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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 8, 1996
They once numbered in the thousands, that hearty band of citizen soldiers who gathered in September 1814 to defend Baltimore against the British invasion.By 1880, there were only a handful left to join the city's annual Defenders' Day ceremony.They had answered the call Sunday, Sept. 11, 1814, when news arrived in the city that the British fleet had dropped anchor off North Point and that invasion was imminent.Ministers interrupted sermons and dismissed anxious congregations. "My brethren," said one, "the alarm guns have fired.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2014
Today it's best known for the pagoda, summertime jazz concerts and some of the city's best sledding. But an archaeological dig planned for Patterson Park's Hampstead Hill seeks to revive a largely forgotten 200-year-old story. While most know Fort McHenry's role in the Battle of Baltimore, thanks to Francis Scott Key and "The Star-Spangled Banner," few know or remember what transpired on the hill overlooking the harbor. Buried there could lie remnants of the trenches that helped Baltimore fend off advancing British land forces and end the War of 1812.
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By Rasmi Simhan | August 17, 2000
Books on baseball and the 1814 British Invasion were awarded the Maryland Historical Society's book prize this week for helping preserve state history and culture. James H. Bready's "Baseball in Baltimore: The First 100 Years" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998) chronicles the history of Maryland baseball from the Excelsiors and the Lord Baltimores to today's Orioles. Bready, 81, is a long-time Baltimore resident and has written for The Evening Sun and The Sun since 1945. Anthony Pitch recounts the Washington battle of the War of 1812 in "The Burning of Maryland: The British Invasion of 1814" (United States Naval Institute Press, 1998)
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Dan Rodricks | December 21, 2013
News of the closing of Simon "Cy" Avara's hair-styling academy - a Baltimore institution - arrives just as we enter the 50th anniversary of the start of the British Invasion of rock music. I make the connection because the British Invasion was as much about hair as it was about music, and one of the most notable things about Avara's career was his ability to adjust from crew cuts to mop tops. Not every barber was so flexible. First things first, regarding the British Invasion: A lot of people mark the start in early February 1964, when 73 million Americans tuned in to "The Ed Sullivan Show" to see the Beatles' debut on national television.
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March 2, 2008
Mike Smith, 64 Lead singer of The Dave Clark Five Mike Smith, the lead singer of the Dave Clark Five, died last week outside London, less than two weeks before the band is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The cause was pneumonia, a complication of a spinal cord injury he suffered in 2003 that had left him paralyzed below the ribs, according to Margo Lewis, his agent in New York. The Dave Clark Five, part of the so-called British Invasion of the early 1960s, recorded a string of hits including "Glad All Over," "Catch Us If You Can" and "Over and Over."
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Dan Rodricks | December 21, 2013
News of the closing of Simon "Cy" Avara's hair-styling academy - a Baltimore institution - arrives just as we enter the 50th anniversary of the start of the British Invasion of rock music. I make the connection because the British Invasion was as much about hair as it was about music, and one of the most notable things about Avara's career was his ability to adjust from crew cuts to mop tops. Not every barber was so flexible. First things first, regarding the British Invasion: A lot of people mark the start in early February 1964, when 73 million Americans tuned in to "The Ed Sullivan Show" to see the Beatles' debut on national television.
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August 3, 1999
Be a 4Kids DetectiveVisit these Web sites to find the answers, then go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/1. How far did the amazing frog, Santjie, leap?2. What year did Space Day begin? (Go to http://www.spaceday.com/ to find out.)3. What year did John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles first perform together?THE BRITISH INVASIONPut on your go-go boots and get ready to do "the jerk"! Relive the 1960s pop music experience at http:// www.britishinvasion. eb.com/ As soon as you log on, you'll know you're into something good, baby.
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August 12, 2004
Antiques show Purchase antiques while experiencing life as it was when the items were modern. Browse furniture, quilts and more along the shell-paved lanes of Historic Cold Spring Village, N.J., on Saturday and Sunday while the daily life of an 1800s community is re-created around you. Afterward, attend the free Festive Brass concert at the Village Gazebo on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The village is on Route 9 between Rio Grande and Cape May. It is open...
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Prepare for the British Invasion. This one, however, will be of the floral, not musical, variety. The nearly 200-year-old Philadelphia Flower Show runs March 2-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year's theme is "Brilliant!" with exhibits focusing on the landscapes, culture and beauty of Great Britain. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society , which sponsors the event, has teamed up with Britain's Royal Horticultural Society to bring British designers, experts and presentations to the show, including Mark Lane, the head gardener for Buckingham Palace.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2014
Today it's best known for the pagoda, summertime jazz concerts and some of the city's best sledding. But an archaeological dig planned for Patterson Park's Hampstead Hill seeks to revive a largely forgotten 200-year-old story. While most know Fort McHenry's role in the Battle of Baltimore, thanks to Francis Scott Key and "The Star-Spangled Banner," few know or remember what transpired on the hill overlooking the harbor. Buried there could lie remnants of the trenches that helped Baltimore fend off advancing British land forces and end the War of 1812.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | February 21, 2013
Prepare for the British Invasion. This one, however, will be of the floral, not musical, variety. The nearly 200-year-old Philadelphia Flower Show runs March 2-10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year's theme is "Brilliant!" with exhibits focusing on the landscapes, culture and beauty of Great Britain. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society , which sponsors the event, has teamed up with Britain's Royal Horticultural Society to bring British designers, experts and presentations to the show, including Mark Lane, the head gardener for Buckingham Palace.
