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Saturday, March 30, 2024

March 31 News - 1876 - THE MAD WATERS. Giving Way of the Dam at Worcester, Mass. A GRAPHIC SKETCH OF THE SCENE.

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 March 31, 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 March 31 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
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    1897 - SEVERAL VERMONTERS INJURED In Railroad Wreck Near Readsboro This Morning.

    NORTH ADAMS, Mass., March 31.---There was an accident this morning on the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington R. R. a quarter of a mile below Readsboro, Vt. The train was due at hoosac Tunnel at 9:50. Two cars rolled over on their sides and lodged on the brink of a bank 25 feet high.

    Several passengers were more or less injured. Those most seriously hurt were:

    G. W. Averill of North Adams, cut on face and hands;

    Mrs. Elizabeth Carpenter, of Whitingham, Vt., bruised on chest and internally... Read MORE...

    St Albans Daily Messenger -  St Albans, Vermont -  March 31, 1897

    Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA

    1879 - BREWERY BURNED. Total Destruction of Horn & Schwain's Brewery.

    About five o'clock Sunday morning the brewery on Duty street just south of 16th street owned by A. Horn and Leonard Schwain estate was totally destroyed by fire. It seems that a fire broke out in the brewery about the boiling kettles early on Saturday evening but was put out entirely as it was thought with pails of water. Evidently, however, some smouldering embers remained unextinguished for about four o'clock the building was discovered by the neighbors in a mass of flames. Two or three of... Read MORE...

    Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  March 31, 1879


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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be dressed as simply as is consistent with the occasion, wearing, if she will, the richest fabrics, exquisitely made, but avoiding any display of jewels or gay ...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872

    Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA


    We learn by a slip from the office of the Carlisle Herald, that about one o'clock on Monday morning last, a fire was discovered in the council house of the borough of Carlisle, in the basement story of which, the fire apparatus of the town consisting of three engines with hose carriages was kept; so rapid were the flames that it was impossible to get out more than one of the engines and that in such a condition, that it was unfit for use.

    The citizens who rapidly reached the ground, were...

    Republican Compiler -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  March 31, 1845

    Independence, Missouri, USA


    Independence, Mo., Friday, March 30 - 2 A.M.
    A fire broke out here at about 11 o'clock last night, which thus far has consumed nearly the whole south side of the City, and should the wind continue or increase, it is feared that the west side will also be destroyed. Among the buildings burned are the Independence Hotel, two drug stores, ten or twelve business houses, and several dwellings. The loss thus far cannot be less than $100,000, and the fire is still raging.

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    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 31, 1860

    Lexington, Kentucky, USA


    The residence of Colonel Hart Gibson on the Harrodsburg pike was saved from burning by quick work on the part of the fire department early yesterday morning.

    The roof was on fire when the chemical engine started, and upon arrival a hole had burnt in the roof. The flames were extinguished before much damage had been done. It is believed that the fire started from a flue.

    Our household desires to return thanks to the fire department for its ready response to... Read MORE...

    The Morning Herald -  Lexington, Kentucky -  March 31, 1902

    Evansville, Indiana, USA

    1890 - Tornado

    Later Reports Show the Loss of Life and Property Increasing.

    EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 31. - Every hour brings additional news of the dreadful results of the tornado which passed over the Ohio valley on Thursday night, and it seems as if the calamity has neglected no community in its work of destruction to property and life. News from all directions is of the most sickening and harrowing.

    In Union township, below the city, the waves dashed against the soft band and carried nine ... Read MORE...

    Newark Daily Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  March 31, 1890

    Cambridge, New York, USA

    1873 - SERIOUS ACCIDENT Two Men Killed and Eleven Wounded Near Cambridge, N. Y.

    Special Dispatch to the New-York Times.

    CAMBRIDGE, N. Y., March 30. - The New York and Montreal express-train, on the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad, consisting of an engine, and express passenger and one of Wagner's sleeping cars ran off the track about two and a half miles north of this village, about 11 o'clock last evening. Two persons were killed and eleven wounded. The accident happened upon a high embankment, and was caused by the track being upheaved by the frost. The engine went... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 31, 1873

    Middletown, Connecticut, USA

    1913 - FLOOD FIRE BURNS DEPOT. Connecticut River Wets Lime, Setting Building Ablaze.

