Friday, April 16, 2021

1881 - Mock Duck

Chicago, Illinois, USA

1898 - The Largest Search-Light in the world
was exhibited at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The reflecting lens, 60 inches in diameter, weighs 800 pounds and is mounted in a brass ring which weighs 730 pounds. The reflected light from... Read MORE...

Ladies' Home Journal -  April 16, 1898
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1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.
LIFE IN DUST BOWL OF UNITED STATES BEING RULED TODAY BY THREE WORDS - "IF IT RAINS"

By Robert Geiger
(Associated Press Staff Writer.)
GUYON, Okla., April 15. - (AP.) - Three little words -... Read MORE...

Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light -  Corsicana, Texas -  April 16, 1935
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Mock Duck

Take a pound of beefsteak; salt and pepper; prepare a dressing as for turkey; lay in...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, March 16, 1881
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

1897 - BIG FIRE IN NEW ORLEANS. NEARLY HALF A MILLION DOLLARS' WORTH OF PROPERTY DESTROYED.
New Orleans, April 16. - One of the most picturesque business structures in the city, known as the Moresque block, owned by Gauch & Sons, was totally destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon, entailing... Read MORE...

Piqua Daily Call -  Ohio -  April 16, 1897
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"The Woodbury Soap Company is an American manufacturer of personal care products such as cold cream, facial cream, facial powder, after-shave talc and ear swabs. Founded in Albany, New York in 1870, the company was sponsor to popular radio programs in the 1930s and 1940s.

The John H. Woodbury company was established in 1870 in Albany, New York by a dermatologist. The company was still in New York in 1901, making and retailing soap, when the Andrew Jergens Company (now a subsidiary of Kao) purchased the company which owned the soap brand, and moved the headquarters to Cincinnati, Ohio." wikipedia

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1927 - CHICAGO POLICE SEEK BOOZE SELLING GROCER AS OPERATOR OF STILL. TWO FAMILIES WIPED OUT WHEN EXPLOSION WRECKS BUILDING; ALL THOSE KILLED DIED IN THEIR BEDS; FOUR STORES RAZED.
Chicago, April 16 (UP) - A moonshiner's still is believed by police to be responsible for an explosion Saturday which killed eight persons, all but wiping out the families of two small shop keepers... Read MORE...

Decatur Evening Herald -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 16, 1927
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Hartford, Vermont, USA (White River Junction) (Quechee)

1895 - Flood
...At White River Junction, Vt., highways have become impassable and the rivers have overflowed their banks. The rise in White river at White River Junction exceeded ten feet flooding basements and... Read MORE...

Middletown Daily Argus -  Middletown, New York -  April 16, 1895
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

A gentleman always attends to the choice of his amusements. If at cards, he will not play at...Read MORE...



Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
1705  April 16 - Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

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1854  April 16 – The United States packet ship Powhattan is wrecked off the New Jersey shore with more than 200 + victims.

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1854  April 16 - Steamer "Long Beach" sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die

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Main Street Hancock Shaker Village (1907)

"Hancock Shaker Village began in the late 1780s, when nearly 100 Believers consolidated a community on land donated by local farmers who had converted to the Shaker movement. By the 1830s, with a great many more conversions and additional land acquisitions, the Shaker community peaked in population with more than 300 Believers and more than 3,000 acres.

During the height of their growth, religious fervor and influence, the Hancock Shakers erected communal dwelling houses, barns, workshops and other buildings, and developed a large and successful farm. With the 1826 Round Stone Barn as the center of a thriving dairy industry, and with many acres cultivated in medicinal herbs, vegetables, fruits, and other crops, the Hancock Shakers enjoyed a simple, peaceful, and hard-working life, separated from the ways of “The World.” They named their utopian village The City of Peace, and organized the large community into six smaller communal groups known as Families for efficiency of work, worship, and administration..." hancockshakervillage.org

A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

1928 - 5 PERISH AS FLAMES SWEEP ENTIRE BLOCK OF WINNIPEG STORES. MANY INJURED, OTHERS OVERCOME BY SMOKE - WOMEN LEAP FROM FLAMING WINDOWS. 12 ARE INJURED.

Chicago, Illinois, USA

1898 - The Largest Stockyards in the world
are in Chicago, Illinois. The combined plants represent and investment of over $10,000,000. The yards contain 20 miles of streets, 20 miles of water-troughs, 50 miles of feeding-troughs, and 75 miles ... Read MORE...

