BALTIMORE MARATHON, MARYLAND, USA
American state: 16/50
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State capital: Annapolis
State population: 5,6 million (Baltimore 622,000)
State nickname: The Old Line State
State bird: Baltimore Oriole
State mammal: Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Calico Cat, Thoroughbred
Manly deeds, womanly words
Famous people from Maryland:
Babe Ruth (baseball), Frank Zappa (music), John Wilkes Booth (actor, Lincoln assassin), Billie Holiday (jazz-blues singer), Francis Scott Key (laywer, author), Leon Uris (author)
Fun facts about Maryland:
America’s national anthem was written by Francis Scott Key a Maryland lawyer. It is believed Key wrote the anthem on September 14, 1814 while watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.
Since May 30th, 1949 the United States flag has flown continuously over the monument marking the site of Francis Scott Key’s birthplace. The flag flies at Terra Rubra Farm, Carroll County, Keymar, Maryland as mandated by a Joint Resolution of Congress.
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.
The first dental school in the United States opened at the University of Maryland.
Annapolis is known as the sailing capital of the world.
Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, was born in Baltimore and attended Saint Mary’s Industrial School. Other Major League Ball player besides ”The Babe” born in Maryland include Cal Ripken, Jr., Billy Ripken, Lefty Grove, Frank (Home Run) Baker, Harold Baines, Al Kaline, Denny Neagle, and Jimmie Foxx.