Saturday, April 30, 2022

1895 - Deadly Knockout Drops. The Gentle Art of Drugging as Practiced in New York's "Tenderloin."

1895 - Deadly Knockout Drops. The Gentle Art of Drugging as Practiced in New York's "Tenderloin."
“The term knockout drops is used to designate a solution of chloral that persons of evil intent place in the liquor or good natured, half drunken men in order to render the latter sleepy and... Read MORE...

Warren Ledger -  Warren, Pennsylvania -  April 30, 1895
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The Folding Pocket Kodak
Loads in Daylight
Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898

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St Louis, Missouri, USA

1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream... Read MORE...

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Nuremberg Pudding

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The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, June 9, 1880

A College Education
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February 1898

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1885 - ON THE WARPATH - The Edmonton People Panic-stricken, Many of Them Seeking Safety in Flight.
...Dispatches from Edmonton, via Calgary, received here to-day, indicate that affairs there are not on an encouraging state. The settlers are thoroughly alarmed, because of the overbearing conduct of ... Read MORE...

The Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  April 30, 1885
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Akron, Ohio, USA

1928 - FOUR AKRON BOYS KILLED BY BLAST. FIRED DRUM OF BENZINE UNDER SHED. THREE BROTHERS AND PLAYMATE DIE AND FIFTH OF GROUP MAY LIVE ALTHOUGH BADLY BURNED.
Akron, April 30 - Four boys, three of them brothers, were killed and a fifth was seriously injured when a steel drum of benzine exploded in a shed at the rear of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company... Read MORE...

Sandusky Star Journal -  Ohio -  April 30, 1928
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1926 - NEGRO AVIATRIX IS KILLED IN CRASH. NEGRESS AND PUBLICITY MAN FALL TO DEATH IN PLANE CRASH.
(By The Associated Press)
Jacksonville, Fla., April 30. - WILLIAM D. WILLS, 24, Dallas, Tex. and BESSIE COLEMAN, said to be the only negro aviatrix in the world were killed when the airplane in... Read MORE...

The Ada Evening News -  Oklahoma -  April 30, 1926
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1945  April 30 – Death of Adolf Hitler: Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide as the Red Army approaches the Führerbunker in Berlin.

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1870  C. D. Warner, while grading his grounds at Red Bank, N. J., recently found a quantity of stone implements,
consisting of an ax, pestle, oyster knife, etc., undoubtedly the relics of a now extinct race.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  Miss Anna L. Coffin, who was chosen on the Newbury (Mass.) School Committee, declined to serve, as she could not attend to the duties if she would, and would not if she could.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  The house of Mrs. Martha Kean, in East Mansfield, Mass., was burned on the 25th, and a young man named Frederick Ames perished.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1870  They make three Yankee clocks every minute during working hours at Bristol, Conn.


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 America - Did you know? 1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin is published. It becomes one of the most...Read MORE...



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June 1898

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Friday, April 29, 2022

1851 - Snuff and Longevity

Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton)

1851 - Execution of Clough
Clough, the murderer, was executed in the jail yard at Taunton yesterday forenoon. The New Bedford Standard says: At 11 o'clock, the religious services having been completed, the prisoner was taken... Read MORE...

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New York, NY

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Corinth, Maine, USA

1851 - Snuff and Longevity
There is now living in the town of Corinth, in this county, a woman who has attained the remarkable age of 112 years. She is a pauper and an inveterate snuff taker, using on a average three boxes... Read MORE...

Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 29, 1851
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Jamaica, New York, USA

1869 - RAILROAD DISASTER. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT ON THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD - SIX PERSONS KILLED AND FIFTEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED.
New York, April 23. - A horrible accident is reported on the Long Island Railroad. The train which left Hunter's Point at 10 o'clock this morning, when about one mile east of Jamaica, ran off the... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Weekly Free Press -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  April 29, 1869
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1896 - April 29 - CENTRAL DISTRICT COURT. UTLEY, J. - TUESDAY, APRIL 28.
The greater portion of Tuesday's session was taken up with the continued case of Charles T. Aldrich, Jr., of Sutton, charged with the shooting of Albert Baker, Feb. 22.

Charles M. Thayer, Esq.,... Read MORE...

