Thursday, December 19, 2019

1903 - LIKE A BIRD AEROPLANE FLIES. Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying Machine Which They Invent and Build.


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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1882 - FIRE IN MINNEAPOLIS. BURNING OF THE BARTON BLOCK - LOSS NEARLY $100,000.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 18. - The Barton Block, in Washington avenue, Minneapolis, was burned this morning, making the third disastrous fire there within a few weeks. The fire originated in the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 19, 1882
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1884 - A Serious Blaze in Detroit
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 18. Fire broke out yesterday afternoon in Thomas Moore’s planing-mill on High street. Delbridge, Brooks & Fisher’s planning-mill was also ignited, and the flames soon leaped... Read MORE...

Decatur Morning Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  December 19, 1884
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Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)

1890 - BRIDGE WENT DOWN - ENTIRE PASSENGER TRAIN SMASHED IN PIECES. ENGINE AND BAGGAGE CAR ALONE REMAIN ON TRACK - TEN PASSENGERS KILLED AND MANY INJURED.
Quebec, Dec. 18. - The express train from Halifax on the Intercolonial which was due at Levis at 11:40 a.m., met with a frightful accident about three miles from its destination.
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Manitoba Daily Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  December 19, 1890
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1892 - Loss in the Fall River Fire.
FALL RIVER, Mass., Dec. 18 - In the fire on the Staples Coal Company's wharf property, Davel Street, last night a large Chase elevator costing over $11,000 was practically rendered useless by falling ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 19, 1892
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Easton, Pennsylvania, USA

1897 - FIRE AT LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. NEW PARDEE HALL PARTLY DESTROYED - VALUABLE COLLECTIONS AND APPARATUS BURNED - WARD LIBRARY GONE.
Easton, Penn., Dec. 18. - Pardee Hall, the magnificent four-story stone structure that stood on the brow of College Hill, this city, and was the pride of Lafayette College, was badly damaged by fire... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 19, 1897
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1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
LIKE A BIRD AEROPLANE FLIES.
Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying Machine Which They Invent and Build.
NORFOLK, Va. - The problem of aerial flight without the use of ... Read MORE...

Evening Sentinel -  Santa Cruz, California -  December 19, 1903
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Remember that a lady-like deportment is always modest and quiet. If you meet a friend at table, and ...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
1912 - DEATH TOLL IN WRECK IS FIVE; CREW CENSURED. IMPROPER HANDLING BELIEVED CAUSE OF FREIGHT'S WILD RACE. GENERAL MANAGER'S STATEMENT.
Besides Crew, Bodies of Two Others are Found and More May Be Buried Beneath the Debris - Injured Fireman is Dying, Brakeman is Better.

The toll of death in Thursday's terrible wreck on the... Read MORE...

The Weekly Courier -  Connellsville, Pennsylvania -  December 19, 1912
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1732  December 19 - Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"

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1904  December 19 - Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905

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1907  December 19 – An explosion in a coal mine in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania kills 239.

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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? 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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Lago di Como

G. G. Whittaker
Died December 19

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