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1903 - December 30 – Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago kills 600

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January 1898

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Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

1916 - ENDS LIFE IN POTOMAC - Edwin Coobs, Watertown, Mass., Victim of Nervous Troubles
Arrived With Specialist En Route to Florida and Vanished from Hotel. Body Found Two Hours Later.

The body of Edwin Coombs, 50 years old, librarian, of Watertown, Mass., was recovered from the... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  December 30, 1916

Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1886 - Ten Buildings in Ruins at Greensburg, Pa. - A Tannery Consumed - Minor Burnings.

GREENSBURG, Pa., Dec. 29. - A conflagration at Greensburg, Westmoreland County, this morning, destroyed one of the finest blocks in the city, and for several hours... Read MORE...

The Daily Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  December 30, 1886

Westport, Massachusetts, USA (Westport Point)

1911  Duck Hunters Drown

Westport, Mass., Dec. 29 - The drowning of three men who left their homes here yesterday afternoon to go duck hunting became known today. A searching party today found their boat floating, bottom up.

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  December 30, 1911

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

To make a Pork Pie.

Take a loin, neck, or any nice part, an equal quantity of fat and lean pork, ...Read MORE...

The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, 1796
Flint, Michigan, USA

1936 - General Motors Strike
December 30 - Spurred by an unfounded rumor that work is going to be transferred to plants with weak union support, autoworkers begin a spontaneous sit-down strike at General Motors Corporation (GMC) ... Read MORE... resources/state-history-timeline/ michigan.html
December 30, 1936

What Tooth Brush? The Prophylactic of Course
Florence Manufacturing Company
110 Pine Street, Florence, Mass.

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January 1898

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1903 - December 30 – Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago kills 600
A safety standard for theaters and public buildings rises from the ashes of the Iroquois Theater (in Chicago), where more than 600 people were killed... Henceforth, all theater exits had to be... Read MORE... politics/chi-chicagodays- iroquoisfire-story,0,6395565.story
December 30, 1903

Milford, Massachusetts, USA

1867 - Destructive Fire at Milford
WORCESTER, Mass., Sunday, Dec. 29. A fire occurred in Milford, on Saturday afternoon, which consumed a barn containing fifteen tons of hay, a large quantity of grain, eleven cattle and three sheep,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 30, 1867

West Haven, Connecticut, USA

1893 - INCENDIARY FIRES IN WEST HAVEN. The Fire Department of the Town Was Kept Busy for Several Hours.
NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 29. - Two incendiary fires in West Haven to-night kept the Fire Department busy for several hours. The first consumed a barn owned by the late George Kelsey. By extinguishing a ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 30, 1893

1924  December 30 – Astronomer Edwin Hubble announces that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe

1862  December 30 – The USS Monitor sinks in storm in the Atlantic off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

 America - Did you know? In 1607, Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, was established by the...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? Habitants spent the wintertime cleaning and repairing tools and tending the animals. In spring they ...Read MORE...

Elspeth Deir et al., Canada: The story of our heritage, Grade 7 (Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2000)
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January 1898

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