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From: "john Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 4-20-10
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 06:00:08 -0400
On April 20, 1790, former Maryland Governor Thomas Johnson, of Frederick,
was appointed chief judge of the General Court of Maryland.
On April 20, 1821, an African lion, a buffalo, and elk and a calf with six
legs were exhibited at Shimmells' Tavern in Frederick.
On April 20, 1828, the Carroll Creek through downtown Frederick flooded.
On April 20, 1840, a Whig Party convention was held in Frederick.
On April 20, 1890, the Reformed Church in Middletown was reopened and
rededicated after extensive renovations.
On April 20, 1921, William Jennings Bryan, a former presidential candidate,
spoke at The City Opera House on North Market Street in Frederick, under the
auspices of the Frederick County Christian Endeavor Union.
On April 20, 1936, the trustees of the C. Burr Artz Library decided to
demolish the old Frederick Academy at West Second and Record Streets (the
entrance was actually on Council Street), and to build a new facility.
On April 20, 1941, Katherine Edgar Byron, widow of Congressman William D.
Byron, who was killed earlier in the year in an Atlanta plane crash, was
nominated to succeed her husband in the House of Representatives.
If anyone can add information to these History Moments,
or would like to suggest an item for another calendar day,
please contact me privately.
John W. Ashbury
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