Friday, November 22, 2019

1901 - THRILLING DASH FOR LIFE. Twelve Men and a Woman Swim Through Spouting Flames of Gas.

Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

1868 - Large Fire and Loss of Life in Lowell, Mass.
LOWELL, Mass., Saturday, Nov. 21. A fire at Nos. 96 and 98 Merrimack-street, this morning, badly damaged the building, which is owned by JOHN NESMITH; destroyed S. R. FLETCHER'S bonnet bleachery, and ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1868
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1876 Lighting Express
Virginia City and San Francisco train schedule
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1890 - A Train Goes Over a High Bank
MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 21. - Train No. 2 on the Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut railroad met with a serious accident at the Southington road trestle, six miles west of here, this morning. The train... Read MORE...

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  November 22, 1890
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1893 - Frost Torches to Protect Vegetables.
The project adopted by the farmers of Saratoga County, New York, to protect their crops from damage by early frosts is worthy of imitation elsewhere. It seems that a Swedish farmer has talked of the... Read MORE...

Maxton Scottish Chief -  Maxton, North Carolina -  November 22, 1893
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Green Corn Pudding - Grate a dozen ears of corn; season with a teaspoonful of white pepper;...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 28, 1881
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1893 - Big Fire at Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 22.- Fire broke out in the Worthington Street Block, owned by I. I. Dexter & Co., about 12:30 this morning, and that, with one adjoining, are burning. The firemen expect to... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1893
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Have you protected the finish on your Packard?
Packard Louisville Motor Company, Incorporated
Broadway at Campbell
1900 - Buildings Wrecked in Pennsylvania
Lockhaven, PA, Nov 22 - A violent windstorm passed over this (Clinton) county yesterday. the building now under construction for the Pennsylvania Fire Brick company at Beach Creek was blown down and... Read MORE...

The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 22, 1900
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Schenectady, New York, USA

1900 - Tornado
Schenectady, N Y, Nov. 22 - Several persons were injured and many others narrowly escaped death, while thousands of dollars' worth of damage was done as the result of the cyclone in this city... Read MORE...

The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 22, 1900
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be...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
1901 - THRILLING DASH FOR LIFE. Twelve Men and a Woman Swim Through Spouting Flames of Gas.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. - Swimming through spouting flames of gas was the experience of 12 men and a woman on the sand boat, Vigilant, which was burned to the water's edge in the Monongahela river at... Read MORE...

Davenport Daily Republican -  Davenport, Iowa -  November 22, 1901
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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

1903 - Fire Follows Train Crash. Engineer Who Stuck to his Post Slightly Hurt in Elizabeth Accident.
Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 21.- A Dunnellen local train on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed into a standing coal train at Chilton Street at 4:05 o’clock this morning. The engine of the passenger ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1903
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

1903 - PAWTUCKET STATION BURNED. Two Firemen Seriously Hurt and the Damage About $25,000.
PAWTUCKET, R. I., Nov. 21. - The Pawtucket station of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a three-story brick structure, was damaged by fire to-day, the loss being estimated at... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 22, 1903
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Washington, DC, USA

1929 - FIVE PEOPLE DIE IN STORE EXPLOSION. FIFTY OTHERS HURT WHEN BLAST WRECKS CAPITAL "FIVE AND TEN."
Washington, Nov. 21. - (UP) - Five persons were dead, more than 30 were in hospitals and more than a score were suffering from less serious injuries tonight as a result of an explosion today in a J.... Read MORE...

Charleston Gazette -  Charleston, West Virginia -  November 22, 1929
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Dallas, Texas, USA

1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
On Friday, November 22, 1963, a shockwave ran through the whole nation, followed by grief. President John F. Kennedy was shot as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas.

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November 22, 1963
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1882  Six of the persons injured in yesterday's fire in the Callender building, Providence, Rhode Island, have already died, and it is expected that the injuries of others will prove fatal.


The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana

1892  November 22 - Contable Lapan, at Altona, N.Y., "sicked" his dog at Neighbor Nappen's cows, and Nappen threw a stone at the dog. Lapan hurled the stone back, striking Nappen on the head, killing him.


The Pantagraph
Bloomington, Illinois

1896  November 22 - Announcements
E.W. Theinert, of Providence, R.I., will deliver an address upon socialism in U. V. W. Hall this evening at 7:30...

