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  • Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum comes to Harford

    The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum has been taking the Glenn L. Martin Company rocket age history on the road to Harford County. Thanks to support from the Dresher Foundation, the museum is offering its outreach STEM education program "From Sand...
  • Was the First Airplane Actually Invented in Connecticut?

    Was the First Airplane Actually Invented in Connecticut?
    There are probably people at the Smithsonian Institution who wish they hadn't bothered to hire John Brown to help them research a television documentary. Brown is a U.S.-educated Australian living in Germany, a project manager for an aircraft...
  • Survivors of March 6 shipwreck were all but lost at sea

    Survivors of March 6 shipwreck were all but lost at sea
    It started as the kind of delivery Pat Schoenberger, an Annapolis sea captain, had made many times: Pick up a client's motor sailboat, ferry it to Florida and return home in a few weeks' time. A brilliant morning sky beckoned as Schoenberger and Jim...
  • Little hoopla for invention that changed world

    With the hindsight provided by 108 years, it would seem Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., might have warranted a Page 1 banner headlines, but it rated just a one-column Page 3 headline in the Dec. 19, 1903, Tribune. Under the...
  • USS Enterprise: The aircraft carrier that changed everything turns 50

    USS Enterprise: The aircraft carrier that changed everything turns 50
    NEWPORT NEWS — Fifty years ago today the largest dry dock in the world filled with water from the James River, setting afloat the world's largest ship and first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 1960, Mrs. William B....
  • Fear factor

     
    Psychologists have learned that we rank fatal events by roughly squaring the death toll per event. An automobile accident with one fatality is seen as one fatality. One hundred accidents with one fatality apiece are still seen as 100 deaths.......
  • Hoover Band played at important venues in mid-1950s

    Hoover Band played at important venues in mid-1950s
    Bill Russell has fond memories of his years at Hoover High School. As a member of the school band, Russell and his fellow players marched down Main Street at the just-opened Disneyland, performed for the audience at the annual Hoover vs. Glendale game...
  • Pearl Harbor Part 4: Will we remember Pearl Harbor?

    Pearl Harbor Part 4: Will we remember Pearl Harbor?
    Russell Argabrite didn't always talk what happened aboard the USS California during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. When he finally did, it made a difference. The career Navy man and longtime Norfolk resident began speaking out about his...
  • Salvatore Joseph 'Joe' DeMarco, artist

    Salvatore Joseph 'Joe' DeMarco, artist
    Salvatore Joseph "Joe" DeMarco, a commercial artist and former manager of art services for AAI Corp. who was also widely known for his detailed drawings of World War I aircraft, died Friday of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The White Marsh...
  • Va. cops say Steger woman found in trunk was shot to death

    Va. cops say Steger woman found in trunk was shot to death
    Steger resident Danielle Dennis-Towne was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, and the North Carolina man who allegedly shot her is on his way back to Kitty Hawk to face murder charges, authorities said this afternoon. The Virginia state medical...
  • Chanute's gliders

    Chanute's gliders
    Upon their arrival at the windy dunes along the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan, Octave Chanute and his assistants started to unload strange-looking contraptions from the crates they had brought from Chicago. Chanute, who was 64 and had made a fortune...