Thursday, August 29, 2019

1913 - METEOR FALLS IN RIVER. Shock of Its Explosion Breaks Windows in Tiverton, R. I.

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1786 - August 29 - Shays' Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
Shays‍'​ Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts (mostly in and around Springfield) during 1786 and 1787. Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels (called Shaysites)... Read MORE...
August 29, 1786

"Commercial wooden boatbuilding thrived in St. Augustine with the advent of the shrimping industry in the 1920s and over the following decades expanded exponentially with the success of commercial boatbuilding outfits such as DESCO and St. Augustine Trawlers. DESCO (Diesel Engine Sales Company), in particular, built trawlers in such prodigious quantities for the world market that their motto became "The Sun Never Sets on a DESCO Boat." " LAMP/ Hertiage_Boatbuilding/ Boatbuilding_History

Found at St Augustine Lighthouse
L'Ancienne Lorette, Qu├ębec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

1823 - Receives Generous Gift
Mr. Lois Voyer, habitant of the Parish of Ancienne Lorette, in Lower Canada, had the misfortune to lose a barn of 94 feet in length, on the 1st of August, by fire communicated by lightning. Nine days ... Read MORE...

Daily National Intelligencer -  District of Columbia -  August 29, 1823

Greenwich, Massachusetts, USA*

1846 - Serious Accident
A Mr. David Lincoln, with his wife and brother, Sylvester Lincoln, of Greenwich, were riding into our village in a buggy, last Wednesday, the forward part of the body holding the dasher gave way,... Read MORE...

The Newport Mercury -  Newport, Rhode Island -  August 29, 1846

Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1866 - Cruel Teacher
The citizens of Lenox, Massachusetts, are greatly incensed against a teacher in one of the primary schools there named Frances Williams, who beat a little child in a cruel manner for mispronouncing a ... Read MORE...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  August 29, 1866

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
Whitestone, New York, USA

1890 - PLEASURE SEEKERS DROWN - A Rowboat Capsizes and Five Occupants Perish.
A shocking drowning accident by which five lost their lives, occurred recently off Whitestone, Long Island, N. Y. The employes of the Schaeffer Brewing Company of New York were holding their annual... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  August 29, 1890

Gold Medal Cough Medicine
Blackberry Root, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Anise Compound
Pfeiffer Mfg. Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Preston, Connecticut, USA

1893 - WILLIAM E. CHAPMAN KILLED.; Crushed by a Tree Weakened by Last Week's Cyclone -- Escape of His Son.
One of the victims of the cyclone of last week was William E. Chapman, the well-known President of the Chapman Wrecking Company. Early on Thursday, the morning after the storm, Mr. Chapman left his... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 29, 1893

New Milford, Connecticut, USA

Uproots Trees, Wrecks Houses, and Destroys Crops Near New Milford.

NEW MILFORD, Conn., Aug. 28. - A tornado swept through a section three miles long and a quarter of a mile wide here late today,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 29, 1911

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid making any noise in eating, even if each meal is eaten in solitary state. It is a disgusting...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
Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1913 - METEOR FALLS IN RIVER. Shock of Its Explosion Breaks Windows in Tiverton, R. I.
FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug. 28. - A meteor fell into the Seaconnett River near Tiverton, R. I., last night, churning up the water and producing and explosion that sounded like the discharge of a... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 29, 1913

1965  August 29 - A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH.

Temperatures in New England dipped to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For many locations it was the earliest freeze of record.
August 29, 1965

1885  Ex-Governor Reuben E. Fenton died suddenly Tuesday while sitting at his desk in the First National Bank at Jamestown, N. Y.

St. Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1907  August 29 – The partially completed superstructure of the Quebec Bridge collapses entirely, claiming the lives of 76 workers.

America - Did you know? May 13, 1846 - Mexican War: U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other...Read MORE...

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...

Canada: A People"s History ( history/)
Picture of the Day

Visit Newburgh, New York, USA!

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

Broadway, Newburgh, N.Y.

G. G. Whittaker
Died August 29


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