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1868 - Walking Match at Bedford, Mass.


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Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

1853 - Destructive Fires in Lowell-Merrimack Mill Burnt.
A slip from the office of the Lowell Vox Populi states that a destructive fire occurred at Mechanics' Mills, in that city on Wednesday night, which destroyed property to the amount of from $12,000 to $15,000. The parties who suffered by the fire were WEBSTER & LEWIS, sash and blind makers; BROOKS & TYLER, stable keepers; ISAAC PLACE, sash and blind dealer; GEORGE FISKE, store-house for bobbins;... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 18, 1853
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Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

1866 - A Noble Act of Heroism
One night last week while a train on the Grand Trunk line was passing through St. Hyacinthe, C. W., a young gentleman, Mr. Bachand, noticed that a house was on fire, while the people seemed not to be awakened up. He urged the conductor to stop the train, or at least to slacken it, but met with a refusal. - The courageous young man leaped from the cars, broke his leg, and yet crept to the burning... Read MORE...

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  June 18, 1866
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Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1868 - Walking Match at Bedford, Mass.
Boston, Wednesday, June 17.
A walking match of 100 miles, for a purse of $1,000 and the championship of New-England, between a young man named McEtterick and T. A. Scott, commenced yesterday at Mystic Park, in Beford, which resulted to-day in McEtterick's winning the match in 21 hours 6 minutes and 44 seconds. Scott gave out on the 99th mile, having been 21 hours 19 minutes and 8 seconds in... Read MORE...

The New York Times  -  New York, New York -  June 18, 1868
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Groton, Massachusetts, USA

1868  17 Pound Tumor

Mr. Luther Shattuck, of Groton, Mass., had a tumor removed from his neck, on the 11th inst., 16 inches long, 11 inches wide, 7 inches thick, weighing 17 pounds. The operation was skillfully performed by Dr. Norman Smith, of that place.

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The Farmers' Cabinet -  New Hampshire -  June 18, 1868
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fish Cakes - Cold boiled codfish, either fresh or salt, remove the bones and mince the meat; take two-thirds as much warm mashed potatoes as fish, add a little butter and sufficient beaten eggs or milk to make the whole into a smooth paste, season with pepper, make into cakes about an inch thick; sprinkle them with flour and fry brown in butter.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 2, 1881
Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

1868  Sinking of an American Barge Near Batiscan - The Captain Impaled on an Anchor Fluke

The steamship Hibernian, when outward bound, near Batiscan, ran into an American barge loaded with sugar ans sunk her yesterday. The loss will be $12,000. The fluke of the anchor penetrated the captain's body and he was not discovered till she arrived in port, when he was found hanging on the anchor. The barge was consigned to Nelson Davis, but her name cannot yet be ascertained.

The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  June 18, 1868
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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1882 - Tornado
KANSAS CITY, June 17. - This city was visited last night by a terrific tornado, which unroofed and overturned houses, blew down trees and fences and worked general havoc. Fowler Brother's cooper were blown down, and Thoman madden, who was in the latter, was killed. The Howell Hotel, at Roseda's a suburban town, was also blown down, killing William Reese, Fred Powell had a leg broken. At... Read MORE...

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger -  Macon, Georgia -  June 18, 1882
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Rutland, Vermont, USA

1900 - RUTLAND RAILROAD TRAINS COLLIDE. Freight Wreck on Rutland Railroad.
Owing to a mix-up in train orders two freight trains collided near Gassetts on the Rutland railroad about noon Saturday. No one was injured, but the front ends of both engines were smashed in and three box cars were demolished. It was reported that one of the train crews had orders to meet the other train at Gassetts and the other was ordered to meet at Chester. The collision occurred upon a new... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  June 18, 1900
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Schenectady, New York, USA

1900 - MRS. ROGERS'S DEATH.
She Lived But Twenty Minutes After the Accident.

Providence, June 27 - Details have been received of the tragic death in Schenectady Monday evening of Mrs. H. T. Rogers, wife of a well-known physician of this city. Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Jacob W. Clute, wife of a former Mayor of Schenectady, jumped from a carriage during a runaway and were killed. Mrs. Robert J. Landon, two young children of... Read MORE...

Pawtucket Times -  Pawtucket, Rhode Island -  June 18, 1900
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

When in the car if you find the exertion of talking painful, say so frankly; your escort cannot be offended.

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
Columbus, Ohio, USA

1907 - BIG FOUR TRAIN WRECK. ONE OF THE FASTEST TRAINS ON NEW YORK CENTRAL WENT THRU OPEN SWITCH AT COLUMBUS, O. MANY PASSENGERS ARE INJURED.
Columbus, O., June 18 - Big Four passenger train No. 19, one of the fastest trains on the New York Central lines, went thru an open switch today in the northern part of the city and is now lying on its side along the tracks. Several passengers were injured. Several of them are wondering how they escaped being instantly killed.

