Monday, December 28, 2020

1910 - Governor Ablaze As Santa. Bystanders’ Promptness Saves Dickerson, of Nevada, at Christmas Tree.


1908 advertisement

M. A. Baker & Co. Manufacturers
Seamless Turpentine Stills
Pensacola, Fla.

The Pensacola Journal
Pensacola, Florida
July 4, 1908

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

1909 - Blizzard bound in Bethlehems
Special to The Inquirer.

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 27. - The Bethlehems were today still blizzard-bound, with business conditions thoroughly paralyzed. Along the lines of the Lehigh Valley Transit... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  December 28, 1909
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Reno, Nevada, USA

1910 - Governor Ablaze As Santa. Bystanders’ Promptness Saves Dickerson, of Nevada, at Christmas Tree.
Special to The Washington Post.
Reno, Nev. Dec. 27.-Had it not been for prompt action by bystanders, the governor of Nevada would have been one of the victims of the Christmas tree. As it was Gov.... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  December 28, 1910
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Lansing, Michigan, USA

1920 - PRUDEN BUILDING DESTROYED BY FIRE. BIG OFFICE BUILDING IN LANSING BURNED TODAY - ONLY WALLS LEFT.
Lansing, Mich., Dec. 28. - Fire here today destroyed the Pradden office building, owned by former state fuel director W. K. PRADDEN and one of the largest and most prominent buildings in the business ... Read MORE...

Evening Chronicle -  Marshall, Michigan -  December 28, 1920
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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
Chicago, Illinois, USA

1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast... Read MORE...

Chicago Daily Tribune -  Chicago, Illinois -  December 28, 1884
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1908 ad

Fords Sensational Car
3000 Ford Model T Touring Cars Sold in 48 Hours
Price only $850.00 F.O.B. Factory
Conrad Bros.
No. 245 Wyoing Ave.
No. 318-20 Linden Street.
Scranton

The Scranton Truth
Scranton, Pennsylvania
September 15, 1908

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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

1880 - KILLED IN RAILROAD COLLISION. THREE LIVES LOST IN A FREIGHT-TRAIN CABOOSE -- ENGINEERS AND BRAKEMEN KILLED ON THE MOBILE AND OHIO ROAD.
Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 27. - Information of another frightful railroad disaster reached the city this morning about 8 o'clock. It occurred on the Air Line Railroad, 500 yards beyond Paw Creek... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 28, 1880
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Oneonta, New York, USA

1908 - FLAMES RAGE IN ONEONTA. ARLINGTON HOTEL AND SEVEN OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED.
Loss Is Estimated at $100,000 – Several Persons Had Narrow Escapes and Lost All Their Personal Property.

ONEONTA, Dec. 28 – Fire which for a time early yesterday threatened the whole business... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  December 28, 1908
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Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

1853 - Large Fire in Wallingford.
NEW-HAVEN, Tuesday, Dec. 27. The Button Factory of the Pomeroy Manufacturing Company at Wallingford, about 12 miles from this city, took fire early this morning, and was destroyed, together with its... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 28, 1853
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Be careful always that the details of your dress are perfectly finished in every point. The small...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
1895  December 28 – Auguste and Louis Lumière display their first moving picture film in Paris.

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1981  December 28 - Elizabeth Jordan Carr born in Norfolk. She was the 1st American test tube baby.

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1850  George Downes, of Cheshire, Ct. discovered that a young lady whom he loved was receiving the attentions of another, went to her house, sat in a melancholy mood for hours, and then drew a pistol and shot himself.
Though seriously wounded, it is thought the will recover from the pistol shot. As to the other wound, we presume he has already gotten over that.
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Boston Evening Transcript
Boston, Massachusetts

 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 1800s, New France had a population of about 4 million. 1/ 2 were Catholic. 1/ 2 were...Read MORE...



Canada: A People"s History (www.cbc.ca/ history/)
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1920 advertisement

Gentry Bros. Circus

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Died December 28

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