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OCTOBER 9 Monday fair day all day. Robert and I to school. Norris worked 1/2 a day. made apple cider in morning before school. saw Adina Mae at school and called her up at night. Mary, Robert, and I to movies at Waldorf, saw "Good Humor Man" (good) got home 9:30 oclock. OCTOBER 10 Tuesday good day all day, Men cut corn 1/2 a day. Robert and I to school. saw Adina Mae at school. Mary to work as usual. Walter Smoot and Wife and Boy up here at night. did not go anywhere at night. Robert made cider in afternoon. have made 18 gallons October 9-1701-Yale College formally opened in Connecticut. 1803-Funchal, Madeira, swept into the sea by a waterspout. 1888-Washington Monument first opened to the public. October 10-1845-U.S. Naval Academy opened at Annapolis, Md. 1883-Two-cent letter postage effective in U.S. 1938-Chaco boundary settled between Paraguay and Bolivia. OCTOBER 11 Wednesday fair day all day. Robert and I did not go to school. men finished cutting my corn. I disk land and cut hay over by Billingsly barn and down by old house. called Adina Mae up and went up there at night for a while. Mr Hearst and got rest of my straw. OCTOBER 12 Thursday good day all day. We went to school. Norris dug sweet potatoes & stored up tobacco. We went to Waldorf & got wire for baler and grass seed & came by dysons & ordered fertilizer for wheat. 4 tons $35.85 ton, called Adina Mae up at night. October 11-1614-What is now N.Y. first called "New Netherlands." 1811-First steam ferry in the world ran between N.Y. and Hoboken. 1916-French pursued retreating German east of St. Quentin. October 12-1492-Columbus sighted land; now observed as COLUMBUS DAY or Discovery Day. 1871-President Grant issued a proclamation against the activities of the Klu Klux Klan. 1892-Comet first discovered by photography.
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