| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Amid celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," leaders in Maryland have hammered home a point: If it weren't for Baltimore, American history might well have turned out very differently.
"For many Americans, the War of...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:33 AM
More than a million visitors were expected to land in Baltimore this past week to commemorate the bicentennial of the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," many of them from out of state and in need of a place to stay.
Across the city, hotels have...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Baltimore is rightfully celebrating its role in the War of 1812 and the creation of our national anthem ("Our flag was still there,http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/bs-ae-defenders-of-1812-20140906%2C0%2C6875397.story Sept. 6). Seemingly, dozens of...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:52 AM
MIDDLETOWN — In his portrait by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Macdonough looks the part of the dashing naval commander in a trim blue uniform with gold epaulets and a head of raffish blond curls.
Theodore Roosevelt once called the handsome hero of the...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Whether "Baltimore — Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" is destined to become the city's official motto, as the City Council recently endorsed, is less important than a troubling bit of information that arose during the council's debate over...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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...
| Aug 9, 2013
When you live in one of the most fought-over places in the Western Hemisphere, you can literally pick your battles. And I've been sifting through a lot of them in my mind while putting together my upcoming story on the too-often overlooked Battle of...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:11 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 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...