150 years ago in The SunDec. 15: We learn that a man...

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December 15, 1996|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 15: We learn that a man, named Benjamin Van Horn, was found dead in his bed, on Saturday morning, at Chestertown. It is supposed that his death was caused by hard drinking.

Dec. 16: THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC RAILROAD -- Mr. Whitney, the projector of a plan for the construction of a continuous railroad from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean, is now in this city, on business connected with the project. Dec. 20: We noticed a few days since that the second Lutheran Church of Baltimore had been the first to take action in reference to raising a fund in Baltimore for the relief of the suffering poor of Ireland.

100 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 15: Christmas shoppers yesterday thronged Lexington, Howard and the other streets which are lined with retail stores. A general holiday air pervaded the crowds and there was naught but good nature in the slowly moving throng on the sidewalks.

Dec. 17: Artistically arranged homes have been sought by a number of Baltimoreans in the apartments of the Severn, the new building of Mr. Joseph M. Cone, at the corner of Mt. Vernon Place and Cathedral Street.

Dec. 21: For the convenience of the public the Traction Company will run the cars of its city lines one hour later on Christmas Eve. These cars will connect with all the suburban lines of the company.

50 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 17: Offering its annual Christmas gift to Baltimore, the Handel Choir sang "The Messiah" last night at Brown Memorial Church, under the direction of W. Richard Weagly.

Dec. 19: Provided the Maryland Legislature will permit para-mutuel wagering on dog races, a group of Baltimore business men and sportsmen will build an all-sports park here to accommodate such racing as well as midget automobile racing, motorcycle racing, football, outdoor boxing and other sports features, it was announced yesterday.

Dec. 20: Eighty-five persons narrowly escaped death last night when two Miami-bound transport planes collided over Phillips Field, near Aberdeen.

Pub Date: 12/15/96

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