March 18, 2012
130 YEARS AGO
Spying: A Philadelphia optician has made an opera glass that can be instantly made into a photographic camera – useful in obtaining instantaneous pictures of criminals without their knowledge.
120 YEARS AGO
Elopement: Lucky Baldwin’s daughter has eloped with her cousin and threatened to lose a ten million dollar inheritance by her father. He is a nice young man and has a good chance of her father’s forgiveness. Lucky Baldwin, however, is red hot over his daughter’s marriage, and threatens to lick the groom on site.
70 YEARS AGO
Carson Rainbow Assembly: The sixth birthday of the Order of Rainbow for Girls in Carson City was celebrated in the Odd Fellows Hall (across from State Capitol on Musser Street. Miss Ruth Bath, Worthy Advisor, Mother Advisor Miss Virginia Pozzi,Misses Mildred Reppert, Brownlie Wylie, Sally Woodgate, Evelyn Anderson, Past Worthy Advisors.
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50 YEARS AGO
Divorce: Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller obtained a divorce decree in Reno ending her marriage to the Governor New York charging mental cruelty. The 54-year old former Mary Todhunter Clark completed her six-week residence at Donner Trail Guest Ranch west of Reno.
30 YEARS AGO
Russian satellites show that man’s first soil samples of Venus are chemically similar to volcanic rock on Earth. The first color pictures taken from the spacecraft show an eerie orange-lighted rocky surface.
10 YEARS AGO
Band Director Richard Doede and his high school band play for the Band-O-Rama. The students will join with 950 other fifth through ninth graders throughout the school district at the Carson City High School.
• Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.