Tuesday, January 28, 2020

1871 - Oyster Can Explodes

Springfield, Vermont, USA

1853 - Fire at Springfield, Vermont.
SPRINGFIELD, Vt., Monday, Jan. 26. A large Grist and Saw Mill, two miles south of Centre Village, Springfield, Vt., belonging to William Gould, was destroyed by fire this morning. Insured for $2,300... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 28, 1853
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A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

1871 - The King of Bavaria came near drowning last December.
He was skating in the neighborhood of Munich, when the ice broke and he fell in. A private soldier who was near saved the King's life with great difficulty at the risk of his own life. The King... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Lexington, Kentucky, USA

1871 - Oyster Can Explodes
A sealed can of oysters carelessly left on the embers in a store at Lexington, Ky., the other day, exploded with tremendous force, bursting the grate to atoms, shaking the house, and severely... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA

1871 - Double Tragedy
A young married woman, apparently in good health, fell dead in Coatesville, Chester Co., Pa., a few days ago, while preparing dinner, and her aged mother, hastening down stairs on being summoned,... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald  -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA

1871  Killed by a Pencil

A Mr. Bonacher, of Sharon, Penn., recently slipped and fell, and the point of a lead pencil which he carried in his pocket penetrated his side, causing almost instant death.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Chicken Mayonnaise - Cut up some chickens and fry them nicely in butter. Let them get cold,...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., November 17, 1880
Sacramento, California, USA

1871  Sophisticated Young Criminals

In Sacramento, Cal., a band of nine boys has just been broken up, which had all the signs, passwords, etc., of an organized robber band, and within two years had committed many crimes.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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"Cuticura soap, manufactured by the Potter Drug and Chemical company, is an antibacterial medicated soap in use since 1865. Noted Boston philanthropist George Robert White (1847-1922) was once the president and owner of Potter Drug and Chemical. Cuticura contains triclocarban instead of the more usual triclosan. These two antibacterial agents have very similar molecularity. By themselves they kill 99.99% of bacteria and microbes (like fungus spores) on contact. Cuticura soap has been in use, and is relatively unchanged, since 1865." wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1871 - Revolver Maker Leaves Large Fortune
Ethan Allen, who recently died in Worcester, Mass., at the age of sixty-four, preceded Colt in the manufacture of revolvers. One of his earliest inventions was the "pepper-box revolver," produced in... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Old Town, Maine, USA

1871 - Clock Accident
A few days ago, while the clock on the St. James Episcopal Church, in Old-town, Me., was being wound up, the chain attached to one of the wights parted, and the ponderous iron weight went crushing... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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Hinsdale, Massachusetts, USA

1871  Boiler Explodes

A locomotive exploded its boiler near Hinsdale, on the Boston & Albany Railroad a few nights ago, scalding five men, two of whom, Engineer Hustard and Joseph H. Eustace, of Boston, have since died.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1871
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never eat every morsel that is upon your plate; and surely no lady will ever scrape her plate, or...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
Burlington, Vermont, USA

1882 - WORK OF A SEVERE GALE.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 27. - At 7 o'clock this morning this city was visited by the severest gale for many years, doing great damage to property. One wall of the Burlington and Lamville Railroad... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 28, 1882
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA

