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...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 14, 1856

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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

San Antonio, Texas, USA

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

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

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

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Good Coffee - Put a sufficient quantity of coffee in the pot and pour boiling water on it;...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 12, 1882
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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February 1898

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

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

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.

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

 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
1929  St Valentine's Day Massacre
Gunmen of Alphonse Capone (1899-1947) murder seven rival Chicago mobsters in the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre." resources/state-history-timeline/ illinois.html

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.

 America - Did you know? 1857 - Dred Scott v. Sanford: Landmark Supreme Court decision holds that Congress does not have the ...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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February 1898

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