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November 9 News - 1874 - A famous hoax at the zoo, called the New York Zoo hoax, is also known as The Central Park Zoo Escape and the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874.

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 9, 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 9 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Tracadie, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada (Upper Big Tracadie)


    HALIFAX, N.S., Nov. 8. Four years ago James Bowie, a French youth of 17 years, shot and killed a farmer named Donald McDonald at Tracadie, Antigonish county. The murder was deliberate and cold blooded and was the result of a family dispute over a piece of land. Bowie's father stood by at the time of the murder and prompted the boy to the deed. The youth escaped to the United States, and all trace of him was for a time lost. Recently information was received from East Cambridge, Mass, that the... Read MORE...

    Boston Evening Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 9, 1887

    C. R. Ferguson & Son, Dealers in Furniture and Furnishing Undertakers, Dover, Delaware
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    Superior, Wisconsin, USA

    1907 - 600,000 BUSHELS OF GRAIN DESTROYED AT SUPERIOR - Great Northern Elevator Burns to Ground and Fire Also Does Further Damage - Total Loss Over Two Millions

    SUPERIOR, Wis., Nov. 9. - Six hundred thousand bushels of grain, principally wheat, was destroyed early to-day, when the Great Northern elevator "A," one of the largest in the world, was burned to the ground. The flames also reached to the Grand Republic mill on Towner Bay Slip, the great lakes dredge and Rock Company and dock and the Duluth Superior Storage Company and the total loss is estimated at more than $2,000,000. The A. D. Thompson Grain Company of Duluth leased the elevator from the... Read MORE...

    The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  November 9, 1907

    Elyria, Ohio, USA


    Elyria, Nov. 9 (INS) - Five workmen were killed and four seriously injured when a gas explosion damaged the plant of the Timm Spring Company, here this morning.

    The blast occurred shortly after 7:00 a.m. as the workmen were entering the plant.

    Only one of the dead men is identified so far. He is JOHN RAPLE, aged 21, a workman.

    All of the bodies of the dead men were horribly mangled, making immediate identification difficult.

    The blast is believed to have resulted when one of the... Read MORE...

    The Van Wert Daily Bulletin -  Ohio -  November 9, 1929


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Cider Cake - One cup sugar, half a cup of butter, one egg well beaten, one large cup of cider, one teaspoonful of soda, flour sufficient to make it as thick as pound cake. One cup of raisins can be added if desired.
    Missoula County, Montana, USA (Missoula)


    Missoula, Mont., Nov. 9. - The Northern Pacific passenger train No. 94, eastbound, running thirty miles an hour, crashed into the rear of an eastbound freight two miles west of here today and a score of passengers and trainmen were injured. The two engineers received injuries which probably will prove fatal.

    The passenger train was drawn by two heavy engines. The freight train was coming into the Missoula yards when the collision occurred.

    A flagman had been sent back to warn the... Read MORE...

    Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  November 9, 1905

    Hargraves Mfg. Co., Soap Makers, Fall River, Mass.
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    Kansas City, Missouri, USA

    1879 - Fatal Loss and Fire. Fire Persons Burned To Death In The Ruins Of A Candy Manufactory.

    Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 8. - A terrible disaster occurred at the corner of Second and Main Streets yesterday afternoon. Four brick three-story building occupied by Carle & Sons, cracker and candy manufacturers, tumbled down and were completely consumed by fire. At the time the accident occurred, 107 persons, mostly boys and girls, aged from 12 to 20 years, were at work in the factory, all of whom escaped alive except six. The cause of the accident cannot be fully determined; but as an explosion... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 9, 1879

    Gouverneur, New York, USA



    Gouverneur, Nov. 8. - One of the worst freight accidents in the history of this division of the R. W. & O. railroad occurred this morning at 6:10 o'clock, in the vicinity of the St. Lawrence Marble quarry, in which ARTHUR SMITH, of Gouverneur, a brakeman, was killed, are EDWARD BEALS, a fireman, received injuries which will, it is believed, prove fatal.

    The accident was a...

    The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  November 9, 1909

    1919  November 9 – Felix the Cat appears in Feline Follies, marking the first cartoon character to become popular.

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    1874  November 9 - A famous hoax at the zoo, called the New York Zoo hoax, is also known as The Central Park Zoo Escape and the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874.
    It was a hoax perpetrated by the New York Herald about a supposed breakout of animals from the Central Park Zoo on November 9, 1874.
    The article warned that dangerous animals were loose in the city, with casualties of 49 dead and 200 injured. Many readers panicked, even though the end of the story stated "the entire story given above is a pure fabrication." The authors later claimed their intent was merely to draw attention to inadequate safety precautions at the zoo, and claimed to be...

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    1869  Schoolhouse Fire
    AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 8. The Lyccum building, at Gardiner, used as the schoolhouse for the highschool, was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    America - Did you know?

     Observation of foreign travelers to America: "Advertising prescription drugs. That was the weirdest one for me. "ask your doctor for brand x antidepressants" type commercials on TV. In the UK, your doctor tells you what drugs you should take, not...Read MORE...

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    Quebec - Did you know?

     Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! in Quebec, Canada, is the only town in the world with two exclamation points in its name.

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    Buy your boots & shoes of Preble Bros., 77 Pleasant and 23 So. Main St., Fall River, Mass.
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