Monday, December 9, 2019

1882 - Many Fish


Stuttgartger Sanitary Woolen Underwear

The T. Eaton Co., Toronto, Agts. in Canada

Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

1882 - Many Fish
The catch of menhaden by boats of Tiverton, R. I., for the season of 1882, was 141,000 barrels. The menhaden fish have been on the coast in unusually large quantities since the 1st of July, and had... Read MORE...

The Coffeyville Weekly Journal -  Coffeyville, Kansas -  December 9, 1882
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Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA

1895 - BUSINESS DISTRICT IN FLAMES
Disastrous Fire Prevails in the Town of Ridgefield, Conn. - Buildings in Rutherford Burning.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec 8. - The business district of this town is threatened with destruction by fire.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 9, 1895
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Casper, Wyoming, USA

1909 - Engineer killed by exploding boiler.
Casper. - One man was killed and two injured, one probably fatally, by the explosion of the boiler of a Burlington locomotive twelve miles west of here. The dead man is B. H. MILLER, an engineer, a... Read MORE...

Alamosa Journal -  Alamosa, Colorado -  December 9, 1915
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Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

1909 - MILLION DOLLAR FIRE DESTROYED PART OF A CITY. KALAMAZOO, MICH., VISITED BY AWFUL CONFLAGRATION LAST NIGHT - ONE MAN BURNED.
[By Associated Press.]
Kalamazoo, Mich., Dec. 9. - A million dollars worth of property was destroyed and the city was saved from destruction only after an all night fight by the combined forces of... Read MORE...

Janesville Daily Gazette -  Wisconsin -  December 9, 1909
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Johnny Cake - One cup sweet milk, one cup wheat flour, one and one-half cups corn meal, one...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 30, 1881
Thetford Mines, Québec, Canada (Saint-Alphonse-de-Thetford)

1938 - DEATH PIT. 7 QUEBEC MINERS DIE IN ROCKSLIDE.
Thetford Mines, Que., Dec. 8. (CP) - A rock-slide two hours after a dynamite blast in the Bell asbestos mine here brought death last night to seven miners who were buried alive. Early today three of... Read MORE...

Winnipeg Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  December 9, 1938
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One Dollar
Name Suspenders
Sawyer & Wolf
Easthampton, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

1946 - HOTEL FIRE IN CANADA KILLS ELEVEN PERSONS. EIGHTEEN INJURED AS FLAMES SWEEP 3-STORY BUILDING.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Dec. 9 (UP) - Authorities attempted today to complete identification of 11 persons killed early Sunday by a spectacular fire which virtually destroyed the three story Barry... Read MORE...

Middlesboro Daily News -  Kentucky -  December 9, 1946
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1851  December 9 – The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.

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

Quebec - Did you know? People of New France were rewarded for having large families - 10 children - 300 pounds per year;...Read MORE...



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Corner Broad and Fulton Streets, Waverly, N.Y.

Williams' Jersey Cream Toilet Soap
The J.B. Williams Co., Glastonbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Died December 9

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

1842 - Inmates Publish Newspaper

Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro)

1842 - Inmates Publish Newspaper
The inmates of the Insane Asylum at Brattleboro, Vermont, have commenced the publication of a weekly newspaper, called the Asylum Journal. - They have got out a 'crazy man's ticket' - the candidates... Read MORE...

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Jamestown Journal -  New York -  December 8, 1842
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1902 advertisement

Furniture, Carpets, Bedding, Draperies, Stoves, Ranges, ETc.
Atherton Furniture
Lewiston, Maine
1859 - The Public Pulse
We copy a few throbs of the public pulse on John Brown's death as indicating the general public feeling on the subject. The first is the simple announcement from Charlestown.

CHARLESTOWN, Dec. 2 - ... Read MORE...

