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Friday, May 24, 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 May 24, 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 24 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
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    Sedona, Arizona, USA


    The patriotic citizens of Sedona, on Oak creek, gave a dance in the school house at that place Tuesday night in honor of the boys of that section who go with Coconino's draft contingent Sunday. Coffee, cake and other refreshments were served throughout the entertainment, which lasted far into Wednesday morning. Assessor J.D. Dunn, who happened to be down that way on business was also an invited guest. Mr. Dunn says that at most places he visits he is handed "lemons" in small bunches, but while... Read MORE...

    The Coconino Sun -  Flagstaff, Arizona -  May 24, 1918


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Mock Duck Take a pound of beefsteak; salt and pepper; prepare a dressing as for turkey; lay in the steak; sew up; lay two or three slices of fat pork upon it and roast; baste often and you cannot tell it from duck.
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    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    A lady will always dress plainly when traveling. A gay dress, or finery of any sort, when in a boat, stage, or car, lays a woman open to the most severe misconstruction.
    Utica, New York, USA

    1907 - Smoke Suffocates Two During Utica Hotel Fire. Several Other Persons, Overcome, Are Carried Out.

    Utica, May 23. - By a fire that caused less than $5,000 damage in the Metropolitan Hotel shortly after midnight, Mrs. Hannah S. Zintsmaster, an employe of the hotel, and George James, a guest, were suffocated in their rooms and died before the firemen got them to the street.

    Six or seven persons were overcome with smoke and had to be carried out by the firemen and five or six who attempted to slide to safety down the ropes from their rooms were either injured by striking the walk too... Read MORE...

    The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  May 24, 1907

    Detroit, Michigan, USA


    DETROIT, May 10 – 9 A. M.

    Detroit was visited yesterday by the most destructive conflagration, yet known in its history. A fire broke out about half past 11 in the morning, in a large yellow warehouse, between Randolph and Bates streets, between 80 and 100 buildings were lain in ashes, including two or three large warehouses on the river, the Steamboat Hotel, Water's hotel, and a number of private residences on Jefferson Avenue.
    The district burnt includes some half dozen blocks. The fire... Read MORE...

    Prairie Du Chien Patriot -  Wisconsin -  May 24, 1848

    Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    1893 - DEATH IN A STORM. Loss of Life and Property in a Hurricane.


    Number of Others Injured, Some of Whom May Die - Many Buildings Destroyed and Crops Damaged -

    CLEVELAND, May 24. - A terrific windstorm struck this city a 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Four men were instantly killed and many injured in the numerous casualties.

    Two men were killed at the Cleveland rollingmills in Newburg during the cyclone. The new steel cupola was blown down and four men who were on the scaffold fell 80 feet. Jake Bavish was killed instantly.... Read MORE...

    Daily Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  May 24, 1893

    Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence)


    The dwelling house, barn and shop belonging to Moses Breck, was burned to the ground at midnight, Monday night, undoubtedly the work of an incendiary. The total loss is nearly $6,000, insured for but $2,750. Among the inmates of the house was Mr. Ebenezer Kingsley, 86 years of age, who was in feeble health, and occupied a room near where the fire broke out; but he was rescued uninjured. This is the third loss of Mr. Breck by fire, each time the work of an incendiary whose enmity had been caused ... Read MORE...

    The Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  May 24, 1855

    1844  May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
    Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would change forever the national communication system.
    May 24, 1844

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    1884  Mrs. Elizabeth A. Thornton, of Hackensack, N. J., recently celebrated her one hundredth birthday.
    She distinctly recalls the visit of Lafayette to Camden to lay the corner-stone of the DeKalb monument. - N. Y. Sun.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 24, 1884

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    1935 May 24, 1935: First major league baseball night game was played in Cincinnati, Ohio

    The Old Farmer's Almanac
    May 24, 1935

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    1809  Earth Trembling
    May 16. In Cumberland, R.I., near Attleborough, an extraordinary trembling of earth has been repeatedly noticed of late; sometimes so hard as to break crockery ware. Several persons have removed. It appears to be local.

    The Maryland Gazette
    Annapolis, Maryland
    May 24, 1809

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    Paterson, N. J., May 24. - Fire early today gutted the Manhattan Hotel, a four-story brick structure in the business district of this city. Lives of 50 guests on the upper floors were saved when they jumped into a life net spread by firemen and police. Three persons who jumped from the third story were slightly injured. Loss was estimated at $500,000.

    Dunkirk Evening Observer
    Dunkirk, New York
    May 24, 1920

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    1901  Vanderlyn murdered
    Frank Heroy, son of a Methodist clergyman, shot and killed Charles Vanderlyn, at Greenfield, N. Y., yesterday.

    Harrisburg Telegraph
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    May 24, 1901

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    1860  Throwing Brickbats in Sleep
    A young man residing in West Thompson, Connecticut, rose in his sleep, Sunday night crawled through the attic scuttle to the roof of the house, commenced loosening the bricks from the chimney, and throwing them upon the roof. His father, alarmed by the noise, called him sharply by name, when the son awoke, lost his balance and fell to the ground. He escaped serious injury.

    St Cloud Democrat
    Saint Cloud, Minnesota
    May 24, 1860

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    1884  Walked to Webster from California
    Warren B. Johnson, aged sixty-five years, who left California on foot June 1, 1882, with a horse, cow and dog, arrived at his home in Webster, Massachusetts, Friday night, all the animals accompanying him.

    Arizona Weekly Citizen
    Tucson, Arizona
    May 24, 1884

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    America - Did you know?

     President and Mrs. Benjamin Harrison were so afraid of the electric lights that had been newly installed in the White House that they always called for the servants to operate the switches.

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     To occupy their free time, the inhabitants of New France held soirées, when they would gather to tell stories, or to share in celebrations. In town, many people would go to inns and taverns. There, they would drink spirits and play cards, billiards, ...Read MORE...

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