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Monday, November 6, 2023

November 22 News - 1901 - THRILLING DASH FOR LIFE. Twelve Men and a Woman Swim Through Spouting Flames of Gas.

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 November 22, 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 November 22 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    Philadelphia Botanic Co.
    Pennyroyal Leaves
    Philadelphia, Pa.

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    Saratoga County, New York, USA

    1893 - Frost Torches to Protect Vegetables.

    The project adopted by the farmers of Saratoga County, New York, to protect their crops from damage by early frosts is worthy of imitation elsewhere. It seems that a Swedish farmer has talked of the use of "frost torches" in his native country, made of petroleum-soaked peat; but, as peat is not common in Saratoga County, the farmers employed their leisure time in the summer preparing pine stakes two inches in diameter and five feet long, then they laid in a stock of kerosene. A few evenings ago ... Read MORE...

    Maxton Scottish Chief -  Maxton, North Carolina -  November 22, 1893

    1900 - Buildings Wrecked in Pennsylvania

    Lockhaven, PA, Nov 22 - A violent windstorm passed over this (Clinton) county yesterday. the building now under construction for the Pennsylvania Fire Brick company at Beach Creek was blown down and Thomas Stahl an employee severely injured. Two tobacco sheds belonging to Robert McCormick below this city were town to pieces, and the crop of 1,200 acres of tobacco leaf stored in the sheds was destroyed. The tobacco shed of Thomas McKeague at McFlhattan was also destroyed, and two iron stacks at... Read MORE...

    The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 22, 1900

    1901 - THRILLING DASH FOR LIFE. Twelve Men and a Woman Swim Through Spouting Flames of Gas.

    Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. - Swimming through spouting flames of gas was the experience of 12 men and a woman on the sand boat, Vigilant, which was burned to the water's edge in the Monongahela river at Clairton yesterday.

    The boat was moored over a gas main which crosses the river at that point. A break in the main caused gas to bubble up through the water and ignite from the fires under the steamer's boiler. There was an explosion and the boat was enveloped in fire.

    The members of the crew...

    Davenport Daily Republican -  Davenport, Iowa -  November 22, 1901

    Dallas, Texas, USA

    1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

    On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

    For the next several days, stunned Americans gathered around their television sets, as regular programming yielded to nonstop coverage of the assassination and funeral.

    From their living rooms, Americans saw Mrs. Kennedy, still wearing her blood-stained suit, return to Washington with the president's... Read MORE...
    November 22, 1963


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Corn Breakfast Cake

    A housekeeper contributes the following to the American Agriculturist, with a sample of the result for the editor, which he pronounced "not bad to take:" The writer says: 'My cook, Kate, is to be credited with the mixture if...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Journal, Willimantic, Connecticut, December 19, 1862
    Washington, DC, USA


    Washington, Nov. 21. - (UP) - Five persons were dead, more than 30 were in hospitals and more than a score were suffering from less serious injuries tonight as a result of an explosion today in a J. G. McCrory five-and-ten cent store in the crowded downtown shopping district.
    The blast tore up the pavement, hurling pedestrians in every direction. The sidewalk directly in front of the store collapsed, carrying with it to the basement several feet below many people passing at the time.
    The dead ...

    Charleston Gazette -  Charleston, West Virginia -  November 22, 1929

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    Kayser & Allman
    1214-1216 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898

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    Meriden, Connecticut, USA

    1890 - A Train Goes Over a High Bank

    MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 21. - Train No. 2 on the Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut railroad met with a serious accident at the Southington road trestle, six miles west of here, this morning. The train was a freight, and when midway on the trestle the brake beam of one of the coal cars dropped to the track, and the cars were derailed just after leaving the bridge. An embankment, 300 feet long and 40 feet high, extends on either side of the bridge, and down went two of the cars, dragging with them... Read MORE...

    Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  November 22, 1890

    Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

    1868 - Large Fire and Loss of Life in Lowell, Mass.

