In 1936, Albert C. Ritchie died at age 59. Ritchie is Maryland's longest-serving governor to date, remaining in office from 1920 to 1935. Many landmarks are dedicated in his name, including the Ritchie Coliseum at University of Maryland, College Park and Governor Ritchie Highway in Anne Arundel County. Above, Gov. Ritchie (left) shakes hands with his successor, Harry W. Nice. (Baltimore Sun photo, 1935)

1582: Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bull, or edict, outlining his calendar reforms. (The Gregorian calendar is the calendar in general use today.)

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1821: Mexico declared its independence from Spain.

1942: The Voice of America went on the air for the first time.

1955: The Cole Porter musical "Silk Stockings" opened on Broadway.

1981: Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Britain's Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

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