150 years ago in The SunAug. 18: Powerful Locomotive...

THIS WEEK

August 18, 1996|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Aug. 18: Powerful Locomotive -- Afternoon last, we paid a visit to the extensive Iron Foundry and Machine shop of Mr. Ross Winans, near the outer depot of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, for the purpose of witnessing the trial of a powerful locomotive just completed by him.

Aug. 19: Yesterday evening, a pair of horses in a hack became alarmed at drums at the corner of Bank Street and Broadway, and ran off.

Aug. 22: We noticed some days since, the firing of a house by the descent upon it of a paper balloon, and caution those who are in the habit of indulging in the practice of sending them off.

100 years ago in The Sun

Aug. 18: "Dixie Land," a new play, with which the Holliday Street Theatre was yesterday opened for the season, is a stirring story of love and heroism, the scenes of which are laid in Virginia in war time.

Aug. 19: Summer vacations for the school children of Baltimore are hastening to a close. In a few weeks the sixty thousand boys and girls who attend the city's public schools will again take up their text-books and start on a long round of study.

Aug. 22: It has been decided to hold the third annual Colored Industrial Association of Baltimore County at Eudowood Park, east of Towson.

50 years ago in The Sun

Aug. 19: Ocean City, Md., Aug. 18 (Special) -- All slot machines and other gambling devices "disappeared" this morning as the result of an order by the Council of Ocean City last night.

Aug. 20: Warren Wilmer Brown, former newspaper man and editor of Gardens, Homes and People, died at his home in Waverly last night. He was 62.

Aug. 24: In a move rare in labor history, a union -- the Safe Drivers' Association -- gave up voluntarily its right to represent drivers of the Greyhound Cab Company, Hyman A. Pressman, attorney for the drivers, announced yesterday.

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