Sunday, March 17, 2019

1849 - The United States Congress passes the Gold Coinage Act allowing the minting of gold coins.


The Genuine Dr. C. McLane's Liver Pills
for sale by
W. R. Peck
Chemist & Druggist
203 S. Madison St.
Peoria, Ill.
1849 - March 3 - The United States Congress passes the Gold Coinage Act allowing the minting of gold coins.
GOLD COINS
The following is the bill which passed the House of Representatives, authorizing the coinage of two important new gold pieces, of one and twenty dollars in value.

SEC. 1. Be it... Read MORE...

The Old North State -  Elizabeth City, North Carolina -  March 17, 1849
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Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1886 - CHARGED WITH ARSON. FIRES IN WALLINGFORD WHICH GOT A YOUNG MAN INTO TROUBLE.
WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 16. - Early this morning Constable Roger S. Austin, tired and dusty after a long trip, reached this town, bringing with him as a prisoner Frank H. Morse, one of the best... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 17, 1886
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pancakes - Beat up three eggs and a quart of milk; make it up into a batter with flour, a...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 7, 1881

St. Andrews Wine of Life Root, Female Regulator for Women
Made in Bristol, TN

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
1888 - Extensive floods in Austro-Hungary were reported on the 13th.
Bridges had been swept away and large areas converted into lakes. Several villages were submerged and a large number of person had been drowned.

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St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 17, 1888
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Dressing with Two Hundred Dollars Per Year
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The Ladies" Home Journal, February 1898
Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1893 - Temperance Reform Experiment
The village of Union Springs, N. Y., is about to try a novel experiment in the way of temperance reform. A number of prominent citizens, including the village president and several clergymen, propose ... Read MORE...

The Coffeyville Weekly Journal -  Coffeyville, Kansas -  March 17, 1893
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1897 - Sentenced to Electrocution
Auburn, N.Y., March 16. - Frank Sheldon, a well known cattle dealer of Cayuga county, was yesterday convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to be electrocuted during the week beginning April... Read MORE...

Mount Camel Item -  Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania -  March 17, 1897
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Pueblo, Colorado, USA

1906 - HUGE ROOF COLLAPSED. ONE MAN KILLED AND THREE INJURED AT PUEBLO, COLO.
Pueblo, Colo. - By the collapse of the concrete roof over a section of the huge new round house of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad, which is in course of construction here, Tuesday, one man was... Read MORE...

Garland Globe -  Garland, Utah -  March 17, 1906
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Marietta, Ohio, USA

1907 - Marietta Flood
At Marietta two-thirds of the city is flooded and there is considerable suffering among the inhabitants. The people are in dire distress as nearly all the groceries in the town have been flooded.... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Cleveland, Ohio -  March 17, 1907
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Skowhegan, Maine, USA

1930 - KILLED BY BLAST OF DYNAMITE
Skowegan, Me., March 17. - Leroy McPhierson, 22, of Mapleton, Arlistook conty[sic], died at midnight Saturday at the Kennebec Valley Hospital, Skowhegan, as the result of injuries received from a... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  March 17, 1930
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Jamestown, Rhode Island, USA

1931 - INVESTIGATE 5 DEATHS IN HOSPITAL FIRE. PATIENTS AND ORDERLY ARE TRAPPED IN FLAMING COTTAGE.
JAMESTOWN, R. I., March 17 (AP) - An inquest probably will be begun today into the deaths last night of four patients and an orderly trapped by fire in the No. 3 cottage at the private sanitarium of... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  March 17, 1931
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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

1944 - NINE SOLDIERS DIE IN WAR MANEUVERS. DROWNED IN A LARGE LAKE NEAR LITTLE ROCK, ARK., LAST NIGHT.
Little Rock, Ark., March 17 - (AP) - Nine soldiers drowned and two others are missing in a large lake five miles north of here after an accident in amphibious maneuvers last night in a second major... Read MORE...

Chillicothe Constitution Tribune -  Chillicothe, Missouri -  March 17, 1944
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1776  March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.


1886  March 17 – Carrollton Massacre: 20 African Americans are killed in Mississippi.

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1887  NORWICH, Conn., March 16. - St. Patrick's Catholic Church was damaged to the extent of $10,000 by fire to-day.
The building cost $250,000, and is insured for $52,000. The fire was caused by a careless altar boy dropping a coal from the censer.

Dallas Morning News
Dallas, Texas

1888  In St Louis on the 13th a case of leprosy was discovered, the patient being Choo Fay, a Chinese laundryman. Fay has been in this country several years.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  An order was issued by the Government of Denmark on the 10th forbidding the importation of American bacon and steam lard and other undressed pork products.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  The silver wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales was celebrated in London on the 10th.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  The factory of the Buckeye Buggy Company at Columbus, O., was burned on the 13th, causing a loss of $150,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  At Marietta, O, an incendiary fire on the 13th burned the office of the Marietta Register,
besides a book-store and several buildings, the loss being over $50,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1906  March 17 - The temperature at Snake River, WY, dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record for the U.S. for the month of March.

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1931  March 17 – Nevada legalizes gambling.

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America - Did you know? Self-emptying Lake George (Alaska) is the best known curiosity of its kind. A dam of ice forms each ...Read MORE...



The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996


Quebec - Did you know? Most of the men in New France were farmers. Life was very hard for the farmer. He was the one who...Read MORE...



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Visit La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)!

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La Crosse Harbor on Mississippi River, La Cross, Wis.

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

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died March 17

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