150 years ago in The SunJan. 26: Outrageous Conduct...

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January 25, 1998|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 26: Outrageous Conduct -- About half past 7 o'clock, on Monday evening, two parties of youths, from 14 to 20 years of age, met on Canal Street, between Lombard and East Baltimore streets, and commenced a regular fight with bricks; during the fight some pistols were discharged.

Jan. 27: NAIAD QUEEN -- This truly gorgeous combination of splendor and beauty is nightly drawing crowded audiences at the Front Street Theater, and is indeed worthy of all the approbation and praise that has been bestowed on it.

Jan. 28: Distressing Occurrence -- Under the heads of "marriages" and "deaths" of today's paper, will be found the name of Michael McDonald, a very respectable young man of this city, who was married on Thursday evening, 20th instant, and died suddenly on Wednesday evening last, with very slight previous indisposition. This is truly a solemn affliction, and presents with peculiar force, the mournful truth, and in the midst of life we are in death.

100 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 26: A disagreeable storm of snow, hail, rain and wind yesterday was accompanied by one remarkable feature -- clear and distinct claps of thunder, with accompanying flashes of lightning, about 8: 45 p.m.

Jan. 27: Charles C. Goodman, who was turned down when the regular appointments were made, was yesterday commissioned as a special watchman at Roland Park, his salary to be paid by those asking that he be invested with the authority of a police officer.

Jan. 31: Mr. Alfred Riedel has a theory that the North Pole may be reached by a submarine boat, and has proposed to utilize a modification of the Lake submarine boat Argonaut for traveling under the ice.

50 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 25: A sleet and snowstorm of near blizzard proportions yesterday swept across the State disrupting transportation and bringing the coldest weather of the winter. Late last night when the Weather Bureau reported that 6 inches had fallen, in the winter's heaviest snowstorm, more than 2,000 men were at work throughout the city and State in a long battle to keep open highways.

Jan. 26: Every film reviewer gets tired of pounding away at Hollywood and longs for a chance to cut loose and give three unreserved cheers for some new and brilliant photoplay. One such opportunity is afforded in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," at the Stanley Theater.

Jan. 29: To save oil, so it may be converted to fuel for home heating, the Public Service Commission yesterday authorized the Baltimore Transit Company temporarily to defer the conversion of its No. 6 (Curtis Bay) line from streetcars to buses.

Pub date: 1/25/98

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