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Saturday, November 4, 2023

July 16 News - 1900 - THE DEADLY BICYCLE. Young Aaronson Nearly Killed by a Train in North Haven.

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 July 16, 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 July 16 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    West Haven, Connecticut, USA

    1900 - THE DEADLY BICYCLE. Young Aaronson Nearly Killed by a Train in North Haven.


    William Aronson, 18 years old, of West Haven, narrowly escaped being killed at a railroad crossing in North Haven late on Saturday afternoon. He was trying to cross the track at the depot in front of the passenger train bound from Springfield to this city. His bicycle had nearly cleared the track, but the rear wheel was struck by the locomotive and the rider was hurled to the ground with great force. The wheel was wrecked. The train was stopped and the injured man was taken aboard, he having... Read MORE...

    The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  July 16, 1900
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    1888 Colt's Lightning Magazine Rifles
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    Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA

    1948 - DERRY MAN KILLED, 4 HURT AS TRUCK, TRAIN COLLIDE.


    Londonderry, July 16 (AP) - The flaming collision of an oil truck and a railroad locomotive claimed the life of one man yesterday and injured four trainmen.

    The victim was identified by authorities as RALPH GILCHRIST, 32, of Derry, driver of the huge trailer truck.

    Police said the truck burst into flames when it crashed into the train engine, hurling it into a ditch. The collision occurred at a grade crossing.
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    Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  July 16, 1948
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    1857 - Advice to Wives


    ADVICE TO WIVES - A wife must learn how to form her husband's happiness, in what direction the secret of his comfort lies; she must not cherish his weaknesses by working upon them; she must not rashly run counter to his prejudices; her motto must be, never to irritate. she must study never to draw large upon the small stock of patience in a man's nature, nor to increase his obstinacy by trying to drive him; never if possible to have scenes. I doubt much if a real quarrel, even if made up, does... Read MORE...

    Elmwood Advertiser -  Elmwood, Kansas -  Thursday, July 16, 1857
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    Old-Fashioned Molasses Candy - First secure old-fashioned New Orleans molasses. This is far the most important and the most difficult part of the recipe. Then boil, allowing have an ounce of butter to each pint of molasses until it becomes...Read MORE...



    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

    Inhalant Ephedrine Compound with Merthiolate
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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies



    Finger Nails - if they are inclined to be stiff and brittle, should be annointed each night with a little vaseline. This will make them stronger and...Read MORE...



    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
    Augusta, Georgia, USA

    1827 - Destructive Fire - The Augusta Courier of the 2d inst. gives annexed account of a destructive fire in that place


    This city was aroused from its peaceful slumbers this morning about 2 o'clock by the terrific cry of fire! The devouring element had made such progress, when first discovered, as to set human exertion at defiance. It commenced in that large wooden building on Broad street, known as the Globe Tavern, and extended East and West, consuming 17 houses. It reached Westwardly, to the next cross street, and Eastwardly, was stopped only by the large new brick building, lately erected by Mr. Bowdie. All... Read MORE...

    Connecticut Courant -  Hartford, Connecticut -  July 16, 1827
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    St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA

    1922 - CARS OVERTURN IN WRECK. Spreading Rails Cause Accident in Vermont.


    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., July 15. - Twenty-four passengers in a Pullman car on the Portland-Montreal train of the Maine Central Railroad were severely shaken up and scores in other cars narrowly escaped injury when the train, due in this city at 2:20 P. M. today, was wrecked at East St. Johnsbury, a few miles out.

    Three of the five cars of the train overturned while the train was making forty miles an hour. The last two cars, filled with men, women and children, held to the roadbed.

    The... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 16, 1922
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    Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)

    1884 - MEETING WITH A CRASH. PROBABLE FATAL COLLISION ON THE CONEY ISLAND RAILROAD.


    Brooklyn, July 15. - A collision occurred on the Brooklyn Bath and Coney Island railroad, near Greenwood cemetery, yesterday afternoon, by which several people were severely injured, some probably fatally. The engineer of a coal train, in endeavoring to reach the switch just outside the city limits before the 2:30 train from Coney Island miscalculated the time and met the incoming train just after rounding a curve. The two trains came together with a crash. There was much confusion. A number of ... Read MORE...

