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Thursday, May 23, 2024

May 23 News - 1917 - Baseball Losing Popularity Because Commercialism Has Stepped In

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 May 23, 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 May 23 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    1917 - Baseball Losing Popularity Because Commercialism Has Stepped In, Says Corbett

    by James J. Corbett

    Was Fred Clarke right when he said that the trouble with baseball is that "it has degenerated into a pink-tea affair?" Or has baseball slipped from its once lofty heights of popularity because of other reasons?

    Something is wrong with baseball. No one can deny it. The great national game doesn't enthuse the populace as in the other years. There isn't any wild hurrah over the opening of the season. The fans of today go to the parks in fair volume but theirs is an... Read MORE...

    Deseret Evening News -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  Wednesday, May 23, 1917

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    Rockland, Maine, USA

    1853 - Destructive Fire at Rockland. FIFTY THREE BUILDINGS DESTROYED.

    We learn from Capt. LAMBERT of HODGMAN & Co's. Express, and MR. MITCHELL of LIBBEY'S Express, who came up yesterday in the Penobscot, that a fire broke out in Rockland on Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, in the store of SAM'L. PILLSBURY, which proved very destructive and must be severely felt as it burnt out almost the entire portion of the business part of the town destroying fifty-three buildings and a large amount of goods and other property.

    Among the buildings were the Commercial Hotel,...

    Bangor Daily Whig And Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  May 23, 1853


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    Huckleberry Biscuit

    Having tested and tasted the article made from the following receipt, we pronounce it not bad to take, and we recommend housekeepers to try it: 6 tumblers of flour, 4 of huckleberries, 2 of sour milk, a piece of butter the...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Journal, Willimantic, Connecticut, August 7, 1863

    Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA


    Fort Wayne, May 22. - A serious runaway accident occurred here this morning during the Ringling Brothers' circus parade. About twenty persons, mostly women and children, were injured and two will die.

    Those most seriously hurt are:
    JESSE DEVAUX, back sprained and possibly broken.
    MRS. ALFRED DEVAUX, bruised, stunned, and injured internally.
    MRS. JOHN KRAMER, leg injured.
    MISS KATE LAMAY, injured about head and back.
    MRS. ELIZA LAMAY, skull fractured in two places; will die.
    MRS. SARAH ...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 23, 1895

    Cocaine Toothache Drops Llyod Manufacturing Co., 219 Hudson Ave. Albany, N.Y., 1885
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    San Mateo, California, USA

    1907 - Autoist Is Killed By A San Jose Train

    The train that leaves San Jose for San Francisco at 4:10 p. m. killed A. H. WHITNEY, a mile south of San Mateo about five o'clock last evening. The victim was crossing the track in an automobile which was struck by the train. He was terribly mangled his head being severed.

    An account of the accident is given in the following dispatch from San Mateo:

    A. H. WHITMAN [sic], superintendent of the Leslie salt works, was struck by a railroad train and killed instantly at 5 o'clock... Read MORE...

    The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  May 23, 1907

    Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

    1882 - Traveled in a Box

    A Young Man's Trip from Chippewa Falls to Montreal.

    Montreal Star: There arrived at the Hochelaga Depot this morning enroute for Sorel, a queer looking box about six feet long, two wide, and sixteen inches high, fitted with rude handles at each end. In it lay a stout, able-bodied young man, 22 years of age, who had traveled in that cramped position all the way from Chippewa Falls, Wis., having been on the road continuously for three days and three nights. Our reporter gleamed the following... Read MORE...

    Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  May 23, 1882

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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    A seeming ignorance is very often a most neces
    sary part of worldly knowledge. It is , for instance ,
    commonly advisable to seem ignorant of what people offer to tell you ; and when they say, ' Have not you heard of such a thing ?' to answer, 'No...Read MORE...

    Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.

    Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA

    1942 - Flood

    In Tioga County, to the north, swiftly-moving waters inundated cellars and homes in Wellsboro.

    Weissport, Carbon County, reported 10 feet of water in the streets covering houses to the second floor. Railroad traffic along the Lehigh was halted and only a few highways were open.

    Six freight trains were stopped by a washout at Clark's Summit near Scranton. More than 250 persons were removed from homes in endangered areas and quarters in Scranton hotels.

    At Dickson City, Lackawanna...

    Clearfield Progress -  Clearfield, Pennsylvania -  May 23, 1942

    Andover, Massachusetts, USA

    1906 - STUDENTS IN DISGRACE - Handle Innkeeper Roughly and Trouble is Brewing.

    Andover, Mass. May 23. - Between 15 and 20 boys, students at the Phillips-Andover academy, will be expelled from school, it is announced, because of their participation in a scheme which resulted in John M. Stewart, the proprietor of the Phillips Inn, being roughly used and thrown into Rabbit pond. This action was taken because the boys believed that Stewart had reported one of their number to the faculty for violating the school regulations. When Principal Stearns returned to Andover he began... Read MORE...

    Youngstown Vindicator -  Youngstown, Ohio -  May 23, 1906

    Hartford, Connecticut, USA


    Hartford, Conn., May 23. - At 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon the factory of the AEtna Pyrotechnic company, in Mechanic street, blew up with a tremendous noise, which shook the city and was heard some miles in the country. The contents of the buildings flew high in the air, and papers drifted off a mile or so from the scene. Four dead bodies were taken from the ruins:
    JOHN L. B. SHIPLEY, a well-known citizen.
    MRS. EMMA TRAGANZA, forewoman of the factory.
    MISS MAGGIE CAPEN, of Cottage Grove,...

    Davenport Daily Leader -  Iowa -  May 23, 1892

    1904  Geo. H. Cardiff of Butte, Cal., will bring his automobile with him when he comes to Santa Cruz this summer.

    Evening Sentinel
    Santa Cruz, California
    May 23, 1904

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    1939  May 23 - Submarine Squalis sank off Portsmouth NH, 26 die
    May 23, 1939

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    1923  Tornado
    Wichita., Kan., May 23. - . . . When the storm struck Wichita three persons were seriously injured and a dozen bruised. . . . Mrs. Charles Minor, 70, who lived in a small frame building near here, was not expected to live as a result of injuries she received when here home was struck by the storm. With her husband she was rescued from the twisted wreckage by neighbors. Parts of their home were scattered over a ten acre field.

    The Chillicothe Constitution Tribune
    Chillicothe, Missouri
    May 23, 1923

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    1927  Andrew de Giorgis Slips from Sewer Pipe While Trying to Cross Housatonic River on It.
    Pittsfield, May 22.— Andrew de Giorgis, 42, of 3 Naples avenue, was drowned in the east branch of the Housatonic river near the Newell-street bridge early this morning. The police have evidence that he had attended a party where drinks were served and fell from the cement covering of a sewer pipe which crosses the river at that point. According to the story told the police by Angelo Pianello, 45, of 541 East street they wen to the house of Antonio Cochetto on Pembroke avenue at 10:30 last...

    Springfield Republican
    Springfield, Massachusetts
    May 23, 1927

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    1888  A Farm Sinks Into the Earth
    MONTREAL, May 22. - A report comes from Beloeil that 15 acres belonging to a farmer named Roberts, and which was ploughed and ready for sowing, has sunk a distance of 40 feet.

    May 23, 1888

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     1927 - No Billboards Allowed

    Hawaii’s natural beauty is an advertisement unto itself. To keep it that way, the state has officially outlawed billboards (with some exceptions) and aerial advertising, part of an “urban beautification” initiative...Read MORE...

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     The Château Frontenac in Quebec City is the most photographed hotel in the world.

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