Monday, August 12, 2019

1919 - ANDREW CARNEGIE DEAD. GREAT STEEL MASTER'S METHODS. THE ROAD TO FORTUNE.

New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1863 - A Drafted Clergyman.; HE DETERMINES TO SHOULDER THE MUSKET.
Rev. W.J. POTTER, Unitarian clergyman, in New-Bedford, Mass., was among the drafted in that town, and on the Sunday succeeding the day when he was drawn, preached a sermon declaring his intention to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 12, 1863
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William Jennings Bryan Campaign Poster (1900)
Augusta, Georgia, USA

1889 - ORPHAN ASYLUM BURNED.
Augusta, Ga., August 11. - The Augusta orphan asylum, a magnificent five story building, was almost entirely destroyed by fire today. The fire department fought nobly, but was handicapped by a lack... Read MORE...

San Antonio Daily Express -  San Antonio, Texas -  August 12, 1889
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Elgin, Illinois, USA

1904 - Elgin Factory Burned
Elgin, Ills., Aug. 12. - Fire of unknown origin started in a pile of excelsior back of the brick vault on the second floor of the factory of the Fauber Manufacturing company, and an hour later only... Read MORE...

The Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  August 12, 1904
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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1919 - ANDREW CARNEGIE DEAD.
GREAT STEEL MASTER'S METHODS.
THE ROAD TO FORTUNE.

New York, Aug. 11
Mr. Andrew Carnegie died at 7.30 this morning at Lenox, Massachusetts. The cause of death is given as bronchial pneumonia.... Read MORE...

The Times -  London, England -  August 12, 1919
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Staten Island, New York, USA

1937 - BUILDING COLLAPSE KILLS 19. OCCUPANTS OF THREE TENEMENTS DIE WHILE SLEEPING EARLY TODAY. TONS OF WATER, ROARING DOWN FROM OVERFLOW STORM SEWERS, RIPS BUILDINGS ASUNDER, CRUSHING RESIDENTS TO DEATH.
New York, Aug. 12. (AP) - At least 19 persons were crushed to death in their sleep early today, amid a smothering avalanche of bricks and debris, when three Staten Island tenement buildings collapsed ... Read MORE...

Kingsport Times -  Tennessee -  August 12, 1937
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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
Denver, Colorado, USA

1939 - ONE MAN KILLED, 28 INJURED IN DENVER TRAIN COLLISION. D. & R. G. ENGINES PLOUGH INTO SANTA FE PASSENGER CAR THIS MORNING.
Conductor Meets Death and Others Go To Hospitals For Treatment.

Denver, Aug. 12 (AP) - A Denver and Rio Grande Western train, pulled by two locomotives, crashed into a Santa Fe passenger train at... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  August 12, 1939
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Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1949 - 'Gone With the Wind' Author Hit by Taxi
ATLANTA, Aug. 11. (AP) - A speeding taxicab struck and severely injured Margaret Mitchell Thursday night in front of a theater.

The author of the celebrated novel of Civil War days, "Gone With the ... Read MORE...

Abilene Reporter News -  Abilene, Texas -  August 12, 1949
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October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Quebec - Did you know? Throughout 17th century Quebec, it was not uncommon to see older men marrying young girls. Such...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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State Normal School, Potsdam, N.Y.

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Virginia City, Nevada

1873 ad

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
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H.S. Crocker & Company, 1873
Died August 12

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