150 years ago in The SunFeb. 10: Stone Fight -- A large...

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February 09, 1997|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 10: Stone Fight -- A large party of boys, on Monday evening, engaged in a regular stone fight in Gough Street near the bridge. The houses in the vicinity had to be closed to keep the windows from being broken.

Feb. 12: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company have given notice that they will, on and after the llth inst., use a locomotive on Pratt Street, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. in accordance with a privilege given them by the City Council last spring.

Feb. 14: IMPROVED LIGHT FOR DAGUERREOTYPES -- We visited the rooms of Mr. Davis, Franklin Building, the other day, and were shown some very beautiful Daguerreotypes, taken by means of improved light.

100 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 9: Miss Eliza Ridgely, who is interested in forming an organization of Maryland women for advancement in various directions, has a plan in connection with the association for the improvement of church ventilation.

Feb. 10: The Hospital for Crippled and Deformed Children yesterday purchased from Mr. and Mrs. John F. Gibbons, now residents of New York, the large dwelling at the northwest corner Charles and Twentieth streets.

Feb. 14: The movement in favor of shorter dresses on rainy days -- and on other days, for that matter -- is a sensible one and ought to be kept up. Nothing is more absurd than a skirt which gathers up, as the wearer proceeds, all the mud and filth of the pavement.

50 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 9: West Orange, N.J., Feb. 8 (AP) -- Thomas Alva Edison's famous rolltop desk -- sealed since his death more than fifteen years ago -- was opened today by his son and was found to contain scientific materials, but mostly the personal effects of Edison the man.

Feb. 10: All Negro schools of Baltimore have planned special programs for the observance of Negro History Week, which opened yesterday and will continue through Saturday, Houston Jackson, assistant city superintendent in charge of Negro schools, announced last night.

Feb. 7: To Ford's Monday night will come "The Glass Menagerie," by Tennessee Williams. Pauline Lord will be seen in the starring role.

Pub Date: 2/09/97

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