Friday, August 16, 2019

1879 - Thieves in Men's Clothing

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1879 - Thieves in Men's Clothing
Two women were caught in men's clothes stealing rare plants from a conservatory at Pittsfield, Mass.; and a visit by officer to their home, a few miles from town, revealed the fact that it was filled ... Read MORE...

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Kalamazoo Gazette -  Michigan -  August 16, 1879
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Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)

1936 - 2 PROBES BEGIN IN DEATHS OF 22. WITNESSES STATE DRIVER OF TRUCK CARRYING 43 FAILED TO HEED WARNINGS.
By The Associated Press.

Louiseville, Quebec, Aug. 15 - Two investigators were ordered tonight into the grade crossing accident here early today that killed 22 persons and injured 12 others, six... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Times -  Portsmouth, Ohio -  August 16, 1936
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Reno, Nevada, USA

1948 - RENO EXPLOSION KILLS 5, INJURES 137 - PANIC AMONG ONLOOKERS INCREASES TOLL.
Reno, Aug. 16. (AP) - Fire, a shattering explosion and panic among several hundred spectators left a toll of five dead, one missing and 137 injured in Reno's worst tragedy in its history.

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The Abilene Reporter-News -  Abilene, Texas -  August 16, 1948
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

1951 - BATON ROUGE BLAST WRECKS 3 GAS TANKS. TWO KILLED, 10 INJURED IN GREAT EXPLOSION AT STANDARD OIL.
Baton Rouge, La. - (U.P.) - A thunderous gasoline explosion killed two men and injured 10 and wrecked three 37,000 gallon tanks and two distillate treating units at Standard Oil of New Jersey's North ... Read MORE...

The Anniston Star -  Alabama -  August 16, 1951
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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
1890  One man in Robbinston, Me., has 3,000 little chickens with quarters in 800 barrels. People go miles to see the sight.


The Topeka Daily Capital
Topeka, Kansas

1977  Elvis Presley dies, August 16, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA



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? Women wore shirts and skirts made of linen, cotton and hemp. Men wore knee breeches (pants that...Read MORE...



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1880s
Pillsbury Flour
Minneapolis
Died August 16

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

1885 - A Port Jervis man has concluded that if there can be a scarecrow there can also be a scarebug...

Keene, New Hampshire, USA

1867 - Another DESTRUCTIVE FIRE in KEENE.
On Monday afternoon of this week Keene was visited by a conflagration which in the amount of property destroyed, and in detriment to the manufacturing and laboring interests of the place, was by far... Read MORE...

New Hampshire Sentinel -  Keene, New Hampshire -  August 15, 1867
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Amesbury, Mass.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...At Allentown, Pa., there was a general rocking of houses, and in some instances the motion was so violent as to throw persons sleeping upon lounges to the floor. A party of gentlemen who were... Read MORE...

The Landmark -  Statesville, North Carolina -  August 15, 1884
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Doughnuts - Heat one quart of new milk, but do not let it boil; add two teacupfuls of lard...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 27, 1880

Bicycles and Watches Given Away
Do You Want One?
Royal Tea Co.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Port Jervis, New York, USA

1885 - A Port Jervis man has concluded that if there can be a scarecrow there can also be a scarebug.
So he stuck a little stake in the middle of his cucumber hills on which he has attached a small white rag. He says that the little bugs which were destroying his cucumber plants are scared by the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 15, 1885
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1898 - Fire in Quebec
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Aug 14 - The works of the Jencks Machine company, the largest industry of the kind in Canada, were destroyed by fire, supposed to have started in the Rand Drill company's plant.... Read MORE...

Gazette-Telegraph -  Colorado -  August 15, 1898
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

1872 - Dinner Party Rules for Women - Coffee follows the dessert, and when this enters, if...Read MORE...



