Saturday, October 24, 2020

1866 - A Canadian Duel


Metallic Band Sleigh Bells
Manufactured by F. Armstrong, Bridgeport, Conn.
1880s

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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1904 - Town Stricken With Diphtheria
Southbridge, Mass., Oct. 24. - An epidemic of diphtheria prevails in Southbridge to an extent that alarms the members of the board of health, who will appeal to the state board for help in stamping... Read MORE...

Pittston Gazette -  Pittston, Pennsylvania -  October 24, 1904
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Doughnuts - Heat one quart of new milk, but do not let it boil; add two teacupfuls of lard...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 27, 1880

1880s New Home Sewing Machine Ad
Orange, Mass.

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Waterville, Maine, USA

1889 - EXPLOSION. Gas Works Destroyed in Maine. A FATAL EXPLOSION. A Gashouse Explodes at Waterville, Maine, This Morning.
WATERVILLE (Me.), Oct. 24. - At 7 o'clock this morning the gashouse of the Lockwood Cotton Mills exploded lifting the roof from the building, which took fire.

Henry E. Washburn, aged 30 years, a... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  October 24, 1889
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Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

1877 - President Hayes Endorsed
President Hayes was endorsed at Holyoke, Massachusetts, on Thursday evening, by an immense assembly of citizens, and in the exercises leading republicans equally shared. The soul of the great... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  October 24, 1877
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Saint-Hyacinthe, Qu├ębec, Canada (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) (Saint-Hyacinthe-le-Confesseur)

1866 - A Canadian Duel
A Montreal paper gives an account of a duel that recently took place between a lieutenant in a Montreal militia corps and a clerk residing at St. Hyacinthe. It appears that the clerk and some of his... Read MORE...

Semi-Weekly Wisconsin -  Milwaukee, Wisconsin -  October 24, 1866
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard...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
Waterville, Maine, USA

1917 - SPECTACULAR FIRE THREATENS WHOLE NORTH END WATERVILLE
900 Canoes and Two Large Ice Houses Burn Two Dwellings Damaged by Flames Two Alarms Sounded and Firemen Have Hard Fight

Waterville, Me., Oct 23. – Fire which was discovered at 4:25 Tuesday... Read MORE...

Daily Kennebec Journal -  Augusta, Maine -  October 24, 1917
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1931  October 24 – The George Washington Bridge across the Hudson River in the United States is dedicated; it opens to traffic the following day. At 3,500 feet (1,100 m), it nearly doubles the previous record for the longest main span in the world.

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1938  October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.

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1901  October 24 – Michigan schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor goes over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survives.

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1836  October 24 – The earliest United States patent for a phosphorus friction match is granted to Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Springfield, Massachusetts.

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1939  October 24 – Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time anywhere in Wilmington, Delaware.

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 America - Did you know? May 13, 1846 - Mexican War: U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? It is the old custom in French Canada (originating in Europe) to bury the dead in the church...Read MORE...



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Torpedoing a Well near Titusville, Pa.

1800s A. B. Chase Organ Co.
Norwalk, O.

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