Daily Archives: September 22, 2014

Saturday September 22, 1934

No Post today.  She is wrapping up her first month of teaching 8th grade in Roswell and still waiting to receive a letter from Carsey.  Things really pick up in October including her social life and her letter writing!

Still it was a Saturday 80-years-ago and this was what was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post


Here’s what else was happening 80-years-ago today:

266 dead in Gresford Disaster

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gresford disaster
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The memorial at Gresford Heath, incorporating the old pit wheel, commemorating the victims of the Gresford disaster.
Date 22 September 1934
Location Gresford near Wrexham, Wales
Deaths 266
Verdict underground explosion (exact cause not determined)

The Gresford Disaster occurred on 22 September 1934 at Gresford Colliery, Gresford near Wrexham, in north-east Wales when an explosion killed 266 men and boys. The cause was never proved but an inquiry found that a number of factors such as failures in safety procedures and poor mine management contributed to the disaster. Gresford remains one of Britain’s worst coal miningdisasters and mining accidents. Only eleven bodies were ever recovered. The remains of the other victims were left entombed within the colliery’s permanently-sealed damaged district

And here is a list of Science News from September 22, 1934…anything look like it could be on today’s top google search?

September 22, 1934