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Friday, February 16, 2024

February 17 News - 1899 - Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.

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 February 17, 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 February 17 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Curtice Brothers Blue Label Soups Curtice Bothers Co., Rochester, N.Y.  The Ladies Home Journal April 1898  Curtice Brothers, founded in 1868,
    Curtice Brothers Blue Label Soups
    Curtice Bothers Co., Rochester, N.Y.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    April 1898

    Curtice Brothers, founded in 1868, by Simeon and Edgar Curtice, was one of the pioneers in the canning and preserving of food products...

    The Curtice Brothers copartnership continued until 1889, when the business was turned over to a corporation, organized for that purpose, under the name of Curtice Brothers Company, which continued until 1901, when it was consolidated with the Curtice Brothers Canning Company, of Vernon N.Y. to form the present company... baybottles.com

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    1902 - FIRE IN AN ASYLUM. THE DEED OF A LUNATIC IMPERILS OVER SIX HUNDRED LIVES.


    Jackson, Miss., Feb. 16. - The four-story main building of the State Asylum for the Insane was set on fire about 5 o'clock this morning by J. D. BROWN, an inmate of the institution. BROWN had recently escaped and was only returned yesterday. He stated to his attendants that it would be all the worse for him and them if he was again confined. His threat was soon put into execution, and he himself, unable to escape from the building, was burned to death, a victim of his insane deed.
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    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 17, 1902
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    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881

    1899  Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.



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    The Leader-Democrat
    Springfield, Missouri
    February 17, 1899

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    1864  February 17 – American Civil War: The tiny Confederate hand-propelled submarine H. L. Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic (1861)
    using a spar torpedo in Charleston Harbor, becoming the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, although the submarine and her crew of eight are also lost.
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    1950  February 17 - 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY


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    1968  February 17 - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens

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    1890  AN INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE. THE INMATES ALL SAVED BY PROMPT ACTION BY THE KEEPERS.
    Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 16. - At 3 o'clock this morning fire broke out in the boiler room of the insane asylum near this place and spread rapidly, communicating with the drying room of the laundry, whence it communicated with the hot-air passages, which run all over the building. There were 75,000 gallons of water in the attic tanks, but owing to the destruction of the boiler room the pumps could not work, and only hose could be used. For a time it seemed as if the entire building would be...
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    The New York Times
    New York, New York
    February 17, 1890

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     In 1811, Chief Tecumseh met with Creek Indian leaders in Tuckabatchee, Alabama, and tried to persuade them to join him in his fight against the Americans. Unsuccessful, he shouted, "When I get back to Detroit I will stamp my foot upon the ground and ...Read MORE...



    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996




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    Quebec - Did you know?

     In the seventeenth century most of the world went to bed at nightfall because there was nothing else to do, and no easy or inexpensive artificial light. Candles were in use, to be sure, but a great many more of them were burned on the altars of the...Read MORE...



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    Utica (N.Y.) Conservatory of Music  The Ladies Home Journal July 1898
    Utica (N.Y.) Conservatory of Music

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898

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