In 1987, the General Assembly gave the final OK to the Camden Yards twin-stadium project. The $201 million package would allow construction of two sports arenas in Baltimore instead of one multi-purpose facility. Oriole Park opened in 1992, and Ravens Stadium (now M&T Bank Stadium) opened in 1998. Above, the bulbs at the newly-constructed Ravens Stadium go through their 100 hour burn-in period. Orioles Park can be seen in the background. (Doug Kapustin, Baltimore Sun photo, 1998)

1860: The Pony Express began service between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif.

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1865: The Union Army occupied the Confederate capital of Richmond, Va., in the Civil War.

1882: Outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Mo.; he was 36.

1985: The landmark Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood closed after 56 years in business.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.
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