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March 23, 1997|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

March 25: The Vernal Equinox -- We suppose the late inclement weather may be considered as the usual equinoctial storm of this season of the year. Yesterday the clouds cleared away, and we were permitted the enjoyment of a genuine Spring day.

March 26: Professor Grant yesterday offered a proposition to the city council to make an experiment in lighting Baltimore Street with his newly invented gas light.

March 27: Quere? -- The Philadelphia North American puts forth the following matrimonial dogma: -- Wives who do not try to keep their husbands will lose them. A man does his courting before marriage, and the wife must do it after marriage or some other woman will. Oh, fie! -- What an acknowledgment! Do Philadelphia husbands behave so?

100 years ago in The Sun

March 23: Feminine taste almost invariably inclines toward the beautiful in head gear, and not a few of the throng of shoppers who were on the streets yesterday lingered for a time to admire the elaborate displays of millinery made at the spring openings of several of the stores.

March 25: With a full programme of sports, the North Avenue Ice Palace will close its season this evening. The management has achieved great success from an athletic standpoint. Hockey has risen into greater popular favor than any other single indoor sport.

March 27: Plans and specifications for the new St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, which is to be built on the site of the old edifice, Broadway and Bank streets, have been completed by Messers. Baldwin & Pennington, architects.

50 years ago in The Sun

March 23: Funeral services for C. Dorsey Warfield, publisher of the Baltimore News-Post and Sunday American, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at a funeral parlor at North and Pennsylvania avenues. Burial will be in Druid Ridge Cemetery.

March 26: Opposition to construction of the proposed bridge across the harbor as part of an inter-regional highway linking the Washington Boulevard with the Philadelphia road, was voiced yesterday by the Harbor Advisory Board.

March 28: "My Brother Talks to Horses," at the Valencia, is a mild little comedy with a charming idea that is insufficiently developed.

Pub date: 3/23/97

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