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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

December 18 News - 1903 - Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated December 18, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the December 18 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    The Larkin Factories, Buffalo, N.Y.
    Over Fifty Acres of Floor Space. Visitors Welcome.

    The Larkin Company are the World's Largest Manufacturers of Soaps and Toilet Preparations and are important Food Specialists. The entire output of the Larkin Factories goes direct from the Factory to Family, thus saving for customers the expenses and profits of wholesalers and retailers.

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    1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.


    THE MACHINE ACTUALLY FLIES
    Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

    NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, N. C., by Wilbur and Orville Wright, of Dayton, Ohio. The machine flew for three miles in the face of a wind blowing at the registered velocity of 21 miles and hour and then gracefully descended to earth at the spot selected by the man in the navigator's car as a suitable landing place. The machine ... Read MORE...

    Lewiston Evening Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  December 18, 1903
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    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes



    STUFFING FOR A TURKEY

    Mix thoroughly a quart of stale bread, very finely grated;
    the grated rind of a lemon;
    quarter of an ounce of minced parsley and thyme,
    one part thyme, two parts parsley;
    and pepper and salt to season.

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    Spokane, Washington, USA

    1915 - STREET CAR GOES THROUGH BRIDGE. SEVEN KILLED AND TEN INJURED HEN DIVISION STREET, SPOKANE, STRUCTURE COLLAPSES AND PEOPLE FALL INTO RIVER.


    Spokane, Wash., Dec. 18 - Seven persons were killed and ten were injured today when a street car went through the Division Street bridge over the Spokane River. The killed were in the car more than an hour after it went into the river. The injured were removed to a hospital.

    Two street cars were on the bridge at the time of the accident. They were owned by the Washington Water Power Company. One of the cars was leaving the bridge when, the whole structure collapsed. One end of this car fell... Read MORE...

    Ogden Standard -  Ogden, Utah -  December 18, 1915
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    C.H. Clark & Co., Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Liquors, Crockery and Tin Ware, Lime, Plaster, Hair and Cement...
    Agents for Pioneer Borax Company
    No. 186 South C Street, Virginia, Nevada

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    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
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    H.S. Crocker & Company, 1873

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    1892  December 18 – The Nutcracker ballet with music by Tchaikovsky is premiered at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia.

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    1869  Not long ago a merchant in Munich bought from a peasant a wagon load of hay, paying for it by weight.
    When the wagon was about to be unloaded the head of the seller's son appeared on top. The buyer cried out that he had bought the young scamp too, and therefore could do as he liked with him, and began to beat him. The father of the boy came to the rescue, and the fight grew to such proportions that the police took the peasant, his son, the buyer and the wagon load of hay into custody.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1869  In Tiffin, Ohio, the other day a little boy placed his mouth over a teakettle of boiling water, tipped it up and filled his mouth with the hot water, a portion of which he swallowed. His death resulted in a few days after the occurrence.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan

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    1866  Fire at Charlestown
    BOSTON, Monday, Dec. 17. A fire in Charlestown last night destroyed the wooden building at the corner of High and Pearl streets, formerly occupied as a Methodist Church. Loss, $10,000. The Armory of the Prescott Light Horse Guard, a school-room and several offices in the building were burned out.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

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    1796  December 18 - 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)

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    America - Did you know?

     The 30’s gangster Machine Gun Kelly gave the FBI the nickname “G-Men.”

     

    Quebec - Did you know?

     The life of the French-Canadians in Quebec was largely agrarian. It was a system where each household grew, produced or bartered for everything the family needed to survive. By the mid-1800s, as the population grew and family farms could no longer...Read MORE...



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    L. S. Starrett Tool Co.

    F. Dickman, Butcher and Dealer in Groceries and Provisions, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco...
    Cor. Smith and D Streets
    Virginia City, Nevada

    1873 ad

    The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
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    H.S. Crocker & Company, 1873

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    Died December 18



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