Saturday, August 31, 2019

1893 - U.S. President Grover Cleveland is operated on in secret.

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1838 - Fire at Worcester.
A fire broke out in the vicinity of School street, in Worcester, about 1 o'clock on Wednesday morning, which destroyed a large block of dwellings, brick machine factory, belonging to T. W. Paine,... Read MORE...

The Farmers' Cabinet -  Amherst, New Hampshire -  August 31, 1838
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Metallic Band Sleigh Bells
Manufactured by F. Armstrong, Bridgeport, Conn.
1880s
Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

1865 - Thank You to Soldiers
A noble woman, by the name of Susan Williams, South Sutton, Massachusetts, gives to every soldier who enlisted from that town, on his return, the sum of five dollars, and the same amount to the... Read MORE...

Janesville Weekly Gazette -  Janesville, Wisconsin -  August 31, 1865
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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1871 - A CRASH AT LOUISVILLE, KY
The Floors of a Grain Warehouse Fall Through to the Cellar - Three Men Killed.

Louisville - August 30, 1871
About ten o'clock this morning the fourth floor of Whitney, Brown & Co.'s grain... Read MORE...

New York Herald -  New York, New York -  August 31, 1871
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1871 - Should have said Yes?
An aged woman in North Adams, Massachusetts, relates that many years ago, while attending a social dance, a young mechanic asked for her hand for one of the dances. She indignantly refused, feeling... Read MORE...

Tri-Weekly Era -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  August 31, 1871
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Apple Jam - Peel and core the apples, cut in thin slices and put them in a preserving kettle ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 24, 1880

Dewitt's D & C Expectorant
For Coughs Due to Colds
E. C. Dewitt & Co., Chicago, Illinois
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Chambly, Qu├ębec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)

1889  Explosion

An explosion occurred yesterday in the packing room of the Beloeil Powder Works at Chambly, Quebec, killing two men, named Joseph Favreault and Samuel Bettie.

New York Herald -  New York, New York -  August 31, 1889
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1893 - July 1 – U.S. President Grover Cleveland is operated on in secret.
The published stories concerning the health of President Cleveland seem to lack some of the essential element of consistency, and they will not excite general credence until stronger confirmatory... Read MORE...

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  August 31, 1893
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Aged People Should Eat Very Little Meat
Savannah, Georgia, USA

1893 - MANY MISSING. Only Fifteen Persons Known to Have Been Killed at Savannah.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug 31 - The storm injured many buildings in Savannah and did great damage to the trees. Fifteen people are known to have been drowned and more are missing It is impossible to estimate ... Read MORE...

Aberdeen Daily News -  Aberdeen, South Dakota -  August 31, 1893
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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1898 - MILK DEALER KILLED. Charles Davis Thrown From His Wagon and His Skull Fractured.
North Adams, Mass., Aug. 30 - Charles Davis, aged 41, a milk dealer, was thrown from his wagon, when his horse ran away today, and died three hours later from a fractured skull. He leaves a widow and ... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  August 31, 1898
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Port Jervis, New York, USA

1902 - FIRE AT PORT JERVIS, N.Y. DELAWARE HOUSE BURNED AND SEVENTEEN HORSES PERISH - LOSS ESTIMATED AT $75,000, WITH $20,000 INSURANCE.
Port Jervis, N.Y., Aug. 30. - A fire started from spontaneous combustion in the hayloft of Liveryman W. J. COLLIER, on Railroad Avenue, about 3 o'clock this morning, and before the flames were... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 31, 1902
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

1907 - LOST THREE FINGERS
While his machine, a massive steam shear, was momentarily idle, Nogene Mire fell asleep and was awakened by the knives clipping off three of the fingers on his left hand. The accident happened at... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  August 31, 1907
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Auburn, New York, USA

1910 - BEST REUNION YET - Ranks of 111th Are Thinning but Old Spirit Is There
WITH OLD COMMANDER AGAIN
Hospitality of MacDougall Home to Be Extended to Survivors Next Year

The survivors of the One Hundred and Eleventh N.Y.V. who attended the reunion of the regiment... Read MORE...

The Auburn Citizen -  Auburn, New York -  Wednesday, August 31, 1910
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Sullivan, New York, USA (Chittenango)

1912 - TWO ARE HURT, ONE FATALLY, IN AUTO ACCIDENT. Charles B. Hormel and Mrs. Frank Tracy Thrown From Car Near Chittenango.
HORMEL DIES OF INJURIES

Machine Strikes a Post at Side of Road While Descending Hill at High Speed - Driver Is Crushed Against Steering Wheel - Both Victims Prominent Socially.

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Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  August 31, 1912
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1864  Seven deaths from diptheria occurred in 16 days in one house, occupied by two families, in the town of Shaftsbury, Vermont.

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Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Lowell, Massachusetts

1886  August 31 - 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die
An earthquake of between 7.3 and 7.6 on the Richter scale hits Charleston, South Carolina, leaving 40,000 homeless.
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1888  A Butte, Cal., man who began farming on rented land ten years ago has this year $61,000 worth of wheat to sell.


Semi-Weekly Interior Journal
Stanford, Kentucky

1954  August 31 - Hurricane Carol swept across eastern New England killing sixty persons and causing 450 million dollars damage. It was the first of three hurricanes to affect New England that year.

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In 1664, the English seized New Amsterdam (city and colony) from the Dutch and renamed it New York.

Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1800s, New France had a population of about 4 million. 1/ 2 were Catholic. 1/ 2 were...Read MORE...



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Harbor Scene looking South, Stamford, Conn.

Lowney's Chocolate Bonbons

The Walter M. Lowney Company
89 Pearl Street
Boston

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Died August 31

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