Thursday, September 13, 2018

1848 - A man in Providence, Rhode Island, bet five dollars that he could eat a large basket of peaches in one hour.

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1848  A man in Providence, Rhode Island, bet five dollars that he could eat a large basket of peaches in one hour.

He was successful, having dispatched one hundred and fifty-two good sized peaches in fifty-two minutes. Another man ate a basket full without betting and died in consequence - of the eating, and not the bet.

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National Aegis -  Massachusetts -  September 13, 1848
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"The Woodbury Soap Company is an American manufacturer of personal care products such as cold cream, facial cream, facial powder, after-shave talc and ear swabs. Founded in Albany, New York in 1870, the company was sponsor to popular radio programs in the 1930s and 1940s.

The John H. Woodbury company was established in 1870 in Albany, New York by a dermatologist. The company was still in New York in 1901, making and retailing soap, when the Andrew Jergens Company (now a subsidiary of Kao) purchased the company which owned the soap brand, and moved the headquarters to Cincinnati, Ohio." wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

1884 - THE WATERS RECEDING. WORK OF THE GREAT FLOOD IN THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Sept. 12. - The terrible floods reached a climax last night, and the waters of the mad Chippewa River are slowly receding. There has been a fall of three and one-half feet since 10 o'clock last night. The entire Chippewa Valley presents a scene of devastation. From the northern limits of the city to the extreme southern part, wherever the ground is low, boats are moving about... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 13, 1884
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Greenville, Rhode Island, USA

1890  Famous Tree Gone

Another famous tree has fallen before the woodmans axe. It was a huge chestnut, nine feet and four inches in diameter, and stood on the old Elder Winsor Farm, near Greenville, Rhode Island. Its trunk was hollow enough in 1842, during the Dorr rebellion, to contain the arms of the rebels, who hid them there after their defeat at Acote's Hill.

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Elkhart Daily Review -  Elkhart, Indiana -  September 13, 1890
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Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA (Point Judith)

1900 - FIRE AT NARRAGANSETT. ROCKINGHAM HOTEL, THE CASINO, AND HAZARD BLOCK IN RUINS - LOSS $350,000.
Narragansett Pier, R. I., Sept. 12. - The Summer season here came to a sudden and disastrous end this afternoon through the complete destruction by fire of the great Rockingham Hotel, Sherry's beautiful and famous Casino, the Hazard block, the Knights of Pythias Hall, and a score of smaller buildings.

While the terrific gale undoubtedly aided the spread of the flames to a considerable extent... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 13, 1900
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Pumpkin - Peel a small, tender pumpkin; cut it in slices half an inch thick and two inches square, sprinkle each piece with salt and let it stand in an earthen dish for an hour. Then wipe the slices, pepper them; roll them in flour and fry them brown in smoking hot fat enough to cover them; lay them on brown paper for a moment to free them from grease after they are done, and then serve them hot. Squash can be cooked in the same way.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 5, 1881
St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1905 - FELL FROM A "FERRIS" WHEEL. WOMAN INSTANTLY KILLED AND HUSBAND SOON DIED IN ST. PAUL.
St. Paul, Minn. - In the presence of thousands of visitors at the state fair at St. Paul, Minn., Thursday. MR. and MRS. SEVENTHAL, of Eau Claire, Wis., fell from the upper car of a Ferris wheel to the ground, a distance of nearly 100 feet.

MRS. SEVENTHAL was instantly killed and her husband was so badly injured that he died shortly afterward.

The accident created a scene bordering on a... Read MORE...

Sioux County Herald -  Orange City, Iowa -  September 13, 1905
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Stamped Shawknit on the Toe
Knitted to the Shape of the Human Foot

Shaw Stocking Co., Lowell, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Racine, Wisconsin, USA

1920 - ARTIST LOSES BRIDE IN STORM ON LAKE. Former Anna Mitchell, Painter, of this City, Washed from Motor Boat Off Racine.
CHAINED TO CENTREBOARD

Husband, Whose First Wife Way Elizabeth Flynn, Sought Thus to Save Her.

Special to the New York Times.

CHICAGO, Sept. 12. - A thrilling story of having clung to his overturned motor boat six miles out in Lake Michigan off Racine, Wis., for eighteen hours and seeing his bride of six weeks, whom he at chained to the centreboard, washed off by the waves after an... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 13, 1920
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Charlton, Massachusetts, USA

1938 - SEVEN KILLED AT CHARLTON AS BUS AND TRUCK COLLIDE. TWO OF MANY INJURED IN PASSENGER VEHICLE MAY DIE - MACHINES, ONE HAULING STEAMSHOVEL, MEET HEAD-ON.
Charlton, Sept. 13 (INS) - Head-on collision between a bus bound from New York to Boston, and a big trailer truck brought death today to seven persons and sent 14 to the hospital, four injured critically.

The collision was so violent the motor of the truck was ripped out, both front wheels were torn off at the hubs and the front axle stripped from the chassis. The trailer was overturned. The... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  September 13, 1938
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never sit down to the piano uninvited, unless you are alone in the parlor. Do not take any book you may find in the room away from it.

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
Oxford, Massachusetts, USA

1938 - SIX PERSONS DIE IN WRECK OF BUS-TRUCK. THIRTEEN OTHERS INJURED EARLY TODAY NEAR OXFORD, MASS.
Oxford, Mass., Sept. 13 (AP) - Six persons were killed and 13 others injured, several seriously, today when a New York-Houston bus and a truck-trailer collided almost head-on on a rain-swept highway.

The impact was heard a quarter-mile away by a restaurant proprietor who notified state police and a doctor.

The bus overturned and blocked the highway. Fuel tanks of both vehicles burst but the ... Read MORE...

Northwest Arkansas Times -  Fayetteville, Arkansas -  September 13, 1938
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - Condemned property burns
Benning W. De La Mater
Wednesday, September 13 PITTSFIELD - A blaze that drew dozens of firefighters and nearly 100 spectators to an abandoned house on Columbus Avenue burned into the night yesterday.

Officials say foul play may be to blame.

Calls of a fully involved structure fire at 363 Columbus Ave. flooded into the city's dispatch center shortly after 9:30 p.m.

When firefighters... Read MORE...

The Berkshire Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  September 13, 2006
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1861  September 13 - 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla

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1921  September 13 – White Castle hamburger restaurant opens in Wichita, Kansas, the foundation of the world's first fast food chain.

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America - Did you know? October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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Quebec - Did you know? Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms on the ground floor. The doorway opened into the great room of the house, parlor, dining-room, and kitchen combined. A "living" room it surely was! In the better houses, however, this room was divided, with the kitchen partitioned off from the rest. Most of the furnishings were the products of the colony and chiefly of the family"s own workmanship. The floor was of hewn timber, rubbed and scrubbed to smoothness. A woolen rug or several of them, always of vivid hues, covered the greater part of it. There were the family dinner-table of hewn pine, chairs made of pine saplings with seats of rushes or woven underbark, and often in the corner a couch that would serve as an extra bed at night.

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

Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
Died September 13

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