Saturday, June 9, 2018

1893 - TERRIBLE. Eighty Persons Killed by a Falling Building.

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Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Olean, New York, USA

1883 - Fire in Olean
OLEAN, N. Y., June 8 - The United Pipe Line tank 1,477, with a capacity of 85,000 barrels, was struck by lightning. While the employes were engaged in shooting balls from a cannon into the burning tank, a ball passed through the house of William Foggarty, eighty feet distant.

Mrs. John Bishop was seriously injured by flying splinters. The ball, after passing through the house, struck another... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  June 9, 1883

Washington, DC, USA

1893 - TERRIBLE. Eighty Persons Killed by a Falling Building.
Ford's Theatre in Washington Collapsed Carrying Over 400 People into the Wreck-The Place Condemned Nearly 30 Years Ago-It was Used as Record Division of the War Department.

WASHINGTON, June 9. (Special).- The old Ford's theatre where Lincoln was assassinated, this morning, at 9.30, fell with a crash that startled the entire city.

The building has of late years been used as Record Division... Read MORE...

The Evening Democrat -  Warren, Pennsylvania -  June 9, 1893

Alpena, Michigan, USA

Others May Succumb to Their Injuries - Seven of the Passengers Are in Serious Condition - Tender of the Locomotive Jumps the Track, Engineer Applies the Brakes and the Sudden Stop Derails Three Coaches - Two of Them Plow Through the First One.

By The Associated Press.

Alpena, Mich, June 8 - An excursion train on the Detroit & Mackinaw Railroad which left here at 7:15 o'clock for Saginaw,... Read MORE...

The Post-Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  June 9, 1902

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Johnny Cake - One cup sweet milk, one cup wheat flour, one and one-half cups corn meal, one tablespoonful sugar, one egg, butter half the size of an egg, one teaspoonful cream tartar, one-half a teaspoonful soda, a little salt. Bake in a tin about four inches by eight inches.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 30, 1881
Flint, Michigan, USA

Coaches of Flier Bound for Chicago Ditched in Michigan.

FLINT, Mich., June 8. - A fast through train on the Grand Trunk Railroad bound for Chicago from the East was wrecked this afternoon about ten miles east of here near Davison by spreading rails, three coaches being ditched.

Mrs. Cora Waltrous of Roxbury, Mass., was, it is thought, fatally injured and ten others were less seriously hurt. ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 9, 1905

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Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

1909  June 9 - Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States.

With three female companions, none of whom could drive a car, in fifty-nine days she drove a Maxwell automobile the 3,800 miles from Manhattan, New York, to San Francisco, California.
June 9, 1909

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

At a funeral, enter the church quietly, and, unless you belong to the mourners, wait until they leave the church before you rise from your seat. Never attempt to speak to any of the afflicted family. However heartfelt your sympathy, it will not be welcome at that time.

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
1772  1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, RI
Rhode Island residents burn British ship Gaspee to protest tax laws. The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

1856  June 9 - 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.

1955  June 9 - 100°F - Hottest day in Seattle Washington

1972  June 9 - 14" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 237

1975  June 9 - Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners & 1 guard (Sanford Fla)

America - Did you know? February 24, 1803 - Marbury v. Madison: Landmark Supreme Court decision greatly expands the power of the Court by establishing its right to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional.

Quebec - Did you know? In New France, a seigneur"s home was sometimes built of timber but more often of stone, with dimensions rarely exceeding twenty feet by forty, it was not much more pretentious than the homes of the more prosperous and thrifty among the seigneur"s dependents. Its three or four spacious rooms were, however, more comfortably equipped with furniture which in many cases had been brought from France.

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

The Parker Games
For Merry Winter Evenings
Parker-Brothers, Salem, Mass, USA

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Died June 9