Goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz lifted Brazil past Colombia 2-1 and into the semifinals against Germany. Not all news from the fame was good, as it was later announced star Neymar broke a vertebrae and will possibly miss the rest of the World Cup.
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More than 1,200 men and women reported to the United States Naval Academy as the Class of 2018 started their summer of indoctrination. The incoming plebes (freshman) go through the induction process where they have their hair trimmed, uniforms issued, medical exams and begin to learn the basics of being in the Navy. The last step is when the young men and women take part in the Oath of Office ceremony at the end of the day.
Celebrating the home of a revered musician
What’s in a chair? They’ve got four legs (usually), a flat surface, perhaps a back, maybe a cushion if you’re lucky. But in Catonsville around the Fourth of July, a chair is so much more: it’s a stake-out spot for the beloved Independence Day parade along Frederick Road. Each year hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of chairs are set up on the parade route, often days and weeks in advance. Baltimore Sun Media Group video intern Anastasia Champ takes a look into the tradition of Catonsville’s Independence Day in the video below.
Fifty years ago this week the Civil Rights Act of 1964 voided all discriminatory laws (de jure segregation) in the public arena. It went a step further than each of its predecessors of 1866, 1871, 1875, 1957 and 1960 by outlawing racial segregation in schools, the workplace and other public spaces. Considered the most important act in its lineage, ponder for a moment the fact that America, land of the free, required at least five more acts of congress to even begin moving toward equality for all.
For those keeping score at home, there was the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and Civil Rights bills passed in 1968 (Fair Housing), 1987 (featuring an override of President Reagan’s veto), 1990 (job discrimination), and 1991 (right to trial by jury in discrimination cases).
It’s important to remember and celebrate this important legislation. But equally important is to remember the struggle that led to it, the people behind the scenes, and what came after. To commemorate this anniversary, Joe Tropea, the Curator of Films & Photographs, and Digital Projects Coordinator at the Maryland Historical Society, selected photographs from three MdHS collections (Paul Henderson, Richard Childress, and Theodore McKeldin) that highlight the struggle, high and low points, and remind us of what it means to be human.
Mary L. Martin Postcards — the “world’s largest” postcard collection — fills the back of a Havre de Grace shop and an additional 10,000-square-foot warehouse a few miles north on U.S. 40 in Perryville.
The exact number of cards in the collection is secret, Martin says, but it’s more than a million. And, within that million there are several vintage postcards from tourist spots across U.S. 40.
Browse some vintage postcards of past hotels, restaurants and attractions on U.S. Route 40 in Maryland here.
The first round of a World Cup is a lot like a circus: There are clowns and high-wire acts, wild animals and magicians. And with 48 games in 14 days, it’s hard to watch everything.
Brazil defeated Chile in the first match of the Round of 16 in a nail-biting penalty shootout. Colombia followed by defeating Uruguay 2-0, giving the country their first trip to the quarter finals.