Sunday, May 8, 2022

1902 - SEVEN YOUNG PERSONS DROWN - Naphtha Launch, on Which They Were, Run Down by a Tug Near Toledo, Ohio

Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

1885 - Fire
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., May 7. - A fire at Hampton Beach last night and this morning burned the Seaside House, the Atlantic House and the Ocean House, the cottage of Rufus Brown, the cottage of George D.... Read MORE...

The Philadelphia Inquirer -  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -  May 8, 1885

Clipper Mower
Chadborn & Coldwell Mfg. Co.
Newburgh, N.Y.

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Toledo, Ohio, USA

1902 - SEVEN YOUNG PERSONS DROWN - Naphtha Launch, on Which They Were, Run Down by a Tug Near Toledo, Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio, May 7 — Seven young people, members of a Sunday school class of the First Baptist Church, were drowned in the Maumee River just below the city tonight at 10 o'clock. The naphtha launch, ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1902

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

French Beefsteak

Cut the steak two thirds of an inch thick from a fillet of beef, dip into...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, October 19, 1881
Clinton, Dutchess, New York, USA

1869 - The Shower Bath in State Prison.
A correspondent of one of the New York papers, who confesses to have been a convict in Clinton (N. Y.) State Prison, thus relates his experience in the matter of punishment by the infernal machine... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 8, 1869

Heinz's Keystone Brand Sweet Pickles
Pittsburgh, Penn.

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA

1899 - Explosion
WOONSOCKET, R. I., May 7. - Not only were all the buildings connected with the Woonsocket Driving Park burned this afternoon, but fifty pounds of dynamite stored in one of the stables exploded and... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1899

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Never sit down to the piano uninvited, unless you are alone in the parlor. Do not take any book you ...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
New London, Connecticut, USA

Special to The New York Times.

New London, May 7. - At an early hour this morning the famous Pequot House, which crowned the headland at the western entrance to New London harbor, took fire and... Read MORE...

New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 8, 1908

1933 May 7, 1933 - Great Ellsworth Fire of 1933 destroyed 130 homes and downtown businesses.
FLAMES SWEEP ELLSWORTH, ME. Most of Town Doomed as 50 Business Buildings and 200 Dwellings Burn HALF-MILE WALL OF FIRE

The New York Times
New York, New York

1945  May 8 - Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) as Nazi Germany surrenders, marking the end of WWII in Europe, with the final surrender being to the Soviets in Berlin, attended by representatives of the Western Powers.

1803  May 8 - A freak spring storm produced heavy snow from southern Indiana to New England. The storm made sleighing possible in Massachusetts, but also ruined shade trees in Philadelphia.

1861  May 8 - Richmond Va, is named the capital of the Confederacy

1886  May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

 America - Did you know? July 7, 1898 - U.S. annexes Hawaii by an act of Congress.

 Quebec - Did you know? Tobacco was used freely in New France. Nearly every farmer planted tobacco near his home. Men and...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Franklin School, So. Framingham

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St. Albans, Vt.

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