This week150 years ago in The SunJan. 17: THE...

THIS WEEK

January 16, 1999|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

This week

150 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 17: THE POST-OFFICE

-- This important agency of the public convenience must be efficiently conducted, or no system that legislation can devise will be attended with success. No rates of postage, low and uniform as they may be, will satisfy the public without the great essential elements of the departments, security and dispatch.

100 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 19: A meeting of representative men of Baltimore was held last night at the home of Mr. Theodore Marburg, 14 West Mount Vernon Place, to organize the Municipal Art Society, the object of which is to foster art in all its branches in this community.

50 years ago in The Sun

Jan. 21: Washington, Jan. 20 -- An estimated 1,300,000 citizens from throughout the country lined Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues this afternoon to watch the gigantic inaugural parade which escorted Harry S. Truman to the White House.

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