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Notable People & Places

Stories about famous people and places in Baltimore.

Woodrow Wilson and the 1883 Johns Hopkins Glee Club

What a cool photo! This shows Woodrow Wilson with his buddies on the Johns Hopkins Glee Club in 1883. Source: Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Flickr
JFK and Jackie in Dallas, 1963

Local Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Kennedy

Source: Baltimore Post-Examiner We wrote the other day about Kennedy's visit to Baltimore at Patterson Park. Well, we found another story related to that visit...
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Terrific Drawing of Johns Hopkins Hospital

This is a great drawing of Johns Hopkins Hospital that we found on the NIH website. Source: National Institutes of Health
Kennedy in helicopter (1961)

Kennedy Visits Patterson Park in ’62

Maybe a group of you remember this visit? We came across a neat story in The Baltimore Guide detailing an individual's memories of meeting...
proposed 20 million gallon reservoir for Baltimore

Map of Proposed 20 Billion Gallon Reservoir

This is a cool map that we found in The Baltimore Sun, from Thursday, November 5th, 1908. The initial funding of $5 million that year...
The 804-foot-long dirigible Hindenburg, the "Titanic of the Skies," soars above the Bromo-Seltzer Tower on its way to Lakehurst (N.J.) Naval Air Station on August 11, 1936. Nine months later, it would explode at Lakehurst, killing 35 passengers and crew. (Baltimore Sun)

Photo of Hindenburg Flying Over Baltimore in 1936

This is an incredible photo from 1936, showing the Hindenburg floating over Baltimore. Nine months later came the horrific accident in New Jersey. Make...
Batterin' Babe - Look At Him Now

Batterin’ Babe … Look at Him Now

Here's a cool image we found at the Library of Congress. It's a print of a song written in honor of Baltimore's native son,...
Two McNultys

Meet the Real Officer McNulty

Digging through The Baltimore Sun archives, we came across something awesome ... another policeman named McNulty! Much like the famed Ghosts of DC hero, Officer...

Visit of President Polk to Baltimore

James K. Polk isn't exactly the most memorable president. That said, this is an article that we dug up in the Baltimore Sun from June...

Three Bad First-Round Picks by the Orioles

Okay, sorry to do this ... but, here's one more post highlighting the failures of the O's. We were an awesome team in 1996...

Elvis Presley Concert at Baltimore Civic Center (1977)

On May 29th, 1977, a seriously rough looking Elvis Presley was in Baltimore to give a one of his last performances before he died...
Maryland Casualty clock tower in the distance (1950s)

The Maryland Casualty Clock Tower

Is there something so identifiable with a city that, when you visit, you just have to see it? Such as New York and the...
Cal Ripken Jr. high school photo - 1978

O’s No. 2 Draft Pick, Ripken, Fans 17 in 1978 Championship

Here's a really cool article from the days before Cal Ripken Jr. as an Oriole. This article was printed on June 8th, 1978 Largo--Just one...
1958 MLB All-Start game

1958 MLB All-Star Game at Memorial Stadium

The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game to be held in Baltimore was in 1958, four seasons after the Orioles arrived in town. The...