    LOWELL, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 21. A fire at Nos. 96 and 98 Merrimack-street, this morning, badly damaged the building, which is owned by JOHN NESMITH; destroyed S. R. FLETCHER'S bonnet bleachery, and damaged the boot and shoe stock of ELDRIDGE DEARBORN. The loss is $3,000 or $4,000. The property was partially insured. Three persons, who lodged in the upper stories, were suffocated, but not burned. Their names are MICHAEL B. GAFFNEY, aged 20 years, a temporary lodger; SYRIL SHACKNORD, aged 15,... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1868


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    Pleasure is the rock which most young people split upon ; they launch out with crowded sails in quest of it, but without a compass to direct their course, or reason sufficient to steer the vessel ;
    therefore pain and shame, instead of pleasure, are ...

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

    1900 - Tornado

    Schenectady, N Y, Nov. 22 - Several persons were injured and many others narrowly escaped death, while thousands of dollars' worth of damage was done as the result of the cyclone in this city yesterday. Prominent among those injured was James A. Goodrich president of the Y M C A and a prominent lawyer, who was blown down and hurt about the head. John A. Caster and a fellow laborer were blown from a scaffold at the locomotive works to the ground 50 feet away and badly injured. They are in the ... Read MORE...

    The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 22, 1900

    Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

    1903 - Fire Follows Train Crash. Engineer Who Stuck to his Post Slightly Hurt in Elizabeth Accident.

    Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 21.- A Dunnellen local train on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed into a standing coal train at Chilton Street at 4:05 o’clock this morning. The engine of the passenger train mounted the caboose of the coaler and the caboose and the gondola next to it caught fire and were destroyed.

    Peter Harsel of Elizabeth, engineer of the passenger train, stuck to his post an was hurt. His fireman jumped and escaped without injury, and Conductor Halsey Braset and the crew of ... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1903

    Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

    1893 - Big Fire at Springfield.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 22.- Fire broke out in the Worthington Street Block, owned by I. I. Dexter & Co., about 12:30 this morning, and that, with one adjoining, are burning. The firemen expect to hold the flames in these two buildings, although the result is in doubt.

    Henry Dickinson is half owner in the two buildings, and in the rags which were stored in both. Although a brick partition separated them, the rags burned with such heat that the walls gave way.

    The first structure burned...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1893

    1892  November 22 - Contable Lapan, at Altona, N.Y., "sicked" his dog at Neighbor Nappen's cows, and Nappen threw a stone at the dog. Lapan hurled the stone back, striking Nappen on the head, killing him.

    The Pantagraph
    Bloomington, Illinois

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    1882  Six of the persons injured in yesterday's fire in the Callender building, Providence, Rhode Island, have already died, and it is expected that the injuries of others will prove fatal.

    The Indianapolis News
    Indianapolis, Indiana

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    1903  PAWTUCKET STATION BURNED. Two Firemen Seriously Hurt and the Damage About $25,000.
    PAWTUCKET, R. I., Nov. 21. - The Pawtucket station of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a three-story brick structure, was damaged by fire to-day, the loss being estimated at $25,000. There were several narrow escapes from injury by the falling of the roof and third floor, and, Lieut. Joseph Broderick and Capt. Frank M. Bassett were seriously hurt by a shower of bricks from the upper portion of the building. The former's condition is considered dangerous.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1896  November 22 - Announcements
    E.W. Theinert, of Providence, R.I., will deliver an address upon socialism in U. V. W. Hall this evening at 7:30...

    Worcester Daily Spy
    Worcester, Massachusetts

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    America - Did you know?

     Observation of foreign travelers to America: "Guns... In Texas. At one end of the store the biggest collections of rifles, guns, machetes and army gadget I’ve ever seen... When I then told this to my Texan friends I realised all of them... had at...Read MORE...


    Quebec - Did you know?

     The Assomption (or arrow) sash is a symbolic piece of clothing central to the culture of the French-speaking population of North America. The item was widely worn for almost a century, from the end of the 18th to the end of the 19th century, before...Read MORE...

    Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America

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    Post Office

    The Folding Pocket Kodak
    Loads in Daylight
    Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

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    Died November 22


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