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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 28 News - 1920 - Professor Robert Goddard's Rocket, Which is Expected to Travel 70 Miles in Air, is Ready

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 28, 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 28 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

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    Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

    1892 - WORK OF SMUGGLERS. Prominent Citizens Charged with Firing Bouctouche to Cover Their Crimes.

    MONCTON, N. B.., Sept. 28. Evidence accumulates that the fire which destroyed Bouctouche last week was set by incendiaries who wished to cover up their smuggling. Two young men, one named Renoud, son of the collector of customs, and a
    former member of parliament, have been arrested, charged with incendiarism and when the sheriff was taking them to jail he was fired at from the woods, showing the existence of a band of desperadoes. The inhabitants of the village are terrorized and dare not... Read MORE...

    Oswego, NY Daily Times -  Oswego, New York -  September 28, 1892

    Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


    Professor Robert Goddard's Rocket, Which is Expected to Travel 70 Miles in Air, is Ready

    WORCHESTER, Mass., - An actual test of Professor Robert Goddard's rocket, which it is claimed, can travel vertically seventy miles into the air will be made here shortly. The time and place have not yet been definitely decided upon.

    The rocket, it is said, is practically ready to be tried out. It weighs thirty pounds, twenty-five of which is highly explosive. A sufficiently large rocket would hit the... Read MORE...

    The Ogden Standard-Examiner -  Ogden, Utah -  September 28, 1920


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Cream Cheese - Put three pints of milk to a half pint of cream, warm and put in a little rennett; keep it covered in a warm place till it is curdled, then put it in a mould with holes in it and drain about an hour. Serve with cream and sugar.

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    Weir Stove Co., Taunton, Mass.

    In the early years of the twentieth century, Glenwood stoves were a familiar sight in thousands of American homes. Manufactured by the Weir Stove Company in Taunton, Massachusetts, they were emblematic of the rapid industrialization that swept the northern and mid-western states following the Civil War. Founded in 1879 by Charles F Baker, George E Wilbur and William E Walker, the company began operations in a converted barn with an output of just four stoves per day.

    Twenty years later, the Weir Stove Company was situated in a sprawling factory complex occupying almost ten acres. By then, approximately 850 employees turned out two Glenwoods per minute—that’s 80,000 per year—enough to make the company one of the city’s leading employers as well as the largest stove manufacturer east of Detroit, Michigan...

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    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
    Hempstead, New York, USA


    Hempstead, N.Y., Sept. 28 - JOHN L. LONGSTAFF, a former English army officer, was mortally injured this evening while flying in a "Farman" biplane with his mechanic, PIERRE CHAVELLIER. When only seventy feet in the air, a wire became tangled and the machine instantly overturned and fell.

    LONGSTAFF was caught in the debris. He has a fractured skull and internal injuries. CHAVELLIER, who was thrown clear of the wreck, escaped serious injury.

    LONGSTAFF holds a pilot's license from the Royal...

    Salt Lake Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  September 28, 1912

    Ansonia, Connecticut, USA

    1889 - WRECK AT ANSONIA.

    Main Line Rails of Naugatuck Division Twisted Out of Place.
    Ansonia, Sept. 27. - In making a flying switch on the Naugatuck division, in Ansonia this morning, five gondola cars loaded with coal were derailed and the siding was torn up for a distance of 100 feet, while the main line was twisted from its bed. The road was effectually blocked for the remaineer of the day. The trains, both passenger and freight, were run from Ansonia to Derby Juction over the tracks of the Berkshire division, so... Read MORE...

    The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  September 28, 1889

    Flint, Michigan, USA


    Flint, Mich., Sept. 28 - (AP) - At least two persons were killed and 10 injured seriously today by an explosion which demolished the General Tire Company's service station in downtown Flint.

    The body of ALBERT W. HATTER, the office manager, was taken from the ruins. Firemen said they saw another body in the debris, but fire that followed the blast prevented them from reaching it or from searching for other possible victims.

    Hospital attendants said two of the injured might die.

    Firemen ...

    Miami Daily News-Herald -  Oklahoma -  September 28, 1936

    Norwalk, Connecticut, USA (Rowayton) (South Norwalk) (East Norwalk)


    Special to The New York Times.

    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 27.--Word reached here today of a tornado, which raged in the Norwalk River Valley last night, and did great damage to buildings, orchards, and timber land.

    The storm came up from the southwest out of an apparently cloudless sky, and passed to the northeast with terrific force. The villages most affected are West Norwalk, Winnipauk, Silver Mine, Wilton, Cannons, Georgetown, Branchville, Redding, and the country near Danbury. The path... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 28, 1899

    1833  Good Advice
    It is better to tread the path of life cheerfully, skipping lightly over the thorns and briars that obstruct your way than to sit down under every hedge lamenting your hard fate. The thread of a cheerful man's life spins out longer than that of a man who is continually sad and disponding. Prudent conduct in the concerns of life is highly necessary, but if distress succeed, dejection and despair will not afford relief. The best thing to be done when evil comes upon us, is not lamentation but...

    Richmond Weekly Palladium
    Richmond, Indiana

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    1924  September 28 – U.S. Army pilots John Harding and Erik Nelson complete the first round-the-world flight. It takes them 175 days and 74 stops before they finally returned to Seattle.

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    1922  Dirigible Z-2 Arrived At Arcadia, Cal., Today
    (Special to News by United Press.) Pacedonia, Cal., Today. - The Dirigible Z-2 arrived safely at Rose Field at Arcadia, Cal. at 9:25 a.m. to-day. The flight from San Francisco was without incident. Landing was perfect.

    Lebanon Daily News
    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

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    1878  The Hartford Religious Herald says the Town of Somers, Conn., has for twenty years taken the responsibility of all burials within its limits,
    and has supplied to all, rich and poor, high and low alike, a sexton, hearse and grave for the cost of four dollars. The Herald inquires if it would not be well to have all burials in towns and cities conducted "on this considerate and Christian principle of equality and economy."

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1878  Many funny fancies have come from Danbury, Conn.
    At least one funny fact comes from the same town. A Danbury man hired his divorced wife to attend to his present wife's child. - N. Y. Herald.

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    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1878  The Rev. J. D. Gillihand, the Rector of Trinity Church (Protestant Episcopal) at Bristol, Conn., the other day, astonished his congregation
    by sending them a letter announcing his resignation of his pastorate and his intention of joining the Roman Catholic Church. Not the slightest intimation of such a step had previously been given to the church or even to his family.

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    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1970  Third youth dies
    Riverside (AP) – David CRAWFORD, 13, died today of wounds suffered Thursday in a grenade explosion. Two playmates, Bobby Lee EWING and Ricky Lee LEAMON, also 13, were killed instantly. Police said the boys found the grenade buried beneath a bush in a neighbor’s backyard. An investigation uncovered 43 more grenades, police said.

    Reno Evening Gazette
    Reno, Nevada

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    America - Did you know?

     December 15, 1791 - First ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, are ratified.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     In the seventeenth century most of the world went to bed at nightfall because there was nothing else to do, and no easy or inexpensive artificial light. Candles were in use, to be sure, but a great many more of them were burned on the altars of the...Read MORE...

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