Saturday, January 15, 2022

1870 - Forbidden to Read Bible

Burrillville, Rhode Island, USA (Harrisville) (Pascoag) (Mapleville)

1894 - WOOLEN MILL GONE. Harrisville, R.I., Suffers a Loss of $445,000 by Devouring Flames.
HARRISVILLE, R.I., Jan. 14. - The large woolen mill owned by William Tinkham and operated by William Tinkham & Son, was destroyed by fire Saturday morning soon after midnight.

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The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  January 15, 1894
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Batavia, Illinois

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Killingly, Connecticut, USA (Danielson) (Dayville) (East Killingly)

1904 - Hot From The Wires
By Associated Press.
Washington, D.C. - The Windham County National Bank, of Danielsonville, Danielson, Conn., which closed its doors on December 22, to-day was authorized by the Comptroller of the... Read MORE...

Harrisburg Telegraph -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -  January 15, 1904
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South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA

1887 - South Hadley Seminary, one of the earliest of the collegiate institutions for women in this country,
and one which has done incalculable service in promoting Christian education, both hear and abroad, by its work, is preparing to hold a semi-centennial next summer. All the graduates of the seminary... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 15, 1887
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Egremont, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - A worthy farmer in Egremont, Mass., sitting at his fireside the other evening, was disturbed by a heavy, suspicious movement outside, and came to the conclusion it was a bear.
Peering through the darkness he saw a large black object, and he set his dogs on it, but the supposed bear beat them off. Getting his gun he leveled the animal, and found on handling the carcass that ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 15, 1870
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Hadley, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - They reach [sic] astounding arithmetic at North Hadley, Mass., juding from a recent illustration in Postmaster Cooley's store.
A twelve year old pupil in a school there tried a pair of skates, worth 67 cents, for a day, and liked them so well he offered to buy them, paying Mr. Cooley the six cents then and then the seven in... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 15, 1870
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St Louis, Missouri, USA

1904 - TEN DROP TO THEIR DEATH - EMPLOYES OF THE BROWN SHOE COMPANY AT ST. LOUIS CROWD AT ELEVATOR. BREAK DOWN THE GUARDS
And Shove Those Next to the Carriage Into the Shaft and To a Fatal Fall of Six Stories.

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Decatur Herald -  Decatur, Illinois -  January 15, 1904
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Russell, Massachusetts, USA

1870 - Forbidden to Read Bible
The Irish Catholics at Russell, Mass., have forbidden their children to read the Bible in the schools, and demanded that the teachers shall not oblige them to do so. So the Catholic children merely... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 15, 1870
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Finger Nails - if they are inclined to be stiff and brittle, should be annointed each night with a...Read MORE...



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1943  January 15 - The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.

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1892  January 15 – James Naismith's rules for basketball are published for the first time in the Springfield YMCA International Training School's newspaper, in an article titled "A New Game."

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1863  January 15 - 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal

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Friday, January 14, 2022

1871 - Sticky Situation


Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said "with great ease Macaroni and Cheese - Van Camp's makes a meal in a trice."

Van Camp Packing Co., 302 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.

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February 1898

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Bath, Maine, USA

1871 - 8 Year Journey
A lady in Bath, Maine, has just had returned to her by the Post-Office Department a letter which she mailed eight years and six months ago. It was covered with post-marks, but it is difficult to... Read MORE...

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Berkley, Massachusetts, USA (Berkeley)

1871  Industrious Females

Although the town of Berkeley, Mass., contains only 800 inhabitants, its female inhabitants have earned $6,000 during the past year at straw sewing.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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Potato Salad

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Milton, Massachusetts, USA

1871  New Public Library

The town of Milton, Mass., with a population of less than 3,000, has voted $5,000 to establish a public library, and an equal amount has been raised by subscription.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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"1847 Rogers Bros."
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March 1898

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Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1871 - Sticky Situation
During the services of a prayer meeting at Fall River, Massachusetts, a messenger came to summon an M. D., who was present, to attend a little boy who appeared to be suddenly attacked, after a short... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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Lewiston, Maine, USA

1871 - Snapped Like Threads
The Bangor (Me.) Whig reports that, owing to the intense cold, the wires of the Western Union Telegraph line, between that city and Lewiston, were recently broken in nearly fifty places. The wires... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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Corry, Pennsylvania, USA

1871  Dear Meat

Mayor Wilson, of Corry, Pa, went deer hunting and at the first shot brought down a $200 colt. He paid the owner and owns the carcass. It is dear meat to him, but it is not venison.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 14, 1871
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1888  In the Ohio Legislature a bill was introduced on the 9th fixing passenger rates at two cents per mile on all railroads in the State.


