Wednesday, August 14, 2019

1869 - A resident of Hallowell, Me., died recently, after having been confined to his house over twenty years...

Middlebury, Vermont, USA

1819 - Strange Lightning Strike
Middlebury, Vermont, Aug. 4.

On Monday the 25th ult. about 2 o'clock, P. M. the house of Mr. John Hunt, in Shoreham, was struck by lightning, and the chimney and the upper part of the house... Read MORE...

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Berks and Schuylkill Journal -  Pennsylvania -  August 14, 1819
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Men's "Holeproof" Sox
Kalamazoo Knitting Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
August 1898
Hallowell, Maine, USA

1869 - A resident of Hallowell, Me., died recently, after having been confined to his house over twenty years.
His sickness was caused by painting window blinds in the winter season, using green paint, and keeping them in the room where he worked. He inhaled so much of the poisonous vapor that all efforts to... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 14, 1869
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Chicken Mayonnaise - Cut up some chickens and fry them nicely in butter. Let them get cold,...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 17, 1880

"Dueber Grand" Ladies' and Gentlemen's Riding Wheel
The Only Strictly High-Grade Bicycle Made in America
Price, $55.00 Net Cash

The Dueber Watch Works
Canton, Ohio, U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

1882 - INSANE ASYLUM BURNS.
Lancaster, Pa., August, 14 - While SAMUEL METZELL'S barn was burning today the County Insane Asylum was discovered to be on fire.

There were 114 inmates all of whom were saved after great... Read MORE...

Syracuse Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1882
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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1899 - EXPLOSION AT STATE CAPITOL. Watchmen Were Investigating Gas Leak with Lighted Lantern - One Man Injured.
Hartford, Aug. 14. - Escaping gas at the state capitol caused Night Watchman James Keefe of this city and Assistant Night Watchman George H. Cooper of New Haven to investigate a leak last night about ... Read MORE...

Naugatuck Daily News -  Naugatuck, Connecticut -  August 14, 1899
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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
Two bodies fell into street

Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. Father of one collapses on hearing of it.

Elizabeth, N. J., Aug. 14. - Four boys, all under 9... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  August 14, 1906
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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
Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1909 - LENOX. Big Barn Destroyed by Fire.
Fire destroyed the large barn on the Ford farm, owned by Leonard C. Peters and Isaac J. Newton yesterday afternoon. The barn was 50 by 100 feet in size and contained 70 tons of hay. It is thought... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1909
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1911 - FOUR DIE IN WRECK - EIGHTEEN HOUR FLYER LEAPS OFF RAILS NEAR FORT WAYNE.
30 PERSONS ARE INJURED.

SEVERAL VICTIMS OF CRASH ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

SPEEDING AT 50 MILES AN HOUR, CHICAGO TO NEW YORK EXPRESS LEAVES TRACK AT SWITCH AND CRASHES INTO FREIGHT... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  August 14, 1911
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Auburn, New York, USA

1912 - MOTHER AND THREE CHILDREN DIE WHEN FIREWORKS EXPLODE.
ONE OTHER IS KILLED OUTRIGHT - SMALL GIRL VICTIM DIES AT THE HOSPITAL.

SEVERAL HOUSES WRECKED.

FIREWORKS STORED IN AUBURN RESIDENCE EXPLODE EARLY THIS MORNING, HURLING THE OCCUPANTS OF THE... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  August 14, 1912
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North Branford, Connecticut, USA

1917 - INQUIRY INTO TROLLEY CRASH. 19 PERSONS KILLED AND TWO SCORE INJURED IN COLLISION AT NO. BRANFORD, CONN.
SLEEPY MOTORMAN SAID TO HAVE RUN PAST SWITCH - WORKED 16 HOURS.

New Haven, Conn., Aug. 14. - Inquiry into the collision of trolley cars on the Shore Line electric railway at North Branford late... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  August 14, 1917
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Kingston, New York, USA

1926 - Seriously Hurt In a Runaway
May Kantrowitz of 92 Broadway Hurled From Wagon as Horse Ran Away on Andrew Street - In Unconscious Condition at Kingston City Hospital.

Max Kantrowitz, 43 years old, a shoemaker located at No. 92 ... Read MORE...

The Kingston Daily Freeman -  Kingston, New York -  August 14, 1926
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1846  August 14 - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

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1869  The law against cruelty to animals is being quite strenuously enforced in Franklin county, Mass. Recently a resident of Northfield was fined $45 and costs, about $60 in all, for excessively driving and whipping a horse.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A Rev. House married a Rev. Noon to a Miss Cook, at the residence of Philo Gates, on June 29, at Waterford, Conn.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1874  Quebec, August 7. - The inhabitants of Portneuf have been greatly terrified recently by rumblings and earth heavings in that vicinity. Many have left their homes.


Weekly Journal Miner
Arizona

1936  August 14 - 1936 Summer Olympics (Berlin): The United States men's national basketball team wins the first Olympic basketball tournament in the final game over Canada, 19–8.

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America - Did you know? Observation of foreign travelers to America: "Advertising prescription drugs. That was the weirdest ...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? French Canadians celebrate Dollard Day on the Monday preceding May 25. The day honors a...Read MORE...



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Visit Hubbardston, Massachusetts, USA (Williamsville)!

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


Mc Williams Plant (1909)

"The McWilliams mill was located on... land south of the center of town on Route 68. It was formerly the W. Wilber and Parker's saw- and gristmill. Arthur McWilliams manufactured woolen goods here in the late 1800s. The company was later known as the Star Blanket Manufacturing Company..."

Hubbardston
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1890s
New Process Soap
Gowans & Stover
Buffalo, N.Y.
Died August 14

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