Sunday, November 20, 2022

1848 - No Dueling Allowed

Highest Award World's Fair Skates
Barney & Berry, Springfield, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898

The Barney & Berry company was founded at the old Warner's pistol plant near Springfield, Massachusetts. It was started by Everett Barney, a former supervisor of a small arms manufacturer during the Civil War who spent many a winter on the frozen ponds of nearby Framingham, and his old friend John Berry in 1865. Barney and Barney manufactured five hundred skates in their first year and later moved to Springfield, where they flourished in two locations for over fifty years.

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New Lebanon, New York, USA

1869 - At Albany, N. Y., on the 15th, in the Shaker habeas corpus case of Sarah Ann Barbour,
against the New Lebanon Shakers, for alleged illegal restricting of her child, the court rendered a decision awarding the child to the custody of its mother and deciding that the Shakers illegally... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 20, 1869

Bellingham, Massachusetts, USA

1869  In the towns of Cumberland, Smithfield, Blackstone, and Bellingham, R. I.,

there are seventeen cotton and eight woolen mills, which employ 5,550 hands, run 4,480 looms, and annually use 15,300,000 pounds of cotton. Foundations are now being laid to run 150,000 spindles.

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 20, 1869

Harvard, Massachusetts, USA

1886 - Once Rich, Now Poor
There was, it is said, admitted to the Harvard (Mass.) poor-house the other day a man who at one time was partner in a large manufacturing concern in Boston and subsequently filled the position of... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  November 20, 1886

Geneva, New York, USA

Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 19. - At 5 o'clock this morning flames were discovered issuing from the upper story of the old library building at Hobart College, Geneva. The building is between the two... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 20, 1885

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Snaps - Take one cup of molasses, three-quarters of a cup of sugar, one tablespoon each of...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., September 29, 1880
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20. - At least three persons were killed, a dozen injured, and $200,000 property damage was caused yesterday by a fire that raged through the five story Cable Piano Company... Read MORE...

Hammond Times -  Indiana -  November 20, 1936

"My Health is My Fortune"
Ralston Health Club Breakfast Food
Breakfast for a 2 Cent Stamp
Purina Mills, St. Louis, Mo.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898

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Cleveland, Ohio, USA

1923 - Garrett Morgan of Cleveland invented the first three-position traffic light.
November 20, 1923:

On this day in 1923, the U.S. Patent Office grants Patent No. 1,475,074 to 46-year-old inventor and newspaperman Garrett Morgan for his three-position traffic signal. Though... Read MORE... this-day-in-history/ garrett-morgan-patents- three-position-traffic-signal
November 20, 1923

1820  November 20 – After the sinking of the American whaleship Essex of Nantucket by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean the survivors are left afloat in three small whaleboats.
They eventually resort, by common consent, to cannibalism to allow some to survive.

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1876  Fell from Ship Topmast
Robert H. Auld, a ship-rigger, fell from the topmast of a vessel at New Bedford, Massachusetts, on Saturday, and was instantly killed.

The Times
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1868  The operatives in the cotton and woolen mills in North Adams, Massachusetts, work eleven hours per day, and the average wages is six dollars per week.

The New Orleans Crescent
New Orleans, Louisiana

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 America - Did you know? 1848 - No Dueling Allowed

All public officials and attorneys in Kentucky must swear an oath that ...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? In New France, on the week-days of summer every one wore a straw hat which the women of the...Read MORE...

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

Visit Lisbon, Connecticut, USA!

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

Quinebaug River from Lisbon Bridge, Jewett City, Conn.

$9.00 Fur Colarets
E. Albrecht & Son, St. Paul, Minn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
October 1898

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Died November 20