Sunday, August 18, 2019

1848 - APPALLING CONFLAGRATION! 500 BUILDINGS BURNED!! $3,000,000 Property Lost!!


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Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange)

1848 - SAD ACCIDENT
As the passengers by the noon train were about landing from the Boston on the bridge at the foot of Maiden lane, it gave way, by which several persons were more or less injured. GEORGE EUGAN, a hand... Read MORE...

Albany Evening Journal -  Albany, New York -  August 18, 1848
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Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange)

1848 - APPALLING CONFLAGRATION! 500 BUILDINGS BURNED!! $3,000,000 Property Lost!!
Fire, though a good servant, is indeed a fearful master! And fearfully did this mad element rage yesterday! Our city is desolate! The ruin is appalling! The spirit sinks and the heart sickens, in... Read MORE...

Albany Evening Journal -  Albany, New York -  August 18, 1848
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La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere)

1866 - Bad Check
The Journal de Quebec states that a poor farmer of St. Anne de la Pocatiere, who had heard that a relative of this father in Europe had died, leaving a large fortune, and who had sent papers to claim ... Read MORE...

Macon Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  August 18, 1866
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Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1879 - Strange Wedding
The New England girl certainly carries off the palm for originality. A young woman of Wallingford, Conn., was married the other evening, and while the festivities that followed the ceremony were at... Read MORE...

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Wheeling Register -  Wheeling, West Virginia -  August 18, 1879
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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
Woodstock, Connecticut, USA

1888 - Specifications Called For. Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, the Prohibition nominee for President is accredited with the following three sentences in his Fourth of July address at Woodstock, Conn.:
"He (the saloon keeper) sits supreme in the National Congress and makes laws in the country's capital.

He governs courts of justice and makes ministers of the law and legislatures his... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 18, 1888
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

1890 - LARGE PRINT WORKS BURNED. THE DUNNELL ESTABLISHMENT AT PAWTUCKET DESTROYED BY FIRE.
PAWTUCKET, R. I. Aug. 16. - The Dunnell Print Works were destroyed by fire to-day. The loss is roughly estimated at from $150,000 to $200,000, and is fully covered by insurance in Manufacturer's... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 18, 1890
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Beverly, Massachusetts, USA

1892 - RAILROAD WRECK AT BEVERLY. A PASSENGER CRASHES INTO A FREIGHT - SEVERAL HURT.
BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. 17. - At 5:40 this afternoon Passenger Train No. 112, Rockport to Boston, met an extra freight at Paradise Crossing, on the Boston and Maine, Railroad at Beverly and a collision... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 18, 1892
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Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

1893 - BIG FIRE IN ATLANTIC CITY. THE CITY HALL, OPERA HOUSE, AND OTHER PROPERTY BURNED.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 17. - The business portion of Atlantic City narrowly escaped destruction by fire at an early hour today. The fire destroyed $75,000 worth of property. One life is supposed... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 18, 1893
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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
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

1900 - LIGHTNING IN A MANSION Bolt Tears Two Great Holes In Roof of the Edifice
WHILE INMATES SLEEP SOUNDLY
Guests and Servants Unconscious of All Danger While the Electric Fluid
Was Ripping Things Up--Damage Amounts to [ineligible].

Stamford, Aug. 18. - Lightning struck... Read MORE...

New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  August 18, 1900
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Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

1904 - Button Saved His Life
Special to The Inquirer

READING, Pa., Aug. 17 - A button saved the life of Allen R. Dunkelberger when he and several friends were engaged in target practice with a .32-calibre revolver. As one of... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  August 18, 1904
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Norfolk, Virginia, USA

1905 - NUMBER OF DEAD MAY BE NEAR A HUNDRED. Twelve Bodies Recovered and 75 or 80 Persons Missing in Virginia Wreck.
Norfolk, Va., Aug 18 - So far only twelve known dead have been taken from the wreck of the Atlantic Coast Line railway's Kingston and Greenville, N. C., excursion train which went through an open... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne Sentinel  -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  August 18, 1905
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Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA

1910 - He Voted Wrong in '56; Has Never Shaved Again
Bethlehem, Ct., Aug. 18. - Cornelius C. Parmelee, who is dead at the age of 80, was a staunch supporter of of John C. Fremont for president back in '56.

At that time Cornelius was a handsome young ... Read MORE...

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Saginaw News -  Saginaw, Michigan -  August 18, 1910
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1735  August 18 - Evening Post begins publishing (Boston, Mass)

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August 14, 1916 - U.S. agrees to purchase Danish West Indies (Virgin Islands) for $25 million.

Quebec - Did you know? Women wore shirts and skirts made of linen, cotton and hemp. Men wore knee breeches (pants that...Read MORE...



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