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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

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

William Henry Bartlett print

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Isaac Benesch
Furniture, Carpet & Stove House
285 & 287 N. Gay Street

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

16 N. Charles St.

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Broadway, From North Avenue

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
1729 - Baltimore Town established by charter.

Baltimore, MD - Travel Thru History

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1755 - French Catholics arrive
French-speaking Catholics arrived in Baltimore from Nova Scotia. resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
1763 - First volunteer fire company
First volunteer fire company, later Mechanical Company, formed in Baltimore. resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
1780 - Baltimore became port of entry 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...Read MORE...

News  1796 - December 18 - 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
December 18, 1796
1809 - November 22 - Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
1814 - September 12 - Battle of North Point fought near Baltimore during War of 1812
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
1822 - steam power used to mill flour
Isaac McKim milled flour with steam power, Baltimore, first such operation in country. resources/state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
1827 - B & O Railroad
Feb. 28 - Baltimore and Ohio Railroad chartered. resources/ ...Read MORE...

1838 - Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Baltimore. resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
Baltimore, MD - A History in Postcards

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

1875 - City Hall
Ceremonies dedicated Baltimore City Hall, a George Frederick design. resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
1879 - First Telephone exchange in state
Telephone exchange opened in Baltimore, first in State. resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
1880 - Electrical energy
Electrical energy debuted in Maryland at Sun Building, Baltimore. resources/ state-history-timeline/ maryland.html
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. 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.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 13, 1889
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...

Nine Were Drowned in the Harbor by the Capsizing of Boats--The Damage is Heavy.

Baltimore, July...

News  1904 - February 7 – The Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

All the world was startled on Sunday, February 7, 1904,...Read MORE...

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.
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
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...

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