150 years ago in The SunSept. 16: We noted considerable...

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September 15, 1996|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Sept. 16: We noted considerable activity in the oyster business along the Basin yesterday, giving evidence that the season for the favorite delicacy had commenced.

Sept. 20: On the Point yesterday we noticed in no less than four places in the streets gangs of small boys who were kindling fires with shavings by way of amusement. This is a very dangerous sport.

100 years ago in The Sun

Sept. 18: Mr. Enoch Pratt, founder of the great public library that bears his name, died a few minutes before 9 o'clock last night at his country home, "Tivoli," on Woodbourne Avenue, Govanstown, in the eighty-ninth year of his age.

Sept. 21: Hon. William Jennings Bryan, candidate of the Chicago convention for President, delivered two speeches in Baltimore Saturday night, spent Sunday in Washington, and returned to Baltimore last Sunday night.

50 years ago in The Sun

Sept. 16: Half a dozen brutal murders, heavy gambling, plenty of blackmail, thuggery, mayhem, selling of pornographic books, psychopathic love, kidnapping and other criminal manifestations too numerous to mention form the ingredients of "The Big Sleep," the new thriller at the Stanley Theater.

Pub Date: 9/15/96

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