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Friday, February 2, 2024

February 3 News - 1846 - SCENE: A street in Boston...

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 3, 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 3 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    1880s Red House Importers of Dry and Fancy Goods Oakland / Napa City
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    Importers of Dry and Fancy Goods
    Oakland / Napa City


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    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

    1897 - STATE'S BIG LOSS. FIRE AT HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. CAPITOL DESTROYED. PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATIVE HALLS IN RUINS. LOSS ESTIMATED AT $1,500,000.


    INEFFICIENCY OF THE HARRISBURG VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT BLAMED - MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE SAVED ALL THEY COULD - INSURANCE ONLY $100,000.

    Harrisburg, Feb. 3. - The Pennsylvania state capitol has been destroyed by fire, the legislative halls are in ruins, and a new structure must rise from the ashes that has served as a meeting place of the Pennsylvania legislature since 1822. The flames within the short space of one hour ate up $1,500,000 worth of property. The inefficiency of the... Read MORE...

    Salem Daily News -  Salem, Ohio -  February 3, 1897
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    Trenton, New Jersey, USA

    1900 - School Fire Causes Panic. Flames Cut Off Escape by Stairway and Many Children Are Hurt at Trenton, N. J.


    Trenton, N. J., Feb. 2. – Flames broke out in the cellar of the Livingston Public School to-day when the afternoon session was partly over and the alarm was not given until after the fire had obtained considerable headway. The children responded promptly to the fire drill commands, and all went well until it was found that the fire had eaten its way from the cellar up under the stairway and was burning the stairs.

    The teachers and children on the first floor had little trouble in getting... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 3, 1900
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    Maple Icing - For maple icing boil together half a cup of cream, one cup scraped maple sugar and one tablespoonful of lemon juice. Cook until it forms a a soft mass when dropped into cold water.
    Bowie, Maryland, USA

    1961 - Train Wreck Kills Six. 130 Race Fans Hurt; 7 Cars Jump Tracks.


    BOWIE, Md., (AP) - Six persons were killed and about 130 injured Thursday when a special train carrying some 300 passengers derailed near Bowie Race Course.

    Rescue workers searched the seven battered and tilted coaches until darkness covered the southern Maryland countryside, without finding additional victims. The dead included five passengers and a dining car waiter.

    A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Railroad said one coach, in which a seventh body was believed to have been trapped, was... Read MORE...

    The Post-Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  February 3, 1961
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    1880s Vacuum Harness Oil Ruhl Bros. Findlay, Ohio
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    Vacuum Harness Oil
    Ruhl Bros.
    Findlay, Ohio

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    Lexington, Kentucky, USA

    1908 - CHRIS. LILLARD HURT IN FALL FROM A CAR. Knocked Unconscious While Attempting to Alight From Moving Car.


    Chris. Lillard, who resides at 141 East Fourth street, met with an accident about noon yesterday which will no doubt confine him to his home for some time. While attempting to alight from a moving street car at the corner of Fourth and Limestone streets yesterday, Mr. Lillard in some way lost his balance and fell violently to the pavement.

    The fall rendered him unconscious, causing the blood to flow freely from his ears, mouth and nose. He was taken to his home and Dr. Scott was hastily... Read MORE...

    The Lexington Herald -  Lexington, Kentucky -  February 3, 1908
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    Gainesville, Florida, USA

    1964 - 10 DIE IN GAINESVILLE AIR CRASH, SOUTH CENTRAL LINE.


    Gainesville (AP) - A South Central Airline twin-engine passenger plane burst into flames immediately after takeoff today, killing at least ten persons when it plunged onto the edge of the runway.

    The Beechcraft airplane was flight 510 which originated in Ocala and was en route to Jacksonville.

    Several people ran to the crashed plane and tried frantically to open a door.

    JO ANN ROWELL, a secretary, said the sound of the engine on takeoff indicated there was some trouble. She said she... Read MORE...

