Monday, June 3, 2019

1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn

Thompson, Connecticut, USA

1830 - 100th Birthday
The celebration of the hundreth birthday of a venerable citizen named Melatiah Mason, of Thompson, Connecticut, took place on the 30th ultimo. A sermon was preached on the occasion, and a collection... Read MORE...

Weekly Raleigh Register -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  June 3, 1830
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1908 ad

Fords Sensational Car
3000 Ford Model T Touring Cars Sold in 48 Hours
Price only $850.00 F.O.B. Factory
Conrad Bros.
No. 245 Wyoing Ave.
No. 318-20 Linden Street.
Scranton

The Scranton Truth
Scranton, Pennsylvania
September 15, 1908
Rochester, New York, USA

1848 - Arose from the Dead
At Rochester, New York, on Thursday, a man was taken from the canal who was thought to be drowned. The coroner was sent for, who proceeded to call a jury and ascertain the facts in the case; but,... Read MORE...

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Trenton State Gazette -  Trenton, New Jersey -  June 3, 1848
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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1869 - Extensive Fire in Woonsocket, R. I., - Estimated Loss $100,000.
WOONSOCKET, Wednesday, June 2. The most extensive fire that ever occurred in this village took place last evening at Elliott's Mills, breaking out in the room occupied by W. E. Hubbard, carpenter and ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 3, 1869
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Potato Soup - Pare three good-sized potatoes; cover them in boiling water; boil...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA

1887 - SINGULAR ACCIDENT. THE BREAKING OF A CAR WHEEL ON THE PENNSYLVANIA ROAD RESULTS IN THE KILLING OF FOUR PASSENGERS.
Altoona, Pa., May 28. - Last night as the fast line west was nearing Kittanning Point the wheel of a car on a train cast burst and the car crashed into two passenger coaches with terrible effect,... Read MORE...

The Iola Register -  Kansas -  June 3, 1887
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For Christmas Nothing More Appropriate Than Our Brilliant Cut Glass
S.C. Johnson Manufacturer, Racine Junction, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn
South Fork Dam burst, town of Johnstown destroyed, over 2000 deaths
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The Johnstown disaster occurred, the worst flood... Read MORE...

The Newark Daily Advocate -  Ohio -  June 3, 1889
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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

1897 - FIRE IN AN INSANE ASYLUM. ATTENDANTS AT COLUMBIA, S. C., AT FIRST REFUSED TO ADMIT FIREMEN TO THE BURNING BUILDING.
Columbia, S. C., June 2. - A few minutes after 1 P.M. fire was discovered in the laundry of the State Insane Asylum, where nearly 1,000 patients are confined. The local appliances were unequal to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  June 3, 1897
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

At a funeral, enter the church quietly, and, unless you belong to the mourners, wait until they...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
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1897 - Thrown From His Wagon and Killed
Meriden, Conn., June 3. - Laughlin Stretch, employed by W. C. Twiss, lumber dealer, was killed in a runaway accident. Stretch was driving down a hill when lumber slipped upon the horse's hind... Read MORE...

Lebanon Daily News -  Lebanon, Pennsylvania -  June 3, 1897
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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

1910 - TRAIN WRECK AT CHARLESTON - Engineer Hammond and Fireman Buckley Slightly Injured in Smashup on Coast Line
Special to The State

Charleston, June 2 - Train No. 52 of the Atlantic Coast Line bound for Columbia, sideswiped freight No. 350 en route to Charleston at the Ashley Junction this morning shortly... Read MORE...

The State -  Columbia, South Carolina -  June 3, 1910
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Augusta, Georgia, USA

1910 - TORNADO BLOWS AWAY SMALL BOY. AUGUSTA, GA., IS VISITED BY WIND, WHICH RAGES 62 MILES AN HOUR. ONE WOMAN BADLY HURT.
Trees Uprooted, Roofs Blown Off and Wires Damaged.

