200 Years Ago
∎ Mr. Darrow will instruct the exercise of the small sword, the cut and thrust, the broad sword and firelock, at Col. Chapman’s Tavern in Northampton on Wednesday of each week, at one o’clock in the afternoon. Terms of tuition made known at the bar.
∎ The firm of White & Pepper, painters, is by mutual consent dissolved this day. The business in future will be continued by Job White alone.
100 Years Ago
∎ Tomorrow night the season will be opened by the country club. There will be dancing and card playing, making the evening a pleasant informal social one. Saturday, the 24th, tea will be served by Mrs. Stephen L. Butler and Miss Bigelow.
∎ Ice formed in many places Saturday night nearly a quarter of an inch. The thermometer dropped to only about 30 above. Corn, beans and other things that had got pretty well up in gardens were in a large number of instances practically killed and it will be necessary to replant.
50 Years Ago
∎ The Hampshire Hurricanes Model Airplanes Club will hold a flying field day and exhibition of model aircraft on the afternoon of Memorial Day at the flying field adjacent to Look Park, and is inviting the public to come to witness the flying feats that the club has planned.
∎ The gypsy moths have emerged from their cocoons as caterpillars and are covering part of the city “by the millions,” according to City Engineer Francis P. Ryan, who said that the recent aerial spaying was not effective and a heavier dose of DDT may have to be applied.