Wednesday, November 21, 2018

1900 - TURKEY FOR THE PRESIDENT - A Rhode Island Bird Picked Out for Thanksgiving at the White House

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The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)

1900 - TURKEY FOR THE PRESIDENT - A Rhode Island Bird Picked Out for Thanksgiving at the White House
PROVIDENCE, R. I. The Westerly turkey king has picked out the turkey which it is expected will grace President McKinley's table at the White House on Thanksgiving Day. The turkey is a magnificent-looking gobbler and is now strutting around showing its pride in its 35 pounds of superiority. The bird was selected after a careful inspection of every flock in the neighborhood of Westerly and North... Read MORE...

The Reading Eagle -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  November 21, 1900

1847  November 21 - Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200

1868  A man in Monson, Mass., has an apple tree which bears this year about two barrels of apples, half of which are Baldwins, and the other half of the Russet variety, interspersed on each limb in just about equal proportions.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1902  November 21 - 1st night football game, Philadelphia Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0

1922  November 21 – Rebecca Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first woman United States Senator.

America - Did you know? January 24, 1848 - Gold is discovered at Sutter"s Mill in California.

Quebec - Did you know? It is said that on the stroke of midnight, farm animals acquired the marvellous and unusual gift of speech. Oxen, cows, horses, pigs, and poultry began to speak to one another and to exchange strange secrets about humans, particularly their masters. Bad luck, the risk of being struck dumb or, worse still, even death came to those who tried to spy on them. This belief was prevalent not only in France but also in Francophone Canada. Another belief says that at midnight, farm cattle kneel in the stable to worship the Infant Jesus. It is clear that these two beliefs are closely linked to the even older one that Jesus was born at midnight.

T. C. Tanke
Cor. Main and Eagle Streets
Buffalo, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Died November 21