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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 9-20-11
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 05:21:18 -0400
On September 20, 1737, Charles Carroll of Carrollton was born in Annapolis.
He was the only Roman Catholic to sign The Declaration of Independence. At
various times he owned vast tracts of land in Frederick County and was
considered the wealthiest of all the signers of the most significant
document in our nation's history.
On September 20, 1806, the first vestry of St. Mark's Episcopal Parish at
Petersville was elected.
On September 20, 1814, The Baltimore Patriot became the first newspaper to
publish Francis Scott Key's poem "The Defence of Ft. McHenry."
On September 20, 1838, Thomas Jackson, of Cape Palmas, addressed a crowd at
the Evangelical Lutheran Church on East Church Street in Frederick on the
colonization program. He left Frederick for Africa in 1831. (The independent
African state of Maryland was founded at Cape Palmas in 1833 and was annexed
by Liberia in 1857.)
On September 20, 1876, the Junior Fire Company put the first steam engine in
service in Frederick. It was built by the Silsbury Manufacturing Company of
Seneca Falls, N. Y.
On September 20, 1909, the Rev. Osborne Ingle, rector of All Saints
Episcopal Church on West Church Street in Frederick for 43 years, died at
the church rectory on Record Street.
On September 20, 1952, George T. Bruchey, Jr., 13, of 474 West South Street,
Frederick, was killed when he rode his bicycle into the side of a
tractor-trailer on West Patrick Street hill, just east of Jefferson Street.
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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