Tuesday, August 14, 2018

1819 - Strange Lightning Strike

Middlebury, Vermont, USA

1819 - Strange Lightning Strike
Middlebury, Vermont, Aug. 4.

On Monday the 25th ult. about 2 o'clock, P. M. the house of Mr. John Hunt, in Shoreham, was struck by lightning, and the chimney and the upper part of the house considerably injured. The flash struck a young lady, who was in the upper part of the house, and ran down to her feet; and in its course, melted a string of gold beads which she had around her neck, burst... Read MORE...

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Berks and Schuylkill Journal -  Pennsylvania -  August 14, 1819
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1909 Advertisments

Dressmaking and Plain Sewing
Mary A. Tilton, Kensington, N.H.

Maple Grove Farm
Kensington, N.H.

F. A. Mace, Dealer in Milk, Cream and Farm Produce
Kensington, N.H.

Maple Shade Farm
Kensington, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Hallowell, Maine, USA

1869  A resident of Hallowell, Me., died recently, after having been confined to his house over twenty years.

His sickness was caused by painting window blinds in the winter season, using green paint, and keeping them in the room where he worked. He inhaled so much of the poisonous vapor that all efforts to eradicate it from his system were unavailing.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 14, 1869
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Artichoke Soup - Take four medium-sized fresh artichokes; wash, boil until tender, and remove the skins; chop the artichokes very fine, then mash them through a colander. Put two tablespoonfuls of butter into a saucepan; add one sliced onion, shake and stir without browning until the onion is soft and tender. Add a bay leaf. Moisten two tablespoonfuls of flour in a little cold milk, then add this to one quart of milk; strain into the saucepan with the butter and onion. Add the artichoke that has been pressed through a colander, and stir constantly until it reaches the boiling point. Strain through a fine sieve; add a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of red pepper, and serve.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898

The New Pet of the Household
The Most Perfect Oil Stove Made

Automatic Blue Flame Cooker
Central Oil and gas Stove Company
210 School St., Gardner, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

1882  INSANE ASYLUM BURNS.

Lancaster, Pa., August, 14 - While SAMUEL METZELL'S barn was burning today the County Insane Asylum was discovered to be on fire. There were 114 inmates all of whom were saved after great exertions. The loss is $70,000.

Syracuse Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1882
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1899 - EXPLOSION AT STATE CAPITOL. Watchmen Were Investigating Gas Leak with Lighted Lantern - One Man Injured.
Hartford, Aug. 14. - Escaping gas at the state capitol caused Night Watchman James Keefe of this city and Assistant Night Watchman George H. Cooper of New Haven to investigate a leak last night about 9 o'clock. With a lighted lantern they went into a vault under the stone steps on the outside, and upon opening the door a tremendous explosion occurred blowing out several tons of stone steps and... Read MORE...

Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  August 14, 1899
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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
Two bodies fell into street

Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. Father of one collapses on hearing of it.

Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 14. - Four boys, all under 9 years of age, were struck and killed by a Pennsylvania railroad train while walking across the railroad bridge over Broad street in this city. The bodies of two of them fell into the crowded street... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  August 14, 1906
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Do not make any display of affection for even your dearest friend; kissing in public, or embracing, are in bad taste. Walking with arms encircling waists, or such demonstrative tokens of love, are marks of low breeding.

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
Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1909 - LENOX. Big Barn Destroyed by Fire.
Fire destroyed the large barn on the Ford farm, owned by Leonard C. Peters and Isaac J. Newton yesterday afternoon. The barn was 50 by 100 feet in size and contained 70 tons of hay. It is thought that the fire started from the hay, which ignited by spontaneous combustion. George R. Bull, clerk at Hotel Aspinwall, discovered the fire and telephoned an alarm to the central telephone station. As... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1909
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1911 - FOUR DIE IN WRECK - EIGHTEEN HOUR FLYER LEAPS OFF RAILS NEAR FORT WAYNE.
30 PERSONS ARE INJURED.

SEVERAL VICTIMS OF CRASH ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

SPEEDING AT 50 MILES AN HOUR, CHICAGO TO NEW YORK EXPRESS LEAVES TRACK AT SWITCH AND CRASHES INTO FREIGHT TRAIN.

THREE ENGINES PILED UP IN MASS OF TANGLED IRON - MEN, IN PANIC, THRUST WOMAN ASIDE TO ESCAPE.

Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 13. - Four persons were killed and 30 injured when the Pennsylvania 18-hour... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  August 14, 1911
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Auburn, New York, USA

1912 - MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN DIE WHEN FIREWORKS EXPLODE.
ONE OTHER IS KILLED OUTRIGHT - SMALL GIRL VICTIM DIES AT THE HOSPITAL.

SEVERAL HOUSES WRECKED.

FIREWORKS STORED IN AUBURN RESIDENCE EXPLODE EARLY THIS MORNING, HURLING THE OCCUPANTS OF THE HOUSE INTO ETERNITY - EXPLOSIVES WERE STORED FOR AN ITALIAN CELEBRATION.

Auburn, Aug. 13. - Five people were killed, four of them instantly, in an explosion of fireworks and high explosives in the home ... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1912
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North Branford, Connecticut, USA

1917 - INQUIRY INTO TROLLEY CRASH. 19 PERSONS KILLED AND TWO SCORE INJURED IN COLLISION AT NO. BRANFORD, CONN.
SLEEPY MOTORMAN SAID TO HAVE RUN PAST SWITCH - WORKED 16 HOURS.

New Haven, Conn., Aug. 14. - Inquiry into the collision of trolley cars on the Shore Line electric railway at North Branford late yesterday, in which nineteen persons lost their lives and nearly two score of passengers were hurt, was opened this morning by Deputy Coroner Kenneth Wynne. The examination of witnesses was in chambers, ... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1917
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Kingston, New York, USA

1926 - Seriously Hurt In a Runaway
May Kantrowitz of 92 Broadway Hurled From Wagon as Horse Ran Away on Andrew Street - In Unconscious Condition at Kingston City Hospital.

Max Kantrowitz, 43 years old, a shoemaker located at No. 92 Broadway, was seriously injured in a runaway accident on Andrew street about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon when he was hurled from the wagon. He was picked up unconscious and hurried to the Kingston... Read MORE...

The Kingston Daily Freeman -  Kingston, New York -  August 14, 1926
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1846  August 14 - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

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1869  The law against cruelty to animals is being quite strenuously enforced in Franklin county, Mass. Recently a resident of Northfield was fined $45 and costs, about $60 in all, for excessively driving and whipping a horse.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A Rev. House married a Rev. Noon to a Miss Cook, at the residence of Philo Gates, on June 29, at Waterford, Conn.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1874  Quebec, August 7. - The inhabitants of Portneuf have been greatly terrified recently by rumblings and earth heavings in that vicinity. Many have left their homes.


Weekly Journal Miner
Arizona

1936  August 14 - 1936 Summer Olympics (Berlin): The United States men's national basketball team wins the first Olympic basketball tournament in the final game over Canada, 19–8.

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America - Did you know? Observation of foreign travelers to America: "Guns... In Texas. At one end of the store the biggest collections of rifles, guns, machetes and army gadget I’ve ever seen... When I then told this to my Texan friends I realised all of them... had at least one gun, if not several. When they told me it was for self-defense and I told them we don"t have that many guns in Europe they asked me what would I do to defend myself and... I replied "well, I run!"

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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 (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)

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