Maryland Day! 10 Fun Facts About Our State
Tilghman Island is home to the Skipjacks, the only commercial sailing fleet in North America.
Annapolis is known as the sailing capital of the world.
Dr. Florence Rina Sabin of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore became the first female professor of medicine in 1901.
The Maryland Gazette founded in 1727 is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.
Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” after seeing the flag still waving during a battle in 1814.
The USS Constellation docked in Baltimore is the last ship to survive from the Civil War.
King Williams School opened in 1696 it was the first school in the United States.
In 1828 St. Francis Academy was the first dental school in the world. This became the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery in 1839.
Sixteen of the 23 Maryland counties border on tidal water. The combined length of tidal shoreline, including islands, is 4,431 miles.
Annapolis was known as the Athens of America during the seventeenth century and once served as the capital of the United States.