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1873: Christ Church Anglican, Geelong, Victoria.

In October 1872 the committee of Christ Church in Moorabool Street, Geelong, requested the Ferguson & Urie stained glass company of North Melbourne to provide some designs for a memorial window to be erected in the liturgical north transept. 1,221 more words

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Kenelm Chillingly (Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1873)

Kenelm Chillingly is born the only son and heir of Sir Peter Chillingly. From birth, Kenelm was quiet, unemotional, aloof, and in general an odd duck. 705 more words


1873: St Thomas' Catholic Church, Drysdale, Victoria.

The original St Thomas Catholic Church in Drysdale was built in 1855 to the designs of architect Richard Abraham Dowden (1829-1868).

It was constructed by Simmie & Mclachlan… 1,271 more words


this day in crime history: july 21, 1873

On this date in 1873, a group of western bank robbers known as the James-Younger gang tried their hand at train robbery.  The gang sabotaged the track just outside Adair, IA and waited for the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific train’s approach.  124 more words

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Chase the Man. Chase the City.

Today’s NY Times Opinionator piece discusses the history between Abe Lincoln and Salmon P. Chase, an earnest, no nonsense man who was both a fabulous Secretary of the Treasury and Lincoln’s arch rival. 469 more words


William Choate Gets No Credit for His Coupler Design

From what I can remember of the story passed down my mother’s grandfather (I believe whose name was William Choate) as a child saw trains in the train yard. 407 more words


Too Early

Too Early by James Tissot, 1873.