Since I share historical news and genealogy tips with awesome people like you, I want you to know that my content may contain affiliate links for products I use and love. If you take action (i.e. subscribe, make a purchase) after clicking on one of these links, I'll earn some coffee money which I promise to drink while creating more helpful content like this!

Sunday, November 5, 2023

October 26 News - 1900 - FINLAND'S STAMPS VANISH - Amusing Method to Which the Stubborn Finns Have Resorted to Keep Them Current

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 October 26, 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 October 26 historical headlines that may hold the missing pieces of your family's history puzzle.

    1900 - FINLAND'S STAMPS VANISH - Amusing Method to Which the Stubborn Finns Have Resorted to Keep Them Current

    Finland is no longer a member of the international postal union, as by an imperial Russian ukase the Finnish postage stamp is withdrawn from use, and the Russian postage stamp substituted. While the Finnish postage stamp until a few weeks ago had no value in the eyes of stamp collectors, it has now at one jump reached to the head of the list, and will probably be the most valuable in the stamp collector's albums. The Finns are of course furious against Russia for this additional demonstration... Read MORE...

    St Albans Daily Messenger -  St Albans, Vermont -  October 26, 1900

    Home Laundry Bucket $1

    Home Laundry Bucket Co., Cortland, N.Y.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    June 1898

    Visit Cortland, New York, USA!


    1800s Cooking Tips and Recipes

    Fried Egg Plant - elect the large purple kind and one which feels firm; cut it crosswise into rather thick slices, pare the skin off and place them to soak for half an hour in strong salt and water; wipe each slice dry, then dip it in well...Read MORE...

    The Willimantic Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn., October 12, 1881
    Farnham, Québec, Canada (Saint-Romuald-de-Farnham)



    Farnham, Quebec, Oct., 26. - (AP) - Six adults and five children, at least, lost their lives in a fire which destroyed the St. Elizabeth's hospital here today. This forenoon the ruins still were blazing and it was impossible to approach them to search for from 15 to 25 persons reported missing.

    Farnham, Que., Oct. 26 - (UP) - Five persons are known to be... Read MORE...

    Sheboygan Journal -  Sheboygan, Wisconsin -  October 26, 1916

    The Dress-Shield Retainers
    A. R. Reese, Davenport, Iowa

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898

    Visit Davenport, Iowa, USA!

    Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)

    1853 - Steam-Boiler Explosion - Two Lives Lost, Several Wounded.

    Special Correspondence of the N. Y. Daily Times.

    PROVIDENCE, Tuesday, Oct. 25.- The steam-boiler in SCHROEDER'S Print Works, in Smithfield, burst about 8 o'clock this morning, with a terrible explosion, instantly killing two operatives, and wounding the engineer and several other persons, probably fatally. The boiler and engine house were shivered to pieces and entirely destroyed. One half the boiler was sent crashing through the bleach-house and dry-house.


    The damage...

    The New York Times -  New York, New York -  October 26, 1853

    1825  October 26 - Erie Canal completed
    The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie enters the Grand Canal and proceeded to the city of New York; a distance of 500 miles. - All doubts, the New-York Advocate confesses, are at an end. "The great work, (says he,) has been accomplished by the freemen of this state, by their own hands, and with their own means and in the 50th year of American independence. Those who, in the incipient progress of the work, pronounced it wild and...

    The Evening Post
    New York, New York

    Visit , New York, USA!

    1888  September 4 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak, and receives a patent for his camera which uses roll film.
    Wannamaker's Philadelphia, Friday, October 26, 1888. The Kodak Camera is the latest photographic novelty; 100 pictures without a stop. Anybody can do it. To-morrow (Saturday) from 2 to 5 P.M. we shall show how easy it is for a novice to take photographs. Bring your friends. Ask at Optical Goods counter. Juniper street entrance.

    The Times
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Visit , United States (USA) (American Colonies)!

    1881  October 26 – The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurs in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.

    Visit , Arizona, USA!

    1861  October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
    ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express Company at this place to stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as the California line is completed, which will probably be early next week. It is, therefore, probably that not more than one pony will run.

    Daily Nashville Patriot
    Nashville, Tennesee

    Visit , United States (USA) (American Colonies)!

    1852  Fire at Burlington, Vt.
    BURLINGTON, Monday, Oct. 25. A fire broke out here at 12 o'clock last night, destroying Weaver's clothing store, Barrow's dry goods store, Stephens & Durkee's drug store, and S. M. Weed's dwelling. It is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

    The New York Times
    New York, New York

    Visit Burlington, Vermont, USA!

    1865  Drowning
    Mr. Ephraim Crosby, a son of Rufus Crosby of Milford, was drowned last week. He was subject to fits, and having gone out for chestnuts, stopped at a brook, and probably in a fit fell in and was drowned. His age was twenty-five years. - Farmer's Cabinet Newspaper

    New-Hampshire Sentinel
    Keene, New Hampshire

    Visit Milford, New Hampshire, USA!


    America - Did you know?

     1787: Constitutional Convention, made up of delegates from 12 of the original 13 colonies, meets in Philadelphia to draft the U.S. Constitution.


    Quebec - Did you know?

     Saint-Jean-Vianney was originally created as a parish municipality in 1935, and became a village on December 29, 1951. By 1971, the village had a population of 1,266. On May 4, 1971, the village ceased to exist after half the town was pushed into a...Read MORE...


    Picture of the Day

    Visit East Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Watchemoket) (Rumford)!

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

    Hunts Mills

    Swan's Down Prepared Cake Flour
    Makes Delicious Angel Food and Other Cakes
    Costs only 2 cents a cake

    Igleheart Bros.
    Dapartment C.
    Evansville, Ind.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    June 1898

    Visit Evansville, Indiana, USA!

    Died October 26


    Popular Posts