Tuesday, April 20, 2021

1888 - A MAINE VILLAGE WIPED OUT. ALL THE STORES AND THE POST OFFICE DESTROYED BY FIRE.

1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
(By The Associated Press).

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The Hutchinson News -  Hutchinson, Kansas -  April 20, 1933
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Wash Away Fat and Years of Age
with La-Mar Reducing Soap
La-Mar Laboratories
556-B Beckman Building, Cleveland, O.

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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Huckleberry Biscuit

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The Willimantic Journal, Willimantic, Connecticut, August 7, 1863

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA (Brighton)

1880 - Beaver Falls, Pa., File Works Burned; Loss $400,000 - FIRE IN FILE WORKS
Pittsburg, April 19.- The Western File works at Beaver Falls, Pa., caught fire at 10 o'clock in this morning, and totally destroyed the building, together with its stock and machinery. Loss estimated ... Read MORE...

The Dubuque Herald -  Dubuque, Iowa -  April 20, 1880
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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1896 - COSTLY BLAZE. Gasoline Explodes and Causes Heavy Losses at Toledo.
Toledo, O., April 20. - By the explosion of a barrel of gasoline in the Dauntless bicycle factory the entire plant was wrecked. The fire was communicated to the Toledo machine and tool works, where... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 20, 1896
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Staten Island, New York, USA

1918 - PENNED IN OVERTURNED CAR. THIRTY-ONE PERSONS INJURED IN STATEN ISLAND TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
Thirty-one persons were injured last night, two seriously, when a steel trolley car on the Richmond Light and Railway Company was derailed on the curve at Richmond Turnpike and Jewett Avenue,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 20, 1918
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

To drink to any one, and tease him to pledge
you in larger glasses, against his inclination, is,...Read MORE...



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

1888 - A MAINE VILLAGE WIPED OUT. ALL THE STORES AND THE POST OFFICE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
WINTHROP, Me., April 19 - A disastrous fire occurred in Monmouth Centre this afternoon, destroying every store in the place and causing at least $75,000 damage. Monmouth is a great trading centre for ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 20, 1888
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1916  April 20 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (modern-day Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

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1914  April 20 - Ludlow Massacre (Colorado Coalfield War (1913–14)): The Colorado National Guard attacks a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado in the United States, killing 24 people.

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1912  April 20 – Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, opens.

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1861  April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

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1775  April 20 - British begin siege of Boston

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 America - Did you know? The tomato was put “on trial” on September 25, 1820, in Salem, New Jersey. In front of a...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? Habitants spent the wintertime cleaning and repairing tools and tending the animals. In spring they ...Read MORE...



Elspeth Deir et al., Canada: The story of our heritage, Grade 7 (Whitby, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2000)
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Harrington Cutlery Company
1818 Cutlers
Manufacturers "Dexter" Knives and Blades
established June 18, 1818 by Henry Harrington

Satin Skin Powder
Satin Skin Cream
Copyright, 1903, by Albert F. Wood, MFG. The SATIN Toilet Specialties, Detroit, Mich.

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Died April 20

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