The Ladies' Home Journal -  April 15, 1898
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Johnny's Motor Sales
196 Main St.

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Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

1895 - Flood
HANOVER, N. H., April 14. - For forty-two hours rain has fallen here steadily. Every stream has overflowed its banks, and is bringing down ice, logs, and debris, and submerging fields and meadows... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 15, 1895
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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

1897 - Fire
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 8. – Never in the history of Knoxville has the city suffered such a loss by fire as it did today. The very heart of the city, including some of the largest wholesale and... Read MORE...

The County Record -  Tennessee -  April 15, 1897
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cooking Chickens - A new way of cooing chickens is to parboil them and then drop them into...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880

Hayfield of Joshua T. Durfee, Tiverton, R.I., which was seeded down four years ago with Hubbard's "Bone Base" Fertilizers. Last Spring it cut, first crop, over four tons of hay per acre. Remember, it was dry.

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Laramie, Wyoming, USA

1948 - BLAZE AT LARAMIE RAZES ENTIRE BLOCK.
Laramie, Wyo., April 14. (AP) - A fast spreading fire crackled through an entire business block early today in the downtown section of Laramie, site of the University of Wyoming.

Fifteen of 30... Read MORE...

Amarillo Daily News -  Amarillo, Texas -  April 15, 1948
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Binghamton, New York, USA

1941 - THREE DIE IN PLANE CRASH.
Binghamton, N.Y. - DAN McNALLY, a Baltimore evangelist, his wife and four-year-old daughter, KITTY were killed when their private airplane crashed at Tri-Cities airport and burst into flames on a... Read MORE...

Olean Times-Herald -  New York -  April 15, 1941
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1928 - 5 PERISH AS FLAMES SWEEP ENTIRE BLOCK OF WINNIPEG STORES. MANY INJURED, OTHERS OVERCOME BY SMOKE - WOMEN LEAP FROM FLAMING WINDOWS. 12 ARE INJURED.
THREE BODIES FOUND ON FLOOR OF APARTMENTS - TWO DIE AT HOSPITAL FOLLOWING RESCUE.

Winnipeg, Man., April 14. - (AP) - Five dead, four women and a man, a dozen injured, with many others overcome by... Read MORE...

Billings Gazette -  Billings, Montana -  April 15, 1928
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Upon all occasions avoid speaking of yourself, if it be possible. Some abruptly speak...Read MORE...



Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
Ayer, Massachusetts, USA

1872 - DESTRUCTIVE CONFLAGRATION AT AYER. ALL THE BUSINESS PART OF THE PLACE DESTROYED.
Ayer, Mass., April 14.
A fire broke out in the building owned by SAMUEL REED, at 11:30 last evening, destroying all the buildings on the north side of Main street between the Worcester and Nashua... Read MORE...

Newport Daily News -  Newport, Rhode Island -  April 15, 1872
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1892  April 15 – The General Electric Company is established through the merger of the Thomson-Houston Company and the Edison General Electric Company.

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1949  April 15 - A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing four pounds, was measured at Troy NY.

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1927  April 15 - New Orleans LA was drenched with 14.01 inches of rain, which established a 24 hour rainfall record for the state.

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State Capitol, Austin, Texas

Home of Slater Trust Company, Main St., cor. East Ave., Pawtucket, R.I.
Over 50 years Conservative Banking. Many Larger, Few Stronger. Visitors and Inquiries Welcome.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

1860 - First Pony Express riders arrive in St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif

1909 - ONE FATALITY IN TORNADO. BRAKEMAN BLOWN FROM FREIGHT TRAIN AND KILLED.
Concordia, Kas., April 13 -- When telephone communication was opened up today with Aurora, a little town south of here, it developed that four persons were injured, none it is believed fatally, in... Read MORE...

Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  April 14, 1909
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500,000 Ladies are using The Rushforth Hair Curling Pins
The Rushforth Pin Co., Lawrence, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

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Washington, DC, USA

1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped... Read MORE...

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April 14, 1865
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1888 - Immigrants Flocking into Winnipeg.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 12 - A special from Winnipeg says that the number of immigrants arriving is increasing rapidly, and upwards of 2,000 have reached that point since the middle of March. Many... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 14, 1888
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cider Cake - One cup sugar, half a cup of butter, one egg well beaten, one large cup of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 23, 1881

Omo Dress Shield
The Omo Mfg. Co., Middletown, Ct.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898

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Sacramento, California, USA

1860 - April 14 - First Pony Express riders arrive in St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
April 14, 1860: Riders arrived in both St. Joseph and Sacramento with the mail. Proving the mail could be delivered in ten days. Throngs of people turned out in both cities. The mail arrived in St.... Read MORE...

