Monday, January 7, 2019

1906 - DRUNKEN MAN WRECKS THE MONTREAL EXPRESS - Switch Locked So That Train Had to Take a Siding. ENGINE CREW BADLY HURT


Various medicinal remedies from St. Louis, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

Rexall Iron, Liver and Bone Marrow Compound
Trio-Carb Tablets
Dr. J. H. McLean's Cordial
Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA

1845 - The Gale at Easthampton, Mass.
It is a matter of astonishment that no injury to person or life was the consequence of the disaster to the new seminary building at Easthampton. The upper story of the main building was occupied by... Read MORE...

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Republican Farmer -  Connecticut -  January 7, 1845
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Ginger Drops - One half cup of butter, one cup of molasses, one cup of sugar, one cup of cold water, one heaping teaspoonful of soda, ginger and salt to taste. Drop in tins and bake in quick oven.

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., December 10, 1879

Gold Medal Antacid Powder
S. Pfeiffer Mfg. Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA

1871 - Hotel Fire Results in Bridge Disaster
A hotel at Franklin, Pa., was burned the other day, and the flames set fire to the wood work of a wire bridge over the Allegheny river, and the cables, soon becoming red hot, parted from their... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 7, 1871
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Dress for Morning Visits — A lady should never receive her morning callers in a wrapper, unless they call at an unusually early hour, or some unexpected demand upon her time makes it impossible to change her dress after breakfast. On the other hand, an elaborate costume before dinner is in excessively bad taste.

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
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

1871 - Woman Chief Engineer of Fire Department
At Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Miss S. C. Gardner has made such timely discoveries of fires, and has rendered assistance thereat so coolly and efficiently, that the City Council is about to appoint her Chief ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 7, 1871
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1887 - An Entire Passenger Train Wrecked By a Double-Header Freight Train
Meadville, Pa Dec 31, - At Eight o'clock this morning train No. 8, from the West, running fifty miles an hour, collided with a double-header freight four miles west of this city on the New York,... Read MORE...

Saturday Herald -  Decatur, Illinois -  January 7, 1888
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Denver, Colorado, USA

1893 - Fire
DENVER, Jan. 6. - One of the largest fires that ever occurred in this city started at 10:45 last night in the oil room of the E. A. Halleck Paint, Oil, and Glass Company, in the Halleck Building, and ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New Hampshire -  January 7, 1893
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Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA (Albion) (Manville) (Fairlawn)

1898 - Rhode Island Mills Will Cut. Wages Already Too Small Properly to Support the Families.
The directors of the Valley Falls company at Albion, R. I., and the Albion company at Valley Falls, the two remaining companies in the Blackstone valley which had not announced a reduction in wages,... Read MORE...

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Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 7, 1898
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White Creek, New York, USA

1906 - DRUNKEN MAN WRECKS THE MONTREAL EXPRESS - Switch Locked So That Train Had to Take a Siding. ENGINE CREW BADLY HURT
The Wreck Occurred Near White Creek, N. Y., Before Daybreak - Shattered Cars Burned.

Special to The New York Times.

BENNINGTON, Vt., Jan. 6. - The fast express bound from Montreal to New York... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 7, 1906
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Delhi, New York, USA

1907 - THREE GUESTS DIE IN BURNING DELHI HOTEL. OTHERS JUMP FROM THE WINDOWS IN THEIR NIGHT CLOTHES.
Delhi, Jan. 6. - Three lives were lost in a fire that destroyed the American Hotel at this place early today.

The dead are:
WILLIAM WINTER, druggist.
MRS. ANNA WINTER, his wife.
JOHN O'CONNOR,... Read MORE...

The Post-Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  January 7, 1907
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

1907 - Origin Of Fire In Dairy Is A Mystery
Total Damage by Matthews Blaze Not Over $2,000, Buildings Will Be At Once Replaced by Larger and Better Ones.

The cause of the disastrous fire in the Matthews Jersey dairy, north of the city... Read MORE...

