Archive for November 19th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy death toll and causes

The New York Times yesterday had a story and graphic that identified the 97 people who perished in the New York/New Jersey region during Hurricane Sandy. It also listed their causes of death which I found very instructive. Here are the causes of death, listed in order of frequency: Drowning…

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Lincoln Spoke at Gettysburg ~ November 19, 1863

Lincoln at Gettysburg on November 19, 1963  (hatless in the center),  Library of Congress photo In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln was invited to deliver some remarks at the official dedication ceremony for the National Cemetery of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, on the site of one of the bloodiest and most decisive…

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Looking for Jack Boston

The following showed up as a comment and came to me by email. I’ve never heard of Jack Boston but thought some of our readers might have. Please leave a comment on this post if you have any info. I am looking for a picture of a man by the…

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