150 years ago in The SunAug. 13: On Thursday last, Hugh...

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August 11, 1996|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Aug. 13: On Thursday last, Hugh Robinson, an attendant on one of the burthen trains of the Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad, met with a severe accident. About ten miles this side of York, he slipped under one of the cars, the wheels of which passed over his foot, smashing it.

Aug. 14: The telegraph between this city and New York is still out of order.

Aug. 17: William Norris, the colored preacher, arrested at Hagerstown on the charge of assisting in the escape of slaves from their masters in the county, was after full examination before Justice Williams, discharged, there not being sufficient evidence for his conviction.

100 years ago in The Sun

Aug. 11: The new St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church at Kingsville, on the Belair Road, about twelve miles from Baltimore, which will be dedicated next Sunday, was built at a cost of $16,000.

Aug. 12: A contract was made yesterday by receivers John K. Cowen and Oscar G. Murray, of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, with J.J. Walsh and Sons for the erection of a large tobacco warehouse at the foot of Fell Street on Henderson's Wharf.

Aug. 13: The large number of funerals which have taken place in the last few days has caused an extraordinary demand for hacks, and in many cases they could not be obtained in time for funerals and the hours desired by the families of dead persons.

50 years ago in The Sun

Aug. 12: The seven cases last month when Baltimore children became ill from nibbling paint constituted the largest number of such lead poisoning cases on record for any month in the last ten years, it was learned yesterday.

Aug. 15: Establishment of a department of aeronautical engineering at Johns Hopkins University was announced.

Pub Date: 8/11/96

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