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Middletown, Connecticut, USA

1903 - YACHT WAIONTHA BURNED - Catches Fire on Connecticut River and Is Run Aground
MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Aug. 14 - The steam yacht Waiontha of Hartford caught fire to-day while going down the Connecticut River, and now lies a blackened wreck on Sears Shoal, six or seven miles below... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 15, 1903
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Placerville, California, USA (Hangtown)

1922 - WOMAN FATALLY HURT IN WRECK
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 15. - Miss Edna Bullard, thirty-eight years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ila L. Bullard, of Oroville, was fatally injured and Adjt. Gen. J. J. Borrce received minor injuries when an ... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  August 15, 1922
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1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.
Roosevelt Sees New Steps To Social Security For Nation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. (AP). - President Roosevelt, embarking the government on the New Deal's vast social security program, forsees further... Read MORE...

The Daily Mail -  Hagerstown, Maryland -  August 15, 1935
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1868  A farmer in Oneida, N. Y., raised seven thousand quarts of strawberries on a single acre this year.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1939  August 15 – MGM's classic musical film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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1969  August 15 - Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)

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America - Did you know? 1822: Denmark Vesey, an enslaved African American carpenter who had purchased his freedom, plans a...Read MORE...



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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

1869 - A resident of Hallowell, Me., died recently, after having been confined to his house over twenty years...

Middlebury, Vermont, USA

1819 - Strange Lightning Strike
Middlebury, Vermont, Aug. 4.

On Monday the 25th ult. about 2 o'clock, P. M. the house of Mr. John Hunt, in Shoreham, was struck by lightning, and the chimney and the upper part of the house... Read MORE...

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Berks and Schuylkill Journal -  Pennsylvania -  August 14, 1819
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Men's "Holeproof" Sox
Kalamazoo Knitting Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
August 1898
Hallowell, Maine, USA

1869 - A resident of Hallowell, Me., died recently, after having been confined to his house over twenty years.
His sickness was caused by painting window blinds in the winter season, using green paint, and keeping them in the room where he worked. He inhaled so much of the poisonous vapor that all efforts to... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 14, 1869
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Chicken Mayonnaise - Cut up some chickens and fry them nicely in butter. Let them get cold,...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 17, 1880

"Dueber Grand" Ladies' and Gentlemen's Riding Wheel
The Only Strictly High-Grade Bicycle Made in America
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The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

1882 - INSANE ASYLUM BURNS.
Lancaster, Pa., August, 14 - While SAMUEL METZELL'S barn was burning today the County Insane Asylum was discovered to be on fire.

There were 114 inmates all of whom were saved after great... Read MORE...

Syracuse Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1882
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1899 - EXPLOSION AT STATE CAPITOL. Watchmen Were Investigating Gas Leak with Lighted Lantern - One Man Injured.
Hartford, Aug. 14. - Escaping gas at the state capitol caused Night Watchman James Keefe of this city and Assistant Night Watchman George H. Cooper of New Haven to investigate a leak last night about ... Read MORE...

Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  August 14, 1899
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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
Two bodies fell into street

Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. Father of one collapses on hearing of it.

Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 14. - Four boys, all under 9... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  August 14, 1906
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Storm Dresses — A lady who is obliged to go out frequently in bad weather, will find it both a...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
Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1909 - LENOX. Big Barn Destroyed by Fire.
Fire destroyed the large barn on the Ford farm, owned by Leonard C. Peters and Isaac J. Newton yesterday afternoon. The barn was 50 by 100 feet in size and contained 70 tons of hay. It is thought... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1909
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1911 - FOUR DIE IN WRECK - EIGHTEEN HOUR FLYER LEAPS OFF RAILS NEAR FORT WAYNE.
30 PERSONS ARE INJURED.

SEVERAL VICTIMS OF CRASH ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

SPEEDING AT 50 MILES AN HOUR, CHICAGO TO NEW YORK EXPRESS LEAVES TRACK AT SWITCH AND CRASHES INTO FREIGHT... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  August 14, 1911
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Auburn, New York, USA

1912 - MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN DIE WHEN FIREWORKS EXPLODE.
ONE OTHER IS KILLED OUTRIGHT - SMALL GIRL VICTIM DIES AT THE HOSPITAL.