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April 14, 1860
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin, USA

1896 - HOTEL BURNED.
Reedsburg, Wis., April 13. - The Central house in this city took fire about 1 o'clock yesterday and was burned to the ground. The building was insured in Chicago companies. It was the headquarters of ... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Leader -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  April 14, 1896
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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1910 - FIRE THREATENS A TOWN - Powder Explodes In Conflagration At Ebensburg, Pa.
Ebensburg, Pa., April 13. — A conflagration, which lighted the heavens for miles around, and threatened for a time to wipe out this place was checked early this morning by the hard work of firemen... Read MORE...

The Sun -  Baltimore, Maryland -  April 14, 1910
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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
Elyria, Ohio, USA

1909 - ELYRIA FIRE LOSS $150,000. FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FIVE STORY BUSINESS BLOCK WIPING IT OUT ENTIRELY. OTHER BUILDINGS ARE DAMAGED.
CLEVELAND IS CALLED UPON FOR HELP BUT IT WAS SEVERAL HOURS BEFORE THE FLAMES WERE UNDER CONTROL. ABOUT 75 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL LOSS IS COVERED BY INSURANCE. FIRE MAY HAVE ORIGINATED IN ELK LODGE... Read MORE...

The Mansfield News -  Ohio -  April 14, 1909
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1900  April 14 – The Paris World Exhibition opens.

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1849  April 14 – Hungary declares independence from Austria.

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1881  April 14 - The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.

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 America - Did you know? 1971 - No Pig Greasing in Contests

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Railroad Station

Highest Price For Eggs
Mann's New Bone Cutter
F. W. Mann Company, Milford, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

1850 - American Express is founded by Henry Wells & William Fargo. AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY. CAPITAL $150,000.

Port Arthur, Texas, USA

1926 - BLAST DEAD TOTAL STANDS AT 26. THREE MORE DYING, 7 OTHERS HURT. MORGUE CHOKED WITH SCARRED REMAINS OF VICTIMS WHO DIED ON TANKER, GULF OF VENEZUELA.
Out of respect to the dead as a result of the GULF OF VENEZUELA disaster, a number of Port Arthur business men have suggested that all business houses close Tuesday between the hours of 11 a.m. and... Read MORE...

The Port Arthur News -  Port Arthur, Texas -  April 12, 1926
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A Taffeta Silk Petticoat at $7.50
John Taylor, Dry Goods, Kansas City, Mo.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

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1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the... Read MORE...

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April 12, 1861
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1850 - March 19 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells & William Fargo.
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY.
CAPITAL $150,000.

The American Express Company, having purchased the several Domestic Express Lines of Wells & Co., Livingston & Fargo and Butterfield, Wasson & Co.,... Read MORE...

The Sandusky Register -  Sandusky, Ohio -  April 12, 1850
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Lansing, Michigan, USA

1929 - NEW BRIDGE AT LANSING COLLAPSES. STRUCTURE IN COURSE OF ERECTION SUDDENLY TOPPLES WITH FATAL RESULTS.
Lansing, Mich., April 12. - (UP) - Five men were believed to have been killed, two were injured and two others escaped at 9:30 a.m. today when a cofferdam at the new South Logan Street bridge, a... Read MORE...

Simpson's Leader Times -  Kittanning, Pennsylvania -  April 12, 1929
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cranberry Sauce - Wash and pick over the cranberries; put on to cook in a tin or porcelain...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., December 7, 1881
Rockville, Maryland, USA

1935 - 13 Students Die as Train Hits Bus, Carries It A Mile. TEACHER, DRIVER ESCAPE. Bodies Strewn Along Tracks — High School Party Was on Way Home From Exhibit
ROCKVILLE, Md., Friday, April 12.— An express train last night crushed into wreckage a school bus, bringing a death toll estimated by police at thirteen.

Physicians and police placed the known... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 12, 1935
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Dr. Raub's Egg White Soap
The Grandest toilet Soap Made
Nothing Else Like It
10 Cents a Cake
$1.00 a Dozen

Charles F. Miller, Lancaster, Pa.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

1928 - PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO.
Baton Rouge, La., April 12. (AP) - Lieutenant KENNETH BOYD, Washington, D. C., and Corporal ERNEST F. KOCH, Van Metre, S. D., were killed yesterday when an airplane in which they were flying... Read MORE...

