150 Years Ago
Jollification: There was jubilation over the Mint news and the parading Zouaves and their howitzers were firing salutes. Col. Curry was put into a sulky in triumph and was riding about the streets.
130 Years Ago
Phrenologist: Prof. McDonald of San Francisco will deliver a free lecture at the Carson Opera House on phrenology, human nature and self-improvement.
110 Years Ago
Baloon [sic] record: Count De La Valaux in the course of his first ascent in his new baloon [sic] today established a dirigible record by remaining eight hours in the air over Boise De Boulonge.
70 Years Ago
Reward: One hundred dollars cash reward will be paid to any person or persons furnishing evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of any person committing vandalism or theft in or about the premises of the Nevada State Museum.
50 Years Ago
Bing Crosby’s brother: Everett Crosby, who managed Bing Crosby for many years, died. He had been confined to a wheelchair since both legs were amputated because of a circulatory ailment.
20 Years Ago
TWA jetliner explodes: There were 229 people aboard a TWA jetliner headed for Paris that plunged into the waters off Long Island. There were no survivors.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.