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Retro Baltimore Trivia: Why did a plane full of celebrities land at Friendship International Airport in July 1972?

Retro Baltimore Trivia: Why did a plane full of celebrities land at Friendship International Airport in July 1972?

Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. Here’s last week’s trivia:

QUESTION: For what reason did a plane full of celebrities, including Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart and Zsa Zsa Gabor, land at Friendship International Airport in July 1972?

ANSWER: For a television benefit to raise money for flood victims of tropical storm Agnes in five states. The 6 1/2 hour telethon, dubbed the Bob Hope American Red Cross Celebrity Flood Special, was broadcast from the Morris Mechanic Theater on July 22, 1972.

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