150 years ago in The SunFeb. 24: For nearly two months a...

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February 23, 1997|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 24: For nearly two months a well in Fawn Street, between High and Exeter streets, has been caved in, and is still caving in, to the detriment of the street and the pavement, to say nothing of the inconvenience to which the neighborhood is subjected by the uselessness of the pump.

Feb. 27: RELIEF FOR IRELAND -- A note from Hugh Jenkins Esq., treasurer of the Irish Relief Fund, acknowledges the receipt of $374.85, collected at the Cathedral on Sunday last.

Feb. March 1: YOUNG SPRING -- This morning ushers the bantling into existence, and as is the case with other new borns, we may expect a succession of squalls for a month at least, after which the infant will no doubt become more interesting, and by its smiling and cooing gladden the hearts of the sons and daughters of earth.

100 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 23: OCEAN CITY, MD., Feb. 22 -- The population of Ocean City in summer is somewhere between two and three thousand on the average. Last summer the railroad brought down 29,000 excursionists. In winter the population is reduced to about 250, and most of these have but little to do, and life is listless and easy.

Feb. 25: Mr. William Jennings Bryan, Mrs. Bryan and Miss Bryan were among the storm-bound passengers who arrived at Camden Station yesterday. They were on their way to Washington.

March 1: Members of the hodcarriers' organization announce they will go on strike today unless their demands upon builders, made on February 3, that they be paid 30 cents an hour and that nine hours constitute a working day, be granted.

50 years ago in The Sun

Feb. 24: Purchase of the farm of John M. Handschu, on the site of the proposed municipal airport at Friendship Church, for $12,000 was concluded by Baltimore City today.

Feb. 26: Independent investigations of the spectacular nine-alarm fire which swept through the fifth floor of the May Company Monday night, are being pressed by the Fire Department's Incendiary Bureau and the Maryland Rating Bureau.

Feb. 27: Today the Oriole became the official bird of the Free State of Maryland. Governor Lane signed a law to that effect, but there were no birds on hand. Like the ball club, they intend to hang around the Deep South until spring.

Pub date: 2/23/97

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