Sunday, January 23, 2022

1851 - January 23 – The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in the Oregon Territory is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning.

1964 - January 23 - The 24th Amendment Ended the Poll Tax
"Imagine that you are finally old enough to vote in your first election. But, do you have enough money? Money, to vote? Not long ago, citizens in some states had to pay a fee to vote in a national... Read MORE...

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January 23, 1964
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

1926 - ELEVEN DEAD AND 7 MISSING IN HOTEL FIRE AT ALLENTOWN.
Allentown, Pa., Jan. 23 - Eleven persons are known to be dead, from five to seven other victims are believed buried in the ruins and fourteen guests were injured, when a fire swept through the five... Read MORE...

Pittston Gazette -  Pittston, Pennsylvania -  January 23, 1926
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Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA

1911  FIRE DESTROYS DEPOT AND FREIGHT HOUSE. MILWAUKEE ROAD SUFFERS $200,000 LOSS AT ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA.

Aberdeen, S. D., Jan. 23. - Division headquarters and local freight houses and passenger station of the Milwaukee railroad were burned here today. The loss is $200,000.

Waterloo Reporter -  Waterloo, Iowa -  January 23, 1911
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Portland, Oregon, USA

1851 - January 23 – The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in the Oregon Territory is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning.
"By 1843, two New Englanders—Asa Lovejoy of Boston, Massachusetts, and Francis Pettygrove of Portland, Maine—had established a land claim approximately fourteen miles upriver from the confluence of... Read MORE...

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January 23, 1851
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

To make a Cheshire Pork Pie for Sea.

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

January 23, 1780 - The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S.
A British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16 degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from... Read MORE...

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January 23, 1780
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Be careful always that the details of your dress are perfectly finished in every point. The small...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
1855  January 23 - The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota,

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1849  January 23 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Medical Institute of Geneva, New York, thus becoming the United States' first woman doctor.

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1869  A Woonsocket (R.I.) man offers $100 reward for the detection of the poisoner of his three pet kittens.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  An unknown benefactor in Oswego, N. Y., has directed the distribution of 3,000 loaves of bread to the poor.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Salem and South Danvers (Mass.) Oil Company gave each of their seven workmen a New Year's gift of $100.


St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? In 1565, Saint Augustine, Florida, settled by the Spanish, became the first permanent European...Read MORE...



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 Quebec - Did you know? In New France, the habitant's homes were commonly built of felled timber or of rough-hewn stone,...Read MORE...



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