Wednesday, January 23, 2019

1851 - January 23 – The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in the Oregon Territory is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning.

Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

January 23, 1780 - The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S.
A British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16 degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from... Read MORE...

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January 23, 1780
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Daily Journal and Tribune
Tennessee
August 20, 1892
Portland, Oregon, USA

1851 - January 23 – The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in the Oregon Territory is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning.
"By 1843, two New Englanders—Asa Lovejoy of Boston, Massachusetts, and Francis Pettygrove of Portland, Maine—had established a land claim approximately fourteen miles upriver from the confluence of... Read MORE...

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January 23, 1851
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Adding Fruit to Cake - Currants, raisins and citrus will not settle to the bottom of either...Read MORE...



The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)

1857 - AMHERST COLLEGE fire.
Amherst College, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1857.

Last evening, (Monday), Amherst was the scene of a sadly destructive fire. At twenty minutes past 8, P.M., it was discovered that the room,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 23, 1857
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Love Lessons from the Lowly

Plain Dealer
Ohio
November 16, 1896
1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid affectation; it is the sure test of a deceitful, vulgar mind. The best cure is to try to have ...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
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1872 - 5 Drowned
New Bedford, Mass., January 22. - A sad accident occurred here yesterday. Five boys, two named Wilkinson, two named Smith and one named Sharplier were drowned. The sad affair casts a gloom over the... Read MORE...

Sedalia Democrat -  Sedalia, Missouri -  January 23, 1872
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Scarborough, Maine, USA (Scarboro)

1891 - INJURED IN A RAILROAD COLLISION
PORTLAND, Me., Jan. 22. - The local train leaving Portland at 10:25 this morning for Biddeford on the Western Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad was run into in the rear by a wild engine from... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 23, 1891
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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

1892 - Wreck on the Frisco in Arkansas.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK., Jan. 18. - The north-bound passenger train on the Frisco line was wrecked half a mile south of Wolsey's Switch this afternoon. The train was running at full speed when the two... Read MORE...

Rolla New Era -  Missouri -  January 23, 1892
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA

1896 - WRECK ON THE LEHIGH. A Passenger Train Precipitated Into the Depths of a Coal Mine.
HAZLETON, Pa., Jan. 21. - The Lehigh Valley passenger train, in charge of Engineer MICHAEL LONZER and Conductor GEORGE REESE, was precipitated into the depths of a coal mine near this place. LONZER... Read MORE...

The Essex County Republican -  New York -  January 23, 1896
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

1900 - GREAT BARRINGTON. A SERIOUS RUNAWAY.
A runaway occurred yesterday morning which would have resulted seriously if it had not been for the bravery of the driver, Frank McGraw, who clung to the reins until the wagon was smashed into... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - CHICOPEE. PAINT-SHOP BURNED.
The paint-shop of M. I. Fuller, on Pine street, at the Falls, was almost totally destroyed by fire about 8:15 o’clock yesterday morning. Mr. Fuller was passing through the shop and stepped on a... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT
Serious Accident to J. F. Barry in a Northampton Hotel Last Evening.

J. F. Barry of the firm of J. S. Barry & Son, proprietors of the Hampton hotel at Northampton, fell down an elevator shaft at... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1900 - PECULIAR RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
Passengers on 7:16 Train Last Evening Get a Little Shock.

The passengers in the smoking car on the train on the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, due in this city at 7:16 last evening,... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Los Angeles, California, USA

1900 - ELEVEN LABORERS ENTOMBED. Tunnel at Los Angeles Caves in - Eight Men Rescued - Inspector Dies of Injuries.
The west end of what is known as the Third-street tunnel, which is under construction between Hill and Hope streets, a distance of three blocks, at Los Angeles, Cal., caved in soon after 1 o’clock,... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Middletown, New York, USA

1907 - A FIERY VISITATION EARLY THIS MORNING. MORRIS B. WOLF & BRO. AND N. D. MILLS THE CHIEF SUFFERERS. UNDERFULL HEADWAY WHEN FOUND.
HANFORD & HORTON AND A. BUDWIG & CO. ALSO DAMAGED - LOSS FROM $35,000 TO $40,000 - THE ORIGIN OF FIRE IS UNKNOWN - FIREMEN LABOR EFFECTIVELY IN A ZERO ATMOSPHERE - INCIDENTS OF THE DISASTER.

A... Read MORE...

Middletown Daily Times Press -  Middletown, New York -  January 23, 1907
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Canfield, Ohio, USA

1909 - TWO INMATES INJURED
One Man May Die as Result of Fire at Mahoning Infirmary.

Canfield, O., Jan. 22. - Fire of unknown origin destroyed the men's building of the Mahoning county infirmary here, and 15 of the aged... Read MORE...

The Marion Weekly Star -  Marion, Ohio -  January 23, 1909
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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1910 - BANK TREASURER NOT FOUND.; Shortage in Southbridge Savings Bank Believed to be About $100,000.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass, Jan. 22. - John A Hall, the Treasurer of the Southbridge Sayings Bank, which was closed yesterday by an injunction after the discovery of discrepancies in its accounts, is still... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 23, 1910
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Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA

1911  FIRE DESTROYS DEPOT AND FREIGHT HOUSE. MILWAUKEE ROAD SUFFERS $200,000 LOSS AT ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA.

Aberdeen, S. D., Jan. 23. - Division headquarters and local freight houses and passenger station of the Milwaukee railroad were burned here today. The loss is $200,000.

Waterloo Reporter -  Waterloo, Iowa -  January 23, 1911
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

1926 - ELEVEN DEAD AND 7 MISSING IN HOTEL FIRE AT ALLENTOWN.
Allentown, Pa., Jan. 23 - Eleven persons are known to be dead, from five to seven other victims are believed buried in the ruins and fourteen guests were injured, when a fire swept through the five... Read MORE...

Pittston Gazette -  Pittston, Pennsylvania -  January 23, 1926
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1964 - January 23 - The 24th Amendment Ended the Poll Tax
"Imagine that you are finally old enough to vote in your first election. But, do you have enough money? Money, to vote? Not long ago, citizens in some states had to pay a fee to vote in a national... Read MORE...

http://www.americaslibrary.gov
January 23, 1964
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1846  Fifty factory girls recently went sleighing in North Adams, Massachusetts. Only think of FIFTY emancipated working girls on a spree!


The Sun
Baltimore, Maryland

1849  January 23 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, thus becoming the United States' first woman doctor.

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1855  January 23 - The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota,

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1869  Salem and South Danvers (Mass.) Oil Company gave each of their seven workmen a New Year's gift of $100.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  An unknown benefactor in Oswego, N. Y., has directed the distribution of 3,000 loaves of bread to the poor.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A Woonsocket (R.I.) man offers $100 reward for the detection of the poisoner of his three pet kittens.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

America - Did you know? June 25, 1876 - Lt. Col. George A. Custer"s regiment is wiped out by Sioux Indians under Sitting...Read MORE...



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