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Sunday, November 5, 2023

October 13 News - 1857 - Panic of 1857: New York banks close and do not reopen until December 12.

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 October 13, 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 October 13 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

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

    Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

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    Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

    1857 - October 13 – Panic of 1857: New York banks close and do not reopen until December 12.

    The Panic of 1857 was a severe economic crisis that occurred in the United States. It was one of the most significant financial downturns in the 19th century and had far-reaching effects on the country's economy and society.

    The panic had several underlying causes. One of the primary factors was the overexpansion of credit, especially in the railroad and land speculation industries. The construction of numerous railroads and the rapid expansion of western lands were fueled by easy access to... Read MORE...

    October 13, 1857

    Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA


    Great Falls, Mont. - (UP) - Capt. NIELS CHIEVITZ, 44, Minneapolis, and Sgt. ROBERT B. RUE, 23, Cincinnati, O., were killed when a Liberator bomber crashed and burned 5 miles southeast of Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, Colo., seventh ferrying group officers announced Tuesday.
    The bomber, piloted by CHIEVITZ, was stationed at Gore Field here. It crashed a few minutes after taking off from Peterson Field on a return trip to Great Falls, Monday.

    CHIEVITZ was a native of Copenhagen, Denmark,...

    Wisconsin State Journal -  Madison, Wisconsin -  October 13, 1943


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Apple Omelet - Separate four eggs; beat the whites to a very stiff froth; then add the yolks and beat again, adding gradually two tablespooonfuls of powdered sugar. have read and omelet-pan, in which you have melted a tablespoonful of butter; ...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, February 1898

    A College Education
    50 Cents a Week
    International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, Pa.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

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    1900 - Socialists Meet

    At the corner of Dexter and Darling streets last night an open air meeting was held under the... of the Socialist-Labor party. The speakers were Edward Theinert of Olneyville and Richard M. Shaw of Central Falls. There was a good attendance and the remarks of the speakers were listened to with evident interest. Mr. Theinert spoke at some length on Socialist principles. He claimed under present conditions it was almost impossible for the working man to make progress. He was forced to exist and... Read MORE...

    Pawtucket Times -  Pawtucket, Rhode Island -  October 13, 1900

    1903  October 1-13 - First World Series
    The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League in a best-of-nine series, with Boston prevailing five games to three, winning the last four.

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    1888  Confessed to Heavy Forgeries
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 11. - Henry G. Hotchkiss, of West Haven, a hardware manufacturer, has been arrested charged with forging checks upon the Yale National Bank of New Haven to the amount of $20,000. He confessed his guilt, and was locked up. The forgeries extended over three years. The Yale Bank lost about $60,000 a year ago by the E. S. Wheeler & Co. swindle, and curtailed its dividend. The present loss has created considerable comment in.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    Franklin, Pa., Oct. 13. - An oil fire at the Eclipse refinery, Franklin, information of which appeared in the Herald of yesterday, was reported last night to be still burning, but under control. The loss is estimated approximately at $100,000. A large force of Franklin men fought the first all day Thursday.

    Titusville Herald
    Titusville, Pennsylvania

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    1880  Nitro-Glycerine Works Explodes
    The Mosbray nitro-glycerine works at North Adams, Massachusetts, have been blown up three times. They have had ten superintendents, eight of whom were killed by explosion, one blinded, and the last is in charge and waiting his turn.

    The Indianapolis News
    Indianapolis, Indiana

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    1942 Tuesday, October 13, 1942 - Looking Backward - 50 Years Ago
    Old wooden building used as brewery for many years by Gimlich & White and located in rear of newer brick brewery, torn down.

    The Berkshire Evening Eagle
    Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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    America - Did you know?

     Observation of foreign travelers to America:

    Having To Tip Your Servers

    Many foreigners are confused when they are expected to tip their servers at a restaurant or bar. They find it weird that they have to pay for someone else's employees to...Read MORE...


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Among Catholics, choice of first name wasn’t left to chance or parents’ imagination. On the contrary, the church liked to control the attribution of first names to ensure that on the day they were baptised, children received the name of a saint who...Read MORE... en/ nomsPrenoms.htm

    Picture of the Day

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    Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

    Post Office, 1907

    "The Leading Tourist's Line"
    Lake George, Lake Champlain, Sharon Springs, Saratoga, Adirondacks, etc., etc.

    J. W Burdick, General Pass. Agt.
    Delaware & Hudson, R.R., Albany, N.Y.

    Ladies' Home Journal
    June 1898

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    Died October 13


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