Monday, April 29, 2019

1907 - GRAND STAND CAVES IN. ONE KILLED AND MANY HURT AT JERSEY CITY BASEBALL GAME.

Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil)

1830 - Very Large Swan
A large white Swan was shot last week at Longueuil, in the St. Lawrence, which measured eight feet between the extremities of the wings, five feet from the tail to the beak, and weighed between... Read MORE...

Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser -  Baltimore, Maryland -  April 29, 1830
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St. Louis, U.S.A.
Jamaica, New York, USA

1869 - RAILROAD DISASTER. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT ON THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD - SIX PERSONS KILLED AND FIFTEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED.
New York, April 23. - A horrible accident is reported on the Long Island Railroad. The train which left Hunter's Point at 10 o'clock this morning, when about one mile east of Jamaica, ran off the... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Weekly Free Press -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  April 29, 1869
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1896 - April 29 - CENTRAL DISTRICT COURT. UTLEY, J. - TUESDAY, APRIL 28.
The greater portion of Tuesday's session was taken up with the continued case of Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., of Sutton, charged with the shooting of Albert Baker, Feb. 22.

Charles M. Thayer, Esq.,... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  April 29, 1896
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1900 - TRAPPISTS ARE TO MOVE. Monastery in Nova Scotia to Be Removed to Cumberland in Rhode Island.
St. John, N. B., April 28. - The trappist monastery at Tracadie, N. S., is soon to be removed to a far near Cumberland, R. I., and the farm at Tracadie abandoned. It was established in 1814. It was... Read MORE...

Chicago Daily Tribune -  Chicago, Illinois -  April 29, 1900
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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

1900 - FALLING BUILDING KILLS TWO. Eleven Others Injured, Two Mortally, in an Accident at Birmingham, Ala.
Birmingham, Ala., April 28. - By the collapse of the framework of the main building of the Dimmick Pipe and Foundry Company, in course of construction at North Birmingham, this morning, two men are... Read MORE...

Brooklyn Eagle -  New York, New York -  April 29, 1900
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

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The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 12, 1882
Lansing, Michigan, USA

1904 - FOUR DEAD AS THE RESULT OF A HOTEL FIRE IN LANSING, MICHIGAN, ON THURSDAY NIGHT.
Lansing, Mich., April 29 - Four men are dead as the result of a fire that destroyed the Bryan block on Michigan avenue, this city, last night. The dead are:
JEROME STILES.
JOHN VOLLIN.
RANSOM... Read MORE...

The Newark Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  April 29, 1904
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The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
1905 - DEATH IS MET IN MINE EXPLOSION. A TERRIBLE DISASTER OCCURS NEAR DUBOIS, PA. A DOZEN MEN ARE KILLED.
ONLY ONE IS INJURED, BUT HE MAY DIE - OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED TO DETERMINE CAUSE.

Dubois, Pa., April 29. - The mine disaster that occurred at Eleanora shaft Thursday night is the... Read MORE...

Logansport Reporter -  Logansport, Indiana -  April 29, 1905
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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

1907 - GRAND STAND CAVES IN. ONE KILLED AND MANY HURT AT JERSEY CITY BASEBALL GAME.
One boy was killed, another had his right leg broken and several persons received scratches and bruises when a grandstand on the St. John's baseball grounds, at Seeman Avenue and Larch Street, Jersey ... Read MORE...

New York Tribune -  New York, New York -  April 29, 1907
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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

1909 - CHICAGO EXPRESS. HAD SERIOUS MISHAP AT PALMER TODAY.
Palmer, April 29. - Passengers on three sleepers, the diner and a passenger coach on the east-bound Chicago express on the Boston & Albany division of the New York Central railroad were severely... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun  -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  April 29, 1909
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Remember that a lady-like deportment is always modest and quiet. If you meet a friend at table, and ...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
Wilbraham, Massachusetts, USA

1909 - MODOC EXPRESS WRECKED
SPRINGFIELD, MASS., April 29 - The Modoc Express from the West, on the Boston and Albany, was wrecked today near North Wilbraham, the engine, five coaches and a sleeper going down an embankment. One... Read MORE...

Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  April 29, 1909
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Middletown, New York, USA

1929 - NINE KILLED AT RAILWAY CROSSING IN NEW YORK.
Middletown, N.Y., April 29. - (INS) - Nine persons, all but one of a family of 10, are dead today and the other so seriously injured he may die, as the result of a train-auto crash at a grade... Read MORE...

The Bee -  Danville, Virginia -  April 29, 1929
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America - Did you know? June 25, 1876 - Lt. Col. George A. Custer"s regiment is wiped out by Sioux Indians under Sitting...Read MORE...



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Murray & Lanman's Florida Water
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Saturday, April 27, 2019

1866 - The United States Congress approves the minting of a nickel 5-cent coin (nickel), eliminating its predecessor, the half dime.

1866 - May 16 – The United States Congress approves the minting of a nickel 5-cent coin (nickel), eliminating its predecessor, the half dime.
FIVE CENT COIN.
In the House of Representatives, a few days ago, the following proceedings took place.

Mr. Kasson - The Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures have instructed me to report... Read MORE...

The Lincoln County Herald -  Troy, Missouri -  April 27, 1866
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Ladies Going to California
The California Limited - Santa Fe Route
W. J. Black, Topeka, Kan.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

1889 - A Narrow Escape.
George E. Hayward narrowly escaped being crushed by the falling of a gravel roof about 6 p.m., Friday. The wooden ell of the brick building, 337 and 339 Main street, had been removed, except the... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1889
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Groveland, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - WORST IN YEARS.
Haverhill, April 26. - The R. H. Page building, at Groveland, where the town offices were located, was burned to the ground this morning. Before the fire was gotten under control damage aggregating... Read MORE...

Boston Morning Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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Ware, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - Two Miles of Flame at Ware.
A forest fire which started near the Charles Gould farm at the foot of Warren hill in Ware, about noon yesterday, spread in a few hours to such an extent that the entire hill south of the town was in ... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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Burrillville, Rhode Island, USA (Harrisville)

1900 - Fire Leaves Fourteen Families Homeless.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., April 26. - Fire at Harrisville to-day left fourteen families homeless, burned out five stores and a society hall, destroying in all fourteen buildings, with a total loss of... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 27, 1900
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

German Puffs - One pint of milk, four eggs; five spoonful of flour; bake in cups fifteen or...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 3, 1880
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - MOTORMAN BLAMED.
Justice Drew of Brookline filed with the Clerk of Courts in Dedham yesterday his report of an inquest into the cause of the death of Frank Knox of Brookline, who was struck by an outward-bound car of ... Read MORE...

Boston Morning Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - IN AND ABOUT SPRINGFIELD. A BAD DAY FOR FOREST FIRES. A HARD FIGHT AT LONGMEADOW.
Many Acres of Woodland Burned Over - A Veteran's Home Destroyed.

The most extensive forest fire in Longmeadow for years raged yesterday, and the red light shooting up for miles in the east last... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - Fires at Northampton and Amherst.
The engine-house number was struck on the fire alarm bell at Northampton at 1 o'clock yesterday because of a forest fire near Park hill. Several acres were burned ever near H. J. Searle's house and... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1900
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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
Buffalo, New York, USA

1911 - $250,000 FIRE IN BUFFALO FACTORY. FIREMEN BATTERED AND BURNED IN FIGHTING TO AVERT BIG EXPLOSION. TWO WOMEN RESCUED.
THICK SMOKE OVERCOMES DWELLERS IN ADJACENT HOUSE, WHO ARE CARRIED TO SAFETY - SCORE OF FIREMEN BLOWN ACROSS STREET - FLAMES KEPT FROM TURPENTINE.

Special to The Syracuse Herald.
Buffalo, April 27 ... Read MORE...

The Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  April 27, 1911
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

1931 - Students' Suite Burns At Cambridge Hotel
CAMBRIDGE, April 27. (AP) - A fire at the Hotel Commander early today destroyed a suite occupied by A. B. Young and R. T. Dunn, Harvard Law school students, and aroused 300 guests.

Dunn lost all... Read MORE...

Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1931
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Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

1931 - Garage Annex Is Blown Into Nashua River
LEOMINSTER, April 27 - A two-stall addition to Hartwell's garage near the Main street bridge in North Leominster, was blown into the Nashua river this forenoon. The addition had just been completed.... Read MORE...

Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1931
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Lunenburg, Massachusetts, USA

1931 - Wind Blows Silo Down
Special to The Sentinel
LUNENBURG, April 27. - The heavy wind this forenoon blew over the silo at Sherman Sanderman's place on Oak Street.

Three large apple trees were blown down on the property... Read MORE...

Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 27, 1931
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Wilna, New York, USA (Carthage)

1931 - Eight Killed in Two Auto Mishaps
Carthage, N. Y., April 27 (AP). - St. Regis Canal, at "Skinny" Bridge three miles west of here, was being drained today in an effort to recover the bodies of four men, who lost their lives in one of... Read MORE...

Kingston Daily Freeman -  Kingston, New York -  April 27, 1931
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1908  April 27–October 31 – The 1908 Summer Olympics are held in London.

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1967 April 27, 1967: Expo '67 was officially opened in Montreal, Quebec, by Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson

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Charleston 4 Corners - 1913

1890's ad
New Home Sewing Machine Co.
Orange, Mass.
Died April 27

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

1891 - DASHED INTO ETERNITY - A SERIOUS COLLISION AT ROCK POINT ON THE P. & L. E. R. R.

1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim), resulted in the... Read MORE...

www.britannica.com
April 25, 1846
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Kid Gloves Cost Money

Hudson Rubber Company, Dayton, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Auburn, Maine, USA

1868  Shoe Business Thriving

The shoe business in Auburn, Me., is said to be now far more lively than it has been at any time for six months. All the manufacturers are busy, and pressing to fill orders by working extra hours.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 25, 1868
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Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

1890 - A FATAL CONNECTICUT FIRE.
Shelton, Conn., April 25. - Fire was discovered in the Birmingham Bone Comb manufactory on Division Street, yesterday. The flames spread to the Housatonic Brass Company's building, then to the... Read MORE...

Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  April 25, 1890
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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA

1891 - DASHED INTO ETERNITY - A SERIOUS COLLISION AT ROCK POINT ON THE P. & L. E. R. R.
One man killed and four others badly injured - A train crowded with laborers runs into a freight - A brakeman said to have given the wrong signal - the killed and injured.

BEAVER FALLS, PA, April... Read MORE...

The Salem Daily News -  Salem, Ohio -  April 25, 1891
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Hard Sauce - Beat one-fourth of a poiund of butter to a cream, adding gradually one cup of...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would... Read MORE...

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April 25, 1898
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E. Trudeau's Dairy bottle
Litchfield, Connecticut, USA

1910 - FIRE IN FAMOUS HOTEL. House In Which Lafayette Was Entertained Damaged $10,000.
Special to The New York Times.

WINSTED, Conn., Dec. 23. - The old United States Hotel in Litchfield, built about 130 years ago and the scene of a ball in honor of Marquis Lafayette when he visited ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 25, 1910
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never eat every morsel that is upon your plate; and surely no lady will ever scrape her plate, or...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
Bronx, New York, USA

1910 - Leaps From Blazing Hotel. Roomer Trapped by the Flames Goes Out a Third Floor Window - Unhurt.
Finding his escape cut off by flames JOHN MUGLER, an expressman, jumped from a window on the third floor of the Elton Hotel, at 769 Elton Avenue, the Bronx, last night to the sidewalk, a distance of... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 25, 1910
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1868  Cheese factories, or associated dairies, first organized at Rome, N.Y., about seven years ago, now number twelve hundred, involving in their outlay $3,500,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1901  April 25 – New York State becomes the first to require automobile license plates.

