Sunday, May 16, 2021

1900 - A Millionaire of Worchester, Massachusetts Is Missing

Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA (Lackawanna)

1890 - A BLAZE AT SCRANTON About Forty Houses and Factories Destroyed by Fire.
Fire broke out in the works of the BLOOM CARRIAGE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, on Eighth street, in Scranton, Penn., at eight o'clock in the evening and spread rapidly to adjoining property and destroyed... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  May 16, 1890
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Hotel Tadoussac
Canada Steamship Lines

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1918 - May 16 - White Mountain National Forest is established as a result of the Weeks Act of 1911.
"Exploration of the White Mountains by Europeans began in the mid-17th century. In the late 18th century, after the Revolutionary War, settlers cleared forests for mixed agriculture and grazing,... Read MORE...

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May 16, 1918
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1985 - May 16 - Hole in Ozone layer is discovered by British scientists
The discovery of the annual depletion of ozone above the Antarctic was first announced in a paper by Joe Farman, Brian Gardiner and Jonathan Shanklin which appeared in Nature (magazine) on May 16th... Read MORE...

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May 16, 1985
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Hornell, New York, USA (Hornellsville)

1895 - FAST FREIGHT WRECKED - Three Men and Ten Valuable Horses Were Killed.
Hornellsville, N. Y., May 13 - A bad wreck took place on the western division of the Erie three miles west of here. Fast freight No. 92 was thrown in the ditch by a broken wheel, and ten cars were... Read MORE...

Ticonderoga Sentinel -  New York -  May 16, 1895
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Corry, Pennsylvania, USA

1909 - CIRCUS SEATS FALL. Multitude of People Carried Down at Corry. Tent Catches Fire. A Panic Ensues an Several are Seriously Injured.
Spectators at Cole Brothers' Show Plunged Down When Benches Collapse

Babies and Women Lost in Confusion and List of Casualties May be Very Long

N. Y. Sun-Syracuse Herald - Special

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Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  May 16, 1909
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1929 - Is Blamed For Clinic Tragedy at Cleveland
City Investigating Commission and State Fire Wardens Indicate Disaster Might Have Been Averted if the X-Ray Room Had Been Closed Off

Cleveland, O. - (AP) - The explosion that ripped through... Read MORE...

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -  Oshkosh, Wisconsin -  May 16, 1929
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Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1900 - A Millionaire of Worchester, Massachusetts Is Missing.
New York, May 16. - Chas. A Richardson, a millionaire manufacturer of Worcester, Massachusetts has been missing for five weeks. The police have searched for him everywhere without success. The story... Read MORE...

The Marion Star -  Marion, Ohio -  May 16, 1900
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Placerville, California, USA (Hangtown)

1910  PLACERVILLE, CAL., FIRE.

Placerville, Cal., May 16. - Fire which broke out in a barn in the center of town last night, destroyed the courthouse, and several business houses, entailing a loss of about $100,000.

The Ogden Standard -  Ogden, Utah -  May 16, 1910
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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

1934 - SEVEN SAILORS PERISH IN COLLISION OF LINER WITH LIGHTSHIP DURING THICK FOG.
Nantucket, Mass., May 16. - The 43,000-ton liner Olympic, groping its way through a heavy fog, crashed broadside into the Nantucket Lightship Tuesday. Seven of the lightship's crew were either killed ... Read MORE...

Winnipeg Free Press -  Winnipeg, Manitoba -  May 16, 1934
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

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Auburn, Maine, USA

1933 - 1500 HOMELESS AT AUBURN; FLAMES DESTROY 248 BUILDINGS IN MAINE CITY
Auburn, Me., May 16. (AP) - Restoration of a gaping hole in its New Auburn section where 248 buildings including the homes of one-twelfth of the city's population were destroyed by fire yesterday... Read MORE...

Portsmouth Herald -  Portsmouth, New Hampshire -  May 16, 1933
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 America - Did you know? Observation of foreign travelers to America: In America, there are "Flags everywhere. EVERYWHERE."

 Quebec - Did you know? The first commercial brewery in Canada was started in Quebec City by Jean Talon in 1668.
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Friday, May 14, 2021

1880 - Strange Series of Misfortunes


Twelve Bags Rogers & Hubbard's Corn Manure (No other manure) Used on this Field

Field of Wm. Wilder's, Norwell, Mass., which the neighbors say "largest that they ever saw." This field has not been cultivated for over 15 years and some of the ears weighted two pounds apiece at the time of harvest.

