Wednesday, May 27, 2020

1891 - Making Farm Life Happy. An Indiana Farmer's Daughter Tells How to Help Home Life

1891 - Making Farm Life Happy. An Indiana Farmer's Daughter Tells How to Help Home Life.
Miss Jennie E. Hooker, of McCutchanville, Ind., received a prize of $300 from The Cosmopolitan Magazine for the best essay on how to make farm life attractive. Her is an abstract of her... Read MORE...

Bismark Tribune -  Bismark, North Dakota -  May 27, 1891
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Kayser & Allman
1214-1216 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

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March 1898


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St Louis, Missouri, USA

1896 - St. Louis, Mo. - May 27, 1896 - Twister
The tornado that came through St. Louis, Missouri on May 27th, 1896 originally formed only six miles west of the Eads Bridge. It swept away or damaged many of the homes and buildings that were built... Read MORE...

May 27, 1896
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Laconia, New Hampshire, USA

1903 - FIRE LEFT HUNDREDS HOMELESS
Laconia, N. H., May 27. According to latest reports nearly 100 buildings were burned, 650 persons are homless{sic} and a loss of between $350,000 and $400,000 has been caused by the fire in the... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  May 27, 1903
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 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
San Francisco, California, USA

1937 - May 27 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic.
The next day, with a push of a telegraph button, President Franklin Roosevelt opened the bridge to cars, too.

The area known as the Golden Gate is the channel formed where the mouth of the San... Read MORE...

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May 27, 1937
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1933  May 27 - New Deal: The Federal Securities Act is signed into law, requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.

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1933  May 27 - The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago.

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 America - Did you know? 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe"s novel, Uncle Tom"s Cabin is published. It becomes one of the most...Read MORE...



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

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February 1898

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

1858 - Breakfast Divorce

1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports. Among its many drawbacks was that it was impossible... Read MORE...

Waukesha Daily Freeman -  Waukesha, Wisconsin -  May 26, 1977
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Ithaca Conservatory of Music
Ithaca, N.Y.

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July 1898

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Rochester, New York, USA

1858 - Breakfast Divorce
A suit for divorce is pending in Rochester, New York, which originated in a dispute between Mr. B. and his wife as to whether they should have beefsteak broiled or some oysters fried for breakfast -... Read MORE...

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Alton, Illinois, USA

1885 - DAMAGE BY FIERCE STORM. HOUSES WRECKED, CROPS INJURED, AND LIVES LOST.
Alton, Ill., May 25. - This city was struck last night by a tornado, which burst from the southwest, sweeping across the river with terrific fury. Several large buildings on the river front were... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 26, 1885
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Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

1888 - The Great Jefferson Cheese
When Thomas Jefferson was chosen President Elder John Leland, a Baptist clergyman of Cheshire, Mass., proposed that his flock should celebrate the victory by making for the new Chief Magistrate the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 26, 1888
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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - CAPSIZED IN THE BAY. EIGHT OUT OF TEN BOATERS DROWNED AT FALL RIVER, MASS.
Fall River, Mass., May 26. - A small boat containing a party of pleasure seekers was capsized in the rough water in the bay yesterday and eight persons were drowned.

The names are:
SAMUEL... Read MORE...

Evening Gazette  -  Sterling, Illinois -  May 26, 1890
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Potato Chips - Peel a raw potato as apples are peeled, let the parings be as near as...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., May 11, 1881
Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

1896 - May 26 – Charles Dow's Dow Jones Industrial Average first appears in the Wall Street Journal.
"Charles Henry Dow, born in Sterling, Connecticut on November 5, 1851, was the son of a farmer who died when his son was six years old....

Dow did not have much education or training, but he... Read MORE...

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May 26, 1896
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The Daintiest Maid that ever rode a wheel need not fear to use Dixon's Graphitoleo

Jos. Dixon Crucible Company
Jersey City, N.J.

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April 1898

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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1903 - Niagara Runs Dry
Telegraphing from Niagara Falls, the "Standard's" correspondent stated that recently pedestrians crossed over the river-bed, where human feet have never before trod. An ice jam near Goat Island had... Read MORE...

