140 Years Ago
Egg catastrophe: A catastrophe occurred near the Plaza between Billy Wilson’s table and the old stone school house when a young gentlemen of exquisite taste and polish was being gallant between two young ladies. He was bringing home two dozen eggs in a paper, when a pet lamb took a sportive fancy to run between his knees. His hat, a stove pipe, tumbled over one side and while he made a grab at it, the other hand with the paper of eggs, got under his rear waist as he was falling ... and he sat plump on the delicate package.
130 Years Ago
All sorts: A Carson preacher has the following titles tacked to his name: Sir Knight, Reverend Senator and Presiding Elder ...
120 Years Ago
Eddie Freemen of Reno, the son of Andy Freeman who is an engineer on the V & T, died from eating wild parsnips.
70 Years Ago
New license plates: The usual silver and blue automobile license plates used in Nevada since 1936 will change in 1944 to red and white. Only one plate will be issued per car in order that precious metals needed for the war effort might be conserved ... The color combination has not been used in the state since 1928.
50 Years Ago
Test site town: The House-Senate Committee on atomic energy plans hearings on bills to establish a community at the Nevada atomic test site for personnel working there.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006. 30 Years Ago
The Spacelab will fly on its ninth shuttle mission in a major international venture. It is a joint effort between NASA and ESA and will include dozens of experiments that will deal with atmospheric physics, Earth observations, space plasma physics, astronomy, solar physics and life sciences ...