Wednesday, May 4, 2022

1933 - Orphan Boys Prevent Wreck of Train Carrying 500 Persons.

1909 ad
Atherton-Byard Furniture Co.
16 Washington Sq., Haverhill, Mass.

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

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Passaic, New Jersey, USA

1933 - Orphan Boys Prevent Wreck of Train Carrying 500 Persons.
Passaic, N. J., May 4. - Quick work of six boys from the Passic Orphan Asylum was credited today with averting a wreck of an Erie Railroad express train carrying 500 commuter passengers.

The boys, ...

Edwardsville Intelligencer -  Edwardsville, Illinois -  May 4, 1933

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Indian Griddle Cake

Scald a quart of Indian meal, in milk if you have it, - water will do, turn...Read MORE...

The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, April 18, 1873
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Ga., May 3. - (Special) - A mysterious fire in the Arlington hotel at Marietta and Cone streets at 1 o'clock this morning as a result of which a white man, Walter Campbell, was overcome by... Read MORE...

The Columbus Enquirer-Sun -  Columbus, Georgia -  May 4, 1907

1909 advertisement
Carr's Ice Cream

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

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA

1901 - One hundred and forty-eight city blocks laid waste. LOSS $15,000,000. BILLOWS OF FLAME SWEEP JACKSONVILLE, LEAVING ASHES AND DEATH IN THEIR WAKE.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 3, 1901
Acres of Smoldering Ruins Mark the Site of Metropolis of Florida -

Mayor Bowden Estimates That at Least That Many Have... Read MORE...

The Atlanta Constitution -  Atlanta, Georgia -  May 4, 1901

Acton, Massachusetts, USA (Nagog Woods) (South Acton)

1895 - FIVE DEAD IN POWDER MILL RUINS Three Buildings of the American Powder Company's Plant Near Concord, Mass., Blown to Pieces.
ACTON, Mass., May 3. - Three of the buildings belonging to the plant of the American Powder Company, near the boundary line of Acton and Concord, were blown up shortly after 9 o'clock this forenoon.... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 4, 1895

Fall River, Massachusetts, USA

1904 - ENDANGERS THOUSANDS - Mill Proprietors at Fall River, Mass., May Decide to Close their Mills - 40,000 Employees
Fall River, Mass., May 3. - Reports from many of the corporations which have been shutting down their cotton mills two days each week indicate that the curtailment of the past month has been largely... Read MORE...

Eau Claire Wisconsin Leader -  Eau Claire, Wisconsin -  May 4, 1904

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Avoid making any noise in eating, even if each meal is eaten in solitary state. It is a disgusting...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
1970  Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio

1872  May 4 - The magazine Popular Science is first published in the U.S.

1922  May 4 - Austin, TX, was hit twice by tornadoes which struck within thirty minutes of each other. Twelve persons were killed in the tornadoes.

The Weather Channel

1886 May 4, 1886: Haymarket Affair, Chicago, Illinois
A general strike begins in the United States, which escalates into the Haymarket Riot and eventually wins the eight-hour day for workers.
The Old Farmer's Almanac

1911  Joseph Nash was put to death in the electric chair at Auburn, New York, yesterday for murdering his son-in-law. Nash was a prominent citizen of Waterloo, N. Y.

The Caucasian
Clinton, North Carolina

 America - Did you know? The Founding Fathers penned the first couple of drafts of the Declaration of Independence on hemp...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? In the French-speaking parishes of the Province of Quebec, lutins are considered as mischievous,...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
 Picture of the Day

Visit Troy, New York, USA!

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

Cluett Peabody & Co., Collar Factory, Troy, N.Y.

1900 advertisement
What Shall We Have for Dessert?

Lewiston Journal
Lewiston, Maine
October 1, 1900

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