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Sunday, November 5, 2023

September 9 News - 1845 - Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

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 9, 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 9 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    The New Game
    Sold Everywhere
    Two Styles 25 & 50 Cts.
    Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    November 1898

    Founded in 1860, Milton Bradley Company is the oldest game manufacturer in the United States. Over the years Milton Bradley has marketed such classics as The Game of Life, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Twister, and Yahtzee. Since 1984 the company has operated as a division of the world’s largest toy company, Hasbro, Inc.

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    1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

    "The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of Ireland. The cause was actually an airborne fungus (phytophthora infestans) originally transported in the holds of ships traveling from North America to England.

    Winds from southern England carried the fungus to the countryside around Dublin. The blight spread throughout the fields as fungal spores... Read MORE...
    September 9, 1845


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Delicious Strawberry Dumplings - Put one pint of flour into a bowl; add to it half a teaspoonful of salt and a teaspoonful of baking powder; rub in carefully a tablespoon of butter, and add sufficient milk to just moisten. Knead lightly, ad...Read MORE...

    The Ladies' Home Journal, May 1898
    Mount Vernon, New York, USA

    1878 - Incendiaries At Work. A Costly Building Burned At Mount Vernon.

    Destruction By Fire of Cornelius Corson's Forty-Thousand Dollar Barn-An Extravagant Building In Ashes.

    A very large and costly barn on the property, a quarter of a mile north of the depot at Mount Vernon, formerly owned and occupied by Cornelius Corson, who was one of the prosperous associates of Tweed was burned to the ground yesterday morning, with all it's contents, except a few articles of small value that were saved. The property is in charge of Edward Carroll, who occupies the dwelling ... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 9, 1878

    Highest Award World's Fair Skates
    Barney & Berry, Springfield, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    December 1898

    The Barney & Berry company was founded at the old Warner's pistol plant near Springfield, Massachusetts. It was started by Everett Barney, a former supervisor of a small arms manufacturer during the Civil War who spent many a winter on the frozen ponds of nearby Framingham, and his old friend John Berry in 1865. Barney and Barney manufactured five hundred skates in their first year and later moved to Springfield, where they flourished in two locations for over fifty years.

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    Roswell, New Mexico, USA


    Roswell, N. M., Sept. 8 (AP) - A mid-air collision at 4000 feet between two Army training bombers cost the lives of six airmen Tuesday, two of them aviation cadets from the Roswell Army Flying School.

    The Army said two ships of a three-plane formation on a practice bombing mission collided and crashed 10 miles northwest of Roswell. One ship burned after striking the ground.

    The dead, as announced by the Army:
    Lieut. DAVID P. GRIFFITHS, 24, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Lieut. WILLIAM P. NEWBY, 22,...

    Albuquerque Journal -  Albuquerque, New Mexico -  September 9, 1942

    Madison, Indiana, USA


    A farmer named John BONNETT met with a severe accident on the Canaan Road, about four o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mr. BONNETT was sitting in the rear of a wagon loaded with furniture, bedding, tinware and a stove.

    When a short distance beyond Johnson & Clements' starch factory, the mules attached to the wagon frighted at the rattling and noise made by the stove and tinware going over a rough part of the road and started off rapidly. The jerk threw Mr. BONNETT out of the wagon, and he... Read MORE...

    Madison Daily Courier -  Madison, Indiana -  September 9, 1872

    San Francisco, California, USA

    1949 - CHINATOWN FIRE DAMAGE $20,000.

    San Francisco, Sept. 9. (AP) - A three alarm fire his Chinatown early Thursday.

    The blaze broke out in the basement of a vacant three story building on California street just above Grant. It was controlled in a half hour. Fire Chief EDWARD P. WALSH estimated damage at $20,000.

    Seventy five persons in an adjoining lodging house were evacuated. WALSH said the fire may have been started by an itinerate sleeping in the vacant building, formerly a hotel. Three firemen were hurt fighting the... Read MORE...

    Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  September 9, 1949


    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.
    Syracuse, New York, USA

    1924 - Hinds Killed in Race After Tribute to Geers; He Is Thrown From His Sulky at Syracuse Fair

    SYRACUSE, N. Y., Sept. 8 — In full view of several thousand persons who but an hour before had bared their heads and paid silent tribute to Edward F. (Pop) Geers, the veteran driver who was killed last week on a Southern track. Tommy Hinds, himself a veteran of Grand Circuit racing, was thrown to his death in a collision between sulkies on the race track at the New York State Fair grounds here late today.

