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Old 07-24-2019, 07:01 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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The News Boy (Scott County Mo) July 17, 1895 Pg2

It is reported that Mrs. H.H. Holmes, wife of the notorious insurance swindler, has turned against her husband, believing him to be a scoundrel and murderer.

(I'm surprised he didn't bump her off.)







Caroline Quarlls (1826-1892)
First enslaved person to travel through Wisconsin using the Underground Railroad.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_Quarlls
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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An airplane was said to have been flown before the Wright Brothers, by a school teacher named Jacob Brodbeck. If recognized, Kitty Hawk would have been replaced in history by Brodbeck's home town, Luckenbach, Texas, which didn't then become famous until it was a ghost town..
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:18 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Ripley County Democrat (Doniphan, Mo) September 18, 1908

A boy by the name of Gore, residing near Van Buren, wrecked a passenger train last week. He placed a spike on the track to see if the engine would flatten it out. He said he had no idea it would wreck the train.





Chariton Courier (Chariton County, Mo) June 21, 1879 Pg3

John Comforth was found hanging to a tree in the center of the city of Atchison, Kansas, last Monday morning about daylight. He had suicided, and added to his sin by stealing the rope off a cow to do it with. Kansas is becoming demoralized.






World's Oldest Newspapers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...est_newspapers
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:31 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Scott County Kicker (Benton, Mo) August 9, 1902 Pg2

LAST MAN TO BE TORTURED

J.B. Matzenaur, who died recently at Appenzeil, in Switzerland, was the last man who was subjected to judicial torture in that country. He was accused of murder in the 1840s and was subjected to the neckscrew and other medieval machines without confessing. He was later shown to be innocent.


I was curious to find out what a neckscrew was but was unable to find anything on the internet. I did find these sites that show many of the torture contraptions they used back in those days.
The guy operating the guillotine in the first link looks like George Washington.

https://criminal.media/the-25-most-u...orture-devices




The Vice | Torture Museum
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:04 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Scott County Kicker (Benton, Mo) August 9, 1902 Pg2

THE LARGEST AUTOMOBILE

The largest automobile in the world is being constructed for a Parisian doctor. In it, accompanied by two medical students, he intends to make a trip around the world. It will have two sleeping apartments, a large workroom and four big tanks for storing oil.

( I searched but couldn't find anymore info about it. Guess they gave up on it.)





Scott County Kicker (Benton, Mo) August 16, 1902 Pg2

SMALLEST WAGES IN THE WORLD

Less than one-sixth of a penny per hour represents the earnings of the cottage weavers of Boehmerwald, Bohemia, who are reduced almost to starvation by the depression in the continental linen industry.





Mansfield Mirror (Wright County, Mo) July 24, 1913 Pg2

CHILD'S BONES IN NEST

A party of hunters have captured two royal eagles with their young on the Alps, near the Ledro Valley. In the eagles' nest were found the bones of a child, as well as the bones of ducks, hares, a chamois, a fox and numerous birds.




President Millard Fillmore's great-grandfather, John Fillmore, was captured by pirates on September 5, 1723.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:44 PM
 
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Convicted murderer Hamida Djandoubi, age 27, became the last person to meet his end by the “National Razor” after he was executed by the guillotine in 1977. Still, the machine’s 189-year reign only officially came to an end in September 1981, when France abolished capital punishment for good.


https://www.ina.fr/video/CAA7701152601
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:23 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Cape Girardeau Democrat May 30, 1891

The boat that bore the body of John Wilkes Booth away from Washington, down the Potomac, has been sold for $15,000 and will be converted into a Philadelphia coal barge. The boat is the Monitor Saugus, and she has lain for 17 years at the Washington navy yard. She bears several huge dents imprinted in her stalwart sides through the force of cannon balls. Her turret also shows several huge dents, as well as the pilot house.





Rich Hill Tribune (Rich Hill Mo) January 28, 1904 Pg2

THREE BOY TRAIN WRECKERS

Las Vegas, N.M.--Three boys, Myron Aldrich, aged 14, Lowell Ellis, aged 13, and William Danton, aged 15, were arrested here Sunday and confessed to wrecking an extra Denver & Rio Grande freight train at Florence, Col., January 10. The boys said they were after the passenger train, which was late, and intended robbing the dead and injured passengers.

(Vicious little bast**ds, wonder what their punishment was ?)






Glenn Strange, the actor who played Sam the bartender on Gunsmoke, was an 8th generation grandson of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:15 PM
 
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Edwin Booth, the famous Shakespearean actor, once reached down and rescued/ saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's SON who had fallen off a platform in front of an approaching train at the station in Jersey City, N.J.

Some years later, Edwin Booth's BROTHER John murdered Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater.

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Old 08-25-2019, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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During WWII, Icelandic males were outnumbered by foreign soldiers, British, American and Canadian.

In 1941, the Icelandic Minister of the Judiciary investigated "The Situation", and the police tracked 500+ women who had been having sex with the soldiers. Many were upset that the foreign troops were "taking away" women, friends, and family. During 1942 two facilities opened to house such women who had relations with the soldiers. Both closed within a year, after investigations determined that most liaisons were consensual. About 332 Icelandic women married foreign soldiers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Iceland
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Edwin Booth, the famous Shakespearean actor, once reached down and rescued/ saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's SON who had fallen off a platform in front of an approaching train at the station in Jersey City, N.J.

Some years later, Edwin Booth's BROTHER John murdered Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater.
I remember reading about this one years ago. Good job.
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