Events and people that shaped Maryland from 25 years ago, in 1991:
•The last baseball game was played at Memorial Stadium. The stadium, built in 1954, played host one final time on Oct. 6 to an Orioles ballgame, against the Detroit Tigers. Some 50,000 fans watched. And cried.
•The TV comedy "Roc," starring Baltimore native Charles Dutton and depicting blue-collar life for African-Americans in Baltimore, premiered on Fox.
•The Naval Academy appointed, for the first time in its history, a female midshipman, Juliane Gallina, an honors student from Pelham, N.Y., to the rank of midshipman captain. The 4,500-member Brigade of Midshipmen's daily military activities and performance would be under the command of Gallina.
•Kurt Schmoke was re-elected mayor of Baltimore. He ran against Clarence Du Burns in the primary and against Samuel Culotta in the general election.
•On May 15, Queen Elizabeth II and President George H.W. Bush took in a couple of innings of baseball at Memorial Stadium as the Orioles played the Oakland Athletics.
•The U.S. Census was released. 1990 census data showed Baltimore with a population of 736,014, a 6.5 percent decline since the previous census. Maryland's population grew to close to 4.8 million people, up 13.4 percent from a decade before.
•"Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets" was published by Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon, who had spent the year 1988 with the Baltimore Police Department's homicide unit. In 1991, filmmaker Barry Levinson optioned the rights to the book and planned to turn it into a series for NBC.
•The hospital ship USNS Comfort returned to Baltimore after eight months in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.
•The Baltimore Museum of Art exhibit "Claude Monet: Impressionist Masterpieces" opened. The hugely popular and profitable show was the result of a swap of Cone collection treasures from the BMA for Monet works from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.