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February 02, 1997|By Fred Rasmussen | Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF

150 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 2: STARTED FOR BALTIMORE -- One of the Ericcson boats attached to the Baltimore line, started on Saturday afternoon for this city, with the intentions of forcing her passage through the ice in the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

Feb. 3: DEATH OF MRS. POE -- Virginia E. Poe, wife of Edgar A. Poe, died on Saturday last, of pulmonary consumption, at the residence of her husband at Fordham, Westchester County, New York.

Feb. 6: The Westminster (Carroll County) Democrat of Thursday, states that on Wednesday afternoon last, that place was visited by a violent storm of wind, rain and hail, lightning and thunder.

100 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 2: Mr. John B. Mills, has bought from Wilber Schullingberg, a farm containing 160 acres, including the crops in the ground, located near Sparks' Station on the Northern Central Railway for $4,800.

Feb. 3: HARRISBURG, PA., Feb. 2 -- The Pennsylvania State Capitol here was totally destroyed by fire today. The loss will be $1,500,000. Several persons were slightly but not seriously injured fighting the flames. A new and much more handsome State building, it is said, will be erected at once.

Feb. 6: A new patrol wagon for the Southern District was built by Theodore Ludwig, 1212 and 1214 Bank Street. Mr. Ludwig has also built a new van for carrying persons from the Central Station to the Bayview Asylum.

50 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 2: Passengers on boats plying waters in the vicinity of Fort McHenry at night soon will see the American flag illuminated by floodlights flying from the top of a high pole located on the spot where the emblem waved on the morning that Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Feb. 4: Carloadings on the Baltimore and Ohio during January totaled 277,792, heaviest for any corresponding peacetime month since 290,792 loads were recorded for January, 1929.

Feb. 7: Manny Berg, 38-year-old restaurant proprietor and former jockey, was arrested during a professional basketball game last night at the Coliseum as police began a campaign to enforce the "No Smoking" ban prescribed in the new fire code.

Pub date: 02/02/97

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