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In 1976, the tall ship Gorch Fock arrived in Baltimore. The 295-foot German bark was the first of seven tall ships to arrive in the city as part of the Parade of Ships to celebrate the 1976 Bicentennial. Above, the Gorch Fock and her tug escort move toward the tall ship's temporary Inner Harbor berth. (Baltimore Sun file photo)

1919: President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate and urged its ratification.

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1938: Industrialist Howard Hughes, accompanied by a crew of four, completed a flight around the world.

1940: World War II's 114-day Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces attacked southern England by air.

1973: The Bahamas became independent after three centuries of British rule.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell. 

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