From The Sun July 19-25, 1842JULY 20: John Lemmon was...

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July 19, 1992|By Fred Rasmussen

From The Sun July 19-25, 1842

JULY 20: John Lemmon was yesterday committed by Justice Barnard for stealing ham and potatoes from his father.

JULY 23: New Cure for Blindness -- Blindness is now cured in England by administering prussic acid. It was suggested by observing that people who had died from the effects of this deadly poison had an unnatural brightness in their eyes for some time afterwards.

From The Sun July 19-25, 1892

JULY 19: Fully 5,000 colored persons from Baltimore and Washington attended the annual picnic of the Irving Park Camp-Meeting Association, near Annapolis Junction, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad yesterday.

JULY 21: Jones's Falls was filled with eels, sunfish and carp yesterday, to the delight of the small boys residing within several squares on either side of the falls.

From The Sun July 19-25, 1942

JULY 19: Larry Adler, who left Baltimore a poor but aspiring youth to become the world's greatest harmonica player and to earn from $45,000 to $85,000 a year for performing, has gained a new distinction. He is the subject this week of one of the "profiles" in the New Yorker.

JULY 21: For the first time in the history of Baltimore County a woman will seek election as a member of the Board of County Commissioners. Mrs. Margaret C. Carter, a grandmother of Dundalk, whose political aspirations are being sponsored by George R. Norris, Republican leader, said she would file today as a Republican candidate.

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