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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 pretty unbelievable story, so get ready to wow your friends at happy hour later today when...

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 a dozen bats in front of my locker during the 1988 season. I pulled...

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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 individual, this happened and was reported in The Baltimore Sun on May 2nd, 1901. Patrolman Washington Tress, Central district,...

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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 being switched in the lower yards at Locust Point, J. C. Wood, 28 years old,...

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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 from The Washington Post, detailing the seizure of a lot of bottles of beer from a...

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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 Post, printed on August 3rd, 1907. Baltimore, Md., Aug. 2.–A man rushed up to Patrolman Geraghty...