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Sunday, November 5, 2023

October 2 News - 1886 - He Was the Man.

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 2, 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 2 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Beloeil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)


    Beloeil, Canada (AP) - Canadian Industries Ltd. shut down production at its big McMasterville explosives plant following a huge explosion in which eight men were killed and seven others hospitalized.

    The blast Wednesday night blew out windows for a radius of five miles of the plant located in Quebec Province.

    Scores of persons were treated for cuts, and several houses were shifted off their foundations, but there were no explosions in the other 49 buildings in the square-mile plant... Read MORE...

    Brownwood Bulletin -  Texas -  October 2, 1975

    There is nothing in Corset-dom to compare with it

    Michigan Corset Co., Jackson, Mich.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

    Visit Jackson, Michigan, USA!

    Helena, Montana, USA

    1919 - ENGINEER KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK. Head-on Collision on N. P. Results in One Death and Many Injured.

    HELENA, Oct. 1. - Engineer Sidney Sherwood was killed and two firemen badly hurt when a light engine and passenger train on the Rimini branch of the Northern Pacific collided head-on near here this morning. A score of passengers were injured, none seriously.

    The train and the light engine were both running to get in the clear for a fast passenger train, it appears, the Rimini train heading for the junction ahead of the fast passenger train and the engine coming east to take a sidetrack... Read MORE...

    Anaconda Standard -  Anaconda, Montana -  October 2, 1919

    Lisbon, Connecticut, USA

    1886 - He Was the Man.

    Colonel Ethan Allen, of Lisbon, Conn., was at one time a guest at the Howard Hotel, corner of Broadway and Maiden lane, New York. On entering the dining-room no waiter advanced to give him a seat. The Colonel cooly walked to a table near by, and taking a chair which was turned up at the head of the table and took a seat. He was hardly in the chair before a waiter came hurried to him, saying:
    "This seat is engaged."
    "To whom?" asked the Colonel.
    "To a gentleman," replied the waiter.
    "He's...

    St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 2, 1886

    1885  A curious coincidence in connection with a half-dozen houses being built at Millbury Juncation, Mass.,
    is that the little piece of land upon which they are to stand is in three towns - Worcester, Millbury and Grafton.

    The Council Grove Republican
    Council Grove, Kansas

    Visit Millbury, Massachusetts, USA!

    1869  Accident at State Fair
    To the Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, October 1. - A terrible accident occurred at the State Fair this afternoon. The boiler of Sinker & Co., of this city, exploded a few minutes before four o'clock. There was an immense crowd on the ground at the time.
    Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Visit Indianapolis, Indiana, USA!


    America - Did you know?

     S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the United States from the 1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company... Customers would receive stamps at the checkout...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

    Picture of the Day

    Visit Albion, Maine, USA!

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

    Outlet Lovejoy Pond

    Stamped Shawknit on the Toe
    Knitted to the Shape of the Human Foot

    Shaw Stocking Co., Lowell, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898

    Visit Lowell, Massachusetts, USA!

    Died October 2


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