From The Sun April 5-11, 1842APRIL 7: The ordinance...

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April 05, 1992|By Fred Rasmussen

From The Sun April 5-11, 1842

APRIL 7: The ordinance against the dangerous practice of flying kites in the streets should be rigorously enforced. If we are to guess at the future from the past, we shall have to record some distressing accidents from frightened horses through this cause pretty shortly.

APRIL 11: Capt. Sheppard was brought before Justice King, on Saturday, charged with whipping a boy on board his vessel too severely. It appeared that a strong rope had been used.

From The Sun April 5-11, 1892

APRIL 5: The General Assembly of Maryland closed the session of 1892 at midnight, and will hereafter only be remembered by the record it has made. The usual scenes of bustle and hurry marked the closing day.

APRIL 8: Meetings of colored people are being held throughout the country to protest against outrages upon colored people. Yesterday morning nearly all the colored preachers of Baltimore met at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, on Saratoga Street near Gay, for a similar purpose.

From The Sun April 5-11, 1942

APRIL 5: The first great military parade of World War II in Baltimore will take place today when over 5,000 troops, complete with mechanized transports, tanks, field guns and regimental bands, will march through the downtown streets.

APRIL 9: Hollywood, Cal. -- George Herman Ruth, the mighty Babe of baseball's hall of fame, lies critically ill in the Hollywood Hospital -- just how dangerously, his physician hesitated to say.

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