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  • Date contains "1909"

January 2, 1909

A boxing match between the current heavyweight champion against a “negro” boxer, who clearly dominates the fight against the white fighter.

January 2, 1909

Doctor Charles B. Smith was nearly blinded by a patient who threw acid in his face.

January 2, 1909

Dutch population eagerly awaits the coronation of their new queen, an effort that has “twice before” failed to happen.

January 2, 1909

An advertisement explains a natural way to make dark skin “a lighter natural color”.

January 2, 1909

An American consul, Arthur S. Cheney, and his wife die in the midst of an “earthquake disaster”.

January 2, 1909

There is a fire at a school in Oregon, and a teacher helps get the children out of the burning building before any of them are hurt.

January 9, 1909

A colored man is struck down by train engine while working on railroad tracks, and loses a leg, which results in his death.

January 9, 1909

Second floor of Easton Hall in Maryland gives away during a trial of a black defendant, leaving over thirty-six injured men and children.

January 9, 1909

Granddaughter of an esteemed war general opposes society’s rules and marries a man of Chinese origin.

January 9, 1909

Sickness spreading through stray dogs in Pittsburg kills a man and his wife, leaving their child orphaned
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