25 years ago (week of June 6-12, 1971):Comedian Red...

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June 09, 1996|By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago (week of June 6-12, 1971):

Comedian Red Skelton and his wife "Little Red" did some antique shopping in Ellicott City. The comedian was performing at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and was invited to Ellicott City by a young Ellicott City resident who was employed at the hotel where the Skeltons were staying.

A 1968 Plymouth was destroyed by fire as it sat in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store in Bryant Woods. The owner of the automobile maintained that the car could have been saved if a 7-Eleven employee had not refused to lend him a fire extinguisher. The employee explained that the car's owner didn't say that his car was on fire when he asked to borrow the extinguisher.

50 years ago (week of June 2-8, 1946):

Five Howard County High Schools handed out diplomas to a total of 157 students this week. Elkridge High School had 33 graduates; Ellicott City High School had 56; Lisbon High School had 23; Clarksville High had 25, and Cooksville High, 20.

It was announced that the Red Cross would sponsor a program && of free swimming lessons for county youngsters. The lessons would be held at Kramer's Pool in Glenwood, Rock Hill Pool in Ellicott City and at the old swimming hole, Patuxent River, Savage.

Pub Date: 6/09/96

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