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Tuesday, July 9, 2024


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 9, 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 9 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Mar 26, 1930 North Adams Transcript, North Adams, Massachusetts
    Mar 26, 1930
    North Adams Transcript, North Adams, Massachusetts

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    From the Franklin County Republican.
    Between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock, Monday morning last, a fearful tornado passed over the towns of Constable, Burke, and Chateaugay, in this county, and extending into Clinton county, doing an incalculable amount of damage, sweeping down forests, scattering fences, destroying all manner of buildings and other property, and leaving nothing but desolation in its track.

    From this point it swept with fearful rapidity and force, making a path through the... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 9, 1856


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Doughnuts - Heat one quart of new milk, but do not let it boil; add two teacupfuls of lard and three cupfuls the same size of sugar, either white or a light brown; when well melted, stir in one cupful of yeast and enough flour to form a thick ...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 27, 1880

    Washington, Connecticut, USA (New Preston)


    Eighteen Passengers Shaken and One Hurt on Litchfield Express.

    WASHINGTON, Conn., July 8. - Eighteen passengers were well shaken up and one man suffered a serious scalp wound when the rear parlor car of the Litchfield express, on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, outward bound from New York, jumped the track about a mile below this place late today and rolled over on its side.

    At the time of the accident the train was proceeding slowly, as it was taking a grade, and to this... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 9, 1911

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    Williston, Vermont, USA

    1984 - Train Wreck


    Montpelier, Vt. (AP) - A wall of flood water 18 feet high probably caused a railbed washout that derailed a train and left five people dead and nearly 140 injured in the worst Amtrak accident in 13 years, safety officials say.

    The tracks had been inspected the day before the Saturday morning wreck in Williston, according to local railroad officials, but a federal safety spokesman said tremendous pressure built up during overnight flooding had... Read MORE...

    Syracuse Herald Journal -  Syracuse, New York -  July 9, 1984

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    1906 - FOUR KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK - Timber-Laden Train Broke in Two Ascending a Steep Incline.

    Special to The New York Times.

    OTTAWA, Ontario, July 8. - A railroad wreck in which four persons were killed occurred on the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway yesterday. Few details are available. While a train was ascending a steep incline a coupling broke.

    The dead are C. L. Potter of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; F. Mills, probably of Detroit, Mich.; Percy W. Jordan of Carleton Place, Ontario, and George S. Stearns of New Liskeard.

    An engine was used in front and another in the rear ... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 9, 1906

    1882  July 9 - Ice formed on the streets of Cheyenne, WY, during a rare summer freeze.
    July 9, 1882

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    1870  The President and family left Washington on the 1st for Woodstock, Conn., to spend the 4th.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 9, 1870

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    1870  Tough Test
    At Poughkeepsie, N.Y., dispatch states that at the examination at West Point Military Academy, concluded on the 28th, forty-eight out of the eighty-six failed, and would be sent home. It is said to have been the most rigid examination ever held.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 9, 1870

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    1918  July 9 - 101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn
    July 9, 1918

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    1856  The Longueuil Catastrophes
    The coroner's jury on the bodies of person killed by the explosion of the steam ferry at Longueuil, Canada, in a verdict strongly condemnatory of the entire management of the boat, have awarded a fine of $10,000 against the Grand Trunk Railway Co. They had also determined to render a verdict of manslaughter against Ethell and Shaud, but at the suggestion of the Queen's counsel, in reference to a legal difficulty, abandoned their intention.

    Charleston Mercury
    Charleston, South Carolina
    July 9, 1856

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    America - Did you know?

     The 1962 escape from Alcatraz, the only successful one, is still under investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     Practicing witch craft in Canada is actually prohibited by law. In fact, it can even be found in Section 365 of Canada’s Criminal Code, where pretending to be a witch, be in a coven, cast spells, do enchantments, and hang out in the woods with your...Read MORE...


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