Tuesday, September 18, 2018

1886 - William Fay, of Acton, Mass., three years old, was born with his legs so twisted that he could look down on the soles of his feet...


Stamped Shawknit on the Toe
Knitted to the Shape of the Human Foot

Shaw Stocking Co., Lowell, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Acton, Massachusetts, USA (Nagog Woods) (South Acton)

1886  William Fay, of Acton, Mass., three years old, was born with his legs so twisted that he could look down on the soles of his feet.

About three months ago a doctor of Lowell took charge of him, and to-day the lad walks about as well as any one, with his little limbs as straight as normally, although inclosed in iron rigging that will be worn until the legs are strong. Leading physicians who have watched the case pronounce it a triumph of surgery. - Boston Journal.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 18, 1886
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Newton, New Jersey, USA

1892 - Killed Two in the Procession.
Orange, N.J., Sept. 17. – Some members of a local band that went with Morristown fire company on an outing to Newton, in Sussex County, yesterday, bring news of an accident at Newton that cost at least two lives.

The members of Washington Engine Company, No. 1, of Morristown had spent the day in enjoyment with their friends, and at evening formed in line to march to the station.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 18, 1892
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Denver, Colorado, USA

1897  DEADLY LIVE WIRE

Denver, Sept 16. - August Plym, a saloon-keeper, was instantly killed at noon today, when in inadvertently seized a badly insulated live electric wire on the roof of the Windsor livery stable, at 18th and Blake streets. He leaves a wife and two young children. He was assisting his wife to hang a clothes line, and grabbed the wire to keep him from falling.

Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  September 18, 1897
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Coffee Cake - This is one of the best of plain cakes, and is very easily made. Take one cup of strong coffee infusion, one cup molasses, one cup sugar, one-half cup butter, one egg, and one teaspoonful saleratus. Add spice and raisins to suit the taste, and enough flour to make a reasonably thick batter. Bake rather slowly in tin pans lined with buttered paper.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 28, 1880
Stafford, Connecticut, USA (Stafford Springs)

1898 - TWO PRISONERS CREMATED. Double Fatality in a Connecticut Town Lock-up Fire.
STAFFORD SPRINGS, Conn., Sept. 17. - Two prisoners confined for the night in the town lock-up, Ernest Branford, aged twenty-seven years, and John Marsh, aged forty, met their death early this morning in a small fire which originated in the cell occupied by Marsh.

The two men were arrested last evening for drunkenness, and were locked up in separate cells. At 6 o'clock this morning passersby... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 18, 1898
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Stuttgartger Sanitary Woolen Underwear

The T. Eaton Co., Toronto, Agts. in Canada

Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
St Johnsbury, Vermont, USA

1903 - DEATH-DEALING AUTOMOBILE. Machine Runs Away at a Vermont Fair, Killing One Man and Injuring Two.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., Sept. 17. - An automobile, speeding at the rate of fifty miles an hour at the Caledonia County fair grounds, to-day dashed over an embankment fifteen feet high, causing the death of Herbert Lamphere. Dr. John M. Allen, who was operating the machine, was severely injured, and another man, named Fred Garrick, was hurt.
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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 18, 1903
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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA

1903 - STORES BURNED UP. FIRE AT SAULT STE. MARIE CONSUMES ENTIRE BUSINESS BLOCK. LOSSES WILL TOTAL $300,000.
FLAMES ORIGINATED IN KLOSSER'S CANDY KITCHEN - H. L. NEWTON THE PRINCIPAL LOSER - MOSES & SON'S DEPARTMENT STORE CONSUMED.

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sept. 16. - An entire block of stores in the heart of the business district was destroyed by fire, which started shortly after midnight this (Wednesday) morning.

The fire originated in Klosser's candy kitchen, and it was some time before the... Read MORE...

Marshall Expounder -  Marshall, Michigan -  September 18, 1903
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

If you expect a friend to meet you at the end of your journey, sit near the door of the steam-boat saloon, or in the ladies" room at the car depot, that he may find you easily.

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
Bethlehem, New Hampshire, USA

1923 - SCORE FLEE HOTEL FIRE AT BETHLEHEM.
Bethlehem, Sept. 18. - The second disastrous hotel fire in the White Mountains this season occurred here Sunday night. The blaze, starting in a storeroom on the rear of the third floor of the Arlington Hotel, situated in the fashionable West End here, gutted the rear wing, caused the loss of several thousand dollars and drove out a score of guests. The Arlington is a landmark in Bethlehem and is... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  September 18, 1923
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Granby, Massachusetts, USA

1944 - WESTOVER FIELD BOMBER CRASH KILLS SEVEN.
PLANE DEMOLISHED, WRECKAGE STREWN OVER GRANBY AREA.

Granby - Seven Westover Field heavy bomber crewmen were killed early yesterday morning here when their plane, in which they were training for night combat flight, crashed and burned in a swampy wooded area two miles north of the field.

Wreckage from the ship was spread over a wide area and second growth trees were sheared clean to the... Read MORE...

Berkshire Evening Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  September 18, 1944
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Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1949 - 200 DIE ON FIERY SHIP. GREAT LAKES QUEEN BURNS. HOLOCAUST SINKS PLEASURE CRUISER AT TORONTO DOCK.
400 HOLIDAYERS ESCAPE FLAMING DEATH AMID SCENES OF HORROR.

Toronto, Ont., Sept. 17. (AP) - Nearly 200 ship-board holiday-makers, most of them Americans, died in a racing night-time fire that swept flames and panic through the Canadian pleasure cruiser Noronic in a few scant minutes early today.

Awakened by screams and smoke, more than 400 others scrambled or jumped to safety through the... Read MORE...

Portland Sunday Telegram -  Portland, Maine -  September 18, 1949
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1958 - GIANT PLANE SPLIT IN SKY, A.F. SAYS.
By Associated Press.
South St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 17 - The giant bomber plane which crashed in flames near here had broken apart in the air, an Air Force general said Wednesday.

Streaking fire as it plummeted groundward Tuesday night, the B52 jet tore a hole 300 feet long by 15 feet deep in the AUGUST KAHL farmyard. The plane exploded as it hit, setting fire to the farm buildings.
Of the... Read MORE...

Salt Lake Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  September 18, 1958
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1869  Four men engaged in tearing down an old building at Ogden Mine, near Newton, N.J., the other day, were killed by its premature fall, which buried them in the ruins.
They all leave large families.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1873  September 18 – The New York stock market crash triggers the Panic of 1873, part of the Long Depression.

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1899  September 18 – Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag is registered for copyright as ragtime music enjoys mainstream popularity in the United States.

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1927  September 18 – The Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (later known as CBS) is formed and goes on the air with 47 radio stations.

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America - Did you know? 1786: Shays"s Rebellion erupts - Farmers from New Hampshire to South Carolina take up arms to protest high state taxes and stiff penalties for failure to pay.

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Quebec - Did you know? Poutine, a dish of fries, gravy, and cheese curds, is popular throughout Quebec. The first poutines were invented in Quebec, and there are many, unconfirmed claims to have invented the poutine which date from the late 50s through the 1970s in the Victoriaville area, about 1 hour out of Montreal.

www.montrealpoutine.com/ history.html

Weber's
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Baltimore
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