, Newburyport, MA

November 6, 2013

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1914, The Daily News reported that whooping cough, diphtheria and mumps continued to be prevalent in the city. Perhaps not so coincidentally, on the same day it was reported that some of the problems with the football team were “fumbling and weak tackling.”

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury