Friday, October 18, 2019

1877 - Musings from Newport, Rhode Island

Gorham, Maine, USA

1855 - VIOLENT TORNADO IN GORHAM, MAINE.
From the Portland Advertiser.
A violent tornado was experienced in Gorham on Sunday night. The dwelling house of MR. NILES, a frame building, one and a half stories in height, was moved from its... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 18, 1855
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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
Newport, Rhode Island, USA

1877 - Musings
An old lady at Newport, Rhode Island, talking of old times, told the following of a former belle of Newport, Miss Sally Champlin: 'She was a great beauty. She had rejected a great many fine offers,... Read MORE...

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Augusta Chronicle -  Augusta, Georgia -  October 18, 1877
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Losanteville)

1889 - FATAL TRAIN WRECK Most Appalling Accident of its Kind Ever Known
Cincinnati, Oct. 15. - Ten persons are reported killed by the breaking loose of a car on the Auburn incline plane. The rope broke just as the car reached the top and it went crashing down and ran... Read MORE...

Daily Enquirer -  Utah -  October 18, 1889
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Syracuse, New York, USA

1890 - FATAL HOTEL FIRE.
SYRACUSE, Oct. 15. - The Leland hotel, the finest in the city, was totally destroyed by fire last night and it is feared there has been loss of life.

TWENTY-FIVE LIVES LOST.
NEW YORK, OCT. 15. -... Read MORE...

Aspen Weekly Times -  Aspen, Colorado -  October 18, 1890
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Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada / Pisiquit, Acadia

1897 - BIG FIRE IN WINDSOR, N.S. - Territory a Mile Square Swept by Flames and Barely Half a Dozen Buildings Left Standing.
LOSS ESTIMATED AT $3,000,000

Practically All the Inhabitants of the Town Homeless - Conflagration Started at 3 o'Clock in the Morning.

WINDSOR, N. S., Oct. 17. - Historic Windsor, one of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 18, 1897
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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
Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA

1897 - FOREST FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Bradford, Pa., Oct. 18. - Forest fires are raging all around this city and last night Bradford was enveloped in a cloud of smoke, the woods surrounding the town being in flames. At Rice Brook, in the ... Read MORE...

Evening Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  October 18, 1897
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Metallic Band Sleigh Bells
Manufactured by F. Armstrong, Bridgeport, Conn.
1880s
Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - FIRE DESTROYS THE SUMMIT HOUSE ATOP MOUNT TOM.
Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 18 - The Summit House on the peak of Mount Tom, near Holyoke, Mass., was totally destroyed by a blaze that could be seen for many miles throughout the valley.

The loss was... Read MORE...

The News-Democrat  -  Uhrichsville, Ohio -  October 18, 1900
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1930  October 18 - A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Gouverneur NY and 48 inches just south of Buffalo.

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1931  October 18 - Thomas Edison dies in West Orange, New Jersey, USA



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Quebec - Did you know? Behind each habitant"s house was a small addition used as a storeroom. Not far away were the barn...Read MORE...



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Thursday, October 17, 2019

1866 - THE QUEBEC FIRE. Twenty-three Hundred Buildings Destroyed - Six Persons Known to Have Been Burned to Death - Public Meeting in Quebec - Contributions Solicited.


Walter Baker & Co.
Dorchester, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1866 - THE QUEBEC FIRE. Twenty-three Hundred Buildings Destroyed - Six Persons Known to Have Been Burned to Death - Public Meeting in Quebec - Contributions Solicited.
QUEBEC, Tuesday, Oct. 16. The Mayor of Quebec issued a proclamation yesterday morning for a meeting to be held last evening, to devise means to assist the sufferers by the great fire. A more numerous ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 17, 1866
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Santa Barbara, California, USA

1868 - Concerning a monster vine which is growing near Santa Barbara, on the southern coast of California, the story is substantially as follows:
A Spanish girl, having ridden her mule a day's journey with a grape cane for a switch, took a fancy on her arrival home to stick it into the ground to see if it would grow. It did grow, and was... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 17, 1868
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1875 - FIRE IN WOONSOCKET, R. I.
About 1 o'clock yesterday morning an attempt was made to burn the mansion of George C. Bolton, in Woonsocket, R. I. A wood-box saturated with kerosene-oil was set on fire, but the smoke awakened a... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 17, 1875
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Potato Soup - Pare three good-sized potatoes; cover them in boiling water; boil...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

1912 - Damage at Corpus Christi.
Special To The News.

Corpus Christi, Tex., Oct. 16. - The hurricane flag which was raised in this city this morning by the local weather bureau was lowered tonight and no unusually great damage... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  October 17, 1912
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Vinco Herb Tablets, A Laxative
Vinco Herb Company, Lafayette, Ind.

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Denver, Colorado, USA

1919 - SEVEN HURT IN COLLISION. HEAVY FIRE TRUCKS SMASH TOGETHER RACING TO FIRE. WRECK UNAVOIDABLE. WORST ACCIDENT OF ITS KIND IN DENVER IN MANY YEARS.
Denver, Colo. 11. - One young woman was probably fatally injured, six firemen were hurt, one seriously, and scores of bystanders had their lives endangered when two automobile fire trucks, traveling... Read MORE...

Casa Grande Dispatch -  Arizona -  October 17, 1919
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1777  October 17 - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY

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1882  Sojourner Truth, who is at least 108 years old, lectured in Decatur, Michigan, the other evening, and devoted the proceeds to aid the woman suffrage campaign in Nebraska.
Her voice is weak, but her sentences are full of life and vigor.

The Wellsboro Gazette
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

1933  October 17 – Scientist Albert Einstein arrives in the United States where he settles permanently as a refugee from Nazi Germany and takes up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

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



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Quebec - Did you know? Tobacco was used freely in New France. Nearly every farmer planted tobacco near his home. Men and...Read MORE...



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St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Rectory, Lebanon, Pa.

"My Health is My Fortune"
Ralston Health Club Breakfast Food
Breakfast for a 2 Cent Stamp
Purina Mills, St. Louis, Mo.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Died October 17

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

1828 - Mother's Love

Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

1828 - Mother's Love
Who but a mother can conceive the depth of a mother's love? We learn from the Providence Journal, that a woman of Smithfield Rhode-Island, went to the well to draw water, with a young child in her... Read MORE...

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Middlesex Gazette -  Connecticut -  October 15, 1828
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1890s
New Process Soap
Gowans & Stover
Buffalo, N.Y.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1839 - AWFUL CONFLAGRATION !! DESTRUCTION OF MORE THAN 47 BUILDINGS, AND A GREATER LOSS OF PROPERTY THAN HAS FALLEN UPON PHILADELPHIA BY A SIMILAR CALAMITY FOR MANY YEARS - WITH LOSS OF LIFE.
From the Philadelphia Ledger of October 5.

One of the most disastrous conflagrations that ever occurred in Philadelphia, broke out about half past ten o'clock last night, and raged with... Read MORE...

Star and Republican Banner -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  October 15, 1839
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Eastport, Maine, USA

1886 - A MAINE TOWN IN FLAMES. THE DISASTROUS FIRE THAT SWEPT THROUGH EASTPORT.
PORTLAND, Me., Oct. 14. - The most disastrous fire that ever visited Eastport laid waste to-day a large portion of the town. The fire caught among the sardine factories, of which there are eight... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 15, 1886
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Binghamton, New York, USA

1892 - Train Wreck
Binghamton Fatal Railroad Accident

One man was killed and six others were seriously injured in a wreck which occurred on the Erie Railway, about a mile west of this city, October 6. A crew was... Read MORE...

Irish World & American Industrial Liberator -  New York, New York -  October 15, 1892
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Sallie's Biscuits - Three good-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed fine, one tablespoon sugar, ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., June 2, 1880
Milford, Massachusetts, USA

1897 - HIT A LIVE WIRE.
Milford, Mass., Oct. 14. - Albert J. Cook, a carpenter of this place, sustained injuries which it is feared will prove fatal, as the result of having come in contact with a live electric feed wife at ... Read MORE...

Boston Morning Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  October 15, 1897
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Sendol
For Relief of Distress and Discomfort Due to Simple Aches, Pains and Colds

Sendol Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Durham, North Carolina, USA

1897 - BIG FIRE IN DURHAM.
News of a big fire in Durham reached Statesville yesterday. It is said the fire originated in a leaf tobacco warehouse and the report was that 20 tobacco factories and warehouses, 15 dwellings and 8... Read MORE...

The Landmark Statesville -  Statesville, North Carolina -  October 15, 1897
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Medford, Massachusetts, USA

1897 - SERIOUS RUNAWAY.
Two Daughters of Col. Hallowell Escape With Slight Injuries.
There was a serious runaway accident on the new Mystic Valley Parkway in West Medford at 3:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon, and as a result ... Read MORE...

Boston Morning Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  October 15, 1897
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Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA

1904 - THREE KILLED BY BURSTING MORTAR.
EIGHT OTHER SOLDIERS, THREE OF WHOM MAY DIE, BADLY INJURED DURING TARGET PRACTICE AT FORT BANKS, IN MASSACHUSETTS.

Boston, Oct. 15. - Three men of the Eighty-ninth Regular Coast Artillery were... Read MORE...

The Evening World  -  New York -  October 15, 1904
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

No lady should drink wine at dinner. Even if her head is strong enough to bear it, she will find...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
Key West, Florida, USA

1909 - KEY WEST IN RUINS. Hurricane Which Struck Coast Of Florida Causes Loss Of Millions.
Great Damage Also Done at Havana and Over Island of Cuba by One of the Worst Storms Since the Disastrous Blow of 1906.

Key West, Fla. - As a result of the hurricane which struck the southern coast ... Read MORE...

The Carbon County News -  Price, Utah -  October 15, 1909
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Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1954 - Hurricane Hazel
Hazel was first spotted east of the Windward Islands on October 5. It moved through the islands later that day as a hurricane, then it moved westward over the southern Caribbean Sea through October... Read MORE...

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October 15, 1954
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1883  October 15 – The Supreme Court of the United States declares part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875 to be unconstitutional, allowing individuals and corporations to discriminate based on race.

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1939  October 15 – The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.

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January 1, 1892 - Ellis Island becomes chief immigration station of the U.S.

Quebec - Did you know? In early Quebec, French-Canadian women were dressed in a mantua, and an elegant headdress known as...Read MORE...



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"Peristyle" Washington Park

Swan's Down Prepared Cake Flour
Makes Delicious Angel Food and Other Cakes
Costs only 2 cents a cake

Igleheart Bros.
Dapartment C.
Evansville, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898
Died October 15

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

1890 - FISHING FOR TURTLES. When the Shell-Backed Monster Bites Run Like a Steer.

Lewiston, Maine, USA

1869 - TELEGRAMS. TERRIFIC HURRICANE AT EASTPORT, ME. Great Destruction of Property and Life. THE STORM IN MAINE.
...LEWISTON, Me., Oct.9.---The Evening Journal has a report of a great freshet on Swift River, in Oxford County, showing a rise of thirty-six feet in twelve hours in that stream, which is a tributary ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 10, 1869
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Miss Agnes L Goddard, Principal, Ashland, Ky.

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Chicago, Illinois, USA

1871 - October 8-10 - Fire Destroys 18,000 Buildings in Chicago

The Chicago Fire - "YOU ARE THERE"
ChicagoFD1 (www.youtube.com)

Chicago ... Read MORE...

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October 10, 1871
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Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity)

1878 - Strange Fire
The wife of a hard working German farmer at Woodbridge, Conn., during her husband's absence last Saturday, accidentally set her clothes on fire. She rushed to the stable and threw herself on to the... Read MORE...

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New Hampshire Sentinel -  New Hampshire -  October 10, 1878
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1890 - FISHING FOR TURTLES. When the Shell-Backed Monster Bites Run Like a Steer.
Terrapin or turtle farms are run in the South and on the Pacific coast, but the business has only been tried in New England as an experiment. As experiments, many of these have been failures, so far... Read MORE...

Hornellsville Weekly Tribune -  Hornellsville, New York -  October 10, 1890
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Spiced Beef - For ten or twelve pounds of beef take one tablespoonful of allspice, six...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 16, 1881

Hausman's Blue Pills
A Stimulant Diuretic
Trinidad, Colorado

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) (Misquamicut)

1897 - Died at 108
Mrs. Charlotte Leclair of Westerly, R. I., died yesterday morning at the age of 108 years and six months. She was born in La Prairie, a small town in Quebec. Five generations of her descendants are... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  October 10, 1897
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Newtown, Connecticut, USA

1902 - ONE DEAD IN TRAIN COLLISION
DANBURY, Conn., Oct. 9. - One person dead and more than a score injured is the result of a head-on collision of the Highland division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad at 7:25 this... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 10, 1902
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Catskill, New York, USA

1903 - CATSKILL BRIDGE COLLAPSES. FIVE MEN GO DOWN WITH THE WRECK AND TWO OF THEM DROWN.
Catskill, Oct. 9 - While a hundred spectators were on the lower village bridge to-day watching the most destructive freshet seen here in thirty years a brick barge broke from its fastenings and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 10, 1903
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

A lady will always dress plainly when traveling. A gay dress, or finery of any sort, when in 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
1893  October 10 – The first car number plates appear in Paris, France.

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1928  October 10 - The temperature at Minneapolis, MN, reached 90 degrees, their latest such reading of record.

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America - Did you know? 1918-1920 - Worldwide influenza epidemic strikes; by 1920, nearly 20 million are dead. In U.S.,...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...



