Friday, September 28, 2018


Bristol, Connecticut, USA

1878  The Rev. J. D. Gillihand, the Rector of Trinity Church (Protestant Episcopal) at Bristol, Conn., the other day, astonished his congregation

by sending them a letter announcing his resignation of his pastorate and his intention of joining the Roman Catholic Church. Not the slightest intimation of such a step had previously been given to the church or even to his family.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 28, 1878

Men's "Holeproof" Sox
Kalamazoo Knitting Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
August 1898
Somers, Connecticut, USA

1878  The Hartford Religious Herald says the Town of Somers, Conn., has for twenty years taken the responsibility of all burials within its limits,

and has supplied to all, rich and poor, high and low alike, a sexton, hearse and grave for the cost of four dollars. The Herald inquires if it would not be well to have all burials in towns and cities conducted "on this considerate and Christian principle of equality and economy."

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  September 28, 1878

Ansonia, Connecticut, USA

Main Line Rails of Naugatuck Division Twisted Out of Place.
Ansonia, Sept. 27. - In making a flying switch on the Naugatuck division, in Ansonia this morning, five gondola cars loaded with coal were derailed and the siding was torn up for a distance of 100 feet, while the main line was twisted from its bed. The road was effectually blocked for the remaineer of the day. The trains, both passenger ... Read MORE...

The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  September 28, 1889

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Special to The New York Times.

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 27.--Word reached here today of a tornado, which raged in the Norwalk River Valley last night, and did great damage to buildings, orchards, and timber land.

The storm came up from the southwest out of an apparently cloudless sky, and passed to the northeast with terrific force. The villages most affected are West Norwalk, Winnipauk,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  September 28, 1899

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Rice Waffles - Beat together a pint of milk, the yolks of three eggs, two ounces of butter and half a teacup of thoroughly boiled rice, sprinkle a little salt and a half teaspoonful of soda into a pint of flour, and then sift it in. Beat thoroughly and bake in waffle irons.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 5, 1881
Hempstead, New York, USA

Hempstead, N.Y., Sept. 28 - JOHN L. LONGSTAFF, a former English army officer, was mortally injured this evening while flying in a "Farman" biplane with his mechanic, PIERRE CHAVELLIER. When only seventy feet in the air, a wire became tangled and the machine instantly overturned and fell.

LONGSTAFF was caught in the debris. He has a fractured skull and internal injuries. CHAVELLIER, who was... Read MORE...

Salt Lake Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  September 28, 1912

Home of Helb's Pilsner Beer
Helb's Keystone Brewery
York, Pennsylvania
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Professor Robert Goddard's Rocket, Which is Expected to Travel 70 Miles in Air, is Ready

WORCHESTER, Mass., - An actual test of Professor Robert Goddard's rocket, which it is claimed, can travel vertically seventy miles into the air will be made here shortly. The time and place have not yet been definitely decided upon.

The rocket, it is said, is practically ready to be tried out. It weighs ... Read MORE...

The Ogden Standard-Examiner -  Ogden, Utah -  September 28, 1920

Arcadia, California, USA

1922  Dirigible Z-2 Arrived At Arcadia, Cal., Today

(Special to News by United Press.) Pacedonia, Cal., Today. - The Dirigible Z-2 arrived safely at Rose Field at Arcadia, Cal. at 9:25 a.m. to-day. The flight from San Francisco was without incident. Landing was perfect.

Lebanon Daily News -  Lebanon, Pennsylvania -  September 28, 1922

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
Flint, Michigan, USA

Flint, Mich., Sept. 28 - (AP) - At least two persons were killed and 10 injured seriously today by an explosion which demolished the General Tire Company's service station in downtown Flint.

The body of ALBERT W. HATTER, the office manager, was taken from the ruins. Firemen said they saw another body in the debris, but fire that followed the blast prevented them from reaching it or from... Read MORE...

Miami Daily News-Herald -  Oklahoma -  September 28, 1936

Riverside, California, USA

1970  Third youth dies

Riverside (AP) – David CRAWFORD, 13, died today of wounds suffered Thursday in a grenade explosion. Two playmates, Bobby Lee EWING and Ricky Lee LEAMON, also 13, were killed instantly. Police said the boys found the grenade buried beneath a bush in a neighbor’s backyard. An investigation uncovered 43 more grenades, police said.

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  September 28, 1970

1878  Many funny fancies have come from Danbury, Conn.
At least one funny fact comes from the same town. A Danbury man hired his divorced wife to attend to his present wife's child. - N. Y. Herald.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1924  September 28 – U.S. Army pilots John Harding and Erik Nelson complete the first round-the-world flight. It takes them 175 days and 74 stops before they finally returned to Seattle.

America - Did you know? The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times!

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

Quebec - Did you know? In Canada, there is a belief that on Christmas Eve, the dead rise up from their graves and kneel at the foot of the cemetery cross where they are awaited by the previous parish priest wearing a white surplice and golden stole. The priest says the prayers for the Nativity aloud and the departed respond reverently. Once the mass is finished, the dead rise, look longingly at the village and the house where they were born, then silently return to their coffins.

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Roberts, Johnson & Rand Shoe Co.
St. Louis, U.S.A.
Died September 28


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