Wednesday, August 7, 2019

1886 - Strange Breakup


1953 Queens Typewriter Co. ad
Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA

1886 - Strange Breakup
Miss Effie Coslett, of Scranton, Pa., has in consideration of ten thousand dollars in cash, consented to release from and engagement her lover, Frank Howell, who failed to put in a appearance on the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 7, 1886
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1889 - Breaking of a Dam
Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 6. - Garlick's dam, holding back seventy-five acres of water ten feet deep, two miles above Meriden,... Read MORE...

The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1889
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Farmington, Maine, USA

1890 - August 7 - Stationary Traveling.
Thoreau believed, or sometimes talked as if he believed, that everything was to be found in Concord. There was no great occasion for traveling, he thought. If you really needed to see anything, you... Read MORE...

The News-Herald -  Hillsboro, Ohio -  August 7, 1890
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1906 - FOUR FATALLY BURNED. A SERIOUS GAS EXPLOSION IN NANTICOKE MINE. BOY CRAWLED FROM THE MINE AND SPREAD ALARM - ACCIDENT CAUSED BY GAS AND NAKED LAMP.
Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 6. - An explosion of gas occurred this afternoon in the old No. 1 shaft at Nanticoke, operated by the Susquehanna Coal company.

As a direct result of the accident six men and... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1906
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Baked Potatoes - Raw potatoes pared and sliced very thin, put into a pudding dish and...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 9, 1881
Oakland, California, USA

1906 - SHIP NEARLY WRECKS A PASSENGER TRAIN
Oakland, August 7. - The steam schooner Wasp, heavily lumber-laded from Eureka crashed bow-on into the Southern Pacific drawbridge at Harrison street, in this city, while a narrow gauge train with... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  August 7, 1906
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1884 Grover Cleveland campaign poster
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

1907 - Three Trainmen Killed.
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 7. - Two bodies in burning debris and one body recovered from the wreck, 11 freight cars burned and several passengers slightly injured, are the results of a head-on collision on ... Read MORE...

Stevens Point Daily Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  August 7, 1907
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1869  The landing of the Franco-American cable was appropriately celebrated at Kingston, Mass., on the 27th, by a grand banquet.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1932  August 7 – Raymond Edward Welch becomes the first one legged man to scale the 6,288 ft. Mount Washington, NH.

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1944  August 7 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).

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America - Did you know? When the laconic President Calvin Coolidge died, columnist Dorothy Parker wrote: "How could they...Read MORE...



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


Quebec - Did you know? The habitant was inordinately fond of sour milk. Tea was scarce and costly. Brandy was imported in...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Died August 7

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