SEVERAL HOUSES WRECKED.

FIREWORKS STORED IN AUBURN RESIDENCE EXPLODE EARLY THIS MORNING, HURLING THE OCCUPANTS OF THE... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1912
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North Branford, Connecticut, USA

1917 - INQUIRY INTO TROLLEY CRASH. 19 PERSONS KILLED AND TWO SCORE INJURED IN COLLISION AT NO. BRANFORD, CONN.
SLEEPY MOTORMAN SAID TO HAVE RUN PAST SWITCH - WORKED 16 HOURS.

New Haven, Conn., Aug. 14. - Inquiry into the collision of trolley cars on the Shore Line electric railway at North Branford late... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1917
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Kingston, New York, USA

1926 - Seriously Hurt In a Runaway
May Kantrowitz of 92 Broadway Hurled From Wagon as Horse Ran Away on Andrew Street - In Unconscious Condition at Kingston City Hospital.

Max Kantrowitz, 43 years old, a shoemaker located at No. 92 ... Read MORE...

The Kingston Daily Freeman -  Kingston, New York -  August 14, 1926
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1846  August 14 - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

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1869  The law against cruelty to animals is being quite strenuously enforced in Franklin county, Mass. Recently a resident of Northfield was fined $45 and costs, about $60 in all, for excessively driving and whipping a horse.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A Rev. House married a Rev. Noon to a Miss Cook, at the residence of Philo Gates, on June 29, at Waterford, Conn.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1874  Quebec, August 7. - The inhabitants of Portneuf have been greatly terrified recently by rumblings and earth heavings in that vicinity. Many have left their homes.


Weekly Journal Miner
Arizona

1936  August 14 - 1936 Summer Olympics (Berlin): The United States men's national basketball team wins the first Olympic basketball tournament in the final game over Canada, 19–8.

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Mc Williams Plant (1909)

"The McWilliams mill was located on... land south of the center of town on Route 68. It was formerly the W. Wilber and Parker's saw- and gristmill. Arthur McWilliams manufactured woolen goods here in the late 1800s. The company was later known as the Star Blanket Manufacturing Company..."

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1890s
New Process Soap
Gowans & Stover
Buffalo, N.Y.
Died August 14

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Monday, August 12, 2019

1919 - ANDREW CARNEGIE DEAD. GREAT STEEL MASTER'S METHODS. THE ROAD TO FORTUNE.

New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1863 - A Drafted Clergyman.; HE DETERMINES TO SHOULDER THE MUSKET.
Rev. W.J. POTTER, Unitarian clergyman, in New-Bedford, Mass., was among the drafted in that town, and on the Sunday succeeding the day when he was drawn, preached a sermon declaring his intention to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 12, 1863
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Augusta, Georgia, USA

1889 - ORPHAN ASYLUM BURNED.
Augusta, Ga., August 11. - The Augusta orphan asylum, a magnificent five story building, was almost entirely destroyed by fire today. The fire department fought nobly, but was handicapped by a lack... Read MORE...

San Antonio Daily Express -  San Antonio, Texas -  August 12, 1889
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Elgin, Illinois, USA

1904 - Elgin Factory Burned
Elgin, Ills., Aug. 12. - Fire of unknown origin started in a pile of excelsior back of the brick vault on the second floor of the factory of the Fauber Manufacturing company, and an hour later only... Read MORE...

The Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  August 12, 1904
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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1919 - ANDREW CARNEGIE DEAD.
GREAT STEEL MASTER'S METHODS.
THE ROAD TO FORTUNE.

New York, Aug. 11
Mr. Andrew Carnegie died at 7.30 this morning at Lenox, Massachusetts. The cause of death is given as bronchial pneumonia.... Read MORE...

