Looking Back on March 20, 2010

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100 years ago, 1910

This afternoon at Music Hall there will be a big treat in store for the children of the two cities. The greatest attraction of the age is on exhibition at this theatre. Lady Betty, the monkey with a human brain, does everything but talk. Lady Betty is the nearest human of any Simian that ever lived. She rides a bicycle, skates on rollers, smokes, sews, threads a needle. She is 6 years of age, insured for $30,000 and receives a salary of $800 a week. Besides being the greatest vaudeville feature that ever played this city, she is the highest salaried.

50 years ago, 1960

The St. Dominic’s High School hockey team, Maine 1960 interscholastic champions who recently participated in the New England tournament at Providence R. I., will be guests of honor at the Thursday noon meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club at the DeWitt Hotel. The squad, along with Coach Ray Marcotte, will be feted by the Rotarians for their achievements.

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25 years ago, 1985

1985 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of German-born composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and to celebrate the event a recital will be held Thursday by a noted Bates College musician.

Associate professor of music Marion R. Anderson will perform an all-Bach organ program at 8 p.m. in the Lewiston college’s chapel, and the public is invited to attend without charge.

Anderson will play the college’s 36-stop handcrafted tracker-action organ. The organ, similar in style to classic European instruments played by Bach, Handel and Mozart, incorporates features of both 19th and 20th century organ design.

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