Monday, February 17, 2020

1899 - Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

1864  February 17 – American Civil War: The tiny Confederate hand-propelled submarine H. L. Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic (1861)

using a spar torpedo in Charleston Harbor, becoming the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, although the submarine and her crew of eight are also lost.

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Omo Dress Shield
The Omo Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ct.

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October 1898

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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

1890 - AN INSANE ASYLUM ON FIRE. THE INMATES ALL SAVED BY PROMPT ACTION BY THE KEEPERS.
Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 16. - At 3 o'clock this morning fire broke out in the boiler room of the insane asylum near this place and spread rapidly, communicating with the drying room of the laundry,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 17, 1890
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1899 - Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
VOTING MACHINES
They May Be Used in National Elections Hereafter.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. - Both branches of congress have passed a bill to amend the law so that voting machines may be used at... Read MORE...

The Leader-Democrat -  Springfield, Missouri -  February 17, 1899
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Jackson, Mississippi, USA

1902 - FIRE IN AN ASYLUM. THE DEED OF A LUNATIC IMPERILS OVER SIX HUNDRED LIVES.
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 16. - The four-story main building of the State Asylum for the Insane was set on fire about 5 o'clock this morning by J. D. BROWN, an inmate of the institution. BROWN had... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 17, 1902
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The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., August 25, 1880
1950  February 17 - 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY



1968  February 17 - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens

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Men's "Holeproof" Sox
Kalamazoo Knitting Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

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August 1898

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

1900 - Washing and Drying the Hair

Donaldsonville, Louisiana, USA

1848 - TERRIBLE STEAMBOAT DISASTER
The steamboat Yalabusha, CAPT. SCOTT, loaded with cotton, on her trip from Red River to New Orleans, on Tuesday the 25th alt., was burned to the water's edge, by which terrible disaster at least... Read MORE...

Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  February 16, 1848
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Tennessee
August 20, 1892


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Portland, Oregon, USA

1893 - ELECTRIC CAR RUNS AWAY. THREE MEN KILLED AND MANY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT AT PORTLAND, ORE.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 16. - A frightful accident occurred on the City & Suburban Electric Railway Wednesday afternoon in which three persons were instantly killed and a dozen severely injured. A car... Read MORE...

Logansport Reporter -  Logansport, Indiana -  February 16, 1893
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Oneonta, New York, USA

1894 - A STATE NORMAL AND TRAINING SCHOOL BURNED.
Cooperstown, N.Y., Feb. 16. - The state normal and training school at Oneonta was burned yesterday morning.

The Oneonta state normal school was opened in the fall of 1889. The building was erected ... Read MORE...

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  February 16, 1894
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White Plains, New York, USA

1895 - CHILDRENS' HOME DESTROYED. The 200 Inmates Get Out Safely Although Asleep When the Fire Breaks Out.
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 16. - The West Chester temporary home, about a mile from the county courthouse, was totally destroyed by fire last night. The building contained 200 children, ranging from 1 ... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  February 16, 1895
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Columbia, South Carolina, USA

1900 - TRESTLES AND BRIDGES GONE - Flood Retarding Work of the Seaboard Air-Line
Columbia, S.C., February 15. - (Special.)
The connections of the Seaboard between Camden and Casey s, just across the Congaree river from Columbia, have been delayed by the freshet in the Wateree... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  February 16, 1900
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National Labor Tribune
Pennsylvania
February 1, 1900

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

1903 - SLEIGH NO MATCH FOR RAILROAD TRAIN - IS KNOCKED OFF THE TRACK AND ONE OF THE PARTY KILLED AND OTHERS HURT
(By Associated Press)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 16. - A large double sleigh containing a party of ten young people was struck by a Rio Grande Western passenger train here early today. The sled was... Read MORE...

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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1908 - SEVEN KILLED IN WRECK. BIG FOUR TRAIN HITS TROLLEY CAR AT WEST TOLEDO CROSSING.
Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 15. - Seven dead and eleven injured, two of whom probably will die, was the result of a crash on the West Toledo Crossing of the Michigan Central Railroad and the Toledo and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 16, 1908
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Dressing with Two Hundred Dollars Per Year
Carbondale, Illinois, USA

1909 - 3 KILLED, 30 OR MORE INJURED. ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAIN NO. 205 IN A BAD WRECK NEAR OAKLAND CEMETERY SHORTLY BEFORE NOON TODAY. CAUSE OF WRECK UNKNOWN.
MISS GRACE PERRY, OF CARBONDALE, ONE OF THOSE KILLED - AMONG THOSE SERIOUSLY INJURED ARE J. T. BENTLEY AND ED E. PATTERSON, OF THIS CITY - WORST DISASTER IN I. C. HISTORY IN THIS... Read MORE...

