Wednesday, January 1, 2020

1855 - We Wish You a Happy New Year.

Twelve Bags Rogers & Hubbard's Corn Manure (No other manure) Used on this Field

Field of Wm. Wilder's, Norwell, Mass., which the neighbors say "largest that they ever saw." This field has not been cultivated for over 15 years and some of the ears weighted two pounds apiece at the time of harvest.
Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

1855 - We Wish You a Happy New Year.
We know how busy you are this morning - you can't stop to take a third cup, nor to eat half a breakfast; you are in a pet about your boots - in a stew about the barber - and you, good lady, have the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 1, 1855

1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as... Read MORE...
January 1, 1863

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Potato Soup - Pare three good-sized potatoes; cover them in boiling water; boil...Read MORE...

The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

The Reid & Hughes Dry Goods Co., 1907 ad
Jackson, Michigan, USA

DETROIT, Dec. 30. The center portion of of [sic] the building at the State Prison, Jackson, Mich., fell yesterday. The building was three stories high, and had been used formerly as a tannery, but at ... Read MORE...

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  January 1, 1874

London, England

1881 - On entering the sea, bathers should go thoroughly into it, and not dabble about, to get chilled knee-deep in the water...
When an individual commences bathing, it is best that he or she take one or two plunges, and then leave the water. After the next two or three days, five minutes' immersion may be allowed, but it... Read MORE...

Cassell's Household Guide To Every Department of Practical Life
London, England -  January 1, 1881

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never sit down to the piano uninvited, unless you are alone in the parlor. Do not take any book you ...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
1710  January 1 - Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

1831  January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison resources/state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html

1867  January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

1870  At Hingham, Mass., the Methodist Rev. W. T. Alderman, who was sick and unable to officiate his church on a recent Sunday, sent his wife as a substitute, and the accounts relate that she preached a better sermon than her husband ever did.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  For forty years Deacon Bachelor has led the singing in the Congregational Church at Northbridge, Mass.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1886  January 1 - 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)

America - Did you know? December 15, 1791 - First ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, are...Read MORE...

Quebec - Did you know? Women wore shirts and skirts made of linen, cotton and hemp. Men wore knee breeches (pants that...Read MORE... ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx
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Hangmans Hill, Rapid City, Black Hills, South Dakota

New Victoria Sewing Machines and Supplies
A. R. Acly, Jeweler, Afton, N.Y.
Died January 1


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