The Eiffel Tower in 1890

Eiffel Tower Purchased for Move to Baltimore in 1894

This was a story idea sent to us about two years ago by Dave, and we're just now getting to it. It's also a...
1927 explosion at Baltimore mayor's home

Baltimore Mayor William Broening’s Home Destroyed by Bomb

Italian anarchists destroy Mayor William Broening's home with a bomb in 1927. Baltimore was placed on a war basis for protection soon after the explosion.
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Oyster Schooner Captain Shoots and Kills Prostitute Wife in Brothel

How can you not look at this title and want to know what's up with this story? Below is a fascinating story that we dug...
Bill Ripken 1989 Fleer

F**k Face: Bill Ripken’s 1989 Fleer Baseball Card

Remember this? If you were a big baseball card collector, you sure do. Here's a story about it from CNBC, posted December 9th, 2008. "I got...
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Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Neglect of Duty

Those are not charge you would like to have thrust upon you if you're a Baltimore police officer. Sadly, for one such...
Baltimore Sun headline

Accident Cuts Brakeman’s Body in Two

You read that correctly. This is a ghastly accident that we read about in The Baltimore Sun, printed on May 8th, 1911. Falling between freight cars...
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Prohibition Officers Seize 9,600 Bottles of Beer

Such a sad time ... not being able to drink beer? What a horrible idea Prohibition was. Below is an article that we dug up...
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Wild Italian Man Dances Naked in the Streets

How can you not click on a post with this title? That's what we thought when we came across this amusing article in The Washington...
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British Tourist Killed Chasing Thief

What a tragic story, and this wasn't really that long ago. Maybe some of you remember when this happened? We found the article in The...
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Elevator Drops Five Stories; Two Seriously Injured

Here's a crazy story we dug up in The Baltimore Sun, printed on March 24th, 1887. The elevator in the tobacco factory of Marburg & Bros.,...
1904 Royce Car

Man Arrested for Speeding; Charged With Going 6 MPH

1904 Royce Car Yes ... no joke. We found an article from The Baltimore Sun printed on January 23rd, 1904,...
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Wild Dog Shot and Killed in Northeast Baltimore

This is a crazy story that we came across in The Baltimore Sun, not unlike a story we found for Ghosts of DC. This was...
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.

Nazi Rally Held at Lehmann Hall on North Howard Street (1935)

This may come as a great shock to you, but before the worst of World War II, a number of locals in Baltimore were...
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1863 Advertisement for A Wife

Now this is a creative way to find yourself a wife. Place a classified ad in The Baltimore Sun. That's what this gentleman did exactly...
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Haunted House on Aliceanna Street

Here's a tale of a real haunted house. We don't normally write about real ghosts, just the metaphorical ones, but every now and then,...
Baltimore Sun headline - 1963

Police Find Decapitated Woman’s Body

Jeez, this is gruesome. Here's a crazy article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun from May 27th, 1963. Police early yesterday found the...
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Drunk Driving and a Runway Horse on North Howard Street

Check out this crazy story from the Baltimore Sun. It was printed on July 15th, 1922. In view of hundreds of shoppers on North Howard...
Baltimore Sun headline

Three Men Get Life Sentences for Thames Street Firebomb Deaths

This is a crazy story, and I'm sure it's been lost to history. This is an article that we dug up in the Baltimore...