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Sunday, November 5, 2023

October 16 News - 1872 - Didn't Feel a Thing

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 16, 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 16 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    PERRY DAVIS & SON, Proprietors, Providence, R.I.

    Perry Davis' Pain Killer was an American opium elixir marketed globally after 1839. Perry Davis’ Pain Killer, a combination of opium, alcohol, and other substances, was formulated in 1839 and marketed successfully worldwide within 4 decades as both an internal and external pain remedy.

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    Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

    1841 - Horrible Accident on the Western Railroad

    We are informed by the Springfield Republican and Boston Transcript, of the details of a terrible accident which occurred on Tuesday, on the Western Railroad, near Westfield, Mass. The Eastern and Western trains came in contact, from the fact that the train from the West was behind its time, and the other train went on, the conductor hoping to arrive at the next turn-out before meeting the other train. The baggage-cars of each train were behind, of course, bringing the passenger cars directly... Read MORE...

    Sunbury American and Shamokin Journal  -  Pennsylvania -  October 16, 1841


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Cream of Celery Soup - This, perhaps is the daintiest of all the thicker cream soups. Take three heads of celerey, wash and cut into small pieces; cover with one quart of water. Cook slowly for a half hour; press through a colander, using...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

    1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.

    Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and seized the town's United States arsenal and its rifle works. The men - among them three free blacks, one freed slave, and one fugitive slave - hoped to spark a rebellion of freed slaves and to lead an "army of emancipation." They wanted to overturn the institution of slavery by force.

    With the...
    October 16, 1859

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    1912 - Tot, 5, Buried When Church Ceiling Falls, Is Unhurt - Other Wedding Guests Injured in Accident Resting Well.

    Of a dozen wedding guests injured by the collapse of the vestibule ceiling at the Broadway Baptist Church Tuesday night, just after the wedding of Miss Edna Mae Potts and Robert W. Wilson, one victim alone was running around, laughing and playing Wednesday.

    She is Miss Elizabeth Darrah, 5-year-old daughter of R. R. Darrah, 2125 Edwin avenue, Mistletoe Heights. Elizabeth was buried alive by the tumbling plaster and she said Wednesday that she enjoyed it after it was all over.

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    Fort Worth Star-Telegram -  Fort Worth, Texas -  October 16, 1912

    Washington, DC, USA

    1907 - VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE RECORDED AT CAPITAL Weather Bureau Officials Expect News That Somewhere in the World Unusually Severe Disturbance Has Occurred.

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. - The most violent earthquakes record ever made on the seismograph at the weather bureau started at 9:14 o'clock this morning. The vibrations of the needle were even greater that those caused by the San Francisco earthquake. Weather bureau officials are momennturily[sic] expecting news that somewhere in the world an unusually severe disturbance has occurred.

    The following statement was given out at noon by Chief Willis L. Moore, of the Weather Bureau: "Just after the... Read MORE...

    Wilkes-Barre Times -  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania -  October 16, 1907


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

    Whatever business you have, do it the first moment you can; never by halves, but finish it with out interruption, if...Read MORE...

    Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
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    1872 - Didn't Feel a Thing

    A case illustrative of the power of drink to deaden the sensitiveness to pain occurred at Windsor, Conn., October 5th. An Englishman employed in one of the mills, while drunk and lying on the track, was run over by the train and lost a leg. The accident was not discovered until the next morning, when a man who was walking on the track found the leg encased in a boot, and soon traced the man a short distance from the spot, finding him still alive. The surgeon subsequently amputated the limb, and ... Read MORE...
    San Francisco Bulletin -  San Francisco, California -  October 16, 1872

    1916 On October 16, 1916 Sanger opened a family planning and birth control clinic at 46 Amboy Street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, the first of its kind in the United States.
    Margaret Sanger tests the validity of New York’s anti-contraception law by establishing a clinic in Brooklyn. The most well-known of birth control advocates, she is one of hundreds arrested over a 40-year period for working to establish women’s right to control their own bodies. Nine days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested.

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    1923  October 16 - Roy and Walt Disney found The Walt Disney Company.

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    1905  October 16 – Russian Revolution of 1905: The Russian army opens fire in a meeting on a street market in Tallinn, killing 94 and injuring over 200.

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    1869  A Miss Cutler has been appointed superintendent of public instruction in Rochester, Minn.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1829  October 16 - Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)

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    America - Did you know?

     February 4, 1789 - George Washington is unanimously elected president of the United States in a vote by state electors.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     In Quebec, it's considered bad form to ask for a martini or scotch before dinner — French Canadians consider them "palate numbing." Typical before-dinner drinks include Pernod, kir, champagne, and vermouth. Cognac, Grand Marnier and/ or other...Read MORE...

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