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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 9-26-11
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 06:04:21 -0400
On September 26, 1789, Richard Potts, of Frederick, was appointed by
President George Washington as the U.S. attorney for Maryland. He later
succeeded Charles Carroll of Carrollton in the U. S. Senate.
On September 26, 1902, an agreement was signed between James Cardinal
Gibbons, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, and
Father John O'Rourke, president of the Novitiate Academy on East Second
Street in Frederick "to transfer the administration of the church and parish
of St. John's Frederick" from the Society of Jesus to the Archdiocese.
On September 26, 1917, prominent local attorney Leo Weinberg, at the close
of services for Yom Kippur, called for contributions for the construction of
a synagogue in Frederick. David Lowenstein was the first to contribute with
a pledge of $3,000.
On September 26, 1931, the dedication of the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in
Courthouse Square in Frederick was broadcast nationally over radio. Charles
Evans Hughes, Chief Justice of The United States, was the main speaker.
On September 26, 2009, Marine Lance Cpl. Jordan Lee Chrobot of Frederick,
was killed in action near Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan. He was born January 2,
1985, and graduated from New Life Christian School in Frederick in 2003.
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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