Monday, January 11, 2021

January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.


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Toledo, Ohio, USA

January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.
The vast storm then moved through the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Winds reached 60 mph at Toledo OH, and the temperature plunged from 28 above to 15 below zero during passage of the cold... Read MORE...

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January 11, 1918
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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1879 - The End of the Whistle
Locomotive whistling is to be superseded at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., by a bell worked by electricity which will be set up in the depot. When the train arrives within a mile of the station, the bell will... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 11, 1879
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Maple Icing - For maple icing boil together half a cup of cream, one cup scraped maple sugar ...Read MORE...



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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1889 - AT NIAGARA FALLS. The Suspension Foot Bridge Gone and Other Damage Done.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Jan 11. - The storm raged here with great fury. The suspension foot bridge spanning the Niagara river below the falls was torn from its gables at 3 o'clock this morning and a... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  January 11, 1889
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1897  A $200,000 Fire In Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 10. - Fire this morning destroyed the packing house of the Anchor Flour Mill, owned by the Pillsbury-Washburn Milling Company. The loss is $200,000, fully insured.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 11, 1897
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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1873 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRES.
Chicago, Ill., Jan. 10. - The St. Nicholas Hotel, of Springfield, was damaged by fire, last night, to the extent of $80,000. The loss on furniture by fire and waster is about $6,000. The building was ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 11, 1873
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Carterville, Illinois, USA

1962 - MINE EXPLOSION KILLS ALL 11 BELOW GROUND. RESCUERS WORK THROUGH NIGHT TO FIND BODIES.
Carterville, Ill. - An explosion ripped through the Blue Blaze Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine northeast of Carterville at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, killing all 11 underground workers.

Rescue teams who... Read MORE...

Southern Illinoisan -  Carbondale, Illinois -  January 11, 1962
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

At a funeral, enter the church quietly, and, unless you belong to the mourners, wait until they...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
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

1886 - A TERRIBLE COLLISION ON THE WILMINGTON & NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD.
Wilmington, Del., January 10. - Friday night's snow storm caused the most serious block on the railroad track here that has occurred for years, suspending travel for hours. About 7:45 yesterday... Read MORE...

Alton Daily Telegraph -  Alton, Illinois -  January 11, 1886
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1935  January 11 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

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1759  January 11 - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia

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1803  January 11 - Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
December 20 - French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M
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 America - Did you know? Presidential Turkey Pardons: Thanksgiving in general seems to mystify those not steeped in American ...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? French-Canadian couples getting married are not supposed to wear new shoes at the wedding. Grains,...Read MORE...



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