Berlin City Courant -  Berlin, Wisconsin -  December 8, 1859
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Trenton, New Jersey, USA

1889 - THRUST THROUGH WITH A RED HOT IRON.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 8. - THOMAS HOTCHKISS, a "rougher" in Roeblings' rolling mill, met a shocking death today. He was stepping down to repair a break when a red hot iron rod from the rolls ran into... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 8, 1889
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Guilford, Maine, USA

1902 - GUILFORD MEETS MISFORTUNE. The Principal Block Of The Town Destroyed By Fire.
Guilford, Me., Dec. 7. - Fire early today destroyed Guilford's principal business block, caused a financial loss of fully $22,000 and left five secret societies without a meeting place in this... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  December 8, 1902
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

White Mountain Rolls - Sixteen cups of flour, half cup of sugar, cup of butter, cup of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881
Lewiston, Maine, USA

1903 - HILL TRAGEDY. The Son is Alive and Resting Comfortably - An Operation Will be Performed. THE OLD FATHER BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN INSANE.
The Details of the Sad Affair Which Caused a Sensation Yesterday Morning.

A most shocking double tragedy occurred in Barkerville yester-day morning at 6.35, when Daniel W. Hill shot his son and... Read MORE...

The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  Tuesday, December 8, 1903
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Daily Journal and Tribune
Tennessee
August 20, 1892
Ithaca, New York, USA

1906 - SEVEN DIE IN CORNELL FIRE. MRS. FISKE'S BEAUTIFUL CHAPTER MANSION BURNED. THREE FIREMEN VOLUNTEERS CRUSHED UNDER WALLS - STUDENTS ENTRAPPED.
Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 7. - Seven persons met death this morning in the worst disaster that ever befell Cornell university. Three of the victims were volunteer firemen and four were students. The... Read MORE...

The Fresno Morning Republican -  Fresno, California -  December 8, 1906
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Bakersfield, California, USA

1906 - SIX BURIED IN A TUNNEL. ENTOMBED IN KERN RIVER POWER CO.'S SHAFT. FOURTEEN SECTIONS COLLAPSED LIKE CARDS AND BODIES ARE FAR BEYOND REACH.
Bakersfield, Dec. 7. - Six miners were entombed this morning by the caving of a shaft leading to the big steel pipe conduit which passes through a mountain 2000 feet at a high angle in the Kern river ... Read MORE...

The Fresno Morning Republican -  Fresno, California -  December 8, 1906
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1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"
President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech" to a Joint session of the United States Congress at 12:30 p.m. EST (17.30 GMT). Transmitted live over all four major... Read MORE...

www.wikipedia.org
December 8, 1941
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1879  NO BLACK FEVER IN SILLERY
QUEBEC, Dec. 7. - There is no truth to the rumors of a plague at Sillery. The deaths referred to in last night's dispatches were from typhoid fever.

New York Herald-Tribune
New York, New York

America - Did you know? November 7, 1916 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? People of New France were rewarded for having large families - 10 children - 300 pounds per year;...Read MORE...



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Jefferson Avenue, Looking East From Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.

Washing and Drying the Hair

National Labor Tribune
Pennsylvania
February 1, 1900
Died December 8

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

1876 - THE HOLOCAUST. The Story as it Stood at Two O'clock This Afternoon. AN UNPRECEDENTED HORROR. EVERY HOUR ADDING TO THE LIST OF THE DEAD. THE CALAMITY NOT YET MEASURED.

Hagerstown, Maryland, USA

1871 - MARYLAND. A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE RAGING IN HAGERSTOWN.
HAGERSTOWN, Dec. 7 1 A. M. — Last evening at ten o’clock a fire broke out in the business house of Rollins & Burbank, agricultural implement dealers, Antietam street, opposite the Baltimore and Ohio... Read MORE...

Boston Daily Advertiser -  Boston, Massachusetts -  December 7, 1871
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What to Get a Man for Christmas
Postal Scale and Letter Opener
Postal Scale Company, Chapel St., New Haven, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)

1876 - THE HOLOCAUST. The Story as it Stood at Two O'clock This Afternoon. AN UNPRECEDENTED HORROR. EVERY HOUR ADDING TO THE LIST OF THE DEAD. THE CALAMITY NOT YET MEASURED.
A Hundred Bodies Recovered from the Ruins and a Hundred More Visible.
GENERAL FEATURES OF THE DISASTER.

