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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 12-28-06
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 05:43:15 -0500


On December 28, 1825, Major General James Wilkinson, who was court-martialed
in Frederick for conspiracy and for being an agent of the Spanish government
with Roger Brooke Taney and John Hanson Thomas as his defense attorneys,
died in Mexico City. He was found not guilty at the trial, which lasted four
months.


On December 28, 1835, President Andrew Jackson nominated Roger Brooke Taney,
a former resident of Frederick, to be Chief Justice of the United States.


On December 28, 1931, the original works of Frederick Heisley's Town Clock
in the steeple of Trinity Chapel on West Church Street in Frederick were
presented to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.




If anyone can add information to these History Moments,

or would like to suggest an item for another calendar day,

please contact me privately.



John W. Ashbury
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