Saturday, June 30, 2018

1896 - An Aeronaut Killed

Nicoll the Tailor
9 South Illinois St.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

1896  An Aeronaut Killed

Grand Rapids, Mich., June 29. - Hiram Cole, twenty-six years old, a professional aeronaut, living in Big Rapids, Mich., fell thirty feet from his balloon while making an ascension at a surburban recort [sic] last evening and died shortly afterward.

Courier Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  June 30, 1896

Sharon, Massachusetts, USA

Sharon, Mass., June 30. - What was intended to be a week’s enjoyable outing was brought to an abrupt and sad close at Lake Massapoag Monday afternoon. Assistant Pastor Rev. Joseph Maxwell, Choir Master Frederick Brackett, Clerk George R Keys and 16 choir boys of St John’s Episcopal church, Charlestown, came to Sharon by team to camp out at Lake Massapoag for a week. After dinner Mr. Brackett and... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin -  Decatur, Illinois -  June 30, 1896

Houston, Texas, USA

1896 - BOILER EXPLODES Disaster in a Texas Newspaper Office - Three Lives Lost
Houston, Tex., June 30 - Shortly after three o'clock Monday afternoon the boiler in the office of the Daily Age exploded, killing Engineer Henry Lyons, Miss Mattie Loeb, a stenographer in the office of W. G. Van Vleck, vice-president and general manager of the A. & T. system of the Southern Pacific railway; Edward R. Emory, telegraph operator in the same office, and seriously injuring Mr. Van... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin -  Decatur, Illinois -  June 30, 1896

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pickeled Peaches - Nine pounds of peaches, three pounds of sugar and three quarts of good cider vinegar. Peel the peaches and stick two cloves in each peach, then put them in the sugar and vinegar in a porcelain lined kettle. Cook from five to ten minutes.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., August 25, 1880

Rich's Patent
Julia Marlowe Shoes
The Most Perfect Fitting Foot Wear Ever Made

The Rich Shoe Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

1912  Village Wiped Out by Fire

MONTREAL, June 29. - The village of Pointe Aux Trembles was almost wiped out by fire which broke out late yesterday, destroying fifty houses and stores. Two hundred persons are homeless. Pointe Aux Trembles adjoins the outlying district of the city of Montreal. The village is a small one, having a population of only a few hundred.

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  June 30, 1912

Watertown, New York, USA

1918 - CHILD RESCUED FROM FIRE WITH MUCH DIFFICULTY - Fireman Goes Up Three Flights for Third Time to Save Baby.
Watertown, June 29. - A fire which broke out about 10:30 this evening among the boxes in the basement of the Cooperative store, a stock concern that occupies the ground floor of the Britton block in Arsenal street, caused damage to goods of many hundreds of dollars from smoke which the firemen pronounced about the worst they had ever had to combat. A child and several other dwellers in rooms on... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  June 30, 1918

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid making any noise in eating, even if each meal is eaten in solitary state. It is a disgusting habit, and one not easily cured if once contracted, to make any noise with the lips when eating.

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
Rensselaer, New York, USA

Rensselaer, N.Y. - (U.P.) - A young mother and her two-year old daughter were burned to death in a fire that swept their two-story home here early today.

Police identified the victims as JEANNINE LINACRE, 20, and her daughter, DIANE.

The LINACRES lived on the lower floor of the two-story home. Another family residing on the second floor escaped.

Police said MRS. LINACRE and her daughter...

Dunkirk Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  June 30, 1949

1859  June 30 - Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope

1886  June 30 - The second destructive hurricane in nine days hit the Apalachicola-Tallahassee area.

1897  The Prescott Electric Company
expects to get their street lamps in position in time to turn the current on and test them on Monday evening.

Weekly Journal-Miner
Prescott, Arizona

1942  June 30 - The temperature at Portland, OR, hit 102 degrees, an all-time record for that location.

The Weather Channel

1972  June 30 - The entire state of Pennsylvania was declared a disaster area as a result of the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes, which claimed 48 lives, and caused 2.1 billion dollars damage.

The Weather Channel

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

Quebec - Did you know? In France of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the chief officials of state, the seigneurs, the higher ecclesiastics, even the officers of the army and the marine, were always drawn from the nobility. In the colony this was very far from being the case... Even among the seigneurs the great majority of these landed gentlemen came from the ranks of the people, and not one in ten was a member of the "noblesse".

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

S. W. Gould & Bros
Botanic Garden
Malden, Mass.
Died June 30