Wednesday, August 8, 2018

1945 - August 6 – A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).

Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

1860 - Lightning Strikes Old Marston House
August 8, 1860, the old Marston house, the paternal homestead of Mrs. Uri Lamprey, who inherited it, was struck by lightning and injured beyond repair, "The lightning struck on the west end, near the roof, and ran down to the ground, ripping off the clapboards, passing out and in , and completely riddling the end of the building. A child, abed in one of the chambers whose wall were shattered,... Read MORE...

History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: From Its Settlement in 1638 to Autumn of 1892, pages
August 8, 1860
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The Idea Food Cutter
The Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co.
Southington, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

1866 - Fire In Erie.
From Our Own Correspondent.

ERIE, August 6, 1866. On Monday afternoon, about four o'clock, a fire broke out in Sterritt & Degmier's barrel factory, on the equal, which for a time threatened to be very destructive, but through the almost superhuman efforts of the firemen, and the people acting to preserve their own property, it was checked---not, however, until the four buildings employed for... Read MORE...

Titusville Morning Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  August 8, 1866
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Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool)

1868  Squaring the Circle

Mr. Joseph Sweetsir, of Biddeford, Me., claims to have discovered a method of squaring the circle, a problem which has baffled all mathematicians. Mr. Sweetsir will soon publish an explanation of the matter.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 8, 1868
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

German Puffs - One pint of milk, four eggs; five spoonful of flour; bake in cups fifteen or twenty minutes. Beat butter and sugar till they are light, and you will have a nice sauce for the puffs.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 3, 1880

When Baby is About to Walk
Procure a pair of ANKLE SUPPORTERS

R. H. Golden
South Norwalk, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Ogdensburg, New York, USA

1868 - An Ogdensburg paper has the following sensational story:
Tuesday was hotter than the previous day by at least four degrees. The mercury reached about 101 degrees in the shade, and all the way from 115 to 132 degrees in the sun. The Captain of the schooner Fulton cooked an egg by placing it on the deck of his vessel, near the companionway, in the sun. The operation required twenty minutes by the watch. The deck of the vessel was painted dark lead color. ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 8, 1868
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Gardiner, Maine, USA

1882 - A GREAT FIRE IN GARDINER, ME
SIXTY DWELLINGS AND MANY MILLS DESTROYED - THE LOSS VERY HEAVY.

GARDINER, Me., Aug. 7. - The most extensive conflagration that ever visited Gardiner began a little before 7 o'clock this evening in Moore & Brown's planing mill, on Bridge-street, near Water. A cluster of manufactories are located on the "Lower Dam" on the Cobbosse stream at this point. The wind blew the flames away from the main ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 8, 1882
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Be careful always that the details of your dress are perfectly finished in every point. The small articles of a wardrobe require constant care to keep in perfect order, yet they will wofully revenge themselves if neglected.

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
La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis)

1884  Sick Sheep

The Canadian government has ordered that no sheep be allowed to leave the county of La Prairie, in the province of Quebec, because of a disease existing there. The diseased animals are to be slaughtered, the government paying the owners one-third their value.

Wisconsin State Journal -  Wisconsin -  August 8, 1884
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1891 - FIRE ON A BIG STEAMER. Thirteen Hundred Persons Narrowly Escape Death on a Sound Steamer.
New Haven, Conn., July 31. - When the steamer Elm City, with 1,300 excursionists on board, was midway between New York and Bridgeport last evening, fire broke out on board. The flames originated in the engine-room and spread with alarming rapidity, and the dense clouds of smoke that rolled up struck terror to the hearts of the passengers. The excitement was intense, amounting almost to a panic.... Read MORE...

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune -  Centralia, Washington -  August 8, 1891
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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

1891 - FATAL HOTEL FIRE.
A Congregational Minister Loses His Life at Palmer, Mass.

Palmer, Mass., Aug. 3. - The Weeks House on South Main Street, an old landmark, was discovered on fire at about 2 o'clock this morning. The flames spread with great rapidity and in a short time enveloped almost the entire structure. There were about thirty-five guests and borarders in the house, and they had barely time to escape in... Read MORE...

Centralia Enterprise and Tribune -  Centralia, Washington -  August 8, 1891
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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

1905 - BIG FIRE IN HOBOKEN. DELAWARE, LACKAWANNA AND WESTERN'S TERMINAL DESTROYED. ENTIRE WATER FRONT IN PERIL.
TWO FERRY BOATS RUINED AND MUCH WHARF PROPERTY DAMAGED BY FIERCE FLAMES - THE LOSS WILL BE OVER $500,000.

New York, Aug. 8. - Inside of three-quarters of an hour fire swept away the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company's terminal in Hoboken, seized two ferry boats and practically ruined them, and for half an hour threatened the destruction of the entire water front in the... Read MORE...