Worcester Daily Spy -  Worcester, Massachusetts -  April 29, 1896
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1905 - DEATH IS MET IN MINE EXPLOSION. A TERRIBLE DISASTER OCCURS NEAR DUBOIS, PA. A DOZEN MEN ARE KILLED.
ONLY ONE IS INJURED, BUT HE MAY DIE - OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED TO DETERMINE CAUSE.

Dubois, Pa., April 29. - The mine disaster that occurred at Eleanora shaft Thursday night is the... Read MORE...

Logansport Reporter -  Logansport, Indiana -  April 29, 1905
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Plum Pudding - Boil and mash well one pound potatoes, one-half pound carrots; when cold and...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., January 14, 1880
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1900 - TRAPPISTS ARE TO MOVE. Monastery in Nova Scotia to Be Removed to Cumberland in Rhode Island.
St. John, N. B., April 28. - The trappist monastery at Tracadie, N. S., is soon to be removed to a far near Cumberland, R. I., and the farm at Tracadie abandoned. It was established in 1814. It was... Read MORE...

Chicago Daily Tribune -  Chicago, Illinois -  April 29, 1900
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Middletown, New York, USA

1929 - NINE KILLED AT RAILWAY CROSSING IN NEW YORK.
Middletown, N.Y., April 29. - (INS) - Nine persons, all but one of a family of 10, are dead today and the other so seriously injured he may die, as the result of a train-auto crash at a grade... Read MORE...

The Bee -  Danville, Virginia -  April 29, 1929
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Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

1907 - GRAND STAND CAVES IN. ONE KILLED AND MANY HURT AT JERSEY CITY BASEBALL GAME.
One boy was killed, another had his right leg broken and several persons received scratches and bruises when a grandstand on the St. John's baseball grounds, at Seeman Avenue and Larch Street, Jersey ... Read MORE...

New York Tribune -  New York, New York -  April 29, 1907
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Lansing, Michigan, USA

1904 - FOUR DEAD AS THE RESULT OF A HOTEL FIRE IN LANSING, MICHIGAN, ON THURSDAY NIGHT.
Lansing, Mich., April 29 - Four men are dead as the result of a fire that destroyed the Bryan block on Michigan avenue, this city, last night. The dead are:
JEROME STILES.
JOHN VOLLIN.
RANSOM... Read MORE...

The Newark Advocate -  Newark, Ohio -  April 29, 1904
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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...



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Birmingham, Alabama, USA

1900 - FALLING BUILDING KILLS TWO. Eleven Others Injured, Two Mortally, in an Accident at Birmingham, Ala.
Birmingham, Ala., April 28. - By the collapse of the framework of the main building of the Dimmick Pipe and Foundry Company, in course of construction at North Birmingham, this morning, two men are... Read MORE...

Brooklyn Eagle -  New York, New York -  April 29, 1900
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Hemaboloids Arseniated
Made by The Palisade Manufacturing Company, Yonkers, NY

Hemaboloids arseniated (with strychnia) was a patent medicine used to treat people with anaemia (low red blood cell count). It contained 17% alcohol, and small amounts of arsenious acid (which contained arsenic) and strychnia (also known as strychnine), both of which were highly toxic in larger doses.
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Thursday, April 28, 2022

1851 - Serious Love Affair

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

1851 - Serious Love Affair
Pittsburg, 27th.
A duel took place today between two students of Jefferson College, Wm. G. Ready, of Baltimore and A. L. Snowden of Cumberland Valley, Pa. A young lady was the origination of the... Read MORE...

Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  April 28, 1851
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Granby, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Granby)

THE DISASTER AT GRANBY - A BRIDGE SWEPT AWAY BY THE FLOOD - ELEVEN LIVES LOST.
To the Editor of the Montreal Daily Witness:

At 7:40 this evening the writer and others were standing on the bridge at Granby, watching the high state of the river, and also the cars slowly... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 28, 1869
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1882 - RALPH WALDO EMERSON.
The wires last night announced the death of Ralph Waldo Emmerson, one of this country's most distinguished thinkers and writers, which took place at his residence in Boston after a brief illness. He... Read MORE...

Daily Charlotte Observer -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  April 28, 1882
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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Molasses Fruit Cake

Four cups of flour, one of butter, one of molasses, one of milk, four eggs,...Read MORE...



