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  • Tragic 1912 fire in San Antonio claims 8 lives, destroys St. John's Orphanage
    A tragic fire killed eight people, including three young children, and destroyed St. John's Catholic Orphans Home back in 1912. The fire started around 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, 1912, at the orphanage on the corner of San Saba and W. Houston Street, where CHRISTUS Santa Rosa now stands. According to the San Antonio Light, 87 children, ranging in age from 2 to 12 years old, and nine nuns were in the building at the time of the fire.
    - PUB DATE: 10/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOAI-TV NBC 4 San Antonio
  • U.S. records more than 90,000 COVID-19 cases in one day for the first time
    The United States reached a daily record for coronavirus when more than 90,000 cases were reported on Thursday, according to the latest NBC News tally. More than 30 states reported more than 1,000 cases. It was the first time the U.S. has crossed 90,000 cases in one day, almost 10,000 more than the previous high of 80,662 cases, which was set just a day before on Wednesday.
    - PUB DATE: 10/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
  • Family credits Kentucky firefighter with saving newborn daughter's life after premature delivery
    One week old and weighing a little more than 1 pound, Ellie Whitehall is beating all the odds in the Norton Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit. From Lebanon Junction, her family credits a firefighter for not only delivering Ellie but also saving the child's life. Ellie's mother, Brianna Whitehall, thought nothing of the pain she felt at the 24-week mark of her pregnancy.
    - PUB DATE: 10/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDRB-TV FOX 41 Louisville
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