    Hat in hand, with his head bowed, Hinds had been one of the Grand Circuit, drivers here ... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 9, 1924

    Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)


    James Jones of No. 76 Oakland street, Brooklyn, was impaled yesterday afternoon on the shaft of an express wagon while he was riding on the running board of a Third avenue trolley car in Brooklyn.

    The car had reached Twenty-fifth street and was going at high speed when the horse attached to the wagon turned out into the street. Jones could not climb into the car because of its crowded condition and he was stuck in the side by the shaft.

    The stick broke three ribs and penetrated his side,... Read MORE...

    Daily People -  New York, New York -  September 9, 1904

    1776  September 9 - Congress renames the nation "United States of America"
    On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the "United States" of America. This replaced the term "United Colonies," which had been in general use. In the Congressional declaration dated September 9, 1776, the delegates wrote, "That in all continental commissions, and other instruments, where, heretofore, the words 'United Colonies' have been used, the stile be altered for the future to the "United States."...

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    1947  September 9 –A moth lodged in a relay is found to be the cause of a malfunction in the Harvard Mark II electromechanical computer, logged as "First actual case of bug being found."

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    1839  September 9 – In the Great Fire of Mobile, Alabama hundreds of buildings are burned.

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    1944  September 9 - The "Great Atlantic Hurricane" ravaged the east coast.
    The storm killed 22 persons and caused 63 million dollars damage in the Chesapeake Bay area, then besieged New England killing 390 persons and causing another 100 million dollars damage.
    The Weather Channel

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    1930  ALBION, R. I. - Edward W. Theinert, 71, Socialist gubernatorial candidate in 1896, 1911, 1914, and 1924, dies.

    Fitchburg Sentinel
    Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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    1877  Printers are upstanding citizens?
    There are only three printers confined in Auburn, New York, prison. Among the convicts can be found twenty-seven clergymen, forty-two lawyers and thirteen doctors.

    The Independent Record
    Helena, Montana

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    Pinioned under the forward truck of a trolley car in Wyckoff avenue, near Temple avenue, Brooklyn, last night, George Schroeder, eight years old of No. 406 Ralph street, pluckily directed the efforts of men who worked for nearly an hour to extricate him. More than a score of men took hold of the car and lifted it from the tracks. The lad was badly cut and bruised and suffered from internal injuries. Dr. Tesiffer of the German Hospital, said his condition was precarious.

    Daily People
    New York, New York

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    1908  THREE KILLED IN EXPLOSION. Dynamite That Was Placed on a Steam Pipe Became Overheated.
    AGAWAM, Mass., Sept. 8. - Three men were killed and six others injured by the explosion of twenty pounds of dynamite on Provin Mountain, near the place where a contracting company is building a distributing reservoir in connection with the Springfield water supply system.

    The dead are Richard Plater, Antonio Mitta, and Joseph Bello, all laborers. Plater was a negro and the others were Italians. Fred Lovett, another laborer, received injuries which are expected to result in his...

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1840  A Canadian Heroine Dead
    At Lotbiniere, on 27th of July, at the age of 100 years and several months, Charlotte Oullet, of the parish of St Anne de la Pocatiere. This lady was one of a member of other young girls of St Ann, who put on men's apparel and shouldered the musket to drive out a detachment of English regulars who were amusing themselves by setting fir to the barns and dwellings of the inhabitants of St Anne during the siege of Quebec in 1759.

    New Hampshire Sentinel
    New Hampshire

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    America - Did you know?

     You don’t need to travel out of the country to see one of Egypt’s ancient ruins. A 3,000-year-old obelisk named Cleopatra’s Needle is located in New York’s Central Park. It stands about 66 feet tall, weighs somewhere near 220 tons. It was given as a ...Read MORE...


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Among Catholics, choice of first name wasn’t left to chance or parents’ imagination. On the contrary, the church liked to control the attribution of first names to ensure that on the day they were baptised, children received the name of a saint who...Read MORE... en/ nomsPrenoms.htm

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    Elms, Ridgefield, Conn.

    "...The Elms Inn is a charming 1799 historic New England inn located on tree-lined Main Street in beautiful Ridgefield, CT. Nestled among 3 acres of grounds and gardens, The Elms Inn includes 19 period rooms, suites, and luxury suites as well as the four star Elms Restaurant & Tavern just steps from our door.

    ...In 1760, Master cabinet-maker named Amos Seymour built a charming colonial house upon an historical American Revolutionary War battle site, and filled it with furnishings he painstakingly created by hand. Today this masterpiece and several other buildings comprise the historic Elms Inn..."

    "My Health is My Fortune"
    Ralston Health Club Breakfast Food
    Breakfast for a 2 Cent Stamp
    Purina Mills, St. Louis, Mo.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    October 1898

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    Died September 9


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