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Baltimore Maryland Yellow Pages History: The Maryland colonial General Assembly created the Port of Baltimore in 1706 for the tobacco trade. The Town of Baltimore was founded on July 30, 1729, and is named after Lord Baltimore, who was the first proprietary governor of the province of Maryland. Baltimore grew swiftly in the 18th century as a granary for sugar-producing colonies in the Caribbean. Baltimore played a key part in events leading to and including the American Revolution. City leaders moved the city to join the resistance to British taxes and merchants signed agreements to not trade with Britain. Baltimore was the capital of the United States during this period. The city was the site of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. The British attacked Baltimore on the night of September 13, 1814. United States forces from Fort Mc Henry successfully defended the city's harbor from the British. Francis Scott Key, a Maryland lawyer, witnessed the bombardment from this ship and later wrote

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Rush-hour parade in Baltimore results in traffic backups, leaves city councilman wondering how it was approved  Baltimore Sun

A Shriners parade is scheduled in downtown Baltimore Wednesday, disrupting traffic and leading City Councilman Eric Costello questioning why the event was ...

Mayor, Governor Brainstorm On Fighting Baltimore Crime: Report  Baltimore, MD Patch

Mayor, Governor Brainstorm On Fighting Crime - Baltimore, MD - Shifting police officers, spending $7 million on new technology are among the proposals, says ...

Aldi Reopens After Remodel On Fayette Street  Baltimore, MD Patch

Aldi Reopens After Remodel On Fayette Street - Baltimore, MD - In the Baltimore metropolitan area, Aldi is investing $18 million to update 13 stores, including ...

Flood Warning In Effect For Baltimore Into Friday, Thousands Without Power After Severe Storms  CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After another round of severe weather in parts of Maryland on Thursday, an Areal Flood Warning is in effect for Baltimore City through ...

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding In Parts Of Baltimore City Thursday  CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Severe Thunderstorms that rolled through the region Thursday brought heavy rain and flooding to parts of Baltimore. One person captured ...

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