Lancaster Daily Eagle -  Ohio -  April 12, 1928
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Bakersfield, California, USA

1928 - 2 CHILDREN BURN TO DEATH IN CAR. TWO WOMEN RECEIVE PROBABLY FATAL INJURIES WHEN AUTO EXPLODES.
Bakersfield, Cal., April 12 (AP) - Two children burned to death and two women received probably fatal injuries when their automobile exploded at a service station east of here last night shortly... Read MORE...

Lancaster Daily Eagle -  Ohio -  April 12, 1928
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Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

1909 - SIX LIVES LOST IN $250,000 LENOX FIRE Dynamite and Turpentine Explode in Basement of Building, Trapping the Inmates.
SOCIETY PEOPLE GIVE AID
New Yorkers Take in the Homeless Ones and Start a Fund to Supply Their Wants.

Special to The New York Times.

LENOX, Mass., April 11. - Six persons were killed in the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 12, 1909
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1934  April 12 - Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minutes, with a peak gust of 231 mph, the highest wind speed ever clocked in the world.

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Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey(1910)

500,000 Ladies are using The Rushforth Hair Curling Pins
The Rushforth Pin Co., Lawrence, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

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Friday, April 9, 2021

1886 - "Egg Sociables"

Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA (Esopus)

1886 - "Egg Sociables"
are now prevalent in Kingston, N.Y. Every young lady brings an egg along, writing her name on it. Each young man draws one of these eggs out of a bag, and must act as an escort for the young lady... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 10, 1886
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"BUHACH" The Great California Insect Powder

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East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, USA

1869 - Fire
A New York telegram, of the 2d, states that a large fire had been raging for a few days previous in the woods between Sag Harbor and East Hampton, Long Island. It has burned over five hundred acres,... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  April 10, 1869
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Calais, Maine, USA

1899 - DEMAND AN INCREASE
Calais, Me., April 9. - The employes of the dye room at the St Croix cotton mills in St. Stephen are on strike. The strikers say that their wages have been gradually cut to $1 a day, and when an... Read MORE...

The Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  April 10, 1899
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

To make a diet loaf

Bake six eggs yolks and whites put in 10 unces of well beaten sugar and cast ...Read MORE...



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Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

1899 - SHOPLIFTER CAPTURED
Lowell, Mass., April 9. - Mary Kershaw, the alleged notorious shoplifted, whose default was announced in Boston about three weeks ago, where she was out on bail, was captured in this city by... Read MORE...

The Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  April 10, 1899
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V. M. Dunn
540 and 542 Main Street, Charlestown, Mass.

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)

1899 - SLATERVILLE MILLS CLOSED
Woonsocket, R. I., April 9. - The Slate cotton mills at Slaterville, North Smithfield, has been shut down as the result of the strike of 150 weavers for an increase of wages. The striking weavers and ... Read MORE...

The Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  April 10, 1899
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London, England

1912 - THE TITANIC SAILS TO-DAY. Largest Vessel In World to Bring Many Well-Known Persons Here.
Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

LONDON, April, 9. - The White Star liner Titanic, the largest vessel in the world, will sail at noon to-morrow from Southampton on her maiden voyage to New... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 10, 1912
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Roanoke, Virginia, USA (Big Lick) (Gainsboro)

1890 - VISITED BY A TORNADO.
Roanoke, Va., April 10. - The greatest tornado for many years passed over this city last evening.

The cast house at the Crozier Iron Furnace was blown down and three laborers were killed and one... Read MORE...

Bradford Era -  Pennsylvania -  April 10, 1890
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid making any noise in eating, even if each meal is eaten in solitary state. It is a disgusting...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
Derby, Connecticut, USA

1908 - SPEEDING MOGUL BLOWS UP.
Trainmen Hurt, Locomotive and Cars Wrecked, and Tracks Torn Up.
Special to The New York Times.

DERBY, Conn., April 9. - When making a trip from Bridgeport to Waterbury early to-day over the... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 10, 1908
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1869  The floor of the Episcopal Church, of Thomaston, Maine, gave way on the night of March 28th,
precipitating the congregation into the basement below. Two persons were seriously and several slightly injured.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1864  October 4 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms

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White Velvet Soap
Chicago, Ill.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

1927 - TELEVISION SEEING OVER PHONES, SUCCEEDS

Madison, Indiana, USA

1844 - DREADFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
A melancholy accident occurred at Madison, Indiana, on the 28th of March, which is thus described in a letter to the editor of the Cincinnati Chronicle:

On Thursday afternoon at 4 P.M., when the... Read MORE...

