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Largest city in the state of Maryland

  • Baltimore is the largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
  • The Town of Baltimore was founded on July 30, 1729 and was named after Lord Baltimore, a member of the Irish House of Lords and the founding proprietor of the Maryland Colony.
  • The city was the site of the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812.
  • On February 7, 1904, the Great Baltimore Fire destroyed over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours, leaving more than 70 blocks of the downtown area burned to the ground.
  • The Phoenix Shot Tower was the tallest building in the United States until the time of the Civil war.
  • The Transamerica Tower with 40 floors is the tallest building in Baltimore followed by the Bank of America Building with 37 floors.
  • Some locals refer to their city as "Balamer," dropping the "t".
  • The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is an internationally renowned orchestra, founded in 1916 as a publicly funded municipal organization.
  • Sheila Dixon became the first female mayor of Baltimore on January 17, 2007.
  • Baltimore's main newspaper is The Baltimore Sun. It was sold by its Baltimore owners in 1986.
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