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

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Norman, Oklahoma, USA

1893 - SIXTY-TWO ARE KILLED. FRIGHTFUL RESULT OF THE CYCLONE IN OKLAHOMA. PROPERTY DAMAGE INESTIMABLE.
ONE CYCLONE JOINS ANOTHER, AND WITH THEIR COMBINED STRENGTH THEY SWEEP DOWN UPON DEFENSELESS TOWNS AND LEAVE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION BEHIND.

Oklahoma City, April 27. - The half has not been told... Read MORE...

The Daily Review -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 28, 1893
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Newport News, Virginia, USA

1897 - BIG CONFLAGRATION. THE BURNING OF VESSELS IN PORT AT NEWPORT NEWS.
SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
DAMAGE OF OVER $2,000,000 WAS DONE TO THE SHIPPING IN THE HARBOR, TWO STEAMERS AND A GERMAN SHIP BEING DESTROYED.

Newport News, Va., April 28. - Fire broke out in the... Read MORE...

Trenton Evening Times -  Trenton, New Jersey -  April 28, 1897
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Union, Connecticut, USA

1931 - Mayor's Stepson Killed When Roadster Overturns On Curve At Union, Conn.
Ulric E. Duval, 33-year-old motion picture operator of Worcester and step-son of Mayor Joseph N. Carriere, was killed in an automobile accident at Union, Conn., yesterday afternoon when his roadster... Read MORE...

Fitchburg Sentinel -  Fitchburg, Massachusetts -  April 28, 1931
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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
1938  April 28 – The towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott in Massachusetts are disincorporated to make way for the Quabbin Reservoir.

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1924  April 28 – An explosion in a mine at the Wheeling Steel Corporation in Benwood, West Virginia kills 119 men.

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1888  The busting of a water pipe on the 25th caused a sewer ditch at Yonkers, N. Y.,
to cave in on the workmen, six of whom lost their lives.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

1896  Ice Bridge Gives Way
The Cap Rouge ice bridge, near Montreal, gave way yesterday morning, and the last barrier to navigation on the St. Lawrence river was removed.

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Springfield, Massachusetts

 America - Did you know? October 28, 1886 - Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil

Mount Vernon, New York, USA

1910 - DRAWN UNDER CAR WHEELS - Suction of Swift Train Carries Bystander to His Death.
Special to The Washington Post

NEW YORK, April 22. - Walter A. Seymour, a Manhattan salesman, who lived near Mount Vernon, was killed by an electric train at the Mount Vernon station this... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  April 23, 1910
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A. K. Hawkes Company glasses
found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

1915 - FIREMEN POISONED BY ARSENIC FUMES
Seven Men Including Deputy Chief Langford Overcome After Leaving Small Blaze.

FIVE SENT TO HOSPITAL

Blaze at Which Men Were Prostrated Like Milwaukee Fire After Which Twelve Died.

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The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 23, 1915
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Danbury, Connecticut, USA

1896 - DANBURY'S FIRE. The Total Loss Inflicted Will Reach Fully $70,000.
Danbury, Conn., April 23. - The fire yesterday afternoon which destroyed Mackinzie & Sons' and Devenport & Von Gals' hat factories and George Taylor's tobacco store, near Taylor street, inflicted a... Read MORE...

North Adams Transcript -  North Adams, Massachusetts -  April 23, 1896
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Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Wednesday, April 23, 1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil
Webster, Mass. April 23 - John D. Putnam's box factory, adjacent to French river, burned last night. A large section of the factory fell into the river and floated two miles wrapped in flames. The... Read MORE...

The Syracuse Journal -  Syracuse, New York -  April 23, 1902
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 America - Did you know? In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the U.S. into the “United States of the Earth.”

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Hahnemann Hospital, 1907

The Fish Net & Twine Co.
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Friday, April 22, 2022

1910 - Mark Twain World's Greatest Humorist Passes Into The Great Beyond End of Brilliant Career Came Peacefully - Biographical Sketch.

1910 - Mark Twain World's Greatest Humorist Passes Into The Great Beyond
End of Brilliant Career Came Peacefully - Biographical Sketch.

By Associated Press.
Redding, Conn., April 22. - Samuel Langhorn Clemens, (Mark Twain), died painlessly at 6:30 o'clock last night... Read MORE...

