Tuesday, November 16, 2021

1883 - Uniform Time

Catskill, New York, USA

1869 - BOILER EXPLOSION. A PAPER MILL AT CATSKILL VILLAGE DEMOLISHED - SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED.
Hudson, N.Y., Nov. 15, 1869.
A terrible boiler explosion occurred in Storms' paper mill at Catskill Village at half-past eleven o'clock this morning. The building was completely demolished, and... Read MORE...

New York Herald -  New York, New York -  November 16, 1869
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The Parker Games
For Merry Winter Evenings
Parker-Brothers, Salem, Mass, USA

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

Visit Salem, Massachusetts, USA!

1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
UNIFORM TIME

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards,... Read MORE...

The Courier-Journal -  Louisville, Kentucky -  November 16, 1883
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San Bernadino, California, USA

1892 - HOTEL BLOCK FIRE.
At San Bernardino, Cal., the Stewart Hotel block, the finest in the city, including the San Bernardino National bank, was burned.
Losses aggregate $200,000, partly insured.
The cause is as of yet... Read MORE...

The Indiana Progress -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  November 16, 1892
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Springport, New York, USA (Union Springs)

1884 - Aged 112 Years, and Never Rode in a Railroad Car in Her Life
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 16. - Mrs. Phoebe Brockway, who, on account of her extreme age, has of late enjoyed the distinction of being, next to Courtney, the oarsman, the greatest natural curiosity of... Read MORE...

The Kansas City Star -  Kansas City, Missouri -  November 16, 1884
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Egg Toast

Beat an egg smooth with half a teacup of rich milk. Dip slices of stale bread in this...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, July 19, 1882
Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

1959 - 2 Boys Perish In Gravel Pit
WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) - Two young playmates perished yesterday when they were accidentally buried in a gravel pit opposite Wellesley College.

The victims were MARK KETCHUM, 12, one of three... Read MORE...

The Corpus Christi Times -  Corpus Christi, Texas -  November 16, 1959
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The Idea Food Cutter
The Peck, Stow & Wilcox Co.
Southington, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

Visit Southington, Connecticut, USA (Plantsville)!

Durham, Connecticut, USA

1956 - Boy, 4, IS DROWNED IN FREAK ACCIDENT
DURHAM, Nov. 16. (UP) Stanley Soule, 4, drowned yesterday in a freak accident near his farm home.

State police said the boy was playing with two other youngsters near a shallow well when he fell... Read MORE...

The Bridgeport Post -  Bridgeport, Connecticut -  November 16, 1956
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1932  November 16 – New York City's Palace Theatre fully converts to a cinema, which is considered the final death knell of vaudeville as a popular entertainment in the United States.

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 America - Did you know? 1848 - No Dueling Allowed

All public officials and attorneys in Kentucky must swear an oath that ...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? The oldest grocery store in North America is in Quebec City.
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Visit Boston, Massachusetts, USA!

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


Boston, Mass., Washington Street and Old South Church

The New Game
Conette
Sold Everywhere
Two Styles 25 & 50 Cts.
Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

Visit Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)!

Died November 16

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