Worcester Daily Spy
Worcester, Massachusetts

July 4, 1776: Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.

Quebec - Did you know? Black cats have always had a rather suspicious reputation as associates of sorceresses and witches, ...Read MORE...



The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Granite Iron Ware
E. E. Prusia & Company
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Died November 22

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

1900 - TURKEY FOR THE PRESIDENT - A Rhode Island Bird Picked Out for Thanksgiving at the White House


1890's ad
O. A. Miller Treeing Machine Co.
Brockton, Mass.
Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) (Misquamicut)

1900 - TURKEY FOR THE PRESIDENT - A Rhode Island Bird Picked Out for Thanksgiving at the White House
PROVIDENCE, R. I. The Westerly turkey king has picked out the turkey which it is expected will grace President McKinley's table at the White House on Thanksgiving Day. The turkey is a... Read MORE...

The Reading Eagle -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  November 21, 1900
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1847  November 21 - Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200

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1868  A man in Monson, Mass., has an apple tree which bears this year about two barrels of apples, half of which are Baldwins, and the other half of the Russet variety, interspersed on each limb in just about equal proportions.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1902  November 21 - 1st night football game, Philadelphia Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0

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1922  November 21 – Rebecca Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first woman United States Senator.

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America - Did you know? February 24, 1803 - Marbury v. Madison: Landmark Supreme Court decision greatly expands the power...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? Women in New France worked very hard. They had to take care of the house, cook for the family, take ...Read MORE...



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Use Webb's Flavoring Extracts.
This picture is given to each purchaser of Spurlock's No. 5 Bluing
Ask for No. 5
Beware of Imitiation
Died November 21

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Friday, November 8, 2019

1853 - Great Fire at Green Bay, Wis. - Half the Town Destroyed.


Trailerhomes, Inc.
David L. Moore, President
East Windsor, Connecticut, USA

1851 - The Water Company
I have noticed in your paper and the Courant, that the Water Company will commence operations in the spring. Having in my peregrinations become acquainted with the locale of the water, distance to... Read MORE...

Hartford Weekly Times -  Hartford, Connecticut -  November 8, 1851
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Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

1853 - Great Fire at Green Bay, Wis. - Half the Town Destroyed.
ALBANY, Monday, Nov. 7.

The town of Green Bay, Wis., was visited by a destructive fire on Monday night, which consumed some thirty buildings, including three warehouses, the United States Hotel,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 8, 1853
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1865 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT MEADVILLE - Loss from $75,000 to $100,000
A destructive fire occurred at Meadville on Thursday night, resulting in the destruction of property to the amount of between $75,000 and $100,000. The fire broke out in the extensive woolen factory... Read MORE...

The Franklin Repository -  Chambersburg, Pennsylvania -  November 8, 1865
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA (Flanders) (Niantic)

1874 - Never Gets Out of Bed
There is a man in East Lyme who has kept his bed for six years because he was once disappointed in love. He isn't sick, but simply chronically sorry that he didn't get that girl. His mother waits... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 8, 1874
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Hard Sauce - Beat one-fourth of a poiund of butter to a cream, adding gradually one cup of...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

Hoyt's German Cologne
E. W. Hoyt & Co.
Lowell, Mass.
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1897 - MIDNIGHT FIRE AT LOUISVILLE. DAMAGE DONE IN THE WHOLESALE DISTRICT TO THE AMOUNT OF $150,000.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 7. - A fire broke out at midnight tonight on Main Street, in the wholesale business district.

The flames originated on the top floor of the four-story building occupied by... Read MORE...

Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  November 8, 1897
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St Augustine, Florida, USA

1897 - BIG HOTEL BURNED. INCENDIARIES CAUSE A FIRE AT ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA.
St. Augustine, Fla., Nov. 7. - The Hotel San Marco one of the finest and most commodious hotel properties in this city, was burned to the ground this morning, entailing a loss of about $250,000, with ... Read MORE...

Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  November 8, 1897
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Gloucester Township, New Jersey, USA

1911 - TRAIN KILLS FREEHOLDER
GLOUCESTER, N. J., Nov. 8. - Thomas Cunningham, member of the Board of Freeholders of Gloucester County, was struck and instantly killed by an express train at the Pennsylvania Railroad crossing in... Read MORE...

Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  November 8, 1911
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Finger Nails - if they are inclined to be stiff and brittle, should be annointed each night...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Laramie, Wyoming, USA

1920 - MAIL PILOT KILLED. BODY OF FLYER IS FOUND IN WRECKAGE OF PLANE.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 8. - The body of JOHN P. WOODWARD, an air mail pilot was found in the wreckage of his plane at the siding 40 miles west of Cheyenne and fifteen miles southeast of Laramie, Wyo.,... Read MORE...

San Antonio Light -  San Antonio, Texas -  November 8, 1920
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1731  November 8 - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library

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1883  Stamps Stolen
The Haverhill, Massachusetts, post office was burglarized on Wednesday night and $500 in money and $7,000 worth of stamps stolen.

The Weekly Hawk
Burlington, Iowa

1933  November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.

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America - Did you know? June 18, 1812 - War of 1812: U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? In early Quebec, French-Canadian women were dressed in a mantua, and an elegant headdress known as...Read MORE...



French-Canadian Culture (www.buzzle.com /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)
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High School, Granby, Que.

Highest Price For Eggs
Mann's New Bone Cutter
F. W. Mann Company, Milford, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Died November 8

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

1883 - AN IMMENSE COTTON FACTORY AND THREE HUNDRED OTHER BUILDINGS IN SAVANNAH, GA., BURNED - THREE LIVES LOST - DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $1,000,000.

Savannah, Georgia, USA

1883 - AN IMMENSE COTTON FACTORY AND THREE HUNDRED OTHER BUILDINGS IN SAVANNAH, GA., BURNED - THREE LIVES LOST - DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $1,000,000.
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 1. - A conflagration which had its origin Wednesday noon in the large cotton warehouse of Garnett, Stubbs & Co., in this city, destroyed a warehouse containing three thousand... Read MORE...

Waterloo Courier -  Iowa -  November 7, 1883
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Seth Norwood & Co
Manufacturers of Fine Shoes, Beverly, Mass
Thompson, Connecticut, USA

1899 - FIRE AT EAST THOMPSON. Railroad Station, Engine House and Signal Tower Burned Down.
New London, Nov. 7. - The railroad station at East Thompson, Conn., on the main line, Midland division, of the Consolidated Road, together with the engine house, signal tower and contents of ticket... Read MORE...

New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  November 7, 1899
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Branford, Connecticut, USA

1899 - SCHOONER ANNA MELIA SUNK. Went Down in 40 Feet of Water Off the Branford Beacon. CAPTAIN AND CREW WERE SAVED.
Vessel Was Loaded with Brick, From New York for New London - Suddenly Sprung a Leak and Went Down in a Few Minutes Crew Narrowly Escaped Drowning.

Branford, Nov. 7. - The schooner Anna Melia,... Read MORE...

The New Haven Evening Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  November 7, 1899
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Belfield, North Dakota, USA

1914 - Teacher and Three Children Burn in Terrible Prairie Fire; Three Others May Die and Flames Are Still Raging
School Children Near Belfield Try to Escape From the Path of Seething Flames Fanned by Thirty-Mile Gale; Bodies Found Huddled Together Only Four Rods From Where They Would Have Been... Read MORE...

Bismarck Daily Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  November 7, 1914
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Celery Soup - This, perhaps is the daintiest of all the thicker cream soups. Take...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Tacoma, Washington, USA

1940  November 7 - The Galloping Gertie bridge at Tacoma, WA, collapsed in strong winds resulting in a six million dollar loss, just four months after the grand opening of the new bridge.

The winds caused the evenly sized spans of the bridge to begin to vibrate until the central one finally collapsed. From that point on bridges were constructed with spans of varying size.

WeatherForYou.com
November 7, 1940
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1910  November 7 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

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America - Did you know? In 1811, Chief Tecumseh met with Creek Indian leaders in Tuckabatchee, Alabama, and tried to...Read MORE...



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


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 (www.cbc.ca/ history/)
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1880s
Glenwood Range
W. W. Keene & Son.
Damariscotta, ME
Died November 7

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

1899 - SERVANT GIRL VANISHES. Apparently Wore Nothing but a Nightrobe and a Picture Hat.

Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1860 - A Noble Pair of Horses
Mr. Russell Wood, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, had a very narrow and miraculous escape from death last Tuesday. While coming down a mountain with a load of wood, he fell off, and was so paralyzed as to ... Read MORE...

