150 years ago in The Sun
September 4: Yesterday morning the various public schools of our city, after being closed during the usual summer vacation, resumed their duties under the most auspicious prospects. In many of the primary schools the attendance at the precise hour of opening was unusually prompt, and the scholars indicated, by their early appearance, with their books in good order, a strong desire to taste more deeply of the fruits which those very excellent institutions freely bestow upon the rising generation.
100 years ago in The Sun
September 8: The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has ordered 88 new freight locomotives from the Baldwin Locomotive works, to be delivered in December and January. They are to be three cylinder, compound consolidation engines, and when completed, will represent the highest class heavy freight power ever built in this country.
50 years ago in The Sun
September 10: Time has not dealt kindly with either Baltimore's police or its spiritualistssince the murder of one of the latter, Mrs. Emma Kefalos, a month ago. The police are no nearer her murderer. And the spiritualists are no nearer. They had hoped to be, you know.