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Monday, November 6, 2023

December 6 News - 1884 - Reverend Arrested

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 6, 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 6 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

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    1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.

    Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a proclamation declaring the prohibition amendment had been repealed.

    In the proclamation, the president called upon all citizens to co-operate with the government in efforts to restore "greater respect for law and order" by confining purchases of alcoholic beverages to dealers or agencies licensed by the state or federal governments.

    He asked the wholehearted co-operation of all citizens to the... Read MORE...

    The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  December 6, 1933

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    Miami, Fla. (UP) - A flight of five navy torpedo bombers disappeared off the southeast Florida coast last night, and today a full-scale search aided by aircraft carrier was launched over a wide area.
    The escort carrier Solomons, with 25 or 30 planes which could scour the Atlantic region was called into the search by the navy here. Planes from the carrier were joined by all available coast guard, navy and army aircraft and rescue vessels.

    Navy officials here said only that the Solomons...

    Charleston Daily Mail -  Charleston, West Virginia -  December 6, 1945


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Mock Oyster Soup - Scrape twelve good-szied roots of oyster plants or salsify and throw them at once into cold water. Cut into thin slices, cover with one quart of water and cook gently for an hour, or until perfectly tender. Add a quart of...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
    Franklin, Massachusetts, USA


    Franklin, Mass., (AP) - Five helpless children, trapped in their bedroom by flames, died a few minutes before midnight in a roaring farmhouse fire.

    Their father, REGINALD DE BAGGIS, 30, a polisher at the Attleboro plant of Swank Jewelry Co., rescued his wife MAUREEN, 29, and their youngest child, DIANE, 6 months.
    The dead were SHIRLEY, 7; DONALD, 6; MARGARET, 4; JOANNE, 3; and REGINA, 2.

    Dr. Walter Crowley, medical examiner, said they apparently suffocated although some of the bodies... Read MORE...

    The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  December 6, 1954

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    Newburgh, N.Y.

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    1892  A TOWN IN FLAMES. Large Portion of Raymond, N. H., May Be reduced to Ashes.
    Portsmouth, N. H. Dec. 6 - The town of Raymond, a small place about twenty miles from this city, is in flames. The fire first broke out about 11 o’clock last night in Pythian hall, over J. H. Watts’ drugstore. The post office and telephone office were burned out. A message asking for assistance from the fire departments was sent to Manchester and Portsmouth, and both responded, but owing to the headway which the fire had gained it is doubtful if much can be saved.

    The Fitchburg Sentinel
    Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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    1907  December 6 – Monongah Mining disaster: A coal mine explosion kills 362 workers in Monongah, West Virginia, United States

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    1884  December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

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    1884  Reverend Arrested
    MONTREAL, December 6, - Rev. F. R. Pepin, of St. Antoine Abbe parish, who is charged with indecently assaulting young girls attending confession in his church, has been arrested on criminal warrants, and will be brought here for trial.

    Dunkirk Evening Observer
    Dunkirk, New York

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    1868  The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)
    ... In 1867 Mr. C. Latham Sholes, a printer and editor; Mr. Samuel W. Soule, a printer, and Mr. Carlos Glidden, a retired merchant, all residents of Milwaukee, inspired by an article of the London Engineering, descriptive of "the prototype" invented by John Pratt, of Centre, Ala., projected the Type-writer. It was completed after six years of the persistent application indispensable to all great enterprises. Practically, the first instrument was made by E. Remington & Sons, in 1878, who are...

    National Republican
    Washington, DC

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     June 18, 1812 - War of 1812: U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     An old farmer in a parish [in the province of Quebec] gave a good thrashing to a boy who had innocently killed a small yellow snake which he had seen crawling along the grass in front of his house. The old man said that he would have preferred...Read MORE...

    The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

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