1888 - In Wisconsin spirit thermometers on the 21st registered 68 degrees below zero at Chippewa Falls,
36 below at Janesville, 55 at Hudson, 52 at Dartford, 53 at Princeton, 50 at Sparta, 52 at Green Lake, and extreme cold was reported in other portions of the State. In the northern portions of... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 28, 1888
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1888  The doors of the First National Bank of Auburn, N.Y., were closed on the 23d, the result of a defalcation of $200,000 on the part of its cashier, Charles O'Brien, who had fled.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  On the 21st Oscar F. Beckwith, the Austerlitz murderer was sentenced to be hanged March 1, at Hudson, N. Y. This was the sixth time he had been sentenced.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  A portion of the Holyoke (Mass.) Envelope Company;s mill was burned on the 22d. Loss, $325,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  In portions of Vermont and New Hampshire the mercury registered 30 degrees below zero on the 21st.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  In Western Nebraska a coal famine existed on the 21st, and coal trains on the Union Pacific were being stopped and robbed.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  Brewere Arsendorf, who was twice tried at Sioux City, Ia., for the Haddock murder, spent a fortune. His defense cost him over $175,000 and he is now reduced to traveling for a Milwaukee concern.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  An Apache Indian at San Carlos, A. T., got drunk on the 21st, killed his wife and child, and was shot by a sergeant of the guard.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  Governor Martin, of Kansas, authorized the statement on the 23d that great distress prevailed in the extreme southwestern part of the State, owing to the failure of the crops last year and the rigor of the winter.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  A fire on the 25th in Barber & Co.'s thread-mill at Allentown, Pa., caused a loss of $250,000.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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The Fish Net & Twine Co.
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Monday, January 27, 2020

1872 Advice - Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard...

Middlefield, Massachusetts, USA

1873 - COLLISION OF FREIGHT TRAINS ON A BRIDGE IN MASSACHUSETTS - THREE LIVES LOST AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
From the Springfield (Mass.) Union. Jan. 25.
A most disastrous accident occurred on the Boston and Albany Railroad last evening, a short distance beyond Middlefield. The first of the afternoon... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 27, 1873
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Murray & Lanman's Florida Water

To the rich and to the poor,
To all people of taste,
at home,
on ship board,
at the seaside,
in the mountains.

No article will afford so much pleasure or contribute so largely to comfort as Murray & Lanman's Florida Water...
Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA

1874  Earthquake

Citizens of Chelmsford, Mass. report a perceptible shock of earthquake at that place on Sunday noon, which shock shook buildings and caused considerable alarm.

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Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  January 27, 1874
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Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

1885 - THE STATE INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE.
Indianapolis, Jan. 27. - Fire at the insane hospital this morning was got under control after destroying the engine room, laundry and bakery, and some smaller apartments located in the rear of the... Read MORE...

Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  January 27, 1885
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

1895 - ELECTRIC CARS COLLIDE. THE DEATH OF TWO PERSONS, AT LEAST, BEYOND A DOUBT.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Jan. 26. - Two men were fatally and five other persons seriously injured in a collision between two electric cars near this city today. The collision occurred on a sharp curve, and ... Read MORE...

St. Paul Globe -  St. Paul, Minnesota -  January 27, 1895
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Weston, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - Boston Banker's Home At Weston Is Burned
Weston, Jan. 26, Lack of water so badly handicaped (sic) the Weston firemen in fighting a blaze on the Conant road estate of George G. McCAUSLAND, vice president of the First National Bank in Boston, ... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  January 27, 1908
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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
Everett, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - BLOCK OF BUILDINGS DESTROYED.
Everett, Mass., Jan. 27. - Nearly an entire block of buildings, including the Masonic Hall, was destroyed by fire early in the day, with a loss of about $75,000. The local department was unable to... Read MORE...

Edwardsville Intelligencer  -  Edwardsville, Illinois -  January 27, 1908
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Nicoll the Tailor
9 South Illinois St.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Everett, Massachusetts, USA

1908 - PASSENGERS CUT BY GLASS AS CARS CRASH
The passengers of two outward-bound electrics were thrown into confusion as the two cars collided yesterday afternoon in Glendale square, Everett. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt, although... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  January 27, 1908
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Long Beach, New York, USA

1922 - LONG BEACH FIRE ROUTS 100 IN HOTEL. QUICK AID FROM NEARBY TOWNS SAVES THE NASSAU FROM EARLY MORNING BLAZE. BOARDWALK IS BURNED.
SEVERAL SHOPS PREY TO FLAMES, WHICH CAUSES $50,000 DAMAGE - COLD NUMBS FIREMEN.

