Baltimore History

Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Time Bill Haley Closed Keith's Theater

Gil Sandler

By 1955, Keith's Theater on Lexington Street had been in decline for years. Management was looking into ways to close it. To their surprise, a lead act on their stage, Bill Haley and his Comets, did the job for them...in a way nobody could have suspected. 

Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The Time "Wrong Way Corrigan" Chose Chicken Over Maryland Crabs

Gil Sandler

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In 1938, a 30-year old aviator landed his plane in Ireland. Upon deplaning, he said that he had been headed for California. He became a national hero and was feted in Baltimore - with surprising results.

Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri August 8, 2014

How Baltimore Practiced Downtown Traffic Control In The 1970s

Gil Sandler

To control traffic flow at one of the world's busiest intersections, Baltimore City used a horse named Bob and policeman named Bill. They were stationed at Pratt and Light streets as late as the 1970s. They kept traffic moving - in their own way!

Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Time The Lord Baltimore Hotel Got Indigestion

Gil Sandler

In April, 1973, the Lord Baltimore Hotel staged a grand opening and served exotic dinner fare never before seen on the same table. The results were not exactly what the management had in mind.

Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Time Carl Pund Won The YoYo Championship, But Lost The Prize

Gil Sandler

  

Carl Pund, a young boy from West Baltimore, entered the Baltimore City yo-yo contest in 1964. The winner was to be awarded a trip to Disneyland. Carl won the championship, but he didn't win the trip.  A story of a winner's luck gone bad...

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Your Maryland
4:21 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

"Tunnel Joe"

"Tunnel Joe" escapes from prison in a creative way. 

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Baltimore Stories
3:37 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Night The Train Station Rocked Itself To Sleep

The B&O Mt. Royal Station provided rocking chairs for its patrons and when the rocking chairs mysteriously disappeared, Baltimoreans got furious. 

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Pure McKeldin!

The moment in history when Maryland;s Governor McKeldin announces to General Eisenhower that he (McKeldin) is "thinking of running for President myself"!

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