Tuesday, March 14, 2023

1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.

Rockingham, Vermont, USA (Bellows Falls) (Saxton's River)

1920 - SIX DEAD IN RUTLAND WRECK IN VERMONT Boston-Montreal Express and Freight Train Crash Head-On - Several Passengers Injured.
BELLOWS FALLS, Vt., March 14. - Five men were killed, one died later, four were severely injured and several suffered lesser injuries in a head-on collision late today between the Boston and Montreal ... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 15, 1920

Quaker Oats

The Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898

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Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

On the 15th of March, 1769, town-meeting day, occurred the most destructive fire with which the town had ever been visited. The following account of it is taken from the Boston Chronicle of March 20, ... Read MORE...

History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: From Its Settlement in 1638 to Autumn of 1892, page 215 -  March 15, 1769

1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress, defining and fixing the standard of value, maintaining the parity of all forms of money issued or... Read MORE...

Lebanon Daily News -  Lebanon, Pennsylvania -  March 15, 1900

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Browned Mince-Meat

Mince cold roast beef very fine; add salt, pepper, chopped onion and a little ...Read MORE...

The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, April 18, 1873

Wm. H. Wiley & Son, Hartford, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

1933 - Nashville Counts Ten Dead, Pruden Eight. Several Other Communities Lashed. LIST GROWS.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Mar. 15 (AP) - The mad caprice of a tornado which lashed the Tennessee-Kentucky border last night left a toll of 35 known dead and more than 200 injured in the wreckage of homes... Read MORE...

The Kingsport Times -  Tennessee -  March 15, 1933

Butler, Pennsylvania, USA

1907 - Civil War Veteran Struck by Train
Butler, Pa., March 15. - Oliver Conklin deaf and 80 years of age, a veteran of the civil war, who had one eye destroyed at Spottsylvania Court House, was run down and killed by a Baltimore & Ohio... Read MORE...

Indiana Evening Gazette -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  March 15, 1907

Elmira, New York, USA

1888 - Fire
Another One.
Elmira, N. Y., March 10. – The explosion of a lamp in the press room of the Elmira Gazette at 8 o’clock yesterday evening, followed by the ignition and explosion of a can of benzine,... Read MORE...

The Ohio Democrat -  New Philadelphia, Ohio -  March 15, 1888

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Men

Upon all occasions avoid speaking of yourself, if it be possible. Some abruptly speak...Read MORE...

Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners... (1813). United Kingdom: J. Walker.
Deposit, New York, USA

Special to The New York Times.
Deposit, N. Y., March 14. - A disastrous fire started in the Oquaga House here at 4:20 o'clock this morning and destroyed property to the value of $50,000. The first... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  March 15, 1903

1933  March 15 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises from 53.84 to 62.10. The day's gain of 15.34%, achieved during the depths of the Great Depression, remains to date as the largest 1-day percentage gain for the index.


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1879  Denmark prohibits importation of cattle from the United States into that kingdom.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan

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1879  At Georgetown, Mass., the son of a widow married a girl whose brother married the widow, and a child born to the first couple has an uncle and a grandfather and a grandmother and an aunt in the same persons.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan

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 America - Did you know? November 7, 1916 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana is the first woman elected to the U.S. House of...Read MORE...


 Quebec - Did you know? Quebec banned ads for toys and fast food aimed at children under 13, resulting in lowered childhood ...Read MORE...

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Reptile Zoo and Gift Shop, Alton Bay, N.H.

The Hartford Rubber Works Co., Hartford, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898

The Hartford Rubber Works Co. was established by John W. Gray, a Hartford rubber goods merchant, in 1881. The company’s initial plant was built on the south side of Park Street shortly after the firm was organized. The original factory measured just 50’ x 60’ and Gray’s entire workforce numbered just 20 hands. By the early 1890s, however, the firm had expanded to become one of the largest and best equipped manufacturers of rubber goods in the country, positioning itself as the primary supplier of bicycle tires to the Pope Manufacturing Co., also based in Hartford. In 1892, a Hartford Courant article announced Pope’s acquisition of majority control of the Hartford Rubber Works, which at that time employed about 170 employees and operated 24 hours a day. In 1899 the Hartford Rubber Works was absorbed into one of Pope’s various holding companies, the Rubber Goods Manufacturing Co., and then in 1905 was purchased by another conglomerate, the U.S. Rubber Co... connecticutmills.org

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