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The Delicious New Dessert
Cream of Cereal
FREE
Made from Popcorn
Needs No Cooking
Ready for Immediate Use

Cream Cereal Co.
Xenia, Ohio

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

1863 - A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING By the President of the United States, A PROCLAMATION.

Meredith, New Hampshire, USA

1852 - DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - SIX LIVES LOST AND TWELVE TO SIXTEEN DANGEROUSLY INJURED.
Concord, N. H., Thursday, Oct. 7 - 8 P. M.
A terrible accident occurred to-day, on the Montreal Railroad, near the Weirs steamboat landing, by which six persons were killed and from twelve to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 9, 1852
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1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING
By the President of the United States,
A PROCLAMATION.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields ... Read MORE...

The Liberator -  Boston, Massachusetts -  October 9, 1863
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1876  Courtney becomes professional oarsman

Courtney, the famous oarsman of Union Springs, N. Y., has become a professional and has challenged any professional oarsman in the world to a race for $5,000 or $10,000.

The Times -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  October 9, 1876
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1884  Tried to Repel Burglars

Francis Kernochan, a manufacturer of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, arose in the night to repel burglars, but stumbled on the stairway and shot himself fatally.

The Belleville Telescope -  Belleville, Kansas -  October 9, 1884
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Milk Toast - Cut your bread rather thick, about three-quarters of an inch, allowing a slice...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880

G. G. Whittaker
Dressing with Two Hundred Dollars Per Year
Richford, Vermont, USA

1908 - GRAIN DUST ACTS LIKE GUNPOWDER. EXPLOSION IN AN ELEVATOR KILLS THIRTEEN. TWO WOMEN ARE VICTIMS.
THEY WERE PASSING THE PLACE - OTHERS DEAD WERE WORKMEN - FIRE THAT FOLLOWS SPREADS, AND A NUMBER OF FREIGHT CARS ARE DESTROYED - SHOCK ROCKS ENTIRE VILLAGE - TRAINS ON THE CANADIAN PACIFIC ROAD ARE... Read MORE...

Orange County Times-Press -  Middletown, New York -  October 9, 1908
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1919 - BOMB TEARS GREAT HOLE IN ROOF OF McKEESPORT MILL - Workmen Flee When Explosion Hurls Debris in All Directions - Attempt to Wreck Plant of American Sheet and Tinplate Company Fails
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 8. - An attempt was made to wreck the plant of American Sheet and Tinplate Company, at McKeesport, early today, when a missile, believed to have been a bomb was thrown on the... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  October 9, 1919
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1936 - October 9 - The Hoover Dam Produces Electricity
The Hoover Dam took almost five years to build. It stands 726 feet tall and is 660 feet thick at its base. Many dams are built to control flooding, but the Hoover Dam is hydroelectric.

The Hoover... Read MORE...

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October 9, 1936
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1870  Killed by Grapes
A child in Auburn, Me., died, a few days since, from swallowing the stones and skins of grapes.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1884  Strange Fire
Mrs. Barbara Becht, of Louisville, arose from her bed to hunt for a cat. Her clothes took fire from a candle, and she was burned to death.

The Belleville Telescope
Belleville, Kansas

1884  Joseph Bunker, chief of the Cincinnati fire department, died from injuries received last Saturday by a collision between his wagon and a fire-engine.


The Belleville Telescope
Belleville, Kansas

1888  October 9 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public in Washington, D.C.

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1903  October 9 - New York City was deluged with 11.17 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record.

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March 30, 1870 - U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million.

Quebec - Did you know? 1840s - As American factories in New England offered good jobs, thousands of French Canadians...Read MORE...



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Three Arch Bridge over the Deerfield River - Charlemont - Mass.

Hausman's Blue Pills
A Stimulant Diuretic
Trinidad, Colorado

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died October 9

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

1888 - A TERRIBLE CALAMITY. THE FLOOR OF A NEWLY BUILT CHURCH GIVES WAY. OVER ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE INJURED, SOME FATALLY.

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1823 - Barn Accident
A most shocking accident occurred at Sherbrooke on the 12th inst. while erecting a barn on the farm of C. Whircher, Esq. occasioned by part of the frame falling. One fine young man was so much... Read MORE...

Connecticut Gazette -  Connecticut -  October 8, 1823
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The Munsing
Plated Underwear
The Northwest Knitting Co., Minneapolis

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

1823 - Blown Away
On Tuesday last, a labourer on the Lachine Canal, having lighted the train to a hole filled with powder for blasting a rock, the charge did not immediately explode, and he approached to examine the... Read MORE...

