Thursday, May 2, 2019

1901 - One hundred and forty-eight city blocks laid waste. LOSS $15,000,000. BILLOWS OF FLAME SWEEP JACKSONVILLE, LEAVING ASHES AND DEATH IN THEIR WAKE.

The Dress-Shield Retainers
A. R. Reese, Davenport, Iowa

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Syracuse, New York, USA

1882 - Within five and a half miles of Syracuse, New York, is an Indian reservation comprising 5,950 acres of the best land in the state.
Here the Onondagas live and keep up their traditions. They will not work and by the treaty by which they hold the land, they cannot sell it. The sight of the fertile but idle acres has set the New... Read MORE...
Dallas Weekly Herald -  Dallas, Texas -  May 4, 1882

Gouverneur, New York, USA


GOUVERNEUR, N. Y., May 3. - At 11:30 o'clock this morning a terrible explosion occurred in the boiler room of the Whitney Marble Company's... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1884

Cap-Rouge, Québec, Canada (Saint-Félix-du-Cap-Rouge)

1885  Blowing Up an Ice Bridge

Quebec, Ont., May 4. - The attempt to blow up the Cap Rouge ice bridge with 300 pounds of powder was unsuccessful. Another attempt will be made to day.

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  May 4, 1885

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pig"s Foot Cheese - Boil the hocks and feet of equal quantity loose in a pot till the meat...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 23, 1881
Acton, Massachusetts, USA (Nagog Woods) (South Acton)

1895 - FIVE DEAD IN POWDER MILL RUINS Three Buildings of the American Powder Company's Plant Near Concord, Mass., Blown to Pieces.
ACTON, Mass., May 3. - Three of the buildings belonging to the plant of the American Powder Company, near the boundary line of Acton and Concord, were blown up shortly after 9 o'clock this forenoon.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1895

Inhalant Ephedrine Compound with Merthiolate
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, USA

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1901 - One hundred and forty-eight city blocks laid waste. LOSS $15,000,000. BILLOWS OF FLAME SWEEP JACKSONVILLE, LEAVING ASHES AND DEATH IN THEIR WAKE.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 3, 1901
Acres of Smoldering Ruins Mark the Site of Metropolis of Florida -

Mayor Bowden Estimates That at Least That Many Have... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  May 4, 1901

Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA

1903 - Injured in Ball Game
Andrew Pettingill 17 years old, and a member of the senior class of the Newburyport High school, was seriously injured in a ball game at the local grounds Saturday. Young Pettingill was at the bat... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  May 4, 1903

Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1904 - ENDANGERS THOUSANDS - Mill Proprietors at Fall River, Mass., May Decide to Close their Mills - 40,000 Employees
Fall River, Mass., May 3. - Reports from many of the corporations which have been shutting down their cotton mills two days each week indicate that the curtailment of the past month has been largely... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Wisconsin Leader -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  May 4, 1904

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be...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

Atlanta, Ga., May 3. - (Special) - A mysterious fire in the Arlington hotel at Marietta and Cone streets at 1 o'clock this morning as a result of which a white man, Walter Campbell, was overcome by... Read MORE...

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun -  Columbus, Georgia -  May 4, 1907

Summit, New Jersey, USA

1915 - Strikers Reject Offer
Silk Workers at Summit, N. J., Refuse to Let Non-Union Men Stay.
Special to The New York Times

SUMMIT, N.J., May 3. - Following the decision of the striking weavers to refuse to accept the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1915

Passaic, New Jersey, USA

1933 - Orphan Boys Prevent Wreck of Train Carrying 500 Persons.
Passaic, N. J., May 4. - Quick work of six boys from the Passic Orphan Asylum was credited today with averting a wreck of an Erie Railroad express train carrying 500 commuter passengers.

The boys, ...

Edwardsville Intelligencer -  Edwardsville, Illinois -  May 4, 1933

Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1935 - Swift Fire Kills 5 in Poughkeepsie Building; 3 Boys Confess Setting It While Playing
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., May 3 — Five persons were trapped and burned to death this afternoon in a fire which destroyed a three-story building at 411 Main Street. Starting in a rear stairway from... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1935

1872  May 4 - The magazine Popular Science is first published in the U.S.

1886 May 4, 1886: Haymarket Affair, Chicago, Illinois
A general strike begins in the United States, which escalates into the Haymarket Riot and eventually wins the eight-hour day for workers.
The Old Farmer's Almanac

1911  Joseph Nash was put to death in the electric chair at Auburn, New York, yesterday for murdering his son-in-law. Nash was a prominent citizen of Waterloo, N. Y.

The Caucasian
Clinton, North Carolina

1922  May 4 - Austin, TX, was hit twice by tornadoes which struck within thirty minutes of each other. Twelve persons were killed in the tornadoes.

The Weather Channel

1970  Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio

1979  May 4 - Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Great Britain

America - Did you know? December 2, 1823: Monroe Doctrine: In his annual address to Congress, President Monroe declares...Read MORE...

Quebec - Did you know? In New France, boys who were married at age 20 or younger and girls who were married at age 16 or...Read MORE...

Canada: A People"s History ( history/)
Picture of the Day

Visit Titusville, Pennsylvania, USA!

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

Women's Club Building, Titusville, Pa.

A Merry Meal Makes Good Digestion
There's delight and health in a dish of Van Camp's Boston Baked Pork and Beans

Van Camp Packing Co., Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Died May 4


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