From The Sun March 26-April 1, 1845March 26: Arrival of...

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March 26, 1995|By Fred Rasmussen

From The Sun March 26-April 1, 1845

March 26: Arrival of The Razor Strop Man -- This eccentric genius, who is familiarly known from Maine to Georgia, has made his entre into Baltimore and commenced disposing of his wares, having "still" a few left.

April 1: To-day is "All Fool's Day" -- a day which is usually crowned with huge fool's caps, and devoted to the ludicrous jokes and jibes of all the wags in Christendom.

From The Sun March 26-April 1, 1895

March 26: The Merchants' National Bank began business in its new building, South and Water streets, at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. The first check paid over the counter of the new bank was to Mr. Josias Pennington, of the firm of Baldwin & Pennington, architects.

April 1: All the graves of Chinamen in the vicinity of Baltimore were decorated yesterday by their surviving countrymen. The day is called Teng Meng.

From The Sun March 26-April 1, 1945

March 27: A trust foundation estimated to exceed $100,000 was created yesterday by the will of Emanuel Chambers, 84-year-old retired Negro employee of the Baltimore Club and the Maryland Club, for the "charitable and educational needs," of inhabitants of Baltimore, "regardless of race, color or creed."

March 28: In "Here Comes the Waves," at Keiths Theater, Bing Crosby introduces the odd provocative pop song, "Accentuate the Positive."

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