150 years ago in The SunMay 26:...

150 years ago in The Sun

May 26: Early Bathing -- Passing up Pratt Street about eight o'clock yesterday morning, we saw in the Basin, a boat from which some well grown boys, perfectly denuded, were throwing themselves overboard, and indulging in a bath. The ordinances of the city make it a penal offence to use the Basin as a bathing tub.


May 28: A little boy, named Crout, at Westminster, Carroll County, on Monday last, got his left hand into a fodder cutter and grinder, by which it was cut and mangled in a horrid manner, up to the wrist.

May 29: We have several times noticed the fact that great suffering for want of the necessities of life was prevailing in some of the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland, and we now learn that the scarcity is also spreading over Anne Arundel, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties.


100 years ago in The Sun

May 25: Albert Nurgebauer, aged forty-eight years, of 1248 Holbrook Street, committed suicide yesterday afternoon at his home by taking 10 cents' worth of laudanum.

May 26: Nearly 500 persons attended the first of a series of summer dances given last night at the Catonsville Country Club. A special train leaving Union Station at 8:30 p.m. conveyed the Baltimore guests to the clubhouse. The return trip was made at midnight.

May 28: Of 808 convicts in the penitentiary only five are in the hospital.

50 years ago in The Sun

May 25: Loyola College will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of its location at Evergreen with an academic procession at its ninety-seventh commencement exercises this afternoon.

May 28: Instead of 27 streetcar routes, as at present, the %J reconversion program of the Baltimore Transit Company calls for the retention of only 11 streetcar routes, all of which will be operated ultimately with modern cars. The old wooden yellow and red cars will be taken out of service.

May 31: An Eastern Airlines DC-4 plane, carrying 53 persons, crashed and burned early last night near Port Deposit. There were no survivors.


Pub date: 5/25/97