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5 Fun Facts About March 12 In Maryland History

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1. On March 12, 1664, the first settlers arrived in what is now St. Mary's County, Maryland. The group, led by Captain Richard Ingle, established the town of St. Mary's City, which would become Maryland's first capital.

2. One year later, on March 12, 1665, Maryland passed the Act of Religious Toleration, which granted religious freedom to all Christians in the colony. This historic legislation would go on to inspire the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

3. March 12, 1901 marked the birth of Joseph Schillinger, a renowned composer and music theorist who taught at the Schillinger House in Baltimore (now known as the Berklee College of Music). He developed a system of composition known as the Schillinger System, which is still taught in music schools today.

4. In 1932, the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge opened to the public. It spans the Potomac River and connects Charles County, Maryland to Westmoreland County, Virginia. It was named after Governor Harry W. Nice, who served from 1935-1939.

5. On March 12, 1955, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald performed at the Royal Theater in Baltimore as part of the "Newport Jazz All-Stars" tour. The Royal Theater was a popular venue for African American entertainers during the era of segregation, and Fitzgerald was one of its most famous performers.
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