50 Years Ago* Reports are current that the Navy Department...


January 22, 1995|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

50 Years Ago

* Reports are current that the Navy Department has renewed its interest in acquisition of the St. John's College campus for expansion of the Naval Academy. The present quarters are inadequate as a training school for what has become the world's greatest Navy. -- The Sun, Feb. 12, 1945.

* The 76th Infantry Division, organized and for many months trained at Fort Meade, is now in combat as a part of Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton's Army on the Western front. -- The Sun, Feb. 13, 1945.

* A stadium at Annapolis with an ultimate seating capacity of 100,000 persons is planned for construction after the war by the Navy Athletic Association which owns a tract of about 200 acres in the Cedar Park section of West Annapolis. Initial plans for a stadium were disrupted by the attack on Pearl Harbor. -- The Sun, Feb. 14, 1945.

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