Connecticut Gazette -  Connecticut -  October 8, 1823
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Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1838 - Another Factory Burnt
The main building of the Tiverton Print Works, at Tiverton, (R. I.) was consumed by fire on the night of the 4th inst., with part of its contents. $10,000 was insured at the American office,... Read MORE...

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  October 8, 1838
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Blackstone, Massachusetts, USA

1851 - SAD ACCIDENT.
One of the melancholy results of intemperance, transpired this morning at Blackstone. A man, with a horse and chaise, left TAFT'S stable at about 12 o'clock last night, for Milford, where he... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 8, 1851
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

1884 - AN OPERA HOUSE BURNED. THE FIREMEN GET DRUNK AND UNFIT TO BATTLE WITH THE FLAMES.
South Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 7. - A fire broke out this morning under the stage of the Grand Opera House. When the alarm was given the flames had gained much headway, and it was at once seen that it... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 8, 1884
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Potato Cakes for Breakfast - Save from dinner a soup-plate of mashed potatoes, add to it a...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., April 27, 1881
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

1888 - A TERRIBLE CALAMITY. THE FLOOR OF A NEWLY BUILT CHURCH GIVES WAY. OVER ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE INJURED, SOME FATALLY.
THE WILDEST EXCITEMENT PREVAILS AND FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE BECOME PANIC STRICKEN BUT COOLER HEADS FINALLY RESCUE THE UNFORTUNATE MEN, WOMAN AND CHILDREN FROM THE WRECK - THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT -... Read MORE...

Norwalk Daily Advocate -  Norwalk, Ohio -  October 8, 1888
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1890s
White Sewing Machine Co.
Cleveland, O.
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1890 - Dupont Powder Works Explosion
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7. - The shock of the explosion at Wilmington this afternoon was plainly felt in many sections of this city. To those indoors it resembled the rumbling of distant thunder or the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 8, 1890
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1897 - DETROIT'S FIRE LOSS $700,000.
FOUR LARGE BUILDINGS AND TWO SMALLER ONES DESTROYED WITH THE OPERA HOUSE.

Detroit, Oct. 7. - The fire which began in the Detroit Opera House this morning did from $600,000 to $700,000 damage. Five ... Read MORE...

The New York Times  -  New York, New York -  October 8, 1897
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

If you are ever caught in a shower, and meet a gentleman friend who offers an umbrella, accept it,...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
Conway, Massachusetts, USA

1906 - October 8 - Kills His Hunting Companion.
Conway, Mass., Oct. 8. - After remaining reticent for twelve hours over the tragic death in Conway woods of a hunting companion, Charles Pair, seventeen years of age, guided the officers to the body... Read MORE...

Pittston Gazette -  Pittston, Pennsylvania -  October 8, 1906
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Spencer, Massachusetts, USA

1910 - HOTEL BURNED.
Spencer, Mass., Oct. 7. - Through smoke-filled corridors the thirty guests of the Massasoit house, the largest hotel in Spencer, made hurried exits in their night clothes in a fire that destroyed the ... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  October 8, 1910
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1901  October 8 - A deluge at Galveston, TX, produced nearly twelve inches of rain in about a six hour period. The rains came precisely thirteen months after the day of the famous Galveston hurricane disaster.

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1921  October 8 – The first Sweetest Day is staged in Cleveland, Ohio.

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1944  October 8 – The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet radio show debuts in the United States.

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Clara Hall Elliot Memorial Church, South Willington

1890s
Highland Brand Evaporated Cream
Highland, Ill.
Died October 8

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

1900 - STILL A MYSTERY. Jessie Cobb's Murderer and His Motive Are Not Yet Revealed. LEWISTON POLICE ON THE ALERT. Several of Dead Girls Friends In Sabbattus Interviewed. WHERE IS FRED BROOKS?


1880s
Bradley's Super-Phosphate of Lime
Bradley Fertilzer Co.
Boston, Mass.
Sandwich, Massachusetts, USA (East Sandwich) (Forestdale)

1883 - An Old Lady Burned to Death.
SANDWICH, Mass., Oct. 4.- Mrs. Sally Ransted, widow of the late John Ransted, aged 80, and an invalid, was burned to death today, her clothing taking fire from an open grate. She was alone in the... Read MORE...

Daily Evening Bulletin -  Haverhill, Massachusetts -  October 5, 1883
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Bradford, Massachusetts, USA

1883 - BROKEN LEG - Accident at the Paper Mill, Bradford.
On Thursday afternoon, T. M. Smith of So. Boston, while adjusting an iron crane at the paper mill, Bradford, fell a distance of several feet, breaking his left leg below the knee. The bone was set by ... Read MORE...