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1903  April 25 - Two cases of smallpox were found at Conway, Mass., and the board of health is puzzled to account for the appearance of the disease.


Newport Mercury
Newport, Rhode Island

April 22, 1889 - Oklahoma is opened to settlers.

Quebec - Did you know? In the seventeenth century most of the world went to bed at nightfall because there was nothing...Read MORE...



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Pavilion, Bushkill Park, Easton, Pa.

Fine Special Liquor
Blackstone
A Blend of Straight Whiskey
Jos. S. Finch & Co., Inc.
Schenley, Pa.

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died April 25

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Wednesday, April 23, 1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil

Danbury, Connecticut, USA

1896 - DANBURY'S FIRE. The Total Loss Inflicted Will Reach Fully $70,000.
Danbury, Conn., April 23. - The fire yesterday afternoon which destroyed Mackinzie & Sons' and Devenport & Von Gals' hat factories and George Taylor's tobacco store, near Taylor street, inflicted a... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  April 23, 1896
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Putnam Nail Co., Boston, Mass.
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, April 23, 1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil
Webster, Mass. April 23 - John D. Putnam's box factory, adjacent to French river, burned last night. A large section of the factory fell into the river and floated two miles wrapped in flames. The... Read MORE...

The Syracuse Journal -  Syracuse, New York -  April 23, 1902
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Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1910 - DRAWN UNDER CAR WHEELS - Suction of Swift Train Carries Bystander to His Death.
Special to The Washington Post

NEW YORK, April 22. - Walter A. Seymour, a Manhattan salesman, who lived near Mount Vernon, was killed by an electric train at the Mount Vernon station this... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  April 23, 1910
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

1915 - FIREMEN POISONED BY ARSENIC FUMES
Seven Men Including Deputy Chief Langford Overcome After Leaving Small Blaze.

FIVE SENT TO HOSPITAL

Blaze at Which Men Were Prostrated Like Milwaukee Fire After Which Twelve Died.

Deputy... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 23, 1915
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Quebec - Did you know? Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/ New...Read MORE...



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City Hall

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

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died April 23

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Monday, April 22, 2019

1880 - DESTRUCTION AND DEATH - A FRESH HORROR FURNISHED IN NEW YORK CITY. FALL OF THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - THE BUILDING FILLED WITH PEOPLE IN AID OF A CHARITY - SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND MANY MORE INJURED.

St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1868 - ST. PAUL. Disastrous Fire
St. Paul, Minn., April 21

Early this morning the McKibben Block, a four-story stone building, together with Mrs. Johnson's brick boarding-house and three frame buildings burned down. The origin of ... Read MORE...

Morning Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  April 22, 1868
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Williams' Jersey Cream Toilet Soap
The J.B. Williams Co., Glastonbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)

1880 - DESTRUCTION AND DEATH - A FRESH HORROR FURNISHED IN NEW YORK CITY.
FALL OF THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - THE BUILDING FILLED WITH PEOPLE IN AID OF A CHARITY - SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND MANY MORE INJURED.

New York, April 21. - An accident of a fatal character and... Read MORE...

Daily Globe -  St. Paul, Minnesota -  April 22, 1880
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1910 - Mark Twain World's Greatest Humorist Passes Into The Great Beyond
End of Brilliant Career Came Peacefully - Biographical Sketch.

By Associated Press.
Redding, Conn., April 22. - Samuel Langhorn Clemens, (Mark Twain), died painlessly at 6:30 o'clock last night... Read MORE...

The Charlotte News -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  April 22, 1910
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Grean Pea Soup - Shell two quarts of fresh green peas; wash the shells, and cover them with...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

Stuttgartger Sanitary Woolen Underwear

The T. Eaton Co., Toronto, Agts. in Canada

Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ... Read MORE...

