July 6, 2012
130 Years Ago
Diphtheria: Rose Bollen, the nine-year old daughter of R. W. Bollen, of the Mint, died from diphtheria… She makes the third death in one month, the other being the two children of J. H. McCormack, grandchildren of Captain Bollen.
120 Years Ago
Reports on lodging at Lake Tahoe: Baldwin’s Tallac: This resort always famous for its natural beauty… Elegant cottages are going up all about Tallac. Next season the water pressure will be used to run dynamos and furnish the grounds with electric lights…
70 Years Ago
Advertisement: “Carson Theatre – ‘The Maltese Falcon’ with ‘Killer’ Bogart and Mary Astor – He’s looking for trouble! She’s looking for him!”
50 Years Ago
The United States successfully rocked the world’s first international communications satellite Telestar… opening a new era of global radio and “live” television…
30 Years Ago
Shuttle phone: The special “space phone” allowed Americans to eavesdrop on conversations between the astronauts and Mission Control… 8,000 calls over the last nine minutes of the flight.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.