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5 Fun Facts About December 27 In Maryland History

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1. The famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was officially opened on December 27, 1964, connecting the eastern and western shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

2. On December 27, 1703, the first recorded tornado in Maryland's history struck southern Anne Arundel County, causing considerable damage.

3. December 27, 1814, marked the end of the Battle of Caernarvon, a naval engagement between a British fleet and American merchant ships during the War of 1812.

4. Baltimore's Washington Monument was dedicated on December 27, 1829, becoming the first monument to honor President George Washington. It remains an iconic landmark in the city.

5. Baltimore native Babe Ruth became the highest-paid player in baseball history when he signed a three-year contract with the New York Yankees on December 27, 1919, for $70,000 a year.
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