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The Candy Kid and the Tiger Girl: The Rise and Fall of Richard and Margaret Whittemore

The Whittemore Gang was a notorious group of bank robbers on the east coast during the mid-1920s. Led by Richard Reese Whittemore, they went on a crime spree committing numerous crimes throughout New York and Maryland before they were capture and stopped in 1926. Read on to learn more about the rise and fall of Richard and Margaret Whittemore.

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An Accident so Ghastly We Read it in The Baltimore Sun in 1911

Read about a ghastly accident that was so gruesome, it was reported in The Baltimore Sun in 1911. J.C. Wood, a Baltimore and Ohio railroad brakeman, was run over and killed instantly. The wheels of the cars had passed over it, cutting it almost in two.

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The Seizure of 9,600 Bottles of Beer During Prohibition

In September of 1922, prohibition agents seized 9,600 bottles of beer from a vessel in regular service between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Read the full story of this historic seizure and discover why prohibition was such a horrible idea.

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Plane Crashes Into Memorial Stadium

Donald Kroner crashed a plane into Baltimore's Memorial Stadium in 1976 after a Colts vs. Steelers game. Nobody was injured, but it made for a crazy story the next day.

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