Thursday, November 15, 2018

1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.

1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

Still at war with Great Britain, the colonists were not eager to establish another powerful national government. Three-and-a-half years passed before the states ratified the Articles.

Eventually replaced by the United States... Read MORE...

www.americaslibrary.gov
November 15, 1777
Comments



Armstrong Brothers
1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite Pillar Rock, between Brookfield and Dahlia, Washington, west of Jim Crow Point. "Great joy in camp we are in view of the Ocian this great Pacific Ocean which we been so long anxious to See. and the roreing or noise made by the waves braking on the rockey shores (as I Suppose) may be heard distinctly." Although they were really only seeing the Columbia Estuary, the... Read MORE...

www.nps.gov/ jeff/ historyculture/ lewis-and-clark-timeline-1805.htm
November 15, 1805
Comments


1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
November 21, 1877
Thomas Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), the 1st machine to play and record sound. onthisday.com

The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most wonderful invention of the day - Edison's Phonograph. The Sun says that nothing could be more incredible than the likelihood of once more hearing the... Read MORE...

Cambridge Jeffersonian -  Cambridge, Ohio -  November 15, 1877
Comments


Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1896 - Fatal Explosion
By Associated Press

NIAGARA FALLS (N.Y.), Nov 14 - By the explosion of about thirty pounds of dynamite in the office building of Ed. Smith & Co., contractors in charge of the extension of the wheel pit and tunnel of the Niagara Falls Power Company, to-day, two men were instantly killed and one fatally injured. Three others were severely injured and several were cut and bruised by flying rocks... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 15, 1896
Comments


Lewiston, Maine, USA

1902 - THE DOMESTIC PROBLEM - Both Sides of the Question Presented by One Who Has Been Mistress and Maid - The Golden Rule If Applied Would Solve the Problem
(Writer for The Sun.)

“Wanted – A capable American house girl.” Such is the tenor of many “want” ads running in the newspapers at this time of year throughout the country. And, indeed all through the year one is met often with the inquiry, “Do you know a good American girl I can get?” As long as there are homes, this domestic problem will be of no small interest...

Many families are obliged ... Read MORE...

The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  November 15, 1902
Comments


1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Lemon Cream Pie - One teacup of pulverized sugar, one tablespoonful butter, one egg, one lemon (remove the seeds), one teacup of boiling water, one tablespoonful of corn starch dissolved in cold water; stir the corn starch into the water.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 3, 1880
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

1904 - KNOXVILLE LIBRARY BURNED. CITY'S SECOND BIG BLAZE IN THREE DAYS - FIRE DEPARTMENT CRIPPLED.
Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 14. - The Lawson McGhee Library, a three-story brick structure, at Gay Street and Vine Avenue, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. It was the city's second big fire in three days. On the ground floor of the building was a double store occupied by the VANCE Furniture Company. The second floor was devoted to the public library, containing about 15,000 volumes, and the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 15, 1904
Comments



The Delicious New Dessert
Cream of Cereal
FREE
Made from Popcorn
Needs No Cooking
Ready for Immediate Use

Cream Cereal Co.
Xenia, Ohio

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

1904 - FIRE AT SIOUX FALLS. BLAZE IN BUSINESS DISTRICT CAUSES A LOSS OF $40,000.
A fire early Thursday morning gutted the two-story building occupied by the ANTHONY Candy Company, at Sioux Falls, S.D., destroyed the entire stock of the company and seriously damaged the PHILLIPS block, adjoining. The PHILLIPS block belongs to ex-Senator PETTIGREW.
The fire started in the basement of the building of the ANTHONY Candy Company, and the fire department was required to fight hard... Read MORE...

The Carroll Sentinel -  Iowa -  November 15, 1904
Comments


1939  November 15 – In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

www.wikipedia.org

America - Did you know? December 2, 1899 - U.S. acquires American Samoa by treaty with Great Britain and Germany.

www.infoplease.com


Quebec - Did you know? It is the old custom in French Canada (originating in Europe) to bury the dead in the church cemetery. After a period of time, if donations stop coming from the family, the stone is removed to make room for a new burial. This is why you will almost never see a headstone older than 100 years in Qu├ębec, unless it was from a non-catholic denomination.

Findagrave.com

Burpee Farm Annual for 1898
The Leading American Seed Catalogue
W. Atlee Burpee & Co., Philadelpha

Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Died November 15

Read MORE...