Daily Evening Bulletin -  Haverhill, Massachusetts -  October 5, 1883
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Georgetown, Massachusetts, USA

1883 - Injured His Eye
While the Georgetown steamer was playing, Henry Mack, who was assisting in holding the nozzle, for a moment had his attentions called off, during which in some way the hose turned bringing the stream ... Read MORE...

Daily Evening Bulletin -  Haverhill, Massachusetts -  October 5, 1883
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1883 - Serious Accident
While the steamers were playing at Washington square, Thursday, Herbert Swett, a lad 15 years of age, in climbing down from the building occupied by W. E. Morse, stove dealer, Merrimac street, had... Read MORE...

Daily Evening Bulletin -  Haverhill, Massachusetts -  October 5, 1883
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Lemon Cream Pie - One teacup of pulverized sugar, one tablespoonful butter, one egg, one...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 3, 1880

Cowan's Swiss Milk Chocolate
The Cowan Co., Ltd., Toronto

St. John Daily Sun, St. John, New Brunswick - June 29, 1904
Boise, Idaho, USA

1899 - BASEMENT FIRE THREATENS THE ODD FELLOWS BLOCK
Another of the best business blocks of the city was threatened with destruction from a basement fire. It was the Odd Fellow block. A fire was started in some unknown manner in the basement under the... Read MORE...

Idaho Daily Statesman -  Boise, Idaho -  October 5, 1899
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Lewiston, Maine, USA

1900 - STILL A MYSTERY. Jessie Cobb's Murderer and His Motive Are Not Yet Revealed. LEWISTON POLICE ON THE ALERT. Several of Dead Girls Friends In Sabbattus Interviewed. WHERE IS FRED BROOKS?
The veil which covers the crime connected with the Jessie Cobb case, has not yet been raised. There is no longer any doubt but that it was murder, but now the people are interested to know who the... Read MORE...

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The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  Friday Morning, October 5, 1900
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1786  October 5 - The famous "Pumpkin Flood" occurred on the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers. Harrisburg PA reported a river stage of twenty-two feet. The heavy rains culminated a wet season.

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1892  October 5 - The Dalton Gang, attempting to rob 2 banks in Coffeyville, Kansas, is shot by the townspeople; only Emmett Dalton, with 23 wounds, survives, to spend 14 years in prison.

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March 3, 1931 - The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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Town Hall Building, Northboro, Mass.

Folding Bath-Tub with Heater
Diogenes Bath-Tub Co., Ionis, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898
Died October 5

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Friday, October 4, 2019

1873 - Championship of Fat People

Cap-Santé, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-du-Cap-Sante)

1825 - Melancholy Accident
From the Quebec Mercury of Sept. 24.

While the Steamboat Quebec was off Cap Sante on Sunday night about twelve o'clock, on her way to Montreal, Lewis Foy, Esq. one of the Commissioners and Agent... Read MORE...

Weekly Commercial Advertiser -  New York -  October 4, 1825
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Walter Baker & Co.
Dorchester, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

1873 - Championship of Fat People
Shaftsbury, Vermont, can put forward a claim for the championship of the State on fat people. Living in that town, which has a population of only 2,000, are five persons (four of them in one... Read MORE...

The Indianapolis News -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  October 4, 1873
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1884 - Feggokilt, on the Island of Mois, Denmark, is for sale.
The owner guarantees that it is the birthplace of "that remarkable man Hamlet," and that on it is "a hill with the gave of King Felgge, who was the identical individual slain by the young Prince to... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 4, 1884
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New Vineyard, Maine, USA

1893 - Fatal Hunting Accident
Farmington, Me., Oct. 4. - While three young men of New Vineyard were hunting yesterday, the gun of one of them was accidentally discharged and the contents passed through the body of Raymond Dexter, ... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  October 4, 1893
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A Simple Apple Sauce
Whitestone, New York, USA

1894 - NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING. Wealthy Residents of Whitestone Meet with an Accident.
WHITESTONE, L. I., Oct. 3. - Joseph H. Titus, fifty-eight years old, and Mrs. Wallace, his sister-in-law, aged fifty-five, wealthy residents of the shore, were rescued from drowning this afternoon by ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 4, 1894
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1908 ad

Fords Sensational Car
3000 Ford Model T Touring Cars Sold in 48 Hours
Price only $850.00 F.O.B. Factory
Conrad Bros.
No. 245 Wyoing Ave.
No. 318-20 Linden Street.
Scranton

