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5 Fun Facts About January 4 In Maryland History

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1. On January 4, 1896, the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland) defeated Johns Hopkins University, 15-14, in the first basketball game in Maryland history.

2. On January 4, 1957, Baltimore police arrested five men suspected of being members of a burglar gang that hit more than 200 homes and businesses during the previous year, stealing a total of $150,000 worth of goods.

3. On January 4, 1963, an Arctic cold wave hit Maryland, bringing sub-zero temperatures and winds gusting up to 70 mph, causing power outages and more than $1 million in damage to buildings and crops.

4. On January 4, 1982, the Baltimore Colts lost to the Miami Dolphins, 28-13, in the first round of the NFL playoffs, marking the end of the Colts era in Baltimore after more than three decades.

5. On January 4, 2007, the Maryland Department of Transportation announced plans to build a new, $1.5 billion tunnel to replace the aging and congested Harbor Tunnel, which carries Interstate 895 under the Patapsco River between Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
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