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June 19, 1909

A new cult “Sect of the Crimson God” is investigated by police, and accused of practicing human sacrifices following “repeated disappearances of persons in the region where the sect is active.”

June 12, 1909

A near fatal brawl between two men for possession of a cigarette is instigated by an argument over who should smoke it.

June 12, 1909

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie is credited with founding 1800 public libraries, his donations “aggregating $51,596,963.”

June 12, 1909

A Polish miner is found slain on the Lackawanna railroad tracks with egregious injuries including a fractured skull, bullet holes in his kidneys, and knife wounds on his face.

June 12, 1909

An agreement between United Hatters of North America and the manufacturers is reached after a strike that “has closed twenty-two hat factories.”

June 5, 1909

An ocean pier near Cape May, N. J. is nearly demolished by a barge carrying “210 tons of stone” propelled by the tide “for a distance of two miles” before it struck.

June 5, 1909

A new daylight savings bill is introduced by Representative Peters, which “provides the arrangement of time shall be known as universal time.”

June 5, 1909

President Taft is the “central figure” in the service commemoration for the Gettysburg fighting of June and July 1863, where his daughter will “unveil the monument” for the soldiers.

May 22, 1909

John Lukacs is stabbed and killed by a Miss Pearl Paskyi, who acted in “defense of her honor”, during a dance they were both meant to be in attendance of.

May 22, 1909

John H. Sanderson is found dead in his apartment after suffering a heart attack, having been released from Dauphin country court on bail hours earlier.
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