Sunday, June 3, 2018

1857 - The Kiss as an Elevator

Salem, Massachusetts, USA

1822 - Fire
The Cotton Factory, situate near Watertown Bridge, on Thursday morning last, about half past 7 o'clock, was, in the short space of about two hours, almost wholly destroyed. The fire originated in the garret, and probably is another instance of spontaneous combustion, from the cotton litter and sweeping of the Factory. The loss is extremely heavy, being estimated from 20 to 22,000 dollars, and... Read MORE...

The Salem Gazette -  Salem, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1822

G. Stammann
One Price Clothing House
Custom Clothes a Specialty
62 & 64 Michigan Ave., Detroit, Mich.
1857 - The Kiss as an Elevator
In a German tale, published some time since, is a description of 'The First Kiss' in the following sensation style -

'Am I really dear to you, Sophia?' I whispered, and pressed my burning lips to her rosy mouth. She did not say yes; she did not say no; but she returned my kiss, an the earth went from under my feet; my soul was no longer in the body; I touched the starts; I knew the happiness... Read MORE...

Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1857

Sheffield, Massachusetts, USA

The town of Sheffield was visited on Sunday afternoon with a terrific hail storm, commencing about 3 o'clock and raging with great fury for nearly three-quarters of an hour, breaking windows, leveling fences and uprooting trees. From 100 to 150 panes of glass were broken in several houses, and hail-stones fell measuring 2 1-2 inches in circumference. It passed from west to east over the north and ... Read MORE...

The Berkshire County Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1863

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

1870  Interesting Marriage

A clergyman of Putnam, Conn., recently married a couple on the cars, without the other passengers having any knowledge or suspicion of the transaction.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 4, 1870

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Old-Fashioned Brown Betty - Sprinkle a layer of sugar between the layers of apples and bread, and dust a little cinnamon over the top. Place the dish in a hot oven, covering for fifteen minutes, and bake for thrity minutes. Serve with a hard sauce.

The Ladies" Home Journal, February 1898
Malone, New York, USA

1870  A Malone, N. Y., dispatch of the 29th says the Fenian movement there had collapsed.

General Gleason, Dr. Donnelly, Colonel Cullen, and Captain Mannox, of the Fenian army, had been arrested by United States Marshal Quimby. About fifteen hundred Fenians were scattered all over the city and in camp, awaiting transportation.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 4, 1870

Nestle Food
New York, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never eat every morsel that is upon your plate; and surely no lady will ever scrape her plate, or pass the bread round it, as if to save the servants the trouble of washing it.

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
1887  The story of Ireland is best told by the following figures furnished by Mulhall, one of the most reliable statisticians of the day.

He says that during Victoria's reign there have died of starvation in Ireland 1,255,000 people; there have been evicted for non-payment of rent, 3,365,000; and there emigrated, 4,185,000.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 4, 1887

Berea, Ohio, USA

It Starts in a Photograph Gallery and Creates a Panic at the High School Commencement.

What threatened to be a disastrous fire broke out in Sommers’ photograph gallery in Berea about 8:30 o’clock last night. The flames communicated to a row of frame buildings adjoining but the fire was under control before serious damage was done. The high school commencement exercises were being held in Hulet ... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Cleveland, Ohio -  June 4, 1892

Detroit, Michigan, USA

1896  June 4 – The Ford Quadricycle, the first Ford vehicle ever developed, is completed, eventually leading Henry Ford to build the empire that "put America on wheels".

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on June 4, 1896, in the shed behind his home on Bagley Avenue in Detroit, Henry Ford unveils the "Quadricycle," the first automobile he ever designed or drove.
June 4, 1896

Lewiston, Maine, USA

1896 - Bicycles and Business. Hard Times Attributed in Part to the Wheeling Craze.
Now the bicycle is accused of responsibility for a lot of hard times in various lines of business. The theatrical man stands in front of his showhouse and swears as he sees the men and maidens wheeling by. The confectioner stands in his doorway and looks into his window full of unsold candy and says the bicycles are ruining his business. The clothier says he can't sell half as many fine clothes... Read MORE...

Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  June 4, 1896

Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA (Foxboro)

By Associated Press to The Sun.
Taunton, Mass., June 4. - A special from Foxboro, says:
This town is today dazed and panic-stricken. The town hall was burned probably by an incendiary this morning and though it was early in the morning, yet it has resulted in the death of one citizen, the fatal injury of another and the serious injury of two others. The loss is $40,000 and the scholars in the... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun  -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1900

Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1900 - EXPLOSION AT MOUNT VERNON - Station Destroyed by Flames Which Follow, and Station Agent Injured.

There Automobiles Imperilled by the Fire, Hotel Keeper to the Rescue—Company Sends an Old Car to Do Duty at a Depot, Decorated with Chalk Sign Writing.

Mount Vernon, N. Y., June 4.—The station of the Harlem River branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad at Baychester, Borough fo the Bronx, was wrecked yesterday by an explosion which set it on fire, and ... Read MORE...

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  June 4, 1900

Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Special to The New York Times.

Newport, R. I., June 3. - A vestibule car of the Newport & Fall River division of the Old Colony Street Railway Company, leaving Fall River at 6:10 o'clock this evening with eleven passengers, bound for points between that city and Newport, turned turtle thirty minutes later in Portsmouth. Spreading rails caused the accident.

MRS. GEORGE T. DOUGLASS, 40 years...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 4, 1910

Springfield, Vermont, USA

SPRINGFIELD, Vt.., June 4. - Three men were drowned in the Connecticut river here late last night after their automobile had gone through a fence and down a 60-foot embankment into the water. They were GEORGE ROARK, H. G. HANSON and his son, IVAN HANSON, 16 years old, all of East Barre.

A fourth occupant of the car, E. L. Blanchard, was thrown out on the river bank and escaped injury. The... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  June 4, 1923

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

NORWALK, June 3. (Special to the Telegram) - Flame shooting high into the air which could be sen(sic) many miles along Long Island sound, totally destroyed the summer home of H. A. Scofield, an official of the Shorehaven Realty Development Co. located on the Sprights Island in Norwalk harbor today. There is but one other house on the island. As far as could be learned there was no one on the... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 4, 1923

Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

1923 - Hagerstown, Md., Struck By Lightning. Jun. 1923 - Reporter Struck By Lightning And Instantly Killed
(International News Service) Hagerstown, Md., June 4. – Samuel ABRECHT, 21, a reporter of the News-Post of Frederick, was instantly killed when struck by lightning in a garage at Ridgeville, Md., during the storm yesterday afternoon. ABRECHT who was returning from an automobile trip to Washington, sought protection from the storm in the garage. The bolt struck a tree nearby and entered the garage ... Read MORE...

New Castle News -  New Castle, Pennsylvania -  June 4, 1923

Butler, Pennsylvania, USA


Butler, June 4. - Chester Curry, a farmer, was killed by lightning late Wednesday. Fire resulting from lightning destroyed a 5000 barrel steel oil tank with an estimated loss of $25.000.

The Gettysburg Times -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  June 4, 1925

1860  June 4 - Iowa's Commanche Tornado , with wind speeds estimated in excess of 300 mph, was unquestionably one of the worst experienced by early settlers, with nearly a million dollars damage.

The Weather Channel

1870  The hair dressers' shops of Madrid are crowded with girls anxious to sell their hair - so much misery there is in Spain.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Twenty four thousand emigrants left Germany during the first four months of the present year.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A sexton in Middlesex, England, while digging a grave, found twenty-five silver coins, dating back to the Stuart period.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The British House of Lords has officially decided that a man cannot marry his widow's sister.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The King of Sweden intends to make a journey round the world.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1876  June 4 - An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.

1892  June 4 - Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die

America - Did you know? April 22, 1889 - Oklahoma is opened to settlers.

Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French provinces of Normandy, Maine, and Anjou, where most of the French settlers in the St Lawrence valley originated. The typical house was made of wood and had low walls, a steep roof, small windows, and few interior divisions. It was adapted to the northern climate by raising the ground floor to accommodate heavy snow accumulation and by adding multiple chimneys and dormers. The farmhouse also came to be characterized by a verandah, extended belcast eaves supported by a row of narrow columns, and a roof covered in sheet metal.

Mutlicultural Canada: Quebec to 1800 (

C. C. C.
Connecticut Clothing Co.
Bates & Lindsey
Putnam, Conn.
Southbridge, Mass.
Died June 4