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Notable People & Places

Stories about famous people and places in Baltimore.

1913 Baltimore Orioles

Babe Ruth’s First Professional Game; Plays Shortstop for the Orioles

This is a cool old baseball photo. It's the 1913 Baltimore Orioles with Babe Ruth, pictured on the right. We did a little more digging...
1912 photo of the Fifth Regimental Armory

1912 Baltimore DNC Convention at Night

In 1912, the Democratic National Convention was held in Baltimore at the Fifth Regiment Armory. Here's a great old photo from that period of...

1981 Boog Powell Miller Lite Commercial

Amazing. What more can I say about this old commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7fZuEAm77A

Oprah on WJZ-13 Baltimore in 1983

This is an old clip of Oprah during her Baltimore TV days interviewing some dude named Herman Darvick -- who apparently has a LinkedIn...
Booth family home on N. Exeter St.

John Wilkes Booth’s Family on North Exeter Street

We came across a great find in the 1850 U.S. Census. John Wilkes Booth's famous acting family lived in Baltimore, splitting time there with...
portrait of John Wilkes Booth

Original Ad For John Wilkes Booth’s Acting Debut

This is absolutely amazing. We found the original advertisement in the Baltimore Sun for John Wilkes Booth's acting debut in Richard III. The play...

Remember Ben McDonald?

Wow, this guy's a blast from the past.  He was good, but nowhere near the level he should have been. The first overall pick...
Ripken celebrates victory

Cal Ripken Catches Last Out of 1983 World Series

Many of you remember the glorious 1983 season when the O's beat the Phillies to take the World Series. Let's relive that moment by...
Mt. Vernon Square

Great Photo of Mt. Vernon Place

Here's a cool early 20th century photograph of Mt. Vernon Place on Charles St. Source: Library of Congress
Circa 1900. "Baltimore City Hall." Rising behind a web of wires. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Great Photo of Baltimore City Hall in 1900

Check out this awesome photo of city hall in 1900. Click on it for some great details. Source: Shorpy
Cal Ripken breaks Gehrig's record (Baltimore Sun)

Cal Ripken Breaks Lou Gehrig’s Record

This is one of the greatest moments in all of sports history. If you're an Orioles fan, it needs no introduction. This is the...
Camden Yards under construction

Photos Before Camden Yards and During Constructions [Slideshow]

Whoa, these are cool. It's a series of photographs that we dug up showing what Camden Yards looked liked during construction. We found these...