Thursday, February 28, 2019

1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)

1827 - February 28 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
On February 28, 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first U.S. railway chartered for commercial transport of passengers and freight. There were skeptics who doubted that a steam engine... Read MORE...

www.americaslibrary.gov
February 28, 1827
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Folding Bath-Tub with Heater
Diogenes Bath-Tub Co., Ionis, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898
1849  February 28 – Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay.

The California leaves New York Harbor on October 6, 1848, rounds Cape Horn at the tip of South America, and arrives at San Francisco, California after the 4 month 21 day journey.

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February 28, 1849
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1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary or the potato chip and a resident of Saratoga Springs advises The New Yorker that many of the older neighbors are all excited. It seems that the chip was... Read MORE...

Alton Evening Telegraph -  Alton, Illinois -  February 28, 1928
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Celery Soup - This, perhaps is the daintiest of all the thicker cream soups. Take...Read MORE...



The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

1904 - FIRE RUINED THE CAPITOL WISCONSIN'S MAGNIFICENT CAPITOL BUILDING TOTALLY DESTROYED BY FIRE ONE MILLION DOLLAR LOSS
LOSS IS FIXED AT $1,000,000 EXCLUSIVE OF VALUABLE RELICS BURNED
THERE WAS LITTLE OR NO INSURANCE ON THE BUILDING, THE STATE HAVING CHANGED FROM INSURANCE IN COMPANIES TO A SYSTEM OF STATE INSURANCE... Read MORE...

The Grand Forks Daily Herald -  Grand Forks, North Dakota  -  February 28, 1904
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Taylax - Relief of Constipation

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Marietta, Ohio, USA

1906 - KILLED BY EXPLOSION OF NITRO-GLYCERINE
(By Associated Press.)

MARIETTA, O., Feb. 27. - In a terrific explosion of nitro-glycerin[sic], H. B. Kerr, an employe of the Marietta Torpedo Company, was killed, little Yondar Cross seriously... Read MORE...

The Lexington Herald -  Lexington, Kentucky -  February 28, 1906
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Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

1906 - BY FLAMES AND EXPLOSIONS, FIVE HUNDRED SHIRT FACTORY GIRLS IN PERIL.
Unsuccessful Attempt to Burn the Boy's Hall of the Louisana Industrial School.

Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 28. - Five minutes after some 500 factory girls had marched out of the big factory of the... Read MORE...

Belleville News-Democrat -  Belleville, Illinois -  February 28, 1906
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Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

1917 - 3 TROLLEY CARS CRASH. FOG CAUSES ACCIDENT ON HACKENSACK TRESTLE - MOTORMEN MAY DIE.
Hackensack, N. J., Feb. 27. - Three trolley cars met in a crash on a trestle over the Erie Railroad this morning. As a result, the three motormen are in the hospital in a serious condition.

There... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 28, 1917
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

When in the car if you find the exertion of talking painful, say so frankly; your escort cannot 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
Annapolis, Maryland, USA

1917 - MIDSHIPMEN FIGHT FIRE. Dangerous Blaze at Annapolis Prevented by Them from Spreading.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 27. - A battalion of midshipmen from the Naval Academy tonight fought a fire which started in the business section of this city. When the fire got beyond control of citizens, the ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 28, 1917
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1854  February 28 – The Republican Party (United States) is founded in Ripon, Wisconsin.

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1900 February 28, 1900 - A massive storm spreads record snows from Kansas to New York State. Snowfall totals ranged up to 43 inches at Rochester NY.

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Observation of foreign travelers to America: In America, there are "Flags everywhere. EVERYWHERE."

Quebec - Did you know? Black cats have always had a rather suspicious reputation as associates of sorceresses and witches, ...Read MORE...



The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Visit Center Harbor, New Hampshire, USA!

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


The Garnet Inn

Mellwood Whisky
Kentucky Distilleries & Warehouse Co., Louisville, Kentucky

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died February 28

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