The Wilmington Daily Herald -  Wilmington, North Carolina -  November 6, 1860
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1880s
Vacuum Harness Oil
M. Haberbush
Lancaster, PA
1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the... Read MORE...

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November 6, 1861
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Port Jervis, New York, USA

1869 - Locomotive Explosions
July 18. Explosion of locomotive No. 294, on the Erie Railway, at Port Jervis, New York. The engine house was partly blown down, the dome of the engine weighing several hundred pounds was thrown 200... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 6, 1869
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

1885 - Atlanta, GA Blasting Powder Explosion, Nov 1885. Blown to Atoms.
Atlanta, Ga., November 5. – Two colored men, Wm. KENNEBREAD and Phil JOHNSON, well-diggers, were blown to atoms yesterday by an explosion of blasting powder. Thirty feet down they struck granite, and ... Read MORE...

Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  November 6, 1885
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cranberry Sauce - Wash and pick over the cranberries; put on to cook in a tin or porcelain...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., December 7, 1881
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - Explosion of Dynamite at New Bedford.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5 - Workmen engaged in the excavation of a sewer trench in Grape street to-day had a narrow escape from death. One man went to heat some water by an oil stove. The stove... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890
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The Beautiful New Game of The Spider and The Flies
The Fuller Mfg. Co., Makers, Kalamazoo, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Glastonbury, Connecticut, USA (South Glastonbury)

1890 - Soap Factories Burned
HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 5. Three units belonging to the J. B. Williams Company of Glastonbury, Conn., and used by them in the manufacture of their soap powder and ivorine, were burned to-night. The... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890
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Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - Fire
At Wilmington
An old landmark on this Lowell Divisions of the Boston and Maine Railroad at Wilmington was burned Wednesday afternoon. It was the wooden building formerly occupied below as the... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890
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New Rochelle, New York, USA

1890 - LOSS $375,000. Destructive Fire at New Rochelle, N.Y.
NEW ROCHELLE, N. Y., Nov. 8, A fire this morning destroyed George Ferguson's grocery store, a large, building and other adjoining property in Ferguson's building were stored much furniture and... Read MORE...

Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  November 6, 1890
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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
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA

1894 - BURNED TO DEATH.
Two Lives Lost in a Fire at Sault Ste. Marie.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Nov. 6.- The tug Crusader was destroyed by fire at her dock here early this morning. Firemen Henry Billings, of this city,... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  November 6, 1894
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1899 - SERVANT GIRL VANISHES. Apparently Wore Nothing but a Nightrobe and a Picture Hat.
(Special to the World.)
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 5. - Cumberland Hill has a mystery which the town officers and others are trying to unravel. Walter Grant, who has a fine home at Diamond Hill, went to ... Read MORE...

The World -  New York, New York -  November 6, 1899
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1869  Troy, N.Y., is said to be the greatest potato market in this country.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1947  November 6 – The program Meet the Press makes its television debut on the NBC-TV network in the United States.

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Quebec - Did you know? In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the...Read MORE...



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Androscoggin One Price Clothing Co.
Blue Store
88 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, Me.
Died November 6

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

1831 - Fell from Steeple

Grafton, Massachusetts, USA

1831 - Fell from Steeple
Ronald Hapgood, being at work on the steeple of a new meeting house in Grafton, Mass. fell from a staging 70 feet from the ground, struck upon the roof, and was thrown thence 36 feet to the ground,... Read MORE...

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Brattleboro Messenger -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  November 5, 1831
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Carpets by Mail
The Russell Carpet Co.
Chicago, Ill.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898
New Milford, Connecticut, USA

1860 - FIRE IN NEW-MILFORD, CONN.
Danbury, Conn., Saturday, Nov. 3. There was a large fire in New-Milford last night. It is reported that ten buildings were destroyed, including the Bank, Housatonic House, six stores and two... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 5, 1860
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1860 - The Late Boiler Explosion - Body Recovered - Serious Affray.
New-Haven, Saturday, Nov. 3

The boy, HENRY RICE, who was killed by the steam-boiler explosion at DANN & BROTHERS' coach factory, yesterday, was found under the ruins last night; nearly all his... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 5, 1860
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fish Cakes - Cold boiled codfish, either fresh or salt, remove the bones and mince the meat; ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 2, 1881
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA

1889 - ANOTHER FURNACE HORROR. EIGHT MEN CAUGHT IN A RUSH OF MOLTEN METAL.
Lebanon, Pa., Nov. 5. - By the breaking out of molten iron in the stack of the Colebrook Furnace No. 1 yesterday HARVEY BOHER, HENRY FARTIG, ISAAC SIEGRIST, WILLIAM SNYDER and HARVEY BECK were... Read MORE...