The Charlotte News -  Charlotte, North Carolina -  April 22, 1910
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1890s
White Sewing Machine Co.
Cleveland, O.

The White Sewing Machine Company was a sewing machine company founded in 1858 in Templeton, Massachusetts, by Thomas H. White and based in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1866. Founded as the White Manufacturing Company it took the White Sewing Machine Company name when it was incorporated in 1876. wikipedia

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1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day
Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ... Read MORE...

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St Paul, Minnesota, USA

1868 - ST. PAUL. Disastrous Fire
St. Paul, Minn., April 21

Early this morning the McKibben Block, a four-story stone building, together with Mrs. Johnson's brick boarding-house and three frame buildings burned down. The origin of ... Read MORE...

Morning Herald -  Titusville, Pennsylvania -  April 22, 1868
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Cottage Pudding

Sift with one and a half cups of flour, one teaspoonful of saleratus and...Read MORE...



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

1890s
Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Bradford's Millinery Store
Jackman's Block
Barre, Vt.

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

1880 - DESTRUCTION AND DEATH - A FRESH HORROR FURNISHED IN NEW YORK CITY.
FALL OF THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - THE BUILDING FILLED WITH PEOPLE IN AID OF A CHARITY - SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND MANY MORE INJURED.

New York, April 21. - An accident of a fatal character and... Read MORE...

Daily Globe -  St. Paul, Minnesota -  April 22, 1880
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1895  A farmer near Kemptville, Ont., killed a lynx that weighed 1000 pounds.


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San Francisco, California

1889  April 22 – At high noon in Oklahoma Territory, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed, with populations of at least 10,000.

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1964  April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City



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1890s
The Vermont Farm Machine Co.
Bellows Falls, Vt.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

1888 - A MAINE VILLAGE WIPED OUT. ALL THE STORES AND THE POST OFFICE DESTROYED BY FIRE.

1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
U.S. Off the Gold Standard
First Time in Half Century

United States' Action in Leaving Gold Standard Felt Over the World
(By The Associated Press).

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A Conference of Six Churches in the Congregational Chruch, Preston City, October 16th, 1912

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Cider Cake - One cup sugar, half a cup of butter, one egg well beaten, one large cup of...Read MORE...



The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., March 23, 1881

Providence Novelty Co., 1907

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA (Brighton)

1880 - Beaver Falls, Pa., File Works Burned; Loss $400,000 - FIRE IN FILE WORKS
Pittsburg, April 19.- The Western File works at Beaver Falls, Pa., caught fire at 10 o'clock in this morning, and totally destroyed the building, together with its stock and machinery. Loss estimated ... Read MORE...

The Dubuque Herald -  Dubuque, Iowa -  April 20, 1880
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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1896 - COSTLY BLAZE. Gasoline Explodes and Causes Heavy Losses at Toledo.
Toledo, O., April 20. - By the explosion of a barrel of gasoline in the Dauntless bicycle factory the entire plant was wrecked. The fire was communicated to the Toledo machine and tool works, where... Read MORE...

Evening Bulletin -  Decatur, Illinois -  April 20, 1896
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Staten Island, New York, USA

1918 - PENNED IN OVERTURNED CAR. THIRTY-ONE PERSONS INJURED IN STATEN ISLAND TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
Thirty-one persons were injured last night, two seriously, when a steel trolley car on the Richmond Light and Railway Company was derailed on the curve at Richmond Turnpike and Jewett Avenue,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 20, 1918
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Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, ...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
Monmouth, Maine, USA

1888 - A MAINE VILLAGE WIPED OUT. ALL THE STORES AND THE POST OFFICE DESTROYED BY FIRE.
WINTHROP, Me., April 19 - A disastrous fire occurred in Monmouth Centre this afternoon, destroying every store in the place and causing at least $75,000 damage. Monmouth is a great trading centre for ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  April 20, 1888
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1916  April 20 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (modern-day Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

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1914  April 20 - Ludlow Massacre (Colorado Coalfield War (1913–14)): The Colorado National Guard attacks a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado in the United States, killing 24 people.

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1912  April 20 – Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, opens.

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1861  April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

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1775  April 20 - British begin siege of Boston

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Crescent Hill Residences, 1905

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