Every hour since the fire in the theatre was extinguished has brought fresh and saddening... Read MORE...

The Brooklyn Eagle  -  New York, New York -  December 7, 1876
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San Francisco, California, USA

1900 - FELL ON MOLTEN GLASS. Scores Killed and Injured by the Collapse of a Roof. SEVERAL ROASTED TO DEATH.
Disaster Occurred at a Football Game in San Francisco - Victims Were Hurled on a Red Hot Furnace - Bodies Drawn From the Retorts With Pokers - The Dead and Injured.

San Francisco (Special). - By... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  December 7, 1900
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The Dalles, Oregon, USA

1901 - ATTEMPT TO WRECK TRAIN. NARROW ESCAPE OF PASSENGERS ON O. R. & N. NEAR THE DALLES. NUTS PLACED ON RAILS SEND ENGINE AND MAIL CAR FROM TRACK - ENGINEER AND FIREMAN INJURED - PASSENGERS ARE UNHURT.
Portland, Ore., Dec. 6. - The eastbound passenger train, No. 2, on the Oregon Railway & Navigation, which left this city at 9 a.m., was wrecked 12 miles east of The Dalles this afternoon.

The... Read MORE...

Anaconda Standard -  Montana -  December 7, 1901
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Clinton, Massachusetts, USA

1907 - CLINTON'S TOWN HALL DESTROYED BY FIRE.
LOSS OF $100,000 - PROBABLY DUE TO CIGARETTE STUB LEFT BY SOMEONE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL DANCE - TOWN RECORDS SAFE, AND NO OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED.

Clinton, Mass., Dec. 7. - This town was visited by one ... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  December 7, 1907
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Rice Waffles - Beat together a pint of milk, the yolks of three eggs, two ounces of butter...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 5, 1881
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1930  December 7 – The television station W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts, broadcasts video and audio from the radio orchestra program The Fox Trappers.

This broadcast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for the I. J. Fox Furriers company which sponsored the telecast.

www.wikipedia.org
December 7, 1930
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The Edison New Standard Phonograph
Price $20
National Phonograph Co., New York

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, USA

1940 - 4 AIR OFFICERS, SCHOOL BOY DIE; TWELVE ESCAPE.
Lancaster, Cal., Dec. 7 - (I.P.) - The toll of a collision between a school bus and an army station wagon rose to five today with the death in Community hospital of 14-year-old HOWARD... Read MORE...

The Times -  San Mateo, California -  December 7, 1940
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1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Aircraft flying from Imperial Japanese Navy carriers launch a surprise attack on the United States fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, thus drawing the United States into World... Read MORE...

www.americaslibrary.gov
December 7, 1941
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1935  December 7 - Severe flooding hit parts of the Houston, TX, area. Eight persons were killed as one hundred city blocks were inundated.

The Weather Channel

October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Quebec - Did you know? The Assomption (or arrow) sash is a symbolic piece of clothing central to the culture of the...Read MORE...



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Pearl Works (1910)

Goff's Angora Braid
D. Goff & Sons, Pawtucket, R.I.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Died December 7

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Friday, December 6, 2019

1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.

1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)
... In 1867 Mr. C. Latham Sholes, a printer and editor; Mr. Samuel W. Soule, a printer, and Mr. Carlos Glidden, a retired merchant, all residents of Milwaukee, inspired by an article of the London... Read MORE...

National Republican -  Washington, DC -  December 6, 1884
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1920 Ad for Geo. Gordon & Co., Limited
Manufactures of Red and White Pine Lumber
Franklin Centre, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-Abbé) (Starnesborough)

1884 - Reverend Arrested
MONTREAL, December 6, - Rev. F. R. Pepin, of St. Antoine Abbe parish, who is charged with indecently assaulting young girls attending confession in his church, has been arrested on criminal warrants, ... Read MORE...

