The Week of December 4, 1851

National News:

  • 450 school children escaped a fire at Ward school No. 18 in New York.
  • Guides rescued a Mr. Bainbridge as he came close to going over Niagra Falls, who held onto a rock for half an hour before help arrived.

World News: 

  • The banks of France and Austria were in a poor state. Distrust of government made for poor economic conditions.
  • Louis Napoleon assumed dictatorship of France following a coup d’ etat.

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