West Gippsland Gazette -  Australia -  May 26, 1903
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Hollister, California, USA

1920 - San Benito Couple Hurt in Accident. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer Injured When Motorcycle Brakes Fail to Work.
HOLLISTER, May 25. - Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer of this city met with an accident Sunday, while descending the Quien Saba grade. The brakes on their tandem motorcycle refused to work, throwing both... Read MORE...

San Jose Mercury News -  San Jose, California -  May 26, 1920
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 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...



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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

1920 - MANUEL LUCERO IS KILLED AT THE SANTA FE SHOPS
Manuel D. Lucero, a car repair man at the Santa Fe shops, was killed yesterday when a boiler which was being moved by a large wrecking crane, bent the arm of the crane and struck him on the head. He... Read MORE...

Albuquerque Journal -  Albuquerque, New Mexico -  May 26, 1920
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1917  May 26 – A tornado strikes Mattoon, Illinois, causing devastation and killing 101 people.

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The Old Manse

"The Old Manse was built in 1770 for Rev. William Emerson, father of minister Rev. William Emerson and grandfather of transcendentalist writer and lecturer Ralph Waldo Emerson. The elder Emerson was the town minister in Concord, chaplain to the Provincial Congress when it met at Concord in October 1774 and later a chaplain to the Continental Army. Rev. Emerson observed the fight at the North Bridge, a part of the Concord Fight, from his farm fields while his wife and children witnessed the fight from the upstairs windows of their house.

Rev. Emerson died in October 1775 in West Rutland, Vermont, while returning home from Fort Ticonderoga. His widow, Phebe Emerson, remarried to the Rev. Ezra Ripley, who succeeded Rev. Emerson as the minister at First Parish Church in Concord. Their family continued to live in the Old Manse. Rev. Ripley served as Concord's town minister for 63 years.

In October 1834, Ralph Waldo Emerson moved to Concord and boarded at the Manse where he lived with his aging step-grandfather Ezra Ripley.[2] He shared the home with his mother Ruth, his brothers Charles, and his aunt Mary. While there, he wrote the first draft of his essay "Nature", a foundational work of the Transcendentalist movement..." wikipedia

Chicken Tamale
"A Unique Mexican Dish"
Armour Packing Co.
Kansas City, Mo., U.S.A.

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April 1898

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Monday, May 25, 2020

1849 - The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.


Cresta Gold Rum
Bennett Distilling Co., San Francisco, California

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St Louis, Missouri, USA

1849 - May 17 – The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.
From the St. Louis Union.
TREMENDOUS CONFLAGRATION!
23 Steamboats Burned!
SEVERAL SQUARES IN ASHES.
LOSS OF LIFE!!
Five Millions of Property Destroyed!!!

About ten o'clock last night, the... Read MORE...

Liberty Weekly Tribune -  Missouri -  May 25, 1849
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1864 - THE PROPELLER NILE BLOWN UP. SIX PERSONS KILLED, AND ELEVEN INJURED.
From the Det. Advertiser and Tribune.

Our city was visited Saturday morning by an appalling calamity. The propeller Nile, of Evans & Co.'s line of propellers, from Buffalo to Chicago via... Read MORE...

Marshall Statesman -  Michigan -  May 25, 1864
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Butte County, California, USA

1869 - The editor of the Butte Cal., Recorder recently was present at a trial of the Locher Steam Plow.
Those present were much pleased with the performance. It plowed a strip twelve feet wide and 400 feet long in three minutes. Of course it is not to be expected that this rate could be maintained all... Read MORE...

The Belvidere Standard -  Belvidere, Illinois -  May 25, 1869
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Delicious Strawberry Dumplings - Put one pint of flour into a bowl; add to it half a...Read MORE...



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Pasadena, California, USA

1878 - A Los Angeles paper states that the genuine Smyrna fig commerce has been introduced at Pasadena, Cal.,

where it is almost perpetually in fruit. Last year it fruited from June to January, and this year has already started fruiting and will probably ripen from May day to Christmas.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 25, 1878
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Fine Special Liquor
Blackstone
A Blend of Straight Whiskey
Jos. S. Finch & Co., Inc.
Schenley, Pa.

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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1883 - Big Explosion at Detroit.
DETROIT, May 21. - About 3 o'clock this afternoon, a terrific boiler explosion occurred at the New Wolverine paper mill, in the eastern part of this city.

