Sunday, May 1, 2022

1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens

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

1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper. Before that, the Chrysler Building briefly held the record at 1046 feet.... Read MORE...
May 1, 1931

Toy Electric Railway

The Carlisle & Finch Co.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898

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 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

A pottile py

Take as many pottates as you pleas and put them in boiling water let them boil till ...Read MORE...

Jean Brown’s Paistry Book 1724

Kid Gloves Cost Money

Hudson Rubber Company, Dayton, Ohio

Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898

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White Plains, New York, USA

1869 - Advices from Eastern New York and the New England States, on the 22d, represent the spring freshets to be the most severe since 1857.
The New York Central and Hudson River Railways were under water for miles, and travel was suspended. Great damage had been inflicted on the low lands. Two persons were drowned by the freshet near... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 1, 1869

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Remember that a lady-like deportment is always modest and quiet. If you meet a friend at table, and ...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
Caraquet, Gloucester, New Brunswick, Canada

1874 - The Caraquet Murder. Confession of the Murderer.
BATHURST, New-Brunswick, April 30. - Gallian, who murdered Poulin in Caraquet, has made a confession. He says he was incited to the act by Poulin's wife, who importuned him to kill her husband that... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 1, 1874

1941  May 1 - The breakfast cereal Cheerios is introduced as CheeriOats by General Mills.

1939  May 1 – Batman, created by Bob Kane (and, unofficially, Bill Finger) makes his first appearance in a comic book.

1900  May 1 – An explosion of blasting powder in a coal mine in Scofield, Utah kills 200.

1894  The May Day Riots (against unemployment) break out in Cleveland, Ohio.

1884  May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.

1860  May 1 – A Chondrite-type meteorite falls to earth in Muskingum County, Ohio near the town of New Concord.

1869  On the 8th inst., the snow drifts on the main streets of Vergennes, Vt., were from four to six feet.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

 America - Did you know? (Alaska) Juneau's gold made prospector Joe Junea wealthy, but he felt that he had to spend all his...Read MORE...

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

 Quebec - Did you know? Behind each habitant's house was a small addition used as a storeroom. Not far away were the barn...Read MORE...

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
 Picture of the Day

Visit Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA!

Discover the people who lived there, the places they visited and the stories they shared.

Weymouth Civic Centre, East Weymouth, Mass.

Harderfold Red Star Brand Hygienic Underwear
Harderfold Fabric Company
Troy, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898

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Died May 1