Date of Entry:
April 28, 1788
|Map of USA. Maryland outlined in dark ink & shaded.|
|A close-up of Maryland & its neighbors. My placement of|
Silver Spring may be faulty.
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia
Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River
12,407 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Baltimore, Columbia, Germantown, Silver Spring, Waldorf
Famous Geographical Point:
The Old Line State. Short version why: it was coined during the Revolutionary War, in reference to a particular regiment of soldiers, the "Maryland Line." Long version why.
Francis Scott Key, composer of the U.S. national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Book Set In/About:
Chesapeake by James A. Michener
A 1,000 page behemoth chronicling 400 years of the Chesapeake area, through the lens of Edmund Steed and his descendants.
Movie Set In/About:
"Step Up" (2006), directed by Anne Fletcher
A boy from the wrong side of the tracks dances his way into a brighter future. There are surprisingly few films set in Maryland (this one's in Baltimore). I picked it for regular commenter Patricia.
Headline of the Day:
"Md. Motor Vehicle Administration Unveils New Driver's Licenses and IDs" on CBS Baltimore.