The Hotel Nassau, at Long Beach, was threatened by a fire which started in one of the small boardwalk shops at the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 27, 1922
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Plattsburgh, New York, USA

1929 - SIX RESCUED IN PLATTSBURG NORMAL FIRE. TEACHER DROPS PUPILS FROM WINDOW TO GROUND.
Plattsburg, Jan. 26 - Fire believed to have started in the basement as a result of an explosion of an oil burning furnace destroyed Plattsburg Normal School yesterday noon with an estimated loss of... Read MORE...

The Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  January 27, 1929
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard...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
State College, Pennsylvania, USA

1953 - FOUR KILLED IN PLANE CRASH AT STATE COLLEGE.
State College (AP) - Three food executives and a 4-year-old woman, en route to the national potato chip convention in New York City, were killed yesterday when their private plane crashed in an... Read MORE...

Gazette And Bulletin -  Williamsport, Pennsylvania -  January 27, 1953
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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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Sunday, January 26, 2020

1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call

1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded ... Read MORE...

The Raleigh Register -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  January 26, 1861
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Dover, Delaware
Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1882 - LARGE FIRE IN WOONSOCKET. A DEPOT AND SEVERAL STORES DESTROYED - LOSS ABOUT $100,000.
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 25. - A special from Woonsocket, R. I., says: "A fire broke out at 2:30 A. M. in the basement of the Providence and Worcester Railroad Company's depot, occupied by Charles W.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 26, 1882
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1886 - AN EXPLOSION OF GAS.
NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 27. - People living in the lower part of the city were alarmed at noon to-day by what seemed like an earthquake shook preceded by a sharp report. Almost immediately thereafter... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 26, 1886
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Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery)

1896 - The First Canadian Novelist
Mr. J. M. Le Moine, the Canadian litterateur, says that "The History of Emily Montague," published in London by Dodsley, in 1769, was the earliest novel written in Canada, and Sillery, Quebec, where... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  January 26, 1896
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A Simple Apple Sauce
Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - Franklin County - Greenfield - Fatal Fall from a Piazza Roof
Mrs. Luke M. Thornton met with an accident yesterday morning while shaking a rug from the roof of a piazza at her home on Chapman Street and died from the injuries at 6 o'clock last evening. The roof ... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 26, 1900
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Hargraves Mfg. Co., Soap Makers, Fall River, Mass.
Athol, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - BOX FACTORY AT SOUTH ATHOL BURNED.
H. H. Rice’s box factory at South Athol was destroyed by fire at 1 o’clock yesterday morning. The fire caught near the engine-room from an unknown cause. It was first observed by a passer-by who... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 26, 1900
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Mohawk, Montgomery, New York, USA (Fonda)

1909 - HOTEL ROY BURNED. Fonda Landmark Destroyed - Night Porter Injured While Escaping
FONDA, Jan 26 - The most disastrous fire that has visited this village since 1899 was discovered about 2 p.m. yesterday in Hotel Roy. The fire was first discovered by Miss Agnes Miller, an employee... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  January 26, 1909
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Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

1911 - FAMOUS HOTEL DESTROYED TODAY.
Asbury Park, Jan. 26. - The famous West End Hotel was partly destroyed by fire today with a loss of fifty thousand dollars.

Several other famous hostelries were threatened at the time, but finally ... Read MORE...

Olean Times -  New York -  January 26, 1911
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid making any noise in eating, even if each meal is eaten in solitary state. It is a disgusting...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
Troy, New York, USA

1911 - HEAVY FIRE LOSS IN CITY OF TROY. BUSINESS STRUCTURE DESTROYED AT LOSS OF THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND.
Troy, N. Y., Jan. 26. - The Boston store and several other structures in the business section of this city were destroyed by fire early this morning, entailing a loss estimated at $300,000.

The... Read MORE...

