100 Years Ago
Rolling out the welcome mat
In the Times social column:
"Mr. Henry J. Bender has returned to his home on Rolling Road after visiting friends in
Mr. Bender and the Davises lived on Rolling Road before its hills, vales and curves were straightened out. The road lived up to its name then and traveling it you could easily imagine those hogsheads of tobacco bumping and rolling down it toward the deep, wide, 18th-century
75 Years Ago
Heart and San Francisco
From the Times national news section:
The bridge, one
Building a span over eight miles of bay was quite an undertaking. The bridge was designed by the famous bridge builder, Ralph Modjeski. Interestingly this
In 1936, while Modjeski's bridge in San Francisco was opening, Ignacy Paderewski was playing himself in the movie "Moonlight Sonata." By then the world-famous pianist, composer, philanthropist and one time Prime Minister of Poland was almost 80 years old.
Paderewski had visited America for diplomatic meetings and for concert tours and in 1913 he bought land in California. But Poland was never far from his mind. Throughout his life he worked for various relief organizations and at the age of 83, he headed the Polish National Council.
Upon his death in 1940, he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Although foreign nationals aren't usually buried at Arlington, President
However, his love wasn't exclusively for Poland. Paderewski asked that his heart be buried in America. It's in a crypt in
50 Years Ago
Drama in North
In the Elkridge news section:
"Stationed in Africa: A/2C Richard W. Hatfield, son of Mrs. Marie Wicklein is stationed at an air force base in Fr.
The U.S. had had air bases near Morocco and
Along with Bogart, Bergman, Sydney Greenstreet, and
Veidt, a German actor, was anti-Nazi, which didn't go over well with them. In fact, in the late 1930s the Gestapo planned to have him assassinated. Veidt quickly got out of Dodge, emigrating from
In 1942, he played, ironically, that malevolent Maj. Heinrich Strasser, stationed in Casablanca, Morocco. He was the Nazi who made things difficult for Rick, Ilse and the gang. It was art imitating life; playing a character type he knew all too well.