Monday, May 24, 2021

1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".

Washington, DC, USA

1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would... Read MORE...
May 24, 1844

Hoyt's German Cologne
E. W. Hoyt & Co.
Lowell, Mass.

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Sedona, Arizona, USA

The patriotic citizens of Sedona, on Oak creek, gave a dance in the school house at that place Tuesday night in honor of the boys of that section who go with Coconino's draft contingent Sunday.... Read MORE...

The Coconino Sun -  Flagstaff, Arizona -  May 24, 1918

Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1809 - Earth Trembling
May 16.
In Cumberland, R.I., near Attleborough, an extraordinary trembling of earth has been repeatedly noticed of late; sometimes so hard as to break crockery ware. Several persons have removed. It ... Read MORE...

The Maryland Gazette -  Annapolis, Maryland -  May 24, 1809

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

German Trifle

Put one quart of strawberries, or any other fresh fruit, in the bottom of a glass...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, June 2, 1880
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Paterson, N. J., May 24. - Fire early today gutted the Manhattan Hotel, a four-story brick structure in the business district of this city. Lives of 50 guests on the upper floors were saved when they ... Read MORE...

Dunkirk Evening Observer -  Dunkirk, New York -  May 24, 1920

Bradley's Super-Phosphate of Lime
Bradley Fertilzer Co.
Boston, Mass.

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Thompson, Connecticut, USA (North Grosvenordale) (Quinebaug)

1860 - Throwing Brickbats in Sleep
A young man residing in West Thompson, Connecticut, rose in his sleep, Sunday night crawled through the attic scuttle to the roof of the house, commenced loosening the bricks from the chimney, and... Read MORE...

St Cloud Democrat -  Saint Cloud, Minnesota -  May 24, 1860

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

1884 - Walked to Webster from California
Warren B. Johnson, aged sixty-five years, who left California on foot June 1, 1882, with a horse, cow and dog, arrived at his home in Webster, Massachusetts, Friday night, all the animals... Read MORE...

Arizona Weekly Citizen -  Tucson, Arizona -  May 24, 1884

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid affectation; it is the sure test of a deceitful, vulgar mind. The best cure is to try to have ...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
Utica, New York, USA

1907 - Smoke Suffocates Two During Utica Hotel Fire. Several Other Persons, Overcome, Are Carried Out.
Utica, May 23. - By a fire that caused less than $5,000 damage in the Metropolitan Hotel shortly after midnight, Mrs. Hannah S. Zintsmaster, an employe of the hotel, and George James, a guest, were... Read MORE...

The Post Standard -  Syracuse, New York -  May 24, 1907

1884  Mrs. Elizabeth A. Thornton, of Hackensack, N. J., recently celebrated her one hundredth birthday.
She distinctly recalls the visit of Lafayette to Camden to lay the corner-stone of the DeKalb monument. - N. Y. Sun.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1935 May 24, 1935: First major league baseball night game was played in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Old Farmer's Almanac

1901  Vanderlyn murdered
Frank Heroy, son of a Methodist clergyman, shot and killed Charles Vanderlyn, at Greenfield, N. Y., yesterday.

Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 America - Did you know? Los Angeles is not as “tall” as other large cities and sprawls for miles. One reason is that before ...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? The Quebec Winter Carnival Festival known as “Carnaval” is the largest winter festival in the world.
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Town Hall. Barrington, R. I.

Crown Sewing Machines and Florence Oil Stoves
The Florence Machine Co.
Florence, Mass.

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