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1871  Pittsburgh Factories
Pittsburgh has thirty-two iron, nine steel, and two copper mills.

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1871  Sweden and Norway Tops in Education
Official reports show that in Sweden and Norway, 97 out of every 100 children between 5 and 15 attend school, a larger percentage than anywhere else.

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Patton's Sun-Proof Paint

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February 1898

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

1932 - January 12 – Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

Berthierville, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Haut) (Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier)

1889 - FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
...A land-slide occurred near Berthier-en-Haut, Que., on the 7th, and what was a high bank along the river disappeared, leaving in its place an enormous cavity some five or six acres in extent.... Read MORE...

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Hattie Wyatt Caraway served for 14 years in the U.S. Senate and established a number of "firsts," including her 1932 feat of winning election to the upper chamber of Congress in her own right.... Read MORE...

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Warsaw, New York, USA

1907 - HEAD ON COLLISION. ONE MAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT NEAR WARSAW, N. Y.
(By Associated Press.)
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 12. - Two freight trains were wrecked on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad, near Warsaw, early today, in a head on collision.

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Middletown Daily Times-Press -  Middletown, New York -  January 12, 1907
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Plattsburgh, New York, USA

1887 - A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION. NITRO-GLYCERINE QUICKLY DEMOLISHES A POWDER FACTORY.
PLATTSBURG, N. Y., Jan. 11. - The people of this village were startled at 8:45 o'clock this morning by a terrific report followed by long-continued rumbling and the smashing of windows. Fully 1,200... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 12, 1887
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Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA (Esopus)

1894 - A FATAL EXPLOSION - Four Men Killed and Three Buildings Blown to Pieces.
An explosion that shook nearly every house in Kingston N. Y., and in all directions within a radius of ten miles from Rifton occurred at 7.55 o'clock, a. m. The explosion occurred in the works of the ... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  January 12, 1894
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Los Angeles, California, USA

1920 - BIG AUDITORIUM IN LOS ANGELES BURNED DOWN.
Los Angeles, Jan. 12. - Shrine auditorium, the largest hall here, was completely destroyed by fire yesterday.

Six firemen, one policeman and one civilian were more or less seriously injured. OTTO... Read MORE...

Modesto Evening News -  Modesto, California -  January 12, 1920
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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

1888  Fire

The barns of the horse railroad company at Meriden, Conn., were burned Tuesday night. Fourteen cars were consumed and eighty horses perished in the flames.

The Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  January 12, 1888
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The Larkin Factories, Buffalo, N.Y.
Over Fifty Acres of Floor Space. Visitors Welcome.

The Larkin Company are the World's Largest Manufacturers of Soaps and Toilet Preparations and are important Food Specialists. The entire output of the Larkin Factories goes direct from the Factory to Family, thus saving for customers the expenses and profits of wholesalers and retailers.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.

Obituary
Mrs Ovilla Delage, wife of Louis Delage leader in the Southbridge Brass Band died suddenly on Saturday night. She was a daughter of David Boucher, of this town and 32 years of age. Funeral services... Read MORE...

The Southbridge Journal -  Southbridge, Massachusetts -  January 11, 1900
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A Merry Meal Makes Good Digestion
There's delight and health in a dish of Van Camp's Boston Baked Pork and Beans

Van Camp Packing Co., Indianapolis, Ind.

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January 1898

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Toledo, Ohio, USA

January 11, 1918 - A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks.
The vast storm then moved through the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Winds reached 60 mph at Toledo OH, and the temperature plunged from 28 above to 15 below zero during passage of the cold... Read MORE...

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Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

1879 - The End of the Whistle
Locomotive whistling is to be superseded at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., by a bell worked by electricity which will be set up in the depot. When the train arrives within a mile of the station, the bell will... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 11, 1879
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

To make a Cheshire Pork Pie for Sea.

Take some salt pork that has been boiled, cut it into thin...Read MORE...