Logansport Pharos Tribune -  Logansport, Indiana -  November 5, 1889
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Gold Medal Antacid Powder
S. Pfeiffer Mfg. Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1894 - FIVE FIREMEN BADLY HURT. SERIOUS CASUALTY AT THE BURNING OF A BUILDING AT LOUISVILLE.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 5. - Fire broke out in the building occupied by the Louisville branch of the Singer Sewing Machine Manufacturing company, at 552 Fourth Avenue, and before the flames could be... Read MORE...

Logansport Pharos  -  Logansport, Indiana -  November 5, 1894
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Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA (Marlboro)

1897 - $150,000 FIRE LOSS.
Marlboro, Mass., Nov. 5. - Fire broke out at 1:30 a.m. Thursday in the three-story wooden block occupied by the Central Hotel and spread to the Corey block adjoining, which it completely destroyed,... Read MORE...

Massillon Item -  Ohio -  November 5, 1897
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Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

1910 - ASYLUM BURNS, INMATES SHIVER. INSANE PATIENTS FORCED TO FIND SHELTER IN BARNS AND SHEDS. BUILDING REDUCED TO MASS OF ASHES.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE BURNED IN ESCAPING BUT IT IS BELIEVED NONE OF THE INJURIES WILL PROVE FATAL.

Brandon, Man., Nov. 5. - In the piercing cold of a chilly November night 600 patients of the... Read MORE...

The Evening Telegram -  Elyria, Ohio -  November 5, 1910
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, ...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
Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

1918 - WILLIAMS COLLEGE HAS $50,000 FIRE.
Williamstown, Nov. 5. - Damage estimated at close to $50,000 was done to Jessup hall, one of the Williams college buildings, by a fire today that is supposed to be due to defective wiring. The... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  November 5, 1918
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1868  Five thousand dollars insurance was paid last week by a Hartford Company on a single sheep, which died in Middlebury, Vermont.

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Cincinnati Daily Gazette
Cincinnati, Ohio

1870  A farmer at Scipio, N. Y., has a turkey that has laid one hundred eggs in one hundred days, never missing a day on account of sickness or a circus in town, or anything.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1935  November 5 – Parker Brothers releases the board game Monopoly in the United States.

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Chicago Tribune
September 29, 1872
Died November 5

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Monday, November 4, 2019

1914 - Carrier Pigeon is Bridal Messenger

Kamouraska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) (Saint-Alexandre) (Sainte-Hélène)

1850 - Whales
During the past month several large whales have been captured in the St. Lawrence, below Quebec. One of these animals, says the Quebec Mercury, seventy-five feet in length, was harpooned at... Read MORE...

Daily National Intelligencer -  District of Columbia -  November 4, 1850
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1890s
Horsfords Acid Phosphate
Rumford Chemical Works
Providence, R.I.
Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA

1853 - Loss of Schooner Pledge.
Captain Chapman, his brother, and two men, belonging to the fishing schooner Pledge, of Provincetown, which was run down and sunk on Grand Banks, by Hamburg ship Donau, arrived in this city on... Read MORE...

Barre Gazette -  Barre, Massachusetts -  November 4, 1853
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St Louis, Missouri, USA

1887 - A CIRCUS TRAIN WRECKED. WILD ANIMALS ESCAPE, BUT ARE EASILY CAPTURED - ONE MAN KILLED.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 3 - JOHN ROBINSON'S circus train was wrecked at the Union Station this evening, and a pair of lions, a tiger, a leopard, and a hyena succeeded in escaping from the cages. The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 4, 1887
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Lisbon, New Hampshire, USA

1901 - FIRE NEARLY DESTROYS A TOWN.
Lisbon, N. H., Nov. 4. - Starting in the peg mill of JAMES G. MOORE, Sunday morning, fire destroyed a large part of the business section of this town. The burned buildings include BRIGHAM'S Hotel,... Read MORE...