The Times -  London, England -  August 12, 1919
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Staten Island, New York, USA

1937 - BUILDING COLLAPSE KILLS 19. OCCUPANTS OF THREE TENEMENTS DIE WHILE SLEEPING EARLY TODAY. TONS OF WATER, ROARING DOWN FROM OVERFLOW STORM SEWERS, RIPS BUILDINGS ASUNDER, CRUSHING RESIDENTS TO DEATH.
New York, Aug. 12. (AP) - At least 19 persons were crushed to death in their sleep early today, amid a smothering avalanche of bricks and debris, when three Staten Island tenement buildings collapsed ... Read MORE...

Kingsport Times -  Tennessee -  August 12, 1937
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Apple Jam - Peel and core the apples, cut in thin slices and put them in a preserving kettle ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 24, 1880
Denver, Colorado, USA

1939 - ONE MAN KILLED, 28 INJURED IN DENVER TRAIN COLLISION. D. & R. G. ENGINES PLOUGH INTO SANTA FE PASSENGER CAR THIS MORNING.
Conductor Meets Death and Others Go To Hospitals For Treatment.

Denver, Aug. 12 (AP) - A Denver and Rio Grande Western train, pulled by two locomotives, crashed into a Santa Fe passenger train at... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  August 12, 1939
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Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1949 - 'Gone With the Wind' Author Hit by Taxi
ATLANTA, Aug. 11. (AP) - A speeding taxicab struck and severely injured Margaret Mitchell Thursday night in front of a theater.

The author of the celebrated novel of Civil War days, "Gone With the ... Read MORE...

Abilene Reporter News -  Abilene, Texas -  August 12, 1949
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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...Read MORE...



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State Normal School, Potsdam, N.Y.

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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Sunday, August 11, 2019

1901 - HAT COST HIS LIFE. Richard P. Walker Jumped Into Bay and Became Exhausted.


"The Leading Tourist's Line"
Lake George, Lake Champlain, Sharon Springs, Saratoga, Adirondacks, etc., etc.

J. W Burdick, General Pass. Agt.
Delaware & Hudson, R.R., Albany, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

1888 - FIRE AT CHATTANOOGA. DESTROYS BOTH LIFE AND PROPERTY - MANY BURNED TO DEATH.
WHILE STRIVING TO SAVE GOODS FROM THE FLAMES - THE LOSS TO PROPERTY WILL REACH $225,000 - COLLAPSE OF BUILDINGS.

Chattanooga, Tenn., August 10 - The ruin of last night's terrible fire is very... Read MORE...

Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  August 11, 1888
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Washington, DC, USA

1901 - HAT COST HIS LIFE. Richard P. Walker Jumped Into Bay and Became Exhausted.
Washington, Aug. 9. — While endeavoring to recover the hat of a friend, which had blown off into the bay, Richard P. Walker, a bricklayer, who lived at 135 Carroll Street southeast, in this city, was ... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  August 11, 1901
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Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

1901 - WORKMAN KILLED. Pasquale Paccillo Fell Down an Elevator Well in an Unfinished House on Beaconsfield Terrace.
While working on the third floor of the unfinished Beaconsfield Terraces, in the rear of Marguerite Circle, near Beacon Street, Brookline, early yesterday, Pasquale Paccillo, a laborer, fell down the ... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  August 11, 1901
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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
Wayland, Massachusetts, USA

1901 - TO THE GRAVE TOGETHER.
Burials of Henry F. Canney and Charles Inman, Who Were Drowned at Wayland.

Roxbury has never seen a more impressive funeral procession than that of yesterday, when two of her young and promising... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  August 11, 1901
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The Delicious New Dessert
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The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Fiskdale)

1905 - Must Await Funeral
William Willard of Sturbridge, Mass., who painted the portraits of several of Massachusetts' Governors, was a collector of colonial furniture. He had an annoying experience with other collectors who... Read MORE...

The Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  August 11, 1905
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1919 - STEEL KING PASSES AWAY - Andrew Carnegie Succumbs to Bronchial Pneumonia
By Associated Press
Lenox, Mass., Aug. 11 - Andrew Carnegie died today at his summer home of bronchial pneumonia.