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1898 - May 14 - A severe thunderstorm, with some hailstones up to 9.5 inches in circumference, pounded a four mile wide path across Kansas City MO.
South-facing windows were broken in nearly every house in central and eastern parts of the city, and several persons were injured. An even larger hailstone was thought to have been found, but it... Read MORE...

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May 14, 1898
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1607 - May 14 - Jamestown Was Established
The Virginia Company of England made a daring proposition: sail to the new, mysterious land, which they called Virginia in honor of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, and begin a settlement. They... Read MORE...

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May 14, 1607
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Chow Chow

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The Reid & Hughes Dry Goods Co., 1907 ad

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New Rochelle, New York, USA

1904 - Risked Life To Save Sacrament
Heroic Paulist Father Rushes Safely Through Flames In A Burning Church

Special to The Inquirer.
New Rochelle, N.Y., May 13.-With flames raging fiercely about him, Father Kennedy, a Paulist... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  May 14, 1904
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Lexington, Kentucky, USA

1896 - Mangled By A Trolley Car. Miss Masie Todd, Cousin of Robert Todd Lincoln, Killed.
Lexington, Ky., May 13.-Special Telegram-An electric street car ran down and killed Miss MASIE TODD, who was attempting to cross in front of it on her bicycle on South Broadway, at 6 o'clock this... Read MORE...

The Daily Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  May 14, 1896
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Washington, DC, USA

1904 - Lightning Struck The Great Shaft. Bolt Entered Top Of Washington Monument And Followed Iron Work To Ground.
Washington, May 13.-Colonel Symons, in charge of public buildings and grounds, has reported to General Mackenzie, chief of engineers, that the Washington Monument was struck by lightning on the 27th... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  May 14, 1904
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Avoid affectation; it is the sure test of a deceitful, vulgar mind. The best cure is to try to have ...Read MORE...



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Auburn, New York, USA

1880 - Strange Series of Misfortunes
Daniel Cornwall, of Auburn, New York, was the victim within the twenty-four hours ending at noon yesterday, of a singular series of misfortunes. On Wednesday evening he was severely injured by the... Read MORE...

Delaware County Daily Times -  Chester, Pennsylvania -  May 14, 1880
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1950  May 14 – The Huntsville Times runs the headline, "Dr. von Braun Says Rocket Flights Possible to Moon."

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1870  Thirty per cent of the population of France can neither read nor write.


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1870  In Ireland landlords are often "warned" now-a-days by finding graves dug in their front yards.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1804  May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

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 America - Did you know? American Indians were not made citizens of the U.S. until Congress acted in 1924.

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Panoramic view of Marklissa (around 1928)

New Victoria Sewing Machines and Supplies
A. R. Acly, Jeweler, Afton, N.Y.

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

1909 - NORTHWEST HAS EARTHQUAKE - Tremor Believed to be an "Echo" from South America


A Merry Meal Makes Good Digestion
There's delight and health in a dish of Van Camp's Boston Baked Pork and Beans

Van Camp Packing Co., Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

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Akron, Ohio, USA

1890 - TORNADO AT AKRON, OHIO. A PATH CUT THROUGH THE CITY AND MANY BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED.
Akron, Ohio, May 12. - Saturday was a bad day for this city. A terrible cyclone moved down upon us, causing great damage. Professor Egbert, of Buchtel College, who was out in the storm, calculated... Read MORE...

Decatur Morning Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  May 13, 1890
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Joliet, Illinois, USA

1886 - The Storm at Joliet
JOLIET, Ill., May 13. - One of the most severe storms ever known here struck Joliet about 6:30 p. m. yesterday evening. A deluge of rain, thunder and hail were deafening and the electric display... Read MORE...

Decatur Republican -  Decatur, Illinois -  May 13, 1886
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

1909 - NORTHWEST HAS EARTHQUAKE - Tremor Believed to be an "Echo" from South America.
Winnipeg, Man., May 17. - When the earthquake shocks were felt here Saturday evening efforts were immediately put forth to ascertain the extent of the territory covered by the tremors and the amount... Read MORE...

Turtle Mountain Star -  Rolla, North Dakota -  May 13, 1909
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA

1909 - FIRE IN ALEXANDRIA. Three Blocks in Blaze With a Loss of $500,000.
By United Press.
Washington, D. C. May 13 - A big fire is raging in Alexandria, Va., just across the river from Washington. It started in the lumber yards of Smoot & Co., and spread to H. K. Fields' ... Read MORE...

