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Sunday, June 30, 2024

June 30 News - 1896 - FOUND WATERY GRAVES

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 June 30, 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 June 30 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    1972 - June 30 - The entire state of Pennsylvania was declared a disaster area as a result of the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes, which claimed 48 lives, and caused 2.1 billion dollars damage.

    On June 30, 1972, Pennsylvania faced one of its most devastating natural disasters when Hurricane Agnes struck, leading to catastrophic flooding that engulfed the entire state. The hurricane, which had already wrought havoc across the Gulf Coast before moving northward, brought relentless rain that overwhelmed Pennsylvania's river systems. The Susquehanna River, swollen by days of heavy rainfall, breached its banks, inundating towns and cities along its path with unprecedented flooding.

    The...

    The Weather Channel
    June 30, 1972


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    APPLE WATER Roast two tart apples until they are soft; put them in a pitcher, pour upon them a pint of cold water, and let it stand in a cool place an hour. It is used in fevers and eruptive diseases, and does not require sweetening.
    Watertown, New York, USA

    1918 - CHILD RESCUED FROM FIRE WITH MUCH DIFFICULTY - Fireman Goes Up Three Flights for Third Time to Save Baby.

    Watertown, June 29. - A fire which broke out about 10:30 this evening among the boxes in the basement of the Cooperative store, a stock concern that occupies the ground floor of the Britton block in Arsenal street, caused damage to goods of many hundreds of dollars from smoke which the firemen pronounced about the worst they had ever had to combat. A child and several other dwellers in rooms on upper floors were rescued by the police.

    The second floor is occupied by the rooms of the... Read MORE...

    Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  June 30, 1918

    Car Festival at Puri
    Car Festival at Puri

    Visit , India (Indian Empire)!

    Rensselaer, New York, USA


    Rensselaer, N.Y. - (U.P.) - A young mother and her two-year old daughter were burned to death in a fire that swept their two-story home here early today.

    Police identified the victims as JEANNINE LINACRE, 20, and her daughter, DIANE.

    The LINACRES lived on the lower floor of the two-story home. Another family residing on the second floor escaped.

    Police said MRS. LINACRE and her daughter were sleeping on a living room divan when the fire broke out and apparently were trapped.
    Coroner...

    Dunkirk Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  June 30, 1949

    Houston, Texas, USA

    1896 - BOILER EXPLODES Disaster in a Texas Newspaper Office - Three Lives Lost

    Houston, Tex., June 30 - Shortly after three o'clock Monday afternoon the boiler in the office of the Daily Age exploded, killing Engineer Henry Lyons, Miss Mattie Loeb, a stenographer in the office of W. G. Van Vleck, vice-president and general manager of the A. & T. system of the Southern Pacific railway; Edward R. Emory, telegraph operator in the same office, and seriously injuring Mr. Van Velck himself. The force of the explosion carried the entire boiler, which was of 18 horse power, fully ... Read MORE...

    Evening Bulletin -  Decatur, Illinois -  June 30, 1896

    Sharon, Massachusetts, USA


    Sharon, Mass., June 30. - What was intended to be a week’s enjoyable outing was brought to an abrupt and sad close at Lake Massapoag Monday afternoon. Assistant Pastor Rev. Joseph Maxwell, Choir Master Frederick Brackett, Clerk George R Keys and 16 choir boys of St John’s Episcopal church, Charlestown, came to Sharon by team to camp out at Lake Massapoag for a week. After dinner Mr. Brackett and six of the boys went out in a boat. A little boy named Parker, fell overboard. Frank Cox, a bright... Read MORE...

    Evening Bulletin -  Decatur, Illinois -  June 30, 1896

    Victorian lady 

    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    If you expect a friend to meet you at the end of your journey, sit near the door of the steam-boat saloon, or in the ladies" room at the car depot, that he may find you easily.
    1897  The Prescott Electric Company
    expects to get their street lamps in position in time to turn the current on and test them on Monday evening.

    Weekly Journal-Miner
    Prescott, Arizona
    June 30, 1897

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    1942  June 30 - The temperature at Portland, OR, hit 102 degrees, an all-time record for that location.

    The Weather Channel
    June 30, 1942

    Visit Portland, Oregon, USA!

    1886  June 30 - The second destructive hurricane in nine days hit the Apalachicola-Tallahassee area.
    June 30, 1886

    Visit Tallahassee, Florida, USA!

    1859  June 30 - Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope
    June 30, 1859

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    1896  An Aeronaut Killed
    Grand Rapids, Mich., June 29. - Hiram Cole, twenty-six years old, a professional aeronaut, living in Big Rapids, Mich., fell thirty feet from his balloon while making an ascension at a surburban recort [sic] last evening and died shortly afterward.

    Courier Journal
    Louisville, Kentucky
    June 30, 1896

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    1912  Village Wiped Out by Fire
    MONTREAL, June 29. - The village of Pointe Aux Trembles was almost wiped out by fire which broke out late yesterday, destroying fifty houses and stores. Two hundred persons are homeless. Pointe Aux Trembles adjoins the outlying district of the city of Montreal. The village is a small one, having a population of only a few hundred.

    Philadelphia Inquirer
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    June 30, 1912

    Visit Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)!

    US flag 

    America - Did you know?

     1848 - No Dueling Allowed

    All public officials and attorneys in Kentucky must swear an oath that they “have not fought a duel with deadly weapons” nor acted as a second in another person’s duel. Good to know now; unfortunately, when the oath took ...Read MORE...

    Canadian flag 

    Quebec - Did you know?

     Sneeze or blow your nose as quietly as possible using a handkerchief or tissue. If possible, leave the room. Do not yawn or scratch in public. Toothpicks, nail clippers, and combs are never used in public.

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    Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

    Main Street
    Main Street
    Ross Castle, Killarney, Ireland
    Ross Castle, Killarney, Ireland

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    Died June 30


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