Wednesday, March 20, 2019

1918 - Getting Used to the "Daylight Saving" Time.

1827 - Matches are invented (John Walker, England)
In 1827 the first friction match was invented in England by John Walker. Walker's matches were sticks tipped with a mixture of chemicals that burst into flame when scratched against a rough... Read MORE...

Alton Evening Telegraph -  Alton, Illinois -  March 20, 1972
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1918 advertisement

Bridgeport Horse Auction

The Bridgeport Telegram
Bridgeport, Connecticut
June 27, 1918
Montréal, Québec, Canada

1873 - THE MONTREAL HOTEL FIRE. Terrible Scenes Among the Boarders and Servants - A Woman Hangs to a Window-Frame for Half and Hour - Two Lives Lost.
The Montreal papers come filled with details of the terrible scenes connected with the partial destruction of the St. James Hotel, in that city, by fire, on Monday night. The hotel was a five story... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 20, 1873
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Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1880 - A WALLINGFORD FACTORY BURNED.
WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 19. - The shop of the Wallingford Wheel Company was found to be on fire at 8 o'clock last evening, and by 9 o'clock was burned to the ground. The fire broke out in an... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 20, 1880
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Corn Soup - Score down the grains and press out the pulp from six good-sized ears...Read MORE...



The Ladies" Home Journal, June 1898

The A-86 Ajax Drill Sharpener
T. H. Proske, Denver, Colorado

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Saint Petersburg, Russia

1886  Another Nihilistic plot having been discovered in the neighborhood of the royal palaces at St. Petersburg,

it stands the Czar in hand to have another bolt put on his door, if there is room for it, and have an additional boiler-iron counterpane spread on his bed. - Chicago News.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 20, 1886
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Burlington, Vermont, USA

1895 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
Burlington, Vt., March 19. - Booth's planing mill and shops, the Baldwin Refrigerator Company's factory, the Vermont Shade Roller factory, and all their storage buildings, &c., burned; loss,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 20, 1895
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never sit down to the piano uninvited, unless you are alone in the parlor. Do not take any book you ...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
Newark, New Jersey, USA

1900 - TROLLEY CARS COLLIDE. TEN PERSONS INJURED AT NEWARK, N.J., IN ACCIDENT.
Newark, N.J., March 20. - Ten passengers were severely injured last night in a rear end trolley car collision, but at a late hour no fatalities had resulted. The accident happened on Belleville... Read MORE...

Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  March 20, 1900
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Milford, Connecticut, USA

1902 Tornado
Milford, March 20. - During the progress of the small cyclone which struck Milford yesterday afternoon, Mrs. John S. Mitchell was picked up by a guest[sic] of wind and thrown into the street between... Read MORE...

Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  March 20, 1902
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Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1902 - Wind Storm
Adams, Mass., March 20. - A high wind which had prevailed all Tuesday night suddenly assumed cyclone proportions yesterday and considerable damage resulted. Covered vehicles were overturned in the... Read MORE...

Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  March 20, 1902
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New Milford, Connecticut, USA

1902 - WRECK AT NEW MILFORD.
Train Breaks and Causes Rear End Collision - One Man Killed.

NEW MILFORD, Conn., March 20. - The midnight freight from New Haven to Pittsfield, which goes through here at 1 o'clock was badly... Read MORE...

Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  March 20, 1902
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1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).
Getting Used to the "Daylight Saving" Time.

"Daylight saving" is now a law, if not a fact, and as both the government and railroads are to adopt the new system, and most factories, the public will ... Read MORE...

The Topeka Daily Capital -  Topeka, Kansas -  March 20, 1918
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Milford, Connecticut, USA

1923 - WINDS FAN SPARKS, DAMAGING CHIMNEY OF MILFORD HOTEL
MILFORD, Mar. 19. Fanned by high winds, fire did considerable damage to a chimney on Smith's hotel at Milford Point early tonight, and would probably have resulted more seriously had not the firemen... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  March 20, 1923
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1852  March 20 – Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in book form in Boston.

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1869  The farmers in Ireland are complaining of great losses of potatoes, by disease.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1880  A ship canal over seven miles long is to be constructed across the Isthmus at Cohasset Narrows, in Massachusetts, at a cost of about $2,500,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1899  March 20 – At Sing Sing prison in Ossining, New York, Martha M. Place becomes the first woman executed in an electric chair.

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1944  March 20 - Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16

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December 2, 1899 - U.S. acquires American Samoa by treaty with Great Britain and Germany.

Quebec - Did you know? Bread was made from both wheat and rye flour, the product of the seigneurial mills. Corn cakes were ...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Visit Rowley, Massachusetts, USA!

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


Baptist Church, Rowley, Mass.

1945 ad
Desjardins Limitee
Died March 20

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