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Milford, New Hampshire, USA

1914 - Carrier Pigeon is Bridal Messenger
NEW YORK, Nov. 3 - Ever since a Belgian rabbit escaped from one of the rooms on the fifth floor of the Prince George hotel, A. M. Gutterson, the assistant manager, has been especially on alert to see ... Read MORE...

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Duluth News-Tribune -  Duluth, Minnesota -  November 4, 1914
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Patterson Organ
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

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1927 - November 4 - Flooding in Vermont caused 84 deaths
A great Vermont flood occurred. Tropical rains deluged the Green Mountain area of Vermont causing the worst flood in the history of the state. Torrential rains, up to 15 inches in the higher... Read MORE...

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North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1927 - Flood
...Northwestern Massachusetts also felt the flood. Property loss was estimated at more than $1,000,000 in North Adams alone. The national guard was called out there after 20 houses had been swept... Read MORE...

The Oelwein Daily Register -  Iowa -  November 4, 1927
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Glendale, California, USA

1941 - AVIATOR DIES IN BURNING SHIP.
Glendale, Calif., Nov. 4. - (AP) - Plowing into a house from an altitude of 1800 feet, a Lockheed P-38 interceptor plane burst into flames today and killed its pilot, RALPH VIRDEN, forty-three, a... Read MORE...

Reno Evening Gazette -  Reno, Nevada -  November 4, 1941
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Ontario, California, USA

1960 - BOB YEAKEL, 2 SONS DIE IN PLANE CRASH. AIRCRAFT HITS CAR, FREEWAY.
Ontario, Calif. (UPI) - BOB YEAKEL, prominent Southern California businessman, and four other persons including two of YEAKELS' sons, were killed Thursday night when his small plane crashed on the... Read MORE...

Independent -  Long Beach, California -  November 4, 1960
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1879  November 4 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon

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1924  November 4 - Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman governor in the United States.

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1927  Flood
...Cellars were flooded, roads were under water and dams were reported near the breaking point at Hinsdale, Mass...

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1881 - Celebrated 107th Birthday

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1859 - A German Religious Society
We are informed that there is much religious interest among the German population of this vicinity. They have organized a parish under the name of "The German Lutheran Evangelical Protestant... Read MORE...

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Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA

1881 - Celebrated 107th Birthday
JEMIMA ALLEN, of Brimfield, Mass., who recently celebrated her 107th birthday, was born at Sturbridge, in that State, on Sept. 3, 1774. Her husband died in 1849. When about 100 years old she came... Read MORE...

The Osage City Free Press -  Osage City, Kansas -  November 3, 1881
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C. R. Ferguson & Son,
Dealers in Furniture and Furnishing Undertakers,
Dover, Delaware
Aged People Should Eat Very Little Meat
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)

1922 - BROOKLYN FACTORY FIRE TRAPS SCORES.
ONE MAN KILLED AND MANY SUFFER INJURIES.
GIRLS LEAP FROM FLAMES.
WOMEN IN LOFT SECTION CAUGHT WITH OUT WARNING AS FLAMES SPREAD THROUGH BUILDING.

New York. - One man was killed and more than a... Read MORE...

Rock Valley Bee  -  Iowa -  November 3, 1922
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1888  Two earthquake shocks occurred at New Bedford, Mass., on the 29th.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  Women met at Boston on the 29th and nominated Miss Alice D. Stockton, of Wheaton, as candidate of the Equal Rights party for Governor of Massachusetts.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  On the 26th the peanut trust, with headquarters at Norfolk, Va., and controlling ninety per cent of the country's product, was dissolved.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  It was decided by the commissioners of the District of Columbia on the 25th to honor the memory of General Sheridan by naming a new street intersection Sheridan circle.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  Fire on the 29th at Huenfield, Germany, destroyed two hundred houses and made fifteen hundred persons homeless and destitute.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  A recent accident to the Czar's train near St. Petersburg resulted in the killing of twenty-one persons.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  The death of William T. Hamilton, formerly Governor and United States Senator, occurred on the 26th at his home in Hagerstown, Md.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  A large number of unopened registered packages were stolen from the post-office at Topeka, Kan., on the 31st ult. All the clerks were decoyed from the building by a fire alarm.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  Joseph Dickenhof, aged seventy years, was assaulted by highwaymen at Akron, O., on the evening of the 31st ult. and robbed of $7,300 which he carried in a valise.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  In his annual report on the 29th Governor Preston H. Leslie, of Montana, estimated the population of the Territory at 140,000, and said Montana was free from debt.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  A Cincinnati Southern train was wrecked on the 31st ult. in the Tennessee mountains and three persons were killed.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  It was stated on the 31st ult. that the large number of Chinese who were arriving at British Columbia ports from China were not destined to remain in Canada, but were taking this means of smuggling themselves into the United States.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  The Supreme Court of the United States decide on the 29th that the license tax imposed by any State upon commercial travelers from other States is unconstitutional.


