Monday, March 13, 2023

1944 - Dental Decay Not Caused by Sugar

1944 - Black-out Will Be March 26
The next black out will not be next Sunday as stated yesterday but March 26. The state committee gave two weeks advance notice instead of one - with commendable foresight inasmuch as the event will... Read MORE...

The Berkshire Evening Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  March 14, 1944

"Commercial wooden boatbuilding thrived in St. Augustine with the advent of the shrimping industry in the 1920s and over the following decades expanded exponentially with the success of commercial boatbuilding outfits such as DESCO and St. Augustine Trawlers. DESCO (Diesel Engine Sales Company), in particular, built trawlers in such prodigious quantities for the world market that their motto became "The Sun Never Sets on a DESCO Boat." " LAMP/ Hertiage_Boatbuilding/ Boatbuilding_History

Found at St Augustine Lighthouse

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London, England

1944 - Italian Prisoners Strike for Beer
LONDON (AP) - Italian prisoners of war went on strike today at camp in southern England because their beer ration of half a pint daily was stopped. The prisoners refused to go to work in the fields,... Read MORE...

The Berkshire Evening Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  March 14, 1944

1944 - Extinction of Man Deemed Unlikely
NEW YORK - Knowledge will probably save mankind from eventual extinction like that which overtook the dinosaur and other creatures of past ages. This is the opinion of Dr Alex Hidricka noted... Read MORE...

The Berkshire Evening Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  March 14, 1944

1944 - Dental Decay Not Caused by Sugar
NEW YORK - One of the greatest deterrents to the use of sugar and sugar-containing products is the popular misconception that sugar harms the teeth of both children and adults.

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The Berkshire Evening Eagle -  Pittsfield, Massachusetts -  March 14, 1944

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

Feather Cake

One cup of sugar, one tablespoonful of butter, one egg, one cup of sweet milk, two...Read MORE...

The Southbridge Journal, Southbridge, Massachusetts, December 25, 1885

Alkalol is a nasal wash and oral rinse. Alkalol dissolves mucus, cleans and moisturizes the nasal airways, and provides relief to agitated sinus, nasal passage and throat tissue. It is an alkaline saline solution that includes a mix of menthol, camphor, eucalyptol, thymol, benzoin, and oils of wintergreen, spearmint, pine, and cinnamon, as well as potassium and sodium salts. First formulated by James P. Whitters in 1896 in a small laboratory above the A.J. Barker pharmacy in Taunton, Massachusetts, Alkalol is one of the oldest over-the-counter pharmaceutical products sold in the United States.

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA (Globe) (Lensdale) (Saundersdale) (Shuttleville)

1889 - Largest Spectacle Factory in the World
Southbridge, Mass., has the largest spectacle factory in the world. More than 3/ 4 of the gold spectacles and eyeglasses made in this country are made in Southbridge, one company alone in that town... Read MORE...

The Indiana Democrat -  Indiana, Pennsylvania -  March 14, 1889

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

Morning Dress — The most suitable dress for breakfast, is a wrapper made to fit the figure loosely, ...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
Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1895 - FIRE AT KANSAS CITY. Property to the Value of $300,000 or $350,000 Go Up in the Flames. WAS AIDED BY A HIGH WIND.
In One Hour Nothing but Walls and Burning Debris Remained to Mark the Place Where the Building Stood - Western Newspaper Union and the Western Type Foundry Principal Sufferers.

KANSAS CITY, March...

Fort Wayne News -  Fort Wayne, Indiana -  March 14, 1895

1932  March 14 – George Eastman, founder of Kodak, commits suicide.

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1891  March 14 – In New Orleans, a lynch mob storms the Old Parish Prison and lynches 11 Italians arrested but found innocent of the murder of Police Chief David Hennessy.

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1964  March 14 - Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

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1960  March 14 - 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif

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 America - Did you know? Self-emptying Lake George (Alaska) is the best known curiosity of its kind. A dam of ice forms each ...Read MORE...

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

 Quebec - Did you know? When in Quebec, learn a little French; Québécois greatly appreciate it when you take the effort to...Read MORE...
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Cross Roads Tavern and Meeting House

Dr. A. Boschee's German Syrup
Made in Woodbury, New Jersey

Boschee’s German Syrup was a common remedy for coughs, colds and consumption. It was most popular for its claim to "cure" consumption and any disease of the throat and lungs.

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Died March 14