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In 1980, Harborplace opened in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The "festival marketplace" developed by James W. Rouse was part of Mayor Schaefer's efforts to revive the city. Above, Schaefer arrives at the opening festivities on the clipper ship Pride of Baltimore. Shortly after stepping down the gangplank, he proudly announced to the crowd that "Harborplace is of, by and for the people of Baltimore." (Lloyd Pearson, Baltimore Sun photo)

1776: The Continental Congress resolved that, "These united colonies are, and of right, ought to be, free and independent states."

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1947: An object crashed near Roswell, N.M., giving rise to speculation it might have been an alien spacecraft.

1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

1976: North and South Vietnam were reunited officially after 20 years of warfare.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.

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