Augusta, Ga., June 3. — As a result of a tornado here last night which reached a velocity of sixty-two miles an hour and lasted for sixteen... Read MORE...

Beaumont Journal -  Beaumont, Texas -  June 3, 1910
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1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.
AVERAGE MAN HAS A 20 TO 1 CHANCE OF BEING DRAFTED
But He Must Register on Tuesday or Go to Jail
WAY OF "SLACKER" IS HARD

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Washington, June 2 - As a betting ... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  June 3, 1917
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Sterling, Massachusetts, USA

1927 - $75,000 BLAZE SWEEPS BAY STATE CHAIR SHOP
STERLING, Mass., June 2 - (By Associated Press) - Fire starting in the finishing room in the E R Buck Chair shop today caused damage estimated at about $75,000.

At noon the plant was destroyed and ... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 3, 1927
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Danbury, Connecticut, USA

1927 - DANBURY BOY MAY LIVE AFTER CRASH
Struck by Truck, While Riding Bicycle, Boy May Recover.

DANBURY June 2 - (By Special Correspondent) - Chances for recovery of thirteen year old John Swanson 20 Spring street Danbury, who yesterday ... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 3, 1927
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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

1927 - FOUR HURT WHEN CAR STRIKES POLE
Fairfield Man Is Taken to Hospital after Accident Here.

Four persons were injured last night when a joy ride abruptly ended as the large automobile in which they were riding was nearly demolished... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 3, 1927
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Cortland, New York, USA

1927 - MAN FALLS FROM TOP OF CHIMNEY; IS KILLED
CORTLAND, N.Y., June 2. - (By Associated Press) Joseph Foley of Lackawanna, fell from the top of a chimney to the roof of St. Mary's church, sixty feet below, and was instantly killed.

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The Bridgeport Telegram -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  June 3, 1927
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Frederick, Maryland, USA

1929 - ONE KILLED, FIVE HURT IN CRASH NEAR HEIGHTS. MARTINSBURG, W. VA., CAR HITS TELEPHONE POLE AND OVERTURNS.
Apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, one man was killed and five others injured when a Chevrolet automobile in which they were riding crashed into a telephone pole, on Webster's Hill, on the ... Read MORE...

Frederick News Post -  Frederick, Maryland -  June 3, 1929
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Long Beach, California, USA

1933 - 7 Are Dead, 19 Missing In Refinery Explosion In Signal Hills Field
Blast Rocks Long Beach, Previous Sufferer From Earthquake, and Is Felt 30 Miles Away.

LONG BEACH, Cal., June 2 (AP). - Seven persons were burned to death, nineteen were treated at hospitals for... Read MORE...

The Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  June 3, 1933
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1869  The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity have elected Chief Justice Chase and James Russell Lowell to deliver the oration and poem before their next convention,
which will be held in 1870, at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1879  The oldest ex-representative of congress living is Mr. Austin Hale, of Bridgewater, Mass., who is ninety-six years old.

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Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo, Michigan

1889  June 3 – The first long distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

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1921  June 3 - A cloudburst near Pikes Peak CO killed 120 people. Pueblo CO was flooded by a twenty-five foot crest of the Arkansas River, killing 70 persons.
Fourteen inches of rain was reported at Boggs Flat, where a hard surface road through nearly level country was washed out to a depth of seven feet.
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1943  June 3 - A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.

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America - Did you know? June 15, 1846 - Oregon Treaty fixes U.S.-Canadian border at 49th parallel; U.S. acquires Oregon...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? Christmas Eve with its atmosphere of wonder offers infinite possibilities to people’s imagination....Read MORE...



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Visit Litchfield, Maine, USA!

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


Tacoma Inn At Tacoma Lake (1916)

Jos. A. Morrison
Dealer in Gold & Silver Watches,
Fine Jewelry,
Silver and Plated Ware, Clocks, Spectacles, Eye Glasses, &c,
Main St., Pittsfield, Me.
Died June 3

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