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October 24, 1998|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun Oct. 25: RUNAWAY SLAVES -- On Saturday night, the 14th of October, two slaves, the property of Col. Miller and Major Rohrback, of Sharpsburg, Md., made tracks for Pennsylvania. They were arrested the next day (Sunday) in Chambersburg, Pa., and have since been placed in possession of their owners.

100 years ago in The Sun Oct. 28: The question whether a girl who is obliged to support herself is better off in a store or factory than she is as a domestic is developing considerable interest.

50 years ago in The Sun Oct. 25: Vienna, Oct. 24 (Reuter) -- Franz Lehar, Austrian composer of "The Merry Widow" and other successful operettas, died today at his home in Bad Ischl, near Salzburg, aged 78.

Pub Date: 10/24/98

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