Monday, February 28, 2022

1878 - Courting Advice

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

1878 - Courting Advice
We are two sisters, good-looking, sociable, refined and educated, but we have no admirers. We will not talk nonsense and think, perhaps that is the cause. What is your opinion ?
Inquirers.

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Greensboro North State -  Greensboro, North Carolina -  Thurs., February 28, 1878
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Grand Trunk Railway, Passenger Ticket Offices

Corner of Front and Scott Streets, Toronto

Parties going East or West in the United States or Canada, will find the Cheapest Tickets at the above offices.

Toronto, May 1, 1867

The Irish Canadian, Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday, March 30, 1870

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1849  February 28 – Regular steamboat service from the west to the east coast of the United States begins with the arrival of the SS California in San Francisco Bay.

The California leaves New York Harbor on October 6, 1848, rounds Cape Horn at the tip of South America, and arrives at San Francisco, California after the 4 month 21 day journey.

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February 28, 1849
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1827 - February 28 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
On February 28, 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first U.S. railway chartered for commercial transport of passengers and freight. There were skeptics who doubted that a steam engine... Read MORE...

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February 28, 1827
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Pickeled Peaches - Nine pounds of peaches, three pounds of sugar and three quarts of good...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., August 25, 1880
Marietta, Ohio, USA

1906 - KILLED BY EXPLOSION OF NITRO-GLYCERINE
(By Associated Press.)

MARIETTA, O., Feb. 27. - In a terrific explosion of nitro-glycerin[sic], H. B. Kerr, an employe of the Marietta Torpedo Company, was killed, little Yondar Cross seriously... Read MORE...

The Lexington Herald -  Lexington, Kentucky -  February 28, 1906
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UNDERTAKING
John Solleder & Co.

NEW DOUBLE HEARSE

Toronto

January 18, 1870

The Irish Canadian, Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday, March 30, 1870

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Hackensack, New Jersey, USA

1917 - 3 TROLLEY CARS CRASH. FOG CAUSES ACCIDENT ON HACKENSACK TRESTLE - MOTORMEN MAY DIE.
Hackensack, N. J., Feb. 27. - Three trolley cars met in a crash on a trestle over the Erie Railroad this morning. As a result, the three motormen are in the hospital in a serious condition.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 28, 1917
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Annapolis, Maryland, USA

1917 - MIDSHIPMEN FIGHT FIRE. Dangerous Blaze at Annapolis Prevented by Them from Spreading.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 27. - A battalion of midshipmen from the Naval Academy tonight fought a fire which started in the business section of this city. When the fire got beyond control of citizens, the ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 28, 1917
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Madison, Wisconsin, USA

1904 - FIRE RUINED THE CAPITOL WISCONSIN'S MAGNIFICENT CAPITOL BUILDING TOTALLY DESTROYED BY FIRE ONE MILLION DOLLAR LOSS
LOSS IS FIXED AT $1,000,000 EXCLUSIVE OF VALUABLE RELICS BURNED
THERE WAS LITTLE OR NO INSURANCE ON THE BUILDING, THE STATE HAVING CHANGED FROM INSURANCE IN COMPANIES TO A SYSTEM OF STATE INSURANCE... Read MORE...

The Grand Forks Daily Herald -  Grand Forks, North Dakota  -  February 28, 1904
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

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Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary or the potato chip and a resident of Saratoga Springs advises The New Yorker that many of the older neighbors are all excited. It seems that the chip was... Read MORE...

Alton Evening Telegraph -  Alton, Illinois -  February 28, 1928
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1854  February 28 – The Republican Party (United States) is founded in Ripon, Wisconsin.

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1900 February 28, 1900 - A massive storm spreads record snows from Kansas to New York State. Snowfall totals ranged up to 43 inches at Rochester NY.

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 America - Did you know? What a quack!

Sometimes pioneers were so desperate for a cure that they turned to a quacksalver, ...Read MORE...



