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Monday, November 6, 2023

December 10 News - 1869 - Wyoming territorial legislature gives women the right to vote, the first such law in the world.

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 December 10, 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 December 10 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Hayfield of Joshua T. Durfee, Tiverton, R.I., which was seeded down four years ago with Hubbard's "Bone Base" Fertilizers. Last Spring it cut, first crop, over four tons of hay per acre. Remember, it was dry.

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    Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug) (Fabyan) (Mechanicsville)

    1927 - Auditors Find Deficit in North Grosvenordale Books

    NORTH GROSVENORDALE, Dec. 9. - (By Associated Press.) An official report of the auditors, which has been awaited by townspeople for the past six weeks, was filed with the local board of selectmen yesterday, showing that former town treasurer and Clerk Dyer S. Elliot was short $11,605.94 in his accounts at the time of his resignation, a few weeks ago... George E. Whitney, member of the selectmen board, said that the town has been reimbursed for the full amount by Mr. Elliot, although no interest ... Read MORE...

    The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  December 10, 1927

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    They Had Broken Through the Ice, at New Hartford.

    Special to The New York Times.

    WINSTED, Conn., Dec. 9. - After a terrible struggle that lasted fifteen minutes in water crested with broken ice, three brothers, Edmund, aged 19, Bennett, 14, and Joseph Moran, 12, of New Hartford, were saved from drawing in the Farmington River in that town late yesterday afternoon through Miss Margaret Corcoran. She was driving, and noticing the three struggling in a hole in the river, whipped up her horse ... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 10, 1905

    1901  December 10 – The first Nobel Prize ceremony is held in Stockholm on the fifth anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death.

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    1898  December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
    On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved as the United States took over much of Spain's overseas holdings. Puerto Rico and Guam were ceded to the United States, the Philippines were bought for $20 million, and Cuba became a U.S. protectorate. Philippine insurgents who fought against Spanish rule during the war immediately turned their guns against the new occupiers, and 10 times more U.S. troops died...

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    1869  December 10 – The Wyoming territorial legislature gives women the right to vote, the first such law in the world.
    In 1869, Wyoming’s territorial legislature declared that “every woman of the age of twenty-one years, residing in this territory, may at every election…cast her vote.” Though Congress lobbied hard against it, Wyoming’s women kept their right to vote when the territory became a state in 1890.

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    America - Did you know?

     American Indians were not made citizens of the U.S. until Congress acted in 1924.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Habitants spent the wintertime cleaning and repairing tools and tending the animals. In spring they planted crops, took animals to pasture, and fixed fences. They ploughed the land with a team of oxen, then seeded it. They also cultivated a...Read MORE...

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

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    C. W. V. Model Gift Home of 1952
    Bay 8th St. and Cropsey Ave.
    Brooklyn, N.Y.
    FREE - Public Inspection - FREE
    Daily 2:00 to 10:30 P.M.

    Valued at $40,000.00, completely furnished with plot and Free and Clear of all encumbrances, this beautiful 7-room model gift home, with finished attic and basement with recreation room and including a 1952 auto-mobile. This home equipped with carrier "Year-round" Air Conditioning by Kool Air Co., is being presented as a major feature of the kings county chapter catholic war veterans, U.S.A., in connection with the kings county home show of 1952 at the hotel St. George, Clark and Henry Streets, Brooklyn, N. Y., September 29th Thru October 3rd. The model gift home will be open for free public inspection daily, 2:00 to 10:30 p.m., June 14th until October 3rd. Official Hostesses in Charge. Located at bay 8th Street and Cropsey Avenue (Two blocks from belt parkway - bay 8th street exit), Brooklyn, N. Y.

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    Died December 10


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