Friday, November 13, 2020

1869 - About seven months ago, a lady in Santa Clara, Cal., in kneeling down for the purpose of religious devotion...

Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, USA

1940 - BLAST KILLS 8.
Woodbridge, N.J., Nov. 12. - (AP) - A mysterious, deafening blast shattered 14 buildings in and adjoining the United Railway Signal Co. plant today, killing eight persons and breaking windows 17... Read MORE...

Sandusky Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  November 13, 1940
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Smith Bros. Cough Drops

"William Wallace Smith I (1830–1913) and Andrew Smith (1836–1895) were the sons of James Smith (c1800-1866) of Poughkeepsie, New York. James' family had emigrated from Fife, Scotland, to Canada in 1831, and James from St. Armand, Quebec, to the U.S. in 1847.

In New York, James opened an ice cream shop called "James Smith and Son." James Smith bought a cough drop recipe from a journeyman peddler named Sly Hawkins and in 1852 made his first batch of "Smith Brothers Cough Drops"." wikipedia

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Santa Clara, California, USA

1869 - About seven months ago, a lady in Santa Clara, Cal., in kneeling down for the purpose of religious devotion,
knelt on the edge of a spring to her hoop skirt. She experienced some little pain in her knee at the time, but thought it no serious matter. However, the limb commenced swelling, and it became... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 13, 1869
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pancakes - Beat up three eggs and a quart of milk; make it up into a batter with flour, a...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 7, 1881
Harwich, Massachusetts, USA (N., S., E., W.) (Harwichport) (Pleasant Lake)

1869 - House Fire
The dwelling of Nathan Dowry, in Harwich, Mass., was destroyed by fire on the evening of the 3d, and his only children, two little girls, aged six and four years, perished. The parents were visiting... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 13, 1869
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"Commercial wooden boatbuilding thrived in St. Augustine with the advent of the shrimping industry in the 1920s and over the following decades expanded exponentially with the success of commercial boatbuilding outfits such as DESCO and St. Augustine Trawlers. DESCO (Diesel Engine Sales Company), in particular, built trawlers in such prodigious quantities for the world market that their motto became "The Sun Never Sets on a DESCO Boat." " www.lampmaritime.org/ LAMP/ Hertiage_Boatbuilding/ Boatbuilding_History


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Milford, New Hampshire, USA

1869 - Parsonage Problem
A church society in Milford, N.H., having repaired its church and raised its pastor's salary, set about providing him with a parsonage. Contributions of five thousand dollars were made, and a house... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 13, 1869
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Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

1901 - BUILDING IS BADLY DAMAGED. MECHANIC ARTS HALL AT UNIVERSITY FIRESWEPT. CAUSE NOT AT ALL CERTAIN - EVIDENCE POINTS TO DEFECTIVE WIRING BUT IS NOT CONCLUSIVE - LOSS OF $16,000 SUSTAINED WITH NO INSURANCE.
Lincoln, Neb. - With the fourth floor of Mechanic Arts hall fireswept, the loss by blaze and water amounting to upwards of $16,000, the state university yesterday morning sustained the most serious... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  November 13, 1901
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Lansing, Michigan, USA

1889 - A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.
Lansing, Mich., Oct. 13. - While the wrecking crew was engaged in cleaing away the freight wreck on the Lansing & Trannet Railway today, the hoisting beam of the steam derrick fell upon a group of... Read MORE...

Sandusky Ohio Gazette -  Sandusky, Ohio -  November 13, 1889
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Dressing with Two Hundred Dollars Per Year
Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

1938 - Distillery Burns, Loss Is $2,250,000
OWENSBORO, Ky., Nov. 12 (AP)—A wild fire raged out of control Saturday night at the Glenmore Distillery, one of the largest in the country.

Company officials had small hope of saving the plant... Read MORE...

Dallas Morning News -  Dallas, Texas -  November 13, 1938
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1887  November 13 – Bloody Sunday: Police in London clash with radical and Irish nationalist protesters.

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1946  November 13 - General Electric scientists produced snow in the Massachusetts Berkshires in the first modern day cloud seeding experiment.

The Weather Channel

1869  Four inches of snow fell on the 7th at Covington, Va., and Greensboro, N. C.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? In 1565, Saint Augustine, Florida, settled by the Spanish, became the first permanent European...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? Habitants spent the wintertime cleaning and repairing tools and tending the animals. In spring they ...Read MORE...



Elspeth Deir et al., Canada: The story of our heritage, Grade 7 (Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2000)
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Alkalol
Alkalol is a nasal wash and oral rinse. Alkalol dissolves mucus, cleans and moisturizes the nasal airways, and provides relief to agitated sinus, nasal passage and throat tissue. It is an alkaline saline solution that includes a mix of menthol, camphor, eucalyptol, thymol, benzoin, and oils of wintergreen, spearmint, pine, and cinnamon, as well as potassium and sodium salts. First formulated by James P. Whitters in 1896 in a small laboratory above the A.J. Barker pharmacy in Taunton, Massachusetts, Alkalol is one of the oldest over-the-counter pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.
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Died November 13

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