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In 1830 the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company built the first railroad station in Baltimore.

Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, was born in Baltimore and attended Saint Mary's Industrial School.

America's national anthem was written by Francis Scott Key a Maryland lawyer. It is believed Key wrote the anthem on September 14, 1814 while watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.
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A Baltimore Christmas feast often includes Sauerkraut with Turkey (which includes apples, onions and carrots.) worldholidaytraditions.com



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  • 1634 - March 25 - Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland

    historyorb.com

  • 1729 - Baltimore Town established by charter.



  • 1755 - French Catholics arrive
    French-speaking Catholics arrived in Baltimore from Nova Scotia.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • 1763 - First volunteer fire company
    First volunteer fire company, later Mechanical Company, formed in Baltimore.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • 1780 - Baltimore became port of entry

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • 1784 - Balloon ascension / Methodist Epsiscopal Church
    June - Edward Warren, Baltimore, made first balloon ascension in United States aboard balloon designed by Peter Carnes, Bladensburg.

    Dec -...Read MORE...


  • News 1796 - December 18 - 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)

    historyorb.com
    December 18, 1796

  • 1809 - November 22 - Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen

    historyorb.com

  • 1814 - September 12 - Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812

    historyorb.com

  • 1817 - Streetlights
    Feb - Gas Light Company incorporated to provide streetlights in Baltimore, first such firm in country.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • 1821 - May 31 - Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore

    historyorb.com

  • 1822 - steam power used to mill flour
    Isaac McKim milled flour with steam power, Baltimore, first such operation in country.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • 1827 - B & O Railroad
    Feb. 28 - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad chartered.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

    1827-02-28 - 1st...Read MORE...


  • 1838 - Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Baltimore.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    William Henry Bartlett print
    Artwork
  • 1854 - Baltimore
    Baltimore, a city, port of entry, and sent of justice of Baltimore county, Maryland, is situated on a small bay or estuary which extends about two...Read MORE...


  • 1861 - Regiment attacked by mob
    April 19 - Sixth Massachusetts Union Regiment attacked by Baltimore mob.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • News 1869 - German singing festival
    There is to be a great German singing festival in Baltimore from the 10th to the 16th of July. Handel's oratorio, "Messiah," is to be given, with a...Read MORE...


  • 1875 - City Hall
    Ceremonies dedicated Baltimore City Hall, a George Frederick design.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • 1879 - First Telephone exchange in state
    Telephone exchange opened in Baltimore, first in State.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • 1880 - Electrical energy
    Electrical energy debuted in Maryland at Sun Building, Baltimore.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Isaac Benesch
    Furniture, Carpet & Stove House
    285 & 287 N. Gay Street
    Baltimore
    Advertisement
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Weber's
    16 N. Charles St.
    Baltimore

    Advertisement
  • 1885 - first commercial electric street railway
    Baltimore-Union Passenger Railway Company, first commercial electric street railway in country.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • 1886 - Linotype machine
    Linotype machine perfected by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Baltimore.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • News 1889 - On the 8th, Mrs. Ellen Young, a colored woman, died suddenly at Baltimore, Md., at the age of one hundred and four years.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889

  • 1895 - Baltimore
    Baltimore, a city and port of entry, the metropolis of the state of Maryland, is situated on an estuary of the Patapsco River (locally known as "The...Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Baltimore - The Monumental City by St. George L. Sioussat
    For many a year after the weary passengers of the Ark and the Dove had disembarked at St. Mary's, there to make the first settlement under the...Read MORE...


  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Con. Baltimore and Calvert Sts.
    Before the Great Fire, February 7-9, 1904
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Broadway, From North Avenue
    Postcard
  • News 1902 - TORNADO VISITS BALTIMORE. THIRTEEN LIVES LOST IN AND NEAR THAT CITY.
    Nine Were Drowned in the Harbor by the Capsizing of Boats--The Damage is Heavy.

    Baltimore, July 21. - A fierce tornado characterized by a...Read MORE...


