct. 25 - A rear end collision occurred here on the... Read MORE...

Ticonderoga Sentinel  -  New York -  October 25, 1895
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Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)

A reporter visits Westport in 1900 investigating the Jessie Cobb murder
Westport lies between Bath and Boothbay Harbor, and is the
first stopping place out of the former city. When the little
steamboat drew up to the wharf there was no human being, and
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Lewiston Evening Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  October 25, 1900
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never eat every morsel that is upon your plate; and surely no lady will ever scrape her plate, or...Read MORE...



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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1905 - PIRATE DRUGGED HIM. Arrested Shipmate Tells Strange Story of Sloop Dorado.
Special to The New York Times.

NEWPORT, Oct. 24. - The arrest of Otto Steifel in Providence to-day proved of great importance in clearing up the mystery about the sloop Dorado and the plunder... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 25, 1905
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1868  Kerosene Explosion
Mary Cannon and a daughter of John Eagan, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, were burned to death on the 15th by the explosion of kerosene.

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Riverdale Road
West Springfield, Mass.

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Sunday, October 24, 2021

1904 - Town Stricken With Diphtheria


P. H. Powers, Webster, Mass.

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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1904 - Town Stricken With Diphtheria
Southbridge, Mass., Oct. 24. - An epidemic of diphtheria prevails in Southbridge to an extent that alarms the members of the board of health, who will appeal to the state board for help in stamping... Read MORE...

Pittston Gazette -  Pittston, Pennsylvania -  October 24, 1904
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Waterville, Maine, USA

1889 - EXPLOSION. Gas Works Destroyed in Maine. A FATAL EXPLOSION. A Gashouse Explodes at Waterville, Maine, This Morning.
WATERVILLE (Me.), Oct. 24. - At 7 o'clock this morning the gashouse of the Lockwood Cotton Mills exploded lifting the roof from the building, which took fire.

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The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  October 24, 1889
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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1877 - President Hayes Endorsed
President Hayes was endorsed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on Thursday evening, by an immense assembly of citizens, and in the exercises leading republicans equally shared. The soul of the great... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  October 24, 1877
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Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

1866 - A Canadian Duel
A Montreal paper gives an account of a duel that recently took place between a lieutenant in a Montreal militia corps and a clerk residing at St. Hyacinthe. It appears that the clerk and some of his... Read MORE...

Semi-Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  October 24, 1866
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Responsibilities of Wealthy Women
Waterville, Maine, USA

1917 - SPECTACULAR FIRE THREATENS WHOLE NORTH END WATERVILLE
900 Canoes and Two Large Ice Houses Burn Two Dwellings Damaged by Flames Two Alarms Sounded and Firemen Have Hard Fight

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Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  October 24, 1917
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1931  October 24 – The George Washington Bridge across the Hudson River in the United States is dedicated; it opens to traffic the following day. At 3,500 feet (1,100 m), it nearly doubles the previous record for the longest main span in the world.

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1938  October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

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1901  October 24 – Michigan schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survives.

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1836  October 24 – The earliest United States patent for a phosphorus friction match is granted to Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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1939  October 24 – Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time anywhere in Wilmington, Delaware.

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North Sea Bathing Beach

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Druggist and Apothecary
Cor. Main and Central Sts., Southbridge, Mass.

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