Saturday, February 1, 2020

1898 - Watch Tomorrow's Sun Tomorrow will be "groundhog day."

Stuttgartger Sanitary Woolen Underwear

The T. Eaton Co., Toronto, Agts. in Canada

Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

1868  A lady in Lawrence, Mass., suddenly awoke in the night with the impression that her little girl was in danger.

Feeling her way in the dark to the child's crib, directed by a strong impulse, she put her finger into the little sleeper's mouth, and to her astonishment took from thence a large pin.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 1, 1868

Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA

Mrs. Abigail Broadbent, of Wethersfield, Conn., whose one hundredth birthday was celebrated in June last, died Tuesday night, after a brief illness. The Hartford Times of the 28th says: "Mrs.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 1, 1874

1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Horse Radish Sauce - Two teaspoonfuls of made mustard, two of white sugar, half a...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 12, 1881

One Dollar
Name Suspenders
Sawyer & Wolf
Easthampton, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Spokane, Washington, USA

1898 - Watch Tomorrow's Sun
Tomorrow will be "groundhog day." There are all sorts of theories about the weather on that day. In Spokane the popular creed seems to be that if the groundhog comes out of his hole at noon and sees... Read MORE...

Spokane Daily Chronicle -  Spokane, Washington -  February 1, 1898

1900 - Washing and Drying the Hair
Once a month at the very least, the head should be washed. Borax makes the best cleanser. Plenty of warm water is needed after the process of cleansing has been gone through. The warm water should be ... Read MORE...

National Labor Tribune -  Pennsylvania -  February 1, 1900

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1901 - KANSAS CITY THEATRE BURNED. Coates Opera House a Complete Loss - "L'Aiglon" Was Booked for Monday.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 31 - Fire late to-night destroyed the Coates Opera House, the principal theatre of Kansas City, situated at Tenth Street and Broadway, and occupying a detached building. WALKER ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 1, 1901

1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid affectation; it is the sure test of a deceitful, vulgar mind. The best cure is to try to have ...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
Norfolk, Virginia, USA

1902 - NORFOLK'S DISASTROUS FIRE - Virginia Town Suffered $500,000 Loss in Destruction of Main Hotel and Business Block
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 31 — The Atlantic Hotel, the Columbia Office Building, which adjoined the hotel, the Albemarle Flats and a block of stores in the centre of the city were destroyed early this... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 1, 1902

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

1903 - Dear Miss Fairfax
Dear Miss Fairfax: – I am a young girl nineteen years old and met a young man of about twenty-two years old, six months ago, and had been keeping company with him until about a month ago, when I met... Read MORE...

Fort Worth Star-Telegram -  Fort Worth, Texas -  February 1, 1903

L'Acadie, Qu├ębec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie)

1911  Bad Wreck on Grand Trunk

Three of Five Persons Injured at L'Acadie Will Die. L'Acadie, Feb. 1 - The Grand Trunk Portland Express was wrecked here today five persons being injured, three of them seriously.

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  February 1, 1911

Nyack, New York, USA

3 Others Missing and 15 Hurt by Blast in American Aniline Products Company's Factory.


School Building and Other Structures Damaged - Countryside Shaken for Miles... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 1, 1919

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

1926 - 18 Firemen Injured Blaze Destroys Norfolk Warehouse Filled With Berry Crates.
[By Associated Press]

Norfolk, Va., Jan. 31. - Eighteen firemen were injured, none very seriously, and more than 1,000,000 berry baskets and crates were destroyed, along with other property in f... Read MORE...

Richmond Times Dispatch -  Richmond, Virginia -  February 1, 1926

February 1, 1951 - The greatest ice storm of record in the U.S.
produced glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania causing twenty-five deaths, 500 serious injuries, and 100 million dollars damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm.... Read MORE...
February 1, 1951

1862  February 1 – American Civil War: Julia Ward Howe's Battle Hymn of the Republic is published for the first time in the Atlantic Monthly.

1868  A cow in West Brattleboro, Vt., recently lost a large portion of her tongue by it being bitten off by a horse standing in an adjoining stall.
The cow was accustomed to steal the hay of her neighbor, who showed his resentment by depriving the culprit of the "unruly member."

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1868  In the city of Boston there are 507 streets, and 489 courts and places. The newly acquired Roxbury adds 107 streets, and 101 courts and places.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1893  February 1, Thunder and lightning accompanied sleet and snow at Saint Louis MO during the evening hours, even though the temperature was just 13 degrees above zero.

The Weather Channel

1913  February 1 – New York City's Grand Central Terminal, having been rebuilt, reopens as the world's largest railroad station.

1920  February 1 - 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn)

1926  February 1 – Land on Broadway and Wall Street in New York City is sold at a record $7 per sq inch.

March 30, 1870 - U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million.

Quebec - Did you know? The habitant was inordinately fond of sour milk. Tea was scarce and costly. Brandy was imported in...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Visit Tacoma, Washington, USA!

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

Emerson School, Tacoma, Wash.

Williams' Jersey Cream Toilet Soap
The J.B. Williams Co., Glastonbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Died February 1


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