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Maryland - Notable Historical Events

Harriet TubmanSep 17, 1849

Edgar Allan PoeOct 3, 1849

Stonewall JacksonSep 6, 1862

Walter JohnsonNov 5, 1940

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Maryland - Historical Events
Date Event
1633-06-20

Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore

1634-03-25

Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland

1648-01-24

Lord Baltimore's representative Margaret Brent ejected from the Maryland Council after requesting right to vote

1649-04-21

Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship

1656-01-24

1st Jewish doctor in US, Jacob Lumbrozo, arrives in Maryland

1657-09-24

First autopsy & coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland

1664-09-20

Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men

1701-09-28

Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA

1738-05-25

A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.

1750-12-01

First school in America to offer manual training courses opens in Maryland

1763-11-15

Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland

1773-10-14

American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1775-07-25

Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta

1781-01-30

Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland

1783-11-23

Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)

1784-11-01

Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents

1788-04-28

Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify constitution

1788-12-23

Maryland votes to cede a 10 sqaure mile area for District of Columbia

1830-05-24

1st passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland)

1847-02-04

1st US telegraph co established in Maryland

1849-09-17

Harriet Tubman 1st escapes slavery in Maryland with two of her brothers

1849-10-03

American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

1849-12-06

Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and final time

1861-04-18

Battle of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, part of the Maryland Campaign (US Civil War)

1861-04-29

Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union (US Civil War)

1862-06-02

Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington DC

1862-09-04

Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)

1862-09-05

Lee crosses Potomac & enters Maryland

1862-09-06

Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland

1862-10-12

Skirmish at Monocacy, Maryland

1863-06-02

Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves

1863-06-29

Battle at Westminster Maryland: Federal assault

1864-10-11

Slavery abolished in Maryland

1864-10-13

Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery

1895-10-22

David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland" premieres in NYC

1897-07-26

37.5 cm rainfall at Jewell, Maryland (state record)

1897-07-27

14.75" (37.5 cm) of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland (state 24-hr record)

1912-01-13

-40°F (-40°C), Oakland, Maryland (state record)

1924-02-25

Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)

1927-09-12

Sigmund Romberg's musical "My Maryland," premieres in NYC

1935-11-05

Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of Maryland to admit Donald Murray, a black man

1936-07-10

109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record)

1940-11-05

Walter Johnson, won 416 games for Wash Senators, loses Maryland congressional race (R)

1946-06-13

1st transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, California-Maryland

1948-11-12

The first mobile betatron (particle accelerator) begins operation at the U.S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Maryland

1955-08-15

Hurricane Connie dissipates after killing 43 in NC, SC, Virginia & Maryland

1956-07-04

US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland

1961-06-19

US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland's constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God

1963-09-19

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

1963-12-08

Pan Am Flight 214 crashes outside Elkton, Maryland with 81 killed. Only case of lighting causing air crash

1966-11-30

Radio time signal WWV moves from Greenbelt, Maryland

1967-07-24

Race riots in Cambridge, Maryland

1973-08-08

US vice-president Spiro T Agnew says reports he took kickbacks are "damned lies" from government contracts in Maryland. Vowed not to resign.

1973-12-02

US Air Arena opens in Landover Maryland, Bullets beat Seattle, 98-96

1988-05-23

Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990

1994-12-31

1st snowless December in Baltimore Maryland

1996-05-06

The body of former CIA director William Colby is found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland, eight days after he disappeared.

2012-06-30

Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

2012-11-07

Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage

2016-03-14

Maryland Shooting Outside Police Station Leaves One Officer Dead

2016-05-31

UNC edges Maryland in OT for first NCAA lacrosse championship in 25 years

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Maryland - Notable Birthdays

John DickinsonNov 13, 1732

Upton Beall SinclairSep 20, 1878

Thurgood MarshallJul 2, 1908

Jack FisherMar 4, 1939

Cal RipkenAug 24, 1960

Michael PhelpsJun 30, 1985

Maryland - Birthdays
Date Event
1605-08-08

Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675)

1637-08-27

Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (d. 1715)

1721-04-13

John Hanson, Maryland, 1st US Pres under Articles of Confederation

1732-11-13

John Dickinson, Talbot County Maryland, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1745-03-10

John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)

1815-12-23

Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat

1817-10-17

Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro)

1828-08-24

George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

1873-10-02

Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (d. 1924)

1878-09-20

Upton Beall Sinclair, Baltimore, Maryland, US writer (Jungle), (d. 1968)

1882-10-04

Felix Krembs, The Heart of Maryland

1887-02-07

Eubie Blake, Baltimore Maryland, US ragtime composer/pianist (Memories of You) (d. 1983)

1894-05-27

Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, detective novelist (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)

1895-02-06

George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Baltimore, Maryland, baseball great (NY Yankees)

