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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 9-19-10
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 06:11:32 -0400


On September 19, 1754, John Ross Key, the father of Francis Scott Key, the
author of The Star Spangled Banner, was born. He married Ann Phoebe Penn
Dagworthy Charlton.



On September 19, 1844, construction of a water system for the City of
Frederick was begun. It was completed November 22, 1845, at a cost of
$90,000.



On September 19, 1862, the Battles of South Mountain on September 14 and
Antietam on September 17, brought thousands of wounded to Frederick and
surrounding communities.



On September 19, 1899, Dr. William H. Baltzell, who at one time was
president of the Frederick County Medical Society and who served many years
as the physician to the Maryland Deaf and Dumb Institute, died. He was born
in Frederick in 1832.



On September 19, 1901, a memorial service was held at the City Opera House
on North Market Street in Frederick for President William McKinley, who was
killed by an assassin. The Rev. Osborne Ingle, rector of All Saints
Episcopal Church, presided.



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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