Friday, October 16, 2020

1907 - VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE RECORDED AT CAPITAL Weather Bureau Officials Expect News That Somewhere in the World Unusually Severe Disturbance Has Occurred.

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Lowell, Mass., U.S.A.

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Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)

1841 - Horrible Accident on the Western Railroad
We are informed by the Springfield Republican and Boston Transcript, of the details of a terrible accident which occurred on Tuesday, on the Western Railroad, near Westfield, Mass. The Eastern and... Read MORE...

Sunbury American and Shamokin Journal  -  Pennsylvania -  October 16, 1841

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Coffee Cake - This is one of the best of plain cakes, and is very easily made. Take one cup...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., July 28, 1880
1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and... Read MORE...
October 16, 1859

Use Webb's Flavoring Extracts.
This picture is given to each purchaser of Spurlock's No. 5 Bluing
Ask for No. 5
Beware of Imitiation

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

1912 - Tot, 5, Buried When Church Ceiling Falls, Is Unhurt - Other Wedding Guests Injured in Accident Resting Well.
Of a dozen wedding guests injured by the collapse of the vestibule ceiling at the Broadway Baptist Church Tuesday night, just after the wedding of Miss Edna Mae Potts and Robert W. Wilson, one victim ... Read MORE...

Fort Worth Star-Telegram -  Fort Worth, Texas -  October 16, 1912

Washington, DC, USA

1907 - VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE RECORDED AT CAPITAL Weather Bureau Officials Expect News That Somewhere in the World Unusually Severe Disturbance Has Occurred.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. - The most violent earthquakes record ever made on the seismograph at the weather bureau started at 9:14 o'clock this morning. The vibrations of the needle were even greater that ... Read MORE...

Wilkes-Barre Times -  Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania -  October 16, 1907

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

1872 - Dinner Party Rules for Women - Coffee follows the dessert, and when this enters, if...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
Windsor, Connecticut, USA (Poquonock)

1872 - Didn't Feel a Thing
A case illustrative of the power of drink to deaden the sensitiveness to pain occurred at Windsor, Conn., October 5th. An Englishman employed in one of the mills, while drunk and lying on the track,... Read MORE...
San Francisco Bulletin -  San Francisco, California -  October 16, 1872

1916 On October 16, 1916 Sanger opened a family planning and birth control clinic at 46 Amboy Street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, the first of its kind in the United States.
Nine days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested.

1923  October 16 - Roy and Walt Disney found The Walt Disney Company.

1905  October 16 – Russian Revolution of 1905: The Russian army opens fire in a meeting on a street market in Tallinn, killing 94 and injuring over 200.

1869  A Miss Cutler has been appointed superintendent of public instruction in Rochester, Minn.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1829  October 16 - Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)

 America - Did you know? March 30, 1870 - U.S. acquires Alaska from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million.

 Quebec - Did you know? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
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