Easter in Ukraine is a very significant holiday, with celebrations stretching long before and after the traditional Easter weekend. Ukrainians take baskets to church to be blessed, loaded with traditional foods and decorated with embroidery, candles, and the world-famous pysanky, the hand-painted eggs.
This advertisement featured in the 19th century Hawaiian newspaper The Daily Bulletin on the 9th of April, 1884. It is promoting hot cross buns for Good Friday two days later, at a price of 50 cents per dozen.
The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Children’s Blizzard, was a deadly storm that occurred in the United States on the 12th of January, 1888.
Following relatively warm temperatures, a blizzard struck the US plains, trapping many people who were caught unawares. 235 deaths were recorded, including children who had become trapped in schoolhouses.
Stories of heroic teachers leading their students through the snow to safety became widely told. Some groups were successful, while others froze to death.