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, Qu├ębec, 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.

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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.

The flames fanned by a high wind, went out of control despite efforts of firemen from ... Read MORE...

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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America - Did you know? 1787: Constitutional Convention, made up of delegates from 12 of the original 13 colonies, meets in ...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? Seigneuries in North America were granted to military officers, some were owned by the Catholic...Read MORE...



Seigneurs and the seigneurial system of New France (www.apointinhistory.net/ feudal-system.php)
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The Fish Net & Twine Co.
Found at St Augustine Lighthouse, St Augustine, Florida
Died April 19

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