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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] FW: History Moment - 9-22-11
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 05:46:57 -0400
On September 22, 1774, the first Continental Congress was called with Thomas
Johnson of Frederick representing Maryland.
On September 22, 1824, Robert Ritchie, editor and publisher of The Political
Intelligencer or The Republican Gazette, died. At the time it was the oldest
newspaper in Frederick, having been founded by Mathias Bartgis.
On September 22, 1860, the engine of the Mechanical Fire Company of
Baltimore, purchased by Capt. J. T. Sinn and Charles Mantz for the United
Fire Company, was tested by the local company.
On September 22, 1861, Pvt. John Lanahan, of Company I, 46th Pennsylvania
Volunteers, shot and killed Maj. Arnold C. Lewis at an encampment near
Darnestown. He was hanged for the crime at Fairview, just west of Frederick,
on December 23, 1861.
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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