75 years ago* The cornerstone laying of the new nurses...

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September 03, 1995|By Robert M. Pennington of the Anne Arrundell County Historical Society.

75 years ago

* The cornerstone laying of the new nurses' home at the Annapolis Emergency Hospital took place at Franklin and Cathedral Sts. State's Attorney James M. Munroe presided. -- The Sun, Aug. 6, 1920.

* Work will begin soon to transform the old stage road, over which George Washington drove from the National Capital to Annapolis, into a modern boulevard to be known as Defense Highway. Cost of construction is estimated at $38,000 per mile. -- Anne Arundel County Kuethe Library files, Aug. 24, 1920.

* The Naval Academy's eight-oared shell crew, representing the United States at the Olympics being held in Antwerp, defeated England by half a boat's length while setting a world record for 2,000 meters. Richard Glendon is Navy's veteran coach. -- The Sun, Aug. 30, 1920.

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