The walls of the building were blown... Read MORE...

The Bismarck Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  May 25, 1883
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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

1900 - CRUSHED UNDER LUMBER PILE.
Little 9 year old Johnny Arndt and his brother, while playing upon a pile of lumber Thursday evening under the new Sixteenth street viaduct, met with a painful accident which may prove serious for... Read MORE...

Omaha World Herald -  Omaha, Nebraska -  May 25, 1900
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Long Beach, California, USA

1913 - 400 FALL AS PIER CRASHES; 33 DIE. CALIFORNIA CROWD PLUNGES FORTY FEET TO GROUND AS BEACH STRUCTURE COLLAPSES. 200 PERSONS ARE INJURED.
THRONG OF 25,000 THROWN INTO WILD PANIC AFTER DISASTER NEAR LOS ANGELES.

MOST OF VICTIMS WOMEN.

Tragedy Occurs at Celebration of "Empire Day" In Honor of Queen Victoria's... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 25, 1913
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

If you expect a friend to meet you at the end of your journey, sit near the door of the steam-boat...Read MORE...



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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA (LaCrosse)

1916 - LA CROSSE ELECTRIC PLANT IS DESTROYED
[By Associated Press]
La Crosse, Wis., May 25 — The lightning plant of the Wisconsin & Minnesota Light & Power Company was completely destroyed by fire early today. It was started by a bolt of... Read MORE...

Sheboygan Press -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  May 25, 1916
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1720  May 25 - The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000.

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1738  May 25 - A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.

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Monadnock Mills, Claremont, N. H.

Hausman's Blue Pills
A Stimulant Diuretic
Trinidad, Colorado

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".

Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1809 - Earth Trembling
May 16.
In Cumberland, R.I., near Attleborough, an extraordinary trembling of earth has been repeatedly noticed of late; sometimes so hard as to break crockery ware. Several persons have removed. It ... Read MORE...

The Maryland Gazette -  Annapolis, Maryland -  May 24, 1809
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1880s
Allen's Root Beer Extract
Charles E. Carter
Lowell, Mass.


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Washington, DC, USA

1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would... Read MORE...

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May 24, 1844
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1848 - TERRIBLE FIRE IN DETROIT
DETROIT, May 10 – 9 A. M.

Detroit was visited yesterday by the most destructive conflagration, yet known in its history. A fire broke out about half past 11 in the morning, in a large yellow... Read MORE...

Prairie Du Chien Patriot -  Wisconsin -  May 24, 1848
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Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence)

1855 - FIRE IN NORTHAMPTON.
The dwelling house, barn and shop belonging to Moses Breck, was burned to the ground at midnight, Monday night, undoubtedly the work of an incendiary. The total loss is nearly $6,000, insured for but ... Read MORE...

The Pittsfield Sun -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  May 24, 1855
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Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug)

1860 - Throwing Brickbats in Sleep
A young man residing in West Thompson, Connecticut, rose in his sleep, Sunday night crawled through the attic scuttle to the roof of the house, commenced loosening the bricks from the chimney, and... Read MORE...

St Cloud Democrat -  Saint Cloud, Minnesota -  May 24, 1860
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Spiced Beef - For ten or twelve pounds of beef take one tablespoonful of allspice, six...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 16, 1881
Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1884 - Walked to Webster from California
Warren B. Johnson, aged sixty-five years, who left California on foot June 1, 1882, with a horse, cow and dog, arrived at his home in Webster, Massachusetts, Friday night, all the animals... Read MORE...

Arizona Weekly Citizen -  Tucson, Arizona -  May 24, 1884
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Hoyt's German Cologne
E. W. Hoyt & Co.
Lowell, Mass.

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1893 - DEATH IN A STORM. Loss of Life and Property in a Hurricane.
FOUR KILLED IN CLEVELAND.

Number of Others Injured, Some of Whom May Die - Many Buildings Destroyed and Crops Damaged -

CLEVELAND, May 24. - A terrific windstorm struck this city a 9 o'clock... Read MORE...

Daily Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  May 24, 1893
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 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...



