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Historical Dates

1608
Captain John Smith explores the Chesapeake Bay


1631
English trading post established on Kent Island


1632
Maryland Charter granted to Cecilius Calvert by King Charles I


1633
Ark and Dove sail from the Isle of Wight, England


1634
Ark and Dove arrive at St. Clements Island; St. Mary's City founded



1649
"An Act Concerning Religion" passed; Puritans founded Providence (now Annapolis)


1664
Slavery allowed by law in Maryland


1695
Annapolis becomes the capital of Maryland


1727
Maryland Gazette founded - the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States


1729
Baltimore founded


1767
Mason-Dixon Line established as Maryland's northern boundary


1776
Four Marylanders sign the Declaration of Independence


1783
Annapolis became the nation's capital from November 1783 until August 1784; George Washington resigned his commission in the State House


1784
Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris in the State House


1786
Annapolis Convention called for meeting to discuss new form of government


1788
Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the U. S. Constitution


1791
Maryland donates land for the new capital, Washington D.C.


1813
British raid Havre de Grace during the War of 1812


1814
British burn Washington and bomb Fort McHenry; Francis Scott Key writes the "Star- Spangled Banner"


1826
Public schools established by law; Jews given right to vote and to hold public office


1828
Building begun on the C&O Canal and the B&O Railroad


1829
C&D Canal opened


1830
B&O Railroad establishes first passenger rail service


1837
Baltimore Sun begins publication


1844
World's first telegraph line between Baltimore and Washington established


1845
U. S. Naval Academy established in Annapolis


1850
C&O Canal completed from Georgetown to Cumberland


1861
First bloodshed of Civil War occurs in Baltimore


1862
Confederate forces defeated at Antietam


1864
Maryland abolishes slavery


1867
Present Maryland Constitution adopted


1876
Johns Hopkins University founded


1886
Enoch Pratt Free Library opens in Baltimore


1904
Downtown Baltimore is destroyed by fire


1936
University of Maryland School of Law admits first African-American


1952
William Preston Lane, Jr., Memorial Bridge (Chesapeake Bay Bridge) opens


1967
Thurgood Marshall becomes first African-American Justice of the Supreme Court


1980
Baltimore's Harborplace opens


1985
Maryland begins an environmental program to clean up the Chesapeake Bay


1992
Oriole Park at Camden Yards officially opened


1995
Annapolis celebrates its 300-year anniversary as the capital of Maryland


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