130 Years Ago
Nevada Legislature, Seventh Session, Senate, Fifteenth Day, Carson City, January 18, 1875: Dr. Bergstein’s bill suppressing the quackery practice of quacks was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means... Senator Piper’s bill for the construction of a street (horse) railroad in Virginia City was taken up. The fare for passengers is not to exceed 10 cents per head. The roads runs the entire length of B, C, and D streets…
120 Years Ago
Rectory: The ladies of the Episcopal Church, known as the Parish Social, will hold a bazaar at the Opera House… Hall’s band has been engaged and varieties of refreshments will be served. Admission 50 cents. Funds to be applied to the purchase of a rectory.
110 Years Ago
Rogues Gallery: A law may be passed making it possible for the Warden of the penitentiary to secure photographs of persons convicted of a crime in Nevada. Nevada is the only State in the Union where this law is not in effect… Criminals dread the thought of a rogue’s gallery.
70 Years Ago
London: A piano for playing in bed will be shown at the British Industries Fair. The inventor wants to attempt to make the lives of the sick and bedridden happier. The piano is placed at the foot of the bed, and the keyboard is pulled out like a drawer and bent over on hinges until it is at right angle for the player’s hands.
50 Years Ago
Martin Luther King was attacked in Selma, Ala., when he registered at a previously white Selma hotel. King was hit in the right temple and kicked in the groin. The assailant was arrested and taken to jail…
15 Years Ago
President Clinton appealed to Congress stating the new century should begin with “commonsense gun safety.”
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.