Friday, March 20, 2020

1827 - Matches are invented (John Walker, England)

1827 - Matches are invented (John Walker, England)
In 1827 the first friction match was invented in England by John Walker. Walker's matches were sticks tipped with a mixture of chemicals that burst into flame when scratched against a rough... Read MORE...

Alton Evening Telegraph -  Alton, Illinois -  March 20, 1972

The Dress-Shield Retainers
A. R. Reese, Davenport, Iowa

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898

Visit Davenport, Iowa, USA!

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

1873 - THE MONTREAL HOTEL FIRE. Terrible Scenes Among the Boarders and Servants - A Woman Hangs to a Window-Frame for Half and Hour - Two Lives Lost.
The Montreal papers come filled with details of the terrible scenes connected with the partial destruction of the St. James Hotel, in that city, by fire, on Monday night. The hotel was a five story... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 20, 1873

Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 19. - The shop of the Wallingford Wheel Company was found to be on fire at 8 o'clock last evening, and by 9 o'clock was burned to the ground. The fire broke out in an... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 20, 1880

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Hot Cross Buns - Take two cups of milk, three of sugar, two eggs, half teaspoonful soda,...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., August 25, 1880

Swan's Down Prepared Cake Flour
Makes Delicious Angel Food and Other Cakes
Costs only 2 cents a cake

Igleheart Bros.
Dapartment C.
Evansville, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
June 1898

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Saint Petersburg, Russia

1886  Another Nihilistic plot having been discovered in the neighborhood of the royal palaces at St. Petersburg,

it stands the Czar in hand to have another bolt put on his door, if there is room for it, and have an additional boiler-iron counterpane spread on his bed. - Chicago News.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 20, 1886

Burlington, Vermont, USA

Burlington, Vt., March 19. - Booth's planing mill and shops, the Baldwin Refrigerator Company's factory, the Vermont Shade Roller factory, and all their storage buildings, &c., burned; loss,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 20, 1895

 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...

The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Newark, New Jersey, USA

Newark, N.J., March 20. - Ten passengers were severely injured last night in a rear end trolley car collision, but at a late hour no fatalities had resulted. The accident happened on Belleville... Read MORE...

Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  March 20, 1900

1852  March 20 – Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in book form in Boston.

1869  The farmers in Ireland are complaining of great losses of potatoes, by disease.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1880  A ship canal over seven miles long is to be constructed across the Isthmus at Cohasset Narrows, in Massachusetts, at a cost of about $2,500,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1899  March 20 – At Sing Sing prison in Ossining, New York, Martha M. Place becomes the first woman executed in an electric chair.

 America - Did you know? 1918-1920 - Worldwide influenza epidemic strikes; by 1920, nearly 20 million are dead. In U.S.,...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? To occupy their free time, the inhabitants of New France held soirées, when they would gather to...Read MORE...

Virtual Museum of New France. For more information visit virtual-museum-of-new-france
 Picture of the Day

Visit Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA (Aldenville) (Chicopee Falls)!

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

The Falls, Chicopee Falls, Mass.

The New Pet of the Household
The Most Perfect Oil Stove Made

Automatic Blue Flame Cooker
Central Oil and gas Stove Company
210 School St., Gardner, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898

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Died March 20


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