Dunkirk Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  December 6, 1884
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Raymond, New Hampshire, USA

1892 - A TOWN IN FLAMES. Large Portion of Raymond, N. H., May Be reduced to Ashes.
Portsmouth, N. H. Dec. 6 - The town of Raymond, a small place about twenty miles from this city, is in flames. The fire first broke out about 11 o’clock last night in Pythian hall, over J. H. Watts’... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  December 6, 1892
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Snaps - Take one cup of molasses, three-quarters of a cup of sugar, one tablespoon each of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880
1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.
Obey Rum Law, F.D.R. Urges
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5. (AP) - President Roosevelt late today signed a proclamation declaring the prohibition amendment had been repealed.

In the proclamation, the... Read MORE...

The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  December 6, 1933
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John Snyder
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

1945 - NAVY REPORTS 5 PLANES LOST OVER ATLANTIC. SEARCH UNDER WAY OFF FLORIDA COAST; 10 CREWMEN ABOARD.
Miami, Fla. (UP) - A flight of five navy torpedo bombers disappeared off the southeast Florida coast last night, and today a full-scale search aided by aircraft carrier was launched over a wide... Read MORE...

Charleston Daily Mail -  Charleston, West Virginia -  December 6, 1945
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Franklin, Massachusetts, USA

1954 - FIVE TRAPPED CHILDREN DIE DURING FIRE. PERISH IN FARM HOUSE BEDROOM; FATHER SAVES MOTHER AND YOUNGEST INFANT.
Franklin, Mass., (AP) - Five helpless children, trapped in their bedroom by flames, died a few minutes before midnight in a roaring farmhouse fire.

Their father, REGINALD DE BAGGIS, 30, a polisher ... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  December 6, 1954
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1884  December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

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1907  December 6 – Monongah Mining disaster: A coal mine explosion kills 362 workers in Monongah, West Virginia, United States

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America - Did you know? Presidential Turkey Pardons: Thanksgiving in general seems to mystify those not steeped in American ...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? French-Canadian couples getting married are not supposed to wear new shoes at the wedding. Grains,...Read MORE...



French-Canadian Culture (www.buzzle.com /articles /french-canadiane-culture.html)
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Smith & Alford,
Dry Good, Boots and Shoes
Died December 6

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

1889 - The Whole Party Drowned

Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

1853 - Sad Occurrence
Mrs. Mary Whiting, an aged lady of nearly 90 years, was burned to death in Sutton, Massachusetts, on Sabbath evening. She was alone in the house, the other members of the family being absent at an... Read MORE...

The Adams Sentinel -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  December 5, 1853
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The Daintiest Maid that ever rode a wheel need not fear to use Dixon's Graphitoleo

Jos. Dixon Crucible Company
Jersey City, N.J.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)

1889 - The Whole Party Drowned.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Wellington Hart, of North Smithfield, and R. A. Smith of Monegan, well known farmer, each sixty years of age, started to drive home from Woonsocket about nightfall, on Saturday, in ... Read MORE...

The Carthage Blade -  Carthage, North Carolina -  December 5, 1889
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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1889 - $10,000,000 FIRE! A CITY GOES UP IN FLAMES. Lynn, Mass. Desolated. - Boston Subscribes Nearly a Million Dollars For the Sufferers.
Lynn, Mass, the city of shoes, was visited Tuesday afternoon by the greatest fire in its history and with two exceptions the conflagration is the most disastrous which ever visited New England. The... Read MORE...

The Carthage Blade -  Carthage, North Carolina -  December 5, 1889
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Joliet, Illinois, USA

1890 - WORKMEN SLAIN. COLLAPSE OF A BIG BLAST FURNACE AT JOLIET, ILL. NINE MEN KILLED AND MANY HURT. THE VICTIMS CRUSHED TO DEATH BY PONDEROUS MASSES OR IRON.
Joliet, Ill., Dec. 5. - One of the most distressing calamities that have ever befallen Joliet occurred at the works of the Joliet Steel Company in this city at noon Thursday, resulting in the death... Read MORE...

