75 Years Ago* Cowbells and bugles, sirens and blank...


December 12, 1993|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

75 Years Ago

* Cowbells and bugles, sirens and blank gunfire at midnight pushed aside four years of world conflict to greet with peace the beginning of another year at Camp Meade. -- The Sun, Jan. 1, 1919.

* An early morning fire, probably the most destructive in Annapolis' history, originated in the Colonial Theatre, wrecked that structure and five other buildings, drove dozens of families from their homes and for several hours menaced the business and residential section of Annapolis. -- The Sun, Jan. 18, 1919.

* William Jennings Bryan delivered a lecture on "Our Domestic Problems" at the First Methodist Episcopal Church, State Circle, in Annapolis. He proposed a constitutional amendment providing for the initiative and referendum to insure people control of the government. -- The Sun, Jan. 25, 1919.

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