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864 MARYLAND MANUAL
Special Observances
The General Assembly has authorized the Governor to proclaim
special "Days" as follows:
Martin Luther King Day (Ch. 265, 1972) ............... .January 15
Republic of Lithuania Day (Res. No. 8, 1935)......... .February 16
Arbor Day (Res. No. 7, 1894) ..................... One day in April
John Hanson Day (Ch. 54, 1973) ......................... .April 13
Law Day, U. S. A. (Ch. 115, 1962) ......................... .May I
National Anthem Day (Res. No. II, 1964) ............. September 14
Constitution Day (Res. No. 8, 1951) ................. .September 17
General Pulaski Memorial Day (Res. No. 5, 1931)....... .October II
Poetry Day (Ch. 19, 1951) ............................. .October 15
Republic of Czechoslovakia Day (Res. No. 3, 1935) ....... .October 28
Frederick County Only
Repudiation Day: After twelve o'clock noon, November 23 is a legal
bank half-holiday (Acts 1894, chap. 510).
POET LAUREATE OF MARYLAND
By Chapter 178, Acts of 1959, the Governor was authorized to
appoint a citizen of Maryland as Poet Laureate of Maryland. Under
the provisions of this Chapter, the Governor appointed Vincent God-
frey Burns (Code 1957, 1971 Repl- Vol., 1972 Supp., Art, 41, sec. 77A).
MARYLAND SPORT
By Chapter 134, Acts of 1962, the age old equestrian sport of
Jousting was proclaimed as the official sport of the State of Maryland
(Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., Art, 41, sec. 79A).
STATE DOG
By Chapter 156, Acts of 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever was
declared to be the official Dog of Maryland (Code 1957, 1971 Repl.
Vol., Art. 41, sec. 77B).
STATE FISH
By Chapter 513, Acts of 1965, the striped bass or rockfish (Roccus
saxatilis) was designated as the official fish of the State of Maryland
(Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., Art. 41, sec. 71A).
STATE BIRD
The Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) is the official Maryland
Bird, designated by the General Assembly (Chapter 64, Acts of 1947).
Special provisions have been made for its protection (Chapter 154,
Acts of 1882) (Code 1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., Art. 41, sec. 77).
STATE FLOWER
The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is the official Maryland
Flower, designated by the General Assembly (Chapter 458, Acts of
1918). A yellow daisy, or coneflower it blooms in late summer (Code
1957, 1971 Repl. Vol., Art. 41, sec. 75).
STATE INSECT
The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphdryas phaeton) was de-
clared to be the official arthropodic emblem of the State of Maryland
by the General Assembly by Chapter 253, Acts of 1973 (Code 1957,
1971 Repl. Vol., 1973 Supp., Art. II, see. 77C).

 
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