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5 Fun Facts About September 2 In Maryland History

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1. On September 2, 1666, The Kent Island Treaty was signed between the British and the local Piscataway Native Americans. The treaty established peace and trade between the two groups in Maryland.

2. The first recorded mechanical flight in Maryland occurred on September 2, 1877, when Baltimorean Charles F. Ritchel launched his airship, the "Telegraph" from Druid Hill Park. Although the flight only lasted five minutes, it was a significant achievement in aviation history.

3. September 2, 1945, marked the end of World War II with Japan officially signing the instrument of surrender, effectively ending the war. In Maryland, celebrations erupted across the state with parades, fireworks, and flag-raising ceremonies.

4. On September 2, 1968, civil rights leader and activist Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final Sunday sermon at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. just four days before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

5. The Baltimore Orioles won their 2,000th game in franchise history on September 2, 2019, becoming only the sixth team in Major League Baseball history to do so. The milestone win came against the Detroit Tigers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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