150 Years Ago
Bee’s Whacks. A man in Scotland was killed by bees. He was working near a hive when the bees came out and settled on his head. A few minutes the unfortunate man was found lying on his face, quite dead.
130 Years Ago
Too much learning. Chinese do not subscribe to newspapers. Dr. Wau Kee used to take the Grass Valley Tidings and every afternoon he would call and get it from the editor, and they would have to read the paper and explain the contents to him. Dr. Wau Kee is now in the asylum for the insane at Stockton. Too much learning made him go mad.
110 Years Ago
Advertisement. “Carson Opera House — Oliver Morosco presents Mr. Harry Mestayes in Henry Isben’s, a Master piece ‘GHOSTS.’ The play has aroused more discussion on two continents than any other that was ever written. Prices — Dress circle $1, orchestra 75 cents, back seats 50 cents.”
70 Years Ago
Nevada Day. 25,000 people from all parts of Nevada and California drove their way through snowdrifts and heavy rainfall to attend Nevada’s 81st birthday in Carson City. The parade was led by a mounted color guard and was closely followed by Gov. Vail Pittman, Lt.-Col. Norman Brown, Maj. J. E. Lynch, Maj. Fraser ... Bands from Douglas and Carson high schools, Stewart Indian School and Churchill High School were in attendance.
50 Years Ago
Photo caption. Motor vehicle renewal information is punched into an IBM-card for addition to the computer and automatic preparation of the motorist’s registration for an automobile. Key punch operator Pat Dishaw explains the process to Director Louis P. Spitz of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Other keypunch operators are Ramona Armond and Martana Wendell.
20 Years Ago
Cape Canaveral. Researchers in orbit pushed ahead with laboratory experiments aboard the space shuttle Columbia. The 16-day mission is due to end at Kennedy Space Center.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.