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1927  November 03 - Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)

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October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

In New France, children of fur traders and their Indian wives were known as Metis.
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International Hotel, (Open day and night), Corner C, Union & B Streets, Virginia, Nevada
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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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1883 - Eels Stop Paper

1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of ... Read MORE...

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West Springfield, Mass.
Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA

1852 - FEARFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - TWO LIVES LOST AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 30.
We have just learned from a passenger by the express train from New York, that on passing over the Canal bridge at Windsor Locks, one of the rails broke and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1852
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Freetown, Massachusetts, USA (Assonet) (East Freetown)

1879 - An instance of heredity in crime is furnished by Elias Phillips, of Freetown, Mass., who recently appeared as a witness in a burglary trial, having turned State's evidence.
He is a great grandson of Malbone Briggs, a notorious criminal, who was in State-prison with seven of his sons at one time. Brigg's ancestry is traced back in a direct line to a noted pirate in the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 1, 1879
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Manchester, Connecticut, USA

1883 - Eels Stop Paper
The machinery in a paper mill at Manchester, Connecticut, was stopped by four large eels blocking the wheels. One was taken out whole. Its length was three feet three inches, and its weight four and... Read MORE...

The Record-Argus -  Greenville, Pennsylvania -  November 1, 1883
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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA (Lackawanna)

1897 - SUFFOCATED IN A COAL MINE. SLOPE CATCHES FIRE AND SMOKE FILLS THE WORKINGS - YOMASKI'S ESCAPE.
Scranton, Pa., Nov. 1. - The most fatal mine disaster in the Lackawanna, or Wyoming, coal fields since, the Twin Shaft horror at Pittston over a year ago was developed in the fire which gutted the... Read MORE...

Logansport Pharos-Tribune -  Logansport, Indiana -  November 1, 1897
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Hempstead, New York, USA

1909 - TRAIN HITS AUTO; TWO MEN KILLED
They Are Hurled Into the Telegraph Wires Overhead and a Third Seriously Injured.
GAVE NO HEED TO SIGNALS
One Man, Fearful That Some Accident Was Impending, Got Out and Went Home.
Special to The... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1909
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The Beautiful New Game of The Spider and The Flies
The Fuller Mfg. Co., Makers, Kalamazoo, Mich.

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November 1898
San Jose, California, USA

1911 - GLIDER DROPS HIM TO DEATH. COLLEGE PROFESSOR, TESTING FLYING MACHINE, LOSES CONTROL.
Special to The Washington Post.
San Jose, Cal., Oct. 31. - Prof. JOHN J. MONTGOMERY, of Santa Clara College, inventor of one of the types of aeroplane, and an electrical expert, was killed this... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  November 1, 1911
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

1913 - MORAVIAN COLLEGE BURNED. ALL STUDENTS BELIEVED TO BE SAFE - SEVERAL FIREMEN INJURED.
Special to The New York Times.
Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 31. - The main building of the Moravian College and Theological Seminary known as Comenius Hall, was destroyed by fire this evening.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 1, 1913
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No lady should drink wine at dinner. Even if her head is strong enough to bear it, she will find...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
1918  November 1 - 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn

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1938  November 1 – Horse Racing: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral by four lengths in their famous match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Alkalol
Alkalol is a nasal wash and oral rinse. Alkalol dissolves mucus, cleans and moisturizes the nasal airways, and provides relief to agitated sinus, nasal passage and throat tissue. It is an alkaline saline solution that includes a mix of menthol, camphor, eucalyptol, thymol, benzoin, and oils of wintergreen, spearmint, pine, and cinnamon, as well as potassium and sodium salts. First formulated by James P. Whitters in 1896 in a small laboratory above the A.J. Barker pharmacy in Taunton, Massachusetts, Alkalol is one of the oldest over-the-counter pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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Died November 1

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