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The Time Baltimore Was Cursed By A Diamond?

Nov 21, 2013

The story of the one and only time that Baltimore fell under the curse of the world-famous and cursed Hope Diamond!

Marconi's Last Lobster Cardinale - RIP

Nov 21, 2013

The last of the grand names in Baltimore Restaurants closes, but not before a farewell to both the restaurant and its most famous dish!

Kermit the Frog came to Baltimore to advertise for EssKay meats—and wound up advertising, too, the City of Baltimore.

Every Friday was Bank Day in Baltimore City’s elementary schools. Students opened accounts and saved in them -- with some surprising results!

During WWII civilian aircraft spotters, searching the skies for enemy planes, thought they saw some. They were in for a huge surprise!

Born in China, Jimmy Wu became owner-operator of a very successful Chinese restaurant—and whose fortune cookie actually predicted it!

The craze was all over Baltimore, and when the city held a hula-hoop contest among its children, the City Comptroller himself thought he could have won it.

The Mechanic Theater Remembered

Nov 21, 2013

The story of the life and times of the Mechanic Theater—it opened then it closed, then it re-opened—and then closed again--this last time, forever.

The DayTelevision Came To Baltimore

Nov 21, 2013

The first telecast from Baltimore was of a race at Pimlico—but more than a horse won on that historic day.

The Blue Bottle That Weighed Twenty Tons

Nov 21, 2013

How the famous Bromo Seltzer bottle came down from atop its tower—and how your grandfather wound up driving it.