Today, Dec. 28, 2013, is the 55th anniversary of “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” where the Baltimore Colts rallied to win a world championship over the New York Giants.
From the Vault
The fastest growing church in Baltimore – that was the distinction held for Northwood-Appold Methodist Church in 1955, the membership of which has grown from 200 to more than 2,000 in eleven years its members had been gathering. A four-alarm fire heavily damaged the church at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard and East Cold Spring Lane in Northeast Baltimore Friday morning.
The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most prolific of the big, annual meteor showers, and also one of the strangest. When viewing conditions are ideal, it is possible to see between 100 and 140 meteors per hour. However, this year the Geminid peak coincided with a nearly-full moon. Because the light of the moon will drowned out some of the dimmer meteors, sky watchers saw between 40 to 60 meteors Friday night. More
More than 50 years ago in 1960, snow fell across Baltimore for the first snow day of the year, one that struck early in the season on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. The snowfall left about a foot of snow in western Maryland as well as 14 inches at Baltimore and Greenbelt.
Many Americans today will toast the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a 14-year ban on the sale and production of alcohol that turned booze-smuggling thugs into celebrities and otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals.
Baltimore had its own Thanksgiving Day parade sponsored by local department store Hochschild, Kohn & Co.
Fifty years after the shooting of John F. Kennedy, photographer Brendan Smialowski recreates historical images with modern scenes.
The 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is celebrated by visitors to Gettysburg, re-enactors and others.