Saturday, August 7, 2021

1897 - Dead Fish Don't Grow

San Francisco, California, USA

1897 - Dead Fish Don't Grow
ROD AND CREEL.
Anglers Who Are Returning From Their Vacations.

Anglers are returning from their summer vacations with reports of excellent fishing enjoyed at some of the mountain resorts. Fish... Read MORE...

The San Franciso Call -  San Francisco, California -  Sat., August 7, 1897
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Car Festival at Puri

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Farmington, Maine, USA

1890 - August 7 - Stationary Traveling.
Thoreau believed, or sometimes talked as if he believed, that everything was to be found in Concord. There was no great occasion for traveling, he thought. If you really needed to see anything, you... Read MORE...

The News-Herald -  Hillsboro, Ohio -  August 7, 1890
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1906 - FOUR FATALLY BURNED. A SERIOUS GAS EXPLOSION IN NANTICOKE MINE. BOY CRAWLED FROM THE MINE AND SPREAD ALARM - ACCIDENT CAUSED BY GAS AND NAKED LAMP.
Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 6. - An explosion of gas occurred this afternoon in the old No. 1 shaft at Nanticoke, operated by the Susquehanna Coal company.

As a direct result of the accident six men and... Read MORE...

Titusville Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1906
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cream of Potato Soup - Pare three good-sized potatoes; cover them in boiling water; boil...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

Ross Castle, Killarney, Ireland

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA (Lackawanna)

1886 - Strange Breakup
Miss Effie Coslett, of Scranton, Pa., has in consideration of ten thousand dollars in cash, consented to release from and engagement her lover, Frank Howell, who failed to put in a appearance on the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  August 7, 1886
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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

1907 - Three Trainmen Killed.
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 7. - Two bodies in burning debris and one body recovered from the wreck, 11 freight cars burned and several passengers slightly injured, are the results of a head-on collision on ... Read MORE...

Stevens Point Daily Journal -  Stevens Point, Wisconsin -  August 7, 1907
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Oakland, California, USA

1906 - SHIP NEARLY WRECKS A PASSENGER TRAIN
Oakland, August 7. - The steam schooner Wasp, heavily lumber-laded from Eureka crashed bow-on into the Southern Pacific drawbridge at Harrison street, in this city, while a narrow gauge train with... Read MORE...

The Evening News -  San Jose, California -  August 7, 1906
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

At a funeral, enter the church quietly, and, unless you belong to the mourners, wait until they...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
Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1889 - Breaking of a Dam
Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
MERIDEN, Conn., Aug. 6. - Garlick's dam, holding back seventy-five acres of water ten feet deep, two miles above Meriden,... Read MORE...

The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  August 7, 1889
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1944  August 7 – IBM dedicates the first program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).

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1932  August 7 – Raymond Edward Welch becomes the first one legged man to scale the 6,288 ft. Mount Washington, NH.

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1869  The landing of the Franco-American cable was appropriately celebrated at Kingston, Mass., on the 27th, by a grand banquet.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? During Alaska's statehood celebration, Fairbanks attempted to turn the Chena River into gold, as a...Read MORE...



The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996


 Quebec - Did you know? Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/ New...Read MORE...



La Nativité de Notre-Dame du Vieux-Beauport (www.fabriquelanativite.com)
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Great Southern Rys

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Died August 7

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