    Special to The New York Times.

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn., March 30--The rising waters of the Connecticut River reached the freight depot of the New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad Company in Water Street to-day and, slaking lime, which was in storage there, set the building on fire. The building was destroyed, firemen being powerless to check the flames, as the only means of getting in reach of the building was by rowboats. The damage was $15,000.

    The flood reached its height here to-day,...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 31, 1913

    1900  PENSIONER OF WAR OF 1812 - Death at Plainfield of Miss Emily Bennet at the Age of 88.
    Plainfield, March 31 - Emily Bennett, widown of Stephen Bennett, died at her home, Black Hill, yesterday at the age of 88. She had been in feeble health for some time. Mrs. Bennett was the daughter of Stephen Morgan of Lisbon and was the last of this old family. Her children were Stephen N., Loren W., and Olive, who is the only one now living. It is believed that Mrs. Bennett was the last of the widowed survivors entitled to a pension from the War of 1812.

    New Haven Evening Register
    New Haven, Connecticut
    March 31, 1900

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    1736  March 31 - Belleuve Hospital founded in a New York City almshouse - 1st public hospital in the US
    Bellevue Hospital is one of the oldest and most well-known hospitals in the United States and has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1736. It was established as an infirmary to care for poor, sick, and mentally ill individuals in New York City. Over the years, it evolved into a prominent general hospital and has played a significant role in public health and medical education. The hospital is situated on First Avenue in Manhattan, adjacent to the East River. Its central location...
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    1879  A MADISON BLAZE. One of the Finest Blocks in the City Gutted
    Soon after one o'clock this afternoon the third and upper story of the great stone building at the southwest corner of Main and Pinckney streets, and owned the Fairchild estate, was discovered to be a fire. This building is occupied on the street floor by M. S. Rowley & Co, hatters and gentlemen's furnishing goods; Bain [unable to read] and Klauber, furnishings goods and merchant tailoring; McConnell & Smith, stationery and musical instruments; and C. A. Damon, merchant tailor. The entire...

    Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    March 31, 1879

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    1943  March 31 – Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens on Broadway
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    1890  March 31 - Saint Louis, MO, received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours.
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    1888  In the Blanchard and Sandusky rivers at Findlay and Tiffin, O, high water had on the 27th driven many families from their homes.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 31, 1888

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    1880  March 31 - Illuminated by Electricity
    1880: Wabash, Indiana, became first incorporated community in the world to be completely illuminated by electricity.
    The Old Farmer's Almanac
    March 31, 1880

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    1902  Lightning Destroys a Fine Evansville Church. FINE CHURCH RUINED. Lightning Causes Fire That Destroyed Structure.
    Evansville, Ind., March 31 - St. Boniface Catholic church, located in the western suburbs of this city, was struck by lightning at an early hour Sunday morning. The structure took fire, and the interior of the building was a mass of flames before an alarm was turned in. When the department arrived it was too late to do any good. The building is an entire loss. Rev. Father Burkhardt, when he heard of the loss, fainted, and for several hours was unconscious. His residence, to the left of the...

    The Daily Review
    Decatur, Illinois
    March 31, 1902

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    1876  THE MAD WATERS. Giving Way of the Dam at Worcester, Mass. A GRAPHIC SKETCH OF THE SCENE.
    WORCESTER, March 30. - Later advices from the broken dam are of a more assuring character. Large tree trunks, bales of hay and loads of dirt are being thrown into the gap and the rush of water is lessened. Channels to connect the reservoir with a stream to the eastward are being dug with haste. Water in the reservoir is rapidly lowering, and though the gap in the dam is widening, it is thought the main structure will stand. There is less of a panic along the expected path of the flood, but...

    Decatur Daily Republican
    Decatur, Illinois
    March 31, 1876

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    1899  Socialist Labor Party. E. W. Theinert of Providence Was the Orator of the Evening

    Pawtucket Times
    Pawtucket, Rhode Island
    March 31, 1899

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