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December 08, 1996|By Fred Rasmussen | Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF

150 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 10: Firing a pistol in the street -- Officer Ray yesterday arrested Henry Bryer, charged with firing a pistol in the street. Fined one dollar, by Justice Peters.

Dec. 14: Baltimore Harbor -- The impression prevails to a considerable extent, that ships of a greater draught of water than 17 feet, cannot enter or leave our harbor, unless in case of a high tide.

100 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 9: The Christmas shopping spirit was dominant yesterday. All day long Lexington Street and other shopping streets were thronged with ladies and children to such a degree that it was found necessary at times for many to leave the crowded sidewalk and walk in the street.

Dec. 10: In plowing up the ground in the bed of Preston Street, east of Caroline Street, for the tracks of the extension of the Central Railway, the workmen have unearthed a number of skeletons which have been there for many years.

50 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 11: Washington, Dec. 10 (AP) -- Walter Johnson, 59, former strike out king of the American League and a member of baseball's official Hall of Fame, died late tonight of a brain tumor. The "Big Train," who retired to a farm near Germantown, Md., when his baseball days were over, suffered a stroke last April.

Dec. 12: A committee of the radio industry suggested today that from the "technical standpoint" color television was not ready for the public.

Pub date: 12/08/96

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