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Monday, November 6, 2023

November 15 News - 1902 - THE DOMESTIC PROBLEM - Both Sides of the Question Presented by One Who Has Been Mistress and Maid - The Golden Rule If Applied Would Solve the Problem

Welcome to our blog, where we embark on a captivating journey through time, exploring the rich tapestry of history and genealogy.  In this edition, we'll delve into the treasure trove of historical news articles dated November 15, unearthing stories that resonate with genealogists and history enthusiasts alike.  From local happenings to global events, we'll uncover the stories that shaped the lives of our ancestors, providing valuable insights for those on a quest to discover their roots.  So, grab your magnifying glass and step into the past as we unravel the November 15 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.
    Lewiston, Maine, USA

    1902 - THE DOMESTIC PROBLEM - Both Sides of the Question Presented by One Who Has Been Mistress and Maid - The Golden Rule If Applied Would Solve the Problem

    (Writer for The Sun.)

    “Wanted – A capable American house girl.” Such is the tenor of many “want” ads running in the newspapers at this time of year throughout the country. And, indeed all through the year one is met often with the inquiry, “Do you know a good American girl I can get?” As long as there are homes, this domestic problem will be of no small interest...

    Many families are obliged to keep a girl; many others prefer to keep one; in fact even in Maine where so many women do their... Read MORE...

    The Lewiston Daily Sun -  Lewiston, Maine -  November 15, 1902

    Dueber Grand Ladies and Gentlemens Riding Wheel The Only Strictly High-Grade Bicycle Made in America Price, $55.00 Net Cash  The Dueber Watch
    "Dueber Grand" Ladies' and Gentlemen's Riding Wheel
    The Only Strictly High-Grade Bicycle Made in America
    Price, $55.00 Net Cash

    The Dueber Watch Works
    Canton, Ohio, U.S.A.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    February 1898

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    1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted

    On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

    Still at war with Great Britain, the colonists were not eager to establish another powerful national government. Three-and-a-half years passed before the states ratified the Articles.

    Eventually replaced by the United States Constitution of 1789, the Articles of Confederation did provide some stability during the Revolutionary War... Read MORE...
    November 15, 1777

    Knoxville, Tennessee, USA


    Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 14. - The Lawson McGhee Library, a three-story brick structure, at Gay Street and Vine Avenue, was destroyed by fire this afternoon. It was the city's second big fire in three days. On the ground floor of the building was a double store occupied by the VANCE Furniture Company. The second floor was devoted to the public library, containing about 15,000 volumes, and the offices of the Commercial Club. On the third floor was the Knoxville Business College.

    The fire...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 15, 1904

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA


    A fire early Thursday morning gutted the two-story building occupied by the ANTHONY Candy Company, at Sioux Falls, S.D., destroyed the entire stock of the company and seriously damaged the PHILLIPS block, adjoining. The PHILLIPS block belongs to ex-Senator PETTIGREW.
    The fire started in the basement of the building of the ANTHONY Candy Company, and the fire department was required to fight hard for several hours before the flames were controlled. The ANTHONY Candy Company had a $30,000 stock.... Read MORE...

    The Carroll Sentinel -  Iowa -  November 15, 1904


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Vermicelli Pudding

    Two ounces of vermicelli, three-quarters of a pint of milk, quarter of a pint of cream, one ounce and a half of butter, two eggs, one ounce and a half of sugar; boil the vermicelli in the milk until tender, then stir in the...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Connecticut, November 9, 1881
    Niagara Falls, New York, USA

    1896 - Fatal Explosion

    By Associated Press

    NIAGARA FALLS (N.Y.), Nov 14 - By the explosion of about thirty pounds of dynamite in the office building of Ed. Smith & Co., contractors in charge of the extension of the wheel pit and tunnel of the Niagara Falls Power Company, to-day, two men were instantly killed and one fatally injured. Three others were severely injured and several were cut and bruised by flying rocks and timbers. The office building, a frame structure forty by fifteen feet, was totally demolished,... Read MORE...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  November 15, 1896

    Carpets by Mail The Russell Carpet Co. Chicago, Ill.  The Ladies Home Journal March 1898
    Carpets by Mail
    The Russell Carpet Co.
    Chicago, Ill.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898

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    1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

    Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite Pillar Rock, between Brookfield and Dahlia, Washington, west of Jim Crow Point. "Great joy in camp we are in view of the Ocian this great Pacific Ocean which we been so long anxious to See. and the roreing or noise made by the waves braking on the rockey shores (as I Suppose) may be heard distinctly." Although they were really only seeing the Columbia Estuary, the men of the Corps were certainly happy to be near their goal.

    Nov. 15, 1805 - Lewis reached the... Read MORE... jeff/ historyculture/ lewis-and-clark-timeline-1805.htm
    November 15, 1805

    1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.

    November 21, 1877
    Thomas Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), the 1st machine to play and record sound.

    The Phonograph.
    The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most wonderful invention of the day - Edison's Phonograph. The Sun says that nothing could be more incredible than the likelihood of once more hearing the voice of the dead, yet the invention of the new instrument is said to render this possible. Hereafter it ... Read MORE...

    Cambridge Jeffersonian -  Cambridge, Ohio -  November 15, 1877

    1939  November 15 – In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.

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    US flag 

    America - Did you know?

     July 4, 1828: Construction is begun on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the first public railroad in the U.S.

    Canadian flag 

    Quebec - Did you know?

     The narrowest house in North America is located on rue Donnaconna in Quebec City. It is only 3.7 meters (12 feet) long.

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    Visit Newport News, Virginia, USA!

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

    Washington Square, Newport News, Va.
    Washington Square, Newport News, Va.
    Hardwood Floors Smooth as Glass Old English Floor Wax Barron, Boyle & Co., Cincinnati, O.  The Ladies Home Journal January 1898
    Hardwood Floors
    Smooth as Glass
    "Old English" Floor Wax
    Barron, Boyle & Co., Cincinnati, O.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    January 1898

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    Died November 15


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