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Susan Reimer | August 5, 2010
I have had a stranger knock on my front door asking for money for the bus so he could get to a hospital where his wife was in labor. I have had strangers asking for my signature on a petition or for a donation to a cause. I have had politicians want to introduce themselves to me and women who want to save my soul. I have had strangers at my door selling memberships, subscriptions and candy or looking for work or a ride. And I have managed to say no to just about everybody. But when a stranger recently knocked on my door and said he needed a place to live for the summer, I said, to the eye-rolling exasperation of family and friends, "Let's see what we can do. " Khalil came to the United States from the United Kingdom, where he is a college student, and I guess his accent worked its magic on someone who came of age during the British Invasion of rockers.
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March 2, 2008
Mike Smith, 64 Lead singer of The Dave Clark Five Mike Smith, the lead singer of the Dave Clark Five, died last week outside London, less than two weeks before the band is to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The cause was pneumonia, a complication of a spinal cord injury he suffered in 2003 that had left him paralyzed below the ribs, according to Margo Lewis, his agent in New York. The Dave Clark Five, part of the so-called British Invasion of the early 1960s, recorded a string of hits including "Glad All Over," "Catch Us If You Can" and "Over and Over."
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By NICK MADIGAN and NICK MADIGAN,SUN REPORTER | June 6, 2006
That once-venerable bastion of British journalism, The Times of London, has decided to grace the rebellious colonies with a daily U.S. edition, starting today. The 218-year-old Times, whose traditional luster appears to have faded somewhat since its purchase in 1981 by tabloid king Rupert Murdoch, will be sold initially in just two states, New York and New Jersey, although anyone will be able to order a subscription. The Times' exploratory move into the U.S. newspaper market comes a few days after the British Broadcasting Corp.
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August 12, 2004
Antiques show Purchase antiques while experiencing life as it was when the items were modern. Browse furniture, quilts and more along the shell-paved lanes of Historic Cold Spring Village, N.J., on Saturday and Sunday while the daily life of an 1800s community is re-created around you. Afterward, attend the free Festive Brass concert at the Village Gazebo on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The village is on Route 9 between Rio Grande and Cape May. It is open...
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2001
In the late 1950s and early 1960s - a popular music era sizzling with creativity, verve and dreams of fortune, four high school girls from West Baltimore carefully mapped their journey to stardom. What they needed was a name for their singing group, one to distinguish them from dozens of other "girl groups" that were rising from neighborhoods around New York and Detroit, with voices like angels and new recording contracts. Names were important. There were the Teen Queens, Shirelles, Bobettes, Chantels, Shangri-Las, Cookies, Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles, Orlons, Jelly Beans, Reparata and the Delrons, Dixie Cups, Poni-Tails and Kathy Young and the Innocents.
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Susan Reimer | August 5, 2010
I have had a stranger knock on my front door asking for money for the bus so he could get to a hospital where his wife was in labor. I have had strangers asking for my signature on a petition or for a donation to a cause. I have had politicians want to introduce themselves to me and women who want to save my soul. I have had strangers at my door selling memberships, subscriptions and candy or looking for work or a ride. And I have managed to say no to just about everybody. But when a stranger recently knocked on my door and said he needed a place to live for the summer, I said, to the eye-rolling exasperation of family and friends, "Let's see what we can do. " Khalil came to the United States from the United Kingdom, where he is a college student, and I guess his accent worked its magic on someone who came of age during the British Invasion of rockers.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | February 19, 1992
Business and government leaders in an aging and maligned port city join together to revitalize their town and encourage development.The story is familiar, but the setting isn't Baltimore in the 1970s. It's Liverpool, England, in the 1990s.Yesterday, a group of Liverpool businessmen visited Baltimore -- accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra -- to explore possible trade arrangements and attract Baltimore investors to the industrial city on Britain's west coast."We're kind of kindred spirits, aren't we?"
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | December 8, 2000
It was the cacophonous summer of 1964. I was 11. Atlantic City would house the Democratic National Convention, "A Hard Day's Night" would premiere, and, oh, the Beatles would perform live at the convention center on the heels of LBJ and the Dems. I launched my campaign early. My father, an aide to a convention delegate, had connections. Beatles tickets or else, I demanded. (I was short on lobbying skills.) He came up with the goods, and I thought of little else except that electric, late August night when I would be ringside watching my guys.
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By Rasmi Simhan | August 17, 2000
Books on baseball and the 1814 British Invasion were awarded the Maryland Historical Society's book prize this week for helping preserve state history and culture. James H. Bready's "Baseball in Baltimore: The First 100 Years" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998) chronicles the history of Maryland baseball from the Excelsiors and the Lord Baltimores to today's Orioles. Bready, 81, is a long-time Baltimore resident and has written for The Evening Sun and The Sun since 1945. Anthony Pitch recounts the Washington battle of the War of 1812 in "The Burning of Maryland: The British Invasion of 1814" (United States Naval Institute Press, 1998)
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