September 20, 2012
130 Years AgoThe comet: A comet to be seen in the vicinity of the sun and its traveling schedule time appears to have two wings… It looks like the wandering Democratic party with a split on the public school questions. It will become quite lively for next few days and then pass out of sight… 120 Years AgoSteamer Tallac: The steamer was burned to the water’s edge at Tallac wharf. Sparks from the smoke stack or combustion of oily cotton was the cause. The Union Iron Works of San Francisco has a contract to lengthen the boat 25 feet … Remains taken to Glenbrook. Loss is $4,000.70 Years AgoSilver: Nevada’s 1941 silver mine production was the greatest since 1926. In 1941 the mines of Nevada produced 5,786,000 fine ounces of silver over the 1940 production of 5,175,928 fine ounces… 50 Years AgoBirths: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Koch of Carson City are parents of a girl, Mr. and Mrs. McKinnon of Gardnerville are the parents of a boy.30 Years AgoFallout trial: A federal judge will decide whether the government negligently exposed rural westerners to radioactive fallout 20 to 30 years ago… The case involves 24 plaintiffs but affects 1,120 claims. A University of Utah researcher details a 1977 study showing an extraordinary number of child leukemia deaths in southern Utah during the 1950s. 10 Years AgoThe test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile provided a spectacular light show over the western United States… seen in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico…• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.