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Monday, November 6, 2023

December 22 News - 1954 - NO SCRAMBLING - Eggs Taken Out Safely During Fire.

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 22, 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 22 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Amarillo, Texas, USA

    1954 - Fire at Amarillo Destroys Theater, Routs Hotel Guests.

    AMARILLO, Texas, (AP) -- Fire destroyed a theater here Tuesday and routed 10 guests in an adjoining second-floor hotel.

    Firemen said the blaze apparently smouldered for hours before flames burst through the roof of the Capitol Theater, one of Amarillo's oldest.

    The roof collapsed and spread the blaze to the seats below.

    There were no reported injuries.

    An Amarillo newsboy reported the fire at 4:19 a.m. It was out of control before fire companies arrived.

    Guests in the hotel said...

    Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  December 22, 1954

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    1954 - NO SCRAMBLING - Eggs Taken Out Safely During Fire.

    Staff Special to The News.

    IRVING, Texas. - Workmen carted out 28 cases - or 840 dozen - eggs without scrambling a one Tuesday when fire broke out in the candling house of the Johnson Poultry Company on Pecan Road.

    County Fire Marshal Hal Hood said the fire apparently resulted from a cigarette or match thrown in a trash pile outside the building.

    Damage was estimated at $800. He said about $500 damage was to the building and the remainder to machinery and paper egg cartons inside. He... Read MORE...

    Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  December 22, 1954

    New Milford, Connecticut, USA


    NEW MILFORD, Conn., Dec. 21. - Fire to-day in Ingleside School, a large and fashionable seminary for girls, conducted by Mrs. William D. Black, caused damage estimated at $40,000.

    The servants were the only persons in the building when the fire broke out, the students and instructors of the seminary being away on their Christmas vacations. Mrs. Black, who conducts the school, was in New York. Over 100 students are registered at the school, and the damage to the articles in their rooms cannot ... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 22, 1902

    Danbury, Connecticut, USA


    DANBURY, Conn., Dec. 21. - A fire bug got in some effective work here Saturday night and Sunday morning, kindling two extensive fires. The first destroyed the lumber yard of Osborne Brothers at White and Canal Streets and six loaded freight cars on a siding of the Housatonic Road adjoining, and partly destroyed the Housatonic freight house. Osborne Brothers lose $26,000 and the Housatonic Railway Company about $10,000.

    The second fire occurred at 2 o'clock this morning and totally destroyed... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 22, 1890

    Medford, Massachusetts, USA


    Medford, Mass., Dec. 21. - A Medford-bound electric car, leaving Boston at 6 o'clock, ran into an inward-bound car that left Medford Square at 6:30 this morning. There was a dense fog prevailing at the time. The cars came together with a crash that demolished the fronts of both.

    The following were injured:
    BUNNELL, WILLIAM H., aged thirty-five; right leg broken and body bruised.
    BUTTKIN, LOUIS H., bruised and cut.
    CARLSON, THOMAS H., compound fracture of the right ankle; injured... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 22, 1895


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     1770: Boston Massacre: British troops fire into a mob, killing five men and leading to intense public protests.


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     Among Catholics, It is said that reciting one thousand Hail Marys on December 24 would ensure obtaining a special favour. While preparing the réveillon for Christmas Eve, therefore, mothers would recite their one thousand Hail Marys without fail for ...Read MORE...

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