Logansport Reporter -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 5, 1890
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Brown Bread Biscuit - One pound of coarse brown flour or oatmeal flour, two ounces of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 3, 1882
Thompson, Connecticut, USA

1891 - FOUR TRAINS SMASHED UP - DISASTROUS ACCIDENT ON THE NEW-ENGLAND ROAD.
TWO FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDED, THEN TWO PASSENGER TRAINS RAN INTO THE WRECK - THREE MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED.

PROVIDENCE, R. I., Dec. 4. - The worst wreck ever experienced by the New-York and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 5, 1891
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Chicken Tamale
"A Unique Mexican Dish"
Armour Packing Co.
Kansas City, Mo., U.S.A.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Boise, Idaho, USA

1908 - SCHOOL FOR HELPLESS CHILDREN IS BURNED BUT ALL ESCAPED.
Boise, Idaho, Dec. 4. - The Central school building, temporarily occupied by the Idaho State School for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind, was partially destroyed by fire early this morning. Forty children,... Read MORE...

The Fresno Morning Republican -  Fresno, California -  December 5, 1908
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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1919 - NEW ORLEANS' FRENCH OPERA HOUSE BURNED. FAMOUS STRUCTURE, BUILT IN 1859, IS COMPLETELY DESTROYED BY FIRE.
New Orleans, Dec. 5. - (United Press). - The Old French opera house, a landmark of old New Orleans, was burned to the ground Thursday in a fire which originated in the rear of the restaurant Cafe de... Read MORE...

The Star -  Anniston, Alabama -  December 5, 1919
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1868  Slight shocks of earthquake were felt at Middleboro, Mass., a few days ago.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1941  December 5 - The temperature at Enosburg Falls soared to 72 degrees to establish a state record for Vermont for the month of December.

The Weather Channel

April 22, 1889 - Oklahoma is opened to settlers.

Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French...Read MORE...



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Rubifoam is a cleansing, fragrant, antiseptic, liquid dentifrice, entirely free from grit or acid.

E. W. Hoyt & Co.
Lowell, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Died December 5

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

1869 - Wore suit for more than 50 years

Canterbury, Connecticut, USA

1869 - Wore suit for more than 50 years
An old man in Canterbury, Conn., seventy-five years of age, died recently and was buried in a suit of clothes which he procured when a young man, and had worn constantly as a Sunday suit for more... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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Have you protected the finish on your Packard?
Packard Louisville Motor Company, Incorporated
Broadway at Campbell
Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA (South Deerfield)

1869  An echo as good as any on record is to be heard on any clear day on Zeri Smith's farm, in the Great river district of Deerfield, Mass.

Standing about sixty yards west of his barn, it will return to the speaker a sentence of ten or a dozen words with entire distinctness, and with a curiously varied intonation.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

1869  A miserly merchant, named Lyman Allen, was found dead in his bed at Taylor's hotel, Jersey City, the other morning.

He had lived there five years, took only one meal daily, was worth $600,000, and his wardrobe, at the time of his death, was valued at twenty-five cents. Friends in Newtown, Conn., got his money.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 4, 1869
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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

1897 - FIRE AT LACROSSE. OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BULDING BURNED - LOSS $200,000.
LaCrosse, Wis., Dec. 3. - The worst fire that has visited this city for years occurred about midnight last night. Of the old "Brick Pomeroy" block and the McMillan Opera House block, this morning... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 4, 1897
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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
Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA

1902 - BURIED IN MOLTEN STEEL. HORRIBLE ACCIDENT AT SOUTH SHARON IRON WORKS.
Sharon, Pa., Dec. 4. - Two men are dead, two are not expected to recover and one other is in a serious condition as the result of one of the worst accidents in the history of the South Sharon works... Read MORE...

