150 years ago in The Sun August 17, 1849: The Fruit Season...

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August 14, 1999|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

150 years ago in The Sun August 17, 1849: The Fruit Season -- Already the various city markets are supplied with a variety of peaches, plums, watermelons, canteleupes &c, though not in such abundance as was generally anticipated. Fine peaches are rather scarce, and command from 50 to 87 cents a peck.

100 years ago in The Sun August 15, 1899: A man and a woman seated in a corner of Camden Station late yesterday afternoon calmly smoking cigars attracted the attention of passengers. The woman daintily bit off the end of her cigar and in some manner lit a match and was soon smoking as complacently as if it was the most natural thing in the world for a woman to do. She handled her weed gracefully and at times would emit a large volume of fragrant smoke from her nostrils.

50 years ago in The Sun August 14, 1949 -- Government officials and committees of scientists this week will watch the first experimental telecast in color from Baltimore, over the facilities of WMAR-TV, it was announced yesterday.

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