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Maryland/Colony timline

  • Maryland was established

    Maryland was established
    Details-Lord Baltimore established Maryland for Roman Catholics trying to flee persecution in England. Lord Baltimore also promised religious freedom. It based its economy on tobacco, which required backbreaking work.
  • King Charles I of England granted a charter to George Calvert

    King Charles I of England granted a charter to George Calvert
    Details-The first Lord Baltimore, yielding him proprietary rights to a region east of the Potomac River in exchange for a share of the income derived from the land. The territory was named Maryland in honor of Henrietta Maria, the queen consort of Charles I
  • Colonists voted into law An Act Concerning Religion

    Colonists voted into law An Act Concerning Religion
    Details- (later known as the Maryland Toleration Act), which granted freedom of worship for all Christians. Although permanently repealed in 1692, the act was one of the first statutes granting religious liberty of any kind and was an important step toward true freedom of religion in the United States.
  • The General Provincial Court

    The General Provincial Court
    Details-In session at Patuxent, Maryland, impaneled the first all-woman jury in the Colonies to hear evidence against Judith Catchpole, who was accused of murdering her child. The jury acquitted her after hearing her defense of never having been pregnant.
  • Toleration Act

    Toleration Act
    Details-Parliament granting freedom of worship to Nonconformists (i.e., dissenting Protestants such as Baptists and Congregationalists). It was one of a series of measures that firmly established the Glorious Revolution (1688–89) in England.Nov 13, 2015
  • King Williams School

    King Williams School
    Details-Became the first school in the U.S. to open in 1696. Maryland is also home to the first dental school in the U.S., opened at the University of Maryland.
  • Benjamin Banneker was born in Maryland

    Benjamin Banneker was born in Maryland
    Details-He grew up a free black man. From his farm near Baltimore, Banneker spent much of his time studying the stars. Although he lacked much of a formal education, he taught himself with borrowed books and became a noted mathematician, astronomer and inventor.
  • Maryland's northern boundary line

    Maryland's northern boundary line
    Details-Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed Maryland's northern boundary line with Pennsylvania. In 1791, Maryland ceded land to form the District of Columbia
  • The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania

    The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania
    Details-The Mason-Dixon line, was agreed upon. It was first surveyed in 1763 to 1767 by two British astronomers, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, in order to settle a dispute between the Calvert and Penn families, the owners at that time of the two states in question.
  • Became its own state

    Became its own state
    In 1744, the colony bought from Native Americans the last of what would become the colony of Maryland. This completed what had become a general encirclement of Native American lands by European settlers. Some conflicts between the two peoples were violent, but mostly the Native Americans lost their lands through sheer force of will on the part of the European settlers to grab as much land as they could as quickly as they could.
  • A pro-war mob destroyed Hanson‘s newspaper office

    A pro-war mob destroyed Hanson‘s newspaper office
    Details- Four days after America’s declaration of war against Great Britain. Revered American Revolutionary cavalry hero Henry “Light-Horse Harry" Lee was nearly beaten to death by a mob in Baltimore. Lee came to the aide of an anti-war newspaper publisher in Baltimore, Alexander Contee Hanson, defending his right to freedom of speech.
  • St. Michaels, Maryland

    St. Michaels, Maryland
    Details-Is known as “The town that fooled the British.”Residents of the town knew the British were about to attack on August 10, 1813, and they turned off all of their lights. Lanterns were attached to the tops of trees and the masts of ships, causing the British to overshoot the town. Only one house was struck during the invasion and it became known as the “Cannonball House.”
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    Details-while witnessing the British bombard Fort McHenry in an attempt to capture Baltimore during the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In 1931, the United States adopted the song as its national anthem. Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star Spangled Banner” after seeing the raising of the American flag at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Ground-breaking ceremonies were held in Baltimore

    Ground-breaking ceremonies were held in Baltimore
    Details- For construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Charles Carroll, last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, turned the spade in Baltimore. At the groundbreaking, Carroll said, “I consider this among the most important acts of my life, second only to that of signing the Declaration of Independence, if even it be second to that."
  • Jacob D. Green

    Jacob D. Green
    A slave in Queen Anne’s County, Md., escaped from the plantation of Judge Charles Earle after his wife and 2 children were sold in his absence. In 1842 he was caught and returned to Judge Earle, who sold him to a new master in Tennessee. Green escaped and was captured a few more times before he finally reached Canada. In 1851 he immigrated to England and in 1964 published a 43-page account of his adventures.
  • Samuel F.B. Morse,

    Samuel F.B. Morse,
    Details-Before a crowd of dignitaries in the chambers of the Supreme Court, tapped out the message, "What hath God wrought?" to his partner in Baltimore, Alfred Vail. Congress had appropriated $30,000 for the experimental line built by Ezra Cornell between Washington and Baltimore. American portrait artist Samuel F.B. Morse developed the technology for electrical telegraphy in the 1830s, the first instantaneous form of communication.
  • Harriett Tubman

    Harriett Tubman
    Details-She escaped slavery in the Cambridge area and became a conductor of the Underground Railroad, rescuing family and friends.
  • The American Civil War.