The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, 1796

Old Mother Hubbard she went to the cupboard and there made a find very nice. She said "with great ease Macaroni and Cheese - Van Camp's makes a meal in a trice."

Van Camp Packing Co., 302 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.

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February 1898

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Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1889 - AT NIAGARA FALLS. The Suspension Foot Bridge Gone and Other Damage Done.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Jan 11. - The storm raged here with great fury. The suspension foot bridge spanning the Niagara river below the falls was torn from its gables at 3 o'clock this morning and a... Read MORE...

The News -  Frederick, Maryland -  January 11, 1889
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1897  A $200,000 Fire In Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 10. - Fire this morning destroyed the packing house of the Anchor Flour Mill, owned by the Pillsbury-Washburn Milling Company. The loss is $200,000, fully insured.

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 11, 1897
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Springfield, Illinois, USA

1873 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRES.
Chicago, Ill., Jan. 10. - The St. Nicholas Hotel, of Springfield, was damaged by fire, last night, to the extent of $80,000. The loss on furniture by fire and waster is about $6,000. The building was ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 11, 1873
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Every man who has the use of his eyes and his right hand can write whatever hand he pleases....Read MORE...



Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
Carterville, Illinois, USA

1962 - MINE EXPLOSION KILLS ALL 11 BELOW GROUND. RESCUERS WORK THROUGH NIGHT TO FIND BODIES.
Carterville, Ill. - An explosion ripped through the Blue Blaze Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine northeast of Carterville at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, killing all 11 underground workers.

Rescue teams who... Read MORE...

Southern Illinoisan -  Carbondale, Illinois -  January 11, 1962
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1935  January 11 – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.

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1759  January 11 - 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia

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1803  January 11 - Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La
December 20 - French flag lowered in New Orleans to mark formal transfer of Louisiana Purchase from France to US for $27M
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"1847 Rogers Bros."
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Thursday, January 6, 2022

1890 - Money meltdown

Springfield, Massachusetts, USA (Indian Orchard)

1905 - January 6 - BIG FIRE IN SPRINGFIELD - THE CITY HALL DESTROYED; LOSS, $50,000
Springfield, Mass., Jan. 6 - Springfield's City hall, valued at more than $30,000, was destroyed by fire in less than an hour today. The fire was discovered in the assembly hall at 12.45 by employees ... Read MORE...

Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  January 6, 1905
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1898 Free Fairy Calendar

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January 1898

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Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA

1890 - Money meltdown
Antone Fratus of Provincetown selected his pillow as a safe place for keeping money and there deposited $300 in an envelope. His two-year-old child found the envelope and shoved it through an open... Read MORE...

Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  January 6, 1890
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Dudley, Massachusetts, USA

1941 - Paper Mill Destroyed. Loss of $250,000 By Spectacular Fire at West Dudley, Mass.
Dudley, Mass., Jan. 6 (AP) - Brought under control after a day and night battle in zero weather, flames sputtered today in the ruins of the West Dudley paper mill and left damage estimated by fire... Read MORE...

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Ossining, New York, USA (Sing Sing)

1928 - SYRACUSE WOMAN, BRISTOL MAN IDENTIFIED AS FIRE VICTIMS IN OSSINING HOTEL. HUSBAND CONVINCED WIFE HE THOUGHT WAS VISITING IN NEW YORK WAS BURNED TO DEATH IN HOTEL CONFLAGRATION.
Two of the victims who perished when fire destroyed the Weskora Hotel in Ossining yesterday, were positively identified today as MRS. ELLA FOX, of 624 North Salina Street, Syracuse, and GEORGE E.... Read MORE...

Syracuse Herald -  Syracuse, New York -  January 6, 1928
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Escaloped Eggs.

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Buckeye Cookery, 1890
Lockport, New York, USA

1881 - LOCKPORT'S LOSS BY FIRE. THE OPERA HOUSE AND ANOTHER BUILDING DESTROYED - LOSS ABOUT $150,000.
Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 5. - The Hodge Opera house building and the Gargling oil building, adjoining, in this city, were destroyed by fire early this morning. The total loss will amount to fully... Read MORE...

