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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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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May 20, 1873
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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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 America - Did you know? 1773: Boston Tea Party: Group of colonial patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians board three ships in ...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? Very few children went to school in New France. Schools were usually only in the larger towns and...Read MORE...



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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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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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