  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Fire Scene, the Great Fire in Baltimore, 1904
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Madison Avenue Gate, Druid Hill Park, 1904
    Postcard
  • News 1904 - February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
    THE STORY OF THE BURNING OF BALTIMORE

    All the world was startled on Sunday, February 7, 1904, just 39 days after the Iroquois theater horror, by...Read MORE...


  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Cardinal's Residence, 1905
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1905
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    A Busy Scene along the Wharves (1906)
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    General Offices. B & O Railroad, 1909
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Camden Station
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Md. University Hospital
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Friends Meeting-house and School
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Skinner's Dry Dock
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Bird's-Eye View from Federal Hill, 1912
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Water Tower, Roland Park
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    The Woman's College
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Baltimore, a city, port of entry, and metropolis of Maryland, the sixth city in population of the United States, is on an estuary of the Patapsco...Read MORE...


  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Eastern High School
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    City Hall and Municipal Office Building and Memorial Plaza
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Hotel Lord Baltimore
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Rennert Hotel
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Maryland Theatre and Hotel Kernan, 1923
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Post Office
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    The Southern Hotel
    Light and Redwood Streets
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    The Baltimore Stadium, 1929
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    The Shot Tower, Front and Fayette Streets
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Light Street and Wharves
    Postcard
  • News 1938 - November 1 – Horse Racing: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral by four lengths in their famous match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 1, 1938

  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Pennsylvania Station, 1938
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    New Emerson Hotel
    Baltimore & Calvert Streets
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Mt. Royal Station and Surroundings
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Scottish Rite Temple of Free Masonry
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Peabody Institute, Mt. Vernon Square, 1943
    Postcard
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Cathedral and Y.M.C.A. Building, 1953
    Postcard
  • 1957 - Baltimore Harbor Tunnel
    Nov. 30 - Baltimore Harbor Tunnel opened.


  • 1967 - October 27 - 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records

    historyorb.com

  • 1968 - Riots
    April - Riots in Baltimore and Washington, DC, followed assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

  • 1972 - Hurricane Agnes
    June 30
    Tens days of riverflow from Agnes have “aged” the Chesapeake Bay by more than a decade a week, filling it with as much sediment as it...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Baltimore, Maryland, USA


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William Henry Bartlett print
Artwork

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Isaac Benesch
Furniture, Carpet & Stove House
285 & 287 N. Gay Street
Baltimore
Advertisement

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Weber's
16 N. Charles St.
Baltimore

Advertisement

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Broadway, From North Avenue
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Con. Baltimore and Calvert Sts.
Before the Great Fire, February 7-9, 1904
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Fire Scene, the Great Fire in Baltimore, 1904
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Madison Avenue Gate, Druid Hill Park, 1904
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Cardinal's Residence, 1905
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1905
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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A Busy Scene along the Wharves (1906)
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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General Offices. B & O Railroad, 1909
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Md. University Hospital
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Camden Station
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Friends Meeting-house and School
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Skinner's Dry Dock
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Bird's-Eye View from Federal Hill, 1912
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Water Tower, Roland Park
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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The Woman's College
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Eastern High School
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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City Hall and Municipal Office Building and Memorial Plaza
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Hotel Lord Baltimore
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Rennert Hotel
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Maryland Theatre and Hotel Kernan, 1923
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Post Office
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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The Southern Hotel
Light and Redwood Streets
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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The Baltimore Stadium, 1929
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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The Shot Tower, Front and Fayette Streets
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Light Street and Wharves
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Pennsylvania Station, 1938
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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New Emerson Hotel
Baltimore & Calvert Streets
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Mt. Royal Station and Surroundings
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Scottish Rite Temple of Free Masonry
Postcard

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Peabody Institute, Mt. Vernon Square, 1943
Postcard

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Cathedral and Y.M.C.A. Building, 1953
Postcard
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  • 1634 - March 25 - Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland

    historyorb.com
  • 1729 - Baltimore Town established by charter.