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Greetings from Lake Wyola, Shutesbury, Mass.

Ossawn Mills Co., Norwich, Conn., 1898
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Friday, February 25, 2022

1916 - Funeral Is Halted While 14 Months Old Boy Is Carried Home

Bakersfield, Vermont, USA

1870 - February 25 - Profits of the Dairy
A farmer in Bakersfield, Vermont, during the past dairy season, has made from fifteen cows 3,000 pounds of butter. He sold it for 45 cents a pound, realizing $1,350. He also raised ten calves, now... Read MORE...

Weekly Oregon Statesman -  Salem, Oregon -  February 25, 1870
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Sendol
For Relief of Distress and Discomfort Due to Simple Aches, Pains and Colds

Sendol Co., Kansas City, Mo.
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New Vineyard, Maine, USA

1882  February 25 - Mrs. Stewart was alone and unarmed when two tramps took forcible possession of her house, at New Vineyard, Me.

While they were eating and drinking in the kitchen, she whittled a stick into the shape of a pistol, blackened it with soot, then made a fierce onslaught on the rascals, who fled precipitately.

The Lafayette Adviser -  Lafayette, Louisiana -  February 25, 1882
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Browned Mince-Meat

Mince cold roast beef very fine; add salt, pepper, chopped onion and a little ...Read MORE...



The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, April 18, 1873

Vinco Herb Tablets, A Laxative
Vinco Herb Company, Lafayette, Ind.

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Portland, Oregon, USA

1916 - Funeral Is Halted While 14 Months Old Boy Is Carried Home.
Nick Falotico, the 14 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Falotico, 615 Fourth Street, was possibly fatally injured by being struck by Finley & Sons' Hearse during a funeral yesterday afternoon. The ... Read MORE...

Morning Oregonian -  Portland, Oregon -  February 25, 1916
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West Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

1871 - Proud of his accomplishment
An enterprising son of four years, in West Springfield, Massachusetts, told his mother in great glee the other morning that he had made a nice fire in a bureau drawer, and he had. Prompt action,... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 25, 1871
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

It is very rude, when at the table, to scratch any part of your body. It is also very indecent to...Read MORE...



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Superior, Wisconsin, USA

1925 - Workers Survive When Blast Blows Roof From Plant
Superior - George Murray and Carl Malyszeski, both of Washburn, are recovering at a Washburn hospital after a miraculous escape when the smokeless powder dryer house of the Dupont plant was blown to... Read MORE...

Sheboygan Press -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  February 25, 1925
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1919  February 25 – Oregon places a one cent per US gallon (0.26¢/liter) tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.

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1901  February 25 – U.S. Steel is incorporated by industrialist J. P. Morgan as the first billion-dollar corporation.

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1936  February 24th - 25th - 1936 - Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State.

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1888  Charles Wingard and Annie Fox, his niece, who eloped from Monroe, Mich., and were captured an taken to Alliance O., committed suicide with pistols on the 22d.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1888  At Palmer, Mass., the Inabaug [sic] river overflowed on the 21st, flooding the town and doing great damage.


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 America - Did you know? 1918-1920 - Worldwide influenza epidemic strikes; by 1920, nearly 20 million are dead. In U.S.,...Read MORE...



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Perry Davis' cough medicine
New York, New York
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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

1896 - When Should a Man Feel Encouraged?

Washington, DC, USA

HONOR WASHINGTON Americans at Home and Abroad Observe Day. RECEPTION HELD IN PARIS Inflammatory Speech Made at a Dinner in London. MANY FUNCTIONS IN NEW YORK - Rose Bushes Planted at Portland, Ore. - Gov. Fort Addresses New Haven Audience
PARIS, February 22. - The Americans in Paris observed the holiday with traditional enthusiasm and patriotism. In the afternoon the American ambassador, Henry White, opened his new residence with a... Read MORE...