Olean Times -  Olean, New York -  January 26, 1911
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Jackson, Michigan, USA

1914 - FIVE ARE KILLED IN HEAD-ON CRASH. FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAINS ON MICHIGAN CENTRAL COLLIDE AT JACKSON. THE DEATH LIST MAY BE LARGER. SEVERAL ARE MISSING AND SOME OF THE SERIOUSLY INJURED MAY DIE.
Jackson, Mich., Jan. 26. - The bodies of four persons were removed early today from the wreck of the Michigan Central passenger train No. 70 from Bay City to Jackson, which met headon with a... Read MORE...

The La Crosse Tribune -  La Crosse, Wisconsin -  January 26, 1914
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1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,
facilitated by a newly invented vacuum tube amplifier, ceremonially inaugurated by Alexander Graham Bell in New York City and his former assistant Thomas A. Watson, in San Francisco, California.... Read MORE...

Altoona Tribune -  Altoona, Pennsylvania -  January 26, 1915
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North Bay, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada

1920 - 15 DEAD IN CRASH ON CANADIAN ROAD. First Section of Vancouver Express Sleeper Telescoped by Engine of Second.
Mother and Two Sons Among the Killed, Bride and Bridegroom Among the Injured.

NORTH BAY, Ont., Jan. 25. - Fifteen persons are dead and a large number injured as the result of a collision to-day... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 26, 1920
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1889  The barge Josephine was wrecked on the 21st off Hull, Mass., and three of the crew were drowned.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

1880 - Chicken Mayonnaise

Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

1821 January 25, 1821 - The Hudson River was frozen solid during the midst of the coldest winter in forty-one years.

Thousands of persons crossed the ice from New York City to New Jersey, and refreshment taverns were set up in the middle of the river to warm pedestrians.

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1882 - HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL BURNED. ONLY THE WALLS LEFT STANDING - A LOSS OF $200,000.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 24. - The public High School was destroyed by fire early this morning, the walls only being left standing. The fire started, it is supposed, from a stove in the basement, which... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 25, 1882
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Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA (Tiverton, Massachusetts)

1889 - Tarred by White Caps
Fall River, Mass., Jan 24. - "Sim" Sherman has been boarding at the house of Clark King on what is known as the King road, near Bliss' Four Corners, Tiverton, R. I. The attentions of Sherman to Mrs.... Read MORE...

The Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  January 25, 1889
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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA (Aldenville) (Chicopee Falls)

1900 - CHICOPEE. FIRE IN RINER’S CLOTHING STORE.
A fire broke out last night about 10:10 in Mendel Riner’s clothing store at 20 Springfield street, Market square. The flames started in the rear part of the store, near the stove, in which there was... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 25, 1900
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Chicken Mayonnaise - Cut up some chickens and fry them nicely in butter. Let them get cold,...Read MORE...



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Middlefield, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - MIDDLEFIELD. A CHILD DIES FROM BURNS.
Ralph Eugene Ferris, the youngest child of Charles H. Ferris, died on Saturday from the effect of burns. Mrs. Ferris was getting ready to mop the floor and turned to get some cold water to add to the ... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 25, 1900
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White Velvet Soap
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Kaukauna, Wisconsin, USA (Grand Kaukaulin)

1904 - FIREMEN'S BITTER FIGHT. Kaukauna Has Blaze Sunday Morning
(Special to the Northwestern.)

Kaukauna, Wis., Jan. 25. - With the thermometer 26 degrees below zero and with face and hands frozen, brave Kaukauna firemen battled with a stubborn fire Sunday... Read MORE...

The Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  January 25, 1904
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Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)

1907 - ENGINE DERAILED ON TRESTLE
Narrow Escape From Bad Wreck on Boston and Maine Road Near Shelburne Falls.

A narrow escape from a serious accident occurred Wednesday evening on the bridge across the Deerfield river at Shelburne ... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 25, 1907
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Ellsworth, Maine, USA

1907 - $25,000 FIRE AT ELLSWORTH.
Ellsworth, Me., Jan. 25. - Hampered by frozen hydrants and in a temperature of 25 degrees below zero the volunteer firemen of Ellsworth, battled the Masonic block, a three-story brick structure on... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Maine -  January 25, 1907
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1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

At a Dinner-Party - after which all present were to attend a dance, it would be in best...Read MORE...



