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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

February 7 News - 1904 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

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 7, 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 7 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Inhalant Ephedrine Compound with Merthiolate Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, USA  Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
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    Geneva, New York, USA

    1871 - Large Fire in Geneva - A Large Flouring-Mill, Elevator and Malt-House, the Canal Collector's Office and Other Buildings Destroyed - Twelve Horses Burned to Death - Loss Over $100,000 - Insurance $76,250.


    ROCHESTER, Feb. 6. - The Democrat of this morning gives from a correspondent an account of a disastrous fire which occurred in the town of Geneva early on Saturday morning. The fire was first discovered in the hay-loft of a barn near the Canal Collector's office, and there being a heavy north-west wind at the time, it spread with great rapidity, and quickly destroyed this barn and another near it, both on the west bank of the canal, the Canal Collector's office, and the large monster building... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 7, 1871
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    Warren, Massachusetts, USA (West Warren)

    1874 - ACCIDENT TO THE "FAST TRAIN."


    The New York and Boston Lightning Express off the Track Near West Warren, Mass. - No One Injured - Collision at the Scene of Accident - Trains Long Delayed.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 6. - Every car of the fast express train from Boston, due in this city at one o'clock, was thrown off the track two miles west of West Warren about noon today, probably by a broken rail. One drawing room car and the smoking car were pitched at right angles to the track, and the trucks were knocked from under... Read MORE...

    Hartford Daily Courant -  Hartford, Connecticut -  February 7, 1874
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    Bristol, Connecticut, USA

    1896 - DUMPED INTO A RIVER. Men Working on a Bridge Engulfed by a Raging Torrent.


    Eleven Out of Twenty Reported to Be Drowned.
    Carried Down Pequabuck River and Lost In the Darkness.

    Bristol, Conn., Feb. 7 - A most appalling disaster occurred here shortly after 9 o'clock last night, in which 20 workmen were precipitated into Pequabuck river from the East Bristol bridge, and 11 of them are probably drowned.

    Yesterday afternoon the structure was found to be shaky, and the 4:42 train on the New England road had a narrow escape from wreck as it crossed on the way to... Read MORE...

    North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  February 7, 1896
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    Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    1904 - February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.


    THE STORY OF THE BURNING OF BALTIMORE

    All the world was startled on Sunday, February 7, 1904, just 39 days after the Iroquois theater horror, by another sickening visitation of the fire fiend. This time the devouring element fell upon the city of Baltimore and all but effaced it from the map. Millions upon millions in property were swept away, old established firms annihilated and miles of streets occupied by business houses laid waste. Fortunately this disaster was accompanied by no loss of ... Read MORE...

    February 7, 1904
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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies



    At a funeral, enter the church quietly, and, unless you belong to the mourners, wait until they leave the church before you rise from your seat. Never attempt to speak to any of the afflicted family. However heartfelt your sympathy, it will not be...Read MORE...



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    Louisville, Kentucky, USA

    1879 - ALMSHOUSE FIRE.


    Louisville, Ky. - The Louisville, Ky., Almshouse, located five miles south of the city, was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 31st.
    There were 340 inmates, a large number of whom were old, crippled and imbecile, and the flames spread so rapidly that many were obliged to jump from the upper windows.

    Two men were killed by their fall, one perished in the flames, and another was fatally burned, while several others were severely injured in various ways. The building cost $175,000 and was ... Read MORE...

    Iola Register -  Kansas -  February 7, 1879
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    1924  February 7 - Capital punishment: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.

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    1861 February 7, 1861 - The temperature at Gouverneur, NY, bottomed out at -40 degrees, a drop of 70 degrees in one day. Two days later the mercury hit 55 degrees.

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    1857  Fires. BURNING OF THE VERMONT CAPITOL BUILDING.
    MONTPELIER, Vt., Tuesday, Jan. 6. - 8 P.M. The Vermont Capitol building is now on fire, with no hope of saving the entire edifice from destruction. The capacious dome is enveloped in flames, and the fire is rapidly spreading to all parts of the building. The origin of the fire is laid to some defect in the heating apparatus.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1881  4 Drowned
    At Fall River, Mass., yesterday, Wm. Law, a spinner, age 39, and Samuel Varley, a weaver, aged 30, were dragging their sons, John H. Law,a ged 5, and Henry Varley, aged 8, on sleds on the ice, when the ice broke and all four were drowned.

    Harrisburg Telegraph
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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    1882  Tree of Life
    A quack physician of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, takes his medicine for all diseases from a bottle labelled: "Water from the tree of life." With this he makes the sign of the cross on patients. He has numerous patients.

    Daily Charlotte Observer
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     February 22, 1819 - Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

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