Tuesday, July 20, 2021

1930 - Scotch tape is invented (Richard Drew (3M), United States)

Geneva, New York, USA

It becomes our painful duty to record, in connection with the festivities of the fourth, one of the most melancholy accidents which has for many years befallen our village. In the evening after the... Read MORE...

Vermont Telegraph -  Brandon, Vermont -  July 20, 1842

Buckingham's Dye for the Whiskers
R.P. Hall & Co., Proprietors, Nashua, N.H.

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Bronx, New York, USA

While hundreds of spectators looked on, helpless to interfere, Ajax, an Asiatic bull deer in the Bronx park zoo, New York, becoming suddenly enraged, crept up behind Keeper William C. Reardon while... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  July 20, 1908

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

Baltimore, July 15.
The New York papers received this morning, furnish an account of another unfortunate accident occasioned by the explosion of a steam boiler - The Editor of the Commercial... Read MORE...

The Torch Light And Public Advertiser -  Hagerstown, Maryland -  July 20, 1824

New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

1866  Stole Money from Letters

A lad seventeen years of age, employed as a clerk in the postoffice at New Bedford, Massachusetts, has been arrested for opening letters and purloining money from them. He confesses his guilt.

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  July 20, 1866

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Horse Radish Sauce - Two teaspoonfuls of made mustard, two of white sugar, half a...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 12, 1881
1930 - Scotch tape is invented (Richard Drew (3M), United States)
"...Back in the ’20s, Scotch was a synonym for 'cheap.' Richard Drew, a 23-year-old research assistant at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, was trying to create a sticky-but-not-too-sticky adhesive ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 20, 2014

E. O. Abbott
Fruit, Confectionery, Holiday Goods, Wax Flowers, Fancy Goods.
989 Elm Street, Manchester, N.H.

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Palmer, Massachusetts, USA (Bondsville) (Three Rivers)

Cars Derailed at Bad Place Saturday Morning.

Traffic was tied up on the Boston and Albany, railroad for over three hours, Saturday morning on account of two freight cars being derailed under the... Read MORE...

The Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  July 20, 1908

Dedham, Massachusetts, USA

1849 - Fire in Dedham. Loss of Life.
About 2 o'clock on Saturday morning, fire broke out in a house (formerly the alms-house) in Dedham, owned by Mr. J. F. Richards, which, together with another house and barn, was entirely destroyed.... Read MORE...

Liberator -  Boston, Massachusetts -  July 20, 1849

Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA

1902 - MISSING HEIRS LOCATED - Bible Assists in Revealing Dead California Resident's Identity - The Relatives of Salem Charles, Who Left $142,000 Are Discovered in New England.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 19. - The mystery surrounding the identity of the man known as "Charles Hill," who died at the Good Samaritan Hospital here on May 17, leaving $142,000 in cash, has been... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  July 20, 1902

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Responsibilities of Wealthy Women
Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)

1844 - Crushed by Wheel
Yesterday Captain Doyen of St. Ours, a Canadian gentleman of respectability in that parish, was struck on the breast by the shaft of caleche No. 149, belonging to one Milton, and driven by a little... Read MORE...

Spectator -  New York -  July 20, 1844

1953  July 20 - Twenty-two inches of hail reportedly fell northeast of Dickinson, ND.

The Weather Channel

 America - Did you know? February 24, 1803 - Marbury v. Madison: Landmark Supreme Court decision greatly expands the power...Read MORE...


 Quebec - Did you know? Within the typical habitant dwelling-house there were usually two, and never more than three, rooms ...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Lapeer, Mich.

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