1914

Nov. 23 - The Hippodrome Theatre, designed by Thomas W. Lamb, opens with a vaudeville show featuring jugglers, comics and four elephants. The 3,000-seat theater, the city's largest, cost about $225,000.

1917

The Hippodrome becomes affiliated with the Loews chain of vaudeville houses.

1922

April 11 - Firefighters rescue a horse that slipped and became wedged in a backstage door while exiting the stage.

1931

February - Now $350,000 in debt, the Hippodrome is closed, then sold to attorney L. Edward Goldman for $14,000. Isidor "Izzy" Rappaport, a Philadelphia promoter, leases the theater.

Aug. 28 - The Hippodrome reopens. Emcee George Jessel remarks to an audience that includes Gov. Albert C. Ritchie: "the Depression is so bad now that the squirrels in Druid Hill Park are giving the nuts back to the people."

1934

Sept. 22 - Acrobat Edwin J. Michaels, files a $25,000 suit in Superior Court for splinters he received while somersaulting across the stage.

1937

Aug. 19 - The original Three Stooges - Ted Healy, Moe and Shemp Howard - perform. Also appearing: Red Skelton.

1939

June 30 - Frank Sinatra's Baltimore debut. Several months later, Glenn Miller and his orchestra break house records

Dec. 8 - Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman appear in Louella Parsons' All-Star Revue.

1941

July 16 - "Miss Dinah Shore, a comely soprano, joined other stage show performers at a gala that celebrated the reopening of a reconditioned Hippodrome," reports The Evening Sun.

1943