Friday, December 31, 2021

1904 - December 31 – In New York City, the first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square.

Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA

1870 - FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT AT FRANKLIN! FALL OF THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE. SEVERAL LIVES LOST. DESTRUCTION OF THE MARSHALL HOUSE.
About half past eleven o'clock yesterday morning, a fire broke out in the Marshall House, situated at the Franklin end of the Suspension Bridge at that point, which connects the Allegheny Valley... Read MORE...

The Petroleum Centre Daily Record -  Pennsylvania -  December 31, 1870
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Visit Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben)!

Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

1904 - December 31 – In New York City, the first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square.
"In 1904, the New York Times moved from the City Hall are to the triangular piece of land at the intersection of 7th Avenue, Broadway, and 42nd Street. People thought they were crazy for moving so... Read MORE...

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December 31, 1904
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Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

1919 - Bonds Are Stolen
Fayetteville, Ark., Dec. 31. - Between $25,000 and $30,000 in liberty bonds were secured by robbers who looted the vault in the Bank of Lincoln, this county, last night, according to information... Read MORE...

Muskogee Times-Democrat -  Muskogee, Oklahoma -  December 31, 1919
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Fried Cakes

One quart of flour, one cup of sugar, one cup of sweet milk, one egg, a pinch of...Read MORE...



The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
Great Falls, Montana, USA

1949 - Man Looking for Gas Leak Finds It by Lighting Match; Fire Extinguished.
Great Falls, Dec. 30 - (AP) - It finally happened.

A gas company employe, checking a report of escaping gas in a Great Falls residence Friday afternoon, went looking for the leak with matches,... Read MORE...

Billings Gazette -  Billings, Montana -  December 31, 1949
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Tampa, Florida, USA

1919 - FIRE SWEEPS TAMPA. BLAZE STARTED BY SPARKS FROM SHIPS; DESTROYS TWO BLOCKS.
Tampa, Fla., Dec. 31. - Two blocks in the wholesale district, bounded by the river and by Tampa, Whiting and Washington streets were destroyed by fire late yesterday. Early estimates placed the loss... Read MORE...

San Antonio Light -  San Antonio, Texas -  December 31, 1919
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Storm Dresses — A lady who is obliged to go out frequently in bad weather, will find it both a...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
Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA (Southport)

1928 - Teens Die at Rail Crossing
30 teens, mostly the children of Kenosha's Social elite. went on a scavenger hunt. There were a total of eight cars in the hunt. 3 of the cars met up at a railroad crossing on 12th avenue and 75th... Read MORE...

Kenosha Evening News -  Kenosha, Wisconsin -  December 31, 1928
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1916  December 31 – The Hampton Terrace Hotel in North Augusta, South Carolina, one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in the nation at the time, burns to the ground.

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1879  December 31 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

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1870  The straw in a barn-yard near Santa Clara, California, was set on fire by a piece of meteoric iron which fell there the other day.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1892  BUILDING DESTROYED.
Duluth, Minn., Dec. 30. - Flames destroyed the Fargusson building in Duluth, Minn., causing a loss of about $250,000 on building and contents.

Stevens Point Daily Journal
Stevens Point, Wisconsin

 America - Did you know? Pioneer Remedies - Cuts Pack the cut with axle grease.

 Quebec - Did you know? The inhabitants of Quebec do not only canoe in the summer, but also in the winter. Originally, ice...Read MORE...



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The Presidential Inn, Conway, N.H.

1884 Grover Cleveland campaign poster

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Died December 31

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