Saturday, January 1, 2022

1881 - On entering the sea, bathers should go thoroughly into it, and not dabble about, to get chilled knee-deep in the water...

Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA

1886 - American Optical
The American Optical company is just closing a very busy season. They now employ over 400 hands, and during the past year have, in addition to their large lens-grinding business, made over one... Read MORE...

The Southbridge Journal -  Southbridge, Massachusetts -  January 1, 1886

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Jackson, Michigan, USA

DETROIT, Dec. 30. The center portion of of [sic] the building at the State Prison, Jackson, Mich., fell yesterday. The building was three stories high, and had been used formerly as a tannery, but at ... Read MORE...

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier -  Bangor, Maine -  January 1, 1874

Rockford, Illinois, USA

1944 - Woman Dies as Car Hits Tree - Car Skids on Ice on South Main Road
Mrs. Ruth Williamson, 30, Rochelle, was killed at 3:40 a.m. Sunday when she lost control of her automobile on the ice on South Main road a half mile north of Pelley road and the machine crashed into... Read MORE...

Register-Republic -  Rockford, Illinois -  January 1, 1945

London, England

1881 - On entering the sea, bathers should go thoroughly into it, and not dabble about, to get chilled knee-deep in the water...
When an individual commences bathing, it is best that he or she take one or two plunges, and then leave the water. After the next two or three days, five minutes' immersion may be allowed, but it... Read MORE...

Cassell's Household Guide To Every Department of Practical Life
London, England -  January 1, 1881

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Adding Fruit to Cake - Currants, raisins and citrus will not settle to the bottom of either...Read MORE...

The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898

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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

When in the car if you find the exertion of talking painful, say so frankly; your escort cannot be...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
1710  January 1 - Paris merchant Jean Marius obtains 5-year royal privilege for his invention of a folding umbrella - first in Europe

1920  January 1 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Red Sox for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time.

1918  January – 1918 flu pandemic: "Spanish 'flu" (influenza) first observed in Haskell County, Kansas.

1898  January 1 – New York City annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The city is geographically divided into five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.

1889  January 1 - A total eclipse is seen over parts of California and Nevada.

1867  January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

 America - Did you know? In 1918 a flu epidemic killed 548,000 people in the U.S.

 Quebec - Did you know? A typical French-Canadian building is the farmhouse. It is based on structures in the French...Read MORE...

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