Monday, November 16, 2020

1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Catskill, New York, USA

1869 - BOILER EXPLOSION. A PAPER MILL AT CATSKILL VILLAGE DEMOLISHED - SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED.
Hudson, N.Y., Nov. 15, 1869.
A terrible boiler explosion occurred in Storms' paper mill at Catskill Village at half-past eleven o'clock this morning. The building was completely demolished, and... Read MORE...

New York Herald -  New York, New York -  November 16, 1869
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1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
UNIFORM TIME

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards,... Read MORE...

The Courier-Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  November 16, 1883
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San Bernadino, California, USA

1892 - HOTEL BLOCK FIRE.
At San Bernardino, Cal., the Stewart Hotel block, the finest in the city, including the San Bernardino National bank, was burned.
Losses aggregate $200,000, partly insured.
The cause is as of yet... Read MORE...

The Indiana Progress -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  November 16, 1892
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1884 - Aged 112 Years, and Never Rode in a Railroad Car in Her Life
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 16. - Mrs. Phoebe Brockway, who, on account of her extreme age, has of late enjoyed the distinction of being, next to Courtney, the oarsman, the greatest natural curiosity of... Read MORE...

The Kansas City Star -  Kansas City, Missouri -  November 16, 1884
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fish Cakes - Cold boiled codfish, either fresh or salt, remove the bones and mince the meat; ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 2, 1881
Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

1959 - 2 Boys Perish In Gravel Pit
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) - Two young playmates perished yesterday when they were accidentally buried in a gravel pit opposite Wellesley College.

The victims were MARK KETCHUM, 12, one of three... Read MORE...

The Corpus Christi Times -  Corpus Christi, Texas -  November 16, 1959
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Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Durham, Connecticut, USA

1956 - Boy, 4, IS DROWNED IN FREAK ACCIDENT
DURHAM, Nov. 16. (UP) Stanley Soule, 4, drowned yesterday in a freak accident near his farm home.

State police said the boy was playing with two other youngsters near a shallow well when he fell... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Post -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  November 16, 1956
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1932  November 16 – New York City's Palace Theatre fully converts to a cinema, which is considered the final death knell of vaudeville as a popular entertainment in the United States.

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 America - Did you know? April 22, 1889 - Oklahoma is opened to settlers.

 Quebec - Did you know? 1840s - As American factories in New England offered good jobs, thousands of French Canadians...Read MORE...



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