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.

The Ladies' Home Journal
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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Daily Globe -  California -  May 26, 1858
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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.

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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...



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
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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 America - Did you know? June 15, 1800 - The U.S. capital is moved from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

 Quebec - Did you know? On Sunday mornings, residents of New France attended Mass. The rest of the day was spent playing...Read MORE...



Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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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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Died May 26

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