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November 30, 1997|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Nov. 30: THE CHEMICAL DIORAMAS -- A number of fine views, including likenesses of General Washington, General Taylor, Thomas Jefferson, and the diorama of Death on a Pale Horse, have been added to the splendid views being exhibited at the saloon of the Law Building.

Dec. 2: Paving of Greenmount Avenue -- This work is progressing rapidly, and we soon will have a fine carriage way to our beautiful "city of the dead." Several squares have already been completed, and the work appears to have been creditably performed.

Dec. 4: On Wednesday last, a drove of about two hundred and fifty turkeys passed up Madison Street, which had just arrived from York County, Pa. They went along lively, and appeared to be in good condition. York County furnishes us with a good many things, but we never before heard of such an importation of feathered bipeds.

100 years ago in The Sun

Nov. 30: One of the wisest and most popular acts of Mayor Hooper's administration was the appointment of women on a number of boards connected with various public institutions.

Dec. 6: Plans have been matured for the inauguration of a crusade against the prevalent nuisance of spitting in streetcars and on sidewalks.

50 years ago in The Sun

Dec. 1: The Army has announced the return to this country of bodies of 62 additional veterans whose next of kin live in Maryland. Many of the 62 veterans were killed in the D-Day assault on Omaha Beach.

Dec. 2: H. L. Mencken will present an early painting by Thomas Hart Benton to the Baltimore Museum of Art today on condition the museum evaluate it "so I can claim it on my income tax."

Pub Date: 11/30/97

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