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This Day in History: Sept. 8, 1914: Baltimore celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore

This Day in History: Sept. 8, 1914: Baltimore celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore

In 1914, Baltimore celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore and the Star-Spangled Banner. Festivities for the day included the automobile floral parade, the colonial garden party and tournament and then an evening carnival. Many also decorated their homes and storefronts with flags, bunting and pennants (shown above). (Baltimore Sun file photo)

1892: An early version of the Pledge of Allegiance appeared in “The Youth’s Companion.”

1930: The comic strip “Blondie,” created by Chic Young, was first published.

1930: Scotch cellophane tape made its debut as a sample of the tape, invented by Richard...

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