The Scranton Truth
Scranton, Pennsylvania
September 15, 1908
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1896 - Train Accident
BODY IDENTIFIED.
Remains of Man Killed at Southgate Crossing Friday Those of H. Lyons.
The body of the man who was killed at the Southgate crossing on the Norwich and Worcester railroad Friday... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  October 4, 1896
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Peoria, Illinois, USA

1903 - EXPLOSION IN BIG PEORIA DISTILLERY KILLS FOUR, HURTS FIVE. ENTIRE NORTH WALL BLOWN DOWN, BUT FIRE FORTUNATELY IS AVERTED. TWO MEN STILL MISSING.
OF THOSE RESCUED ALIVE FROM RUINS, TWO DIE ON THE WAY TO COTTAGE HOSPITAL - HOW ACCIDENT OCCURRED.
THOUSANDS DRAWN TO SCENE.
COMPANY ESTIMATES ITS LOSS AT $75,000 AND IT WILL BE SEVERAL WEEKS... Read MORE...

St. Louis Republic -  St. Louis, Missouri -  October 4, 1903
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Trenton, New Jersey, USA

1912 - 50,000 SEE FLIER FALL TO HIS DEATH. AVIATOR CHARLES F. WALSH KILLED IN 2,000-FOOT PLUNGE AT TRENTON FAIR. MACHINE LANDS IN A TREE.
RESCUING PHYSICIANS HAVE TO CLIMB IT TO REACH LIMP BODY - THE 193d FATALITY.

Special to The New York Times.
Trenton, N.J., Oct. 3. - With women fainting and men turning their heads away that they ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 4, 1912
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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...



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
Charles City, Virginia, USA

1938 - FORMER U.S. DIPLOMAT IS KILLED ACCIDENTALLY.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 3 - (AP) - RICHARD CRANE, of "Westover," former United States minister to Czechoslovakia and a prominent figure in Virginia's social life, was accidentally killed with his own gun ... Read MORE...

Daily Capital News -  Jefferson City, Missouri -  October 4, 1938
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1849  Capt Joseph Weldon, of Dartmouth, Mass, has remitted $3000 in gold from California to his family. With his schooner Favorite, 30 tons, he was earning $1000 a month on the Sacramento.

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Boston Evening Transcript
Boston, Massachusetts

1918  October 4 - The T. A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant explosion in New Jersey kills 100+ and destroys enough ammunition to supply the Western Front for 6 months.

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1931  October 4 – Dick Tracy, the comic strip detective character created by cartoonist Chester Gould, makes his debut appearance in the Detroit Mirror newspaper.

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Gutheries Mill, Norwalk, Conn.

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Palmer's Skin-Success Soap
Made in New York, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Died October 4

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

1921 - Two Could Play That Game


1880s
The Goshen Sweeper Co.
Easiest Operated Carpet Sweepers Made
Manchester, Connecticut, USA

1878  Guided by a Spirit

In a paper mill in Manchester, Connecticut, is in use an improved machine, in building which the maker says that he followed the directions given by the spirit of his dead brother.

Lebanon Daily News -  Lebanon, Pennsylvania -  October 3, 1878
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Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange)

1883 - ANOTHER ROTTEN BOILER.
Albany, September 28. - Early this morning the boiler in the steamer J.S. Robinson, which lay at the foot of Waterloo Street, exploded with frightful force, instantly killing Capt. GEO. S. WARNER and ... Read MORE...

Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  October 3, 1883
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1893 - FIRE AT OMAHA. Farnam Street Theater Completely Destroyed. TOTAL LOSS ESTIMATED AT $250,000.
Five Firemen Injured, Two Fatally - Detailed Statement of the Losses and a List of the Names of the Losers - Origin of the Fire Unknown, But Supposed to Have Been Caused by the Falling of an Arc... Read MORE...

The Racine Daily Journal -  Racine, Wisconsin -  October 3, 1893
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Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA (Albion) (Manville) (Fairlawn)

1921 - Two Could Play That Game.
A hundred years ago a wealthy bachelor, named Paige, who lived near Albion, R. I., gave a party; one of the young ladies left a glove. Mr. Paige returned it with the following note: "If from your... Read MORE...

Alton Evening Telegraph -  Alton, Illinois -  October 3, 1921
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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
Antigo, Wisconsin, USA

1942 - Army Flier Killed In Antigo Crash
Antigo, Wis. - (UP) - The first serious accident since a preliminary glider training school was established here June 1, resulted in the death of Pvt. C. W. Stanford, Farmersville, Tex., this... Read MORE...