1908-07-02

Thurgood Marshall, Baltimore Maryland, 1st black Supreme Court justice (1967-91), (d. 1993)

1914-04-26

James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls/Columbia, Maryland)

1921-11-02

Willaim D Schaefer, Maryland, (Gov-D-Md)

1926-06-03

Roscoe G Bartlett, (Rep-R-Maryland)

1926-11-13

Harry Hughes, 57th Governor of Maryland

1927-04-03

Wesley Brown, Baltimore, Maryland, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, (d. 2012)

1930-05-11

William Carey, Baltimore, Maryland, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC) (d. 2012)

1931-02-12

Constance A Morella, (Rep-R-Maryland)

1939-03-04

Jack Fisher, Frostburg Maryland, MLB Pitcher

1940-05-06

Murray Sidlin, Baltimore Maryland, conductor (Natl Symph 1973-77)

1941-09-19

"Mama" Cass Elliot, Balt Maryland, rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas)

1943-10-05

Benjamin L Cardin, (Rep-D-Maryland)

1945-03-04

Gary Williams, Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey

1946-04-15

Wayne Gilchrest, (Rep-R-Maryland)

1946-10-02

Roger Jett, Cumberland Maryland, actor (Smithereens)

1947-04-12

Tom Clancy, Baltmore Maryland, American author

1948-10-24

Kweisi Mfume, (Rep-D-Maryland)/CEO (NAACP)

1951-04-15

Marsha S Ivins, Baltimore Maryland, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81)

1951-09-10

Albert R Wynn, (Rep-D-Maryland)

1952-03-28

Len Elmore, Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey

1953-10-31

John Lucas, Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey

1957-11-25

Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor

1960-08-24

Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace Maryland, shortstop (Baltimore Orioles, consecutive game streak)

1962-12-28

Melissa R. Kelly, former Maryland politician

1963-01-18

Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland

1964-03-29

Michael A. Jackson, Maryland politician

1964-10-05

Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician

1969-03-22

Russell Maryland, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders)

1969-03-22

Russell Maryland, Super Bowl XXVII

1969-09-11

Laura Sisk, Maryland, actress (Allison Rescott-Loving)

1969-10-12

Kimberly Ann Grimm, Mt Lake Park Md, Miss Maryland-America (1991)

1972-03-06

Susan Alexander, Silver Spring Maryland, Miss America-Maryland (1997)

1972-03-09

Marcia M Griffith, Washington DC, Miss America-Maryland (1996)

1972-03-21

Michele Michael, Miss Maryland USA (1996)

1973-03-13

Ann Coale, Miss USA-Maryland (1997)

1974-10-09

Keith Booth, Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey

1977-07-18

Phil Dixon, Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey

1977-11-12

Jennifer Smith, Miss Maryland Teen USA (1996)

1978-10-09

Juan Dixon, Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey

1979-06-25

Brandi Lynn Burkhardt, Miss Maryland Teen USA (1997)

1981-05-17

Drew Nicholas, Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey

1984-10-06

Jonathan Austin, Walking to Maryland

1985-05-07

Lucas Kidd, Walking to Maryland

1985-06-30

Michael Phelps, Baltimore, Maryland, American swimmer (16 Olympic medals)

1985-08-06

Lucien Knotter, Beachfront Maryland Materpieces

1986-12-18

Michael Kozlowski, Walking to Maryland

Maryland - Notable Weddings

Jim HensonMay 28, 1959

Cal Ripken JrNov 13, 1987

Charles BarkleyFeb 9, 1989

Will SmithDec 31, 1997

Maryland - Weddings
Date Event
1959-05-28

Muppeteer Jim Henson (22) weds Jane Nebel (24) in Salisbury, Maryland

1987-11-13

MLB baseball player Cal Ripken Jr (27) weds Kelly Geer at Towson United Methodist Church in Maryland

1989-02-09

NBA power forward Charles Barkley (26) weds legal aide Maureen Blumhardt in Elkton, Maryland

1997-12-31

"The Fresh Prince" Will Smith (43) weds actress and singer-songwriter Jada Pinkett (40) in Baltimore, Maryland

2013-10-12

Actor Ben Feldman (33) weds longtime girlfriend Michelle Mulitz at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Maryland - Notable Deaths

Elizabeth Ann Bayley SetonJan 4, 1821

Maryland - Deaths
Date Event
1632-04-15

George Calvert, Proprietor of the Avalon (Maryland) Colony (b. 1580)

1675-11-30

Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1605)

1715-02-21

Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (b. 1637)

1752-05-03

Samuel Ogle, British provincial Governor of Maryland (b. c. 1692)

1768-06-19

Benjamin Tasker, Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)

1807-05-17

John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745)

1821-01-04

Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st native-born American saint, dies in Maryland at 46

1960-03-04

Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)

1964-11-05

Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (b. 1893)


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