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Jan 29, 2020

built in 1875
photo taken November 22, 2019
(Quackery: A brief history book)

I tried to find historical info for this building, but all I could find was that the building was built in 1875. The first floor is now a barber shop and the top floor(s) are apartments.

I just liked it, so I took a photo of it…

So, what was going in in 1875 around the world? Here’s a few things…

  • Jan7, German gymnast, Gustav Flatow was born (d. 1945)
  • Jan 12, Kwang-su becomes emperor of China
  • Jan 26, George F. Green patents the electric dental drill
  • Feb 4, Princess Louise of Belgium marries Prince Philip von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha in Belgium
  • Feb 24, approximately 100 people are killed (including high profile civil servants and dignitaries) when the SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast
  • Feb 25, Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill
  • March 3, the first recorded hockey game in Canada (Montreal)
  • April 1, English novelist, playwright and journalist Edgar Wallace was born in Greenwich, England (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong (d. 1932)
  • May 1, 238 members of the “Whiskey Ring” accused of anti-US activities
  • June 2, Alexander Graham Bell made first sound transmission
  • July 4, white democrats kill several blacks in what was deemed a terrorist attack in Vicksburg
  • July 7, Jesse James robs a train in Otterville, Missouri (shot to death in 1882 at age 34
  • Aug 2, first roller rink opens in London
  • onthisday.com

“A bachelor of arts is one who makes love to lots of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.” ~ Helen Rowland (1875-1950)

“There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.”
~ George Sand (1804-1876)

“Quotes you find on the internet are always true.”
~ Abraham Lincoln (1875)

Jokes:

from the year 1872: A man said to a preacher, “That was an excellent sermon, but it was not original.” The preacher was taken aback. The man said he had a book at home containing every word the preacher used. The next day the man brought the preacher a dictionary. Daily Phoenix, April 4, 1872

Why is a Christmas pudding like the Atlantic Ocean?
A: Because it is full of currants.

Why is a dog like a tree?
A: Because they both lose their bark once they’re dead

If you put your head between your legs, what planet do you see?
A: Uranus

Why didn’t you put on a clean collar this morning?
A: Because your mother hadn’t sent home the washing

(Back in the day, collars were detachable…they were the part of the shirt that usually got the dirtiest, so instead on washing the whole shirt, you would detach the collar, wash it and button it back on.)

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