Past Pages for Wednesday, June 18, 2014
140 years ago
The Mint is to undergo its annual “clean up” in a few days. It will not be closed for that purpose, however, although operations in the refinery will be suspended for part of the time. The annual settlement takes place on the 30th in each year.
130 years ago
Tonight the Warren Engine Company will celebrate its anniversary at the Engine House after the old style. A good time may be counted on.
100 years ago
Charlie Mack of the Mack Auto Company of Reno states that the sales agents of automobiles in Nevada were all behind in the delivery of cars and that the season is the best yet experienced in the state.
70 years ago
Germany hurled its boasted secret weapon against Britain last night and early today, sending swarms of pilotless bombers over Southern England. Spitting fire like rockets, the fantastic missiles whooshed across the channel coast within 30 feet of the rooftops in small groups.
50 years ago
Gov. Grant Sawyer, new chairman of the National Governor’s Conference, will meet with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House, it was announced today.
30 years ago
Bob Kennedy of Kennedy Books has been elected president of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.
Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.