Thursday, July 4, 2019

1826 - July 4 – Former US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

1826 - July 4 – Former US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.
On July 4, 1826, at the age of 90, Adams lay on his deathbed while the country celebrated Independence Day. His last words were Thomas Jefferson still survives. He was mistaken: Jefferson had died... Read MORE...

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July 4, 1826
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Syracuse, New York, USA

1849 - President Taylor at State Fair
There will be an encampment of citizen soldiery at Syracuse, New York, during the approaching State Fair, which President Taylor will attend. It is expected that General Taylor will review the troops ... Read MORE...

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Gloucester Telegraph -  Gloucester, Massachusetts -  July 4, 1849
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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

1873 - TORNADO IN JERSEY.
A few minutes after the heavy rain-storm had commenced in Hoboken, about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the immense frame-work, over 400 feet in length, in course of construction on the pier of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York -  July 4, 1873
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1879 - Chinamen in a Riot - Scene in a North Adams Shoe Shop - Fighting with American Workmen.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass., July 3. - About 10 o'clock this morning, Elmer Hewett, a pegger in the Chinese work-room, at Sampson's shoe shop, was struck on the back with a shoe-last by a Chinaman.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 4, 1879
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1884 - A LARGE FIRE IN BOSTON. RUBBER-WORKS DESTROYED ENTAILING A LOSS OF $500,000.
BOSTON, Mass., July 3 - The night watchman employed at the factory of the Revere Rubber Company, on Eastern-avenue, Chelsea, discovered flames, at 3 o'clock this morning, issuing from one of the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 4, 1884
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Rice Waffles - Beat together a pint of milk, the yolks of three eggs, two ounces of butter...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 5, 1881

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Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph)

1891 - CURSED THE CHURCH. - A Canadian Priest Calls Down God's Wrath on a Catholic Chapel. WITH HIS UPLIFTED CRUCIFIX.
The Edifice Was Erected Against the Orders of the Bishop.
FEELING OF TERROR AMONG THE PEOPLE.

MONTREAL, July 3. - A most extraordinary scene took place in a little chapel in the parish of... Read MORE...

Pittsburg Dispatch -  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -  July 4, 1891
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Augusta, Maine, USA

1896 - BLOW TO AUGUSTA. The Fine New Opera House Block Burned.
Contained Theater, City Offices and Stores on Ground Floor.

Thought Fire Crackers Caused the Ruin and Heavy Loss.

AUGUSTA, Me., July 4. – The Opera House block was destroyed by fire tonight,... Read MORE...

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  July 4, 1896
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Stamford, Connecticut, USA

1911 - KILLED BY ELECTRIC SWITCH.
Engineer Tries to Divert Current and Falls from Cab.

Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, Conn., July 3. - James Coyle of 471 East 130th Street, New York, an engineer on a New Haven... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 4, 1911
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Storm Dresses — A lady who is obliged to go out frequently in bad weather, will find it both a...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
Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

1913 - 11 BOYS DROWN IN RUSH TO SWIM
Forty Lads Plunge Into River When Walk Collapses
ALL FIGHT HARD FOR LIFE

A Narrow Wooden Walk, Leading Over Fifteen Feet of Water to Municipal Bathhouse in Merrimac River, Gave Way.

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The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  July 4, 1913
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Winooski, Vermont, USA

1918 - 19 Year Old Boy Drowned
Nineteen-year-old John Hatin of Burington sank to his death in the Winooski river Sunday afternoon, a half mile below the railroad bridge. His body was recovered shortly afterwards by Edwin Warl of... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  July 4, 1918
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

1955 - FOOTBRIDGE FALL KILLS 2, MANY HURT. COLLAPSE OF STRUCTURE HURTLES 100 INTO RIVER; 20 OR MORE IN HOSPITAL.
Cherokee, N.C., July 4 - (UP) - Five of an estimated 100 persons thrown onto jagged rocks on the Oconaluftee River bed when a footbridge collapsed yesterday lay in critical condition today. Two... Read MORE...

Oakland Tribune -  Oakland, California -  July 4, 1955
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1885  Helen Hunt Jackson, the novelist, has two homes in Colorado, one in the town of Colorado Springs, and the other in Cheyenne Mountain, 6,000 feet above the sea level.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1911  July 4 - 106°F (41°C) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)

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1925  July 4 - 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses

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1930  July 4 – The dedication of George Washington's sculpted head is held at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

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America - Did you know? In 1811, Chief Tecumseh met with Creek Indian leaders in Tuckabatchee, Alabama, and tried to...Read MORE...



The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996


Quebec - Did you know? Behind each habitant"s house was a small addition used as a storeroom. Not far away were the barn...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Died July 4

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