Carnegie spent most of the summer here, coming from New York in May and up to a... Read MORE...

Corsicana Daily Sun -  Corsicana, Texas -  August 11, 1919
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Vergennes, Vermont, USA

1919 - Potato Spray Pump Exploded
R. L. Kingsland, of Vergennes, suffered a painful injury, when he started to retail a pump spray to use in a field of potatoes. As he unfastened one clamp which held the pump in place it exploded.... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  August 11, 1919
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never eat every morsel that is upon your plate; and surely no lady will ever scrape her plate, or...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
Heflin, Alabama, USA

1940 - Something She Ate
For three years it was thought that six-year-old Bunnie Jean Morrow suffered from "asthma." Last week it was learned that it was cottonseed hulls in her lungs.

It was thought that the child drew... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  August 11, 1940
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1866  August 11 - World's 1st roller rink opens (Newport RI)

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1888  Prof. W. R. Brooks, of Smith Observatory, Geneva, N. Y., discovered a comet on the 7th.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1940  August 11 - A major hurricane struck Savannnah, GA, and Charleston, SC, causing the worst inland flooding since 1607.

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1944  August 11 - The temperature at Burlington, VT, soared to an all-time record high of 101 degrees.

The Weather Channel

America - Did you know? 1773: Boston Tea Party: Group of colonial patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians board three ships in ...Read MORE...



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Visit Norton, Massachusetts, USA!

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Town Hall (1910)

Perry Davis' cough medicine
New York, New York
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died August 11

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

1871 - Quite a Mean Man


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
Bangor, Maine, USA

1871 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
Bangor, Maine, August 9. - As a passenger train on the Maine Central Railway was entering the city tonight, the bridge over the Hampden Road gave way, causing a general smash-up, which killed one... Read MORE...

Janesville Gazette -  Wisconsin -  August 10, 1871
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1871 - Quite a Mean Man
The Pittsfield Mass., Eagle has unearthed the mean man of that village. He is 50 years old, worth $15,000, has driven all his four boys away from home by his stinginess and general cussedness, and... Read MORE...

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New Hampshire Sentinel -  New Hampshire -  August 10, 1871
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pancakes - Beat up three eggs and a quart of milk; make it up into a batter with flour, a...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 7, 1881

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.
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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1884 - FIRE RECORD. AT SOUTHBRIDGE.
Worcester, August 9. - The Columbian mill at Southbridge, with a boarding house and tenement, burned this morning. The mill had 9,000 spindles and employed 60 hands. It was owned by Providence... Read MORE...

Fort Scott Daily Monitor -  Fort Scott, Kansas -  August 10, 1884
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Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

1888 - WELLS COLLEGE DESTROYED. A FIRE SWEEPS THE MAIN BUILDING, CAUSING A LOSS OF $130,000.
Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 9. - Fire was discovered in the library of the main building of Wells Female College - MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND'S Alma Mater - Aurora, at 1:30 o'clock this morning by PATRICK GRAY,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 10, 1888
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never eat every morsel that is upon your plate; and surely no lady will ever scrape her plate, or...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
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

1888 - A BIG FIRE AT LITCHFIELD. THE NEW COURT HOUSE AND A NUMBER OF OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED.
WATERBURY, Conn., Aug. 9. - For the second time in three years Litchfield suffered the loss of a large portion of her business blocks this morning. At 1 A. M. flames were discovered breaking was... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 10, 1888
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Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA

1891 - SIX LIVES LOST. A PLEASURE PARTY THROWN INTO THE WATER BY THE VESSEL OVERTURNING.
Boston, Aug. 10. - A sad accident occurred on Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon by which six persons lost their lives. The yacht Nay, owned and sailed by Captain J. M. BURKE, started on a cruise... Read MORE...

The Evening Bulletin -  Maysville, Kentucky -  August 10, 1891
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Pensacola, Florida, USA

1893 - Yellow Jack
Its Appearance at Pensacola, Fla., Officially Reported

PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 9. - The Escambia county board of health issued the following official paper: 'The board of health regrets to announce... Read MORE...