The Sunday Star -  Washington, D.C. -  February 23, 1908
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1890s
w. D. Chandler, Photographer
St. Albans, Vt.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1896 - When Should a Man Feel Encouraged?
The first steps toward courting a wife are taken with a certain diffidence.

A man wants to show his hand plainly from the first, that she may have no "possible, probable shadow of a doubt" about... Read MORE...

Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  February 23, 1896
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1896 - February 23 - SHOT BY EMPLOYER. Sensational Affair at Office of Sutton Woolen Mills. ALBERT BAKER THE VICTIM.
Revolver Used by Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., the Mill Manager.

Interviews With All Parties to the Fracas - Mr. Aldrich Surrenders to Police and Placed Under Bonds.

Albert Baker, an employee at the ... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  February 23, 1896
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Orange Pie

Grate the rind of one and use the juice of two large oranges, beat the yolks of four...Read MORE...



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1890s
The Woolson Spice Co.
Toledo, O.

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Ithaca, New York, USA

1889  Walking Race

Joe Snyder, aged eighty years, and Henry Baker, aged seventy-six years, walked a four-mile race at Ithaca, N.Y., on the 19th. Snyder won, making the distance in 43 1/2 minutes.

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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

NEATNESS AND ORDER

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Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1896 - A Midnight Fire at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon, N.Y., Feb. 22.-A fire occurred this morning before daylight in the row of one-story wooden buildings fronting on Depot Place, which caused damage amounting to $3,000. It is supposed the ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  February 23, 1896
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1945  February 23 - Battle of Iwo Jima: A group of United States Marines reach the top of Mount Suribachi on the island and are photographed raising the American flag.

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1861  February 23 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C. after an assassination attempt in Baltimore, Maryland.

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1878  The latest innovation in deep-sea dredging is submarine plowing, which is now being carried on successfully in Belfast Harbor, Me.
A large Michigan plow is used, and is drawn by steam power on shore, the direction being given by a man in diver's armor.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1936 February 23, 1936 - A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives.

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1889  A fire on the 19th destroyed the Greenwich Hotel, which had for some eighty years been one of the landmarks of the village of Greenwich, Mass.


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 America - Did you know? December 15, 1791 - First ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, are...Read MORE...



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1890s
Holmes' Mills
No. Belfast, Maine

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

1917 - Citizenship for Puerto Ricans

Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) (Coney Island)

1882 - KINGS COUNTY ASYLUM FIRE. TWO INMATES PERISH.
Flatbush, N. Y., Feb. 21. - The east wing of the Kings County Insane Asylum, at Flatbush, New York, was burned yesterday morning, and two of the inmates perished.

The Dead:
THOMAS HASSETT, 27,... Read MORE...

Chester Times -  Pennsylvania -  February 22, 1882
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1942 advertisement

Reymond's is good Bread
Enriched with Vitamin -B, and other Vitamin B factors

Naugatuck Daily News
Naugatuck, Connecticut
July 2, 1942

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1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
Citizenship for Porto Ricans.
From the New York Herald.

With the passage of the new government bill by the Senate yesterday all doubts of the future status of Puerto Ricans are removed. American... Read MORE...

The Scranton Republican -  Scranton, Pennsylvania -  February 22, 1917
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

An Appetizing Dish - One of the most appetizing dishes that can be placed before a hungry...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., February 1, 1882

1909 advertisement

Hotel Whittier, Hampton, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909

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Houston, Texas, USA

1912 - HOUSTON, TEX., SWEPT BY DISASTROUS FIRE. DESTROYS MANUFACTURING AND RESIDENCE SECTION. STRONG GALE SWEEPS FIRE OVER CITY WIPING OUT FIFTEEN FACTORIES AND NEARLY THREE HUNDRED HOMES.
(By Associated Press.)
Houston, Tex., Feb. 21. - A fire which broke out here at an early hour today, swept by a 35 mile an hour wind, burned a mile across the city and and an area seven blocks wide. ... Read MORE...