The Sheboygan Press -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  October 3, 1942
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1841  October 3 - An October gale, the worst of record for Nantucket, MA, caught the Cape Cod fishing fleet at sea. Forty ships were driven ashore on Cape Cod, and 57 men perished from the town of Truro alone.

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Euclid Avenue, cor. Main Street, Hackensack, N.J.

E. Trudeau's Dairy bottle
Died October 3

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Monday, September 30, 2019

1897 - BIG BREWERY BURNED

Canaan, Connecticut, USA

1858 - Accident
At Canaan, Ct., on the 17th, a bright little boy of eight years, son of Edwin Ives, while playing about his father's factory, was caught in a belt, and instantly carried over a shaft revolving with... Read MORE...

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Sun -  Massachusetts -  September 30, 1858
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"Cuticura soap, manufactured by the Potter Drug and Chemical company, is an antibacterial medicated soap in use since 1865. Noted Boston philanthropist George Robert White (1847-1922) was once the president and owner of Potter Drug and Chemical. Cuticura contains triclocarban instead of the more usual triclosan. These two antibacterial agents have very similar molecularity. By themselves they kill 99.99% of bacteria and microbes (like fungus spores) on contact. Cuticura soap has been in use, and is relatively unchanged, since 1865." wikipedia

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Sorel, Québec, Canada

1875 - PERILS OF THE RAIL
Frightful Casualty in Canada - Eleven Persons Killed and Twenty-five Wounded.

SOREL, Quebec, September 29 - About 7 o'clock last night a train coming from Yamaska run over an obstruction supposed... Read MORE...

The Times -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  September 30, 1875
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

1897 - BIG BREWERY BURNED.
LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 21. - Early Thursday morning fire was discovered in the roof of the brew house of the John Gund Brewing company's plant.
The malt house contained several car loads of malt and... Read MORE...

Iowa State Reporter -  Waterloo, Iowa -  September 30, 1897
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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
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1903 - Silver Workers Make Demands
Meriden, Conn., Sept. 30. - A demand for a nine hour day with ten hours' pay has been presented at all the factories of the International Silver company in this city and elsewhere, and it is... Read MORE...

Pittston Gazette -  Pittston, Pennsylvania -  September 30, 1903
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1890s C. G. Conn
Wonder Band Instruments
Worcester, Mass.
Elkhart, Ind.
Melrose, Massachusetts, USA

1904 - KILLED IN TROLLEY CRASH Half a Score Dead and Many More Injured by Explosion.
DYNAMITE CAUSES DISASTER

Car Runs Into Box of High Explosive in Boston Which Had Dropped From a Truck Onto the Track - Concussion Felt at Great Distance - Crowd of Three Thousand Gathers at... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  September 30, 1904
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Pensacola, Florida, USA

1906 - DELUGE FOLLOWS FATAL HURRICANE; USE STREET BOATS. THIRTY KNOWN DEAD NEAR PENSACOLA, WITH LOSS OF $8,000,000.
Pensacola, Fla., (via Flomaton, Ala., by courier)
Sept. 29. - Flood followed hurricane wind, and rain this morning, and the city tonight is nearly submerged. Seven and one-half inches of rain fell... Read MORE...

Washington Times -  Washington, D.C. -  September 30, 1906
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1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)
Government Spending Is To Be Ended
Private Industry Mus Now Maintain Recovery Pay Says F.R.

by Frederick A. Storm
United Press White House Correspondent

BOULDER DAM, Nev., Sept. 30 (U.P.) -... Read MORE...

The Daily Herald -  Provo, Utah -  September 30, 1935
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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
1970 - September 30 - A nineteen month drought in southern California came to a climax.
The drought, which made brush and buildings tinder dry, set up the worst fire conditions in California history as hot Santa Anna winds sent the temperature soaring to 105 degrees at Los Angeles, and... Read MORE...

WeatherForYou.com
September 30, 1970
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1876  Earthquake
A distinct shock of earthquake was felt on the 22d at New Bedford, Fairhaven and Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Arizona Weekly Citizen
Tucson, Arizona

1882  In order to provide electricity to the paper industry, the nation's first hydro-electric central station, the Vulcan Street Plant on the Fox River, began operation on September 30, 1882. (Appleton, Wisconsin)



February 22, 1819 - Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.

Quebec - Did you know? Quebec has a rich, distinctive French-Canadian cuisine. Popular dishes include tourtière (a meat...Read MORE...



Countries and Their Cultures - French-Canadians (www.everyculture.com)
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Quaker Oat Mill Company, Ravenna, Ohio ad
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