From The Sun Dec. 30, 1840-Jan. 5, 1841Jan. 2: Yesterday...

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December 30, 1990|By Fred Rasmussen

From The Sun Dec. 30, 1840-Jan. 5, 1841

Jan. 2: Yesterday afternoon Mr. Benjamin Rigden of Harford County was arrested and brought before Justice Jones, charged with harboring two runaway slaves -- Sally and her child -- the property of Mr. James Wilks, of this city.

Jan. 5: It is stated in the Catholic Almanac for 1841, just published in this city by Fielding Lucas, Jr., that the Catholic population of the United States is estimated at 1,300,000.

From The Sun Dec. 30, 1890-Jan. 5, 1891

Dec. 31: Three gowns will be sent from Baltimore today with the White House as their destination and the handsomest of the three will be worn by Mrs. Benjamin Harrison at her reception on New Year's Day.

Jan. 1: Decatur H. Miller, one of the most successful and respected merchants and business men of Baltimore, died at his residence, No. 700 Cathedral Street, at 7:30 o'clock last night after a long illness.

From The Sun Dec. 30, 1940-Jan. 5, 1941

Dec. 31: Forced to jump into frigid Pocomoke Sound yesterday afternoon when his large mahogany cruiser burned to the water's edge, J. Millard Tawes, State Comptroller, was rescued from an uninhabited island by State Senator L. Elwood Dize, of Crisfield.

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