The Daily Times -  New Brunswick, New Jersey -  December 4, 1902
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D. C. Browne Pure Milk & Cream
Phone 4508-3
Wolcott, Conn.
Brunswick, Maine, USA

1907 - AWFUL EXPLOSION KILLS TWO AND INJURES MANY. PRETTY LITTLE RAILROAD STATION IN BRUNSWICK WRECKED BY BOILER EXPLOSION.
The handsome little station of the Maine Central railroad at Brunswick, was badly demolished at midnight Saturday by an explosion, caused by the blowing up of one portion of the steam heating plant.... Read MORE...

Bath Independent And Enterprise -  Bath, Maine -  December 4, 1907
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New Bern, North Carolina, USA (Newbern)

1922 - WORST FIRE IN HISTORY OF NEW BERN. 500 RESIDENCES AND BUSINESS HOUSES DESTROYED AND 1,800 PERSONS RENDERED HOMELESS - LOSS OVER TWO MILLION DOLLARS - FIRE SWEPT 8 BLOCKS FROM ONE TO FIVE BLOCKS WIDE.
An Associated Press dispatch gives the following:
New Bern, Dec. 1. - An army of grimy chimneys, standing as grim sentinels amidst an area of smouldering ruins which extends for half a mile from the ... Read MORE...

Robesonian -  Lumberton, North Carolina  -  December 4, 1922
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Schenectady, New York, USA

1922 - SCHENECTADY FIRE LOSS WILL REACH $250,000.
Schenectady, Dec. 3. - Schenectady's entire fire department battled hours yesterday afternoon and last night against flames which destroyed two of the four stories on the fround floor of the New... Read MORE...

Oneonta Daily Star -  Oneonta, New York -  December 4, 1922
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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
1875  December 4 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then to Spain.

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1945  December 4 - U.S. joins United Nations



Observation of foreign travelers to America: In America, there are "Flags everywhere. EVERYWHERE."

Quebec - Did you know? Most of the men in New France were farmers. Life was very hard for the farmer. He was the one who...Read MORE...



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Cape Casino and Park

Sands' Patent Triple Motion White Mountain Freezers
Manufactured by the White Mountain Freezer Co., Nashua, N.H.
Died December 4

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Monday, December 2, 2019

1876 - Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone


Omo Dress Shield
The Omo Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ct.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898
Pownal, Vermont, USA

1864 - Train Accident
James Claney, 36 years of age, for three years a soldier, but recently a resident of Pownal, and track-master on the Troy and Boston railroad, was run over and instantly killed by an evening train,... Read MORE...

The Vermont Phoenix -  Brattleboro, Vermont -  December 2, 1864
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North Providence, Rhode Island, USA

1871 - Mill Fire
The Grey-stone mills in North Providence, Rhode Island, owned by R. W. Cady, and run by Zebulon Whipple, was burned yesterday morning. The insurance was thirty thousand dollars on the mill and... Read MORE...

Memphis Daily Appeal -  Memphis, Tennessee -  December 2, 1871
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Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA (Cotuit) (Centreville) (Hyannis) (Osterville) (West Barnstable) (Marston's Mills)

1871  A young man found a skunk in his cellar at Barnstable, Mass.,

and carefully let down a piece of meat covered with arsenic to the floor, as he thought. It was afterwards found that the bait had been lowered into the pork barrel.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 2, 1871
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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
1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest... Read MORE...

Democrat and Chronicle -  Rochester, New York -  December 2, 1876
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Highest Price For Eggs
Mann's New Bone Cutter
F. W. Mann Company, Milford, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

1892 - An Opera House Burned.
NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 1. - Fire was discovered in the Nicholas Opera House at New Canaan this afternoon, and before the local Fire Department, which consists of hand and a bucket brigade, could... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 2, 1892
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1816  December 2 - 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)

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1871  Lebanon, Conn., still cherishes on its common the old oven used by the French in the Revolution.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1927  December 2 – Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.

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America - Did you know? Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women...Read MORE...



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Quebec - Did you know? French Canadians celebrate Dollard Day on the Monday preceding May 25. The day honors a...Read MORE...



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August 1898
Died December 2

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