130 YEARS AGO
Mr. Edison is to begin the illumination of New York City with the electric light after having perfected his lamp.
120 YEARS AGO
All sorts: There is no reason why this State should not levy a tax on patented mines.
The Ladies of the Endeavor Society of the Presbyterian Church will give an entertainment at the Odd Fellows' Hall.
70 YEARS AGO
Advertisement: Carson Theatre - "They Knew What They Wanted," with Carole Lombard and Charles Laughton. Here's your 1940 movie!
50 YEARS AGO
President Kennedy will give his State of the Union message before Congress.
20 YEARS AGO
Governor Bob Miller prepares the "State of the State" address and is prepared to deliver copies of a $4.5 billion-plus budget.
10 YEARS AGO
Governor Guinn proposes a 4 percent raise each year for state workers ... and state workers at the top of their job classification would get another 1.5 percent - a new ninth step in the pay scales.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.