150 years ago
Oct. 24, 1868
• The number of persons who have availed themselves of the provisions of the act of Congress giving artificial limbs to maimed soldiers amounts to five thousand nine hundred and seventy-one. Of these, three thousand seven hundred and eighty-one were supplied with legs, two thousand one hundred and thirty-four with arms, forty-four with hands, and nine with feet.
75 years ago Oct. 24, 1943
• The approximately 1,000 employees of the Kent Defense Plant here were agreeably surprised on Friday, when they received checks representing a second distribution of increased pay checks. The first increased pay checks were received as of Sept. 6, amounting to 7 cents per hour. Checks received on Friday represented an additional per Oct. 23, 1968
• An expansion program, costing an estimated $1 million, will be started next month at the fashionable Great Oak Yacht Club here, according to Frank C. Russell, president of the noted Chesapeake Bay resort. The 1,100-acre Great Oak Yacht Club will be the largest of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard, Mr. Russell said. Cat Cay, in the Bahamas, is believed to be the second largest.
• Louis L. Goldstein, comptroller of the State of Maryland, will head this year’s alumni fund program for his alma
Oct. 27, 1993
• Mischief night came early to Kent County. In one of the worst incidents of its type in recent years, vandals wielding pumpkins inflicted more than $5,000 in damage to Kent County High School and Worton Elementary School Thursday. Three school buses, about 20 windows and several chain-link fences were badly damaged in pre-Halloween mischief.
• Little more than a week into the 1993-94 oyster season, state fisheries officials are predicting a bleak harvest. The Chester River boasts some of the only waters free of the ravages caused by oyster diseases MSX and Dermo, As a result, the bars here will be harvested heavily.