Monday, December 9, 2019

1882 - Many Fish


Stuttgartger Sanitary Woolen Underwear

The T. Eaton Co., Toronto, Agts. in Canada

Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1882 - Many Fish
The catch of menhaden by boats of Tiverton, R. I., for the season of 1882, was 141,000 barrels. The menhaden fish have been on the coast in unusually large quantities since the 1st of July, and had... Read MORE...

The Coffeyville Weekly Journal -  Coffeyville, Kansas -  December 9, 1882
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Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

1895 - BUSINESS DISTRICT IN FLAMES
Disastrous Fire Prevails in the Town of Ridgefield, Conn. - Buildings in Rutherford Burning.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec 8. - The business district of this town is threatened with destruction by fire.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 9, 1895
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Casper, Wyoming, USA

1909 - Engineer killed by exploding boiler.
Casper. - One man was killed and two injured, one probably fatally, by the explosion of the boiler of a Burlington locomotive twelve miles west of here. The dead man is B. H. MILLER, an engineer, a... Read MORE...

Alamosa Journal -  Alamosa, Colorado -  December 9, 1915
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

1909 - MILLION DOLLAR FIRE DESTROYED PART OF A CITY. KALAMAZOO, MICH., VISITED BY AWFUL CONFLAGRATION LAST NIGHT - ONE MAN BURNED.
[By Associated Press.]
Kalamazoo, Mich., Dec. 9. - A million dollars worth of property was destroyed and the city was saved from destruction only after an all night fight by the combined forces of... Read MORE...

Janesville Daily Gazette -  Wisconsin -  December 9, 1909
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Johnny Cake - One cup sweet milk, one cup wheat flour, one and one-half cups corn meal, one...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 30, 1881
Thetford Mines, Québec, Canada (Saint-Alphonse-de-Thetford)

1938 - DEATH PIT. 7 QUEBEC MINERS DIE IN ROCKSLIDE.
Thetford Mines, Que., Dec. 8. (CP) - A rock-slide two hours after a dynamite blast in the Bell asbestos mine here brought death last night to seven miners who were buried alive. Early today three of... Read MORE...

Winnipeg Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  December 9, 1938
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One Dollar
Name Suspenders
Sawyer & Wolf
Easthampton, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

1946 - HOTEL FIRE IN CANADA KILLS ELEVEN PERSONS. EIGHTEEN INJURED AS FLAMES SWEEP 3-STORY BUILDING.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dec. 9 (UP) - Authorities attempted today to complete identification of 11 persons killed early Sunday by a spectacular fire which virtually destroyed the three story Barry... Read MORE...

Middlesboro Daily News -  Kentucky -  December 9, 1946
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1851  December 9 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.

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July 4, 1776: Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Quebec - Did you know? People of New France were rewarded for having large families - 10 children - 300 pounds per year;...Read MORE...



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Corner Broad and Fulton Streets, Waverly, N.Y.

Williams' Jersey Cream Toilet Soap
The J.B. Williams Co., Glastonbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Died December 9

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

1842 - Inmates Publish Newspaper

Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro)

1842 - Inmates Publish Newspaper
The inmates of the Insane Asylum at Brattleboro, Vermont, have commenced the publication of a weekly newspaper, called the Asylum Journal. - They have got out a 'crazy man's ticket' - the candidates... Read MORE...

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Jamestown Journal -  New York -  December 8, 1842
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1902 advertisement

Furniture, Carpets, Bedding, Draperies, Stoves, Ranges, ETc.
Atherton Furniture
Lewiston, Maine
1859 - The Public Pulse
We copy a few throbs of the public pulse on John Brown's death as indicating the general public feeling on the subject. The first is the simple announcement from Charlestown.

CHARLESTOWN, Dec. 2 - ... Read MORE...

Berlin City Courant -  Berlin, Wisconsin -  December 8, 1859
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Trenton, New Jersey, USA

1889 - THRUST THROUGH WITH A RED HOT IRON.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 8. - THOMAS HOTCHKISS, a "rougher" in Roeblings' rolling mill, met a shocking death today. He was stepping down to repair a break when a red hot iron rod from the rolls ran into... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 8, 1889
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Guilford, Maine, USA

1902 - GUILFORD MEETS MISFORTUNE. The Principal Block Of The Town Destroyed By Fire.
Guilford, Me., Dec. 7. - Fire early today destroyed Guilford's principal business block, caused a financial loss of fully $22,000 and left five secret societies without a meeting place in this... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  December 8, 1902
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

White Mountain Rolls - Sixteen cups of flour, half cup of sugar, cup of butter, cup of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881
Lewiston, Maine, USA

1903 - HILL TRAGEDY. The Son is Alive and Resting Comfortably - An Operation Will be Performed. THE OLD FATHER BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN INSANE.
The Details of the Sad Affair Which Caused a Sensation Yesterday Morning.

