Thursday, June 28, 2018


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Desjardins Limitee
Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

1825 - 700 Irish Arrive
Montreal, June 18. - On Thursday the Lady Sherbrook and Quebec steam boats brought from Quebec about 700 Irish emigrants, sent out by Government. Without being permitted to enter the town the proceeded immediately to Lachine, to be conveyed by water to their destination in Upper Canada. So large a body of emigrants may easily be supposed to have presented a very motly appearance, but it is matter ... Read MORE...

Alexandria Gazette -  Alexandria, Virginia -  June 28, 1825

Dunstable, Massachusetts, USA

1869  Strict Laws

At Dunstable, Mass., in 1651, dancing at weddings was forbidden, and in 1660 William Walker was imprisoned for a month for courting a maid without the leave of her parents. In 1675 the wearing of long hair and ribbons to tie it were prohibited by severe penalties.
Cincinnati Daily Gazette -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  June 28, 1869

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Grean Pea Soup - Shell two quarts of fresh green peas; wash the shells, and cover them with a quart of water; boil five minutes, drain. Add to this water, the peas; cook until tender, and press through a colander; add two teaspoonfuls of sugar. Add a pint of milk, two teaspoonfuls of butter and two of flour; add salt and pepper, and serve at once.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Decatur, Michigan, USA

Lysander Morse and Phoebe Macomber, of Decatur, Michigan, were married sixty-five years ago. It was a love match that won the envy of all their neighbors by its promise of happiness. The couple lived together for only a year, when, in a violent quarrel over some trivial incident, they separated and were finally divorce. Morse promptly married again from a spirit of pique, and his erstwhile bride... Read MORE...

The Allentown Democrat -  Allentown, Pennsylvania -  June 28, 1893

"1847 Rogers Bros."
The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
A New Hope, Bucks county, dispatch says: The discovery that a German carp drinks milk, has averted what threatened to be wholesale suits for theft. Michael Tiernan for several months, or ever since the weather grew warm, has noticed that his blooded cows return from their luxuriant pastures with full stomachs and empty udders. There was a suspicion that the cows had been milked by families who... Read MORE...

The Allentown Democrat -  Allentown, Pennsylvania -  June 28, 1893

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Does a Large Amount of Damage at Louisville.
Electricity Causes a Panic Among Two Hundred Sewing Girls – Men Shocked and Burned by Falling Electric Wires, Etc.

LOUISVILLE, KY., June 27. – Louisville was visited yesterday afternoon by a severe wind and electrical storm, which last half an hour. Many houses were unroofed and razed and the occupants had narrow... Read MORE...

Decatur Weekly Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  June 28, 1894

Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation)

1897  Steamship on the Rocks

Champlain, Que., June 27 - The steamship Turret Bay, Montreal for Sydney, C. B. is ashore at Point Aux Roches, near here. The vessel is in a dangerous position, resting on a rocky bottom. Attempts made by the vessel to pull herself off have been so far unavailing.

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  June 28, 1897

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be dressed as simply as is consistent with the occasion, wearing, if she will, the richest fabrics, exquisitely made, but avoiding any display of jewels or gay colors, such as will be, probably, more conspicuous than those worn, by her guests.

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
Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1898 - Open Air Courtship
With the coming of summer in New York the open air courtships begin. There is hardly the shadow of a friendly tree without a pair of lovers under it, and there is certainly not a bench in the park on which one or more have not found refuge. It is easy to laugh and it is more than easy for the unthinking to condemn. The well housed are able to uphold conventional rules and decry the breakers of... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Cleveland, Ohio -  June 28, 1898

Franklin, Massachusetts, USA


Franklin, Mass., June 27 - St. Mary's Catholic Church, one of the largest structures in town, was totally burned early last evening the vestments and service books alone being saved. The loss is estimated at $30,000, partially insured. The fire started in the front of the building near the door, but its origin is not known. The church has been closed since last February.

Pawtucket Times -  Pawtucket, Rhode Island -  June 28, 1900

1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

June 28 - A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by the French. They are led by Chief Engineer John Findley Wallace.

Chief Medical Officer Colonel William C. Gorgas arrives in Panama with a team of seven men. He immediately focuses on the staggering ... Read MORE... American Experience
June 28, 1904

1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations
World War I (1914-1918) was finally over. This first global conflict had claimed from 9 million to 13 million lives and caused unprecedented damage. Germany had formally surrendered on November 11, 1918, and all nations had agreed to stop fighting while the terms of peace were negotiated. On June 28, 1919, Germany and the Allied Nations (including Britain, France, Italy and Russia) signed the... Read MORE...
June 28, 1919

Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

1936 - Hurricane Hits Coastline Near Corpus Christi - Refinery Is Badly Damaged At Ingleside
70-Mile Wind Blows
Surprise Storm Causes No Loss of Life

Corpus Christi, June 27 (AP) - A small but intense tropical disturbance struck the south Texas coast without warning Saturday, moving inland a short distance north of Corpus Christi around noon and doing considerable damage over a small area.

A survey of the coast line as far north as Rockport, 30 miles northeast of here, showed that ... Read MORE...

Port Arthur News -  Port Arthur, Texas -  June 28, 1936

1770  June 28 - Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia

1776  June 28 - Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack

1832 June 28, 1832: Cholera epidemic began in N.Y.C.

The Old Farmer's Almanac

1924  June 28 – A tornado touches down in Lorain, Ohio and kills 78 people.

1983  June 28 - Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3

America - Did you know? December 2, 1823: Monroe Doctrine: In his annual address to Congress, President Monroe declares that the American continents are henceforth off-limits for further colonization by European powers.

Quebec - Did you know? It is said that on the stroke of midnight, farm animals acquired the marvellous and unusual gift of speech. Oxen, cows, horses, pigs, and poultry began to speak to one another and to exchange strange secrets about humans, particularly their masters. Bad luck, the risk of being struck dumb or, worse still, even death came to those who tried to spy on them. This belief was prevalent not only in France but also in Francophone Canada. Another belief says that at midnight, farm cattle kneel in the stable to worship the Infant Jesus. It is clear that these two beliefs are closely linked to the even older one that Jesus was born at midnight.

William McKinley Campaign Poster (1900)
Died June 28