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War of 1812

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  • Star-spangled anniversary

    Star-spangled anniversary
    As about 50 eighth-graders from New Jersey gathered around, Elizabeth White unzipped a large duffel bag. "It's coiled like a big snake in there," said White, a park ranger. The students helped remove the object. It was indeed moving but not in a scary...
  • John Williams will conduct a new version of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

    America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," turns 200 this year. In honor of this momentous bicentennial, film composer John Williams will conduct a new arrangement of the notoriously hard-to-sing song during the annual Fourth of July...
  • World Cup showcases national anthems

     World Cup showcases national anthems
    Chicagoan Roxanne Spruance has heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" countless times before sporting events, but this week, as she stood among thousands of red, white and blue-cloaked fans at Soldier Field to watch the U.S. play Belgium in a World Cup match,...
  • Iron gates stolen from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park

    Iron gates stolen from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park
    Wrought-iron gates erected to preserve Battle Acre Monument Park, one of Dundalk's War of 1812 sites, have been stolen, police said, even as they were being restored in time for September's celebration of the war's bicentennial. Baltimore County...
  • Orlando fireworks show: Traffic, road closures and detours

    Orlando fireworks show: Traffic, road closures and detours
    Free fireworks with the philharmonic at the fountain on the Fourth. Sounds fun? You bet. But watch for traffic as well as road closures, detour signs, police and parking assistants. The city's Fireworks at the Fountain in downtown's Lake Eola Park draws...
  • July Fourth: A quiz on the making of the Declaration of Independence

    Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
  • Living Here: Newport News

    Living Here: Newport News
    About 22 miles long and only 4 miles wide, the area that became Newport News was first settled in 1619. In 1896, that community — the former seat of Warwick County — became the separate city of Newport News. Warwick County was one of the...
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Blue Angels mark a soaring return to Annapolis

    Blue Angels mark a soaring return to Annapolis
    For three years there have been no diamond rolls or sneak passes in the skies above Annapolis. That's changing this week as the Blue Angels elite aerobatic team returns to the Naval Academy for an air show scheduled for Wednesdayweather permitting,...
  • What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?

    Decades of careful restoration and study have revealed a lot about the flag that flew over Fort McHenry after its defenders fought off a naval attack during the War of 1812: the swatches taken as mementos of the pivotal battle, the areas worn by time,...
  • If we only loved water as much as the waterfront

    If we only loved water as much as the waterfront
    Two years ago, during bicentennial commemorations for the War of 1812, I was struck by how important the waterfront is to Baltimore. That might seem like an odd thing for a Baltimorean to say, but unless you own waterfront property, work near it or...