50 Years Ago
* State officials announced that microfilm copies of Maryland historic records that were shipped to Western Maryland in 1942-43 for safekeeping in case of possible bombing attacks are being returned to Annapolis. -- The Sun, June 2, 1945.
* Yesterday, the Navy Department broke a silence to report that the submarine Barb, commanded by Commander Eugene Bennett Fluckey, of Annapolis, holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, was responsible on three separate patrols for sinking so many Japanese ships that even the Navy Department cannot total the enemy losses. -- The Sun, June 5, 1945.
* Today, James V. Forrestal, secretary of the Navy, spoke at the centennial graduation of the Naval Academy in Annapolis. This class of 1,047 graduates are members of the largest senior class in the academy's history. -- The Sun, June 6, 1945.
* Officials at Fort Meade departed from tradition today and named a street for the late Ernie Pyle. The famous war correspondent is the first civilian to be so honored. -- The Sun, June 19, 1945.
* Governor O'Conor today announced the appointment of Dr. N. R. Steward to the board of the Crownsville State Hospital. He will succeed the late Noah Jeffe. -- The Sun, June 19, 1945.
* A House Naval Affairs subcommittee in Washington has been appointed to inspect possible sites in Annapolis for expansion of the U.S. Naval Academy. The Navy is seeking to purchase the campus of St. John's, the third oldest college in the country, but will also consider other land near the academy. -- The Sun, June 19, 1945.