Friday, January 1, 2021

1881 - On entering the sea, bathers should go thoroughly into it, and not dabble about, to get chilled knee-deep in the water...

Ask Your Druggist for Tyrian Rubber Goods
Because They Are Best
Tyer Rubber Company, Andover, Mass.

Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898

Visit Andover, Massachusetts, USA!

Jackson, Michigan, USA

DETROIT, Dec. 30. The center portion of of [sic] the building at the State Prison, Jackson, Mich., fell yesterday. The building was three stories high, and had been used formerly as a tannery, but at ... Read MORE...

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  January 1, 1874

Rockford, Illinois, USA

1944 - Woman Dies as Car Hits Tree - Car Skids on Ice on South Main Road
Mrs. Ruth Williamson, 30, Rochelle, was killed at 3:40 a.m. Sunday when she lost control of her automobile on the ice on South Main road a half mile north of Pelley road and the machine crashed into... Read MORE...

Register-Republic -  Rockford, Illinois -  January 1, 1945

London, England

1881 - On entering the sea, bathers should go thoroughly into it, and not dabble about, to get chilled knee-deep in the water...
When an individual commences bathing, it is best that he or she take one or two plunges, and then leave the water. After the next two or three days, five minutes' immersion may be allowed, but it... Read MORE...

Cassell's Household Guide To Every Department of Practical Life
London, England -  January 1, 1881

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Grean Pea Soup - Shell two quarts of fresh green peas; wash the shells, and cover them with...Read MORE...

The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

Lowney's Chocolate Bonbons

The Walter M. Lowney Company
89 Pearl Street

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898

Visit Boston, Massachusetts, USA!

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Finger Nails - if they are inclined to be stiff and brittle, should be annointed each night...Read MORE...

The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Los Angeles, California, USA

January 1, 1934 - Heavy rain which began on December 30th led to flooding in the Los Angeles Basin area of California.
Flooding claimed the lives of at least 45 persons. Walls of water and debris up to ten feet high were noted in some canyon areas. Rainfall totals ranged up to 16.29 inches at Azusa, with 8.26 inches... Read MORE...
January 1, 1934

1710  January 1 - Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

1920  January 1 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Red Sox for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time.

1918  January – 1918 flu pandemic: "Spanish 'flu" (influenza) first observed in Haskell County, Kansas.

1898  January 1 – New York City annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The city is geographically divided into five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.

1889  January 1 - A total eclipse is seen over parts of California and Nevada.

1867  January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

 America - Did you know? December 2, 1823: Monroe Doctrine: In his annual address to Congress, President Monroe declares...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? Among Catholics, choice of first name wasn’t left to chance or parents’ imagination. On the...Read MORE... en/ nomsPrenoms.htm
 Picture of the Day

Visit Roanoke, Virginia, USA (Big Lick) (Gainsboro)!

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

At the Fair, Roanoke, Va. (1908)

Home Dressmaking
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Wells, Richardson & Co., Burlington, Vt.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898

Visit Burlington, Vermont, USA!

Died January 1


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