Sunday, May 6, 2018

1887 - TERRIFIC UPHEAVAL. REMARKABLE EFFECT OF AN EARTHQUAKE IN ARIZONA. SEVERAL MOUNTAIN PEAKS CRUMBLE NEATH THE SHOCK - OTHERS SUDDENLY DEVELOP INTO BLAZING VOLCANOES - MUCH DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.

Rochester, New York, USA

1846 - DESTRUCTIVE CONFLAGRATION AT ROCHESTER.
A fire broke out at Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday morning in the billiard room of Geo. W. Hall, adjoining the office of the Democrat, and in a short time the whole block, from the Arcade on Buffalo Street, to Hamilton's book store on State Street, was enveloped in flames.

The third story of the corner building was occupied by Strong & Dawson, of the Daily Democrat. Most of the types and cases... Read MORE...

American Republican and Baltimore Daily Clipper -  Baltimore, Maryland -  May 6, 1846
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The Clinton Safety Pin
The Oakville Company
Waterbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Lewiston, Maine, USA

1886 - History of a Pill Box - Found in the Drawer of a Lewiston Sewing Machine
“Hello, what's this!” exclaimed a Lewiston sewing-machine agent, as he picked a pill-box out of the drawer of a sewing-machine, Thursday morning, and unscrewing the lid disclosed a very pretty gold locket. “She didn't happen to open the the box, now did she.” continued he, musing. Finally, when he got ready, this was the story that he told. The sewing machine was rented to a Lewiston woman who... Read MORE...

Lewiston Evening Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  May 6, 1886
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Tucson, Arizona, USA

1887 - TERRIFIC UPHEAVAL. REMARKABLE EFFECT OF AN EARTHQUAKE IN ARIZONA. SEVERAL MOUNTAIN PEAKS CRUMBLE NEATH THE SHOCK - OTHERS SUDDENLY DEVELOP INTO BLAZING VOLCANOES - MUCH DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.
Swallowed Up.
Tucson, A.T., May 6. - This place was shaken by an earthquake at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday. No one was injured, but considerable damage was done to buildings. Goods were thrown from the shelves in stores and many houses here were cracked. The shock was accompanied by a rumbling sound. Many clocks were stopped and the entire population fled to the streets terrorstricken. The court house... Read MORE...

The Decatur Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  May 6, 1887
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Paterson, New Jersey, USA

1896 - ONE KILLED AND A DOZEN INJURED. RESULT OF A RUNAWAY ACCIDENT IN PATERSON, N. J.
Paterson, N. J., May 5. - One child was killed, another probably fatally hurt, and a dozen adults more or less bruised by a frightened team on Main Street, near Market, this morning.

The accident took place during a circus parade while the sidewalks were packed with people. A team attached to a loaded coal wagon became frightened, and, getting beyond the control of the driver, WILLIAM H.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 6, 1896
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Delicious Strawberry Dumplings - Put one pint of flour into a bowl; add to it half a teaspoonful of salt and a teaspoonful of baking powder; rub in carefully a tablespoon of butter, and add sufficient milk to just moisten. Knead lightly, ad roll out into a sheet aobut a sixteenth of an inch in thickness. Cut with a large round cutter; put three strawberries in the center of each round; fold over the dough, rolling it carefully so that you cannot see the opening; stand in a greased baking-pan; brush the top with milk, and bake in a quick oven for fifteen minutes.

The Ladies' Home Journal, May 1898
Greenville, North Carolina, USA

1899 - DISASTROUS FIRE IN GREENVILLE, N. C.
Greenville, N. C., May 5. - Fire started at 10 o'clock last night in the upper floor of the two-story building occupied by E. M. CHEEK as a bar room. An entertainment was in progress at the Opera House at the time, and the people rushed out almost panic stricken. The fire raged two hours before it could be gotten under control. Both sides of Main Street, from the corner of Fourth Street to Bank... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 6, 1899
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1898 Free Fairy Calendar

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Burrillville, Rhode Island, USA (Harrisville)

1899  LOSSES BY FIRE.

WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 5. - Part of the plant of the Mapleville Woolen Mills, near Harrisville, in the town of Burrillville, was burned to-day, causing a loss estimated at $23,000, covered by insurance. The property has been idle for several months.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 6, 1899
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

1907 - MET DEATH IN WRECK - LAKE SHORE FIREMAN A. L. WENGER LOSES LIFE
At Kalamazoo - Others Injured -- Train Struck Street Sweeper - Eighteen Cars Piled Up.

Lake Shore Fireman A. L. Wenger was scalded to death in a freight wreck at the Portage street crossing in Kalamazoo at 1:30 o'clock this morning and other men were injured and nineteen cars were piled up.

Engineer Ira J. Miller of the corner of Second and Harrison streets is suffering from the tearing of... Read MORE...

Elkhart Daily Review -  Elkhart, Indiana -  May 6, 1907
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Do not make any display of affection for even your dearest friend; kissing in public, or embracing, are in bad taste. Walking with arms encircling waists, or such demonstrative tokens of love, are marks of low breeding.

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1975  May 6 - A massive tornado hit Omaha, NE, killing three persons, injuring 133 others, and causing 150 million dollars damage.

The tornado struck during the late afternoon moving northeastward through the industrial and residential areas of west central Omaha, and lifting over the northern section of the city. The twister, which cut a swath ten miles long and as much as a quarter of a mile wide, was the mostly costly in U.S. history up til that time.

WeatherForYou.com
May 6, 1975
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1877  May 6 - The famed Indian warrior Crazy Horse surrendered, along with 1,000 of his followers near Camp Robinson. He was later killed.

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1933  May 6 - Charleston, SC, was deluged with 10.57 inches of rain, an all- time 24 hour record for that location.

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1941  May 6 – At California's March Field, entertainer Bob Hope performs his first USO Show.

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America - Did you know? August 15, 1914 - Panama Canal opens to traffic.

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Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1800s, New France had a population of about 4 million. 1/2 were Catholic. 1/2 were Protestant. 1/3 of the population was French speaking.

Canada: A People's History (www.cbc.ca/ history/)

The Olympia Self-Playing Music Box
F. G. Otto & Sons
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Died May 6

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