The train was rushing along according to one of the passengers at... Read MORE...

Winona Republican Herald -  Minnesota -  June 18, 1907
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Gardiner, Maine, USA

1912  FIRE DESTROYS MILL

Gardiner, Me., June 18 - Fire today destroyed the mill of the Oakland Manufacturing Co. Woodworkers and dealers in Southern lumber, and two adjoining dwellings. The loss was $20,000. The mill was insured.

Fitchburg Daily Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  June 18, 1912
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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1912 - WOMAN AVIATOR KILLED. MISS JULIA CLARK OF CHICAGO FALLS AT SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
Springfield, Ill., June 17. - MISS JULIA CLARK was killed while making her first flight in an aeroplane at the fair grounds tonight. She fell into a tree.

MISS CLARK was a Chicago girl who became interested in aviation during the International Aviation Meet in Chicago in August, 1911. Last fall she went to San Diego, Cal., to learn to operate a biplane. She was successful, and was the third... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 18, 1912
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North Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

1912 - BOARDING HOUSE DESTROYED AT NORTH HAMPTON
Shortly after 2 o'clock this Tuesday morning fire destroyed the meadow Brook Inn at Little River, North Hampton.

The building was used for a summer boarding house and was owned by Frank Brown.

As it was unoccupied at the time, the origin of the fire is a mystery.

When discovered the fire had gained good headway. The chemical engine belonging to the town was brought out, but owing to the... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  June 18, 1912
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Casper, Wyoming, USA

1921 - OIL SET AFIRE BY LIGHTNING. SEVERAL LARGE TANKS BURNING AT CASPER; ONE MAN IS INJURED.
Casper, Wyo., June 18. - Several large tanks containing about 445,000 barrels of crude and fuel oil were burning here this afternoon after being struck by lightning. The fire is centered in the Midwest Refining company's tank farm.

Chemicals were used in an effort to extinguish the fire, but without success. The city was darkened by billows of smoke which spread over it. Officials would not... Read MORE...

Ogden Standard-Examiner -  Ogden, Utah -  June 18, 1921
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

1922 - ATTACKED BY FISH, YOUNG LADY DIES
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 17. — Supposedly attacked by barracuda, a species of carnivorous fish, while swimming near the municipal pier today, Miss Dorothy MacLatchie, a high school student, received injuries which proved fatal after she was brought ashore. Miss MacLatchie, who was considered an expert swimmer, was with a friend when bitten by the fish, and was towed more than half a mile by her ... Read MORE...

Gazette-Telegraph -  Colorado Springs, Colorado -  June 18, 1922
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Davenport, Iowa, USA

1923 - 9 HURT WHEN ROLLER COASTER CARS CRASH AT DAVENPORT PARK.
Davenport, Ia., June 18. - One person was seriously injured and eight others received minor injuries in a roller coaster accident at Forrest Park, a local amusement resort Sunday night.
The injured are:
MARY TAYLOR, 16, skull fractured, may die.
WOOD TAYLOR, 29, nose broken.
AUBREY TAYLOR, 18, leg mangled.
CHARLES FORGEE, 20, legs lacerated.
LORETTA THOMPSON, 16, broken jaw.
ARTHUR WENTZ,... Read MORE...

Waterloo Evening Courier -  Iowa -  June 18, 1923
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1958 - 18 BELIEVED KILLED IN COLLAPSE OF SPAN.
Vancouver, B. C. (AP) - Skindivers worked in bright sunlight Wednesday to recover the last of 18 men killed or believed buried in the twisted wreckage of the collapsed Second Narrows Bridge.

Fourteen bodies were in the Vancouver morgue. Two others were located late Tuesday after two sections of the nearly-completed 16 million dollar bridge collapsed into Burrad Inlet, but could not be... Read MORE...

The Daily Chronicle -  Centralia, Washington -  June 18, 1958
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Anaheim, California, USA

1966 - MONORAIL KILLS YOUTH CLIMBING ON TRACK.
Anaheim, Calif. - The Disneyland monorail train Friday night slammed into and killed a 19-year-old youth who had climbed 20 feet to a trestle in an apparent effort to gain free entrance into the Anaheim amusement park.

THOMAS GUY CLEVELAND of Northridge was crushed between the train and a protective plastic canopy which extends on either side of the monorail trestles beneath the... Read MORE...

Press-Telegram -  Long Beach, California -  June 18, 1966
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1682  June 18 - Philadelphia is founded by William Penn

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1948  June 18 – LP record – Columbia Records introduced its long playing 33 1/3 rpm phonograph format.

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1963  June 18 - 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school

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America - Did you know? July 7, 1898 - U.S. annexes Hawaii by an act of Congress.

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Quebec - Did you know? People of New France were rewarded for having large families - 10 children - 300 pounds per year; 12 children - 400 pounds.

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