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Quaker Oats

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February 1898

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Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

1930 - ONE HOTEL GUEST BURNED TO DEATH. EXPLOSION HEARD JUST BEFORE BLAZE IS DISCOVERED AT SHREVEPORT, LA.
Shreveport, La., Jan. 3. - OPAL O'KELLY, 24, of Carthage, Texas, was burned to death when fire destroyed the two upper floors of the three-story Tullos Hotel in the down-town area here early... Read MORE...

Statesville Landmark -  North Carolina -  January 6, 1930
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1888 - ANOTHER FATAL FIRE.
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 6. - MRS. ISAAC PARNELL started to church last night, leaving her four children, the oldest 6 years old, locked up in the house. While going to bed they in some way ignited... Read MORE...

Evening Gazette -  Cedar Rapids, Iowa -  January 6, 1888
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

1893 - Fire
Fire caught on W. A. Garno's boiler and engine house, probably from the furnace, about 9 p. m., Saturday, and an alarm was rung in from Box 37, to which Hose 4 responded so promptly that the damage... Read MORE...

The Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  January 6, 1893
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Boiling hot water should not be poured on china, or other dishes, as it cracks the enamel, and in...Read MORE...



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Windsor, Vermont, USA

1912 - ROPE BREAKS AT HANGING. Accident Mars Vermont Execution, but Slayer of Girl Died Swiftly.
WINDSOR, Vt., Jan.5. - Elroy Kent was hanged in the State Prison here to-day for the murder of Delia B. Congdon, a deaf mute, in her home in East Wallingford, three and a half years ago. Although the ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  January 6, 1912
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1880 January 6, 1880 - Seattle, WA, was in the midst of their worst snowstorm of record. Hundreds of barns were destroyed, and transportation was brought to a standstill, as the storm left the city buried under four feet of snow.

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Railroad Station

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Sunday, January 2, 2022

1905 - January 2 - GREATEST OF SKYSCRAPERS - OPENING OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING

Adams, Massachusetts, USA

1905 - MAKING PAPER BY HAND
The Only Plant for That Work in the United States Is in Adams of the Berkshires - The Difference Between the Processes

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

1905 - January 2 - GREATEST OF SKYSCRAPERS - OPENING OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BUILDING
New York, Jan. 2 - The New York Times was published last night from its new building in Times square, a structure which has been referred to by experts as one of the most notable architectural... Read MORE...

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

1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The... Read MORE...

The Saint Paul Globe -  Saint Paul, Minnesota -  January 2, 1892
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Carrot Fritters

Beat two small boiled carrots to a pulp with a spoon, add three or four eggs and ...Read MORE...



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Huntsville, Alabama, USA

1897 - END OF A QUEER FEUD - Ashford Killed as He Rode Past Brown's Home. IT BEGAN WITH A WOMAN.
Two Men Live on Opposite Sides of a Street and Have Been Watching Each Other for Months.

Huntsville, Ala., January 1. - (Special.) - The killing of Fred Ashford by Felix Brown in Courtland... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  January 2, 1897
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Ansonia, Connecticut, USA

1869  "Sharpshooter"

An Ansonia, Conn., "sharpshooter" recently fired at a squirrel that was being pursued by his ferret and a $30 dog, and succeeded in killing both dog and ferret and in scaring the squirrel.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  January 2, 1869
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

If you are ever caught in a shower, and meet a gentleman friend who offers an umbrella, accept it,...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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1918 - EXPLOSION AT NAVY YARD. TWO KILLED, 7 SCALDED WHEN BOILER LETS GO AT LEAGUE ISLAND.
Philadelphia, Jan. 2. - Two negro firemen were killed and seven other men injured in an explosion at the Philadelphia navy yard.
Report of the accident was made public by the navy department at... Read MORE...

Tyrone Daily Herald -  Tyrone, Pennsylvania -  January 2, 1918
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1882  The Standard Oil Trust (monopoly) is secretly created in the United States to control multiple corporations set up by John D. Rockefeller and his associates.

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1839  January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

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1871  Count Chorinsky, who poisoned his wife some time back in Munich, for which he was imprisoned in the fortress of Rosenberg, has gone mad, and has to be kept in a strait-jacket.


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1869  A dog recently followed the stage from North Troy to Newport, N. H., and on the way he entered twelve yards and killed a sheep in each.
He barely seized his victims, but them through the throat, and hurried to keep up with the stage.

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