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This Day in History: Sept. 4, 1905, Baltimore’s Hotel Kernan (later renamed the Congress Hotel) opened on West Franklin Street

This Day in History: Sept. 4, 1905, Baltimore’s Hotel Kernan (later renamed the Congress Hotel) opened on West Franklin Street

In 1905, Baltimore’s Hotel Kernan (later renamed the Congress Hotel) opened on West Franklin Street. The historic entertainment venue was known for hosting The Ramones, R.E.M. and other punk and new wave bands in the ‘70s and '80s. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

1609: British explorer Henry Hudson discovered the island of Manhattan.

1882: The Pearl Street electric power station, built by Thomas Edison, began operation in New York City.

1888: George Eastman patented a roll-film camera and registered his Kodak trademark.

1929: The German dirigible Graf Zeppelin completed a trip around the world.

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