Sunday, November 11, 2018

1872 - The Great Boston Fire

Auburn, New York, USA

1854  Convicts and Religion

Examinations made at Auburn, New York, showed that out of nine hundred convicts, only forty-seven had ever been in a Sabbath School, and that of these only seventeen had been regular scholars.

Daily Free Democrat -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  November 11, 1854

1900 advertisement
What Shall We Have for Dessert?

Lewiston Journal
Lewiston, Maine
October 1, 1900
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1872 - The Great Boston Fire.
The city of Boston, second commercial city in the United States, has, within the past thirty-six hours, been visited by one of the most extensive and destructive conflagrations which this country has ever witnessed, only inferior to the memorable Chicago fire in October, 1871, in the enormous magnitude of the loss. The Chicago fire desolated nearly the whole of that city, entailing a frightful... Read MORE...

Titusville Morning Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  November 11, 1872

Marlow, New Hampshire, USA

1885  Runaway

Marlow. A few days since, as William L. Abbott was driving in his lumber wagon on the Symondsville road, he was overtaken and run into by a runaway team. He was thrown under the body of his wagon, while his horse went on with the forward wheels. Upon examination it was found that, besides being bruised considerably, his jaw was broken.

New-Hampshire Sentinel -  Keene, New Hampshire -  November 11, 1885

Detroit, Michigan, USA

1898 - SLAIN BY A FALLING ROOF - Its Collapse on a New Theatre In Detroit Buries Workmen. - OVER HALF A SCORE KILLED.
Nearly Twenty Men Are Injured – The Roof Fell Without Warning and Buried the Workmen Beneath the Ruins – Not a Man Escaped Unwounded – The Building Was Uncompleted.

DETROIT, Mich. (Special). - The new five-story Wonderland Theatre Building is now in ruins, and fifteen lives have been sacrificed by an appalling accident, which occurred therein Saturday afternoon.

Shortly before 2 o'clock,...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  November 11, 1898

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Old-Fashioned Brown Betty - Sprinkle a layer of sugar between the layers of apples and bread, and dust a little cinnamon over the top. Place the dish in a hot oven, covering for fifteen minutes, and bake for thrity minutes. Serve with a hard sauce.

The Ladies" Home Journal, February 1898
North Bay, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada

North Bay, Ontario, Nov. 10. - The steamer TEMISKAMING was approaching the landing at Temiskaming at 6 o'clock to-night when the boiler exploded, wrecking the steamer and causing the death of at least five persons by the explosion or drowning. Several passengers and the crew were hurled into the water by the shock, and many are injured.
Owing to the remoteness of the scene of the tragedy,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 11, 1908

Who has the Oldest Sewing Machine?
A new "Singer" given in exchange for it

The Singer Manufacturing Co.
New York City

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard)

By International News Service
MONTREAL, Nov. 10. - Louis Cyr, aged forty-nine, born at St. Cyprien, Quebec, the world's champion weight lifter, died here today at his daughter's residence after a week's illness. Cyr toured Europe exhibited with the Barnum and Ringling concerns, and ran a circus himself for a time in Canada and the United States. His best unequaled record was made in Boston in... Read MORE...

The Salt Lake Tribune -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  November 11, 1912

1926 - November 11 – U.S. Route 66 is established.
U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year. The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas,... Read MORE...
November 11, 1926

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid making any noise in eating, even if each meal is eaten in solitary state. It is a disgusting habit, and one not easily cured if once contracted, to make any noise with the lips when eating.

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
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1976  Century-old twins

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - Emmanuel and Samuel Lussier's relatives are planning a centennial celebration of their own next year when the twin brothers reach a landmark birthday. Emmanuel and Samuel were born Aug. 11, 1877. They are believed to be the oldest male twins in New England.

The Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  November 11, 1976

1871  The town of Ashfield, Mass., was recently obliged to pay $19,135.81 to a lady who was injured by falling through a defective bridge.
Before the commencement of the suit the lady offered to settle for $1,000; but the Selectmen of the town were obstinate and preferred the suit.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1911  November 11 - Oklahoma City established a record high of 83 degrees and record low of 17 degrees that same day.

1933  November 11 – Dust Bowl: In South Dakota, a very strong dust storm strips topsoil from desiccated farmlands

America - Did you know? December 2, 1823: Monroe Doctrine: In his annual address to Congress, President Monroe declares that the American continents are henceforth off-limits for further colonization by European powers.

Quebec - Did you know? In New France, socially, the seigneur and his family did not stand apart from his neighbors. All went to the same church, took part in the same amusements upon days of festival, and not infrequently worked together at the common task of clearing the lands. Sons and daughters of the seigneurs often intermarried with those of habitants in the seigneury or of traders in the towns. There was no social "impasse" such as existed in France among the various elements in a community.

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

Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said "with great ease Macaroni and Cheese - Van Camp's makes a meal in a trice."

Van Camp Packing Co., 302 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Died November 11