Tuesday, October 8, 2019

1888 - A TERRIBLE CALAMITY. THE FLOOR OF A NEWLY BUILT CHURCH GIVES WAY. OVER ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE INJURED, SOME FATALLY.

Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

1823 - Barn Accident
A most shocking accident occurred at Sherbrooke on the 12th inst. while erecting a barn on the farm of C. Whircher, Esq. occasioned by part of the frame falling. One fine young man was so much... Read MORE...

Connecticut Gazette -  Connecticut -  October 8, 1823
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The Munsing
Plated Underwear
The Northwest Knitting Co., Minneapolis

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September 1898
Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

1823 - Blown Away
On Tuesday last, a labourer on the Lachine Canal, having lighted the train to a hole filled with powder for blasting a rock, the charge did not immediately explode, and he approached to examine the... Read MORE...

Connecticut Gazette -  Connecticut -  October 8, 1823
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Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1838 - Another Factory Burnt
The main building of the Tiverton Print Works, at Tiverton, (R. I.) was consumed by fire on the night of the 4th inst., with part of its contents. $10,000 was insured at the American office,... Read MORE...

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  October 8, 1838
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Blackstone, Massachusetts, USA

1851 - SAD ACCIDENT.
One of the melancholy results of intemperance, transpired this morning at Blackstone. A man, with a horse and chaise, left TAFT'S stable at about 12 o'clock last night, for Milford, where he... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 8, 1851
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

1884 - AN OPERA HOUSE BURNED. THE FIREMEN GET DRUNK AND UNFIT TO BATTLE WITH THE FLAMES.
South Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 7. - A fire broke out this morning under the stage of the Grand Opera House. When the alarm was given the flames had gained much headway, and it was at once seen that it... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 8, 1884
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Potato Cakes for Breakfast - Save from dinner a soup-plate of mashed potatoes, add to it a...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., April 27, 1881
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

1888 - A TERRIBLE CALAMITY. THE FLOOR OF A NEWLY BUILT CHURCH GIVES WAY. OVER ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE INJURED, SOME FATALLY.
THE WILDEST EXCITEMENT PREVAILS AND FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE BECOME PANIC STRICKEN BUT COOLER HEADS FINALLY RESCUE THE UNFORTUNATE MEN, WOMAN AND CHILDREN FROM THE WRECK - THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT -... Read MORE...

Norwalk Daily Advocate -  Norwalk, Ohio -  October 8, 1888
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1890s
White Sewing Machine Co.
Cleveland, O.
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1890 - Dupont Powder Works Explosion
PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7. - The shock of the explosion at Wilmington this afternoon was plainly felt in many sections of this city. To those indoors it resembled the rumbling of distant thunder or the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 8, 1890
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1897 - DETROIT'S FIRE LOSS $700,000.
FOUR LARGE BUILDINGS AND TWO SMALLER ONES DESTROYED WITH THE OPERA HOUSE.

Detroit, Oct. 7. - The fire which began in the Detroit Opera House this morning did from $600,000 to $700,000 damage. Five ... Read MORE...

The New York Times  -  New York, New York -  October 8, 1897
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

If you are ever caught in a shower, and meet a gentleman friend who offers an umbrella, accept it,...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
Conway, Massachusetts, USA

1906 - October 8 - Kills His Hunting Companion.
Conway, Mass., Oct. 8. - After remaining reticent for twelve hours over the tragic death in Conway woods of a hunting companion, Charles Pair, seventeen years of age, guided the officers to the body... Read MORE...

Pittston Gazette -  Pittston, Pennsylvania -  October 8, 1906
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Spencer, Massachusetts, USA

1910 - HOTEL BURNED.
Spencer, Mass., Oct. 7. - Through smoke-filled corridors the thirty guests of the Massasoit house, the largest hotel in Spencer, made hurried exits in their night clothes in a fire that destroyed the ... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  October 8, 1910
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1901  October 8 - A deluge at Galveston, TX, produced nearly twelve inches of rain in about a six hour period. The rains came precisely thirteen months after the day of the famous Galveston hurricane disaster.

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1921  October 8 – The first Sweetest Day is staged in Cleveland, Ohio.

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1944  October 8 – The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet radio show debuts in the United States.

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America - Did you know? During Alaska"s statehood celebration, Fairbanks attempted to turn the Chena River into gold, as a...Read MORE...



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


Quebec - Did you know? Among Catholics, choice of first name wasn’t left to chance or parents’ imagination. On the...Read MORE...



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Clara Hall Elliot Memorial Church, South Willington

1890s
Highland Brand Evaporated Cream
Highland, Ill.
Died October 8

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