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Utica, New York, USA

1907 - Smoke Suffocates Two During Utica Hotel Fire. Several Other Persons, Overcome, Are Carried Out.
Utica, May 23. - By a fire that caused less than $5,000 damage in the Metropolitan Hotel shortly after midnight, Mrs. Hannah S. Zintsmaster, an employe of the hotel, and George James, a guest, were... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  May 24, 1907
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1884  Mrs. Elizabeth A. Thornton, of Hackensack, N. J., recently celebrated her one hundredth birthday.
She distinctly recalls the visit of Lafayette to Camden to lay the corner-stone of the DeKalb monument. - N. Y. Sun.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1901  Vanderlyn murdered
Frank Heroy, son of a Methodist clergyman, shot and killed Charles Vanderlyn, at Greenfield, N. Y., yesterday.

Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 America - Did you know? Cherry Pit Spitting - Michigan - 2018 will be the 45th year of the International Cherry Pit...Read MORE...



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1880s
Bradley's Super-Phosphate of Lime
Bradley Fertilzer Co.
Boston, Mass.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

1899 - DAWSON CITY BURNED. Entire Business Section Destroyed on April 21. 111 BUILDINGS IN ASHES.


When Baby is About to Walk
Procure a pair of ANKLE SUPPORTERS

R. H. Golden
South Norwalk, Conn.

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May 1898

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1880 - Ladies who wear sealskin sacques are very liable to not wear them,
for in Belgium rabbit skins are successfully prepared to resemble sealskin, and thousands of rabbits are annually killed in England whose pelts go to Belgium, and leave that country as genuine... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 22, 1880
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1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an... Read MORE...

Lawrence Daily Journal -  Lawrence, Kansas -  May 22, 1881
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Epping, New Hampshire, USA

1890 - Robbin's Circus Wrecked in a Smash Up.
NASHUA, N. H., May 22. At 3 a. m. today, the Robbins circus train, en route to Epping where it was to have showed today was wrecked near the junction of the Nashua, Rochester and Lowell roads. One... Read MORE...

The Daily Herald -  Grand Forks, North Dakota -  May 22, 1890
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Greenburgh, New York, USA (Tarrytown) (Hartsdale)

1891 - DYNAMITE DISASTER - Frightful Explosion of Blasting Powder on the Hudson. -A Car Containing Thirty Laborers Blown of Atoms.
A flat car loaded with dynamite and drawn by a construction engine was blown to atoms shortly before noon a few days ago, at a place about one and a quarter miles south of Tarrytown, N. Y., on the... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  May 22, 1891
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Ham Balls - Take cold-boiled or baked ham, chop fine, add as many eggs as there are persons...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881
Buffalo, New York, USA

1896 - BUILDING COLLAPSED. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED AT BUFFALO, N.Y. ALMOST CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS.
THE OLD STRUCTURE WAS PROPPED UP FOR REPAIRS, WHEN THE PROPS SUDDENLY GAVE WAY AND A SCORE OR MORE PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT IN THE TRAP.

NAMES OF THE VICTIMS.

Buffalo, May 22. - Yesterday morning the ... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin -  Maysville, Kentucky -  May 22, 1896
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Silver Plate
Wm. Rogers, Eagle Brand
Made only by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, Conn.

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July 1898

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Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

1899 - DAWSON CITY BURNED. Entire Business Section Destroyed on April 21. 111 BUILDINGS IN ASHES.
Loss Variously Estimated at From One to Four Millions.

City Helpless Till Navigation Can Be Resumed - People in a State of Panic After the Fire.

SEATTLE, Washington, May 21. - The long-expected ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 22, 1899
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Reno, Nevada, USA

1902 - SOUTHERN PACIFIC TRAIN DERAILED AT RENO
Reno, Nev, May 21.-The east-bound flyer on the Southern Pacific jumped the frog at Chestnut street crossing in this city. The engine and the baggage and mail cars were derailed. The engine ploughed... Read MORE...

Idaho Daily Statesman -  Boise City, Idaho -  May 22, 1902
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Oneonta, New York, USA

1906 - BIG FIRE IN ONEONTA. TWO BUSINESS BUILDINGS DESTROYED AND TWO FIREMEN HURT.
Utica, May 22. - Fire which broke out in Oneonta at 5:30 this morning and was not controlled until 8 o'clock, destroyed two business buildings, one of which included the Wilber bank, owned by G. I.... Read MORE...

The Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  May 22, 1906
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never try to outshine your guests in dress. It is vulgar in the extreme. A hostess should be...Read MORE...



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Long Beach, California, USA

1909 - Baby Incubator Kills Child.
A baby incubator proved fatal to the two-months-old infant of Richard De Spain, a young inventor of Long Beach, Cal. Soon after the baby had been placed in the incubator a cork blew out of a hot... Read MORE...

Adams County News -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  May 22, 1909
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1843  May 22 – The first major wagon train headed for the American Northwest sets out with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri on the Oregon Trail.

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Twin Mountains on Lake George, N.Y.

The Clinton Safety Pin
The Oakville Company
Waterbury, Conn.

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May 1898

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

1872 - No lady should drink wine at dinner...

Alton, Illinois, USA

1857 - Destructive Fire At Alton, Ill.
Chicago, Saturday, April 18. A destructive conflagration occurred at Alton, Ill. On Thursday, destroying the planing Mill of MORRISON & BEAL, the Methodist Church parsonage house, and doing great... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 20, 1857
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New Victoria Sewing Machines and Supplies
A. R. Acly, Jeweler, Afton, N.Y.

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Burlington, Vermont, USA

1858 - Ethan Allen's Remains
There has been considerable excitement in Burlington, Vermont, for a few days past, on the subject of the removal of the remains of Gen. Ethan Allen. The ceremonies of laying the corner-stone of the... Read MORE...

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Alexandria Gazette -  Alexandria, Virginia -  May 20, 1858
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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

1873  May 20 - Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive United States patent #139121 for using copper rivets to strengthen the pockets of denim work pants.

Levi Strauss & Co. begin manufacturing the famous Levi's brand of jeans, using fabric from the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA (Haydenville)

1874 - TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE !! BURSTING OF A WATER RESERVOIR IN MASSACHUSETTS !! EVERYTHING CARRIED BEFORE THE TORRENT !!
FOUR VILLAGES ALMOST DEMOLISHED !!
NEARLY 200 LIVES LOST !!
ABOUT $2,000,000 WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED !!

Northampton, Mass., May 16. - Not far from eight o'clock this morning the peaceful... Read MORE...

Indiana Messenger -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  May 20, 1874
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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

1908 - EIGHT CARS GO INTO RIVER. Bridge Over Cahaba River Knocked Down But No Lives Lost.
Birmingham, May 19. - (Special.) - The steel bridge over Cahaba River, about fifteen miles east of Birmingham, was knocked down early this morning when several cars in freight train No. 36,... Read MORE...

The Montgomery Advertiser -  Montgomery, Alabama -  May 20, 1908
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Ham Balls - Take cold-boiled or baked ham, chop fine, add as many eggs as there are persons...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881

The Larkin Factories, Buffalo, N.Y.
Over Fifty Acres of Floor Space. Visitors Welcome.

The Larkin Company are the World's Largest Manufacturers of Soaps and Toilet Preparations and are important Food Specialists. The entire output of the Larkin Factories goes direct from the Factory to Family, thus saving for customers the expenses and profits of wholesalers and retailers.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA

1917 - Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Fire
SAYBROOK POINT, Conn., May 19.- Fenwick Hall, for forty years a noted Summer hotel on the Long Island shore and located on the point which juts out into the Sound at the mouth of the Connecticut... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 20, 1917
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Yakima, Washington, USA

1935 - ACCIDENT MARS YAKIMA PARADE; BOY IS KILLED
Yakima, Wash., May 19.- AP - A youth was fatally injured and at least 37 other persons injured here today when a crumbling cornice plunged about 40 parade spectators two stories to the crowded street ... Read MORE...

The Galveston Daily News -  Galveston, Texas -  May 20, 1935
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

No lady should drink wine at dinner. Even if her head is strong enough to bear it, she will find...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
1916  May 20 – The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting (Boy with Baby Carriage).

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1918  May 20 – The small town of Codell, Kansas, is hit for the third year in a row on the same date by a tornado.

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1980  May 20 - 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated

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Visit Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA!

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


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C.H. Clark & Co., Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Liquors, Crockery and Tin Ware, Lime, Plaster, Hair and Cement...
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No. 186 South C Street, Virginia, Nevada

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The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
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Visit Virginia City, Nevada, USA!

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