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West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

1907 - Boy Recovering
WEST SPRINGFIELD.
Timothy O'Keefe, the seven-year-old boy who received bad cuts on the forehead Wednesday afternoon while sliding on the school grounds, is recovering at the home of his parents on... Read MORE...

Springfield Daily Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 25, 1907
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Washington, DC, USA

1907 - FIRE WRECKS THEATER. ACADEMY OF MUSIC LAID WASTE BY EARLY MORNING BLAZE. POLICE RESCUE OCCUPANTS.
FLAMES OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN GUT AUDITORIUM AND STAGE, COMPLETELY DESTROYING OUTFIT OF "SECRETS OF POLICE" COMPANY, PLAYING WEEK'S ENGAGEMENT - FIREMEN HAVE NARROW ESCAPE.

One of the largest fires... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  January 25, 1907
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village)

1913  Women Barbers

Haverhill, Massachusetts, master barbers, who have refused to grant the demands of the barbers' union for a $13 minimum wage, have engaged women barbers to take the places of the strikers.

The Ottawa Journal -  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -  January 25, 1913
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1919 - February 26 – Grand Canyon National Park: An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park.
GRAND CANYON TO BECOME PARK AFTER FIGHT OF 33 YEARS

The senate bill to make the Grand Canyon a national park was passed last Monday and sent to conference. In the area set aside are 996 square... Read MORE...

Mohave County Miner -  Kingman, Arizona -  January 25, 1919
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

1936 - Six Army Fliers Killed in Hawaiian Crash; 2 Bombers Fall in Flames After Collision
HONOLULU, Jan. 24 — Six army fliers were killed tonight when two big bombing planes collided 1,000 feet over Luke Field and plunged to the ground in flames. The victims of one of Hawaii's worst... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 25, 1936
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Waterville, Maine, USA

1936 - $35,000 BLAZE AT WATERVILLE.
Waterville, Me., Jan. 24. - Damage of about $35,000 was done to the two-story brick HAINES building on Silver street early Thursday by a fire which threatened to spread to the adjoining MORRISON... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  January 25, 1936
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Marietta, Ohio, USA

1937 - MARIETTA BADLY HIT - Water 20 Feet Deep Swirls In Parts Of Business Area; 500 Homes Affected.
At Martins Ferry the Ohio [River] was at a 46 foot stage after it had dropped to 44 feet Sunday afternoon. The crest was stationary at 51 feet at Marietta but the Muskingum was rising again due to... Read MORE...

Repository -  Canton, Ohio -  January 25, 1937
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1879  A schoolmistress in Newburgh, N. Y., was arrested for whipping a boy.
She proved the boy bad, and, instead of having to pay $2,000 she secured a verdict of $25 against the boy's parents for the annoyance of arrest.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1917  January 25 – An anti-prostitution drive in San Francisco occurs and police close about 200 prostitution houses.

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1924  January 25 - First Olympic Winter Games



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Friday, January 24, 2020

1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress. PLACE OF BEAUTY IS NEW NATIONAL PARK IN THE ROCKIES

1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, who saw something shiny in Sutter Creek near Coloma, California. He had discovered gold... Read MORE...

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Montpelier, Vermont, USA

1877  FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.

MONTPELIER, Jan. 23. - Michael Dingley, of Bethel, a fireman on a freight train on the Central Vermont Railway, was killed this morning at Montpelier Junction.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 24, 1877
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Peekskill, New York, USA

1880 - A New York dispatch says: It is believed a practically inexhaustible supply of emery ore has been discovered near Peekskill.
The discovery is regarded as one of the greatest importance, from the fact that this metal, in a sufficiently pure state to make it marketable, is found in only one place in the United States - near... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 24, 1880
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Buffalo, New York, USA

1891 - A BIG BLAZE IN BUFFALO. WARNER BROTHERS' NEW BUILDING LAID IN ASHES.
THE LOSS ON BUILDING AND STOCK IN FOUR STORES ABOUT $300,000, FULLY INSURED - TWO FIREMEN TAKEN FROM THE RUINS DEAD.

