Sunday, December 23, 2018

1905 - PANIC FOLLOWS EXPLOSION. All Providence Scared Over Prediction of Christmas Disaster.

Port Jervis, New York, USA

1876 - Christmas
The postoffice will be opened on Christmas day from 9 to 10 a.m. and 12 to 1 p.m.

...Many of our villagers were busily engaged in removing the snow and ice from their sidewalks this morning.

...The snow fell all Friday afternoon and until late in the evening. The quantity is sufficient to make good sleighing, and every owner of a pair of runners and a piece of ... Read MORE...

The Evening Gazette -  Port Jervis, New York -  Saturday, December 23, 1876

Gold Medal Cough Medicine
Blackberry Root, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Anise Compound
Pfeiffer Mfg. Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA

1900 - BABE TRAMPLED UPON BY FRANTIC PASSENGERS Cars Collide on Lebanon Trolley Line, Twenty Injured in the Crash.
Special to The Inquirer.

LEBANON, Pa., Dec. 22. - Two cars filled with Christmas shoppers collided this afternoon on the Lebanon Valley Street Railway, a short distance west of this city, with disastrous results. About twenty persons were injured, some of them seriously. The 18 months' old baby of Mrs. J. W. Walter, of Annville, was trampled on by the panic-stricken passengers and injured so... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  December 23, 1900

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1905 - PANIC FOLLOWS EXPLOSION. All Providence Scared Over Prediction of Christmas Disaster.
Special to The New York Times.

PROVIDENCE, R. I., Dec. 22. - A slight explosion in a jewelry factory, within a short block of the shopping district caused by a panic to-day among the several hundred employes[sic] in the building, two men being painfully injured and a dozen women fainting before any attempt was made to ascertain the nature of the trouble.

The explosion occurred in the...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 23, 1905

1913  December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.

America - Did you know? May 30, 1854 - Congress passes the Kansas-Nebraska Act, establishing the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

Quebec - Did you know? Among Catholics, It is said that reciting one thousand Hail Marys on December 24 would ensure obtaining a special favour. While preparing the réveillon for Christmas Eve, therefore, mothers would recite their one thousand Hail Marys without fail for they always had a small favour to ask the Virgin Mary on behalf of one of their children or their husband.
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Hemaboloids Arseniated
Made by The Palisade Manufacturing Company, Yonkers, NY

Hemaboloids arseniated (with strychnia) was a patent medicine used to treat people with anaemia (low red blood cell count). It contained 17% alcohol, and small amounts of arsenious acid (which contained arsenic) and strychnia (also known as strychnine), both of which were highly toxic in larger doses.
Died December 23