Tuesday, January 1, 2019

1855 - We Wish You a Happy New Year.


A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1855 - We Wish You a Happy New Year.
We know how busy you are this morning - you can't stop to take a third cup, nor to eat half a breakfast; you are in a pet about your boots - in a stew about the barber - and you, good lady, have the parlor to put in order - and to dress - we'll hold you but a moment.

A happy New Year to you! A merry day with do reaction after it - a generous, social time, and no head-ache to-morrow. And if... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 1, 1855
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1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."...

Although the Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery in the nation, it captured the hearts and imagination of... Read MORE...

www.archives.gov
January 1, 1863
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cider Cake - One cup sugar, half a cup of butter, one egg well beaten, one large cup of cider, one teaspoonful of soda, flour sufficient to make it as thick as pound cake. One cup of raisins can be added if desired.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 23, 1881

1909 advertisement

Take Notice
When you are in need of any kind of building material, windows, doors, blinds, clap-boards, shingles, etc., or Paroid or Grenasco Roofing, go to Edwin Janvin, Hampton Falls, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Jackson, Michigan, USA

1874 - A CRASH AT THE STATE PRISON.
DETROIT, Dec. 30. The center portion of of [sic] the building at the State Prison, Jackson, Mich., fell yesterday. The building was three stories high, and had been used formerly as a tannery, but at present was occupied by a cigar contractor named Hollingsworth. There were only three men in the building at the time of the accident, 150 men having just left. The lower story had been used as a... Read MORE...

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  January 1, 1874
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London, England

1881 - On entering the sea, bathers should go thoroughly into it, and not dabble about, to get chilled knee-deep in the water...
When an individual commences bathing, it is best that he or she take one or two plunges, and then leave the water. After the next two or three days, five minutes' immersion may be allowed, but it should be noticed if there is any feeling of chilliness. If so, the time should even be lessened, when a glow is felt after one or two plunges into the sea, but a coldness if the bather remains longer in ... Read MORE...

Cassell's Household Guide To Every Department of Practical Life
London, England -  January 1, 1881
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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 dressed as simply as is consistent with the occasion, wearing, if she will, the richest fabrics, exquisitely made, but avoiding any display of jewels or gay colors, such as will be, probably, more conspicuous than those worn, by her guests.

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
Johnstown, New York, USA

1887  Loss, Fifty Thousand Dollars.

JOHNSTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 30. - Charles King's glove-leather establishment was burned Tuesday night. Sixty men are thrown out of employment. The loss estimated at about $50,000; insurance, $35,000.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 1, 1887
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Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

1900 - C. H. CHICKERING'S WIDOWS - Four Women Claim the Estate of a Plainfield (Conn.) Man.
Special to the New York Times.
NEW HAVEN, Dec. 31. - The question as to how many widows C. H. Chickering, the former proprietor of the Plainfield (Conn.) Hotel leaves is one that is likely to keep the courts busy for some time to come. Chickering was found dead in Albion yesterday, and there are thus far four claimants for his estate from women who show certificates of their marriage to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 1, 1901
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Kingston, New York, USA

1922 - U. AND D. WRECK BLOCKS THIS TERMINAL AND SPILLS BLACK DIAMONDS
200 Tons of Coal Piled up at Albany Avenue Bridge When Wheel Breaks and Derails 8 Cars - O. & W. Terminal Used by U. & D.

Sunday afternoon about 5:40, while the Ulster and Delaware coal train No. 39, eastbound, as proceeding about two rails lengths west of the Albany avenue bridge a wheel on one of the cars near the front of the train broke, piling four of the cars up in the west end of the... Read MORE...

The Kingston Daily Freeman -  Kingston, New York -  January 1, 1923
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Gulfport, Mississippi, USA

1929 - Four Killed at Grade Crossing In Mississippi
GULFORT, Miss., Jan. 1. - (AP) - Four persons were killed, two injured seriously and one slightly hurt when an automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Louisville and Nashville east-bound passenger train at the 39th Avenue crossing here last night.

The dead are:
JOSEPH P. McNAMEE, operator of a meat market in Gulfort.
Mrs. CORRINE McMAMEE, his wife.
Miss MARY McMAMEE, 19, their... Read MORE...

The Bee -  Danville, Virginia -  January 1, 1930
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Los Angeles, California, USA

1934 January 1, 1934 - Heavy rain which began on December 30th led to flooding in the Los Angeles Basin area of California.

Flooding claimed the lives of at least 45 persons. Walls of water and debris up to ten feet high were noted in some canyon areas. Rainfall totals ranged up to 16.29 inches at Azusa, with 8.26 inches reported in Downtown Los Angeles.

WeatherForYou.com
January 1, 1934
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Rockford, Illinois, USA

1944 - Woman Dies as Car Hits Tree - Car Skids on Ice on South Main Road
Mrs. Ruth Williamson, 30, Rochelle, was killed at 3:40 a.m. Sunday when she lost control of her automobile on the ice on South Main road a half mile north of Pelley road and the machine crashed into a tree.

Mrs. Williamson, whose husband, Staff Sgt. Floyd Williamson, is serving with the army in the South Pacific, incurred a fracture of the neck and was pronounced dead upon arrival at St.... Read MORE...

Register-Republic -  Rockford, Illinois -  January 1, 1945
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1710  January 1 - Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

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1831  January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison
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1867  January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

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1870  At Hingham, Mass., the Methodist Rev. W. T. Alderman, who was sick and unable to officiate his church on a recent Sunday, sent his wife as a substitute, and the accounts relate that she preached a better sermon than her husband ever did.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  For forty years Deacon Bachelor has led the singing in the Congregational Church at Northbridge, Mass.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1886  January 1 - 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)

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1889  January 1 - A total eclipse is seen over parts of California and Nevada.

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1898  January 1 – New York City annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The city is geographically divided into five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.

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1902  January 1 - 1st Rose Bowl game (Pasadena, California) (U of Mich-49, Sanford-0)

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1918  January – 1918 flu pandemic: "Spanish 'flu" (influenza) first observed in Haskell County, Kansas.

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1920  January 1 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Red Sox for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time.

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1928  January 1 - 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio

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America - Did you know? Groundhog Day Prognosticating: Leave it to Americans to make their warm weather travel plans based on the machinations of a reticent rodent. Each year, groundhogs around the country -- but most notably Punxsutawney Phil of Punxsutawney, Penn. -- are paraded out to predict how many more weeks will transpire before spring is on the way. It is either six more weeks of winter, or an early spring, depending upon whether the little critter in question sees his shadow or not. This tradition has been going on since the 1800s, despite (ahem) modest advances in weather prediction since that time.

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Quebec - Did you know? It is the old custom in French Canada (originating in Europe) to bury the dead in the church cemetery. After a period of time, if donations stop coming from the family, the stone is removed to make room for a new burial. This is why you will almost never see a headstone older than 100 years in Qu├ębec, unless it was from a non-catholic denomination.

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Ipswich, Mass. Ipswich River at foot of Summer St.

Hargraves Mfg. Co., Soap Makers, Fall River, Mass.
Died January 1

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