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Mother Jones to Speak at Copper Mine Strike: This Week in History

Workers at a copper mine in Calumet, Mich., were striking this week 107 years ago, and 80-year-old union activist Mother Jones was expected to speak, several newspapers reported. On Aug. 2, union representatives claimed “the mining companies had organized a body of guards to take the place of state troops and stated that a reign […]

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Spanish-American War Progresses: This Week in History

There are contradicting reports out of the Spanish newspaper, the Imparcial, the Montreal Gazette reported July 21, 1898, on the progress of the Spanish-American War. One version of events said Spain should ask for peace because no other course of action was possible.  The other version was that the Americans have treated Spanish prisoners better […]

History United States Victorian era

Prayers for Missionaries: This Week in History

Members of the congregations of three churches – one Baptist, one Presbyterian and one Methodist – gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina, to pray for missionaries, the Raleigh Times reported June 25, 1900.  The missionaries were serving in China and the Far East during the early days of the Boxer Rebellion. The service opened with a […]

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Alexander Krieschwzi Goes to Trial for Murder: This Week in History

Seventeen-year-old Alexander Krieschwzi was on trial for the murder of his father, Lewis, the Evening Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, reported on June 9. 1908.  The teen was “a respectable-looking lad who did not appear to realize the seriousness of his position.” The elder Krieschwzi was murdered March 15, 1908, following an argument. According to the […]

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YMCA Campaign Raises $28,000: This Week in History

Among stories of crime and politics on the front page of the Colorado Springs Weekly Gazette on May 10, 1906, was a story of local interest.  A YMCA campaign had raised $28,000. Denver’s Simon Guggenheim made a generous $500 contribution to the organization’s Fifty Thousand Dollar Campaign, pushing it past the $28,000 mark. Other large […]

History United States Victorian era

California Columbian Club Prepares for the 1893 World’s Fair: This Week in History

California possibly would be the best represented state at the World’s Fair in Chicago, the Los Angeles Times declared April 9, 1893. The state’s building would be the largest structure on the fairgrounds that wasn’t built specifically for the exposition and was, in the opinion of the Times, “the most beautiful and attractive edifice within […]

Edwardian era History United States

Will Jim Crow Survive?: This Week in History

“‘Shall Jim Crow Prevail?’ The Burning Question,” an AP story in the Dallas Express asked March 29, 1919.  The question followed the bombing of two buildings in Southside Chicago. In 1896, the Supreme Court decision Plessy vs. Ferguson made separate-but-equal legal.  The question on the minds of many that March was whether the institution would […]

History United States Victorian era

Panama Statehood Considered: This Week in History

Republican senators eagerly agreed to a conference to discuss the Panama Canal Treaty, the Arizona Republic reported Feb. 18, 1903, bringing Sen. Matthew Quay’s dream of Panamanian statehood one step closer.  Quay hoped to carry the statehood bill through an appropriations bill. “It is said tonight that the consent of the senators without committing themselves […]

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Socialite Vivien Gould Marries an English Lord: This Week in History

Socialite Vivien Gould, daughter of financier George J. Gould and his wife, was prepared to marry her fiancé, Lord Decies with the “pride of wealth,” the Miami Herald reported Feb. 5, 1911. Gould and Decies were scheduled to marry two days later in New York City. “The affair now promises to be more gorgeous and […]

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