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From: "John Ashbury" <>
Subject: [MDFR] History Moment - 2-12-12
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 05:59:50 -0500
On February 12, 1775, Louisa Catherine Johnson, daughter of Joshua Johnson
and niece of Thomas Johnson, Maryland's first governor, was born at Great
Hill near London, England. On July 26, 1797, she married future President of
The United States John Quincy Adams in All Hallows Church, London. She died
May 15, 1852, at 77.
On February 12, 1778, Alexander Contee Hanson, son of John Hanson, "first
President of The United States in Congress Assembled," was appointed as one
of the first judges of Maryland's General Court.
On February 12, 1978, thieves broke into The Taney House on South Bentz
Street in Frederick and stole historical materials valued between $75,000
and $250,000. All items were recovered the next day and two men were charged
with the theft.
On February 12, 2006, William Francis "Bill" Moran, who was world famous as
a craftsman of fine blades and knives, died at Frederick Memorial Hospital
of cancer. He was born in Frederick on May 1, 1925.
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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