    The News Tribune -  Fort Pierce, Florida -  February 3, 1964
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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies



    Be careful always that the details of your dress are perfectly finished in every point. The small articles of a wardrobe require constant care to keep in perfect order, yet they will wofully revenge themselves if neglected.
    Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

    1928 - FALL RIVER BUSINESS AREA BURNS. SIX BLOCKS DESTROYED WITH LOSS EXCEEDING $15 MILLION. ENTIRE CITY MENACED. FIREMEN FROM AS FAR AS PROVIDENCE, BOSTON AID FIGHT.


    Fall River, Mass., Feb. 3. (AP) - The business district of this city, one of New England's greatest mill centers, lays in ruins today. Only a few gaunt walls stood in an area of five blocks which was swept by fire last night and early this morning.

    The loss was estimated by the Mayor and police chief as between $7,000,000 and $12,000,000. Some insurance men thought it might run as high as $25,000,000.

    There was no loss of life. Several firemen and others were slightly injured by falling... Read MORE...

    Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  February 3, 1928
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    Boston, Massachusetts, USA

    1846 - SCENE: A street in Boston.


    Dramais Persona: Jonathan, a youth from the country visiting the city for the first time. Susan, his intended; both in rustic garbs; both eagerly devouring all the sights with their eyes, and large quantities of gingerbread and candy with their teeth.

    "Jonathan (liquitor) - Didn't I tell you we'd have a good time in Boston."

    "Susan (sucking a stick of molasses candy) - Yes; but you havn't tok me to the Museum yet."

    "Jonathan - Why, that's a theatre place, Suke, and it costs twenty-five ... Read MORE...

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    Sun -  Massachusetts -  February 3, 1846
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    Billerica, Massachusetts, USA (North Billerica)

    1846 - Disastrous Fire in Billerica, Mass.


    Between 12 and 1 o'clock on Friday morning, one of the buildings attached to the Billerica mills, which are about four miles east of Lowell, was discovered to be in flames, and quickly the whole of that extensive establishment was in ruins, with the exception of one mill which is used for cutting dye-wood and is on the opposite side of the river. The mils were owned by the Middlesex canal company, and were probably insured. They consisted of a saw mill occupied by Mr. Wilson, a flour and grain... Read MORE...

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    Sun -  Maryland -  February 3, 1846
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    1982  Students Located
    GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (UPI) - Searchers early today found 10 high school students who became lost on a hiking trip in the Santa Rita mountains south of Tucson. "They're all OK," a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

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    Logansport, Indiana

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    1872  H. T. Rumsey, a prominent citizen of LaCrosse, Wis., died at Chippewa Falls a few days ago, from an over-dose of laudanum, taken to produce sleep, while suffering from a severe nervous affection.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1743  February 3 - Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants

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    1908  SOUTH BROADWAY INN IS DAMAGED BY FIRE
    Fire that might have attained serious proportions in the second floor of the South Broadway Inn, at 343 South Broadway, at 8 o'clock last night, was extinguished by the Fire Department before great damage was done. The firebox under a great, apparently defective, ignited the wood work near it. With a chemical engine the department ended the fire. The wood work about the fire place and the hearth was consumed. The loss is estimated at $50.

    The Lexington Herald
    Lexington, Kentucky

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    1961  Keeping Out Noise
    Southbridge, Mass. (UPI) - A new plastic, anti-noise ear plug for military and commercial aviation purposes has been developed by American Optical Co. The device is about three fourths of an inch long and comes in three sizes - small, medium and large. While the device sharply reduces industrial noises, it still permits the wearer to hear conversation.

    The Citizen Advertiser
    Auburn, New York

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    America - Did you know?

     GPS is owned and controlled by the U.S. Government. It can be ‘switched off’ at any time.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     The surrounding regions of Quebec are “missing” gravity. This area has the lowest gravity on Earth.
     

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