150 years ago in The Sun
April 21: THE ILLUMINATION -- This evening our city will blaze in honor of the glorious triumph of American prowess on the bloody fields of Mexico. The preparations were commenced in many parts of the city yesterday.
April 26: There are at present 73 square rigged vessels in port, viz: 23 ships, 17 barques and 33 brigs, and an unusually large number of schooners and bay craft.
100 years ago in The Sun
April 20: The local horse-racing season for 1897 began yesterday at Prospect Park. The East Baltimore Driving Association expected a crowd, but it was not prepared for such a great one as visited the course.
April 26: Baltimore City has a total of about 1,141 1/4 acres of public parks and squares. These pleasure and ornamental grounds not only constitute the chief decorative feature of the city, but contribute vastly in the hot season to public health and comfort.
50 years ago in The Sun
April 20: Gerald Bertram Webb Jr., of Middleburg, Va., noted hunt rider, was fatally injured in an accident at the running of the Worthington Valley Steeplechase race yesterday at Butler. He died at Union Memorial Hospital shortly after 8 o'clock last night.
April 21: When its motor failed, a small plane crashed yesterday afternoon into a heavily wooded section of Raynor Heights, Anne Arundel County.
Pub Date: 4/20/97