The Republican Compiler -  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -  April 8, 1844
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The Beautiful New Game of The Spider and The Flies
The Fuller Mfg. Co., Makers, Kalamazoo, Mich.

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November 1898

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1927 - April 7 – Bell Telephone Co. transmits an image of Herbert Hoover (then the Secretary of Commerce), which becomes the first successful long distance demonstration of television
TELEVISION SEEING OVER PHONES, SUCCEEDS
Hoover Observed in Gotham As He Talks in Capital
That's Not all - Radio Program is Also Heard While the Performers Are Seen
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The Waco News-Tribune -  Waco, Texas -  April 8, 1927
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Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

1873 - Terrible Explosion in Wilmington.
WILMINGTON, N. C., April 2. - The boilers at the steam saw mill of Colville & Co., exploded at twenty minutes to six o'clock this morning. Two men were killed, and one woman was severely wounded; all ... Read MORE...

Georgia Weekly Telegraph -  Macon, Georgia -  April 8, 1873
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Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

1936 - BOY'S DROWNED BODY FOUND.
Charlotte, April 8. - (AP) - The body of D. C. Kiser, Jr., 13 year old boy who was drowned in Sugar Creek yesterday, was recovered this morning.

The body was about half a mile down stream from the ... Read MORE...

The Daily Times-News -  Burlington, North Carolina -  April 8, 1936
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Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

1909 - LOSS IS $100,000 - ONE LIFE LOST AT A FIRE IN MANCHESTER TODAY.
Manchester, N. H., April 8. - All the worldly possessions of 2000 Greeks, Armenians, French-Canadians and Irish people, many of them either shoe shop or cotton mill employes, were wiped out by a fire ... Read MORE...

Lowell Sun -  Lowell, Massachusetts -  April 8, 1909
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Nuremberg Pudding

Three cups of flour, two-thirds of a cup of suet chopped fine, one cup of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, June 9, 1880
Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada

1947 - ONTARIO FLOODS CLAIM SIX LIVES Chatham Is Under Water
Peak Anxiously Awaited as Thames River Carries Boiling Waters to Lake St. Clair--River 19 2-3 Feet Above Normal and Millions of Dollars in Devastation Results.

(By George Ronald, Canadian Press... Read MORE...

The Lethbridge Herald -  Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada -  April 8, 1947
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A Taffeta Silk Petticoat at $7.50
John Taylor, Dry Goods, Kansas City, Mo.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

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Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) (Saxton's River)

1888 - AN EXPRESS TRAIN WRECKED. AND BOTH THE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN WERE KILLED.
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt., April 7. - The night express train on the Vermont Central Railroad which left Boston at 7 o'clock last night was wrecked about 10:40 o'clock by a washout near Rockingham, five... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 8, 1888
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Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)

1886 - A Passenger Train in Massachusetts Plunges 200 Feet Down an Embankment.
The Cars Take Fire and a Passenger is Roasted Alive Without the Chance of Succor.

Probably a Hundred Passengers on Board, and only Three Found Uninjured

The Rails Spread.

A Dozen Dead Bodies ... Read MORE...

Decatur Daily Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 8, 1886
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Time is precious, life short, and consequently not a single moment should be lost . Sensible men...Read MORE...



Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere)

1826 - 26th Child!
Quebec, March 25.
We understand that the wife of one Andre Ouellet dit Rochette, of the parish of Ste. Anne, (la Pocatiere) is on the point of giving her husband a twenty-sixth child; but the parish ... Read MORE...

Berks and Schuylkill Journal -  Pennsylvania -  April 8, 1826
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1873  Providence, Rhode Island, has a big gasometer, and the city papers are confident its dome is the largest in the world, it being 140 feet in diameter, or one foot larger than the dome of St. Peter's in Rome.
It holds, above the top of the tank, 1,540,000 cubic feet.

The Indianapolis News
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Visit St Paul, Minnesota, USA!

Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.


Ruins of Fey Hotel, St. Paul, Minn.
Burned Night of Jan. 29, 09.

Dr. Raub's Egg White Soap
The Grandest toilet Soap Made
Nothing Else Like It
10 Cents a Cake
$1.00 a Dozen

Charles F. Miller, Lancaster, Pa.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898

Visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA!

Died April 8

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