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April 06, 1997|By Fred Rasmussen | Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF

150 years ago in The Sun

April 10: GENERAL TOM THUMB IN WASHINGTON -- This distinguished man in miniature will hold his public levees at Jackson Hall, on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington City, next week. The General, it is estimated, has been visited by upwards of five million people.

April 12: Yesterday afternoon coroner Spencer was called to hold an inquest on the body of a man found in Jones' Falls, below Pratt Street bridge. It proved to be the body of Mr. George Wise, who had been advertised in The Sun as missing.

100 years ago in The Sun

April 6: Gen. John M. Hood, president of the Western Maryland Railroad, was warmly congratulated yesterday by many friends, on his fifty-fourth birthday. As usual he was at the company's offices directing the affairs of the road.

April 7: An old violin made by the famous August Wilhelm Glier, of Germany, and which is supposed to have been the property of Thomas Jefferson, was sold recently by a North Liberty Street dealer to a well-known Baltimore connoisseur.

April 12: The Maryland School of Horseshoeing has been incorporated by Dr. Robert Ward for the purpose of instructing farriers in the proper methods of shoeing horses so as to prevent injury to the feet of the animals.

50 years ago in The Sun

April 6: Mrs. Alexander F. Jenkins of Wendover Road is as loyal to the City Council as many Baltimoreans are to the baseball Orioles, Pimlico race track, and the Charles Street Easter parade. For five years she has attended almost every City Council meeting, and often has been the only citizen present.

April 8: Detroit, April 8 (AP) -- Henry Ford died at 11: 40 o'clock last night. Death came to the noted automotive pioneer, who would have been 84 next July, a little more than a year and a half after he retired from active direction of the great industrial empire he founded in 1903.

April 10: "Suddenly It's Spring," starring Paulette Goddard and Fred MacMurray, continues at Keiths.

Pub date: 4/6/97

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