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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

August 26 News - 1869 - How Embarrassing is This? Seal Steals Man's Clothing

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated August 26, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the August 26 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...

    Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No opposition force or elected chamber could stand in his way or challenge his decision.

    But he was in no way a capricious tyrant who arbitrarily terrorized defenseless subjects. Convinced of the greatness of France, then the dominant power on the international scene, the Sun King respected inherited... Read MORE...

    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
    August 26, 1660

    Hunt and Adams
    Des Moines, Iowa

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    Pittsfield, Maine, USA

    1906 - JEROME IN TRAIN WRECK ON MAINE RAILROAD. Escapes with R. Fulton Cutting, Judge Crane, and W. G. Hooke. MAN KILLED, THREE HURT.

    Knickerbocker Limited, Bound for Bar Harbor, In Collision with Runaway Freight Car.

    PITTSFIELD, Ma., Aug. 25. - One man was killed and three others slightly injured to-day in a collision between a runaway freight car and the Knickerbocker Limited, bound from New York to Bar Harbor, on the Maine Central Railroad. The victim was Louis A. Gilbert of Bangor, a traveling engineer employed by the road. The injured men were train hands.

    A number of prominent New York people were passengers on... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1906


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    How To Fry Quick Doughnuts

    Put a frying kettle half full of fat over the fire to heat.

    Shift together one pound of flour, one teaspoonful each of salt and bicarbonate of soda, and half a saltspoon full of grated nutmeg.

    Beat half a pound of ...

    March 17, 1885 Daily Missoulian
    Belfast, Maine, USA


    Belfast, Me., Aug. 25.
    MISS REDEMPORT, aged eighty, perished in the Frothingham House destroyed in the conflagration

    yesterday. The Bangor boat this morning brought a large supply of provisions sent by the citizens of that place for sufferers by the fire. The total loss and the insurance is not yet ascertained.
    Among the heaviest losers by the fire are the following:
    N. Harden, storehouses, losses $25,000, insurance $15,000.
    R. Sibley, buildings, molasses and sugar, loss $50,000,...

    Sandusky Daily Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  August 26, 1873

    G. Stammann
    One Price Clothing House
    Custom Clothes a Specialty
    62 & 64 Michigan Ave., Detroit, Mich.

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    Denver, Colorado, USA


    Denver, Col., Aug. 25. - An accident occurred on an east-bound Union Pacific express at Sand Creek bridge, 10 miles east of here, last night, resulting in the death of Engineer MASTERTON and the serious wounding of two or three trainmen. The Union Pacific and Burlington bridges across this Sand Creek, almost parallel, and within a few feet of each other. When the engineer of the Union Pacific train, which leaves here about 30 minutes ahead of the Burlington train, was withing a few feet of the... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1887

    Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA (Romney's Marsh)


    Chelsea, Mass., Aug. 25. - A brick wall forty-five feet high collapsed today in Chelsea Square, burying beneath it some thirty workmen. Eight were killed outright or died in ambulances on the way to hospitals. Twenty others were injured, eleven of whom were taken to hospitals in a serious condition.
    Those killed were:
    MEYER ARTWOK, of Chelsea.
    FERRI SANTE, of Boston.
    FELECHI GENELIFA, of Boston.
    MORRIS ZACHLAD, of New York.
    JOSEPH ADLER, of Malden.
    JOHN COSTELLO, of Lynn.
    CARMELLO...

    New York Tribune -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1908


    1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

    A dark and dingy kitchen is very detrimental to the health of a household, for cleanliness can hardly be expected to prevail when the light of day does not frequently penetrate. Every housekeeper ought regularly to visit her servants' surroundings,...Read MORE...

    Advice for Ladies - The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
    Saratoga, New York, USA (Schuylerville) (Victory)



    Special to The New York Times.

    Saratoga, N.Y., Aug. 25. - MISS FANNIE BIDEN of 871 Union Street, Brooklyn, who for several weeks has been a guest at Congress Hall, was probably fatally injured on South Broadway, near Circular Street, this morning.

    Accompanied by her sister, MISS MARY BIDEN, with whom she was walking, she started to cross the street, when both were knocked down and run over by a runaway horse.

    They were...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1902

    Concord, New Hampshire, USA

    1896 - SEVERAL PASSENGERS INJURED - And Three May Die as the Result of a Railroad Accident.

    CONCORD, N. H., Aug. 27. - The down express on the Concord Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad due here at 2:28 P. M. left the rails on account of a defective switch near Ferry Street, throwing several cars from the track and injuring several passengers. An ambulance with a corps of physicians has gone to the scene of the wreck.

    The train was heavily loaded, many of the passengers being on their way from the veteran's reunion at the Weirs. The speed of the train was moderate, and the... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1896

    1880  August 26 — Competing circus owners P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey sign a contract in Bridgeport, Connecticut to create the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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    1904  IN ST. LOUIS. Tornado Kills Two and Injures Many — Heavy Property Loss.
    St. Louis, Aug. 20.— A tornado of small proportions but of extreme fury, swept down upon the residence portion of North St. Louis Friday, resulting in the death of two persons, injury to probably 50 and damage to property estimated at $100,000. Venice, Ill., Aug. 20—The tornado that swept across the river from North St. Louis late Friday killed Mrs. Margaret Beal here, injured ten others and caused considerable damage to property.

    Waconia Patriot
    Waconia, Minnesota

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    1748  August 26 - The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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    1869  Seal Steals Man's Clothing
    A young man lately went in bathing at Lotbiniere, province of Quebec, placing his clothes upon what he supposed was a stone. It turned out to be a seal basking in the sun, which was thus disturbed, and made for the water, with the young man's clothing.

    New Hampshire Sentinel
    New Hampshire

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    Michigan Section Storm Swept, and Creek Overflows, Flooding Houses. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 25. - A storm of cyclone proportions raged today north of Grand Rapids and crops, standing, timber and many buildings were ruined. The terrific wind was accompanied by a heavy rain. Asylum Creek at Traverse City overflowed, flooding a number of residences.

    Morning Oregonian
    Portland, Oregon

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    1868  Derailed Train for Fun
    The man who placed the rails on the Shore Line Railroad, on the 15th inst., which resulted in throwing the engine off the track at Stony Creek Bridge, has been caught. He turns out to be a wandering, shoeless vagrant, who says that he put the rails on the track for fun, and waited in the bushes nearby to see the result. His name is William Warner, and he belongs in Warwick, Rhode Island.
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    America - Did you know?

     March 3, 1931 - The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     The Canadian horse was introduced to New France in July of 1665. The first load of twelve horses was sent by King Louis XIV... From 1665 to 1793, the horse population in New France grew from 12 to 14,000 animals... For almost one hundred years, the...Read MORE...

    The Story of the Canadian Horse ( breed.htm)

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    C. R. Ferguson & Son,
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    Dover, Delaware

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    Died August 26


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