From The Sun May 23-29, 1843May 23: The ceremony of laying...

THIS WEEK

May 23, 1993|By Fred Rasmussen

From The Sun May 23-29, 1843

May 23: The ceremony of laying the corner stone of St. Peter's Church, at the corner of Poppleton and Hollins streets, took place yesterday afternoon in the presence of about fifteen thousand people.

May 27: A slave, the property of John Enders, of Richmond, Va., was tried on the 22nd, in that city, for stealing a box of tobacco, found guilty and sentenced to be hung on the last Friday in June.

From The Sun May 23-29, 1893

May 23: The era of rapid transit in Baltimore had one of its biggest days yesterday. The Blue line cable road of the City Passenger Railway Co. was opened to the public. The City and Suburban Co. started electric cars on North Avenue. The Lake Roland Elevated Co. carried its largest number of passengers for a week.

May 24: Fielding of the most sensational order won the day for the Orioles yesterday. The 2,535 enthusiastic spectators

cheered and shouted until they were exhausted.

From The Sun May 23-29, 1943

May 24: Automobiles almost disappeared from Baltimore's streets yesterday as their owners, along with thousands of other persons, either walked or crowded into trolleys and buses on the first Sunday of the Federal Government's new ban on pleasure )) driving.

May 26: The hillbilly musical, "Swing Your Partner," stocked with radio hillbillies, comes to the Maryland Theater on Friday.

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