Saturday, December 17, 2022

1937 - December 12 - Mae West makes a risque guest appearance on NBC's Chase and Sanborn Hour, which eventually results in her being banned from radio.

1918 advertisement

Bridgeport Horse Auction

The Bridgeport Telegram
Bridgeport, Connecticut
June 27, 1918

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Eden, Vermont, USA

1839  December 17 - Singular Coincidence

A man named Cain Able, keeps the Adam and Eve tavern in Eden, Vermont. Yes, and no doubt the Serpent can be found there too, as busy as ever in destroying Adam and Eve's children.

The Greensboro Patriot -  Greensboro, North Carolina -  December 17, 1839

1937 - December 12 - Mae West makes a risque guest appearance on NBC's Chase and Sanborn Hour, which eventually results in her being banned from radio.
Their "Adam and Eve" Rankles
It was innocent fun in the script, and innocuous enough for N.B.C. officials in the final rehearsals, but the actual broadcast of "Adam and Eve," as done last Sunday by... Read MORE...

The Winnipeg Evening Tribune -  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  December 17, 1937

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Excellent Rolls

Warm one ounce of butter in half a pint of milk, put to it a spoonful and a half ...Read MORE...

Maria Eliza Rundell, ‘A New System of Domestic Economy’, 1822

1908 advertisement

M. A. Baker & Co. Manufacturers
Seamless Turpentine Stills
Pensacola, Fla.

The Pensacola Journal
Pensacola, Florida
July 4, 1908

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Bismarck, North Dakota, USA

Mrs. Kooyer, wife of Engineer Kooyer of the 300 road, was the victim Sunday evening of an accident which came near being the cause of her death. She was going down into the cellar with a lighted lamp ... Read MORE...

Bismarck Daily Tribune -  Bismarck, North Dakota -  December 17, 1907

Elmira, New York, USA

1886 - FOUR MEN KILLED - Victims of the Explosion of a Locomotive Boiler
A few minutes after 3 o'clock the other afternoon an engine of the Beech Creek Railroad blew up with tremendous force near Elmira, N. Y. Five men were on the engine at the time, and all were... Read MORE...

The Cranbury Press -  New Jersey -  December 17, 1886

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Time is precious, life short, and consequently not a single moment should be lost . Sensible men...Read MORE...

Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA

1910 - WINDSOR LOCKS. Tobacco Shed and Contents Burn.
A tobacco shed and a small barn close by belonging to the estate of P. J. McMahon on Spring street were burned to the ground Thursday morning. In the barn was a quantity of tobacco and some laths,... Read MORE...

Springfield Republican -  Springfield, Massachusetts -  December 17, 1910

1728  December 17 - Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue

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1927  December 17 – The U.S. submarine S-4 is accidentally rammed and sunk by the United States Coast Guard cutter John Paulding off Provincetown, Massachusetts, killing everyone aboard despite several unsuccessful attempts to raise the submarine.

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1843  December 17 – Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol is first published, in London. Released on December 19 it sells out by Christmas Eve.

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1884  December 17 - A three week blockade of snow began at Portland, OR. A record December total of 34 inches was received.

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1870  The oldest office-holder in the United States is probably the Town Clerk of Southbury, Conn., who is 95 years old.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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 America - Did you know? President Abraham Lincoln created the Secret Service on the very day of his assassination,

 Quebec - Did you know? Do not use the term "Native Americans" to refer to indigenous peoples. Many Canadians find the term ...Read MORE...
 Picture of the Day

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Superior Avenue showing Cleveland Hotel

1908 ad

Fords Sensational Car
3000 Ford Model T Touring Cars Sold in 48 Hours
Price only $850.00 F.O.B. Factory
Conrad Bros.
No. 245 Wyoing Ave.
No. 318-20 Linden Street.

The Scranton Truth
Scranton, Pennsylvania
September 15, 1908

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