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1889  Hanging
On the 8th James Ross (colored) was hanged at Brandenburg, Ky., for the murder of Benedict Rhodes, an old farmer, on April 6 last.

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1903 February 16, 1903 - The temperature at Pokegama Dam MN plunged to 59 degrees below zero to establish a state record.

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Miss Agnes L Goddard, Principal, Ashland, Ky.

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February 1898

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Friday, February 14, 2020

1856 - St. Valentine's Day

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

1856 - St. Valentine's Day.
This is St. Valentine's Day, and if there has not been a wonderful reform in the general mind, since February last, a great many foolish lines will be written, and a great many bad ones sent to silly ... Read MORE...

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Kayser & Allman
1214-1216 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

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March 1898


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Louisville, Kentucky, USA

1883 - Louisville Suddenly Deluged. An Embankment Burst At Midnight And One-Fifth Of The City Flooded.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 13. - During the past 24 hours the Ohio River, by bursting through cut-offs and pouring over embankments, has completely submerged one-fifth of the area of this City. At least... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 14, 1883
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San Antonio, Texas, USA

1894 - FIRE RECORD. SAN ANTONIO BLAZE.
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 13. - A destructive fire, resulting in a total loss of about $35,000 worth of property, occurred here early this morning. The flames started in the rear of the Central hotel... Read MORE...

The Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  February 14, 1894
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1899 - Segelkes Pop Factory Burns
About 11 o’clock last night the brick building on the west side occupied by George Segelke as a pop factory, caught fire by the explosion of gas in a coal stove. Nearly all the fire plugs in the... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  February 14, 1899
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Columbus, Georgia, USA

1900 - Electric Plant at Columbus is Under Water and Street Cars Stopped - No Electric Lights.
Columbus, Ga., February 13. (Special.) - The Chattahoochee river, after having risen several inches today, was at a standstill at 11 o'clock tonight. The rapid rise of the earlier hours today was not ... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  February 14, 1900
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Good Coffee - Put a sufficient quantity of coffee in the pot and pour boiling water on it;...Read MORE...



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Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

1908 - FREEZES WITH HELP IN SIGHT - Terrible Experience of Man Fastened in Snow.
Kemptville, Ont. - A sad occurrence is reported from Osgoode Township, Carleton county, as a result of the recent storm and severe cold snap, during which Thomas Crawford of Reid's Mills had his feet ... Read MORE...

The Wichita Daily Eagle -  Wichita, Kansas -  February 14, 1908
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The Folding Pocket Kodak
Loads in Daylight
Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y.

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February 1898

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Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Cote St-Michel)

1912 - DEAD IN MONTREAL FIRE.
Manager of Manufacturing Plant Suffocated in Business Block Blaze.

MONTREAL, Feb. 13, - One man was burned to death to-day in a fire which followed and explosion in a building at Craig and St.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 14, 1912
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Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1914 - Severe Earthquake is Felt in Canada
Quebec, Feb. 14. - An earthquake shock was felt all over the city and district of Quebec at 5:40 a. m., to-day. The shock was violent enough to wake hundreds of citizens.

Messages from Levis, Baie ... Read MORE...

Asheville Gazette-News -  Asheville, North Carolina -  February 14, 1914
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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...



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1929  St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre."
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1940 February 14, 1940 - A "Saint Valentine's Day Blizzard" hit the northeastern U.S. Up to a foot and a half of snow blanketed southern New England, and whole gales accompanied the heavy snow stranding many in downtown Boston.

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A College Education
50 Cents a Week
International Correspondence Schools, Scranton, Pa.

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

1874 - The Republicans of Syracuse, New York, have made a nice mess of it.