BUFFALO, N. Y., Jan. 23. - The new and handsome building of Warner Brothers,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 24, 1891
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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Egg Plant - elect the large purple kind and one which feels firm; cut it crosswise...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 12, 1881
Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA

1893 - Fire in a Pennsylvania Mine.
HAZLETON, Pa., Jan. 23. - During the cold weather Evans & Co., at Beaver Meadow, placed furnaces along the stop leading to their operations to keep ice from forming on the rails and interfering with... Read MORE...

The Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  January 24, 1893
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1904 ad
Dutch Mike
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Cap-Santé, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-du-Cap-Sante)

1893 - Ferdinand Allard.
Ferdinand Allard has rediscovered the lost art of hardening copper. He was born at Cap Sante, Que., seventy-six years ago, and has worked at the blacksmithing trade for fifty years. He was in such... Read MORE...

The York Daily -  York, Pennsylvania -  January 24, 1893
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Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

1908 - Million Dollar Blaze this Morning at Portland, Maine
Fire Started in the City Hall, Destroying County Records for the Past One Hundred Years - the Fire Chief Badly Hurt.

Portland, Maine, Jan 24. - A conflagration visited this city early this morning ... Read MORE...

Lima Daily News -  Lima, Ohio -  January 24, 1908
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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...



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1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the United States Congress.
PLACE OF BEAUTY IS NEW NATIONAL PARK IN THE ROCKIES

Congress has just set aside 700 square miles of mountainous region near Denver which will hereafter be known as the Rocky Mountain National... Read MORE...

The Bismarck Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  January 24, 1915
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1908  January 24 – Start of publication of Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys in London. The book will over time sell over 100 million copies and effectively begin the worldwide Boy Scout movement.

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1935  January 24 – The first canned beer is sold in Richmond, Virginia, United States, by Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company

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Eugene, Oregon
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1900 - PECULIAR RAILWAY ACCIDENT. Passengers on 7:16 Train Last Evening Get a Little Shock.

Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

January 23, 1780 - The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S.
A British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16 degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from... Read MORE...

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The Idea Food Cutter
The Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co.
Southington, Conn.

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November 1898
Portland, Oregon, USA

1851 - January 23 – The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in the Oregon Territory is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning.
"By 1843, two New Englanders—Asa Lovejoy of Boston, Massachusetts, and Francis Pettygrove of Portland, Maine—had established a land claim approximately fourteen miles upriver from the confluence of... Read MORE...

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1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

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Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst)

1857 - AMHERST COLLEGE fire.
Amherst College, Mass., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1857.

Last evening, (Monday), Amherst was the scene of a sadly destructive fire. At twenty minutes past 8, P.M., it was discovered that the room,... Read MORE...

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The New Game
Conette
Sold Everywhere
Two Styles 25 & 50 Cts.
Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1872 - 5 Drowned
New Bedford, Mass., January 22. - A sad accident occurred here yesterday. Five boys, two named Wilkinson, two named Smith and one named Sharplier were drowned. The sad affair casts a gloom over the... Read MORE...

Sedalia Democrat -  Sedalia, Missouri -  January 23, 1872
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Scarborough, Maine, USA (Scarboro)

1891 - INJURED IN A RAILROAD COLLISION
PORTLAND, Me., Jan. 22. - The local train leaving Portland at 10:25 this morning for Biddeford on the Western Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad was run into in the rear by a wild engine from... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 23, 1891
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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

1892 - Wreck on the Frisco in Arkansas.
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK., Jan. 18. - The north-bound passenger train on the Frisco line was wrecked half a mile south of Wolsey's Switch this afternoon. The train was running at full speed when the two... Read MORE...

