Sunday, June 24, 2018


Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove)

1675 - King Philip's War takes place between Native Americans and New England colonists
In colonial New England, King Philip's War begins when a band of Wampanoag warriors raid the border settlement of Swansee, Massachusetts, and massacre the English colonists there.

In the early 1670s, 50 years of peace between the Plymouth colony and the local Wampanoag Indians began to deteriorate when the rapidly expanding settlement forced land sales on the tribe. Reacting to increasing... Read MORE...
June 24, 1675

Malt Bitters Company, Boston, Mass.
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1882  Assault

A fiendish assault was committed Thursday on a child belonging to Union Springs, N. Y., by Thos. E. Ford and John Wingfield, lately connected with Frank A. Robbins' show and exposition. A reward of $200 is offered for their apprehension.

Lebanon Daily News -  Lebanon, Pennsylvania -  June 24, 1882

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

1882 - Storm
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 23. - The following particulars have been learned of the storm of Thursday; It was a hurricane - not a tornado -- and swept over all area of 20 miles in width; some damage was done at Walker and Rowley; also as far north as Oliver. The centre of the greatest force and destructiveness was at Independence. The storm broke in its greatest fury about 5 P. M., blowing from the ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 24, 1882

Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

1893  Mill Fire

Appleton, Wis., June 24. - The Kaukauna Fiber company's sulphite mill at Kaukauna was destroyed by fire Friday afternoon. It was a two digester mill, with a capacity of seven tons a day. Loss, $35,000; fully covered by insurance. The mill will be rebuilt.

Daily Citizen -  Iowa City, Iowa -  June 24, 1893

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
Greeley, Colorado, USA

1897 - Kicked by Horse
Last Wednesday the little four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Klug while playing near a horse at their home on Box Elder was kicked in the head above the left eye inflicting a terrible gash and fracturing the skull. Mr. Klug and wife drove to Greely with the little fellow as fast as horse flesh could take them and had the wounds dressed. The child is doing as well as can be expected... Read MORE...

The Greeley Tribune -  Greeley, Colorado -  June 24, 1897

The Fish Net & Twine Co.
Found at St Augustine Lighthouse, St Augustine, Florida
Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1899 - VACATION AT AN END. The President and Party Leave Adams, Mass., for the Nation's Capitol.
ADAMS, Mass., June 26. - The vacation which President and Mrs. McKinley have been enjoying here as the guests of Hon. and Mrs. W. B. Plunkett, is at an end, and to-night, the presidential train bore them towards the nation's capitol. The President returned to his executive labors in remarkably fine health, but Mrs. McKinley is quite poorly, and ti was on her account that the present stay was... Read MORE...

Lewiston Evening Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  June 24, 1899

Wichita, Kansas, USA

1910 - THREE KILLED IN A WRECK. Harvest Hands Stealing Ride in an Accident.
WICHITA, Kas., June 23. - Three men were killed and ten were injured in the wreck of an extra St. Louis & San Francisco freight train just east of here, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.

Two men are missing and are thought to be buried beneath the wreckage. All the killed and injured were harvest hands stealing a ride. The dead:

LOGAN GANNON, Phillipsbpurg[sic], Mo.
JOHN ROONEY, Phillipsburg,...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  June 24, 1910

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

No lady should drink wine at dinner. Even if her head is strong enough to bear it, she will find her cheeks, soon after the indulgence, flushed, hot, and uncomfortable; and if the room is warm, and the dinner a long one, she will probably pay the penalty of her folly, by having a headache all the evening.

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
Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Eight Passengers Hurt, One Mortally, in Wreck at Canaan.
Special to The New York Times.

CANAAN, Conn., June 23. - Two milk cars shunted against a passenger coach on the New Haven Road a the station here at 2 o'clock this afternoon, sent the coach crashing into a local freight train of the Central New England Road, as the latter was backing over a crossover. One aged woman was seriously... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 24, 1913

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

1924  June 24 - Six men at a rock quarry south of Winston-Salem, NC, sought shelter from a thunderstorm.

The structure chosen contained a quantity of dynamite. Lightning struck a near-by tree causing the dynamite to explode. The men were killed instantly.

The Weather Channel
June 24, 1924

Wichita, Kansas, USA

1951  June 24 - Twelve inches of hail broke windows and roofs, and dented automobiles, causing more than fourteen million dollars damage.

The storm plowed 200 miles from Kingmand County KS into Missouri, with the Wichita area hardest hit. It was the most disastrous hailstorm of record for the state of Kansas.
June 24, 1951

1717  June 24 - 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

1897  June 24 - Hail injures 26 in Topeka Kansas

1914  June 24 – In Manchester, New Hampshire, a downtown fire causes $400,000 damage and injures 19 firemen.

1938  June 24 - 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

America - Did you know? 1774: First Continental Congressmeets in Philadelphia, with 56 delegates representing every colony except Georgia. Delegates include Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Samuel Adams.

Quebec - Did you know? The Assomption (or arrow) sash is a symbolic piece of clothing central to the culture of the French-speaking population of North America. The item was widely worn for almost a century, from the end of the 18th to the end of the 19th century, before it fell into disuse, a result of the decline of the fur trade industry... In 1777, a German [probably Hessian] mercenary, staying in Saint-Anne-de-la-PĂ©rade is more explicit in his comments: "They wear a thick wool sash with long fringes around their hips and over their coat-they weave it themselves-these sashes are of a variety of colours, depending on the wearer"s taste."

Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America

Hood's Sarsaparilla
C. I. Hood Co.
Lowell, Mass., U.S.A.
Died June 24