Weekly Democrat -  Greenville, Mississippi -  February 22, 1912
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Trenton, New Jersey, USA

1902 - WILL DIE FROM FALL
Helen McCray Fractured Her Skull Yesterday at the Cook Pottery Co. Plant.

Helen McCray, 22 years old, an employe of the Cook Pottery Company fell down a flight of stairs while at work yesterday... Read MORE...

The Trenton Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  February 22, 1902
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Mobile, Alabama, USA

1919 - MOBILE POWER PLANT BADLY WRECKED. BOILER EXPLOSION KILLS ONE, HURTS 13, DOES $500,000 DAMAGE.
(By United Press.)
Mobile, Ala., Feb. 22. - Workmen were busy early today clearing away the debris from the explosion in Mobile's power house last night, in an effort to put the plant in condition... Read MORE...

Star -  Anniston, Alabama -  February 22, 1919
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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

A dark and dingy kitchen is very detrimental to the health of a household, for cleanliness can...Read MORE...



Advice for Ladies - The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

1901 - Big Fire Yesterday. The Department Had Hard Work To Do Before Breakfast. Beautiful Depot Burned.
Santa Fe-Central Station Badly Damaged.
Business Is Going On As Usual.
Roof Burned Off of Main Building, But Walls and Side Rooms are intact-Fire Started in Boiler Room and Climbed Wall to Roof.... Read MORE...

Fort Worth Morning Register -  Fort Worth, Texas -  February 22, 1901
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1949  February 22 - Grady the Cow, a 1,200-pound cow, gets stuck inside a silo on a farm in Yukon, Oklahoma and garners national media attention in the United States.

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1935  February 22 – Airplanes are banned from flying over the White House.

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1888 February 22 - John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)
1888-11-14 - St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes 1889-03-30 - John T Reid opens 1st US golf course (Yonkers, NY)
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1860  February 22 – Shoe-making workers of Lynn, Massachusetts, strike successfully for higher wages. The strike spreads throughout New England and eventually involves 20,000 workers.

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 America - Did you know? The first gold rush in the United States happened in Dahlonega, Georgia, in 1828.

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Take Notice
When you are in need of any kind of building material, windows, doors, blinds, clap-boards, shingles, etc., or Paroid or Grenasco Roofing, go to Edwin Janvin, Hampton Falls, N.H.

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909

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Monday, February 21, 2022

1885 - Rev T. L. Drury, of Rutland, Vt, a few weeks since preached a sermon on skating rinks and masquerades...


Glenwood Ranges, Stoves and Furnaces
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Rutland, Vermont, USA

1885 - Rev T. L. Drury, of Rutland, Vt, a few weeks since preached a sermon on skating rinks and masquerades.
He said the skating rinks met with his approval as long as they did not interfere with the church and duties of Christians to attend divine worship. As long as skating rinks remain pure and moral, so ... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 21, 1885
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Northborough, Massachusetts, USA (Northboro)

1908 - Trolley Accident on Worcester Road.
Northboro, Mass., Feb. 21. - Thirteen persons were hurt, three of them seriously by the derailment of a trolley car bound from Worcester for Marlboro over the Worcester Consolidated street railroad... Read MORE...

St. Albans Daily Messenger -  St. Albans, Vermont -  February 21, 1908
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Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Portneuf)

1850  Canadian Cold

The Quebec Gazette says that at Portneuf, Canada, on Tuesday, the 5th day of Feb. the thermometer went down to 52 degrees below zero, and that during the entire day it was below 40!

Sun -  Maryland -  February 21, 1850
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Old-Fashioned Molasses Candy - First secure old-fashioned New Orleans molasses. This is far...Read MORE...