    The American Civil War.
    Details-In 1859 John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
  • Confederate cavalry entered Cumberland

    Confederate cavalry entered Cumberland
    Details- Battle of South Mountain - Union troops forced Confederates from Crampton's and Turner's Gaps; Confederates defeated at Antietam - most deadly battle of Civil War, 4,800 dead, 18,000 wounded
  • African-American Matthew Alexander Henson

    African-American Matthew Alexander Henson
    Details-Was born in Maryland. He and four Intuits accompanied U.S. Naval Commander Robert E. Peary when he planted the U.S. flag at the North Pole on April 6, 1909. Henson became an Arctic expert during Peary's first two failed expeditions. By the third attempt, which began in July 1908, Henson's strength, knowledge of the Eskimo language and dog driving skills made him an essential member of the team.
  • Byron Bancroft Johnson announced that the American League

    Byron Bancroft Johnson announced that the American League
    Details-Would play the 1901 baseball season as a major league and would not renew its membership in the National Agreement. The new league would include Baltimore and Washington, DC, recently abandoned by the National League. The league would also invade 4 cities where National League teams existed: Boston, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia.
  • The Republican National Convention

    The Republican National Convention
    Details- Meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president. Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin (1900-1974), the governor of Maryland (1951-1959), gave the nominating speech.
  • Richard M. Nixon

    Richard M. Nixon
    Details-Samuel Joseph Byck (1930–1974), an unemployed former tire salesman, attempted to hijack a plane flying out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport. He intended to crash into the White House in hopes of killing US President Richard M. Nixon. Byck killed pilot Fred Jones and a aviation officer George Neal Ramsburg before he was shot and wounded by gunfire through the door of a Delta DC-9 airplane. Byck then shot himself in the head.
  • Mildred Horn and nurse Janice Saunders were shot

    Mildred Horn and nurse Janice Saunders were shot
    Details-Killed in Silver Spring, Md. Trevor (8), Horn's quadriplegic son, died after his breathing tube was disconnected. Lawrence T. Horn, Trevor's father and Mildred's ex-husband, was sentenced to life in prison for hiring James Edward Perry of Detroit to commit the slayings.
  • In Ohio Larry Wayne Harris was arrested in Lancaster

    In Ohio Larry Wayne Harris was arrested in Lancaster
    Details-For possession of bubonic plague bacteria. He ordered the bacteria with fake letterhead from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) in Rockville, Md. A search of his home found certificates identifying him as a member of the Aryan Nations Church. Richard Girnt Butler, founder and leader of the Aryan Nations, said that Harris had been a member since the early 1990s.
  • NFL

    Details-NFL and Cleveland allowed Art Model to move his NFL franchise to Baltimore but he had to leave the Browns' name behind.
  • James Martin (55)

    James Martin (55)
    Details-Was shot to death by a sniper in Wheaton, Md. He was the 1st to die at the hands of a local serial killer. The next day, five people in the Washington D.C. area were shot dead, setting off a frantic manhunt. John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo were later arrested for 10 killings and three woundings; Muhammad has been sentenced to death, Malvo to life in prison.
  • Zhenli Ye Gon

    Zhenli Ye Gon
    Details- Was arrested in a Maryland restaurant, four months after police discovered $207 million at his Mexico City mansion in what US officials have called the world's biggest seizure of drug cash. Mexican officials had 60 days to file their legal arguments for Ye Gon's extradition.
  • In Maryland an indictment named Metro Dream Homes

    In Maryland an indictment named Metro Dream Homes
    Details-He was the founder Andrew Hamilton Williams Jr. (58) of Hollywood, Fla.; financial officer Michael Anthony Hickson (46) of Commack, N.Y.; president Isaac Jerome Smith (46) of Spotsylvania, Va.; and vice president Alvita Karen Gunn (31) of Hanover, Md., for defrauding over 1,000 people out of about $70 million. They were given 48 hours to turn themselves in.
  • Legalizing

    Details-Maryland passed legislation to legalize gay marriage, becoming the eighth state to do so.