Saturday, October 9, 2021

1936 - October 9 - The Hoover Dam Produces Electricity

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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October 9, 1936
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Coleman & Remington
Photographie Studio
25 Westminster St.
Providence, R.I.

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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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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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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream Cheese - Put three pints of milk to a half pint of cream, warm and put in a little...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 12, 1882

Cook Ely
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Racine, Wisconsin

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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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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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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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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Whatever language a person uses, he should speak it in its greatest purity , and according to the...Read MORE...



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

 America - Did you know? In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the U.S. into the “United States of the Earth.”

 Quebec - Did you know? In Canada, there is a belief that on Christmas Eve, the dead rise up from their graves and kneel at ...Read MORE...



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View from Page Hill (Paige Hill)

A.B. Cross
Photographic Studio
256 1/2 Essex St.
Salem, Mass.

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Died October 9

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