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Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Where is Baltimore, Maryland, USA? 

Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The Town of Baltimore was founded and laid out shortly thereafter on July 30, 1729, and is named after Lord Baltimore (Cecilius Calvert), who was the first Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland.wikipedia


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Baltimore, Maryland, USA - William Henry Bartlett print
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Baltimore, Maryland, USA - Isaac Benesch
Furniture, Carpet & Stove House
285 & 287 N. Gay Street
Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA - Broadway, From North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Broadway, From North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, USA - A Busy Scene along the Wharves (1906)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

A Busy Scene along the Wharves (1906)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA - Md. University Hospital
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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

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1729 - Baltimore Town established by charter.


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

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

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1780 - Baltimore became port of entry

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1784 - Balloon ascension / Methodist Epsiscopal Church
June - Edward Warren, Baltimore, made first balloon ascension in United States aboard balloon...Read MORE...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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News  1869 - German singing festival
There is to be a great German singing festival in Baltimore from the 10th to the 16th of July....Read MORE...

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

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

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

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1885 - first commercial electric street railway
Baltimore-Union Passenger Railway Company, first commercial electric street railway in...Read MORE...

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

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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.

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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,...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.

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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

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1916
Baltimore, a city, port of entry, and metropolis of Maryland, the sixth city in population of the...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.

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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

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

1972 - Hurricane Agnes
June 30
Tens days of riverflow from Agnes have “aged” the Chesapeake Bay by more than a decade a...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Barnes
flag  Keturah BARNES (abt. 1710, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - , )

Brawner
flag  Henry E. BRAWNER (12 October 1869, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 26 February 1911, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

Cullison
flag  Delilah CULLISON (1773, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 2 September 1860, , Indiana, USA)

Davis
flag  Harry DAVIS (25 June 1895, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 29 June 1926, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)

Frank
flag  Milton Benjamin FRANK (11 February 1862, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 12 December 1929, Pensacola, Florida, USA) gravestone

Howard
flag  John E. HOWARD (1832, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 16 August 1862, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

Malonee (Malone)
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  John MALONEE (MALONE) (19 January 1724, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 2 August 1783, , Tennessee, USA) gravestone

Mckee
flag  Andrew E. MCKEE (1825, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 5 May 1868, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA )

McKenzie
flag  Nancy Ann MCKENZIE (1746, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - abt. 1789, , Maryland, USA) gravestone

Porter
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  John PORTER (1737, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 1810, , Pennsylvania, USA) gravestone

Randall
flag  Christopher RANDALL (1682, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 2 February 1734, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
flag  Rachel RANDALL (20 June 1732, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - , )

Whelan
flag  Mary Catherine WHELAN (17 October 1858, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 13 May 1924, Key West, Florida, USA) gravestone

Zwiskr
flag  Charles ZWISKR (1804, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - 19 September 1874, Canfield, Ohio, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 27 ancestors who died in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1748
John MALONEE (MALONE) (19 January 1724 - 2 August 1783) & Sarah HART? (abt. 1726 - 25 January 1789)
married 8 November 1748

1795
Jacob FOUTE (2 December 1769 - 19 October 1831) & Anna Catherine FAUBEL (29 January 1773 - 28 November 1845)
married 18 June 1795
James MALONEE (1770 - 1837) & Delilah CULLISON (1773 - 2 September 1860)
married 13 February 1795
 

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