Category Archives: 1891

Charles Ives’ ‘Variations on America’

And here’s what we’re listening to in the Daily Mirror city room this morning. It was written by Charles Ives in 1891 but not published until 1949.

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Labor Day, 1886

Sept. 7, 1886: The Times publishes a roundup of events marking  Labor Day, but there are no reports of any celebrations in Los Angeles. On the jump, Labor Day, 1891, is celebrated on the West Coast, but there’s nothing about … Continue reading

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‘The Chinese Murder,’ April 29, 1891

               April 29, 1891: The Times reports the death of a Chinese woman named Ah Gue/Goot Gue, who was shot in the abdomen by her husband, Wong Ark/Gam Duck, outside a brothel on Apablasa Street. … Continue reading

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Minister Accused of Trying to Rape Danish Nanny

        March 21-22, 1891: It has been far too long since I paid a visit to 1891, when The Times was a 12-page paper with offices at 1st and Broadway. The Rev. Samuel J. Fleming of South … Continue reading

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