A most shocking double tragedy occurred in Barkerville yester-day morning at 6.35, when Daniel W. Hill shot his son and... Read MORE...

The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  Tuesday, December 8, 1903
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Daily Journal and Tribune
Tennessee
August 20, 1892
Ithaca, New York, USA

1906 - SEVEN DIE IN CORNELL FIRE. MRS. FISKE'S BEAUTIFUL CHAPTER MANSION BURNED. THREE FIREMEN VOLUNTEERS CRUSHED UNDER WALLS - STUDENTS ENTRAPPED.
Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 7. - Seven persons met death this morning in the worst disaster that ever befell Cornell university. Three of the victims were volunteer firemen and four were students. The... Read MORE...

The Fresno Morning Republican -  Fresno, California -  December 8, 1906
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Bakersfield, California, USA

1906 - SIX BURIED IN A TUNNEL. ENTOMBED IN KERN RIVER POWER CO.'S SHAFT. FOURTEEN SECTIONS COLLAPSED LIKE CARDS AND BODIES ARE FAR BEYOND REACH.
Bakersfield, Dec. 7. - Six miners were entombed this morning by the caving of a shaft leading to the big steel pipe conduit which passes through a mountain 2000 feet at a high angle in the Kern river ... Read MORE...

The Fresno Morning Republican -  Fresno, California -  December 8, 1906
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1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"
President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech" to a Joint session of the United States Congress at 12:30 p.m. EST (17.30 GMT). Transmitted live over all four major... Read MORE...

www.wikipedia.org
December 8, 1941
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1879  NO BLACK FEVER IN SILLERY
QUEBEC, Dec. 7. - There is no truth to the rumors of a plague at Sillery. The deaths referred to in last night's dispatches were from typhoid fever.

New York Herald-Tribune
New York, New York

America - Did you know? November 7, 1916 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? People of New France were rewarded for having large families - 10 children - 300 pounds per year;...Read MORE...



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Jefferson Avenue, Looking East From Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.

Washing and Drying the Hair

National Labor Tribune
Pennsylvania
February 1, 1900
Died December 8

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

1876 - THE HOLOCAUST. The Story as it Stood at Two O'clock This Afternoon. AN UNPRECEDENTED HORROR. EVERY HOUR ADDING TO THE LIST OF THE DEAD. THE CALAMITY NOT YET MEASURED.

Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

1871 - MARYLAND. A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE RAGING IN HAGERSTOWN.
HAGERSTOWN, Dec. 7 1 A. M. — Last evening at ten o’clock a fire broke out in the business house of Rollins & Burbank, agricultural implement dealers, Antietam street, opposite the Baltimore and Ohio... Read MORE...

Boston Daily Advertiser -  Boston, Massachusetts -  December 7, 1871
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What to Get a Man for Christmas
Postal Scale and Letter Opener
Postal Scale Company, Chapel St., New Haven, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)

1876 - THE HOLOCAUST. The Story as it Stood at Two O'clock This Afternoon. AN UNPRECEDENTED HORROR. EVERY HOUR ADDING TO THE LIST OF THE DEAD. THE CALAMITY NOT YET MEASURED.
A Hundred Bodies Recovered from the Ruins and a Hundred More Visible.
GENERAL FEATURES OF THE DISASTER.

Every hour since the fire in the theatre was extinguished has brought fresh and saddening... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Eagle  -  New York, New York -  December 7, 1876
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San Francisco, California, USA

1900 - FELL ON MOLTEN GLASS. Scores Killed and Injured by the Collapse of a Roof. SEVERAL ROASTED TO DEATH.
Disaster Occurred at a Football Game in San Francisco - Victims Were Hurled on a Red Hot Furnace - Bodies Drawn From the Retorts With Pokers - The Dead and Injured.