The Ladies' Home Journal, June 1898
Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence)

1823 - FIRE.
On Friday morning last, the Woolen Factory, at Northhampton, belonging to Messrs J. & C. Cook, was destroyed by fire, with all its contents, although five men slept in the building. None of the... Read MORE...

Village Register and Norfolk County Advertiser -  Dedham, Massachusetts -  February 21, 1823
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The Ideal Brain Tonic
Delightful Summer and Winter Beverage
Specific for Headache
Relieves Mental & Physical Exhaustion
Coca-Cola

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Milford, Connecticut, USA

1850 - Train Accident
When the Express train from New York, going at the rate of 30 miles per hour, was within 100 rods of the Milford Conn. station, a young man walked deliberately to the steps of the car and jumped upon ... Read MORE...

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1948  February 21 – The stock car racing organization NASCAR is founded by Bill France, Sr.

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1848  February 21 – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish The Communist Manifesto (Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei) in London.

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 America - Did you know? February 22, 1819 - Spain agrees to cede Florida to the United States.

 Quebec - Did you know? Bread was made from both wheat and rye flour, the product of the seigneurial mills. Corn cakes were ...Read MORE...



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Puget Sound Salmon
Fidalgo Island Packing Co.
Anacortes, Wash.

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Sunday, February 20, 2022

1886 - An Eagle Rang the Bell


Williams' Jersey Cream Toilet Soap
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September 1898

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Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA (South Lyme)

1886 - An Eagle Rang the Bell.
[New London Telegram.]

A large eagle was captured in Old Lyme on Saturday. It was of the bald-headed species, and upon its neck was securely fastened a large, old-fashioned sleigh-bell. This... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  February 20, 1886
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Snow Custard

Use half a package of gelatine, three eggs, one pint of sweet milk, two cups of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, December 28, 1881

The Olympia Self-Playing Music Box
F. G. Otto & Sons
Jersey City, N.J.

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November 1898

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

1903 - BURN TO DEATH IN HOTEL FIRE. MANY KILLED AND INJURED IN CEDAR RAPIDS HOLOCAUST. CLIFTON HOUSE BURNS. STRUCTURE TOTALLY WRECKED - MANY JUMP FROM UPPER WINDOWS.
PITIFUL AND SICKENING SIGHTS FOLLOW JUMPS FOR LIFE - INJURED REMOVED TO IMPROMPTU HOSPITALS - DELEGATES TO CONVENTION WERE GUESTS.

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 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

1872 - Dinner Party Rules for Women - Coffee follows the dessert, and when this enters, if your...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
Racine, Wisconsin, USA

1904 - FIRE IMPERILS INSANE. ASYLUM AT RACINE DESTROYED, AND INMATES DRIVEN OUT IN ZERO WEATHER.
Special to The New York Times.
Racine, Wis., Feb. 19. - One hundred and twenty insane men and women from the county hospital are being brought into the city from the hospital tonight on a special... Read MORE...

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1725  February 20 - 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100 a scalp bounty

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1915  February 20 – In San Francisco the Panama-Pacific International Exposition is opened.

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1869  Newbury, Mass., mourns the death of Betsy Rogers, a remarkable berry woman, whom a broken leg killed at the age of 96.
She leaves the memory of 3,000 bushels of gathered berries, a snug sum of money, and five generations of descendants, embracing fifty persons.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  O'Baldwin, the Irish giant, has been found guilty, in the Essex (Mass.) Superior Court, of prize fighting.
His counsel appealed and the case will go to the Supreme Court of Massachusetts.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  An Israelite in Roxbury, Mass., was recently fined for keeping open his store on Sunday.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1869  Mr. Caleb Bates, of Kingston, Mass., has recently presented the New England Farmer with some sweet potatoes.
He has raised them successfully for several years, and keeps them in good condition during eight months of the year.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1895  February 20 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

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Monument du Sacre-Coeur

Knox's Gelatine
C. B. Knox, Johnstown, N.Y.

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October 1898

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