50 years agoA building in Annapolis was partially...


March 24, 1996|By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

50 years ago

A building in Annapolis was partially destroyed by fire when an oil burner exploded. The blaze started in the Barrett Printing Press property where equipment loss ran to $5,000. Three Negro families living on the second floor managed to escape. The Sun, March 2, 1946.

Capt. Tom Hamilton, Navy's new football coach, predicted that every college they play will be trying to retaliate for the beatings Navy gave them in the war years. The Sun, March 7, 1946.

For the first time in its history, the two senior officers at the U.S. Naval Academy are veteran aviators and advocates of naval aviation. Vice Adm. Aubrey W. Fitch is superintendent and Rear Adm. Stuart H. Ingersoll is commander of midshipmen. The Sun, March 10, 1946.

Frank B. Sherman, director of the Chesapeake Bay ferry system, has proposed providing 1 1/2 -hour round trips between Sandy Point and Matapeake up to 1 a.m. The Sun, March 18, 1946.

The Book Lovers Club met today at the home of Mrs. Alexander Dillington on Thompson Street in Annapolis to hear selections from J. M. Barrie's works. The Sun, March 26, 1946.

The proposed $12 million airport near Friendship Church will contain six runways ranging up to 10,000 feet in length and is expected to be ready for commercial use by 1948. The Sun, March 30, 1946.

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