October 11, 2012
130 years ago
Wake Up! The comet is now a magnificent spectacle between four and five in the morning and is well worth the crawling out of a warm bed to see. At 4 a.m. the nucleus is below the horizon, but a broad shaft of light starts upward from the horizon like a pillar of gold.
100 years ago
State authorities have another chance to sent a man to the penitentiary for failure at suicide. Yesterday a Reno man tried the route by drowning, but the water was only four feet deep and he was rudely jerked to the county jail. Warden Cowing is just tickled to death every time he hears of a would be suicide. It is working fine, the new code.
70 years ago
Three members of the Nevada state highway department’s bridge design force have been loaned to the U.S. Bureau of public roads for service on the Alaskan-Canadian highway. The men are E.T. Boardman, Tony Leone and Alan Odell.
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20 years ago
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10 years ago
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