150 years ago in The SunNov. 16: A Handsome Car -- The...

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November 16, 1997|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Nov. 16: A Handsome Car -- The Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore railroad company seems determined to give passengers over their road accommodations at which they may have no cause to grumble, if fine cars can accomplish the object.

Nov. 19: The Rotunda of the Exchange -- We called in to see the improvement in the Exchange, on yesterday, and were elighted at the beautiful and tasteful manner in which this long neglected though magnificent specimen of architecture has been renovated and decorated.

Nov. 22: HOLLIDAY STREET THEATER -- First Appearance of Edwin Forrest -- The great American Tragedian, Mr. Forrest, commences an engagement at the Holliday Street Theater this evening, as King Lear, with an excellent cast of characters.

100 years ago in The Sun

Nov. 16: THE WOMAN PROBLEM -- A correspondent of The Sun in a communication in this issue contrasts the girl of the period with the woman of the past generations, greatly to the disadvantage to the former. He thinks the new woman is aping man so closely in costume, manners and morals that she is in danger of losing her chief attraction and he warns her that if marriage is any object to her she is lessening her chance of matrimony by what he considers her abandonment of womanly traditions and habits of life.

Nov. 17: FOR COLORED SCHOOLS -- The city has leased the site for the new Colored High School and for a new colored grammar school on the block bounded by McCulloh Street, Druid Hill Avenue, Orchard Street and Biddle Street.

Nov. 20: The Baltimore and Northern Electric Railway Company will open its Electric Park and West Arlington branch tomorrow. Through cars will run at intervals of twenty minutes from Baltimore and Calvert streets over the new branch.

50 years ago in The Sun

Nov. 16: College Park, Md., Nov. 15 (AP) -- Brunettes just don't stand a chance at the University of Maryland. A dusty blonde, a platinum blonde and a medium blonde won first, second and third place, respectively, tonight in the "Sweethearts of the University" contest for coed "models."

Nov. 20: London, Nov. 19 (AP) Princess Elizabeth, as nervous as any commoner bride, walked up the aisle tonight in Westminster Abbey in final private rehearsal for her wedding tomorrow to Lieut. Philip Mountbatten.

Nov. 22: WMAR Telecasts Newsreels Of Elizabeth-Philip Wedding -- Shortly after they arrived in the United States, newsreels of the wedding of England's Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip were telecast last night by WMAR-TV, the Sunpapers' television station.

Pub Date: 11/16/97

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