On the day that history was being made with Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on Aug. 28, 1963, 11-month-old Sharon Langley was making history of her own at Baltimore's Gwynn Oak Park, as the first African-American to ride one of its attractions.
Louise H. Hole, retired principal of Ridge Ruxton School who considered working with special needs students a highlight of her life, died of smoke inhalation from a Dec. 29 fire that destroyed her Catonsville home. She was 93.
Willard C. Wiggins, one of four African Americans who advanced integration at the Gilman School in Baltimore in the 1960s and went on to a more than four-decade career with the Social Security Administration, died Friday.
The legendary Baltimore and Ohio Railroad china is back. Well, at least one piece of it, and it's paper. The reproduction is the brainchild of retired CSX executive E. Ray Lichty, who, with his wife, Judy, also collects the real thing.
Alice L. Kempner, a former Baltimore County public schools principal who later became an assistant area superintendent, died Oct. 25 of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 97.