Friday, December 30, 2022

1903 - December 30 – Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago kills 600

What Tooth Brush? The Prophylactic of Course
Florence Manufacturing Company
110 Pine Street, Florence, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

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Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

1916 - ENDS LIFE IN POTOMAC - Edwin Coobs, Watertown, Mass., Victim of Nervous Troubles
Arrived With Specialist En Route to Florida and Vanished from Hotel. Body Found Two Hours Later.

The body of Edwin Coombs, 50 years old, librarian, of Watertown, Mass., was recovered from the... Read MORE...

The Washington Post -  Washington, D.C. -  December 30, 1916

Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

1886 - Ten Buildings in Ruins at Greensburg, Pa. - A Tannery Consumed - Minor Burnings.

GREENSBURG, Pa., Dec. 29. - A conflagration at Greensburg, Westmoreland County, this morning, destroyed one of the finest blocks in the city, and for several hours... Read MORE...

The Daily Inter Ocean -  Chicago, Illinois -  December 30, 1886

Westport, Massachusetts, USA (Westport Point)

1911  Duck Hunters Drown

Westport, Mass., Dec. 29 - The drowning of three men who left their homes here yesterday afternoon to go duck hunting became known today. A searching party today found their boat floating, bottom up.

Reading Times -  Reading, Pennsylvania -  December 30, 1911

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Rice Muffins

Boil the rice soft and dry. Take one-half cup of rice, stir in three spoonfuls...Read MORE...

The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, September 29, 1880
Flint, Michigan, USA

1936 - General Motors Strike
December 30 - Spurred by an unfounded rumor that work is going to be transferred to plants with weak union support, autoworkers begin a spontaneous sit-down strike at General Motors Corporation (GMC) ... Read MORE... resources/state-history-timeline/ michigan.html
December 30, 1936

A Good Cheap Desk
The Fred Macey Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.

Ladies' Home Journal
January 1898

The Macey Furniture Co. was founded by Fred Macey, who served as its first chairman along with his brother Frank, who also served as treasurer. In 1892 Fred began a mail-order business selling office desks made by other manufacturers, which were advertised in popular magazine as “the best $25 roll-top office desk in the world.” His hefty advertising budget made the company a quick success, and other pieces of office and library furniture were soon added to the mail-order line. But as his mail-order sales began to cut into the traditional sales through retailers, Michigan retailers pressured area furniture manufacturers to prevent them from producing finished goods for Macey. To get around this obstacle, Fred Macey invested his mail-order profits in the construction of his own factory. He also expanded his mail-order business, with a national system of warehouses for distribution.

In 1905, when the Wernicke Furniture Co. merged with the Fred Macey Co., Otto H.L. Wernicke became an officer of the company. In 1906 the Globe – Wernicke Co. of Cincinnati sued Macey for continuing to produce furniture using Wernicke’s patents. After years of litigation, Macey won, then counter-sued to recover its court costs. Following Fred Macey’s death from typhoid pneumonia in 1909, Otto Wernicke became company president, a position he held until his retirement from active involvement at Macey in 1916...

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

1903 - December 30 – Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago kills 600
A safety standard for theaters and public buildings rises from the ashes of the Iroquois Theater (in Chicago), where more than 600 people were killed... Henceforth, all theater exits had to be... Read MORE... politics/chi-chicagodays- iroquoisfire-story,0,6395565.story
December 30, 1903

Milford, Massachusetts, USA

1867 - Destructive Fire at Milford
WORCESTER, Mass., Sunday, Dec. 29. A fire occurred in Milford, on Saturday afternoon, which consumed a barn containing fifteen tons of hay, a large quantity of grain, eleven cattle and three sheep,... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 30, 1867

West Haven, Connecticut, USA

1893 - INCENDIARY FIRES IN WEST HAVEN. The Fire Department of the Town Was Kept Busy for Several Hours.
NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 29. - Two incendiary fires in West Haven to-night kept the Fire Department busy for several hours. The first consumed a barn owned by the late George Kelsey. By extinguishing a ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  December 30, 1893

1924  December 30 – Astronomer Edwin Hubble announces that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe

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1862  December 30 – The USS Monitor sinks in storm in the Atlantic off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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 America - Did you know? June 15, 1800 - The U.S. capital is moved from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

 Quebec - Did you know? The narrowest house in North America is located on rue Donnaconna in Quebec City. It is only 3.7...Read MORE...
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Visit Lexington, Massachusetts, USA!

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

Old Belfry Club. The Social Club of the Town.

"In 1892, the Old Belfry Club, one of the first social clubs in Lexington, was organized. Two years later, a clubhouse was dedicated at the corner of Muzzey and Forest Streets. The facility included a tennis court and bowling alley. It was destroyed by fire in 1979..."

There is nothing in Corset-dom to compare with it

Michigan Corset Co., Jackson, Mich.

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898

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Died December 30