Friday, October 4, 2019

1873 - Championship of Fat People

Cap-Santé, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-du-Cap-Sante)

1825 - Melancholy Accident
From the Quebec Mercury of Sept. 24.

While the Steamboat Quebec was off Cap Sante on Sunday night about twelve o'clock, on her way to Montreal, Lewis Foy, Esq. one of the Commissioners and Agent... Read MORE...

Weekly Commercial Advertiser -  New York -  October 4, 1825
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Walter Baker & Co.
Dorchester, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898
Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA

1873 - Championship of Fat People
Shaftsbury, Vermont, can put forward a claim for the championship of the State on fat people. Living in that town, which has a population of only 2,000, are five persons (four of them in one... Read MORE...

The Indianapolis News -  Indianapolis, Indiana -  October 4, 1873
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1884 - Feggokilt, on the Island of Mois, Denmark, is for sale.
The owner guarantees that it is the birthplace of "that remarkable man Hamlet," and that on it is "a hill with the gave of King Felgge, who was the identical individual slain by the young Prince to... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  October 4, 1884
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New Vineyard, Maine, USA

1893 - Fatal Hunting Accident
Farmington, Me., Oct. 4. - While three young men of New Vineyard were hunting yesterday, the gun of one of them was accidentally discharged and the contents passed through the body of Raymond Dexter, ... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  October 4, 1893
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A Simple Apple Sauce
Whitestone, New York, USA

1894 - NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING. Wealthy Residents of Whitestone Meet with an Accident.
WHITESTONE, L. I., Oct. 3. - Joseph H. Titus, fifty-eight years old, and Mrs. Wallace, his sister-in-law, aged fifty-five, wealthy residents of the shore, were rescued from drowning this afternoon by ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 4, 1894
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1908 ad

Fords Sensational Car
3000 Ford Model T Touring Cars Sold in 48 Hours
Price only $850.00 F.O.B. Factory
Conrad Bros.
No. 245 Wyoing Ave.
No. 318-20 Linden Street.
Scranton

The Scranton Truth
Scranton, Pennsylvania
September 15, 1908
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1896 - Train Accident
BODY IDENTIFIED.
Remains of Man Killed at Southgate Crossing Friday Those of H. Lyons.
The body of the man who was killed at the Southgate crossing on the Norwich and Worcester railroad Friday... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  October 4, 1896
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Peoria, Illinois, USA

1903 - EXPLOSION IN BIG PEORIA DISTILLERY KILLS FOUR, HURTS FIVE. ENTIRE NORTH WALL BLOWN DOWN, BUT FIRE FORTUNATELY IS AVERTED. TWO MEN STILL MISSING.
OF THOSE RESCUED ALIVE FROM RUINS, TWO DIE ON THE WAY TO COTTAGE HOSPITAL - HOW ACCIDENT OCCURRED.
THOUSANDS DRAWN TO SCENE.
COMPANY ESTIMATES ITS LOSS AT $75,000 AND IT WILL BE SEVERAL WEEKS... Read MORE...

St. Louis Republic -  St. Louis, Missouri -  October 4, 1903
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Trenton, New Jersey, USA

1912 - 50,000 SEE FLIER FALL TO HIS DEATH. AVIATOR CHARLES F. WALSH KILLED IN 2,000-FOOT PLUNGE AT TRENTON FAIR. MACHINE LANDS IN A TREE.
RESCUING PHYSICIANS HAVE TO CLIMB IT TO REACH LIMP BODY - THE 193d FATALITY.

Special to The New York Times.
Trenton, N.J., Oct. 3. - With women fainting and men turning their heads away that they ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 4, 1912
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

1872 - Dinner Party Rules for Women - Coffee follows the dessert, and when this enters, if...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
Charles City, Virginia, USA

1938 - FORMER U.S. DIPLOMAT IS KILLED ACCIDENTALLY.
Richmond, Va., Oct. 3 - (AP) - RICHARD CRANE, of "Westover," former United States minister to Czechoslovakia and a prominent figure in Virginia's social life, was accidentally killed with his own gun ... Read MORE...

Daily Capital News -  Jefferson City, Missouri -  October 4, 1938
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1849  Capt Joseph Weldon, of Dartmouth, Mass, has remitted $3000 in gold from California to his family. With his schooner Favorite, 30 tons, he was earning $1000 a month on the Sacramento.

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Boston Evening Transcript
Boston, Massachusetts

1918  October 4 - The T. A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant explosion in New Jersey kills 100+ and destroys enough ammunition to supply the Western Front for 6 months.

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1931  October 4 – Dick Tracy, the comic strip detective character created by cartoonist Chester Gould, makes his debut appearance in the Detroit Mirror newspaper.

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America - Did you know? December 2, 1823: Monroe Doctrine: In his annual address to Congress, President Monroe declares...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? In New France, boys who were married at age 20 or younger and girls who were married at age 16 or...Read MORE...



Canada: A People"s History (www.cbc.ca/ history/)
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Visit Norwalk, Connecticut, USA!

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


Gutheries Mill, Norwalk, Conn.

Now part of the Silvermine Tavern complex.

"English-born Henry Guthrie owned a shipyard and three mills clustered around today’s Silvermine Tavern..." www.norwalkct.org

Palmer's Skin-Success Soap
Made in New York, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Died October 4

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