Today marks one of the most memorable Election Days in Maryland history, and to celebrate, we’re looking at photos from election days of yore in Baltimore. Most of the photos pictures are from the 1950s, a highly segregated time in the city’s history — and an era when The Sun’s coverage focused on white citizens.
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Crowds turned out with Mexican flags (and one sombrero) to greet the arrival of the Mexican Navy’s training ship the Cuauhtémoc to Batlimore’s Inner Harbor on Saturday, April 23, 2016. For Mexican-American families, it was an occasion to share some cultural pride with their children who have grown up in the U.S. Let it be said, the Mexican Navy knows how to make an entrance: the ship arrived right on time, with music playing and marineros standing in formation on the ballusts, defying gravity, and making acrophobic observers a bit anxious. The ship came from Cuba and will be stationed in the harbor until April 27, when she will set sail for New England and then Europe.
Drivers are competing in NASCAR’s top series, the Sprint Cup Series, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Driving a Toyota, Kyle Busch won the Duck Commander 500 on April 9, 2016.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Icelandic Parliament building this week, demanding Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson step down after news broke on Sunday that he had hid his assets in an offshore shell-company whose existence was revealed by the Panama Papers.
In 1816, Baltimore became the first city in the United States to install gas street lamps, which allowed Baltimoreans to go about their business past nightfall. In 2016, Light City Baltimore is celebrating Baltimore’s legacy of light with installations and activities throughout the city. We’re opening the Sun’s archives to take a look back at the gas lamps of history — the last were lit in 1957.
More than 3,000 of the trees were planted along Washington D.C.’s tidal basin in 1912, a gift from Japan. Since then Washingtonians have celebrated the annual blooming of the pink blossoms with a parade, and even a beauty pageant.