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Monday, November 6, 2023


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 14, 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 14 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Globe Corset Company, Worcester, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898

    Visit Worcester, Massachusetts, USA!

    Keene, New Hampshire, USA

    1854 - Storm

    THE STORM of last week was very severe with us, but much more so in other parts. At Manchester several unfinished buildings were blown down. At Keene and in that vicinity much damage was done. - Several barns and sheds were unroofed, chimnies and trees were blown down. At Northumberland in this State, according to the Lancaster Democrat, the gale was tremendous. The bridge across the Connecticut covered, and 300 feet in length, was literally lifted up and set down upon the river below, where it ... Read MORE...

    The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  December 14, 1854


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Mock Duck Take a pound of beefsteak; salt and pepper; prepare a dressing as for turkey; lay in the steak; sew up; lay two or three slices of fat pork upon it and roast; baste often and you cannot tell it from duck.
    1924  December 14 - The temperature at Helena, MT, plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero.

    Visit Helena, Montana, USA!

    1782  December 14 - Charleston, SC evacuated by British

    Visit Charleston, South Carolina, USA!

    Buffalo, Dec. 14 - Fire this morning destroyed the Arcade building on Main street, including ROBINSON Musee, SHEAS music hall and several stores, including YENXA'S large grocery. The loss is estimated at three-quarters of a million. A number of people were sleeping in the Musee and barely escaped with their lives. The burned buildings occupied half a square in the business heart of the city. The fire originated in an explosion in an engine room.

    Racine Daily Journal
    Racine, Wisconsin

    Visit Buffalo, New York, USA!

    1892  Fire at Battle Creek.
    BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Dec. 13. - Special Telegram - Fire in William C. Gage & Sons' Railroad and Job Printing House to-night damaged the electrotype foundry, but was confined to the fourth story. The machinery and printing supplies were saved with little damage. The foundry and bindery are a total loss, but fully insured.

    The Inter Ocean
    Chicago, Illinois

    Visit Battle Creek, Michigan, USA!

    1837  December 14 - Patriots crushed by British troops at Saint-Eustache, Que.
    During the battle of Saint-Eustache on 14 December 1837, the church was burned and the following day Saint-Benoît was ransacked and many houses destroyed despite having surrendered. 2010/ 10/ deux-montagnes.html

    Visit Saint-Eustache, Québec, Canada!


    America - Did you know?

     February 22, 1819 - Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     French Canadians celebrate Dollard Day on the Monday preceding May 25. The day honors a seventeenth-century French war hero. On that same day, the rest of Canada celebrates Victoria Day in honor of Britain's Queen Victoria.

    Picture of the Day

    Visit Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA!

    Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

    Glimpse of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. from Shore Drive, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, Conn.

    When Baby is About to Walk
    Procure a pair of ANKLE SUPPORTERS

    R. H. Golden
    South Norwalk, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898

    Visit Norwalk, Connecticut, USA (Rowayton) (South Norwalk) (East Norwalk)!

    Died December 14


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