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April 22, 1970
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1889  April 22 – At high noon in Oklahoma Territory, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed, with populations of at least 10,000.

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1895  A farmer near Kemptville, Ont., killed a lynx that weighed 1000 pounds.


The San Francisco Call
San Francisco, California

1964  April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City



America - Did you know? Observation of foreign travelers to America: "Why is bread in the USA so sweet? Sandwich bread,...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? About 30,000 French people set out on the great voyage to New France before 1760. Of this number,...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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Wyoming Station

Drawing-Room Candles
The Will & Baumer Company
Syracuse, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Died April 22

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Friday, April 19, 2019

1847 - EXPLOSION AT WILMINGTON, DEL.

1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American... Read MORE...

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April 19, 1775
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1900 advertisement
What Shall We Have for Dessert?
Jell-O

Lewiston Journal
Lewiston, Maine
October 1, 1900
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1847 - EXPLOSION AT WILMINGTON, DEL.
Correspondence of the Pennsylvanian.
Gazette Office, April 14, 1847.
We regret to inform you of the terrible and heart-rending scene which occurred on the Brandywine, about 6 o'clock this... Read MORE...

Republican Compiler -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 19, 1847
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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

1851 - GREAT FIRE AT PALMER DEPOT - NASSOWANNO HOUSE BURNT - $70,000 WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED
The beautiful village at Palmer Depot was visited by a terrible fire on Wednesday night, which laid almost its entire business part in rains. It is supposed that at least $70,000 worth of property... Read MORE...

The Boston Daily Atlas -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 19, 1851
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Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA

1879 - Julia Smith marries
Miss Julia E. Smith, one of the famous Glastonbury (Conn.) sisters, was married on Thursday of last week to Amos G. Parker, of New Hampshire, who is 86 years of age. The bride is very wealthy but she ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 19, 1879
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New Lebanon, New York, USA

1879 - Caught Defrauding the Government
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10. - Samuel J. Tilden and his brother, Henry A Tilden, proprietors of an extract and drug manufactory at New Lebanon, N. Y., are in trouble for defrauding the Government out... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 19, 1879
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Adding Fruit to Cake - Currants, raisins and citrus will not settle to the bottom of either...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Bangor, Maine, USA

1894 - HOTEL GUESTS INJURED IN A FIRE. PEOPLE IN THE MERCHANTS' HOTEL IN BANGOR JUMPED FROM WINDOWS.
Bangor, Me., April 18. - Fire started in the Merchants' Hotel at 1:30 o'clock this morning. The flames went up through the four stories to the roof very quickly. The guests were panic stricken and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 19, 1894
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Granite Iron Ware
E. E. Prusia & Company
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1896 - A Bridge Disaster
Sherbrooke, Que., April 18. - The Quebec central bridge across the St. Francis river has been swept away by the high water. It is roughly estimated that the loss of the St. Anselm bridge and this... Read MORE...

The Davenport Democrat and Leader -  Davenport, Iowa -  April 19, 1896
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid making any noise in eating, even if each meal is eaten in solitary state. It is a disgusting...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
Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1904 - Noise At Mount Vernon Saves Its Citizens - Firemen and Police Arouse Citizens to Peril of Gas
Commuters' Cold Breakfasts

Accident to Main Threatens People With Asphyxiation, But Strenuous Measures Drive People Out of Doors.

Special to the New York Times.

Mount Vernon, April 18. -... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 19, 1904
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Athens, Georgia, USA

1911 - BABY'S LIFE CRUSHED OUT BY FALLING TIES
Father Sat Thirty Feet Away Unconscious of Heart-Breaking Tragedy.

Athens, Ga, April 18 - One of the most shocking deaths in Elbert County was that yesterday afternoon of the little... Read MORE...

