Friday, July 16, 2021

1870 - Wild Balloon Ride

1857 - An Anti-Vegitarian Virgin
One of our north country-pitmen, who had turned vegetarian, went a courting to a pluncky lass in the colliery village; and 'popped the question!' 'Oh!' said she, 'go along with you! Do you think I'm... Read MORE...

Elmwood Advertiser -  Elmwood, Kansas -  Thursday, July 16, 1857

New Process Soap
Gowans & Stover
Buffalo, N.Y.

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1890 - Gen. John C. Fremont died at the home of his adopted daughter, in New York, at 3:30 Sunday afternoon, of inflammation of the bowels.
John C. Freemont in 1842 led the first expedition of exploration into the Rocky Mountains and by his actions won the sobriquet of "Pathfinder." He was born in 1813. He was the first candidate of the... Read MORE...

The Algona Republican -  Algona, Iowa -  July 16, 1890

St Louis, Missouri, USA

1877 - July 16 – Great railroad strike of 1877:
Riots by Baltimore and Ohio Railroad railroad workers in Baltimore, Maryland lead to a sympathy strike and rioting in Pittsburgh, and a full-scale worker's rebellion in St. Louis, briefly... Read MORE...
July 16, 1877

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Apple Fritters.

Pare some apples and cut them in thin slices - put them in a bowl, with a glass...Read MORE...

The Virginia Housewife or Methodical Cook, 1828

White Sewing Machine Co.
Cleveland, O.

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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1870 - Wild Balloon Ride
A man named Bard, at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on the 4th made his first balloon ascension, but lost control of the balloon, which descended rapidly. He escaped unhurt. The balloon again rose, and landed... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  July 16, 1870

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Upon all occasions avoid speaking of yourself, if it be possible. Some abruptly speak...Read MORE...

Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
1975  July 16 - An early afternoon thunderstorm raked the east side of Tucson, AZ, with gale force winds, heavy rain, and numerous lightning strikes.
A thirteen year old boy was swept through a forty foot long culvert by raging waters before being rescued.
The Weather Channel

1870  A young man in New York bet that he could drink six glasses of ice water. He did, and he died.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  A New Hampshire shoemaker and his wife were both found dead in their bed, a few mornings ago.
An examination showed that the husband had died of apoplexy, and the wife of heart disease.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  At Racine, Wis, on the 4th, a boy rammed a gravel into a pistol, which, on firing, burst the barrel, the stone entering his thigh and severing the femoral artery, so that he soon bled to death.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  In Lawrence, Mass,. a few days since, some one threw a torpedo into the mouth of a little girl as she was returning from school, and the torpedo exploded and lacerated her tongue and mouth severely.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1935  July 16 - 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)

 America - Did you know? Ford Motor Company paid auto workers $5 per day in 1914.

 Quebec - Did you know? In New France, on the week-days of summer every one wore a straw hat which the women of the...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
 Picture of the Day

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Gruss aus Berlin Unter den Linden

Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Bradford's Millinery Store
Jackman's Block
Barre, Vt.

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Died July 16


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