Monday, April 8, 2019

1927 - Bell Telephone Co. transmits an image of Herbert Hoover (then the Secretary of Commerce), which becomes the first successful long distance demonstration of television

La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere)

1826 - 26th Child!
Quebec, March 25.
We understand that the wife of one Andre Ouellet dit Rochette, of the parish of Ste. Anne, (la Pocatiere) is on the point of giving her husband a twenty-sixth child; but the parish ... Read MORE...

Berks and Schuylkill Journal -  Pennsylvania -  April 8, 1826
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Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
Madison, Indiana, USA

1844 - DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
A melancholy accident occurred at Madison, Indiana, on the 28th of March, which is thus described in a letter to the editor of the Cincinnati Chronicle:

On Thursday afternoon at 4 P.M., when the... Read MORE...

The Republican Compiler -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 8, 1844
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Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

1873 - Terrible Explosion in Wilmington.
WILMINGTON, N. C., April 2. - The boilers at the steam saw mill of Colville & Co., exploded at twenty minutes to six o'clock this morning. Two men were killed, and one woman was severely wounded; all ... Read MORE...

Georgia Weekly Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  April 8, 1873
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Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

1886 - FEARFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - An Express Train Plunges Down an Almost Perpendicular Precipice.
The Coaches Take Fire and the Wounded Passengers are Burned to Death

The Disaster Caused by the Sinking of the Track

A Partial List of the Injured.

GREENFIELD, Mass., April 7. - A terrible... Read MORE...

The Quincy Daily Whig  -  Illinois -  April 8, 1886
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Baked Potatoes - Raw potatoes pared and sliced very thin, put into a pudding dish and...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 9, 1881
Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)

1886 - A Passenger Train in Massachusetts Plunges 200 Feet Down an Embankment.
The Cars Take Fire and a Passenger is Roasted Alive Without the Chance of Succor.

Probably a Hundred Passengers on Board, and only Three Found Uninjured

The Rails Spread.

A Dozen Dead Bodies ... Read MORE...

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 8, 1886
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The Atlanta Constitution
Atlanta, Georgia
July 5, 1868
Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls)

1888 - AN EXPRESS TRAIN WRECKED. AND BOTH THE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN WERE KILLED.
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt., April 7. - The night express train on the Vermont Central Railroad which left Boston at 7 o'clock last night was wrecked about 10:40 o'clock by a washout near Rockingham, five... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 8, 1888
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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

1909 - LOSS IS $100,000 - ONE LIFE LOST AT A FIRE IN MANCHESTER TODAY.
Manchester, N. H., April 8. - All the worldly possessions of 2000 Greeks, Armenians, French-Canadians and Irish people, many of them either shoe shop or cotton mill employes, were wiped out by a fire ... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  April 8, 1909
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1927 - April 7 – Bell Telephone Co. transmits an image of Herbert Hoover (then the Secretary of Commerce), which becomes the first successful long distance demonstration of television
TELEVISION SEEING OVER PHONES, SUCCEEDS
Hoover Observed in Gotham As He Talks in Capital
That's Not all - Radio Program is Also Heard While the Performers Are Seen
Years of Research Culminate... Read MORE...

The Waco News-Tribune -  Waco, Texas -  April 8, 1927
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

At a Dinner-Party - after which all present were to attend a dance, it would be in best...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

1936 - BOY'S DROWNED BODY FOUND.
Charlotte, April 8. - (AP) - The body of D. C. Kiser, Jr., 13 year old boy who was drowned in Sugar Creek yesterday, was recovered this morning.

The body was about half a mile down stream from the ... Read MORE...

The Daily Times-News -  Burlington, North Carolina -  April 8, 1936
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Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

1947 - ONTARIO FLOODS CLAIM SIX LIVES Chatham Is Under Water
Peak Anxiously Awaited as Thames River Carries Boiling Waters to Lake St. Clair--River 19 2-3 Feet Above Normal and Millions of Dollars in Devastation Results.

(By George Ronald, Canadian Press... Read MORE...

The Lethbridge Herald -  Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada -  April 8, 1947
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1873  Providence, Rhode Island, has a big gasometer, and the city papers are confident its dome is the largest in the world, it being 140 feet in diameter, or one foot larger than the dome of St. Peter's in Rome.
It holds, above the top of the tank, 1,540,000 cubic feet.

The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana

America - Did you know? Groundhog Day Prognosticating: Leave it to Americans to make their warm weather travel plans based...Read MORE...



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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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St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berea, Ohio

V. M. Dunn
540 and 542 Main Street, Charlestown, Mass.
Died April 8

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