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Idaho Statesman -  Idaho -  August 10, 1893
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1894 - Wages Reduced
The effect of two years of democratic ascendency has materialized in the great manufacturing city of Fall River, Mass. The Cotton Manufacturers' Association, of that city, voted almost unanimously to ... Read MORE...

The Daily Democrat -  Huntington, Indiana -  August 10, 1894
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Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA

1917 - FIRE AT NEWTOWN. LODGE HOUSE ON THE RUSSELL ESTATE DESTROYED, CAUSING A LOSS OF $3,000.
Newtown, Penn. - Fire, originating in the boiler room, destroyed the lodge house on the RUSSELL estate at Newtown Square last midnight. An alarm was telephoned to the Media Fire Company, who... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  August 10, 1917
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

1926 - FIREWORKS BLAST KILLS FOUR IN R. I.
SCORE OF OTHER HURT AT BRISTOL PLANT; 4 BUILDINGS WRECKED.
OWNER, HIS WIFE, SON AND SON-IN-LAW DEATH VICTIMS - BODIES BADLY MANGLED - HOUSES NEARBY DAMAGED - WINDOWS SHATTERED IN DISTANT PARTS OF... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal  -  Maine -  August 10, 1926
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Great Falls, Montana, USA

1946 - ARMY PLANE HITS CROWDED STABLE AT MONTANA FAIR. TWO BOMBERS IN MID-AIR COLLISION; 8 DEAD, AT LEAST TEN HURT.
Great Falls, Mont. - Police said today at least eight persons were killed and ten hurt when two Army bombers collided over the State Fair grounds yesterday and one of them crashed in flames into a... Read MORE...

Middletown Times Herald -  New York -  August 10, 1946
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1826  At Concord, (Mass.) there is a female, not yet eighteen years old, who is a widow for the second time!

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1827  August 10 - Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)

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1856  August 10 – A hurricane destroys Last Island, Louisiana, leaving 400 dead. The whole island is broken up into several smaller islands by the storm.

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1878  Ogdensburg, N. Y., supports two Boat Liveries, one of some forty boats, and the other half that number.


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1884  August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.

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1924  August 10 - Colorado's deadliest tornado killed a woman and nine children in one house along its twenty-mile path east southeast of Thurman.
Mennonite men had left the farm to provide possible aid, as the 200-yard wide storm was first seen while far away.
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1700's - A Baby's Adventure

Brunswick, Maine, USA

1700's - A Baby's Adventure
In the year 1819,died in the town of Greene, Me., an old man named Thomas, who had a thrilling wolf-story of his own to tell, though the experience was too early for his memory, he being at the time... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 9, 1879
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The Marco Polo, 1550 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, Conn., Route 44
1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
Webster–Ashburton Treaty, (1842), treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain establishing the northeastern boundary of the U.S. and providing for Anglo–U.S. cooperation in the suppression of the... Read MORE...

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Plymouth, New Hampshire, USA

1895 - COLLIDED IN THE FOG. TWO TRAINS MET AND WERE SMASHED ON AN EASTERN ROAD. PASSENGER AND FREIGHT COACHES DEMOLISHED AND SEVERAL TRAINMEN KILLED.
Plymouth, N.H., Aug. 8. - One of the worst collisions that ever occurred on the White Mountain division of the Boston and Maine Railroad took place one mile south of here at 5:40 o'clock this... Read MORE...

San Francisco Call -  San Francisco, California -  August 9, 1895
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

1909 - Several Injured In Street Car Panic. Fuse Blows Out, Causing A Wild Scramble.
Miss Gustason of Denver and O. A. Aubrey of Manitou Attended by Physicians.

Miss Alva Gustason of Denver, O. A. Aubrey of Manitou and other passengers of a Manitou Street car were injured late... Read MORE...

Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph -  Colorado Springs, Colorado -  August 9, 1909
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pig"s Foot Cheese - Boil the hocks and feet of equal quantity loose in a pot till the meat...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 23, 1881
Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore)

1909 - Fire
LIVERMORE FALLS, Me., Aug. 28 - Damage estimated at $75,000 was done to-day by a fire which consumed an immense quantity of spruce owned by the International Paper Company and piled along the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 9, 1909
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1875 advertisement

Beaudry & McAvoy
Undertakers and General Furnishers
Cor. Broadway and 7th Street, Opposite Depot.
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Oakland, California
June 30, 1875
Lewiston, Maine, USA

1911 - Senator Frye Dies in Maine - Former President Pro Tem. of National Body Passes Away in Old Home
Lewiston, Maine, Aug. 9 - United States Senator William Pierce Frye died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen White, here yesterday. Mrs. White and Mrs. Alice Briggs, another daughter, were at his ... Read MORE...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  August 9, 1911
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Superior, Wisconsin, USA

1913 - Train Wreck
Superior - Indignant over the ore car collision in which three persons were killed and several injured, 250 dock workers struck. The accident is blamed to careless switching. The known dead: Nick... Read MORE...

The Stevens Point Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  August 9, 1913
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Covington, Kentucky, USA

1917 - Joe Catching Killed At Covington
Mr. Joe Catching, son of Mr. J. F. Catching of this county, who held a position as yard switchman at Covington, was caught between two cars and crushed to death Saturday night about 7 o'clock.

His ... Read MORE...

The London Sentinel -  London, Kentucky -  August 9, 1917
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never eat every morsel that is upon your plate; and surely no lady will ever scrape her plate, or...Read MORE...



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Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA (Point Judith)

1921 - ARMED AIRPLANE SHOWERS BULLETS ON NARRAGANSETT - Unknown Craft Seriously Wounds Girl and Damages Launch
Providence, R. I., August 9. - Army officers, urged on by civil authorities, sought today for an armed airplane which yesterday sprayed Narragansett Bay with machine gun bullets, wounding a girl... Read MORE...

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader -  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania -  August 9, 1921
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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

1922 - Annual Farmers' Week at Fayetteville, Ark.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Aug. 8. - The fourth annual Farmers' week will be held at the college of agriculture, University of Arkansas, at Fayetteville, August 15-18, inclusive. An interesting program has... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Missouri -  August 9, 1922
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1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).
Another Atomic Bomb Dropped on Enemy City
Important Kyushu City of Nagasaki Struck With 'Good Results'; Other B29s Leave Four Major Targets Afire

GUAM, Aug. 9 (AP) - The world's most destructive... Read MORE...

The Post-Register -  Idaho Falls, Idaho -  August 9, 1945
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Boca Raton, Florida, USA

1956 - INQUIRY IS LAUNCHED INTO PLANE CRASH.
Boca Raton (AP) - A Civil Aeronautics Board query was underway today into the cause of fruit fly spray plane crash in which five men were killed.

The aerial spray campaign, meanwhile, continued. A ... Read MORE...

Fort Pierce News-Tribune -  Florida -  August 9, 1956
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1831  August 9 - 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)

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1944  August 9 – The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1886 - Strange Breakup
Miss Effie Coslett, of Scranton, Pa., has in consideration of ten thousand dollars in cash, consented to release from and engagement her lover, Frank Howell, who failed to put in a appearance on the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 7, 1886
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1889 - Breaking of a Dam
Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 6. - Garlick's dam, holding back seventy-five acres of water ten feet deep, two miles above Meriden,... Read MORE...

The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1889
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Farmington, Maine, USA

1890 - August 7 - Stationary Traveling.
Thoreau believed, or sometimes talked as if he believed, that everything was to be found in Concord. There was no great occasion for traveling, he thought. If you really needed to see anything, you... Read MORE...

