The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year; Comprising a Calendar for the Year Astronomical Information Miscellaneous Direct

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year; Comprising a Calendar for the Year Astronomical Information Miscellaneous Direct

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...and the intercourse between the two countries was renewed. OCTOBER, 1836. 1. An attempt is made by the Carlists on the lines of the British legions under General Evans at St. Sebastian, which was repulsed with considerable loss on both sides. 3 & 4. Violent gales on Lake Michigan; several vessels and much property destroyed. 5. A great and, for the season, unparalleled snow-storm in difierent parts of the United States.--In the vicinity of Auburn, N. Y., the quantity of snow was stated at 24 or 2(i inches in depth, melting as it fell; and the next morning it measured 13 or 14 inches in depth. It did much damage to fruit and forest-trees. In Pennsylvania, between Hollidaysburg and Johnstown, it was 20 inches deep. 17. The King of the French issues an order for the release of Messrs, Peyronnet and Chantelauze, ex-ministers of Charles X., from the castle of Ham, after an imprisonment of nearly six years.--Prince Polignac and M. G. de Ranville were set at liberty about a month afterwards. 21. The new theatre at Cincinnati burnt. 24. General Gomez, the Carlist general, possesses himself of the town of Almaden, in La Mancha, although the place was defended by a garrison of 1,500 or 2,000 men. 25. The Luxor obelisk erected at Paris in the Place Louis XV., in the presence of the royal family and about 250,000 spectators. 25. The steamboat Royal Tar, of St. Johns, New Brunswick, destroyed by fire in Penobscot Bay, and 32 lives lost. 28. A destructive fire at Newark, N. J., by which about 60 houses are burnt;--loss of property estimated variously from $200,000 to $500,000. 29. A rash attempt is made at Stiasburg, Fiance, by Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, son of Louis, the late King of Holland, to effect a revolution in favor of himself. It was promptly and...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563824
  • 9781236563828