San Francisco (Special). - By... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  December 7, 1900
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The Dalles, Oregon, USA

1901 - ATTEMPT TO WRECK TRAIN. NARROW ESCAPE OF PASSENGERS ON O. R. & N. NEAR THE DALLES. NUTS PLACED ON RAILS SEND ENGINE AND MAIL CAR FROM TRACK - ENGINEER AND FIREMAN INJURED - PASSENGERS ARE UNHURT.
Portland, Ore., Dec. 6. - The eastbound passenger train, No. 2, on the Oregon Railway & Navigation, which left this city at 9 a.m., was wrecked 12 miles east of The Dalles this afternoon.

The... Read MORE...

Anaconda Standard -  Montana -  December 7, 1901
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Clinton, Massachusetts, USA

1907 - CLINTON'S TOWN HALL DESTROYED BY FIRE.
LOSS OF $100,000 - PROBABLY DUE TO CIGARETTE STUB LEFT BY SOMEONE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL DANCE - TOWN RECORDS SAFE, AND NO OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED.

Clinton, Mass., Dec. 7. - This town was visited by one ... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  December 7, 1907
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Rice Waffles - Beat together a pint of milk, the yolks of three eggs, two ounces of butter...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 5, 1881
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1930  December 7 – The television station W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts, broadcasts video and audio from the radio orchestra program The Fox Trappers.

This broadcast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for the I. J. Fox Furriers company which sponsored the telecast.

www.wikipedia.org
December 7, 1930
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The Edison New Standard Phonograph
Price $20
National Phonograph Co., New York

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, USA

1940 - 4 AIR OFFICERS, SCHOOL BOY DIE; TWELVE ESCAPE.
Lancaster, Cal., Dec. 7 - (I.P.) - The toll of a collision between a school bus and an army station wagon rose to five today with the death in Community hospital of 14-year-old HOWARD... Read MORE...

The Times -  San Mateo, California -  December 7, 1940
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1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, thus drawing the United States into World... Read MORE...

www.americaslibrary.gov
December 7, 1941
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1935  December 7 - Severe flooding hit parts of the Houston, TX, area. Eight persons were killed as one hundred city blocks were inundated.

The Weather Channel

October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Quebec - Did you know? The Assomption (or arrow) sash is a symbolic piece of clothing central to the culture of the...Read MORE...



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Pearl Works (1910)

Goff's Angora Braid
D. Goff & Sons, Pawtucket, R.I.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Died December 7

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Friday, December 6, 2019

1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.

1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)
... In 1867 Mr. C. Latham Sholes, a printer and editor; Mr. Samuel W. Soule, a printer, and Mr. Carlos Glidden, a retired merchant, all residents of Milwaukee, inspired by an article of the London... Read MORE...

National Republican -  Washington, DC -  December 6, 1884
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1920 Ad for Geo. Gordon & Co., Limited
Manufactures of Red and White Pine Lumber
Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)

1884 - Reverend Arrested
MONTREAL, December 6, - Rev. F. R. Pepin, of St. Antoine Abbe parish, who is charged with indecently assaulting young girls attending confession in his church, has been arrested on criminal warrants, ... Read MORE...

Dunkirk Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  December 6, 1884
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Raymond, New Hampshire, USA

1892 - A TOWN IN FLAMES. Large Portion of Raymond, N. H., May Be reduced to Ashes.
Portsmouth, N. H. Dec. 6 - The town of Raymond, a small place about twenty miles from this city, is in flames. The fire first broke out about 11 o’clock last night in Pythian hall, over J. H. Watts’... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  December 6, 1892
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Snaps - Take one cup of molasses, three-quarters of a cup of sugar, one tablespoon each of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880
1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a proclamation declaring the prohibition amendment had been repealed.

In the proclamation, the... Read MORE...

The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  December 6, 1933
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John Snyder
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

1945 - NAVY REPORTS 5 PLANES LOST OVER ATLANTIC. SEARCH UNDER WAY OFF FLORIDA COAST; 10 CREWMEN ABOARD.
Miami, Fla. (UP) - A flight of five navy torpedo bombers disappeared off the southeast Florida coast last night, and today a full-scale search aided by aircraft carrier was launched over a wide... Read MORE...

Charleston Daily Mail -  Charleston, West Virginia -  December 6, 1945
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Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

1954 - FIVE TRAPPED CHILDREN DIE DURING FIRE. PERISH IN FARM HOUSE BEDROOM; FATHER SAVES MOTHER AND YOUNGEST INFANT.
Franklin, Mass., (AP) - Five helpless children, trapped in their bedroom by flames, died a few minutes before midnight in a roaring farmhouse fire.

