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200 YEARS AGO: Escaped from justice, being charged with sheep stealing, John Taylor, by trade a shoemaker, born in the town of Stourbridge, in the county of Worcester. He is about 26 years old, five feet five inches and a half inch in height, flight made, rather bow-legged, dark complexion, dark eyes and hair which was long at time of absconding, and has a remarkable scar under left eye.

Aris's Birmingham Gazette, July 1800.

100 YEARS AGO: A case of robbery with violence which is a scandal to the district concerned took place yesterday afternoon at Hockley, the victim of the affair being a master decorator named Herbert Palmer (38) of Hales Owen, who was found lying on the ground in great pain in Whitmore Street by police constable Harrison.

The Birmingham Daily Post, July 1900.

50 YEARS AGO: The Birmingham (Alabama) City Commission yesterday outlawed the Communist Party within the city boundaries. Communists were given 48 hours to get out of the city limits or risk arrest.

The Birmingham Post, July 1950.
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