January 16, 2013
130 Years Ago
Died: Chester C., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Kitzmeyer, aged 18 months… of scarlet fever.
120 Years Ago
Journalistic landmark: The Territorial Enterprise passes to the silent majority after nearly thirty-five years of hard service. It began its publication in Genoa, moved to Carson and then to Virginia City. In the files of the Enterprise rests the history of the State. The original writers who made the paper a power are Joseph Goodman, Mark Twain, Charley Goodwin, Dennis McCarthy, Rollen Daggett, Dan De Quille…
70 Years Ago
Draft: The selective service is expected to announce plans to lift the ban on drafting married men with children… The reservoir of single men and childless men is almost exhausted…
50 Years Ago
Reactor: Senators Alan Bible and Howard Cannon announced that the Atomic Energy Commission will issue a permit to the University of Nevada for construction of an atomic research reactor on the Reno campus… for research, training and to provide a source of radioactive isotopes for use by other university departments.
30 Years Ago
Mike Shaughnessy has been re-elected as Nevada Day chairman and Ed Stokke as parade chairman for their ninth terms. Renamed as directors were Bob Berger, special arrangement; Bill Dolan, publicity – assisted by Thelma Calhoun…
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
10 Years Ago
Publisher weekly bestsellers-Fiction: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Prey by Michael Crichton… Nonfiction: Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell, The Sopranos Family Cookbook by Allen Rucker…