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History of Annapolis, Maryland, USA

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Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA

Annapolis was known as the Athens of America during the seventeenth century and once served as the capital of the United States.

The United States Naval Academy was founded on October 10, 1845 at Annapolis.

Annapolis is known as the sailing capital of the world.

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  • 1649 - Annapolis founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1728 - First Newspaper in Maryland
    The first [newspaper] in Maryland was "The Maryland Gazette," issued at Annapolis in the summer of 1728.

    colonialwarsct.org/1755.htm

  • 1773 - October 14 - American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

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  • 1783 - November 23 - Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)

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  • 1845 - October 10 - Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis

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  • 1854 - Annapolis
    Annap'olis, a city and port of entry, capital of the state of Maryland, and of Ann Arundel county, on the right bank of Severn river, 2 miles from...Read MORE...


  • News 1858 - Burning of a Church.
    BALTIMORE, Monday, Feb. 15. - St. Ann's Episcopal Church, at Annapolis, was destroyed by fire last night. It was one of the oldest churches in the...Read MORE...


  • 1862 - May 9 - US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI

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  • News 1883 - A LARGE FIRE AT ANNAPOLIS. TEN HOUSES BURNED, TWO LIVES LOST, AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 22. - By the bursting of a lighted coal-oil lamp in the store of Louis S. Clayton, on Market-space here, about 4 o'clock this...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Annapolis
    Annapolis, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Mary land and of Anne Arundel co., is on the S.W. bank of the Severn River, 2 or 3 miles from...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Annapolis - Ye Ancient City by Sara Andrew Shafer
    Neither of the North nor of the South, of the Old nor of the New, the fair State of Maryland possesses a thousand charms that are all her own, as she ...Read MORE...


  • Annapolis, Maryland, USA
    Naval Academy seen from the Dome of the State House
    Postcard
  • News 1908 - EIGHT KILLED IN COLLISION. Special Cars Collide During Commencement at the Naval Academy. CONFUSED ORDERS CAUSED ACCIDENT.
    Several Extra Cars on Line to Take Care of Commencement Visitors.

    Scores of Others Seriously Injured and Some of Them Perhaps Fatally -Accident...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - FIND SAILBOAT DRIFTING. Believed Midshipman and Two Others Are Drowned.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 28 - Mrs. Nellie E. Bower, widow of Joseph Bower and daughter-in-law of John M. Bower, superintendent of the naval academy, and...Read MORE...


  • Annapolis, Maryland, USA
    State Capitol
    Postcard
  • Annapolis, Maryland, USA
    Governor's Mansion
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  • 1916
    Annapolis, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Maryland and of Anne Arundel co., is on the SW. bank of the Severn River, 2 miles from its...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - MIDSHIPMEN FIGHT FIRE. Dangerous Blaze at Annapolis Prevented by Them from Spreading.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 27. - A battalion of midshipmen from the Naval Academy tonight fought a fire which started in the business section of this city. ...Read MORE...




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  • 1649 - Annapolis founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1728 - First Newspaper in Maryland
    The first [newspaper] in Maryland was "The Maryland Gazette," issued at Annapolis in the summer of 1728.

    colonialwarsct.org/1755.htm
  • 1773 - October 14 - American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

    historyorb.com
  • 1783 - November 23 - Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)

    historyorb.com
  • 1845 - October 10 - Naval School (now called US Naval Academy) opens at Annapolis

    historyorb.com
  • 1854 - Annapolis
    Annap'olis, a city and port of entry, capital of the state of Maryland, and of Ann Arundel county, on the right bank of Severn river, 2 miles from... Read MORE...

  • News  1858 - Burning of a Church.
    BALTIMORE, Monday, Feb. 15. - St. Ann's Episcopal Church, at Annapolis, was destroyed by fire last night. It was one of the oldest churches in the... Read MORE...

  • 1862 - May 9 - US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport, RI

    historyorb.com
  • News  1883 - A LARGE FIRE AT ANNAPOLIS. TEN HOUSES BURNED, TWO LIVES LOST, AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 22. - By the bursting of a lighted coal-oil lamp in the store of Louis S. Clayton, on Market-space here, about 4 o'clock this... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Annapolis
    Annapolis, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Mary land and of Anne Arundel co., is on the S.W. bank of the Severn River, 2 or 3 miles from... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Annapolis - Ye Ancient City by Sara Andrew Shafer
    Neither of the North nor of the South, of the Old nor of the New, the fair State of Maryland possesses a thousand charms that are all her own, as she ... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - EIGHT KILLED IN COLLISION. Special Cars Collide During Commencement at the Naval Academy. CONFUSED ORDERS CAUSED ACCIDENT.
    Several Extra Cars on Line to Take Care of Commencement Visitors.

    Scores of Others Seriously Injured and Some of Them Perhaps Fatally -Accident... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - FIND SAILBOAT DRIFTING. Believed Midshipman and Two Others Are Drowned.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 28 - Mrs. Nellie E. Bower, widow of Joseph Bower and daughter-in-law of John M. Bower, superintendent of the naval academy, and... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Annapolis, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Maryland and of Anne Arundel co., is on the SW. bank of the Severn River, 2 miles from its... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - MIDSHIPMEN FIGHT FIRE. Dangerous Blaze at Annapolis Prevented by Them from Spreading.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 27. - A battalion of midshipmen from the Naval Academy tonight fought a fire which started in the business section of this city. ... Read MORE...

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