Tuesday, January 29, 2019

1899 - CANDLEMAS DAY AT HAND. Something About That Day and the Practices and Beliefs Popularly Associated with It.

H. K. Mulford Co., Philadelphia, Pa., 1907

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
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

Fairbanks' Celebrate Scales
34 Kilby Street, Boston

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier
Bangor, Maine
June 25, 1857
Waterville, Maine, USA

1882 - Boiler Explosion
WATERVILLE, Me., Jan. 28. - The boiler in the steam mill of the Kennebec Framing Company at Fairfield exploded this morning with terrific force. A son of ex-Warden Rice was killed, and John Avery,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 29, 1882

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1887 - Mrs. Joseph Farrell, of Winnipeg, is famed as the first white woman married in the Canadian Northwest.
The ceremony took place at Fort Whoop-Up in 1877. It was the occasion of a big blowout on the part of the Blood and Blackfeet Indians, who turned out in great numbers in holiday garb, firing guns,... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 29, 1887

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
Duluth, Minnesota, USA

Duluth, Jan. 29. - At 1:50 o'clock a.m. fire was discovered in the opera house block.

In thirty minutes the whole building was in a blaze.

The building contained the opera house, BOYCE &...

Mitchell Daily Republican -  Mitchell, South Dakota -  January 29, 1888

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

1896 - Invasion of Crabs
The other morning the beach for a mile or more near Old Saybrook, Conn., was covered in spots with hundreds of fine softshell crabs. The fishermen were unable to account for the phenomenon, but they... Read MORE...

New York Herald-Tribune -  New York, New York -  January 29, 1896

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

Something About That Day and the Practices and Beliefs Popularly Associated with It.

The careless, everyday reader, who is too busy to trouble himself about musty historic matters and exact dates, ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 29, 1899

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1907 - BIG PUBLISHING HOUSE BURNED - Phelps Co., at Springfield, Mass., Sustain Loss Estimated at $1,000,000 - Spontaneous Combustion Started Fire.
Springfield, Mass., Jan. 28. - The entire plant of the Phelps Publishing Company, comprising four buildings and covering nearly an acre of ground, was destroyed by fire to-day, causing a loss... Read MORE...

Charlotte Daily Observer -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  January 29, 1907

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Mischievous Boys Place Big Rock in Road and Mr. Draper, Returning From Gastonia, at Night, Injures His New Machine.

Mr. A. J. Draper, secretary and treasurer of the Chadwick, Hoskins, Louise,... Read MORE...

Charlotte Daily Observer -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  January 29, 1907

1921 January 29, 1921 - A small but intense windstorm resulted in the "Great Olympic Blowdown" in the Pacific Northwest.

Hurricane force winds, funneled along the mountains, downed vast expanses of Douglas fir trees, and the storm destroyed eight billion board feet of timber. Winds at North Head WA gusted to 113 mph.

January 29, 1921

Glen Cove, New York, USA

1958 - Auto Crash May Doom Career of Campanella - Dodgers' Catcher Paralyzed
GLEN COVE, N.Y., Jan. 28 (AP) - Roy Campanella's brilliant career as one of baseball's greatest catchers appeared at an end today. A grinding automobile accident broke his neck and left him... Read MORE...

Los Angeles Times -  Los Angeles, California -  January 29, 1958

1870  Mr. David S. Draper, of Great Barrington, Mass., refuses to be qualified as Representative elect, on the ground that he was elected without his consent.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Maine has a mail carrier, now 76 years of age, who has carried the mail daily from North Monmouth to Monmouth Centre for twenty-one years, and has missed but one trip during that time.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  At Bennington, Vt., a physician gave a man up to die, but going home he broke his leg, and his patient was the one who made him a crutch to hobble about on.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The number of emigrants that left Switzerland for over sea in 1868 numbered 9,752, of whom 4,755 came to America.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The practice of torturing prisoners in order to make them confess, which has been abolished by most civilized nations, still exists in Switzerland.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  We see it stated that a farmer near Waterloo, N. Y., has two hens which lay two eggs each every day, and have done so for some time past.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1886  January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).


1948 Thursday, January 29, 1948 - Looking Backward - 50 Years Ago
Gimlich & White are storing immense quantities of ice from Silver Lake. Twenty teams are drawing the cakes and 40 men are cutting and stacking.

The Berkshire Evening Eagle
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

July 4, 1776: Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Quebec - Did you know? In New France, socially, the seigneur and his family did not stand apart from his neighbors. All...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
Picture of the Day

Visit Massena, New York, USA!

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

Pittsburg Works - Msssena, N.Y.

1875 advertisement

Beaudry & McAvoy
Undertakers and General Furnishers
Cor. Broadway and 7th Street, Opposite Depot.
Oakland, Calif.

Oakland Tribune
Oakland, California
June 30, 1875
Died January 29


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