From The Sun May 29-June 4, 1844May 30: By referring to...

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May 29, 1994|By Fred Rasmussen

From The Sun May 29-June 4, 1844

May 30: By referring to our own reporter's account of yesterday's proceedings of the Democratic National Convention, the reader will ascertain that the Hon. James K. Polk of Tennessee was nominated as a candidate for the next presidency by a unanimous vote.

June 1: Capt. Webster, of the Revenue Cutter Forward, reports having discovered a whale-boat under sail, coming around Cape Henlopen, full of men. He sent his boats in pursuit, and they turned out to be Negroes supposed to be runaway slaves.

From The Sun May 29-June 4, 1894

May 31: It is gratifying to perceive that the passage of time has caused no decline in the observance of Decoration Day and the appropriate custom which gathers the living around the graves of those who perished in our civil strife.

June 1: The refusal of President Cleveland to annex the Hawaiian Islands to the United States has been the occasion of more adverse criticism upon the administration than any other incident.

From The Sun May 29-June 4, 1944

May 29: Artena, Italy, May 26 (AP-Delayed) -- This Italian town has just been captured by a Baltimore Army captain -- William Herring, of 2307 North Calvert Street -- and the crew of his small armored car.

May 30: Ice cream available for Baltimoreans this summer will total about 200,000 gallons more than was sold here last summer following announcement last night by the War Production Administration that it would ease restrictions on production.

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