Albuquerque Morning Journal -  Albuquerque, New Mexico -  January 7, 1907
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1911 - EXPLOSION TIES UP AND DARKENS A CITY. Power House of Electric Co. In Minneapolis Destroyed by Short Circuit of 13,000 Volts. ELEVEN MEN NEAR DEATH.
Blinding Flashes and Deafening Crashes Continuous - Streets Unlighted - Newspapers Use Hand Presses.

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 6. - An explosion and fire which destroyed the main plant of the General... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 7, 1911
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

1911 - KALAMAZOO Y. M. C. A. BURNS
KALAMAZOO, Mich., Jan. 6. - The Young Men's Christian association building in this city was destroyed by fire last night with a loss estimated at upwards of $160,000, partly covered by insurance. The ... Read MORE...

Duluth News-Tribune -  Duluth, Minnesota -  January 7, 1911
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Malden, Massachusetts, USA

1911 - STICKS TO BLAZING ENGINE. Only When Train Reaches Station Does Engineer Leave His Post.
MALDEN, Mass., Jan. 6.- With the woodwork of the cab ablaze and a shower of sparks streaming behind, Engineer Goodwin drove a Boston & Maine locomotive with six crowded passenger cars attached into... Read MORE...

The New York Times  -  New York, New York -  January 7, 1911
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Gresham, Oregon, USA

1912 - TWO CARRY FRIEND IN SLUSH 7 MILES. TIMBER-CUTTER, WITH BOTH ARMS BROKEN, IS BORNE. Tree Falls on Woodman's Hut, When Companions Find Leo Roland They Improvise Litter.
After being carried seven miles in a litter by two companions, Leo Roland, a woodcutter, whose arms were broken when a giant tree fell on the lonely hut in which he was brought to Portland last... Read MORE...

Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  January 7, 1912
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Middletown, Rhode Island, USA (Green's End)

1928 - Hotel Fire
MIDDLETOWN

There was a serious fire at Atlantic Beach just over the line in Middletown from the Newport Beach at 3 o'clock last Sunday morning. The Sea View Hotel had been closed for about three... Read MORE...

Newport Mercury -  Newport, Rhode Island -  January 7, 1928
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Raynham, Massachusetts, USA

1928 - Serious Accident
Miss Adelaide Sims and her brother, William S. Sims, Jr., a student at St. George's School, son and daughter of Admiral and Mrs. William S. Sims, were in a serious auto accident in Raynham on... Read MORE...

Newport Mercury -  Newport, Rhode Island -  January 7, 1928
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1714  January 7 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)

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1782  January 7 - 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia

historyorb.com

1871  Christopher Columbus was badly defeated for Councilman at the Buffalo election. Such is fame.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  A girl of sixteen, near Montreal, recently took arsenic to whiten her complexion. None could question her success as she lay in her coffin the following day.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Growing like a weed
Salt Lake City has gained more than 5,000 inhabitants since the year 1860.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Too Much Snow
Bangor, Me., has had eleven snow storms this season before Christmas.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Thanksgiving
Mr. Patrick Rogers, of Cohoes, N. Y., on Thanksgiving Day, made a present of a barrel of flour to every poor woman in the city.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Lincoln monument progress
The Lincoln monument, at Springfield, Ill., is about half done, and will be completed and dedicated on the 4th of next July.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1873 January 7, 1873 - A blizzard raged across the Great Plains. Many pioneers, unprepared for the cold and snow, perished in southwest Minnesota and northwestern Iowa.

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1923  January 1–7 – Rosewood massacre, a violent, racially motivated conflict in Florida. At least eight people are killed, and the town of Rosewood is abandoned and destroyed.

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1973  January 7 – Mark Essex kills 9 people at the Howard Johnson's hotel in downtown New Orleans.



America - Did you know? December 15, 1791 - First ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, are ratified.

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Quebec - Did you know? In Quebec, it is regarded unlucky to present a gift of 13 flowers. Avoid giving chrysanthemums and white lilies as they are used during funerals.

French-Canadian Culture (www.buzzle.com /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)
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Visit Saint Peters, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Toulouse, Acadia!

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


St Peters C.B. From Mt. Granville and Entrance to Canal

A New Idea in Trunks
The Stallman Dresser Trunk
F. A. Stallman, Columbus O.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Died January 7

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