Rolla New Era -  Missouri -  January 23, 1892
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA

1896 - WRECK ON THE LEHIGH. A Passenger Train Precipitated Into the Depths of a Coal Mine.
HAZLETON, Pa., Jan. 21. - The Lehigh Valley passenger train, in charge of Engineer MICHAEL LONZER and Conductor GEORGE REESE, was precipitated into the depths of a coal mine near this place. LONZER... Read MORE...

The Essex County Republican -  New York -  January 23, 1896
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Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA (Aldenville) (Chicopee Falls)

1900 - CHICOPEE. PAINT-SHOP BURNED.
The paint-shop of M. I. Fuller, on Pine street, at the Falls, was almost totally destroyed by fire about 8:15 o’clock yesterday morning. Mr. Fuller was passing through the shop and stepped on a... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence)

1900 - FELL DOWN AN ELEVATOR SHAFT
Serious Accident to J. F. Barry in a Northampton Hotel Last Evening.

J. F. Barry of the firm of J. S. Barry & Son, proprietors of the Hampton hotel at Northampton, fell down an elevator shaft at... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1900 - PECULIAR RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
Passengers on 7:16 Train Last Evening Get a Little Shock.

The passengers in the smoking car on the train on the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, due in this city at 7:16 last evening,... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Los Angeles, California, USA

1900 - ELEVEN LABORERS ENTOMBED. Tunnel at Los Angeles Caves in - Eight Men Rescued - Inspector Dies of Injuries.
The west end of what is known as the Third-street tunnel, which is under construction between Hill and Hope streets, a distance of three blocks, at Los Angeles, Cal., caved in soon after 1 o’clock,... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA (Housatonic)

1900 - GREAT BARRINGTON. A SERIOUS RUNAWAY.
A runaway occurred yesterday morning which would have resulted seriously if it had not been for the bravery of the driver, Frank McGraw, who clung to the reins until the wagon was smashed into... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 23, 1900
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Middletown, New York, USA

1907 - A FIERY VISITATION EARLY THIS MORNING. MORRIS B. WOLF & BRO. AND N. D. MILLS THE CHIEF SUFFERERS. UNDERFULL HEADWAY WHEN FOUND.
HANFORD & HORTON AND A. BUDWIG & CO. ALSO DAMAGED - LOSS FROM $35,000 TO $40,000 - THE ORIGIN OF FIRE IS UNKNOWN - FIREMEN LABOR EFFECTIVELY IN A ZERO ATMOSPHERE - INCIDENTS OF THE DISASTER.

A... Read MORE...

Middletown Daily Times Press -  Middletown, New York -  January 23, 1907
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Canfield, Ohio, USA

1909 - TWO INMATES INJURED
One Man May Die as Result of Fire at Mahoning Infirmary.

Canfield, O., Jan. 22. - Fire of unknown origin destroyed the men's building of the Mahoning county infirmary here, and 15 of the aged... Read MORE...

The Marion Weekly Star -  Marion, Ohio -  January 23, 1909
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1846  Fifty factory girls recently went sleighing in North Adams, Massachusetts. Only think of FIFTY emancipated working girls on a spree!


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Baltimore, Maryland

1849  January 23 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, thus becoming the United States' first woman doctor.

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1855  January 23 - The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota,

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1869  Salem and South Danvers (Mass.) Oil Company gave each of their seven workmen a New Year's gift of $100.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  An unknown benefactor in Oswego, N. Y., has directed the distribution of 3,000 loaves of bread to the poor.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  A Woonsocket (R.I.) man offers $100 reward for the detection of the poisoner of his three pet kittens.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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Rye Centre (1910)

Highest Award World's Fair Skates
Barney & Berry, Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
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"German Toast" - An 1858 Breakfast Treat!

"German Toast" - An 1858 Breakfast Treat!
Two eggs, one pint of milk, and flour enough to make a thick batter; cut wheat bread into very thin slices, and soak them in sweetened water; cover each side successively with the batter, and fry... Read MORE...

Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  January 21, 1858
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Nicoll the Tailor
9 South Illinois St.
Indianapolis, Ind.
1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Potato Chips - Peel a raw potato as apples are peeled, let the parings be as near as...Read MORE...



