From The Sun March 22-28, 1842MARCH 25: Mr. and Mrs...

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March 22, 1992|By Fred Rasmussen

From The Sun March 22-28, 1842

MARCH 25: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickens, after spending two days in our city, seeing what was to be seen, left yesterday for Pittsburgh by the Susquehanna Railroad. During his stay, Mr. D. visited several of our public institutions.

MARCH 28: The Phoenix Shot Tower, at the corner of Front and Pitt Streets, was entered on Saturday night last by burglars, who found nothing worth carrying off except a considerable quantity of valuable clothing belonging to an agent of the company.

From The Sun March 22-28, 1892

MARCH 24: Secretary Rogers, of the Baltimore County School Board, who was at Annapolis Tuesday, is sanguine of the passage of the act making books free in the public schools of the State. Mr. Rogers says he has been working four years for the passage of the law.

MARCH 27: Calmly and peacefully, like a child falling asleep, Walt Whitman passed away last evening at his cottage home, in Camden, N.J.

From The Sun March 22-28, 1942

MARCH 23: Ellwood Gary, Baltimore tenor who started his singing career in his teens as a crooner with a dance orchestra, yesterday received a contract from the Metropolitan Opera Company, a prize of $1,000 and a silver plaque.

MARCH 24: Ocean City -- An army officer, testing the Ocean City blackout, went a mile and a half to sea in a Coast Guard cutter and was unable to see a single light, Lieut. Henry S. Barrett reported today.

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