Tyrone Daily Herald -  Pennsylvania -  August 8, 1905
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Newton, New Jersey, USA

1907 - THREE DROWNED.
NEWTON, N. J., Aug. 8. - JAMES JOHNSON, 21 of Jersey City; HARRIET SLINKARD, 16, and HELEN BLOOMER, 18, both of Brooklyn, were drowned while bathing in the lake here. With a girl on either arm Johnson was clinging to a raft moored near the shore in what was supposed to be water reaching to their waists. Suddenly one of the girls screamed and the three bathers sand together. The bodies were... Read MORE...

The Marion Daily Star -  Marion, Ohio -  August 8, 1907
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Waupaca, Wisconsin, USA

1908 - GASOLINE LAUNCH BURNED.
A large gasoline launch used on Waupaca lakes was destroyed by fire at Indian crossing on the lakes Sunday afternoon. Owing to a leak in the gasoline tank or pipes a fire resulted and although the boat was headed at once for shore several of the dozen or more persons, who were on board at the time, were very painfully burned. As the boat neared shore the occupants jumped out into the water. The... Read MORE...

The Stevens Point Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  August 8, 1908
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Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA (N., E., W.) (Teaticket) (Woods Hole)

1909 - HOTEL'S MYSTERIOUS FIRE.
Massachusetts Resort Was to Have Been Auctioned to Satisfy Claims.

FALMOUTH, Mass., Aug. 7. - The Maravista Hotel, in course of construction at Falmouth Heights, was burned to the ground early to-day under mysterious circumstances.

The building was to have been sold at auction to-day to satisfy the claims of Timothy Bourne, the contractor. It was valued at $15,000, and was insured. The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 8, 1909
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Washington, DC, USA

1925  August 8 – The Ku Klux Klan demonstrates its popularity by holding a parade in Washington DC;

as many as 40,000 male and female members of the Klan march down Pennsylvania Avenue. In 1925, an estimated 5,000,000 members belong to the Ku Klux Klan, making it the largest fraternal organization in the United States.

www.wikipedia.org
August 8, 1925
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San Diego, California, USA

1927 - BLAST RAZES PLANT, 5 HURT. ACETYLENE WORKS WRECKED; FIREMEN, BOUND FOR SCENE, HURT IN CRASH.
San Diego, Aug. 8. - (AP) - Five persons are in hospitals as the result of an explosion of acetylene gas that wrecked the plant of the Pacific Acetylene company at Thirtieth and Main Streets and a collision between a fire engine and an automobile as the firemen were answering the alarm.

The explosion, resulting from unknown causes, demolished the gas plant, doing damage estimated at $36,000.... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  August 8, 1927
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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1932 - AVIATRIX SUFFERS BROKEN NECK IN PLANE CRASH.
Kansas City, Aug. 7 (AP) - MILDRED KAUFFMAN, 25-year-old Kansas City aviatrix, was injured probably fatally, and RUSSELL SHAW, her passenger, received a severe head injury when MISS KAUFFMAN'S plane locked wings with another at an altitude of 75 feet above Fairfax Airport here tonight. MISS KAUFFMAN suffered a broken neck.

The other plane was piloted by DON MOSS. Both were flying at high speed ... Read MORE...

Wilkes-Barre Record -  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania -  August 8, 1932
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1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).
Blasting of Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Kills 150,000
...All Living Things Seared To Death, Tokyo Says

OKINAWA, Aug. 8 - (NS) - At least 150,000 Japanese were estimated today to have been killed Monday in the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

This estimate was made by Lt. Col. Bob Herring, Breckenridge, Tex., and scores of veteran airmen after viewing new reconnaissance... Read MORE...

The Lincoln Star -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  August 8, 1945
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1868  Foreign Students
Poughkeepsie, the City of Schools, has over a thousand pupils from abroad.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  There is a little child in the village of Baltic, Conn., only four years old, who plays more than forty tunes correctly on the piano.
Here name is Susan Medbury, daughter of George Medbury, chorister in the Baptist church.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Generals Grant, Sherman and Sheridan arrive at St. Joseph, Missouri, on the 28th.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A business firm in Jamestown, Chatauque county N. Y., lately inserted a nine column advertisement in the Jamestown Journal.
A few days thereafter they sold in one day goods enough at retail to amount to over thirteen hundred dollars.

St. Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1885  The city of Toronto, Canada, had a million-dollar conflagration Sunday night. The entire city was seriously threatened.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1885  During Saturday, 3,820 new cholera cases were reported in Spain, and 1,464 deaths, and on Sunday, 3,807 new cases and 1,364 deaths.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1885  Italian Musicians
A company of Italian musicians, who have been playing on the Stonington, Ct., line of steamers, now furnish music on the steamer Lorn.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1908  August 8 – The Hoover Company of Canton, Ohio, acquires manufacturing rights to the upright portable vacuum cleaner just invented by James M. Spangler.

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America - Did you know? February 3, 1870 - Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote.

www.infoplease.com


Quebec - Did you know? Tobacco was used freely in New France. Nearly every farmer planted tobacco near his home. Men and boys around age 12 or above often smoked pipes. The women were smokers, too, but more commonly they used tobacco in the form of snuff.

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

A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Died August 8

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