150 years ago in The SunJan. 5: Stopping of the Old City...

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January 04, 1998|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 5: Stopping of the Old City Mills -- These old and time-honored Mills, at the corner of Calvert and Centre streets, have at last ground their last grist. The water was stopped off on Saturday last, and machinery is now being taken out of the


Jan. 7: HON. HENRY CLAY -- His Arrival in Baltimore -- The great Statesman of the West arrived yesterday evening in Baltimore, by the western cars. He was met at the depot by a large number of friends.

Jan. 8: BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH -- I am sorry to inform you that the steamer Sea Bird, from New Orleans for St. Louis, loaded with over one thousand kegs of powder, took fire on Wednesday, near Cape Girardeau, and blew up.

100 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 5: Fire visited Roland Park yesterday morning, and before the flames could be subdued two frame cottages were `f destroyed and two adjoining houses partially burned.

Jan. 6: The ivy-covered Gothic stone edifice of Memorial Protestant Episcopal Church, at the northeast corner of Bolton Street and Lafayette Avenue, was consecrated yesterday morning.

Jan. 10: CADET'S EYES AFFECTED -- Fifty naval cadets, or 20 percent of the whole number here, are now suffering from affections of the eyes, caused by the poor lights by which they have to study. The affection is not serious, but it compels them all to wear during certain hours either spectacles or eyeglasses.

50 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 4: Equipped to service more than 200 vehicles, a bus operating base and repair shop is to be opened for use by the Baltimore Transit Company today at Kirk and Bonaparte avenues.

Jan. 6: Every great composer seems destined to show up, soon or late, in simplified, popularized form, on our musical comedy stage. It is Edvard Grieg's turn in "Song of Norway," which opened a week's engagement at Ford's Theater last night.

Jan. 8: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's postwar improvement and modernization program already has involved investments of more than $116,500,000, Roy B. White, president, stated yesterday.

Pub Date: 1/04/98

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