Their father, REGINALD DE BAGGIS, 30, a polisher ... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  December 6, 1954
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1884  December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

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1907  December 6 – Monongah Mining disaster: A coal mine explosion kills 362 workers in Monongah, West Virginia, United States

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America - Did you know? Presidential Turkey Pardons: Thanksgiving in general seems to mystify those not steeped in American ...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? French-Canadian couples getting married are not supposed to wear new shoes at the wedding. Grains,...Read MORE...



French-Canadian Culture (www.buzzle.com /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)
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Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
Died December 6

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

1889 - The Whole Party Drowned

Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

1853 - Sad Occurrence
Mrs. Mary Whiting, an aged lady of nearly 90 years, was burned to death in Sutton, Massachusetts, on Sabbath evening. She was alone in the house, the other members of the family being absent at an... Read MORE...

The Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  December 5, 1853
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The Daintiest Maid that ever rode a wheel need not fear to use Dixon's Graphitoleo

Jos. Dixon Crucible Company
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)

1889 - The Whole Party Drowned.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Wellington Hart, of North Smithfield, and R. A. Smith of Monegan, well known farmer, each sixty years of age, started to drive home from Woonsocket about nightfall, on Saturday, in ... Read MORE...

The Carthage Blade -  Carthage, North Carolina -  December 5, 1889
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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1889 - $10,000,000 FIRE! A CITY GOES UP IN FLAMES. Lynn, Mass. Desolated. - Boston Subscribes Nearly a Million Dollars For the Sufferers.
Lynn, Mass, the city of shoes, was visited Tuesday afternoon by the greatest fire in its history and with two exceptions the conflagration is the most disastrous which ever visited New England. The... Read MORE...

The Carthage Blade -  Carthage, North Carolina -  December 5, 1889
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Joliet, Illinois, USA

1890 - WORKMEN SLAIN. COLLAPSE OF A BIG BLAST FURNACE AT JOLIET, ILL. NINE MEN KILLED AND MANY HURT. THE VICTIMS CRUSHED TO DEATH BY PONDEROUS MASSES OR IRON.
Joliet, Ill., Dec. 5. - One of the most distressing calamities that have ever befallen Joliet occurred at the works of the Joliet Steel Company in this city at noon Thursday, resulting in the death... Read MORE...

Logansport Reporter -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 5, 1890
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Brown Bread Biscuit - One pound of coarse brown flour or oatmeal flour, two ounces of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 3, 1882
Thompson, Connecticut, USA

1891 - FOUR TRAINS SMASHED UP - DISASTROUS ACCIDENT ON THE NEW-ENGLAND ROAD.
TWO FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDED, THEN TWO PASSENGER TRAINS RAN INTO THE WRECK - THREE MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED.

PROVIDENCE, R. I., Dec. 4. - The worst wreck ever experienced by the New-York and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 5, 1891
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Chicken Tamale
"A Unique Mexican Dish"
Armour Packing Co.
Kansas City, Mo., U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Boise, Idaho, USA

1908 - SCHOOL FOR HELPLESS CHILDREN IS BURNED BUT ALL ESCAPED.
Boise, Idaho, Dec. 4. - The Central school building, temporarily occupied by the Idaho State School for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, was partially destroyed by fire early this morning. Forty children,... Read MORE...

The Fresno Morning Republican -  Fresno, California -  December 5, 1908
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1919 - NEW ORLEANS' FRENCH OPERA HOUSE BURNED. FAMOUS STRUCTURE, BUILT IN 1859, IS COMPLETELY DESTROYED BY FIRE.
New Orleans, Dec. 5. - (United Press). - The Old French opera house, a landmark of old New Orleans, was burned to the ground Thursday in a fire which originated in the rear of the restaurant Cafe de... Read MORE...

The Star -  Anniston, Alabama -  December 5, 1919
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1868  Slight shocks of earthquake were felt at Middleboro, Mass., a few days ago.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1941  December 5 - The temperature at Enosburg Falls soared to 72 degrees to establish a state record for Vermont for the month of December.

The Weather Channel

April 22, 1889 - Oklahoma is opened to settlers.

Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French...Read MORE...



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Rubifoam is a cleansing, fragrant, antiseptic, liquid dentifrice, entirely free from grit or acid.

