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by BILL DOLAN

120 YEARS AGO

If the astronomers have not miscalculated, the comet will return on a back track 10 times as bright as it was a year ago. It is estimated the eastern heavens will be a sheet of flame from midnight until sunrise. After this exhibition, the comet will plunge into the sun, the final tomb of all comets.

100 YEARS AGO

Capitol building in this city has just received finishing touches from the painter and it looks better than it has since the first officer took a position in the building. Every office has been painted, and in most cases the floors have been carpeted.

70 YEARS AGO

Leisure Hour Club program, talk on Alaska by C.A. Bovett. Little Miss Blanche Wright sang two charming songs, one in both English and French. The dainty little maid has a sweet true voice. Accompanist was Miss Helen Brooks.

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50 YEARS AGO

Mrs. Milton Badt of Carson City was elected a vice chairman of the Big Three Conference of Girl Scouts of America at Fresno.

20 YEARS AGO

Investigation of the murder of beauty queen Sheila Jo Harris, 18, in her apartment last January is still continuing with no remarkable progress, said Sheriff Harold Dunn. She was Miss Douglas County.

10 YEARS AGO

Area health care professionals can now quickly access comprehensive medical information at Carson-Tahoe Hospital’s medical library through a new computer system, CAMEL, Computer Assisted Medical Education Line.

Bill Dolan, a Carson City resident, has been writing this column for the Nevada Appeal since 1947.