The Macon Daily Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  April 19, 1911
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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1923 - FIVE PERSONS DIE IN APARTMENT FIRE. TEN REPORTED MISSING WHEN ESSEX CASTLE HOUSE IS CONSUMED.
United Press

Lynn, Mass., April 19. - Five persons are known to have been killed, and ten are reported missing, in a fire in the Essex Castle Apartment House here.

The dead:
FRANK TOZIER,... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Pennsylvania -  April 19, 1923
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Vero Beach, Florida, USA

1926 - FIFTY-FOOT LEAP FATAL TO AVIATOR
VERO BEACH, Fla., April 18. - (AP) - A 50-foot leap from an airplane into the ocean in a student air circus this afternoon killed Julius W. Bell, 24, of Louisville, a volunteer performer.

Several... Read MORE...

Nevada State Journal -  Reno, Nevada -  April 19, 1926
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Newburgh, New York, USA

1948 - 3 Soldiers Killed As Train Hits Car.
NEWBURGH, (AP) - Three soldiers stationed at the U. S. Military academy were killed early yesterday when their car was struck by a freight train as they were returning to West Point.

The dead were ... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  April 19, 1948
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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

1948 Fire Razes Church Built 96 Years Ago
BALLSTON SPA. (AP) - The 96 year old United Methodist church at nearby Galway was destroyed by fire yesterday.

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The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  April 19, 1948
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1897  April 19 The first Boston Marathon is held, with fifteen men competing, and won by John McDermott.

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1904 April 19, 1904: Great fire in Toronto started
The Great Toronto Fire destroys much of that city's downtown, but there are no fatalities.
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1930  April 19 – Warner Bros. in the United States release their first cartoon series called Looney Tunes which runs until 1969.

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1918 - THIRTY-SIX AFFLICTED BOYS DIE IN FLAMES AT NORMAN. WOODEN BUILDINGS AT STATE INSTITUTION PROVE DEATH TRAP.

1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride
In 1774 and the Spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of... Read MORE...

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January 1898
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1868 - People who receive circulars from New York or elsewhere containing samples of prints of which twelve yards will be sent for a dollar, or ten yards for eighty-five cents, are advised to suspect a swindle.
The address of one concern issuing such circulars was visited in New York the other day, and it was found that the place was in charge of a boy, and that no business was transacted beyond receiving... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 18, 1868
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1868 - There is a little town in Vermont where the people have considerable fun with their "fence viewers."
One of the officers weighs three hundred pounds, another is six feet three inches tall, and the third is extremely small. It was recently voted that all fences on which the fat man could sit, which... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 18, 1868
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1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater,... Read MORE...

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  April 18, 1879
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1892 - A Calgary dispatch says:
Wm. Morrison, a half-breed from the Red Deer country, was on Saturday sentenced at the supreme court to two years at Stony Mountain for horse-stealing. Rose Ann Fullam, aged 15, was convicted of... Read MORE...

The Winnipeg Tribune -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  April 18, 1892
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Somers, Connecticut, USA

1895 - A Horrible Death.
SOMERS, Conn., April 18. - Frank Starr, a sawyer at the Curtis lumber mill, was a work, when his clothing came in contact with the teeth of a buzz saw, and he was drawn over the sharp teeth. His head ... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1895
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Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1896 - A Town Flooded
SHERBROOKE (Que.), April 17. - The river here has been rising for several days and there is now over three feet of water on the floors of the many manufacturing establishments on the flats, stopping... Read MORE...

The Record-Union -  Sacramento, California -  April 18, 1896
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Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

1898 - BIG FIRE IN BOSTON. DUST EXPLOSION BLOWS THE ROOF OFF AN ELEVATOR AND STARTS A BLAZE.
Boston, April 17. - The roof of the grain elevator at Hoosac Tunnel docks, Charlestown, was blown completely off by a dust explosion at 4 o'clock this morning, and the fire that followed not only... Read MORE...

