Saturday, November 10, 2018

1906 - The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.

Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles)

1832  Cholera

Oct. 26 - We learn that within the last ten days, nine persons have died of cholera at the parish of Pointe aux Trembles, about twenty miles above Quebec, on the road to Montreal; of that number four died in one house and four in two other houses.

Portsmouth Journal of Literature and Politics -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  November 10, 1832

New Home Sewing Machine Co.
Orange, Mass.
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

The Cordasville Manufactory, near Worcester, Massachusetts, was burned on the 1st inst. There were between eighty and one hundred operatives in the Factory, and so rapid was the flames, that all egress was cut off, and the only alternative was to jump from the windows or be burnt to death.

All the operatives in the third and fourth stories were obliged to jump from the windows. A few in the... Read MORE...

The Weekly Portage Sentinel -  Ravenna, Ohio -  November 10, 1855

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

1888  George H. Vanderbilt, of New York, purchased one thousand acres of mountain lands near Asheville, N.C.,

where it was said on the 2d he would build a large industrial institute for the free education of poor white children, who would be taught how to work in wood and metals and thus become skilled mechanics.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 10, 1888

Milledgeville, Georgia, USA

Milledgeville, Ga., Nov. 9. - The negro section of the Georgia Insane Asylum burned today. There were within the walls at the time the fire broke out inmates and all over 700 persons, but the efficiency of administration was such that no lives were lost.

The group of buildings constituting the section covered about four acres. The fire started in the attic above one of the wards on the east... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 10, 1897

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

Patterson Organ
manufactured by James T. Patterson
Bridgeport, Conn.
Queens, New York, USA

Pumping Station on Shore Road in Queens Destroyed.

Trees Broken Off - Windows Shattered Half a Mile Away - Steel Plates Had Been Worn Thin - Story of an Eye Witness.

Two men were killed and one of the pumping stations of the city's water supply system on the Shore Road in Queens Borough totally destroyed by an explosion yesterday morning. One of the two big boilers which furnished the power ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 10, 1902

1906  August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.

Splendid Talking Machine. The Victor Victrola, a splendid new talking machine, is being exhibited by Wharton Brothers. This is the costliest and by far the most nearly perfect ever seen here. It has been on the market for only about one month. It has no horn, as is usually the case, but it has the appearance of a mahogany cabinet.

Daily Industrial News -  Greensboro, North Carolina -  November 10, 1906

West Brookfield, Massachusetts, USA

1907 - 1 DEAD, 5 INJURED IN WRECK. Passenger Express and Freight Trains in Head-On Collision
WEST BROOKFIELD, Mass., Nov. 9. - The Southwestern Express, No. 46, on the Boston & Albany Division of the New York Central Railroad, bound for Boston, collided head-on with a freight train near this station at 10:40 A. M. to-day. Charles Hyde of Boston, a brakeman on the express, was killed, and four other members of the express train crew and one passenger on the express were severely... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 10, 1907

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

An Afternoon Tea - A card should be left for or sent to each lady receiving. No after call is necessary, as one"s appearance at the tea is a call. IF there is quite a crowd it is perfectly proper to depart without saying good-by to the hostess or the leadies receiving at any formal function. It is not customary to annouce guests at an afternoon tea. The ladies receiving shake hands with each guest.

The Ladies" Home Journal, May 1898
Duluth, Minnesota, USA

1907 - BIG FIRE AT DULUTH. Damage Figured at $2,268,000 and One Life Believed Lost
DULUTH, Min., Nov. 9.- Fire which started in the Great Northern elevator, at Superior, Wis., about 9 o'clock last night, was brought under control early today, after having destroyed the elevator, three flour mills, forty homes and 700,000 bushels of grain. Two scows, a derrick and two tugs were also destroyed.

The total loss is figured at $2,268,000, including about three-quarters of a... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  November 10, 1907

Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1915 - ONE MAN IS KILLED. When Upper Section of Construction Tower Collapses This Morning
One man was injured so badly that the died within an hour at the St. Joseph's hospital and another was painfully hurt at 10 o'clock this morning when the upper thirty feet of the 156-foot construction tower, being used in the erection of the new storage warehouse at the Fort Wayne Electric works' plant, in Broadway, suddenly collapsed.

The Victims.
Frank Farrell, 1805 Wall street, aged 25...

The Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  November 10, 1915

1938  November 10 - On the eve of Armistice Day, Kate Smith sings Irving Berlin's God Bless America for the first time on her weekly radio show.

God Bless America, First Radio performance, Armistice Day November 10, 1938, Kate Smith Andy Brattain (
November 10, 1938

1888  At Montreux, on the lake of Geneva, in Switzerland, a reservoir used to work and electric railway burst on the 6th, destroying numerous houses and drowning many persons.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1898  November 10 - Race riot in Wilmington NC (8 blacks killed)

America - Did you know? October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Quebec - Did you know? Throughout 17th century Quebec, it was not uncommon to see older men marrying young girls. Such unions were auhtorized because women were, for a long time, far less numerous than men in the colony.

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.

G. G. Whittaker
Died November 10