Tuesday, March 17, 2020

1849 - March 3 - The United States Congress passes the Gold Coinage Act allowing the minting of gold coins.

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1849 - March 3 - The United States Congress passes the Gold Coinage Act allowing the minting of gold coins.
The following is the bill which passed the House of Representatives, authorizing the coinage of two important new gold pieces, of one and twenty dollars in value.

SEC. 1. Be it...

The Old North State -  Elizabeth City, North Carolina -  March 17, 1849

Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 16. - Early this morning Constable Roger S. Austin, tired and dusty after a long trip, reached this town, bringing with him as a prisoner Frank H. Morse, one of the best... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 17, 1886

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Ginger Drops - One half cup of butter, one cup of molasses, one cup of sugar, one cup of...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., December 10, 1879
1888 - Extensive floods in Austro-Hungary were reported on the 13th.
Bridges had been swept away and large areas converted into lakes. Several villages were submerged and a large number of person had been drowned.

A fire destroyed the market place at Cabin,...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 17, 1888

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1888 - An order was issued by the Government of Denmark on the 10th forbidding the importation of American bacon and steam lard and other undressed pork products.
Swine products from the United States had begun to reach continental Europe in large quantities and were sold usually at prices below those charged for similar native products. For alleged sanitary... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  March 17, 1888

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never criticise a companion"s dress, or indeed make any remark whatever upon it. If a near friend,...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
1776  March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.

1886  March 17 – Carrollton Massacre: 20 African Americans are killed in Mississippi.


1887  NORWICH, Conn., March 16. - St. Patrick's Catholic Church was damaged to the extent of $10,000 by fire to-day.
The building cost $250,000, and is insured for $52,000. The fire was caused by a careless altar boy dropping a coal from the censer.

Dallas Morning News
Dallas, Texas

1888  The silver wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales was celebrated in London on the 10th.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  At Marietta, O, an incendiary fire on the 13th burned the office of the Marietta Register,
besides a book-store and several buildings, the loss being over $50,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  The factory of the Buckeye Buggy Company at Columbus, O., was burned on the 13th, causing a loss of $150,000.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? During the Civil War, John H. Wisdom became known as the Paul Revere of the South, afte rhe...Read MORE...

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

 Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French...Read MORE...

Mutlicultural Canada: Quebec to 1800 (www.multiculturalcanada.ca)
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