Life and death in the great 1918 influenza pandemic

Wearing masks for protection, members of the St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps are seen on duty in October 1918, the worst month of the epidemic. (Library of Congress)

One hundred years ago, the deadliest health crisis in history killed an estimated 600 people in southeastern Connecticut.

Norwich's Dr. Patrick Cassidy House goes to tax foreclosure auction Saturday

The Norwich home of prominent 19th century resident Dr. Patrick Cassidy. Owner Gloria Woerheide purchased the building in 1998, saving it from imminent destruction. It is going up for a public tax foreclosure auction sale on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The 1890 Dr. Patrick Cassidy House at 98 Washington St. will be sold at a tax foreclosure auction at noon Saturday.

Centuries-old murder case to be revisited in New London

In the coming months, members of the community will be researching the case of Hannah Ocuish and revisiting it through a series of events that will take participants to four key locations.

Historic News Fronts

The Day front page from Jan. 21, 1954: World's first nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, launched at Electric Boat.
The Day front page from Feb. 7, 1978: Blizzard of '78 cripples region.
The Day front page from April 11, 1963: Sub Thresher vanishes in the Atlantic

Bootleggers and rumrunners in the Whaling City

In New London, there was the cat-and-mouse game of bootleggers and cops. But the city was also a major center of more ambitious law enforcement by the Coast Guard.

New London woman penned precursor to Green Book

A Niantic researcher has tracked down an interesting tidbit for local history buffs: The famed Green Book that helped African-Americans survive Jim Crow America may have had its genesis in New London.

Fundraising underway to give Leffingwell House Museum a new roof in 2020

The Society of the Founders is trying to raise $40,000 to replace the cedar shake roof at the 1675 Leffingwell House Museum this year.

Reclaiming the cemetery New London forgot

An obscure cemetery at Connecticut College is almost all that remains of a strange colonial religious community. A plaque just installed there was the work of several generations lasting over a century.

Presidential yacht Sequoia makes stop in New London

The presidential yacht Sequoia, a National Historic Landmark that hosted presidential cocktail parties and sit-downs with world leaders under eight different presidents, made a surprise visit to the Whaling City on Wednesday.

Then & Now

Then & Now: Then & Now: State and Bank Streets

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