150 years ago in The Sun June 27: LYNCH LAW IN MARYLAND -- A man at Leonardtown, while intoxicated, beat his wife severely last week, on hearing which several citizens arrested him, took him to an adjacent house, and, after a short trial, found him guilty, and sentenced him to be ducked in the bay. He was repeatedly thrown overboard from a boat, with a rope around his waist, until thoroughly sobered.
100 years ago in The Sun July 2: A baby camel was born late Thursday night in the camel pen at Druid Hill Park, and both the mother, Jennie, and baby are doing finely. The youngester is a male and has been christened with the illustrious name of "Dewey." Dewey is about three feet long and is anything in the world but pretty, no matter what his mother may think of him.
50 years ago in The Sun July 3: Hundreds of pleasure-bound motorists from Baltimore, Washington and other Western Shore points were delayed for hours last night when a Chesapeake Bay ferry broke down and held up loadings at Sandy Point. It was a disappointing delay, for most of the drivers had hoped to get a head start on thousands of urbanites who planned to spend the Independence Day week end at Ocean City, Rehoboth, Del., private shores and other pleasure spots.
Pub Date: 6/27/98