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Maryland Manual, 1963-64
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MARYLAND'S MEMORABLE DATES

..Colonial..

Captain John Smith explored Chesapeake. . . . .June, 1608

Charter granted to Lord Baltimore ........June 20, 1632

Ark and the Dove sailed from Cowes. .November 22, 1633

arrived St. Clements

(Blakistone) Island.................. March 25, 1634

Assembly passed Act of Religious Toleration........ 1649

Capital moved from St. Mary's to Annapolis .......1694

King William's School (St. John's College)

founded in Annapolis.......................... 1696

Baltimore Town established.............. July 30, 1729

Mason and Dixon survey Maryland's boundary....... 1763

..Revolutionary..

Brig Peggy Stewart.."Tea Party"........October 19, 1774

Formation of "Association of Freemen"..... July 26, 1775

Maryland declares its independence ........ July 3, 1776

First Maryland Constitution adopted . . . .November, 1776

Washington College, Chestertown,..chartered........1782

..Annapolis..Nation's Capital (1783-1784)-

Annapolis became National Capital. . .November 26, 1783
Washington resigned commission

as Commander-in-Chief

at the State House in Annapolis. . .December 23, 1783
Congress ratified Treaty of Paris ending the

American Revolution...............January 14, 1784

Jefferson appointed Minister Plenipotentiary May 7, 1784
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St. John's College, Annapolis, chartered............. 1784

Annapolis Convention issued call for the

Constitutional Convention . . . .September 11-14, 1786
State Convention ratified Constitution

of the United States at Annapolis .....April 28, 1788
Maryland ceded District of Columbia to the United

States............................... March 30, 1791

..War of 1812 in Maryland..

British repulsed at the Battle of North Point
Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner"

during the bombardment of

Fort McHenry, Baltimore .......September 12, 1814

..Nineteenth Century..

Work began on first railroad in America

(The Baltimore and Ohio)............. July 4, 1828

Chesapeake-Delaware Canal opened......October 17, 1829

World's first Dental School of Surgery

founded in Baltimore ......................... 1840

World's first telegraph line erected between Baltimore

and Washington.......... ................... 1844

United States Naval Academy founded at

Annapolis.......................... October 10, 1845

"Maryland, My Maryland" written by James Ryder

Randall.............................. April 23, 1861

Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg).......September 17, 1862

Peabody Institute..first endowed school of music

in United States .............................. 1866

..Twentieth Century-
Chesapeake Bay Bridge dedicated ......... July 30, 1952

First official raising of the 49 and 50 star Flags at

Fort McHenry .................... July 4, 1959-60

Maryland's State House designated a Registered

National Historic Landmark .....December 19, 1960

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DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
TOURIST DIVISION
Annapolis, Maryland

 

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