Thursday, July 16, 2020

1856 - A Fowl Story

Washington, DC, USA

1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States.

President George Washington commissioned French engineer...
July 16, 1790

Jos. A. Morrison
Dealer in Gold & Silver Watches,
Fine Jewelry,
Silver and Plated Ware, Clocks, Spectacles, Eye Glasses, &c,
Main St., Pittsfield, Me.

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Augusta, Georgia, USA

1827 - Destructive Fire - The Augusta Courier of the 2d inst. gives annexed account of a destructive fire in that place
This city was aroused from its peaceful slumbers this morning about 2 o'clock by the terrific cry of fire! The devouring element had made such progress, when first discovered, as to set human... Read MORE...

Connecticut Courant -  Hartford, Connecticut -  July 16, 1827

Watertown, Connecticut, USA

1856 - A Fowl Story
The New York Clipper contains an account, from a correspondent in Watertown, Conn., of a fight between a hawk and a hen. - The hawk seized one of the hen's chicks and made off with it, upon which the ... Read MORE...

Charleston Mercury -  Charleston, South Carolina -  July 16, 1856

Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

St. Hilaire, Station, June 29. - A serious accident happened this morning about half-past one to an emigrant train from Quebec. The train stopped at St. Hilaire, about one mile from the bridge across ... Read MORE...

The Cork Examiner -  Cork, Ireland -  July 16, 1864

Greenburgh, New York, USA (Tarrytown) (Hartsdale)

Among those doing business in the block of buildings which was destroyed by fire at Tarrytown on the 30th ult., was a baker named Philip Wigand, who, it appears, for its full value. Since the fire... Read MORE...

The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  July 16, 1869

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pie Crust Shortened with Beans - Boil white beans until soft, rub through a sieve and mix as ...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 29, 1881
Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1870 - Wild Balloon Ride
A man named Bard, at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on the 4th made his first balloon ascension, but lost control of the balloon, which descended rapidly. He escaped unhurt. The balloon again rose, and landed... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 16, 1870

C. H. Foote,
Jobber and Wholesale Dealer in
Groceries and Provisions,
35 Bridge Street
Plattsburgh, N.Y.

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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never eat every morsel that is upon your plate; and surely no lady will ever scrape her plate, or...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
1870  In Lawrence, Mass,. a few days since, some one threw a torpedo into the mouth of a little girl as she was returning from school, and the torpedo exploded and lacerated her tongue and mouth severely.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  At Racine, Wis, on the 4th, a boy rammed a gravel into a pistol, which, on firing, burst the barrel, the stone entering his thigh and severing the femoral artery, so that he soon bled to death.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A New Hampshire shoemaker and his wife were both found dead in their bed, a few mornings ago.
An examination showed that the husband had died of apoplexy, and the wife of heart disease.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A young man in New York bet that he could drink six glasses of ice water. He did, and he died.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? January 12, 1932 - Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas is the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate,...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

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Fourth Ward and Grammar School Buildings, Greensburg, Pa.

A. M. Parker
Wholesale & Retail Dealer in
Boots, Shoes & Rubbers
Houghton's Block
Putnam, Conn.

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Died July 16


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