Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Sorel, Québec, Canada

1839 - Melancholy Accident
A Melancholy Accident occurred at Sorel, Canada on the 24th ult., by which a mother was deprived of life by the agency of her child of about three years of age. It appears that the child had been... Read MORE...

New-Hampshire Gazette -  New Hampshire -  January 8, 1839

Quaker Oats

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Boston, Friday, Jan. 7.
Accounts from Andover this morning, state that General PIERCE and lady are now at the house of JOHN AIKEN at that place. They obtained some rest last night, and have not... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 8, 1853

Canandaigua, New York, USA

1870 - A man gave himself into the custody of the Philadelphia police the other evening, representing that he had, on the 20th of November, killed his mother by a blow at Canandaigua, N.Y.
He was searched, as is usual, and put into a cell, and subsequently it was discovered that he had a razor, and was in the act of cutting his throat. On the day following the sister of the prisoner... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 8, 1870

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Brown Bread Biscuit - One pound of coarse brown flour or oatmeal flour, two ounces of butter, a little water. Make the butter and water boiling hot and add both to the flour, keeping the paste firm; roll it out, cut it into biscuits and bake it for ten minutes in a quick oven.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 3, 1882

Ask Your Druggist for Tyrian Rubber Goods
Because They Are Best
Tyer Rubber Company, Andover, Mass.

Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Winchester, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - A man by the name of Wing, at work in the bottom of a well at Cutter village, in Winchester, Mass.,
suddenly found himself sinking in the quicksand to his knees, and with all his efforts he was unable to extricate himself. The well had been sunk to the depth of thirty feet, and Wing, being heavy,... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 8, 1870

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard concerning her. If you can give her pleasure by the repetition of a delicate compliment, or token of approval shown by a mutual friend, tell her the pleasant speech or incident, but do not hurt her feelings, or involve her in a quarrel by the repetition of ill-natured remarks.

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
Tiffin, Ohio, USA

TIFFIN, O., January 4. - The fast train on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at an early hours this morning, collided with an East-bound freight near this city, wrecking both trains. Nineteen bodies... Read MORE...

The Rolla New Era -  Rolla, Missouri -  January 8, 1887

Keene, New Hampshire, USA

1890 - Three Fingers Mangled.
While jointing some heavy two-inch planks upon the buzz planer at Nims, Whitney & Co.'s, Thursday morning, Oscar H. Fay let his left hand slip from the work which he was holding. The fingers struck... Read MORE...

New Hampshire Sentinel -  Keene, New Hampshire -  January 8, 1890

Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

1892 - FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Two Freight Trains Crash Together at Elizabeth.
A big smashup of freight cars occurred Saturday evening on the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Murray street crossing, Elizabeth, and was the indirect cause of the death of two men. The east bound... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  January 8, 1892

Lyons, New York, USA

1896 - The Hotel Baltzel Burned
LYONS, N Y, Jan. 8 The Hotel Baltzel, the largest hotel in Wayne county, was partially destroyed by fire. During the fire Josie Fitzgerald of Port Byron, the cook and Lillian Dippy of this place, a... Read MORE...

Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  January 8, 1896

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Last Survivor of Nipunk Tribe Sets Her House on Fire and Dies Rather then Go to the Poorhouse.

WEBSTER, Mass., Jan. 7. Investigation of the causes which led to the burning to death last night of... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 8, 1900

Augusta, Maine, USA

1904 - $200,000 FIRE IN AUGUSTA, ME.
Two Blocks in Trade Centre of the City Burned Over.

AUGUSTA, Me., Jan. 7. - Two large brick blocks in the trade centre of the city and occupied by the First National Bank and several stores were... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 8, 1904

Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

Three Fatalities and Many Injured in Brooklyn Collision.

Electric Train, Crowded with Passengers, Crashes Into Rear End of Stalled Locomotive and Cars.

Three were killed and many injured in a...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 8, 1904

1863  January 8 - Ground is broken in Sacramento, California, on the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States.


1870  A tradesman of Portsmouth, N. H., has advertised in every issue of a paper of that city for the last twenty-two years.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  In the new Lutheran church at Hagerstown, Md., a large hand is painted on the wall in the vestibule, pointing down to a spittoon with the inscription, "Please leave your tobacco there."

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A man in Stockbridge, Mass., got a prescription for rheumatism the other day, and, with a sublime indifference to all directions, swallowed the whole at a dose. He died.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Some of the women school teachers of Randolph, Mass., are selling books to their scholars for twenty per cent more than the regular price,
alleging that their salary is too small to support them without this traffic.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1902  January 8 – A train collision in the New York Central Railroad's Park Avenue Tunnel kills 17, injures 38, and leads to increased demand for electric trains and led to the banning of Steam locomotives in the state.


America - Did you know? January 24, 1848 - Gold is discovered at Sutter"s Mill in California.


Quebec - Did you know? Among Catholics, It is said that reciting one thousand Hail Marys on December 24 would ensure obtaining a special favour. While preparing the réveillon for Christmas Eve, therefore, mothers would recite their one thousand Hail Marys without fail for they always had a small favour to ask the Virgin Mary on behalf of one of their children or their husband.

Picture of the Day

Visit Greensboro, North Carolina, USA!

Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

Immanuel Lutheran College, Greensboro, N.C.

1876 Lighting Express
Virginia City and San Francisco train schedule
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died January 8


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