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5 Fun Facts About October 29 In Maryland History

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1. In 1784, the Maryland State House in Annapolis was designated as the new location for the United States Congress. This marked the first time the Congress was held outside of New York City.

2. On October 29, 1831, Nat Turner, the leader of a slave rebellion in Virginia, was tried and convicted in a courthouse in Jerusalem, Maryland. He was later executed for his role in the rebellion.

3. In 1923, the first game was played at the newly built Memorial Stadium in Baltimore. The stadium would go on to host many iconic moments in Maryland sports history, including the Baltimore Colts' 1958 NFL Championship victory.

4. On October 29, 1975, the University of Maryland's Cole Field House hosted a concert by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. This concert is widely regarded as one of Springsteen's best performances and was later released as a live album.

5. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage and power outages across Maryland. The storm made landfall near Ocean City and resulted in multiple deaths and billions of dollars in damages.
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