Inhalant Ephedrine Compound with Merthiolate
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, USA

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada

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Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)

1869  Thrown From Carriage

John W. Duncan, of Ballston Spa, N. Y., has recovered $5,000 from the New York Central Railroad Company for throwing him from his carriage, in Rochester, three years ago.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 13, 1869
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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

1869 - Devoted Deacon
Deacon J. H. Stowe, who died in Westfield, Mass., recently, is said to have attended more prayer meetings and prayed more than any other resident of that city. He was a church member for fifty-nine... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 13, 1869
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Coffee Cake - This is one of the best of plain cakes, and is very easily made. Take one cup...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 28, 1880

Sendol
For Relief of Distress and Discomfort Due to Simple Aches, Pains and Colds

Sendol Co., Kansas City, Mo.
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Syracuse, New York, USA

1874 - The Republicans of Syracuse, New York, have made a nice mess of it.
They have allowed the Liberals to capture their primary meetings and nominate a Liberal for the most important place on their ticket. This is an illustration of the danger to be apprehended from not... Read MORE...

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Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1878 - Large Fire At Webster, Mass.
BOSTON, Feb. 12 - A fire broke out, this morning, in the calendering department of Samuel Slater & Sons' cambric works, at Webster, Mass., and entirely consumed the old original mill, erected in... Read MORE...

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When in the car if you find the exertion of talking painful, say so frankly; your escort cannot be...Read MORE...



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Alexandria, Virginia, USA

1885 - Freight Train Wreck
Alexandria, VA - Feb 12 - By the breaking of a rail on the Washington, Ohio and West railroad, between Guilford and Farmwell stations, this morning, four freight cars were thrown from the track and... Read MORE...

Courier Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  February 13, 1885
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1784 February 13, 1784 - Ice floes blocked the Mississippi River at New Orleans, then passed into the Gulf of Mexico.

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1869  A Bethel, Conn., telegram of the 2d says fifteen lives were lost by the flood of the day previous.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1871  A company has been formed to construct a railway from Fredericton, New Brunswick, to Riviere du Loup, on the St. Lawrence.


Lowell Daily Citizen and News
Lowell, Massachusetts

1874  Dye-House Fire
The dye-house of D. Macintosh, at Holyoke, Massachusetts, was burned on Friday night. Loss $5,000.

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Emporia, Kansas

1884  Courtney turns fireman
Oarsman Courtney, once known to fame, is foreman of the fire engine company at Union Springs, N. Y.

Arkansas City Weekly Traveler
Arkansas City, Kansas

 America - Did you know? October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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Vinco Herb Tablets, A Laxative
Vinco Herb Company, Lafayette, Ind.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

1881 - Chief Joseph Onaskeurat Dies

Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine)

1881 - Chief Joseph Onaskeurat Dies
Joseph Onaskeurat, chief of the tribe of Oka Indians, who died the other day near the Lachine Rapids, Province of Quebec, was one of the most distinguished red men of the present century, though he... Read MORE...

Cincinnati Daily Gazette -  Cincinnati, Ohio -  February 10, 1881
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Klok-Lax
The Swift-Specific Company
Atlanta, Georgia
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Dover, New Hampshire, USA

1893 - A NEW HAMPSHIRE HORROR. FORTY-FOUR PERSONS BURNED IN THE DOVER INSANE ASYLUM.
Dover, N. H., Feb. 10. - The County Insane Asylum, four miles from here, was burned last night and forty-four lives were lost.

When Watchman WILLIAM CHEVEY made his 10 o'clock trip into the insane ... Read MORE...

The New York Times  -  New York, New York -  February 10, 1893
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Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA (Salisbury Beach)

1896 - FIVE MEN IN THE RIGGING.
DARKNESS SHUT IN ON THE WRECK OF THE SCHOONER FLORIDA.
LIFE CREW WALKED TWELVE MILES IN THE STORM, BUT FAILED TO EFFECT A RESCUE - TWO BODIES CAME IN.

Newburyport, Mass., Feb. 9. - A three-masted ... Read MORE...

The Morning Times  -  Washington, D.C. -  February 10, 1896
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Missoula County, Montana, USA (Missoula)

1898 - Crushed by Logs
Special to the Miner.
Missoula, Feb. 7. - Howard Murphy was instantly killed last Saturday afternoon at McKeen and McQuarry's camp near Bearmouth by a log falling upon him. His remains were brought... Read MORE...

