Friday, May 26, 2023

1903 - Niagara Runs Dry

Whitman, Massachusetts, USA

1892 - Silver Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Peterson of Harvard street, Whitman, Mass., celebrated their silver anniversary last evening, about eleven hundred guests being present. They were the recipients of many... Read MORE...

Boston Evening Transcript -  Boston, Massachusetts -  May 26, 1892

Kapseals Ambodryl Hydrochloride
Made in Detroit, Michigan

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Alton, Illinois, USA

Alton, Ill., May 25. - This city was struck last night by a tornado, which burst from the southwest, sweeping across the river with terrific fury. Several large buildings on the river front were... Read MORE...

The New York Times -  New York, New York -  May 26, 1885

Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam) (Washington Heights)

1896 - May 26 – Charles Dow's Dow Jones Industrial Average first appears in the Wall Street Journal.
"Charles Henry Dow, born in Sterling, Connecticut on November 5, 1851, was the son of a farmer who died when his son was six years old....

Dow did not have much education or training, but he... Read MORE...
May 26, 1896

Cheshire, Massachusetts, USA

1888 - The Great Jefferson Cheese
When Thomas Jefferson was chosen President Elder John Leland, a Baptist clergyman of Cheshire, Mass., proposed that his flock should celebrate the victory by making for the new Chief Magistrate the... Read MORE...

St Joseph Herald -  Saint Joseph, Michigan -  May 26, 1888

 1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes


Pound 20 crackers fine, add 5 cups milk and let swell.
Beat well 14...

from an 1880 cookbook
Niagara Falls, New York, USA

1903 - Niagara Runs Dry
Telegraphing from Niagara Falls, the "Standard's" correspondent stated that recently pedestrians crossed over the river-bed, where human feet have never before trod. An ice jam near Goat Island had... Read MORE...

West Gippsland Gazette -  Australia -  May 26, 1903

King of Malaria
Chill Tonic
Made in Chicago, IL

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA

1922 - EXPLOSION OF FAULTY SHELL - Three Enlisted Men Killed at Camp Bragg, North Carolina.
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C., May 25. - A board of officers have been appointed by Brigadier-General A. J. Bowley, commanding officer at Camp Bragg, to institute a thoroug inquiry into the death today of... Read MORE...

The Nebraska State Journal -  Lincoln, Nebraska -  May 26, 1922

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Manuel D. Lucero, a car repair man at the Santa Fe shops, was killed yesterday when a boiler which was being moved by a large wrecking crane, bent the arm of the crane and struck him on the head. He... Read MORE...

Albuquerque Journal -  Albuquerque, New Mexico -  May 26, 1920

Hollister, California, USA

1920 - San Benito Couple Hurt in Accident. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer Injured When Motorcycle Brakes Fail to Work.
HOLLISTER, May 25. - Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Spencer of this city met with an accident Sunday, while descending the Quien Saba grade. The brakes on their tandem motorcycle refused to work, throwing both... Read MORE...

San Jose Mercury News -  San Jose, California -  May 26, 1920

 1800s Advice and Etiquette for Ladies

She who weds with one of an inferior rank in life has no right to expect that her friends will...Read MORE...

Letters to Young Ladies on Their Entrance into the World, by Elizabeth Lanfear, 1824
1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports. Among its many drawbacks was that it was impossible... Read MORE...

Waukesha Daily Freeman -  Waukesha, Wisconsin -  May 26, 1977

1917  May 26 – A tornado strikes Mattoon, Illinois, causing devastation and killing 101 people.

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 America - Did you know? May 13, 1846 - Mexican War: U.S. declares war on Mexico in effort to gain California and other...Read MORE...

 Quebec - Did you know? An older French Canadian man may kiss the hand of a woman. Accept this gesture graciously. A...Read MORE...
 Picture of the Day

Visit Stamford, Connecticut, USA (Springdale)!

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

Atlantic Square and Town Hall

666 Malarial Preparation
Made in Jacksonville, FL

Found at Old Drugstore, St Augustine, Florida

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Died May 26