    Biddeford Journal  -  Biddeford, Maine -  July 16, 1884
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    1857  An Anti-Vegitarian Virgin
    One of our north country-pitmen, who had turned vegetarian, went a courting to a pluncky lass in the colliery village; and 'popped the question!' 'Oh!' said she, 'go along with you! Do you think I'm going to be flesh of your flesh, and you live on cabbages? No, indeed, I don't belong to the rabit family.'

    Elmwood Advertiser
    Elmwood, Kansas

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    1890  Gen. John C. Fremont died at the home of his adopted daughter, in New York, at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, of inflammation of the bowels.
    John C. Freemont in 1842 led the first expedition of exploration into the Rocky Mountains and by his actions won the sobriquet of "Pathfinder." He was born in 1813. He was the first candidate of the republican party for president, in 1856.

    The Algona Republican
    Algona, Iowa

    1877  July 16 – Great railroad strike of 1877:
    Riots by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad workers in Baltimore, Maryland lead to a sympathy strike and rioting in Pittsburgh, and a full-scale worker's rebellion in St. Louis, briefly establishing a Communist government before U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes calls in the armed forces.
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    1975  July 16 - An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson, AZ, with gale force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes.
    A thirteen year old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before being rescued.
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    1870  A young man in New York bet that he could drink six glasses of ice water. He did, and he died.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1870  A New Hampshire shoemaker and his wife were both found dead in their bed, a few mornings ago.
    An examination showed that the husband had died of apoplexy, and the wife of heart disease.

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    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1870  At Racine, Wis, on the 4th, a boy rammed a gravel into a pistol, which, on firing, burst the barrel, the stone entering his thigh and severing the femoral artery, so that he soon bled to death.


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    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1870  In Lawrence, Mass,. a few days since, some one threw a torpedo into the mouth of a little girl as she was returning from school, and the torpedo exploded and lacerated her tongue and mouth severely.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1870  Wild Balloon Ride
    A man named Bard, at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on the 4th made his first balloon ascension, but lost control of the balloon, which descended rapidly. He escaped unhurt. The balloon again rose, and landed sixty miles away in Connecticut.

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    1935  July 16 - 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)

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    1856  A Fowl Story
    The New York Clipper contains an account, from a correspondent in Watertown, Conn., of a fight between a hawk and a hen. - The hawk seized one of the hen's chicks and made off with it, upon which the parent hen immediately took flight after the thief, which she overtook about 100 feet from terra firma, and gave him such a drubbing that he was glad to let fall the chick and escape with his life.

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    Charleston, South Carolina

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    1869  FLIGHT OF AN ALLEGED INCENDIARY
    Among those doing business in the block of buildings which was destroyed by fire at Tarrytown on the 30th ult., was a baker named Philip Wigand, who, it appears, for its full value. Since the fire disclosures of a suspicious nature, regarding Wigand's knowledge of its origin, having been made an oath before Justice Mann, that official last Monday issued a warrant for his arrest on a charge of arson. After being conducted to the office of the Justice by a constable it was suggested to the...
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    1864  DREADFUL RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN CANADA
    St. Hilaire, Station, June 29. - A serious accident happened this morning about half-past one to an emigrant train from Quebec. The train stopped at St. Hilaire, about one mile from the bridge across the Richelieu River, where there is a swing bridge. The swing bridge was opened about a quarter past one to let a number of barges in tow of a steamer pass. The proper signals were turned before the bridge was opened, and the red light was burning well. The man in charge of the bridge, when he...
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    The Cork Examiner
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    1790  July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
    On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States. President George Washington commissioned French engineer Pierre-Charles L'Enfant to create a plan for the city. L'Enfant designed wide avenues and open spaces so that the capital would not become a city of crowded buildings. The streets of the capital were oriented in a north, south, east, and west grid pattern.
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    America - Did you know?

     1770: Boston Massacre: British troops fire into a mob, killing five men and leading to intense public protests.

     

    Quebec - Did you know?

     Women wore shirts and skirts made of linen, cotton and hemp. Men wore knee breeches (pants that tied at the knee) and jerkins (jackets). They also wore wide-brimmed hats and tapabords (with earflaps). To survive the cold winter, the habitant copied...Read MORE...



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