Evening Times -  Cumberland, Maryland -  May 13, 1909
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Scotch Cake

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The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, April 27, 1881
Xenia, Ohio, USA

1886 - The Cyclone. Destruction of Life and Property. Greatest Similar Calamity Ever Known in Ohio. Thirty Dead Bodies Recovered at Xenia.
Last night there was another electrical storm with wind, rain and hail. The Xenia storm, however, was much more furious.

Xenia was situated so as to meet the worse results. Shawnee creek traverses ... Read MORE...

Newark Daily Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  May 13, 1886
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Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said "with great ease Macaroni and Cheese - Van Camp's makes a meal in a trice."

Van Camp Packing Co., 302 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898

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Seattle, Washington, USA

1889 - THE FIRST CABLE ROAD ACCIDENT AT SEATTLE. A WOMAN THROWN OFF AND KILLED.
Seattle, W. A. May 12. - This afternoon at 5:30 o'clock a terrible accident occurred on the Front Street cable road on the corner of Pine and Second Streets. As dummy No. 2 came down the Second... Read MORE...

Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  May 13, 1889
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1930  May 13 - A man was killed when caught in an open field during a hailstorm northwest of Lubbock TX. It was the first, and perhaps the only, authentic death by hail in U.S. weather records.

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Bridge at Pritchard's Mill, Wolcott, 1907

"1847 Rogers Bros."
The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898

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Monday, May 10, 2021

1869 - THE PACIFIC RAILROAD. The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven. San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.


Webster's International Dictionary
G. &. C. Merriam Co., Publishers
Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898

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1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

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The New York Herald -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1869
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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1877 - Diamond Hill Quarry Company
The Woonsocket Patriot says that the Diamond Hill Quarry Company of Cumberland, have made a contract with the Poughkeepsie Bridge Company to furnish all the stone for the abutments and piers of that... Read MORE...

Newport Daily News -  Newport, Rhode Island -  May 11, 1877
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Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

1916 - HISTORIC OLD HOTEL WRECKED BY FIRE. THE TOURETTE, AT BAYONNE, N. J., BADLY DAMAGED AND LODGERS LOSE VALUABLES. CUPOLA CRASHES DOWN.
PARTS OF THE STRUCTURE DATE BACK TO REVOLUTIONARY DAYS - DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $10,000.

The ancient Hotel La. Tourette at Bayonne Point, Bayonne, N. J., fronting the waters of the Kill van Kull,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1916
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Huckleberry Biscuit

Having tested and tasted the article made from the following receipt, we...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Journal, Willimantic, Connecticut, August 7, 1863
Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

1887 - A TOWN SWEPT BY FIRE. EIGHTY BUILDINGS BURNED, INVOLVING A LOSS OF $300,000.
HANOVER, N. H., May 10. - The most destructive fire that Northern New Hampshire has ever known occurred in Lebanon this morning, breaking out in Mead, Mason & Co.'s furniture factory at 1 o'clock.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1887
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Globe Corset Company, Worcester, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

1895 - FIVE WERE DROWNED. SAD ACCIDENT NEAR FORT COLLINS.
A Party of Young People Lose Their Lives While Fishing by the Capsizing of a Boat - Father and One Child Escaped.

Denver, May 6. - A special to Fort Collins to the Republican gives details of a... Read MORE...

New Castle News -  Colorado -  May 11, 1895
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Millville, Massachusetts, USA

1896 - TWO BRIDGES DESTROYED BY FIRE. Narrow Escape of a Freight Train on a Massachusetts Railroad.
WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 10. - Two adjoining bridges across the Blackstone River about one mile south of Millville, Mass., on the main line of the New-England and Worcester Division of the New-York,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 11, 1896
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1751  Founded on May 11, 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Bond, Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in the United States.

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1752  May 11 - 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)

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1865  The milkmen of Syracuse, New York, have astonished the city by voluntarily reducing the price of milk to six cents a quart.

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Lowell, Massachusetts

 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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Crescent Beach, Looking South, Green Hill, Mass.

Strathmore Deckle Edge Writing Paper

Mittineague Paper Company, Mittineague, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

1914 - GIVES APPROVAL TO MOTHERS' DAY President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress FLAGS ORDERED UP

1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
GIVES APPROVAL TO MOTHERS' DAY
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress
FLAGS ORDERED UP

Washington, May 9. - President Wilson today approved a joint resolution setting apart... Read MORE...

