| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Juan Magallon enlisted in the U.S. Navy while still in his home country, the Philippines, and served 20 years, taking part in such battles as Operation Desert Storm. Now a U.S. citizen, the Tucson, Ariz., resident said he frequently spoke to his son,...
| Aug 12, 2013
On most days, Tony Wheeler of Arnold is a guide for a company that offers historic tours in Maryland. But on Sunday, Wheeler became part of history himself.
Wheeler, wearing a top hat and early 19th-century attire, joined hundreds of volunteers at the...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
(Note to readers: Before sending an email to the editor of this page complaining that I or the editors don't know how to spell the name of our fair city, please know that the spelling "Baltemore," with an "e" instead of an "i," is intentional …...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:13 AM
When Jonathon Scott Fuqua was 13 years old, he and his older brother put on their swimming trunks and went surfing during a Florida hurricane.
The wind bent the palm trees rimming the Gulf of Mexico nearly double, like boomerangs. The teens were...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Ever since racing returned to their hometown in 2011 with the then-Baltimore Grand Prix, longtime friends Marc Bunting and Kieffer Rittenhouse have tried to combine their love for the sport with their love for the city.
Despite a more competitive...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Baltimore County officials say three local communities will be eligible for state funding for projects to improve their economies, housing, transportation and the environment based on their designation by the state as sustainable communities....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:40 AM
One of the great hurdles so many people face in thinking about the War of 1812 is the simple difficulty of imagining how it looked.
Especially compared to the Revolution and the Civil War, which most of us can conjure up from an enduring visual legacy...
| Jun 28, 2013
One of Hampton Roads' most remarkable if largely forgotten battles will get some long overdue attention when the Hampton History Museum presents a pair of programs exploring the June 25, 1813, Battle and Sack of Hampton. Saturday's 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. program...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:41 PM
When Lt. Col. Henry Beatty looked out over the earthworks at Craney Island on the morning of June 22, 1813, the vision of imperial might that stretched before his eyes could hardly have been more daunting.
Tall-masted British warships filled the...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Rear Adm. George Cockburn already ranked as the most feared Royal Navy officer in North America when he landed with some 2,000 soldiers and marines on the north shore of Hampton Roads in the pre-dawn hours of June 25, 1813.
But not even the incendiary...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Long before the British launched the rockets made famous in the "Star-Spangled Banner," they were aiming the fiery missiles at the outnumbered Americans defending Craney Island.
And three days after that June 22, 1813 attack at the mouth of the...