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.

Visit Norwell, Massachusetts, USA (South Scituate)!

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...
May 14, 1898

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...
May 14, 1607

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Chow Chow

Two quarts of tomatoes, two white onions, half dozen green peppers, one dozen...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, September 7, 1881

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

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

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

 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
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

1950  May 14 – The Huntsville Times runs the headline, "Dr. von Braun Says Rocket Flights Possible to Moon."

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

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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

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

 Quebec - Did you know? In October, the community of Bécancour, Quebec, hollow out their largest pumpkins and carve them...Read MORE...
 Picture of the Day

Visit Marklissa, Silesia, Prussia, Germany (Marklissa, Schlesien, Preußen)!

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

Panoramic view of Marklissa (around 1928)

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

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Died May 14


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