E. W. Hoyt & Co.
Lowell, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Died December 5

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

1869 - Wore suit for more than 50 years

Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

1869 - Wore suit for more than 50 years
An old man in Canterbury, Conn., seventy-five years of age, died recently and was buried in a suit of clothes which he procured when a young man, and had worn constantly as a Sunday suit for more... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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Have you protected the finish on your Packard?
Packard Louisville Motor Company, Incorporated
Broadway at Campbell
Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA (South Deerfield)

1869  An echo as good as any on record is to be heard on any clear day on Zeri Smith's farm, in the Great river district of Deerfield, Mass.

Standing about sixty yards west of his barn, it will return to the speaker a sentence of ten or a dozen words with entire distinctness, and with a curiously varied intonation.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

1869  A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bed at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.

He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five cents. Friends in Newtown, Conn., got his money.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

1897 - FIRE AT LACROSSE. OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BULDING BURNED - LOSS $200,000.
LaCrosse, Wis., Dec. 3. - The worst fire that has visited this city for years occurred about midnight last night. Of the old "Brick Pomeroy" block and the McMillan Opera House block, this morning... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 4, 1897
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Hard Sauce - Beat one-fourth of a poiund of butter to a cream, adding gradually one cup of...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA

1902 - BURIED IN MOLTEN STEEL. HORRIBLE ACCIDENT AT SOUTH SHARON IRON WORKS.
Sharon, Pa., Dec. 4. - Two men are dead, two are not expected to recover and one other is in a serious condition as the result of one of the worst accidents in the history of the South Sharon works... Read MORE...

The Daily Times -  New Brunswick, New Jersey -  December 4, 1902
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D. C. Browne Pure Milk & Cream
Phone 4508-3
Wolcott, Conn.
Brunswick, Maine, USA

1907 - AWFUL EXPLOSION KILLS TWO AND INJURES MANY. PRETTY LITTLE RAILROAD STATION IN BRUNSWICK WRECKED BY BOILER EXPLOSION.
The handsome little station of the Maine Central railroad at Brunswick, was badly demolished at midnight Saturday by an explosion, caused by the blowing up of one portion of the steam heating plant.... Read MORE...

Bath Independent And Enterprise -  Bath, Maine -  December 4, 1907
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New Bern, North Carolina, USA (Newbern)

1922 - WORST FIRE IN HISTORY OF NEW BERN. 500 RESIDENCES AND BUSINESS HOUSES DESTROYED AND 1,800 PERSONS RENDERED HOMELESS - LOSS OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS - FIRE SWEPT 8 BLOCKS FROM ONE TO FIVE BLOCKS WIDE.
An Associated Press dispatch gives the following:
New Bern, Dec. 1. - An army of grimy chimneys, standing as grim sentinels amidst an area of smouldering ruins which extends for half a mile from the ... Read MORE...

Robesonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  December 4, 1922
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Schenectady, New York, USA

1922 - SCHENECTADY FIRE LOSS WILL REACH $250,000.
Schenectady, Dec. 3. - Schenectady's entire fire department battled hours yesterday afternoon and last night against flames which destroyed two of the four stories on the fround floor of the New... Read MORE...

Oneonta Daily Star -  Oneonta, New York -  December 4, 1922
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society... by Florence Hartley, January 1, 1872
1875  December 4 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then to Spain.

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1945  December 4 - U.S. joins United Nations



Observation of foreign travelers to America: In America, there are "Flags everywhere. EVERYWHERE."

Quebec - Did you know? Most of the men in New France were farmers. Life was very hard for the farmer. He was the one who...Read MORE...



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Cape Casino and Park

Sands' Patent Triple Motion White Mountain Freezers
Manufactured by the White Mountain Freezer Co., Nashua, N.H.
Died December 4

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Monday, December 2, 2019

1876 - Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone


Omo Dress Shield
The Omo Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ct.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Pownal, Vermont, USA

1864 - Train Accident
James Claney, 36 years of age, for three years a soldier, but recently a resident of Pownal, and track-master on the Troy and Boston railroad, was run over and instantly killed by an evening train,... Read MORE...

The Vermont Phoenix -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  December 2, 1864
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North Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1871 - Mill Fire
The Grey-stone mills in North Providence, Rhode Island, owned by R. W. Cady, and run by Zebulon Whipple, was burned yesterday morning. The insurance was thirty thousand dollars on the mill and... Read MORE...

Memphis Daily Appeal -  Memphis, Tennessee -  December 2, 1871
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Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA (Cotuit) (Centreville) (Hyannis) (Osterville) (West Barnstable) (Marston's Mills)

1871  A young man found a skunk in his cellar at Barnstable, Mass.,

and carefully let down a piece of meat covered with arsenic to the floor, as he thought. It was afterwards found that the bait had been lowered into the pork barrel.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 2, 1871
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Green Corn Pudding - Grate a dozen ears of corn; season with a teaspoonful of white pepper;...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 28, 1881
1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest... Read MORE...

