100 Years Ago* Midshipman C. D. Wilbur of the Naval...


June 06, 1993

100 Years Ago

* Midshipman C. D. Wilbur of the Naval Academy set a world record in the "hitch and kick" of 9 feet, 1 inch, beating the previous record by four inches. Teammate Walter Izard also set a world record of 31 4/5 seconds in the 50-yard swim. -- The Sun, June 14, 1893.

* A 10-mile race between O. W. Martin's Co. sailing batteau "Lulu" and Captain Smith's canoe "Island Bird" over a course from Horn Point buoy and Lone Point was watched by hundreds of spectators. The canoe won by three miles. -- The Sun, June 28, 1893.

* The salary of the Annapolis' Post Master has been reduced $300 per annum. The salary is regulated by receipts of the office. The drop in Annapolis mail volume is caused by the sessions of legislature only meeting every two years. -- The Sun, June 29, 1893.

Compiled by Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

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