Butte Weekly Miner -  Butte, Montana -  February 10, 1898
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Paterson, New Jersey, USA

1902 - PATERSON LAID WASTE BY FIRE - Business Section and a Hundred Dwellings Burned
LOSS ABOUT $8,000,000
Banks, Churches, Hotels, Municipal Buildings, and Newspaper Offices in Ruins
MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED
Police Reinforced by Soldiers and Citizens — No Lives Lost and No... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 10, 1902
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Rexall Acid-Dyspesia Tablets
United Drug Company, Boston - St. Louis, USA
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Lynn, Massachusetts, USA

1910 - AGED WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH AT LYNN
Lynn, Feb. 9. - While working around her kitchen range today the clothing of Mrs. Mary S. Coombs caught fire and before her niece, who heard her cries for help, could extinguish the flames, she had... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  February 10, 1910
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Dalton, Massachusetts, USA

1910 - FATAL CRASH IN TROLLEY LINE MAY END ITS CAREER. Pittsfield Alderman Order Two Branches Closed. Dalton to Oust It? ALL OF 57 INJURED EXPECTED TO LIVE.
Senator Crane Complained to the State Board of Faulty Service Two Weeks Ago.

Pittsfield, Feb. 9. - A whirlwind of public indignation that has already resulted in summary official action and that... Read MORE...

The Boston Journal -  Boston, Massachusetts -  February 10, 1910
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1896 - Joseph Shovenor, 6 years old, was drowned at Cranston, R. I.


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North Adams, Massachusetts

1959  February 10 - Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265

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Rexpirin Brand Tablets
United Drug Company
Boston - St. Louis, USA
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

1861 February 9 - THE MAIL TO BE STOPPED.

1861 - February 1 - Texas seceded from the Union
TEXAS GONE OUT. - The Texas State Convention adopted the Ordinance of Secession on the 1st inst. by a vote of 166 to 7. The action of the Convention is to be submitted to a vote of the people on the... Read MORE...

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Hemaboloids Arseniated
Made by The Palisade Manufacturing Company, Yonkers, NY

Hemaboloids arseniated (with strychnia) was a patent medicine used to treat people with anaemia (low red blood cell count). It contained 17% alcohol, and small amounts of arsenious acid (which contained arsenic) and strychnia (also known as strychnine), both of which were highly toxic in larger doses.
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1861  February 9 - THE MAIL TO BE STOPPED.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, by a vote of 131 to 26, adopted a bill authorizing the postmaster General to withhold the mails from the seceded States.

The Raleigh Register -  Raleigh, North Carolina -  February 9, 1861
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)

1865  19 Marriageable Ladies

In one short street in Pittsfield, Mass., there are nineteen marriageable young ladies, and not an offer. Chicago will supply the nineteen offers on demand - so says a Chicago paper.

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Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  February 9, 1865
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Skowhegan, Maine, USA

1868 - Destructive Fire in Maine - Loss $30,000.
LEWISTON, Me., Saturday, Feb. 8. - In Skowhegan, last night, a fire destroyed the building known as the Excelsior Factory, occupied as follows:

ALMA ABBOTT, planing mills, loss $3,000
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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 9, 1868
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A Simple Apple Sauce
Sorel, Québec, Canada

1882 - Home For Medical Care
A lumberman broke his leg in the Wisconsin woods, and desired to go to his home at Sorel, Canada, where he could receive good treatment. But Sorel was a thousand miles away, and he had only a few... Read MORE...

Plain Dealer -  Ohio -  February 9, 1882
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Rose Imitation Vanilla Flavoring
Made in Memphis, TN

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1889 - DISASTER IN BELGIUM.
A Railway Accident in Which Fourteen Person Were Killed and Fifty Others Injured.

BRUSSELS, Feb. 4. - A railway train from Brussels to Namur was thrown from the track while running at a high rate... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 9, 1889
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Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, ...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
1878  Twenty-three milk dealers in Lawrence, Mass., have petitioned for the appointment of a milk inspector.
They have found themselves undersold by rival dealers, and say it cannot be done with profit unless the milk is watered.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1886  February 9 - Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence

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1889  At Johnstown, N.Y., the Union Academy building was burned on the 1st, causing a loss of $45,000. George Thompson, chief of the fire department, was instantly killed, and Teddy Smith was fatally hurt by the falling walls.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1889  Mrs. May, of Reading, Pa., received word on the 6th that she was to inherit $300,000 from an uncle who died recently in California.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? July 26, 1908 - Bureau of Investigation, forerunner of the FBI, is established.

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The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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Suredone Pure Medicated Powder
Made in Norwich, NY

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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