Saturday, December 19, 2020

1903 - LIKE A BIRD AEROPLANE FLIES


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Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Pointe-de-Lévy)

1890 - BRIDGE WENT DOWN - ENTIRE PASSENGER TRAIN SMASHED IN PIECES. ENGINE AND BAGGAGE CAR ALONE REMAIN ON TRACK - TEN PASSENGERS KILLED AND MANY INJURED.
Quebec, Dec. 18. - The express train from Halifax on the Intercolonial which was due at Levis at 11:40 a.m., met with a frightful accident about three miles from its destination.
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Manitoba Daily Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  December 19, 1890
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1912 - DEATH TOLL IN WRECK IS FIVE; CREW CENSURED. IMPROPER HANDLING BELIEVED CAUSE OF FREIGHT'S WILD RACE. GENERAL MANAGER'S STATEMENT.
Besides Crew, Bodies of Two Others are Found and More May Be Buried Beneath the Debris - Injured Fireman is Dying, Brakeman is Better.

The toll of death in Thursday's terrible wreck on the... Read MORE...

The Weekly Courier -  Connellsville, Pennsylvania -  December 19, 1912
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

White Mountain Rolls - Sixteen cups of flour, half cup of sugar, cup of butter, cup of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 26, 1881
Easton, Pennsylvania, USA

1897 - FIRE AT LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. NEW PARDEE HALL PARTLY DESTROYED - VALUABLE COLLECTIONS AND APPARATUS BURNED - WARD LIBRARY GONE.
Easton, Penn., Dec. 18. - Pardee Hall, the magnificent four-story stone structure that stood on the brow of College Hill, this city, and was the pride of Lafayette College, was badly damaged by fire... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 19, 1897
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1882 - FIRE IN MINNEAPOLIS. BURNING OF THE BARTON BLOCK - LOSS NEARLY $100,000.
ST. PAUL, Dec. 18. - The Barton Block, in Washington avenue, Minneapolis, was burned this morning, making the third disastrous fire there within a few weeks. The fire originated in the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 19, 1882
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1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
LIKE A BIRD AEROPLANE FLIES.
Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying Machine Which They Invent and Build.
NORFOLK, Va. - The problem of aerial flight without the use of ... Read MORE...

Evening Sentinel -  Santa Cruz, California -  December 19, 1903
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Detroit, Michigan, USA

1884 - A Serious Blaze in Detroit
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 18. Fire broke out yesterday afternoon in Thomas Moore’s planing-mill on High street. Delbridge, Brooks & Fisher’s planning-mill was also ignited, and the flames soon leaped... Read MORE...

Decatur Morning Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  December 19, 1884
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never criticise a companion"s dress, or indeed make any remark whatever upon it. If a near friend,...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
Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1934 - SOUTHBRIDGE DIRECTORS VOTE TO LIQUIDATE MILL
MEANS THAT 1,000 WOOLEN WORKERS MUST FIND JOBS ELSEWHERE

Boston, Dec. 19 - (AP) - The board of directors of the Hamilton Woolen Co. of Southbridge late today voted to recommend the liquidation of... Read MORE...

The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  December 19, 1934
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1732  December 19 - Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanack"

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1907  December 19 – An explosion in a coal mine in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania kills 239.

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1904  December 19 - Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905

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 America - Did you know? 1898 - Spanish-American War: USS Maine is blown up in Havana harbor (Feb. 15), prompting U.S. to...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1600s, pro-birth measures were put in place to encourage population growth in New...Read MORE...



History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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