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The Eiffel Tower in 1890

Could You Imagine the Eiffel Tower Looming Over Charm City?

Take a trip back in time to 1894 when the Washington Post reported that a syndicate of Baltimore capitalists had bought the Eiffel Tower for the 1897 centennial celebration of Baltimore. Could you imagine the world's tallest structure looming over Charm City? Read on to find out more!

Baltimore Sun headline

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.

mmm, beer

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.

plane crash at Memorial Stadium 1976

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.

Aliceanna St.

The Aliceanna Street Ghost: A Tale of a Real Haunted House

This is an article printed in the Baltimore Sun on September 11th, 1919 about a house on Aliceanna Street between Wolfe and Washington. The house is said to be haunted, and no one has lived in it for two years. Read the article to find out more about this mysterious ghost!

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