Wednesday, June 6, 2018

1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.

The New Pet of the Household
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The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

Five yearlings, belonging to Mr. D. A. Bulkley, of Williamstown, were killed by lightning, on Monday morning, the 27th ult. They were standing in different places, from ten to forty feet from a tree, but the tree was only injured slightly at the roots. No traces of the electric fluid from one animal to another could be found, but where each fess there was a large hole in the ground. There were... Read MORE...

The Semi-Weekly Eagle -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  June 6, 1850

Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

1854 - Destruction of a Cotton Bleachery by Fire - Serious Freaks of an Elephant.
PROVIDENCE, Monday, June 5, The Bleachery at Scott's Pond, Smithfield, belonging to W. P. SAYLES, was destroyed by fire about 3 o'clock this morning. The buildings were insured for $18,500 in this city, $1,000 at the People's Mutual Company, Worcester; $2,500 at the Metropolitan, Boston; $4,000 at the Western, Pittsfield; an $2,500 at the North-western, Oswego. The buildings were valued at... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 6, 1854

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

1854 - Destructive Fire at Alexandria.
WASHINGTON, Monday, June 5. The provision stores of Mr. Hone and Messrs. Masters & Son, on Union-street, Alexandria, were destroyed by fire this morning. Hone had 3,000 barrels of flour and a large quantity of lard, hams, &c., in store, only a small portion of which was saved.

During the fire ten kegs of powder in Master's store exploded, creating great excitement were completely gutted and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 6, 1854

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Doughnuts - Heat one quart of new milk, but do not let it boil; add two teacupfuls of lard and three cupfuls the same size of sugar, either white or a light brown; when well melted, stir in one cupful of yeast and enough flour to form a thick sponge. Beat long and well, and when the mass seems light and full of bubbles stir into it the well-beaten yolk and white of one egg. When light, work well and let it rise again; then roll and cut into shape; boil in hot lard until brown.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 27, 1880
Gardner, Massachusetts, USA

1862  Anti-Slavery Meeting

GARDNER, MASS. - An Anti-Slavery Meeting will be held in Gardner and South Gardner, on Sunday, Jun 9th, to commence at half-past, 10 o'clock, A. M. Friends of liberty and their country are, one and all, invited to attend. Samuel May, Jr., Parker Pillsbury and other speakers are expected to be present.
Liberator -  Massachusetts -  June 6, 1862

Who has the Oldest Sewing Machine?
A new "Singer" given in exchange for it

The Singer Manufacturing Co.
New York City

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Troy, New York, USA

Troy, N.Y., Saturday, May 5.
About 8 o'clock this evening a fire broke out in the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, and in an hour the building was burned to the ground, with a portion of its contents. The building was a large wooden structure, and was the private property of REV. FATHER PETER HAVERMANS. There were one hundred and seventy-two orphan boys in the Asylum, all of whom were saved. The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 6, 1866

Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1868  Explosion

An explosion occurred at the powder works near Scranton, Pa., recently severely burning a Mr. George Smith, an employe in the works. Twenty-two and a half kegs of powder went up, taking the roof of the building with it.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  June 6, 1868

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
Salamanca, New York, USA

1889 - Salamanca's Streets Washed.
SALAMANCA, June 5. - People moved out in boats from their houses on William, Water and Allegany streets and the lower end of river street. The iron bridge is unsafe, and no one is allowed to cross it except on urgent business. All churches except the Catholic were closed on Sunday, and the schools are closed. J. G. Fitt's saw mill is badly damaged, and many thousand feet of lumber went down... Read MORE...

The Olean Democrat -  Olean, New York -  June 6, 1889

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA

1889 - WILLIAMSPORT'S APPEAL. Large Numbers of Destitute People. Property and Life Destroyed.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., June 4. - Williamsport has been stricken by the most severe flood ever known in the state. All have suffered great loss. Large numbers of our citizens are wholly destitute and suffering for the necessaries of life. Those of our people able to do so, are giving what they can, but are unable to furnish the relief needed. We appeal to a generous public in the name of God to help... Read MORE...

The Olean Democrat -  Olean, New York -  June 6, 1889

Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul-de-Baie-Saint-Paul)

1894  Landslide and Flood

MONTREAL, June 6. - A special from Baie St. Paul, Quebec, says: "The landslide and flood that has done so much damage to the surrounding country commenced Friday about 11 o'clock. The river itself runs through the village and has gradually become a raging torrent on account of the heavy rainfall. The loss is very heavy."

The Newark Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  June 6, 1894

Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA

1894 1895 - LOSSES BY FIRE.

Portland, Me., June 5. - At 2 o'clock this afternoon the Portland Kerosene Oil Works, situated just across the bridge, in Cape Elizabeth, were damaged by fire to the extent of $6,000; fully insured.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 6, 1894

1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday. Damage Estimated $350.