The News-Herald -  Hillsboro, Ohio -  August 7, 1890
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1906 - FOUR FATALLY BURNED. A SERIOUS GAS EXPLOSION IN NANTICOKE MINE. BOY CRAWLED FROM THE MINE AND SPREAD ALARM - ACCIDENT CAUSED BY GAS AND NAKED LAMP.
Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 6. - An explosion of gas occurred this afternoon in the old No. 1 shaft at Nanticoke, operated by the Susquehanna Coal company.

As a direct result of the accident six men and... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1906
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Baked Potatoes - Raw potatoes pared and sliced very thin, put into a pudding dish and...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 9, 1881
Oakland, California, USA

1906 - SHIP NEARLY WRECKS A PASSENGER TRAIN
Oakland, August 7. - The steam schooner Wasp, heavily lumber-laded from Eureka crashed bow-on into the Southern Pacific drawbridge at Harrison street, in this city, while a narrow gauge train with... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  August 7, 1906
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1884 Grover Cleveland campaign poster
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

1907 - Three Trainmen Killed.
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 7. - Two bodies in burning debris and one body recovered from the wreck, 11 freight cars burned and several passengers slightly injured, are the results of a head-on collision on ... Read MORE...

Stevens Point Daily Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  August 7, 1907
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1869  The landing of the Franco-American cable was appropriately celebrated at Kingston, Mass., on the 27th, by a grand banquet.


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1932  August 7 – Raymond Edward Welch becomes the first one legged man to scale the 6,288 ft. Mount Washington, NH.

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1944  August 7 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).

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May 1898
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1867 - Argued to Death

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1844 - FRIGHTFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
We learn from the Philadelphia Gazette of Saturday that the bridge on the Reading Railroad over Mill Creek near Manayunk, gave way on Friday morning as an upward train of thirty-five burden cars were ... Read MORE...

Racine Advocate -  Racine, Wisconsin -  August 6, 1844
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Great Roman Hippodrome Ad, 1875
Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

1867 - Argued to Death
While a young clerk in the Dexter line company, at Smithfield, Rhode Island, named George Steward, and an elderly man named Lemuel Alexander, were engaged in an angry scuffle on Sunday of last week,... Read MORE...

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Albany Evening Journal -  Albany, New York -  August 6, 1867
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Augusta, Maine, USA

1868 - Destruction of a Government Building by Fire at Augusta, Me.
AUGUSTA, Me., Wednesday, Aug. 5. A building, one hundred and thirty feet long, situated on the United States Arsenal grounds, used as a stable, wood house and hospital, was destroyed this morning by... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 6, 1868
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Newport, Rhode Island, USA

1876 - Masonic Temple?
Two Newport, Rhode Island, antiquaries have been working away at the Old Stone null in hopes of finding a new theory. They are of opinion that it was built by Norse Freemasons as a Masonic Temple,... Read MORE...

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Cincinnati Daily Enquirer -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  August 6, 1876
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Michigan City, Indiana, USA

1897 - FLAMES DO BAD WORK.
Michigan City, Ind., July 29. - At 11 o'clock Wednesday morning three men went into the oil house of the Michigan Sash & Blind company's factory bearing a lighted lantern. A quantity of benzine was... Read MORE...

Iowa Postal Card -  Fayette, Iowa -  August 6, 1897
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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
Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1906 - CYCLONE STRIKES OTTAWA.
Churches Partially Unroofed and Windows Broken.

Ottawa, Aug. 6. - A cyclone struck Ottawa at 6 o'clock last night and left thousands of dollars of damage in its wake.

The day was very hot and... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  August 6, 1906
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1927 advertisement

A Bit of New England in New York
Prince George Hotel
Fifth Ave. & 28th St.
A. M. Gutterson, Mgr.
1000 Rooms with Bath $3.0 and up
A Home in the Heart of Things
Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1936 - BLOWOUT CAUSES BUS TO CRASH.
Greensburg, Pa., Aug. 6 - (UP) - A Great Eastern Lines bus, thrown out of control by a tire blowout, crashed off the Lincoln Highway east of here yesterday and injured its driver and 13... Read MORE...

Daily Republican -  Monongahela, Pennsylvania -  August 6, 1936
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