From The Sun Dec. 16-22, 1840
Dec. 18: There is to be added to the train of cars which leave Frederick in the night for this city, a beautiful and commodious car with sleeping accommodations complete, so that passengers who are compelled to travel by night can turn into berths and turn out again on their arrival here with a good night's rest.
Dec. 19: Leap Year -- The ladies must be looking about, for but a few days remain of that year in which they have a prescriptive right to lay siege to and demand a surrender of the hearts of old bachelors. They will have to wait a long time for another return of it.
From The Sun Dec. 16-22, 1890
Dec. 16: The Guilford reservoir, on the York Road, will be finished by the last of the year 1891.
Dec. 18: The Maryland Academy of Sciences held a special meeting at the home of Dr. John Morris, 116 East Franklin street, last night to determine upon the purchase of a permanent home for the academy.
From The Sun Dec. 16-22, 1940
Dec. 18: Christmas cards and Christmas gifts are not the only pieces of mail being distributed these days. Before December 25 three tons of 400,000 bills for 1941 taxes will be handed out to Baltimoreans.
Dec. 21: In 500 American cities and in other cities throughout the world, Jews today will mark the eightieth birthday of a Baltimore woman, Miss Henrietta Szold. Miss Szold is the founder and honorary president of Hadassah, the women's division of the Zionist movement, an organization with 94,000 members.