Democrat and Chronicle -  Rochester, New York -  December 2, 1876
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Highest Price For Eggs
Mann's New Bone Cutter
F. W. Mann Company, Milford, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

1892 - An Opera House Burned.
NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1. - Fire was discovered in the Nicholas Opera House at New Canaan this afternoon, and before the local Fire Department, which consists of hand and a bucket brigade, could... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 2, 1892
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1816  December 2 - 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

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1871  Lebanon, Conn., still cherishes on its common the old oven used by the French in the Revolution.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1927  December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

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America - Did you know? Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women...Read MORE...



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The Hazzards, Cobbosseecontee Stream, near Pleasant Pond, West Gardiner, Maine

Men's "Holeproof" Sox
Kalamazoo Knitting Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
August 1898
Died December 2

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1875 - "Onion-Town"

Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool)

1870 - Bad Advertisment
The Biddeford (Me.) woman who advertised for and married a man last July, to have some one to control her property, has succeeded beyond all reasonable expectations, as the fellow has run off with... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 26, 1870
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1890s
Heinz's Keystone Brand Sweet Pickles
Pittsburgh, Penn.
Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA

1875  "Onion-Town"

Wethersfield, Conn., sometimes called Onion-town, derived its nickname from the fact that a church bell hung in 1775 was paid for by contributions of onions from the parishioners.

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Jamestown Journal -  New York -  November 26, 1875
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1889 - ANOTHER FATAL EXPLOSION.
Pittsburg, Nov. 26. - By an explosion at the Allegheny Bessemer Steel Works at Duquesne this morning WILLIAM MARSHALL, night superintendent of the wire mill, and a man named COOPER were killed and a... Read MORE...

Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  November 26, 1889
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Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1912 - Cotton Mill King Dead
Providence, Rhode Island, Nov. 26. - Robert Knight, owner of more cotton mills than any other individual in the world, died today, aged eighty-six. Knight controlled twenty-two spinning, weaving and... Read MORE...

The Wilmington Dispatch -  Wilmington, North Carolina -  November 26, 1912
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Spinach Soup - This is one of the very palatable and slightly green soups. Pick the ...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Augusta, Georgia, USA

1921 - BIG FIRE LOSS IN AUGUSTA, GA. BUSINESS HOUSES GUTTED BY BLAZE; HOTEL DESTROYED. CAUSE OF BLAZE STARTING IN HARRISON BUILDING IS NOT DETERMINED. HOTEL GUESTS FLEE IN NIGHT CLOTHES.
PLATE GLASS WINDOWS MELTED BY HEAT - NO LIVES REPORTED AS LOST.

Augusta, Ga., Nov. 26. - At 5:45 today firemen succeeded in bringing under control the most disastrous fire in the history of... Read MORE...

Robsonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  November 26, 1921
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Williams' Jersey Cream Toilet Soap
The J.B. Williams Co., Glastonbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Juneau, Alaska, USA

1936 - BODIES OF 10 ARE FOUND AT JUNEAU. SIX PERSONS STILL ARE ON MISSING LIST AFTER LANDSLIDE.
Juneau, Alaska, Nov. 25. - (AP) - Mud and ruins of Sunday's great landslide surrendered two more bodies to rescue crews tonight, raising the known deaths to ten and leaving six remaining on the... Read MORE...

The Modesto Bee and News-Herald -  Modesto, California -  November 26, 1936
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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

1956 - $200,000 FIRE SWEEPS VEGAS' BOULDER CLUB
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 26 - (AP) - One of Nevada's oldest casinos, the Boulder Club, was gutted by fire last night at a loss estimated by Fire Chief Elmer Gates, at $200,000.

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The Bridgeport Post -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  November 26, 1956
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1870  A young man named George Heffran, of Pottsville, Pa., surrendered himself at Randolph, Mass., on the 15th, as the murderer of Benjamin Nathan. He proved to be insane.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1950  November 25-26 - Wind gusts to 110 mph recorded at Concord NH

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July 7, 1898 - U.S. annexes Hawaii by an act of Congress.

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Union Depot, Troy, N.Y.

Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
Died November 26

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

1880 - A novel way of catching a swarm of bees

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1845 - A Horrible Death
We learn from the Worcester (Mass.) Transcript, that Mr. ASA MASON, manufacturer of tacks and brads, while adjusting his machinery, was caught by the skirts of his coat by the belt, and drawn up... Read MORE...

Louisville Morning Courier and American Democrat -  Louisville, Kentucky -  Monday, November 24, 1845
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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

1858 - TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
We stop the press to announce a frightful accident that occurred near this city, on the Central Railroad, about 1 - o'clock this afternoon, on Drew & Hopkins gravel train.

JOHN G GOTHAM, a young... Read MORE...

New Hampshire Patriot & State Gazette -  Concord, New Hampshire -  November 24, 1858
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Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1872 - WRECK OF THE ROBERT LOWE
CONFIRMATION OF THE SAD RUMOR — EIGHTEEN LIVES LOST.

TORONTO, Nov. 23 — The following particulars have been received regarding the Anglo-American cable steamer Robert Lowe from the surviving... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 24, 1872
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Concord, New Hampshire, USA

1875 - Accident.
On Tuesday last Mr. Harry Bartlett was loading a heavy trunk upon his baggage express wagon, when, by a little start of the horse, the trunk fell back, striking him upon the shoulder and dislocating... Read MORE...

The New Hampshire Patriot -  Concord, New Hampshire -  November 24, 1875
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Corn Soup - Score down the grains and press out the pulp from six good-sized ears...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Decatur, Michigan, USA

1880 - A novel way of catching a swarm of bees was unintentionally tried at Decatur, Michigan, the other day by a young man, who is not likely to repeat the experiment if he can help it.
He ran toward the swarm with a green bush in his hand, over which the queen bee poised and then alighted upon his hat. In a twinkling the others followed and completely covered him being so closely... Read MORE...

Indiana Weekly Messenger -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  November 24, 1880
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1908 advertisement

M. A. Baker & Co. Manufacturers
Seamless Turpentine Stills
Pensacola, Fla.

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Pensacola, Florida
July 4, 1908
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)

1888  America for Americans

BROOKLYN, N. Y., Nov. 24 - "Deacon" Richardson has given notice that hereafter only American citizens, native or naturalized, will be employed on his street car lines as conductors or drivers.

The Daily City News -  New Castle, Pennsylvania -  November 24, 1888
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Augusta, Maine, USA

1888 - Schooners Fast in the Ice
AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 24. - The Kennebec river closed to navigation Thursday night, ten days earlier than usual. It is solidly frozen over between Gardiner and Brown's Island. There are seven schooners... Read MORE...

The Daily City News -  New Castle, Pennsylvania -  November 24, 1888
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Biddeford, Maine, USA (Biddeford Pool)

1888 - Railroad Ticket Office Burglarized
BIDDEFORD, Me., Nov. 24. - Thursday night burglars broke into the Boston & Maine railroad ticket office at Pine Point, blew open the safe and secured the week's wages of the station men and section... Read MORE...

The Daily City News -  New Castle, Pennsylvania -  November 24, 1888
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, ...Read MORE...



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Jamestown, New York, USA

1891 - A FATAL HOTEL FIRE. THREE WOMEN AND A LITTLE BOY BURNED TO DEATH.
Jamestown, N. Y., Nov. 23 - Three women and a boy were burned to death between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning in a fire which gutted the Old Homestead Hotel, at Third and Pine Streets. They were MRS.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 24, 1891
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Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

1910  Signed "Wife"

Up in Sutton, Massachusetts, a young woman organist wrote a preacher and signed herself "wife." And the organist's play-ful ways caused the deuce of a domestic discord.

The Wilmington Dispatch -  Wilmington, North Carolina -  November 24, 1910
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Batiscan, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan) (Saint-François-Xavier)

1910 - Parents of 23 Have Ten Children
New York Tribune.
Race suicide is not fashionable in Batiscan, a small town in the Province of Quebec. Edouard Jolicoeur, of Batiscan reached Montreal a few days ago with his wife and 10 children.... Read MORE...

Oregonian -  Oregon -  November 24, 1910
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1875  Fatal Accident.
EDWARD McCRAW, foreman of a gang in the Little Tunnel at North Adams, Mass., was crushed to death on Thursday night while shackling corn.

The New Hampshire Patriot
Concord, New Hampshire

1888  On the 19th Mrs. Elizabeth Worth White, of Newburyport, Mass., celebrated her one hundredth birthday.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1917  November 24 – In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb

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1949  November 24 – The ski resort in Squaw Valley, California officially opens.

