Friday, December 17, 2021

1839 - December 17 - Singular Coincidence

Pillsbury's Vitos The Ideal Wheat Food for Breakfast
Pillsbury-Washburn Flour Mills Co., Ltd., Minneapolis, Minn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898

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Eden, Vermont, USA

1839  December 17 - Singular Coincidence

A man named Cain Able, keeps the Adam and Eve tavern in Eden, Vermont. Yes, and no doubt the Serpent can be found there too, as busy as ever in destroying Adam and Eve's children.

The Greensboro Patriot -  Greensboro, North Carolina -  December 17, 1839

1937 - December 12 - Mae West makes a risque guest appearance on NBC's Chase and Sanborn Hour, which eventually results in her being banned from radio.
Their "Adam and Eve" Rankles
It was innocent fun in the script, and innocuous enough for N.B.C. officials in the final rehearsals, but the actual broadcast of "Adam and Eve," as done last Sunday by... Read MORE...

The Winnipeg Evening Tribune -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  December 17, 1937

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Chicken Hash

This is the proper way to serve for breakfast whatever roast or boiled chicken may...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, January 5, 1881

Embroidery Lessons with Colored Studies for 1899
The Brainerd & Armstrong Co.
No. 6 Union Street, New London, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898

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Bismarck, North Dakota, USA

Mrs. Kooyer, wife of Engineer Kooyer of the 300 road, was the victim Sunday evening of an accident which came near being the cause of her death. She was going down into the cellar with a lighted lamp ... Read MORE...

Bismarck Daily Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  December 17, 1907

Elmira, New York, USA

1886 - FOUR MEN KILLED - Victims of the Explosion of a Locomotive Boiler
A few minutes after 3 o'clock the other afternoon an engine of the Beech Creek Railroad blew up with tremendous force near Elmira, N. Y. Five men were on the engine at the time, and all were... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  December 17, 1886

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never repeat to a person with whom you converse, any unpleasant speech you may have heard...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
Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA

1910 - WINDSOR LOCKS. Tobacco Shed and Contents Burn.
A tobacco shed and a small barn close by belonging to the estate of P. J. McMahon on Spring street were burned to the ground Thursday morning. In the barn was a quantity of tobacco and some laths,... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  December 17, 1910

1728  December 17 - Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue

1927  December 17 – The U.S. submarine S-4 is accidentally rammed and sunk by the United States Coast Guard cutter John Paulding off Provincetown, Massachusetts, killing everyone aboard despite several unsuccessful attempts to raise the submarine.

1843  December 17 – Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol is first published, in London. Released on December 19 it sells out by Christmas Eve.

1884  December 17 - A three week blockade of snow began at Portland, OR. A record December total of 34 inches was received.

1870  The oldest office-holder in the United States is probably the Town Clerk of Southbury, Conn., who is 95 years old.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? To occupy their free time, the inhabitants of New France held soirĂ©es, when they would gather to...Read MORE...

Virtual Museum of New France. For more information visit virtual-museum-of-new-france
 Picture of the Day

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Pentucket Square

What to Get a Man for Christmas
Postal Scale and Letter Opener
Postal Scale Company, Chapel St., New Haven, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898

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