Saturday, February 2, 2019

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...

1826 - The gas stove is invented (James Sharp, UK)
...John Baptist von Helmont, born at Brussels in 1677, while engaged in chemical research, discovered gas and named it. An English rector, Rev. Dr. John Clayton, discovered coal gas in 1792, thereby... Read MORE...

The Winnipeg Tribune -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  February 2, 1931
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1875 advertisement

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

Oakland Tribune
Oakland, California
June 30, 1875
Winooski, Vermont, USA

1852 - Large Fire near Burlington, Vermont.
Boston, Sunday, Feb. 1, 1852 - 9 P. M.
A dispatch from Burlington, Vt., states that an oil-mill, situated near the Winooski Falls village bridge, together with two adjoining grist-mills, a... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 2, 1852
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA

1868  Clergyman Switches Partners

In Portsmouth, Rhode Island, a clergyman has created great excitement among the citizens by turning his wife out of doors and taking up with his housekeeper.

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Memphis Daily Avalanche -  Memphis, Tennessee -  February 2, 1868
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Danbury, Connecticut, USA

1869 - FRIGHTFUL DISASTER. BREAKING OF DAM AT DANBURY, CONN. - HOUSES AND BRIDGES SWEPT AWAY - TEN OR TWELVE PERSONS DROWNED.
Danbury, Conn., Monday, Feb. 1.

The most terrible disaster that has ever occurred in Danbury happened last night, destroying a number of lives and much property.

About 7 o'clock in the evening... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 2, 1869
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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
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

1869 - FIRE AT WILMINGTON, N.C., AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Feb. 1.

A livery-stable owned by R. H. Grant, and occupied by Southerland & Steagall, was burned tonight. In tearing down a shed the following persons were... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 2, 1869
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Gresco
There is nothing in Corset-dom to compare with it

Michigan Corset Co., Jackson, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid affectation; it is the sure test of a deceitful, vulgar mind. The best cure is to try to have ...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
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...Severe All Over New England.
Boston, Feb. 9. - Reports from all over New England indicate that the storm is one of the most severe in years. Boston harbor is choked with drift ice, and shipping... Read MORE...

The Delphos Daily Herald -  Ohio -  February 2, 1895
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Gloversville, New York, USA

1898 - A HOLOCAUST. SIX LIVES LOST IN A HOTEL FIRE AT GLOVERSVILLE, N. Y.
Gloversville, N. Y., Feb. 1. - The Alvord house, a five-story brick building, was totally destroyed by fire between 7 and 8 o'clock this morning.

Six persons perished in the flames and a dozen... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  February 2, 1898
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

1905 - TRAIN CRASHES INTO STREET CAR
Four Probably Fatally Injured, Two Others Hurt, at Grand Rapids, Mich.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 1. — Six persons were injured, four probably fatally, tonight, when a Grand Rapids & Indiana... Read MORE...

Duluth News-Tribune -  Duluth, Minnesota -  February 2, 1905
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1907 - BIG FIRE IN HARRISBURG. LOSS ESTIMATED AT $1,000,000 - HISTORIC PLAYHOUSE DESTROYED.
Harrisburg, Penn., Feb. 1. - Ten buildings in the centre of the business district of this city were either destroyed or badly damaged by fire early this morning. The loss is estimated at $1,000,000.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 2, 1907
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Brutus, New York, USA (Weedsport)

1912 - OUT INTO THE NIGHT - Family Driven From Burning Home in Nightclothes.
Weedsport, Feb. 2. - The family of G. Wordoski, a Pole., who had recently moved into this vicinity from Syracuse, was driven out in their night clothes last night when fire destroyed their home near... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  February 2, 1912
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1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.
The attack on Pearl Harbor launched a rash of fear about national security, especially on the West Coast. In February 1942, just two months after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt as... Read MORE...

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February 2, 1942
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1848  February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

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1887  February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

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1889  Capitalists boring for oil at Southbury, Conn., were rejoicing on the 26th over the discovery of oil at a depth of eleven hundred feet.
The drill run through a vein of earth in which there was much silver.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1893 Thursday, February 2, 1893 - At Morgan's store, a gold watch is offered to the person guessing nearest the number of beans in a jar, contest to be decided April 1st.


Union Springs Advertiser
Union Springs, New York

1956 February 2, 1956 - A record snowstorm in New Mexico and west Texas began on Ground Hog's Day. The storm produced 15 inches of snow at Roswell NM, and up to 33 inches in the Texas Panhandle.

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

Quebec - Did you know? The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modelled on the French feudal system. It began ...Read MORE...



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Visit Hudson, Michigan, USA!

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


Hudson Mich. Water Works

1920 Ad for Geo. Gordon & Co., Limited
Manufactures of Red and White Pine Lumber
Died February 2

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