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March 22, 1998|By Fred Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun

March 22: FROZEN TO DEATH -- The Maryland Reformer, Rockville, reports the death of Mrs. Sage, an aged and worthy lady, who on returning home from a neighbor's house, on Monday night, fell into a stream of water, and was found frozen to death the next day.

March 23: An interesting surgical operation was performed yesterday by Dr. J. E. Warner, of our city, the patient being under the influence of chloroform. Although an extremely painful one, the subject exhibited no symptoms of suffering or inconvenience, and appeared agreeably surprised upon finding the operation over before being aware that it had actually commenced.

100 years ago in The Sun

March 24: The statement is often made in the discussions at Annapolis and elsewhere that the Johns Hopkins University has 100 professors to 520 students, or less than five students to a professor, and it is suggested that there is a waste of money in having so large a proportion of professors.

March 26: CHESTERTOWN, Md., March 25 -- At a meeting of a colored debating club of Chestertown the question was extensively discussed as to what should be the action of the Afro-Americans in the event of war with Spain. It was decided that the colored citizens should stand aloof and let the white men fight.

March 28: MARYLAND'S FAT BOY -- HAGERSTOWN, Md., March 27 -- Harvey Reiff, who is only sixteen years old and who weighs 300 pounds, created a big sensation last week when he presented himself at the Hagerstown High School for admission. The boy is six feet 1 inch tall and measures exactly one yard across the stomach.

50 years ago in The Sun

March 22: Ocean City, Md., March 21 -- Preseason construction and improvements costing many thousands of dollars are nearing completion here as Ocean City gets itself ready for another big summer, according to Mayor Daniel Trimper Jr.

March 26: A jet plane was demolished yesterday afternoon when it crash-landed near Largo, Prince George's County, but its pilot walked away from the wreckage with only two small cuts.

Pub Date: 3/22/98

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