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Monday, November 6, 2023

December 27 News - 1898 - Christmas in East Lyme

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 27, 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 27 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

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    Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA


    Fayetteville, N.C. (AP) - A tornado struck near Fayetteville, N. C., Saturday and the Weather Bureau issued a severe weather warning that included North Carolina and South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia.
    The severe weather warning included the possibility of tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail and locally damaging winds from 1 to 7 p.m. along a 60-mile swath extending from Atlanta to 30 miles north of Florence, S.C.

    The Weather Bureau said the tornadoes were spawned by the unseasonably warm... Read MORE...

    Gastonia Gazette -  North Carolina -  December 27, 1964

    Camden, New Jersey, USA


    (By Associated Press.)
    Camden, N. J., Dec. 27. - Three persons were killed and seventeen injured in a collision on the elevated tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad just outside the station here today, with a Pemberton accommodation train ran into the rear of an Atlantic City express. A heavy fog was the principal cause of the accident.

    The dead are:
    C. H. BROWN, Moorestown.
    J. L. GARBARINI, Mt. Holly.
    T. K. WEBSTER, Merchantville.

    The injured are:
    ROBERT CLARKE, Merchantville,...

    Middletown Daily Times-Press -  Middletown, New York -  December 27, 1907


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    German Puffs - One pint of milk, four eggs; five spoonful of flour; bake in cups fifteen or twenty minutes. Beat butter and sugar till they are light, and you will have a nice sauce for the puffs.

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    Trans-Canada Air Lines

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    Detroit, Michigan, USA


    Detroit Has Spectacular Fire Which Does $250,000 Damage to Michigan Central Railway.

    Detroit, Mich., Dec. 26.- A spectacular fire, starting from a cause undetermined, swept through the main depot of the Michigan Central Railway here this afternoon. The blaze, which started in one of the office rooms in an upper story, gained great headway before an employe discovered it, and although several hundred persons were in the building a the time, only one, a male employe, was injured. His... Read MORE...

    The Indianapolis Star -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  December 27, 1913

    East Lyme, Connecticut, USA (Flanders) (Niantic)

    1898 Christmas in East Lyme


    Saturday night was a red letter time for East Lyme children and their friends. A fine Christmas tree was provided in the hall and loaded down with presents and decorations. At 5 o'clock the juveniles gathered in great force and were all supplied with as much cake and coffee, etc., as they could accommodate. After the hunger of the multitude was appeased a miscellaneous program of songs, etc., was rendered. Then that worthy old gentleman... Read MORE...

    The Day -  New London, Connecticut -  December 27, 1898

    1932  December 27 - Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City.

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    1947  December 26-27 - New York City received a record 26.4 inches of snow in 24 hours, with as much as 32 inches reported in the suburbs.
    The heavy snow brought traffic to a standstill, and snow removal cost eight million dollars. Thirty thousand persons were called upon to remove the 100 million tons of snow. The storm claimed 27 lives.

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    1879  The Hornell (N. Y.) Times records the marriage of a man in Le Roy to his sixth wife,
    four of them being sisters, and the last one being the youngest. He says: "When you get into a good family stick to it."

    St. Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1896  Fire
    Fire in North Grosvenordale, Conn., totally destroyed the two largest business blocks in the town, together with two barns and adjoining sheds. Loss, $15,000.

    The Times
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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    1928  Explosion Kills One Lighthouse Tender Off Key West Catches Fire When Cook Strikes Matches.
    (By United Press.) Key West, Fla., Dec. 27. - The lighthouse tender, Poinsettia, caught fire and exploded at her berth in the navy yard Thursday, killing one and injuring three others. Kris Knutsen, 32, a seaman, a native of Norway, was killed and Leon Carey and Y. Lesia, seamen, and J.C. Brown, a cook, were injured. The explosion occurred when Brown struck a match in the galley to start breakfast. The entire port side of the craft was blown away.

    Decatur Evening Herald
    Decatur, Illinois

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    America - Did you know?

     The U.S. government owns 80% of the land in Nevada.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     In early Quebec, French-Canadian women were dressed in a mantua, and an elegant headdress known as a "fontange", whereas men wore breeches and waist-length jackets, while voyageurs wore high-crowned felt hats decorated with ostrich feathers.

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    Crystal Spring Hotel

    Glenwood Ranges, Stoves and Furnaces
    Weir Stove Co., Taunton, Mass.

    In the early years of the twentieth century, Glenwood stoves were a familiar sight in thousands of American homes. Manufactured by the Weir Stove Company in Taunton, Massachusetts, they were emblematic of the rapid industrialization that swept the northern and mid-western states following the Civil War. Founded in 1879 by Charles F Baker, George E Wilbur and William E Walker, the company began operations in a converted barn with an output of just four stoves per day.

    Twenty years later, the Weir Stove Company was situated in a sprawling factory complex occupying almost ten acres. By then, approximately 850 employees turned out two Glenwoods per minute—that’s 80,000 per year—enough to make the company one of the city’s leading employers as well as the largest stove manufacturer east of Detroit, Michigan...

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    Died December 27


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