The Fort Wayne Sentinel -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  May 9, 1914
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1873 ad

The Virginia and Truckee Railroad Directory, 1873-74: Embracing a General Directory of Residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City, Dayton, Carson, Franktown, Washoe City and Reno, Together with a Business Directory, Also an Appendix, Giving Statistics of State and Storey, Lyno, Ormsby and Washoe Counties
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

1910 - SHOE SHINE SAVES HIS LIFE.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D. - Suddenly remembering that he had just has his shoes shined, and not wishing to spoil the polish, "Jack" Thomas, a resident of one of the small mining camps in the Black hills,... Read MORE...

Salt Lake Telegram -  Salt Lake City, Utah -  May 9, 1910
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Troy, New York, USA

1846 - AVALANCHE AT TROY.
Another avalanche occurred on Saturday, in the immediate environs of this city, for which Troy has become famous. Two men were instantly killed, together with a pair of fine horses. It was near the... Read MORE...

Janesville Gazette -  Janesville, Wisconsin -  May 9, 1846
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St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1908 - FALLS OVER CLIFF AND TRAIN MANGLES HIM
ST. PAUL, May 8. - Robert, the 2 year old son of Jacob Sleckenstein, 275 Cliff street, rolled down a 30-foot embankment near his home at 6 o'clock last evening and fell under a passing freight train... Read MORE...

The Duluth News Tribune -  Duluth, Minnesota -  May 9, 1908
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Election cake

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Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery, 1814
Norwich, New York, USA (White Store)

1890 - THIRTY DEAD. The Chenango County Poor House Calamity.
Later Returns From the Scene of the Disaster More Than Double the Number of Victims Fierce Battles With Wandering Lunatics - One Man Shot.
{Special to the Eagle.}
NORWICH, N. Y., May 9.
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Brooklyn Eagle -  Brooklyn, New York -  May 9, 1890
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1867  Attempted to Untie Shoe With Fork
A girl named Lydia Bliven put out one of her eyes at Lenox, Massachusetts, last week, while attempting to untie her shoe string with a fork.

Weekly Progress
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

1869 - The Shower Bath in State Prison

Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

1885 - Fire
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., May 7. - A fire at Hampton Beach last night and this morning burned the Seaside House, the Atlantic House and the Ocean House, the cottage of Rufus Brown, the cottage of George D.... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  May 8, 1885
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Vickert Photographer
38 Merrimack St.
Haverhill, Mass.

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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1902 - SEVEN YOUNG PERSONS DROWN - Naphtha Launch, on Which They Were, Run Down by a Tug Near Toledo, Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio, May 7 — Seven young people, members of a Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church, were drowned in the Maumee River just below the city tonight at 10 o'clock. The naphtha launch, ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1902
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Baked Potatoes - Raw potatoes pared and sliced very thin, put into a pudding dish and...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 9, 1881
Clinton, Dutchess, New York, USA

1869 - The Shower Bath in State Prison.
A correspondent of one of the New York papers, who confesses to have been a convict in Clinton (N. Y.) State Prison, thus relates his experience in the matter of punishment by the infernal machine... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 8, 1869
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F. Forshew, Photographer
241 Warren St
Hudson, N.Y.
Established 1850

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1899 - Explosion
WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 7. - Not only were all the buildings connected with the Woonsocket Driving Park burned this afternoon, but fifty pounds of dynamite stored in one of the stables exploded and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1899
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Tell stories very seldom , and absolutely never but where they are very apt, and very short. Omit...Read MORE...



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New London, Connecticut, USA

1908 - PEQUOT HOUSE BURNS. FAMOUS OLD HOTEL AT NEW LONDON COMPLETELY DESTROYED.
Special to The New York Times.

New London, May 7. - At an early hour this morning the famous Pequot House, which crowned the headland at the western entrance to New London harbor, took fire and... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1908
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1933 May 7, 1933 - Great Ellsworth Fire of 1933 destroyed 130 homes and downtown businesses.
FLAMES SWEEP ELLSWORTH, ME. Most of Town Doomed as 50 Business Buildings and 200 Dwellings Burn HALF-MILE WALL OF FIRE

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New York, New York

1945  May 8 - Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) as Nazi Germany surrenders, marking the end of WWII in Europe, with the final surrender being to the Soviets in Berlin, attended by representatives of the Western Powers.

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1803  May 8 - A freak spring storm produced heavy snow from southern Indiana to New England. The storm made sleighing possible in Massachusetts, but also ruined shade trees in Philadelphia.

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1861  May 8 - Richmond Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy

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1886  May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

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 America - Did you know? December 2, 1899 - U.S. acquires American Samoa by treaty with Great Britain and Germany.

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