Kansas City Journal -  Kansas City, Missouri -  April 18, 1898
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Washington, DC, USA

1898 - The Highest Monument in the world is in Washington, D.C.
It was erected in honor of George Washington. It is 555 feet high, 55 feet square at the base, and contains 18,000 blocks of marble, two feet thick. In the interior is an elevator, and 50 flights of... Read MORE...

The Ladies' Home Journal -  April 18, 1898
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San Francisco, California, USA

1906 - Earthquake
April 18, 1906 - An earthquake in San Francisco is followed by four days of a devastating fire. An estimated 3,000 lives are lost and damage is estimated at $500 million in 1906 dollars.

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April 18, 1906
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Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro)

1910 - BRATTLEBORO. Fire on Wantastiquet Mountain.
A fire which started Saturday on Wantastiquet mountain, just across the Connecticut river from Brattleboro, raged all day yesterday and it is not probable that it can be stopped until it has burned... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1910
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Hyde Park, Vermont, USA (Hydepark)

1910 - BAD FIRE AT HYDE PARK. Jail, Court-House, Town Hall, Church, Store and Residence Reduced to Ashes.
A fire that started in the county jail at Hyde Park yesterday spread until the jail, court-house, town hall, Congregational church, one store and 13 residences or tenements had been laid to ashes.... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  April 18, 1910
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Malone, New York, USA

1913 - NINE DIE IN HOTEL BLAZE. MANY GUESTS ARE CAUGHT IN BED WHEN FLAMES DESTROY MALONE, N. Y. HOSTELRY.
Malone, N. Y., April 18. - Nine persons were killed and fifteen more were injured as the result of fire which almost destroyed the Hotel De Wilson.

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JOHN MOSS, Albany.
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Stevens Point Daily Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  April 18, 1913
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Norman, Oklahoma, USA

1918 - THIRTY-SIX AFFLICTED BOYS DIE IN FLAMES AT NORMAN. WOODEN BUILDINGS AT STATE INSTITUTION PROVE DEATH TRAP.
(By the Associated Press.)
Norman, Okla., April 13. - Between thirty and thirty-seven boys, aged from ten to fifteen years, were burned to death in the state hospital for the insane here this... Read MORE...

The Ada Weekly News -  Oklahoma -  April 18, 1918
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Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

1948  FOUR DIE IN HORNELL FIRE; Eight Are Hurt as Former Park Hotel, a Landmark, Burns

HORNELL, N.Y., April 17 (AP) - Four persons perished, eight were injured and a score were helped to safety today when fire destroyed a three-story business and rooming establishment.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 18, 1948
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1868  Of twenty thousand children annually sent out of Paris in charge of hired nurses, not less than fifteen thousand perish.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Two large ships are loading at Norfolk, Va., for Liverpool, being the first instance of direct trade since the war.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  It is said more books are now published in Germany than in any other country.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Twenty-two hundred gallons of mineral water are shipped from St. Albans, Vt., weekly.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Indictments have been found at Richmond, Va., against thirty revenue officers, for fraud.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A "brilliant and lovely" young married woman in New York, aged twenty-five, now sports her fourth husband, having sough relief through the divorce courts from conjugal unpleasantnesses three times since her first marriage, in 1860.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  A Kentucky statue gives to the widow and minor children of a person killed by the careless, wanton or malicious use of deadly weapons, an action against the person committing the killing.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  The Maryland Legislature has passed the law fixing ten hours as a day's labor in the factories in the State.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Jefferson Davis and wife have gone to Canada, there to await the next call for his trial.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  From statistics carefully prepared from authentic sources, and reliable as any other public documents, it has been ascertained that the average cost of strong drink for each man, woman, and child in the United States is twenty dollars.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  Twenty thousand Norwegians, Danes and Swedes are to arrive in this country this spring, whose destination will be chiefly to the West.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1923  April 18 – Yankee Stadium opens its doors as the home park of the New York Yankees baseball team in The Bronx.

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January 1, 1892 - Ellis Island becomes chief immigration station of the U.S.

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Taylax - Relief of Constipation

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Died April 18

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