Friday, December 20, 2019

Santa Answers Appeal of Girl

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

1790 - December 20 - 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)

Reinvent Rhode Island: The Industrial Revolution started in Rhode... Read MORE...
December 20, 1790

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
Augusta, Maine, USA

1867 - Destructive Fire in Augusta, Me.
AUGUSTA, Me., Thursday, Dec. 19. A large building, the property of the A & W Sprague Manufacturing Company, of Providence, R. I., and occupied by several firms for the manufacture of sash, blinds and ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 20, 1867

1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)

A certificate was filed yesterday in the county clerk's office showing that the capital stock of the Eastman Dry Plate and Film company $200,000, has been fully paid up. The trustees ... Read MORE...

Democrat and Chronicle -  Rochester, New York -  December 20, 1884

Caraquet, Gloucester, New Brunswick, Canada

Moncton, N.B., Dec. 19. - A fearful disaster occurred last night near Caraquette Station, on the northern division of the Intercolonial Railroad. It is reported that a train went through a bridge and ... Read MORE...

Logansport Journal -  Logansport, Indiana -  December 20, 1887

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

German Puffs - One pint of milk, four eggs; five spoonful of flour; bake in cups fifteen or...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 3, 1880
St Louis, Missouri, USA

1897 - VAULTS SAVE. St. Louis' Largest Jewelry Firm From Being Wiped Out by Fire. BUILDING AND ALL GO. But Half of the Stock Was Saved by Being in Fire Proof Vaults. FAMILY'S NARROW ESCAPE.
St. Louis, Dec. 19. - Fire started in the basement of the building occupied by the Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry Company, at the corner of Locust street and Broadway, early this morning. The five story... Read MORE...

The Morning Herald -  Lexington, Kentucky -  December 20, 1897

The Edison New Standard Phonograph
Price $20
National Phonograph Co., New York

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Huntington, West Virginia, USA

1904 - ALL FIREMEN CALLED OUT To Fight a Bad Blaze Back of the C & O Hospital
High Wind Was Blowing and the Fire Destroyed Three Buildings
A fire alarm from box twenty-eight called the department to the corner of Eighteenth street and Sixth avenue, where just back of the C &... Read MORE...

The Huntington Advertiser -  Huntington, West Virginia -  December 20, 1904

Lavaltrie, Qu├ębec, Canada (Saint-Antoine)

1913 - Counterfeit Money Source - Canadian Authorities Raid Shack in Little Village of Lavaltrie
Six Men are Captured
Complete Plant: Press. Plates and Paper: Building Resembles Arsenal.
Officers Smash Door, Rush in Upon Occupants While They Sleep.

MONTREAL - By a raid on ...

Idaho Statesman -  Idaho -  December 20, 1913

Aged People Should Eat Very Little Meat
Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)

1958 - Santa Answers Appeal of Girl
TAMPA, Fla., Dec 20. (AP) - Note to Viola S. McGraw of Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada: A Christmas package containing a doll, pajamas, socks, pencils, crayons and coloring books is on its way from... Read MORE...

Spokane Daily Chronicle -  Spokane, Washington -  December 20, 1958

1860  Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

1946  December 20 - Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, featuring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, and Thomas Mitchell, is released in New York.

America - Did you know? January 12, 1932 - Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate,...Read MORE...

Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
Picture of the Day

Visit Newton, New Jersey, USA!

Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

Business Section, Newton, N.J.

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

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Died December 20