Friday, August 20, 2021

1890 - DEAD BY DOZENS. THE GRIM TERROR REAPS A GHASTLY HARVEST. FRIGHTFUL DISASTER ON THE RAIL. SIXTEEN SOULS HURRIED TO ETERNITY AND MORE THAN A SCORE OF PEOPLE SCALDED AND MUTILATED.


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North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville)

1870 - The oldest Episcopal church in New England and probably in the United States, is at Wickford, R. I., although it is no longer in use.
It is called St. Paul's and was built in 1707, at North Kingston, about five miles north of Wickford, whence it was removed in 1800 to its present location. During the Revolution it was used as... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald  -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 20, 1870
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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

1955 - Hurricane Diane
...Flood waters apparently hit hardest at Stroudsburg, Pa., with at least 20 counted dead, and Waterbury, Conn., where at least 15 persons were reported to have lost their lives.

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Chester Times -  Pennsylvania -  August 20, 1955
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Quincy, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - DEAD BY DOZENS. THE GRIM TERROR REAPS A GHASTLY HARVEST. FRIGHTFUL DISASTER ON THE RAIL. SIXTEEN SOULS HURRIED TO ETERNITY AND MORE THAN A SCORE OF PEOPLE SCALDED AND MUTILATED.
Boston, Aug. 20. - The Cape Cod and Woods' Hole train on the Old Colony railway was wrecked at Quincy, just the other side of the President's bridge at 1 p.m. yesterday. The disaster was a frightful... Read MORE...

Evening Gazette -  Sterling, Illinois -  August 20, 1890
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Sallie's Biscuits - Three good-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed fine, one tablespoon sugar, ...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., June 2, 1880
Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1955 - RHODE ISLAND DAM BURSTS.
Woonsocket, R. I., (AP) - This industrial city of 50,000, third largest in Rhode Island, was under a state of emergency today with some 500 families evacuated after rain-swollen Horseshoe Dam burst,... Read MORE...

The Capital -  Annapolis, Maryland -  August 20, 1955
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Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1870 - Fire
OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 19. - Several wealthy farmers have been burned out recently, losing from $8,000 to $10,000 each. GILMOUR'S piling-ground for lumber has been burned with 6,000,000 feet of lumber.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 20, 1870
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Auburn, New York, USA

1870 - Planing Mill Fire
AUBURN, N. Y., Aug. 19. - At 12 o'clock last night a fire broke out in the sash and blind factory and planing-mill of EVARTS BROS. The building, which was of wood, and the valuable machinery... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 20, 1870
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Concord, New Hampshire, USA

1870 - Saw-Mill and Railroad Bridge Burned at Concord, N. H.
SAW-MILL AND RAILROAD BRIDGE BURNED.

CONCORD, N. H., Aug. 19.- FARNUM & MARTIN'S steam saw-mill, in West Concord, was destroyed by fire today. The loss is $7,000; insurance, $4,000. The railroad... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  August 20, 1870
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

It is considered as the height of ill-manners to in
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Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

1900 - BRIDGEPORT'S BOY HERO. Robert Germain, Aged 10, Saved His Little Sister's Life.
Bridgeport, Aug., 20 - Rena Germain of Whiting Street, is at the Bridgeport hospital suffering from probably fatal burns. She is only five years old and if she lives she owes her life to the heroic... Read MORE...

New Haven Register -  New Haven, Connecticut -  August 20, 1900
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1886  August 20 – A massive hurricane demolishes the town of Indianola, Texas.

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