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  • Commemorations mark Battle of Baltimore and 9/11 attacks

    Commemorations mark Battle of Baltimore and 9/11 attacks
    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...
  • Five questions for hotel sales director Renee Uhlman

    Five questions for hotel sales director Renee Uhlman
    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...
  • O, say can you sing? [Letter]

    O, say can you sing? [Letter]
    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...
  • Middletown Marks Bicentennial Of Decisive War Of 1812 Victory

    Middletown Marks Bicentennial Of Decisive War Of 1812 Victory
    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...
  • O, say can you still see? [Editorial]

    O, say can you still see? [Editorial]
    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...
  • 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...
  • Ranking the battles in much fought-over Hampton Roads

    Ranking the battles in much fought-over Hampton Roads
    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...
  • Navy families reunite at Plebe Parents' weekend

    Navy families reunite at Plebe Parents' weekend
    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,...
  • Hundreds lend a hand to sew Star-Spangled Banner replica

    Hundreds lend a hand to sew Star-Spangled Banner replica
    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...
  • Jonathon Scott Fuqua perseveres as prolific (dyslexic) author, gifted (colorblind) illustrator

    Jonathon Scott Fuqua perseveres as prolific (dyslexic) author, gifted (colorblind) illustrator
    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...
  • 'Team Baltimore' returning to Grand Prix weekend again this year

    'Team Baltimore' returning to Grand Prix weekend again this year
    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...