  • Baltimore, MD - Travel Thru History


    301 Baltimore, MD - Travel Thru History - Full Show (www.youtube.com)
  • 1755 - French Catholics arrive
    French-speaking Catholics arrived in Baltimore from Nova Scotia.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1763 - First volunteer fire company
    First volunteer fire company, later Mechanical Company, formed in Baltimore.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1780 - Baltimore became port of entry

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1784 - Balloon ascension / Methodist Epsiscopal Church
    June - Edward Warren, Baltimore, made first balloon ascension in United States aboard balloon designed by Peter Carnes, Bladensburg.

    Dec -... Read MORE...

  • News  1796 - December 18 - 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)

    historyorb.com
    December 18, 1796
  • 1809 - November 22 - Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen

    historyorb.com
  • 1814 - September 12 - Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812

    historyorb.com
  • 1817 - Streetlights
    Feb - Gas Light Company incorporated to provide streetlights in Baltimore, first such firm in country.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1821 - May 31 - Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore

    historyorb.com
  • 1822 - steam power used to mill flour
    Isaac McKim milled flour with steam power, Baltimore, first such operation in country.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1827 - B & O Railroad
    Feb. 28 - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad chartered.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html

    1827-02-28 - 1st... Read MORE...

  • 1838 - Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Baltimore.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • Baltimore, MD - A History in Postcards


    Baltimore, MD - A History in Postcards (www.youtube.com)
  • 1854 - Baltimore
    Baltimore, a city, port of entry, and sent of justice of Baltimore county, Maryland, is situated on a small bay or estuary which extends about two... Read MORE...

  • 1861 - Regiment attacked by mob
    April 19 - Sixth Massachusetts Union Regiment attacked by Baltimore mob.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • News  1869 - German singing festival
    There is to be a great German singing festival in Baltimore from the 10th to the 16th of July. Handel's oratorio, "Messiah," is to be given, with a... Read MORE...

  • 1875 - City Hall
    Ceremonies dedicated Baltimore City Hall, a George Frederick design.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1879 - First Telephone exchange in state
    Telephone exchange opened in Baltimore, first in State.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1880 - Electrical energy
    Electrical energy debuted in Maryland at Sun Building, Baltimore.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1885 - first commercial electric street railway
    Baltimore-Union Passenger Railway Company, first commercial electric street railway in country.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1886 - Linotype machine
    Linotype machine perfected by Ottmar Mergenthaler, Baltimore.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • News  1889 - On the 8th, Mrs. Ellen Young, a colored woman, died suddenly at Baltimore, Md., at the age of one hundred and four years.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889
  • 1895 - Baltimore
    Baltimore, a city and port of entry, the metropolis of the state of Maryland, is situated on an estuary of the Patapsco River (locally known as "The... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Baltimore - The Monumental City by St. George L. Sioussat
    For many a year after the weary passengers of the Ark and the Dove had disembarked at St. Mary's, there to make the first settlement under the... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - TORNADO VISITS BALTIMORE. THIRTEEN LIVES LOST IN AND NEAR THAT CITY.
    Nine Were Drowned in the Harbor by the Capsizing of Boats--The Damage is Heavy.

    Baltimore, July 21. - A fierce tornado characterized by a... Read MORE...

  • News  1904 - February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
    THE STORY OF THE BURNING OF BALTIMORE

    All the world was startled on Sunday, February 7, 1904, just 39 days after the Iroquois theater horror, by... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Baltimore, a city, port of entry, and metropolis of Maryland, the sixth city in population of the United States, is on an estuary of the Patapsco... Read MORE...

  • News  1938 - November 1 – Horse Racing: Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral by four lengths in their famous match race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

    www.wikipedia.org
    November 1, 1938
  • 1957 - Baltimore Harbor Tunnel
    Nov. 30 - Baltimore Harbor Tunnel opened.
  • 1967 - October 27 - 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records

    historyorb.com
  • 1968 - Riots
    April - Riots in Baltimore and Washington, DC, followed assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
  • 1972 - Hurricane Agnes
    June 30
    Tens days of riverflow from Agnes have “aged” the Chesapeake Bay by more than a decade a week, filling it with as much sediment as it... Read MORE...

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