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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...
  • Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4th of July fireworks

     Orlando Philharmonic joins city's 4<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> of July fireworks
    For the first time, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will provide accompaniment to the city's traditional "Fireworks at the Fountain" in downtown's Lake Eola Park this July 4. "When the Downtown Development Board approached us, we were deeply...
  • 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...
  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail opens for business

    Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail opens for business
    Two years ago, Baltimore rolled out the red carpet, and then some, for the War of 1812 bicentennial celebration, welcoming tens of thousands of visitors to commemorate what some have called the second war for American independence. This year, they'll be...
  • 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...
  • Vice President Biden coming to Baltimore for 'Star-Spangled 200'

    Vice President Joe Biden will be in town this weekend, to help Baltimore celebrate its "Star-Spangled Banner" bicentennial. The vice president, who hails from neighboring Delaware, will be at Fort McHenry Saturday night to deliver remarks during a...
  • Terps unveil new football uniform that honors 'Star-Spangled' anniversary

    Terps unveil new football uniform that honors 'Star-Spangled' anniversary
    Through its partnership with Under Armour, Maryland’s football team has sported different, unique and creative uniforms during the past several years. On Saturday, the Terps will wear something new, a mostly white uniform with gold helmets...
  • Wherefore art thou Bladensburg? [Commentary]

    Wherefore art thou Bladensburg? [Commentary]
    My father's Ohio hometown was named after a battle in Bladensburg, Md. Aug. 24, 1814, where my 4-times-great grandfather, Samuel Davidson, fought against the invading British. American cultural identity worships valor and victory, and my history...
  • Thousands of children, one 1914 return attendee form a living flag at Fort McHenry

    Thousands of children, one 1914 return attendee form a living flag at Fort McHenry
    Myrtle Sanders was just a month old when she and her mother visited Fort McHenry with thousands of others to form the Human Flag in 1914 — 100 years after the British bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. On Tuesday, the 100-year-old...
  • When news moves faster than humans can travel, it changes everything

    At the start of World War I, a century ago last month, the Pacific Ocean was flecked with little islands whose only means of communication with the larger world was by steamer. Residents of American Samoa got a radio in July 1914, according to a...
  • Take a walk on the Connecticut Freedom Trail

    Today, following the stops on the Connecticut Freedom Trail is a sobering, yet risk-free adventure into the past of our multi-faceted state. Those who originally tred it did so secretly, often in the dead of night, and if they were caught they could be...