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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 17 News - 1879 - Burning of a Distillery Near Milwaukee

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 September 17, 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 September 17 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified

    The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation. The United States Constitution that emerged from the convention established a federal government with more specific powers, including those related to conducting relations with foreign governments. Under the reformed federal system, many of the responsibilities for foreign affairs fell under the authority of... Read MORE...
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    1879 - Burning of a Distillery Near Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 16.- Rindskopt's distillery and the surrounding sheds were destroyed by fire this morning. The distillery is situated two miles south of the city limits, and has been idle for some time, but was being fitted up for resumption of business. Owing to the scarcity of water the firemen were unable to render any assistance. The building cost $60,000; present value, $30,000; insured for $16,000 in the following companies: American, New York Insurance Company of... Read MORE...

    The Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  September 17, 1879

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    San Antonio (AP) - HemisFair and mini-monorail officials declined official comment Monday while an investigation began into Sunday's monorail train smashup that killed one person and injured 48 others.

    Thirteen of the victims hospitalized overnight Sunday were still being treated late Monday.

    William Jackson, director of operations at HemisFair, said only that a preliminary report by an insurance company investigative team may be forethcoming in two to three days.

    Until the report is...

    Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  September 17, 1968


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Fried Cakes One quart of flour, one cup of sugar, one cup of sweet milk, one egg, a pinch of salt, one teaspoonful of soda and two teaspoonfuls of cream-tartar.

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    Balloon Used at Training Field Is the Highest Aerial in the World.

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    Washington, September 17 - The wireless station at Arcadia, Cal, by using for aerial the cable of a balloon, put aloft from the training field, has intercepted messages sent by the Brooklyn Navy Yard wireless stations, according to an announcement by the War Department today. This balloon cable probably makes the highest aerial in the world.

    This announcement was made by the Division of ... Read MORE...

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  September 17, 1918


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    Women cultivating individuality in dress, wear one color, not constantly, but in combination with other colors, or introduced in a general way into almost all of the costumes making up the wardrobe. Still others choose a particular material and wear it almost exclusively, and in these and many other
    Port Arthur, Texas, USA

    1897 - TERRIBLE TORNADO. THE GULF COAST SUFFERS. The New Town of Port Arthur Nearly Wiped Out of Existence Sabine Pass Also Suffers.

    Port Arthur, Tex., Sept. 13 - A tornado, terrible in its intensity, struck this city at an early hour last evening. Six people are known to have been killed, while many others were injured. Buildings were blown down and great damage was wrought by the cyclone.

    The dead:
    FRANK ALBRIGHT, Kansas City, employed by electric light company.
    FRITZ MICHAEL, laborer, residence unknown.
    GEORGE MARTINS, bricklayer, residence unknown.
    UNKNOWN MAN, aged 38.
    MAY AINSWORTH, 13-year-old daughter of...

    New Castle News -  Colorado -  September 17, 1897

    Springfield, Illinois, USA

    1915 - Struck and Killed by C. H. and D. Train. Oscar Burge and Wife of Springfield Meet Sudden Death.

    Oscar Burge, 54 years old, of Springfield, was instantly killed, his wife was fatally hurt and their four months old child was seriously injured late Thursday night when the buggy in which they were riding was struck by a C. H. & D. passenger train at the Eighteenth Street crossing in the Capital City. Mrs. Burge died in the Springfield hospital two hours after the accident which occurred at 11 p. m.

    The victims of the accident were on their way to visit their son and reached the private... Read MORE...

    The Decatur Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  Friday Evening, September 17, 1915

    Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)


    Path Swept Through Huntington Village - One Man Fatally Hurt.

    Special to The New York Times.

    ANSONIA, Conn. Sept. 16. - A tornado that swept in a fifty-foot patch through the farming community of Huntington last evening tore the three-story house of John Frawley from its foundations and turned it completely over. Mr. and Mrs. Frawley, who were at tea, were caught in a mass of debris and Mr. Frawley was fatally hurt.

    The wind came with a roar like an express train. Trees were snapped... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 17, 1901

    Buffalo, New York, USA

    1913 - Six Men Injured in $100,000 Fire at Buffalo Hotel

    Buffalo, Sept. 17.- Fire which broke out in the plant of Dirnberger Popcorn company, No. 135 Seneca street this morning spread to the Hotel Broezel and within a few minutes the third, fourth and fifth floor of the hotel were ablaze.

    No one was killed, but six men were injured. They are:

    John J. Ryan, Boston, bruises on right ankle.
    M. H. Day, New Manchester, O., bruised back and body.
    Captain Nerchel, engine company No. 7, fractured left leg.
    E. J. Voye, Boston, bruises on right...

    Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  September 17, 1913

    1937  September 17 – Abraham Lincoln's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore

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    1923  September 17 – Berkeley Fire: A major fire in Berkeley, California, erupts, consuming some 640 structures, including 584 homes in the densely built neighborhoods north of the campus of the University of California.

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    1908  September 17 – At Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S.A., Thomas Selfridge becomes the first person to die in an airplane crash. The pilot, Orville Wright, is severely injured in the crash but recovers.

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    1932  September 16-17 - Concord NH was drenched with 5.97 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a record for that location.

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    1870  The Catholics of Flushing, Long Island, have resolved to send their children to public schools. Heretofore they have supported a school of their own of about 450 pupils.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1787  September 17 - US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

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    1850  September 17 - Great fire in San Francisco

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    1976  September 17 - NASA publicly unveils space shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, Calif

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    1910  ACCIDENT AT CIRCUS - Two Sells-Floto Performers Badly Injured at Tulsa.
    TULSA, Okla., Sept. 17. - Mrs. Arthur Nelson of the Nelson family of acrobats and John Carroll, driver in a chariot race, were both fatally injured during the performances of the Selles-Floto circus here yesterday. Mrs. Nelson was thrown against the platform by the fall of little Zenia Nelson, who was uninjured. Carroll was trampled under foot by the horses.

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    America - Did you know?

     Pioneer Remedies - Coughs Put some cow dung in water and bring it to a boil. Gargle the water three times a day.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Quebec has the oldest English language newspaper in North America.

    Despite being a French speaking province, Quebec City is home to the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, a weekly English language newspaper. It was founded in 1764, making it the oldest...Read MORE...

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