25 Years Ago* At 8:15 a.m., Aug. 6, 1945, a young...


March 27, 1994|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County

25 Years Ago

* At 8:15 a.m., Aug. 6, 1945, a young electrical engineer named Masahl Nee was working on a transmitter in the basement of a building in Hiroshima, Japan. At that moment, the first atomic bomb ever used exploded above him, sending a blinding flash of light through the basement and completely destroying the two-story building above. Nee survived the bombing and this week he visited New Windsor to talk about the horrors of nuclear war. -- Democratic Advocate, March 17, 1969.

75 Years Ago

* Edgar M. Frounfelter, Delco-Light Dealer, is off for Dayton, Ohio, the home of Delco-Light, where he is being entertained by members of the Dayton Engineering Laboratories and members of the Medical Association to tell of his experience with Delco-Light in the army. While in Dayton, he will take short courses in various electrical appliances and in expert salesmanship. -- Union Bridge Pilot, March 14, 1919.

100 Years Ago

* The most pleasant and enjoyable event of the season, "A Progressive Crokinole Party," was given by Miss May Nicodemus, at her home, Wakefield Valley. After a few moments of social chat and instrumental music, all were invited into the parlor where previously five Crokinole boards had been arranged to accommodate 10 couples. Several hours of careful and skillful playing had passed, each trying to win the prize which had been offered, when all were surprised to hear the game was discontinued. The dining room doors were thrown open and all invited to partake of the refreshments, consisting of cocoa, coffee, biscuit, ham, cake, ice cream and fruits, which were served by the hostess, assisted by Mrs. H. S. Roberts, and it is needless to say to which all did ample justice. -- American Sentinel, March 17, 1894.

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