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1814. Bombardment of Fort McHenry, during which Francis Scott Key
wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," September 13.

1824. Religious tests for office removed.

1825. Jewish disabilities removed.
1828. July 4—Cornerstone of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad laid by

Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

1835. Bank riots in Baltimore.

1836. Obed Hussey, of Baltimore, the inventor of the first reaper and
mower, cut the first field of grain ever harvested by a reaper
(180 acres of wheat, oats and timothy), on the farm of Gen.
Tench Tilghman, near Oxford, Talbot County, Md., under the
auspices of the Board of Agriculture for the Eastern Shore
of Maryland. Owen Dorsey, of Howard County, Md., invented
the first successful side-rake reaper attachment.

1837. Governor's Council abolished and the office of Secretary of State


1837. Electoral College for the Senate abolished and Senators chosen by

popular vote as the result of action of Van Buren electors.
1841. The Eastern Shore Land Office abolished.

1844. First telegraph line in the world built between Baltimore and


1845. -United States Naval Academy established at Annapolis.
1851. July 4—Second State Constitution adopted.
1851. Office of Chancellor abolished and a Commissioner of the Land

Office created.

1859. John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Frederick County Militia

first to arrive on scene.

1861. April 19—Sixth Massachusetts Regiment marches through


1861. May—Gen. B. F. Butler seizes Federal Hill and commands


1862. September—Battle of Antietam.

1863. July—Battle of Gettysburg.

1864. July—Battle of Monocacy.
1864. October 12—Third State Constitution adopted.
1867. September 18—Fourth State Constitution adopted.
1876. Johns Hopkins University opened.
1879. New foundation placed under State House and interior of building


1889. Johns Hopkins Hospital opened.
1896. Geological and Economic Survey established.

1901. Court of Appeals building completed.

1902. Annex to State House commenced. Occupied by Legislature of


1906. The historic old Senate Chamber restored by Governor Edwin.


1908. Good Roads movement begun.


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