Wednesday, September 5, 2018

1895 - BURIED UNDER TONS OF DEBRIS. TOWER OF ONE OF THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR BUILDING COLLAPSES.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in the American Revolution. It was called in response to "The passage of the Coercive Acts" (also known as Intolerable Acts by the Colonial Americans) by the British Parliament. The Intolerable Acts had... Read MORE...

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September 5, 1774
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The Parker Games
For Merry Winter Evenings
Parker-Brothers, Salem, Mass, USA

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
1829 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)
MONUMENT FOR SUPPOSED SEWING MACHINE INVENTOR

Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of Associated Press) - A monument is to be erected here soon in honor of Bartholomew Thimonnier, whom the French claim was the inventor of the sewing machine.

Thimonnier, a tailor's assistant, constructed his first working model in 1829, and was thrashed by his fellow workmen who complained that his... Read MORE...

Salisbury Evening Post -  Salisbury, North Carolina -  September 5, 1919
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Augusta, Maine, USA

1853  Destructive Fire at Augusta, Me., - Several Mills, &c., in Ruins - Large Number of Workmen thrown out of Employment.

AUGUSTA. Saturday, Sept. 3. About 2 o'clock this morning a destructive fire broke out in the spool factory of HARNDEN & LELAND, and spread speedily, communicating to the large machine-shop used by the railroad company, and to a four-mill, saw-mills, grist-mills, and two drying houses. The loss is estimated at $75,000 - partly insured. Many people are thrown out of employment.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 5, 1853
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Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA

1868  In the little town of Mansfield, Mass., resides Mr. John H. Potter, who learned to read by overlooking the primer upside down, and who has ever since kept up the habit, partly from choice and partly from pride.

He reads everything wrong end first, and his case is probably the only instance of the kind on record. He is quite a well-read man, and is now in his forty-seventh year.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 5, 1868
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Baked Eggs - Beat up six eggs, one tablespoon flour, six of sweet milk; melt a piece of butter in the frying pan; when hot turn the whole in and bake in a very hot oven; to be served as soon as done.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880

Jos. A. Morrison
Dealer in Gold & Silver Watches,
Fine Jewelry,
Silver and Plated Ware, Clocks, Spectacles, Eye Glasses, &c,
Main St., Pittsfield, Me.
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
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1890  Kind Deeds

Elizabeth Comstock, an aged Quaker preacher in Union Springs, N. Y., has visited in her lifetime 122,000 persons, and nearly twice that many sick persons in and out of the poor houses, on battlefields, etc.

New Oxford Item -  New Oxford, Pennsylvania -  September 5, 1890
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Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA

1891 - UNDER THE WHEELS. A Car Repairer Killed in the Yards at Bowling Green
Bowling Green, KY - Sept 4 -(Special) - At 8 o'clock this morning, Joseph Newton, a car repairer, while at work on a damaged car in the L & N yards here, was crushed in such a horrible manner between two cars that his death was the matter of only a little time. He was at work at one end of a car standing in the yard, when another train backed against the car on which he was at work, and caused... Read MORE...

Courier Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  September 5, 1891
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Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

1894 - HOTEL INMATES EVICTED BY FIRE. DESTRUCTION OF THE GUERNSEY AT ASBURY PARK, WITH A LOSS OF $20,000.
Asbury Park, N.J., Sept. 4. - Fire at about 1 A.M. this morning destroyed the big Hotel Guernsey, at Grand and Seventh Avenues, owned and managed by MESSRS. LUNGER and STEINMETZ of Philadelphia. The building, which was a substantial four-story structure, was totally burned in an hour from the time the fire started. The loss on the house will reach $20,000, on which there was a small insurance.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 5, 1894
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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1895 - BURIED UNDER TONS OF DEBRIS. TOWER OF ONE OF THE ILLINOIS STATE FAIR BUILDING COLLAPSES.
Springfield, Ill., Sept. 4. - A horrible accident occurred at the state fair grounds this afternoon.

The west tower on the great machinery hall, which is now being roofed, collapsed and fell in, burying several men beneath its ruins.
CHARLES HOBSON and JAMES PARKER, both plumbers of Lincoln, Neb., who were at work on the ground floor were killed. They were covered with several tons of brick... Read MORE...

Omaha Daily Bee -  Omaha, Nebraska -  September 5, 1895
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Ware, Massachusetts, USA

1896  LEG CUT OFF BY A CAR.

Ware - Patrick McAuly, 69, of Pine street, father of McAuly, the noted ball player for the Washington team, while returning from his barn to his house across the spur track last evening was run over by a car that was backing into the Otis company’s mill yard, and had his left leg torn off below the knee. Dr. W. W. Miner, assisted by Drs. Ryan and Blodgett, amputated the leg above the knee.

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  September 5, 1896
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Charlton, Massachusetts, USA

1905 - LEFT THE RAILS. TWO PERSONS KILLED AND THIRTEEN INJURED IN A TROLLEY WRECK. "OLD HOME DANCE" IN A MASSACHUSETTS TOWN ENDED IN DISASTER FOR PARTICIPANTS.
Charlton, Mass., Sept. 5. - Two persons were killed and thirteen injured, three or four probably fatally, as the result of a trolley car on the Worcester and South Bridge street railway system leaving the rails and crashing into a tree a mile east of this village early today.

The dead:
MISS GRACE NELSON, Springfield, 20 years old.
MISS MORAN.

The car was taking to Worcester a party of... Read MORE...

Lima Daily News -  Lima, Ohio -  September 5, 1905
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Ogdensburg, New York, USA

1909  Ogdensburg Hotel Burns.

OGDENSBURG, N. Y., Sept. 4. - The Erwin Hotel in this city was burned to-day, causing a loss estimated at $15,000. The guests escaped in their night clothing, saving few of their personal effects. The fire started in a shed near the hotel.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 5, 1909
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1868  Captain Pierce, of Warren, R.I., has made three voyages yearly to Cuba for fifty-five years, without a single loss to himself or the insurance companies.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Quebec believes that it suffers more from street beggers than any other city on the globe.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  King Christian, of Denmark, has taken out a patent for refining petroleum.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Russia sends 14,000 criminals to Siberia every year.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1881  September 5 - Great "Thumb Fire" (Huron Fire) killed 282 people, damages $2,347,000, was first natural disaster served by American Red Cross (Michigan)

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1958  September 5 - 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte NC

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America - Did you know? Presidential Turkey Pardons: Thanksgiving in general seems to mystify those not steeped in American traditions, but perhaps no part of that quirky turkey fest seems more bizarre than the annual ceremony during which modern presidents grant an official pardon to a live turkey presented to them by the National Turkey Federation (NTF).

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Quebec - Did you know? In New France, a seigneur"s home was sometimes built of timber but more often of stone, with dimensions rarely exceeding twenty feet by forty, it was not much more pretentious than the homes of the more prosperous and thrifty among the seigneur"s dependents. Its three or four spacious rooms were, however, more comfortably equipped with furniture which in many cases had been brought from France.

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

Odol Tooth Powder
Died September 5

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