Wednesday, December 18, 2019

1869 - Not long ago a merchant in Munich bought from a peasant a wagon load of hay, paying for it by weight...


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1866 - Fire at Charlestown
BOSTON, Monday, Dec. 17. A fire in Charlestown last night destroyed the wooden building at the corner of High and Pearl streets, formerly occupied as a Methodist Church. Loss, $10,000. The Armory of... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 18, 1866
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1869 - Not long ago a merchant in Munich bought from a peasant a wagon load of hay, paying for it by weight.
When the wagon was about to be unloaded the head of the seller's son appeared on top. The buyer cried out that he had bought the young scamp too, and therefore could do as he liked with him, and... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  December 18, 1869
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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
1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
THE MACHINE ACTUALLY FLIES
Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ... Read MORE...

Lewiston Evening Journal -  Lewiston, Maine -  December 18, 1903
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Daily Journal and Tribune
Tennessee
August 20, 1892
Spokane, Washington, USA

1915 - STREET CAR GOES THROUGH BRIDGE. SEVEN KILLED AND TEN INJURED HEN DIVISION STREET, SPOKANE, STRUCTURE COLLAPSES AND PEOPLE FALL INTO RIVER.
Spokane, Wash., Dec. 18 - Seven persons were killed and ten were injured today when a street car went through the Division Street bridge over the Spokane River. The killed were in the car more than... Read MORE...

Ogden Standard -  Ogden, Utah -  December 18, 1915
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1796  December 18 - 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)

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1869  In Tiffin, Ohio, the other day a little boy placed his mouth over a teakettle of boiling water, tipped it up and filled his mouth with the hot water, a portion of which he swallowed. His death resulted in a few days after the occurrence.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1892  December 18 – The Nutcracker ballet with music by Tchaikovsky is premiered at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia.

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America - Did you know? May 13, 1846 - Mexican War: U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other...Read MORE...



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Washing and Drying the Hair

National Labor Tribune
Pennsylvania
February 1, 1900
Died December 18

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