150 years ago in The SunAug. 4: The Bontonka's Boat Club...

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August 04, 1996

150 years ago in The Sun

Aug. 4: The Bontonka's Boat Club of Philadelphia, arrived here yesterday morning in the beautiful clipper schooner Theodore. They are a fine-looking party of young men.

Aug. 10: During the last week over one thousand steerage passengers arrived at this port from Bremen.

100 years ago in The Sun

Aug. 4: Another large crowd was present at Electric Park last night. The Whitney Brothers gave clever musical novelties.

Aug. 5: Health Commissioner McShane will take legal steps to enforce the law requiring the vaccination of residents of the city. The first efforts will be directed against the Chinese who have refused to permit vaccination by ward physicians. The commissioner says their refusal is a menace to public health.

Aug. 10: Madame Zetta, who has been giving balloon ascensions at Meeter's Park, accidentally fell forty feet Saturday.

50 years ago in The Sun

Aug. 6: With 600 tons of toxic mustard gas bombs safely sealed beneath its weathered gray decks, the Liberty ship Francis L. Lee, of Baltimore, dropped its anchor tonight in the Chesapeake Bay, just off the mouth of the Bush River.

Aug. 7: Veterans of fourteen year's service as a bay steamer and three years of war service, the combination passenger-cargo carrier President Warfield, one time Old Bay Line queen, has been offered for sale by the United States Maritime Commission.

Pub Date: 8/04/96

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