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Maryland Manual, 1927
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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 and
reaper attachment.
1837. Governor’s Council abolished and the office of Secretary of
State created.
1837. Electoral College for the Senate abolished ana Senators chosen
by popular vote as the result of action of Van Buren elec
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 Mili
tia first to arrive on scene.
1861. April 19—Sixth Massachusetts Regiment marched through Bal
1861. May—Gen. B. F. Butler seizes Federal Hill and commands Bal
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 unuer State House and interior of
building modernized.
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
W arfield.
1908. Good Roads movement begun.
1916. Troops of M. N. G. sent to the Mexican border.
1916. Budget System of appropriations adopted by the people of the
State as a part of the Constitution.
1916. State Law Department established under the Direction of the
1917. War sessions of the General Assembly.
1917. Maryland National Guard mustered into Federal service. Mary
land Council of Defense appointed. Camp Meade located in
Maryland; 3 13th Regiment organized.
1920. General Assembly passes measures providing for Merit System
applicable to State employees, and also creating Central
Purcnasing Agency.
1920. Special session of the General Assembly to pass laws enabling
women to register and vote.
1927. Legislation for the conservation and replenishment of the oyster
supply adopted. Gasoline Tax increased Two Cents, One and
one-half Cents for Lateral Roads and One-half Cent for the
elimination of Grade-crossings.

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