Sunday, August 26, 2018

1868 - Derailed Train for Fun

On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No opposition force or elected chamber could stand in his way or challenge his decision.

But he was in no way a capricious tyrant who arbitrarily terrorized defenseless subjects. Convinced of the greatness of ... Read MORE...

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
August 26, 1660
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Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac)

1868  Derailed Train for Fun

The man who placed the rails on the Shore Line Railroad, on the 15th inst., which resulted in throwing the engine off the track at Stony Creek Bridge, has been caught. He turns out to be a wandering, shoeless vagrant, who says that he put the rails on the track for fun, and waited in the bushes nearby to see the result. His name is William Warner, and he belongs in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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Plain Dealer -  Ohio -  August 26, 1868
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Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis)

1869  Seal Steals Man's Clothing

A young man lately went in bathing at Lotbiniere, province of Quebec, placing his clothes upon what he supposed was a stone. It turned out to be a seal basking in the sun, which was thus disturbed, and made for the water, with the young man's clothing.

New Hampshire Sentinel -  New Hampshire -  August 26, 1869
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Belfast, Maine, USA

1873 - GREAT FIRE AT BELFAST, MAINE. AMOUNT OF THE LOSSES AND INSURANCE. AID FOR THE SUFFERERS TENDERED.
Belfast, Me., Aug. 25.
MISS REDEMPORT, aged eighty, perished in the Frothingham House destroyed in the conflagration

yesterday. The Bangor boat this morning brought a large supply of provisions sent by the citizens of that place for sufferers by the fire. The total loss and the insurance is not yet ascertained.
Among the heaviest losers by the fire are the following:
N. Harden, storehouses, ... Read MORE...

Sandusky Daily Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  August 26, 1873
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Potato Soup - Pare three good-sized potatoes; cover them in boiling water; boil five minutes, drain and trhow away the water. Cover them with one pint of boiling water, add a slice of onion, a bit of celery cut into small pieces, or a quarter of a teaspooonful of celery seed, and a bay leaf. Cover, and cook slowly until potatoes are tender. press the whole through a colander. Add one quart of milk; pour into a double boiler. Rub together two tablespoonfuls of butter and two of flour. Add to the mixture, cook carefully until smooth; add a teaspoonful of salt, a dash of pepper, and press through a very fine sieve. Reheat and serve at once. Sweet potato, pumpkin and Hubbard squash may be used, following the same rule.

The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898

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Denver, Colorado, USA

1887 - PLUNGED THROUGH THE BRIDGE.
Denver, Col., Aug. 25. - An accident occurred on an east-bound Union Pacific express at Sand Creek bridge, 10 miles east of here, last night, resulting in the death of Engineer MASTERTON and the serious wounding of two or three trainmen. The Union Pacific and Burlington bridges across this Sand Creek, almost parallel, and within a few feet of each other. When the engineer of the Union Pacific... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1887
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Concord, New Hampshire, USA

1896 - SEVERAL PASSENGERS INJURED - And Three May Die as the Result of a Railroad Accident.
CONCORD, N. H., Aug. 27. - The down express on the Concord Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad due here at 2:28 P. M. left the rails on account of a defective switch near Ferry Street, throwing several cars from the track and injuring several passengers. An ambulance with a corps of physicians has gone to the scene of the wreck.

The train was heavily loaded, many of the passengers being... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1896
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Saratoga, New York, USA

1902 BROOKLYN GIRLS' INJURY.
FANNIE AND MARY BIDEN SERIOUSLY HURT BY A RUNAWAY AT SARATOGA.

Special to The New York Times.

Saratoga, N.Y., Aug. 25. - MISS FANNIE BIDEN of 871 Union Street, Brooklyn, who for several weeks has been a guest at Congress Hall, was probably fatally injured on South Broadway, near Circular Street, this morning.

Accompanied by her sister, MISS MARY BIDEN, with whom she was walking, she... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1902
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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
St Louis, Missouri, USA

1904 - IN ST. LOUIS. Tornado Kills Two and Injures Many — Heavy Property Loss.
St. Louis, Aug. 20.— A tornado of small proportions but of extreme fury, swept down upon the residence portion of North St. Louis Friday, resulting in the death of two persons, injury to probably 50 and damage to property estimated at $100,000.

Venice, Ill., Aug. 20—The tornado that swept across the river from North St. Louis late Friday killed Mrs. Margaret Beal here, injured ten others and... Read MORE...

Waconia Patriot -  Waconia, Minnesota -  August 26, 1904
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Pittsfield, Maine, USA

1906 - JEROME IN TRAIN WRECK ON MAINE RAILROAD. Escapes with R. Fulton Cutting, Judge Crane, and W. G. Hooke. MAN KILLED, THREE HURT.
Knickerbocker Limited, Bound for Bar Harbor, In Collision with Runaway Freight Car.

PITTSFIELD, Ma., Aug. 25. - One man was killed and three others slightly injured to-day in a collision between a runaway freight car and the Knickerbocker Limited, bound from New York to Bar Harbor, on the Maine Central Railroad. The victim was Louis A. Gilbert of Bangor, a traveling engineer employed by the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1906
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Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - WALL KILLS EIGHT. COLLAPSES, CRUSHING WORKMEN, AT CHELSEA, MASS. - 20 MORE INJURED.
Chelsea, Mass., Aug. 25. - A brick wall forty-five feet high collapsed today in Chelsea Square, burying beneath it some thirty workmen. Eight were killed outright or died in ambulances on the way to hospitals. Twenty others were injured, eleven of whom were taken to hospitals in a serious condition.
Those killed were:
MEYER ARTWOK, of Chelsea.
FERRI SANTE, of Boston.
FELECHI GENELIFA, of... Read MORE...

New York Tribune -  New York, New York -  August 26, 1908
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

1910  BIG CYCLONE RUINS CROPS

Michigan Section Storm Swept, and Creek Overflows, Flooding Houses. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 25. - A storm of cyclone proportions raged today north of Grand Rapids and crops, standing, timber and many buildings were ruined. The terrific wind was accompanied by a heavy rain. Asylum Creek at Traverse City overflowed, flooding a number of residences.

Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  August 26, 1910
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1748  August 26 - The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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1880  August 26 — Competing circus owners P. T. Barnum and James A. Bailey sign a contract in Bridgeport, Connecticut to create the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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America - Did you know? S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the United States from the 1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company... Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of supermarkets, department stores, and gasoline stations among other retailers, which could be redeemed for products in the catalog.

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Quebec - Did you know? If they wished to marry French-Canadians, Protestants were obliged to obtain a dispensation from the bishop of the diocese before the marriage could take place. This was a common situation in those days (late 1800s).

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Pensacola, Florida
July 4, 1908
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