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Souvenir de St Hugues

Curtice Brothers Blue Label Soups
Curtice Bothers Co., Rochester, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Died November 24

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1901 - THRILLING DASH FOR LIFE. Twelve Men and a Woman Swim Through Spouting Flames of Gas.

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

1868 - Large Fire and Loss of Life in Lowell, Mass.
LOWELL, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 21. A fire at Nos. 96 and 98 Merrimack-street, this morning, badly damaged the building, which is owned by JOHN NESMITH; destroyed S. R. FLETCHER'S bonnet bleachery, and ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1868
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1876 Lighting Express
Virginia City and San Francisco train schedule
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1890 - A Train Goes Over a High Bank
MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 21. - Train No. 2 on the Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut railroad met with a serious accident at the Southington road trestle, six miles west of here, this morning. The train... Read MORE...

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  November 22, 1890
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1893 - Frost Torches to Protect Vegetables.
The project adopted by the farmers of Saratoga County, New York, to protect their crops from damage by early frosts is worthy of imitation elsewhere. It seems that a Swedish farmer has talked of the... Read MORE...

Maxton Scottish Chief -  Maxton, North Carolina -  November 22, 1893
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Green Corn Pudding - Grate a dozen ears of corn; season with a teaspoonful of white pepper;...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 28, 1881
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1893 - Big Fire at Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 22.- Fire broke out in the Worthington Street Block, owned by I. I. Dexter & Co., about 12:30 this morning, and that, with one adjoining, are burning. The firemen expect to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1893
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Have you protected the finish on your Packard?
Packard Louisville Motor Company, Incorporated
Broadway at Campbell
1900 - Buildings Wrecked in Pennsylvania
Lockhaven, PA, Nov 22 - A violent windstorm passed over this (Clinton) county yesterday. the building now under construction for the Pennsylvania Fire Brick company at Beach Creek was blown down and... Read MORE...

The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 22, 1900
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Schenectady, New York, USA

1900 - Tornado
Schenectady, N Y, Nov. 22 - Several persons were injured and many others narrowly escaped death, while thousands of dollars' worth of damage was done as the result of the cyclone in this city... Read MORE...

The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 22, 1900
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be...Read MORE...



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1901 - THRILLING DASH FOR LIFE. Twelve Men and a Woman Swim Through Spouting Flames of Gas.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. - Swimming through spouting flames of gas was the experience of 12 men and a woman on the sand boat, Vigilant, which was burned to the water's edge in the Monongahela river at... Read MORE...

Davenport Daily Republican -  Davenport, Iowa -  November 22, 1901
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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

1903 - Fire Follows Train Crash. Engineer Who Stuck to his Post Slightly Hurt in Elizabeth Accident.
Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 21.- A Dunnellen local train on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed into a standing coal train at Chilton Street at 4:05 o’clock this morning. The engine of the passenger ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1903
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

1903 - PAWTUCKET STATION BURNED. Two Firemen Seriously Hurt and the Damage About $25,000.
PAWTUCKET, R. I., Nov. 21. - The Pawtucket station of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a three-story brick structure, was damaged by fire to-day, the loss being estimated at... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1903
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Washington, DC, USA

1929 - FIVE PEOPLE DIE IN STORE EXPLOSION. FIFTY OTHERS HURT WHEN BLAST WRECKS CAPITAL "FIVE AND TEN."
Washington, Nov. 21. - (UP) - Five persons were dead, more than 30 were in hospitals and more than a score were suffering from less serious injuries tonight as a result of an explosion today in a J.... Read MORE...

Charleston Gazette -  Charleston, West Virginia -  November 22, 1929
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Dallas, Texas, USA

1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

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November 22, 1963
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1882  Six of the persons injured in yesterday's fire in the Callender building, Providence, Rhode Island, have already died, and it is expected that the injuries of others will prove fatal.


The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana

1892  November 22 - Contable Lapan, at Altona, N.Y., "sicked" his dog at Neighbor Nappen's cows, and Nappen threw a stone at the dog. Lapan hurled the stone back, striking Nappen on the head, killing him.


The Pantagraph
Bloomington, Illinois

1896  November 22 - Announcements
E.W. Theinert, of Providence, R.I., will deliver an address upon socialism in U. V. W. Hall this evening at 7:30...

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts

July 4, 1776: Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

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The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Callander, Ont. Canada the home of the five sisters

Granite Iron Ware
E. E. Prusia & Company
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Died November 22

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