Friday, May 31, 2019

1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12

Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1858 - STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
MERIDEN, Conn., May 30. - The large three-story frame factory of the Wallingford Wheel Company in Wallingford, Conn., was struck by lightning during a heavy thunderstorm at 3 o'clock this morning and ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 31, 1858
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Rhea, Smalley & Co.,
Wholesale Dealers in All Kinds of Farm Machinery
226 S. Washington and 120 Liberty Sts., Peoria, Ill.
London, England

1859 - Big Ben begins keeping time
May 31, 1859: The Great Clock (aka Big Ben) in London officially began keeping time. (On July 11, the Great Bell first struck the hour.) The 315-foot-high tower, part of the Houses of Parliament... Read MORE...

The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
May 31, 1859
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Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush)

1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
AGONIZING !!!!!
Details of the Disaster on the Bridge.
Men and Women Crushed and Trampled to Death in the Blockade at New York Anchorage.

THE DEAD, THE INJURED AND THE MISSING.

How the Panic... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  May 31, 1883
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Long Island City, New York, USA

1893 - RICHARD LAVELLE'S NECK BROKEN. THROWN FROM A MUSTANG PONY AND INSTANTLY KILLED.
Long Island City, May 30. - RICHARD LAVELLE, who, with JOHN O'DONNELL, conducts a Wild West show at North Beach, was thrown from the back of a fiery mustang pony last night and was almost instantly... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 31, 1893
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Horse Radish Sauce - Two teaspoonfuls of made mustard, two of white sugar, half a...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 12, 1881
Bennington, Vermont, USA

1910 - AUTO AND TROLLEY COLLIDE
Rainstorm Dbscures[sic] Driver's View - One Killed and Two Injured.

BENNINGTON, Vt., May 30. - A driving rainstorm that obscured the view of an automobile driver and an electric car motorman... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 31, 1910
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William McKinley Campaign Poster (1900)
Dallas, Texas, USA

1916 - FOUR KILLED WHEN AWNING COLLAPSES. WERE WATCHING PREPAREDNESS PARADE WHEN HEAVY SHADE GIVES WAY. MANY OTHERS HURT.
IMMENSE CROWD MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR AID TO REACH INJURED AT ONCE.

Dallas, May 30. - Four persons were killed, two of them instantly, when a wooden awning, suspended by chains in front of a store... Read MORE...

Tulsa Daily World -  Tulsa, Oklahoma -  May 31, 1916
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Flint, Michigan, USA

Flint, Mich., Train – Automobile Crash, May 1934
Four Killed In Crossing Crash

By The Associated Press

Flint, Mich., May 30. – A Pere Marquette passenger train struck an automobile carrying seven persons on a memorial day trip to a cemetery... Read MORE...

Abilene Morning News -  Abilene, Texas -  May 31, 1934
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

1947 - MAIN BUILDING AT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE BURNED.
Allentown, (INS) - The great stone walls were all that remained today of the 43-year-old administration building of Muhlenberg College which was destroyed by a general alarm fire of undetermined... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  May 31, 1947
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never criticise a companion"s dress, or indeed make any remark whatever upon it. If a near friend,...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
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1971 - FOUR FIREMEN ARE KILLED IN BLAST.
Atlanta, Ga. (AP) - Four firemen were killed when an explosion ripped through a burning downtown restaurant, trapping them in a basement inferno as the floor was blown from under them.

"There were ... Read MORE...

The Daily Times-News -  Burlington, North Carolina -  May 31, 1971
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1875  Measles
The measles keep eight hundred children out of the public schools of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

America - Did you know? May 30, 1854 - Congress passes the Kansas-Nebraska Act, establishing the territories of Kansas and...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. ...Read MORE...



The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Union Power Building

King of Malaria
Chill Tonic
Made in Chicago, IL

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Died May 31

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