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130 Years Ago

Application for pardon: Application for pardon was made on behalf of Morris Marks who was convicted in Lander County three years ago for an assault with intent to kill. He had been recently married and a child born to him. He did not see the child until he had been in State Prison for a year. The wounded man has recovered and suffered no inconvenience from the cut… Leading citizens of Austin recommended his pardon which was granted.

120 Years Ago

Janitor Latta put in a good supply of fire wood in the State Capitol to keep the Republicans from freezing to death… It was a very cold day in that vicinity.

70 Years Ago

Rose Bowl: Military authorities will permit the Rose Bowl football classic if the war present situation is unchanged.

50 Years Ago

Misprinted stamps: The Post Office said it was going to flood the market with hundreds of thousands of deliberately misprinted Dag Hammerskjold stamps to undercut the inflated value of a few hundred sold by mistake. 400 stamps in the commemorative issue were run through a color overlay press upside down.

30 Years Ago

Poisoning (Chicago): Police searched nationwide for an Illinois man wanted for questioning in the cyanide-Tylenol poisoning deaths of seven people…

• 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

Growth Management: Carson City, Washoe County and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency have started different growth-management systems with intention of promoting responsible growth within their communities. Carson City was mandated by the state in 1978 to create a plan to restrict growth … Since 1983, the city has allowed 3 percent growth in residential units.