14. Gov. Martin O'Malley, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch push through a gambling expansion bill. After a $95 million advertising war between two casino companies, voters approve the plan.
15. Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III retires. He is replaced by California law enforcement veteran Anthony Batts.
16. Baltimore's becomes the most decorated Olympian of all time, winning two silver medals and four gold in the London Olympics.
17. Mother Jones Magazine publishes a video of Mitt Romney disparaging 47 percent of the population as lazy and dependent. President Barack Obama meanwhile insists that taxes be raised on the top 2 percent of earners.
18. An attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, kills four Americans.
19. The Orioles host the first playoff game at Camden Yards in 15 years.
20. Hurricane Sandy pounds New York and New Jersey. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others point to that storm and others as proof that we need to tackle climate change.
28. A gunman, after killing his mother, enters Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and kills 26 more people — including 20 children — plunging the country into mourning and leading to a national call for stricter gun laws.