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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 20 News - 1900 - MICE, MATCHES AND WINE - A Combination Which Started and Then Put Out a Fire.

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 20, 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 20 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

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    Las Vegas Review-Journal
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    June 4, 1967

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    1900 - MICE, MATCHES AND WINE - A Combination Which Started and Then Put Out a Fire.

    When the post office was opened Monday morning it was found that what was supposed to be water had leaked through the ceiling from the apartments above, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Brooks, who are on the Pacific coast for a stay of several weeks. An investigation followed and a rather remarkable discovery was made. The rooms were filled with smoke and after it was allowed to escape through open windows and doors, it was found that by a most peculiar circumstance a fire had started and had... Read MORE...

    Aberdeen Weekly News -  Aberdeen, South Dakota -  September 20, 1900


    FOREST, Ohio, Sept. 19. - Special Telegram - Early this morning the second section on freight train No. 71, on the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway ran into the rear of the first section, badly breaking up two locomotives and about ten cars loaded with freight. A dense fog prevailed at the time, and the accident occurred one mile west of this place. No persons was hurt by the accident, but about five minutes afterward, when both trains had stopped, and the trainmen were examining the... Read MORE...

    Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  September 20, 1887


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Indian Slap Jacks

    Mix a quart of milk with a pint of Indian meal, four table spoonsful of flour, three beaten eggs, a tea spoonful of salt. A table spoonful of molasses or a little stewed pumpkin is thought by many people to improve them. Fry...Read MORE...

    The New England Cook Book, 1836
    Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

    1906 - COTTAGERS IN GRAVE DANGER - Two Hundred People Awake to Find Great Sea Sweeping Across Their Island.

    Wilmington, N. C., Sept 18. - For six or eight hours upwards of 200 men, women and children were cut off from the mainland in imminent peril by a storm which swept Wrightsville beach, nine miles east of Wilmington. The storm reached the zenith of its fury between 6 and 7 o'clock in the morning. It came without warning, and hundreds of cottagers at the beach received their first intimation of danger upon awakening to find breakers sweeping clear across the beach to the sound and rolling high up... Read MORE...

    Cambridge Jeffersonian -  Cambridge, Ohio -  September 20, 1906

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    1887 - Mare Returns Home

    The valuable gray mare recently sold cheap to a Westport, Mass., farmer by the horse railroad company of Fall River, surprised her former friends by trotting into the barn in the latter city the other day with a tattered harness hanging to her. The barn employes tried to drive her out, but she made for her old stall and threatened to make things lively for any one seeking to dislodge her. Nothing has been heard of the new owner, and whether the excitable mare made a meal on him or kicked him... Read MORE...

    The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  September 20, 1887


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    At a funeral, enter the church quietly, and, unless you belong to the mourners, wait until they leave the church before you rise from your seat. Never attempt to speak to any of the afflicted family. However heartfelt your sympathy, it will not be...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
    New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

    1896 - An Eastern Cyclone - New Bedford, Massachusetts is Devastated by Wind.

    THE LOSS IS OVER $100,000.
    Buildings Blown Down and Many Persons Injured - Fire Adds to the Horrors of the Occasion

    New Bedford, Mass., Sept. 19 - A cyclone from the west struck this town early this morning dealing out destruction on every hand and perhaps death in one instance... About 6.30 o'clock a huge bolt of lightning descended from a cloud of inky blackness upon the big cotton shed of the Bennett mills... The crowd near the mill fire ran for shelter and about twenty of them found it... Read MORE...

    Davenport Daily Republican -  Davenport, Iowa -  September 20, 1896

    1737  September 20 - Runner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km²) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony

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    1926  September 20 – Twelve blue cars full of gangsters open fire at the Hawthorne Inn, Al Capone's Chicago headquarters. Only one of Capone's men is wounded.

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    1967  September 20 - Hurricane Beulah moved into South Texas, and torrential rains from the hurricane turned the rich agricultural areas of South Texas into a large lake. Hurricane Beulah also spawned a record 115 tornadoes.

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    MARQUETTE, Mich., Sept. 20. - A Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic train of sixty-five cars laden with ore got away from the trainmen last night and ran down the grade at a high rate for four miles. At the scale track just west of the city the cars crashed into a side-track full of empty ore flats. Fifty cars are piled thirty feet high. Billy Mahone, the conductor, is missing, and there is no doubt but he is under the wreck.

    Daily Gazette
    Rockford, Illinois

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    1895  Yardmaster Killed
    PROVIDENCE, Sept. 20. - JOSEPH DICKENS, yardmaster of the Consolidated railroad at Attleboro, Mass., was struck by a freight train yesterday afternoon, and died shortly afterward.

    North Adams Transcript
    North Adams, Massachusetts

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    1862  Whale Ship Burned by Confederates
    September 18, 1862 The whale ship Elisha Dunbar of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was captured and burned by the Confederate privateer Alabama.

    The Daily Herald
    Chicago, Illinois

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    1887  Striking Stitchers Return to Work
    The striking M'Kay stitchers in Haverhill, Massachusetts, held a meeting yesterday and voted to notify the manufacturers that they were ready to go to work.

    Harrisburg Telegraph
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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    1905  BERKSHIRE COUNTY. PITTSFIELD. Freight Handler Injured.
    John W. Bline, a freight handler employed by the Boston and Albany railroad company, sustained a deep scalp wound and a number of severe bruises late yesterday afternoon by falling from the freight-house platform to the track below. Mr. Bline was engaged in carrying a box from the car to the freight-house when the accident occurred, one of the wheels of the truck he was pushing rolling off the narrow runway and overturning the load. He was cared for at his home on John street by Dr. C. H....

    Springfield Republican
    Springfield, Massachusetts

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    1825  A gang of counterfeiters has been discovered in Plainfield, Conn., at the house of one Ezekiel Hall, who was cashier of the company.
    Hall was arrested, but three or four accomplices, all of whom ahve been inmates of Newgate, escaped. Two counterfeiters, old convicts, were at the same time arrested in Voluntown, Conn.
    Salem Gazette
    Salem, Massachusetts

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    America - Did you know?


    Today, cigars are sometimes referred to as stogies. As the pioneers traveled west, Conestoga wagon drivers frequently smoked cigars. They thought that the cigar would act as a filter and keep the dust out of their throats. So many wagon...Read MORE...

    Mormon Station State Historic Park. Genoa, Nevada


    Quebec - Did you know?

     English and French are both official languages of business in Canada. However, virtually all international business is conducted in English.
    Most French Canadians speak and understand English, but prefer to use French. Check ahead of time to find...Read MORE...

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