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20 Facts About Maryland

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Here are some interesting facts about Maryland.

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Maryland is home to the United States Naval Academy. Report Abuse
The academy was found on October 10, 1845 at Annapolis.
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Maryland's nickname is the "Old Line State" and "Free State. Report Abuse
The Old Line name comes from the Revolutionary War where the Maryland Regiment helped Washington's troops to escape. The Free State name refers to the state's tolerance regarding religion and politics.
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Many great major league ball players are from Maryland. Report Abuse
Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Jr., Billy Ripken, and Jimmie Foxx are just a few of the great ballplayers from the state.
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Maryland is home to the country's first dental school. Report Abuse
The school was at the University of Maryland.
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The first school was in Maryland. Report Abuse
King Williams School opened in 1696.
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The first black scientist, Benjamin Banneker, came from Maryland. Report Abuse
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The first woman to demand the right to vote, Margaret Brent, came from Maryland. Report Abuse
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One of the first refrigerators was created in Maryland. Report Abuse
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The first successful balloon launch happened in 1784 in Maryland. Report Abuse
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Maryland is famous for its Chincoteague ponies from Assateague Island. Report Abuse
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The first telegraph line ran from Baltimore to Washington. It was installed in 1844. Report Abuse
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Maryland is home to the first water company in the United States, the Baltimore Water Company. Report Abuse
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The first post office was established in Maryland. Report Abuse
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The Maryland Gazette is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. Report Abuse
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Maryland was named after the Queen consort Henrietta Maria. Report Abuse
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Maryland is the seventh state. Report Abuse
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Part of Washington, D.C. used to be part of Maryland. Report Abuse
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Havre de Grace is the decoy capitol of the world. Report Abuse
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Maryland was the first state to enact Workmen's compensation laws. Report Abuse
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Annapolis is the sailing capital of the world. Report Abuse
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