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Baltimore native helped solve 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Baltimorean and Boys' Latin School graduate Dr. Calvin Hooker Goddard, who in his youth developed a fondness for firearms, went on to become known as the "Father of Ballistics" for his pioneering work in developing the system by which bullets can be traced to the weapons that fired them.

Goddard, who was born in Baltimore in 1891, graduated in 1907 from the old Boys' Latin School, which was then located on Brevard Street near Mount Royal Station.

"He was an excellent student and the number one boy in most of his classes. He especially excelled in mathematics and Latin," wrote Lee McCardell "Mac" Kennedy, Boys' Latin director of alumni affairs,...

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