Jan 12th - Leo Tolstoy's "Smert Ioonna Groznogo" premieres in St Petersburg
Feb 1st - Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
Feb 6th - Peabody Fund forms to promote Black education in southern USA
Feb 13th - Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
Feb 17th - 1st ship passes through Suez Canal
Mar 2nd - 1st Reconstruction act passed by US Congress
Mar 2nd - US Congress abolishes peonage in New Mexico
Mar 2nd - Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead
Mar 2nd - US Congress creates the Department of Education
Mar 8th - The British North America Act is passed in the House of Commons, and would serve as a constitution for Canada for the next 100 years
Mar 11th - Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos" premieres in Paris
Mar 12th - Last French troops leave Mexico
Mar 15th - Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
Mar 16th - First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet.
Mar 29th - British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes
Mar 29th - Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial
Mar 30th - US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly)
Apr 1st - Blacks vote in municipal election in Tuscumbia, Alabama
Apr 1st - International Exhibition opens in Paris
Apr 23rd - Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel
Apr 25th - Tokyo opens for foreign trade
Apr 27th - Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced (Paris)
May 1st - Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration
May 7th - Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
May 20th - Royal Albert Hall of Arts & Sciences foundation laid by Queen Victoria
May 23rd - Jesse James gang robs bank in Richmond, Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)
Jun 12th - Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
Jun 15th - Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
Jun 20th - US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska
Jun 25th - 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio
Jul 2nd - 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC
Jul 9th - An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for DrDavid Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).
Jul 15th - San Francisco Merchants' Exchange opens
Jul 16th - Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
Aug 1st - Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tenn)
Aug 15th - 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
Aug 28th - United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific
Sep 1st - Robert T Freeman is 1st black to graduate from Harvard Dental School
Sep 13th - Gen E R S Canby orders SC courts to impanel blacks jurors
Sep 25th - Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC
Sep 30th - Midway Islands formally declared a US possession
Oct 14th - 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu resigns in Japan
Oct 18th - US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)
Oct 23rd - 72 Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.
Oct 27th - Garibaldi marches on Rome
Nov 1st - "Harper's Bazaar" publishes
Nov 4th - 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, for seawall
Nov 23rd - The Manchester Martyrs are hung at Salford Gaol, Manchester England for shotting a police officer
Nov 25th - US Congress commission looks into "impeachment" of PresidentAndrew Johnson
Nov 26th - Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit
Dec 2nd - In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.
Dec 18th - Around 49 victims of "Angola Horror" train wreck burn to death (Angola, NY)
Dec 27th - Ontario & Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting
Dec 29th - 1st telegraph ticker used by a brokerage house, Groesbeck & Co, NY
We’ll end up with a totally cheesy group photo of our whole gang against the background of Brisbane.
Cheers! I'll try to be better about this blog in the future.
Now my girl is going back in history to the Victorian era and has to figure out how to fit in....quickly!
Not only that, but she's a modern day costumer, sewing for Ren Faires and Re-enactments So I am now deep into research of the Victorian era. And what a time it was. The Photograph and the Telegraph had just been invented and so, if science let you communicate with people on the other side of the world, why not another world? Spiritualism was blossoming. And travel. Trains were coming into their own.
I'm ordering the following book, which outlines how every-day Victorian women lived.
How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life [Kindle Edition]
The author of the book above made this video about Victorian hairstyles.
And I just ran across this cute video about a lay's toilette in the 1860s, when Whiskey for Tea was set.
The story goes that one of Q.Vicky's sons, Bertie's (Edward VII or "Edward the Carcasser") illegitimate sons was given an inheritance and set out for the gold fields of California. On his travels thorough the U.S., his riverboat stopped in Ft. Smith Ark. and this guy got into a card game.
Yup. He lost everything. So he stayed in Ft. Smith and married and had children (I knew my Great Granddaddy, who was supposedly his son. Didn't know the story back then, so never talked with him about it. So that's the story.
Riverboat at Ft. Smith, Ark.
I just stumbled onto a treasure trove of Queen Victoria photographs and will share some here. My book takes place in 1867.
This is Queen Victoria as we think of her.... .This photograph was taken in 1887, 20 years after my book takes place.
Victoria in 1854, in Scottish dress. My book takes place at the royal castle in Scotland, Balmoral.
A Portrait Group of Queen Victoria with Her Children Painted circa 1865 by John Callcott Horsley. This picture was taken two years before my book is set. It almost certainly exaggerates her slimness. She had given birth to nine children by then.
Queen Victoria on 'Fyvie' with John Brown at Balmoral - 1863. John Brown does have a part to play in my book. Was he her lover, her husband, or her medium?
carte de visite of Queen Victoria, published in 1887 by Charles Knight, titled "Her Majesty's Gracious Smile"
I was just asked to give away some of my books at the Grand Lake Boat Show, and since it's hard for me to promote my book, living in Australia, I am so taking them up on this offer. I may even go out to Zazzle and make some bling to include in the give-a-way.
What do you think? Should I?
And some co-workers just asked me about my book and I think what came out of my mouth was better than any of the descriptions I have written, so I may have to re-write my book description. The story of how it came to be really is interesting.
What does go on down on the boat docks after the day people go home and only the people in the live-a-boards stick around and party?
So, today, I'm going to share a few of my photographs of Australia with you.
Check out my new book is, published and available on Amazon.
The idea started when my husband and I had a wooden boat on Grand Lake. Our boat was a day boat and we took day trips to the lake to enjoy it. But we heard the stories of what happened down there after we left. And we wondered about the history of our old 60s Chris Craft and wondered what it's stories were. From those wonderings came this book.
I'm very proud of "On the Dock: A Tale of Grand Lake." It's gotten some good reviews.
Susan Vineyard brought Grand Lake to life with this delightful love story. Dive into this novel on any beach or dock, or just read it at home snuggled up, and the pages will take you there!
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