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Granite Iron Ware
E. E. Prusia & Company
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1907 - WATER REACHES CHIMNEYS
LOUISVILLE, KY., SWEPT BY RAGING WATER OF THE RIVER
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 20. - With the Ohio relentlessly pouring its flood southward and maintaining a steady rise of an inch an hour. Kentucky... Read MORE...

Morning World-Herald -  Omaha, Nebraska -  January 21, 1907
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Norfolk, Virginia, USA

1907 - LUMBER PILES AND OIL TANKS SWEPT BY FIRE
Spark From a Locomotive Started Disastrous Conflagration
Burning Oil Covers Acres of Property

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 20. - The most spectacular fire in the history of the city occurred today when a... Read MORE...

The Macon Daily Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  January 21, 1907
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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...



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Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

1949 - WILMINGTON HOTEL AND BUSINESS PLACES BURN. MILLION DOLLAR LOSS CAUSE BY BLAZE IN EARLY MORNING HOURS.
Wilmington, Jan. 21. - (AP) - Fire roared through a 100-room hotel and destroyed six adjacent stores here early today. Loss was estimated at more than $1,000,000.

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1871  Canned Meat
A single factory in Prussia sends to the army 80,000 cans of preserved meats daily.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Long-term Letter Carrier
Manchester, N.H., boasts of a letter-carrier who has been such in that city for twenty two years, and is still at it.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  Long-term Subsrciber
David Osborne, of Windsor Ct., has taken the Hartford Courant for 79 years.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  32 Churches
Fort Wayne, Ind., has thirty-two churches.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1880  January 21 - 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis, Tennessee

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1890  Shoemakers Return to Work
The shoemakers' troubles at Haverhill, Massachusetts, were settled yesterday and 3,000 men returned to work.

Tyrone Daily Herald
Tyrone, Pennsylvania

In 1664, the English seized New Amsterdam (city and colony) from the Dutch and renamed it New York.

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Friends Kiln Dried Rolled White Oats
Muscatine Oat-Meal Co., Muscatine, Iowa
Died January 21

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1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors

Westport, Massachusetts, USA (Westport Point)

1864 - A LONG ABSENCE
Nathaniel Woodell, of Westport, Massachusetts, who mysteriously disappeared in 1816, has returned after an absence of forty seven and a half years looking hale and rugged though more than eighty... Read MORE...

Semi-Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  January 20, 1864
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Southwick, Massachusetts, USA

1872 - OLD APPLE TREES. - The New England Homestead says:
An old apple tree, more than a hundred years old, is standing on the farm of L. A. Lamson, Southwick, which produced apples for more than seven barrels of cider, last year. This tree is fifteen feet... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 20, 1872
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Sutton, Massachusetts, USA

1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
Thomas Blanchard, born in 1788, at Sutton, Massachusetts; died in 1864; invented a tack machine in 1806; builds a successful steam carriage in 1825; builds the stern-wheel boat for shallow waters,... Read MORE...

The Daily Republican -  Monogahela, Pennsylvania -  January 20, 1885
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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...



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Bangor, Maine, USA

1896 - FIRE IN A BANGOR BLOCK.
A fire, apparently of incendiary origin, broke out in the brick block owned by J. P. Bass at the foot of Main street in Bangor, Me., Saturday evening. The flames started in a closet on the third... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  January 20, 1896
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Dressing with Two Hundred Dollars Per Year
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Losanteville)

1907 - CINCINNATI SUFFERS HEAVY LOSS BY FLOOD FIFTEEN THOUSAND PERSONS DRIVEN TO HIGHER LAND.
CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 19. - With the crest of the flood water in the Ohio river not yet in sight the financial loss in Cincinnati and vicinity, due to high water, is $500,000 up to tonight. The loss... Read MORE...

The Macon Daily Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  January 20, 1907
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June 15, 1800 - The U.S. capital is moved from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

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Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 14, 1920
Died January 20

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