The peace, tranquility and prosperity of the Kiowa "Soda Fountains" were violently disturbed last Thursday, and, as usual in such cases, excitement ran high several hours. Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this city, President of the W.C.T.U. of the county, became convinced last Thursday ... Read MORE...

Barbour County Index -  Medicine Lodge, Kansas -  June 6, 1900

Annapolis, Maryland, USA

1908 - EIGHT KILLED IN COLLISION. Special Cars Collide During Commencement at the Naval Academy. CONFUSED ORDERS CAUSED ACCIDENT.
Several Extra Cars on Line to Take Care of Commencement Visitors.

Scores of Others Seriously Injured and Some of Them Perhaps Fatally -Accident Due to a Confusion of Orders and Occurred Shortly Before 7 O'clock - One Unidentified Woman Among the Dead.

Annapolis, Md., June 5. - In a head-on collision between two special cars on the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis electric railroad... Read MORE...

The Grand Forks Daily Herald -  Grand Forks, North Dakota -  June 6, 1908

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Horse Shies at Passing Auto, Upsets Buggy, Woman Falling on Track - Auto Driver Does Not Stop.

Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Boulder, Colo., - Returning home from Columbia cemetery, where she had but a few moments before scattered flowers over the graves of departed ones, MRS. FRANK ROOSA of this city was killed by a street car.

MRS. ROOSA and her son, HARRY ROOSA, seventeen, who... Read MORE...

Summit County Journal and Breckenridge Bulletin -  Colorado -  June 6, 1913

Centralia, Washington, USA

1915 - Boy’s Injured by Cap Explosion.
CENTRALIA, Wash., June 5. — (Special.) — As the result of the explosion of a dynamite cap with which they were playing, Harvey Omeg, the young son of E. J. Omeg, of Knab, is in a Centralia hospital, while his younger brother, Hubert, is badly injured about the breast, stomach and hands. When the accident happened the mother was alone at home. The older boy was rushed by auto to this city. His... Read MORE...

The Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  June 6, 1915

Eugene, Oregon, USA

1915 - Boy, 7, Dies In River - Men Who Can’t Swim See Lad Drowns At Eugene.
Pulmotor on Hand But Useless Because Body Is Not Recovered for Three Hours.

Eugene, Or., June 5.-(Special.)-Irwin Nestle, 7 year-old-son of N.L. Nestle, was drowned in the Willamette River today. The accident occurred within a few feet of his own backdoor, where his mother was at work. Several men saw him slip off the end of the log where he and his 10-year-old brother were playing. They... Read MORE...

Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  June 6, 1915

1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:
155,000 Allied troops shipped from England land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France, beginning Operation Overlord and the Invasion of Normandy. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland, in the largest amphibious military operation in history. This operation helps liberate France from Germany, and also weakens the Nazi hold on Europe.... Read MORE...
June 6, 1944

Watertown, Wisconsin, USA

Watertown, Wis. - (U.P.) - A fire which raged out of control for more than an hour ravaged the Savoy theater today, damaged offices above it and scorched an adjoining hardware store.

One fireman was overcome by smoke. Fire Chief AL LINDY estimated the total loss at more than $50,000.

The fire started in the theater. The front of the KUSEL hardware next door was scorched. Smoke swirled... Read MORE...

Capital Times -  Madison, Wisconsin -  June 6, 1950

Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

Fayetteville, N.C. - (AP) - A flat-bed truck filled with migrant farm laborers and a tractor-trailer slammed together in a fiery crash at a road intersection today and killed 17 persons.

The state highway patrol said the accident killed 16 but a check of funeral homes in the area disclosed 16 bodies and another at a hospital here.

The highway patrol said 21 persons were taken to hospitals... Read MORE...

The Gastonia Gazette -  North Carolina -  June 6, 1957

1816  The temperature reached 92 degrees at Salem MA during an early heat wave, but then plunged 49 degrees in 24 hours to commence the famous year without a summer .

1844  June 6 – George Williams founds the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in London.

1868  A female financier in Portsmouth, N. H., recently had her trunk robbed in Boston of one hundred and twenty shares of bank stock of nearly $7,000 value,
and knew nothing about it until the stock had been sold in New York.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1885  100th Birthday
Mrs. Elizabeth Granger, of Pittsfield, Mass., who has been a widow seventy-five years, celebrated her one hundredth birthday anniversary recently.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1894  June 6 - One of the greatest floods in U.S. history occurred as the Williamette River overflowed to inundate half of the business district of Portland OR.

1925 June 6, 1925: "Tiny Town" mini city last exhibited, Springfield, Missouri

The Old Farmer's Almanac

1925  June 6 – The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.

1932  June 6 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States at 1 cent per US gallon (0.26 ¢/L) sold.

1933  June 6 - 1st drive-in theater opens (Camden NJ)
The first drive-in movie theater opens in Pennsauken Tonwship, near Camden, New Jersey.

1939 June 6, 1939: The first Little League Baseball game was played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

The Old Farmer's Almanac

America - Did you know? November 7, 1916 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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 (

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