130 Years Ago

Snow at the residence of Deacon Z.K. Graves in New Hampshire, USA on the 13th of March, during the Great Blizzard of 1888. The blizzard was one of the most severe weather events in the history of America.


Blizzard_of_March_1888_-_Banner_snow_drift_at_residence_of_Deacon_Z_K__Graves_(4382430724)Blizzard of March 1888 - Banner snow drift at residence of Deacon Z.K. Graves New Hampshire USA


On this day: the Schoolhouse Blizzard

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.

The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Schoolchildren's Blizzard, School Children's Blizzard,[1] or Children's Blizzard,[2] hit the U.S. plains states on January 12, 1888.

Stories of heroic teachers leading their students through the snow to safety became widely told. Some groups were successful, while others froze to death.

On this day: Waterloo Station opened in 1848

Plan of Waterloo Station as it was in 1888.

Waterloo Station in 1888

On the 11th of July, 1848 London’s Waterloo Station opened. Known at the time as Waterloo Bridge Station, it didn’t adopt its current name until 1866.

The station was renovated and expanded in in 1854, 1860, 1869, 1875, 1878 and 1885, and was then rebuilt to incorporate the London Underground from the end of the century into the early 1900s.

Duntroon 1870 and 1888

Duntroon house, owned by the Campbell family, stands in what is now Canberra, Australia’s capital city. The first picture is of the house in 1870 and the second picture is of the homestead as it was in 1888.

These days the Royal Military College uses the grounds in this area.

The city of Canberra was not established until many decades after these pictures were taken.