and Alexander Hamilton had been on friendly terms for years, but after fifteen years of having every political aspiration thwarted by Hamilton, Burr was seething with anger and itching for revenge. When Burr read statements published by Hamilton to the effect of: he is "a dangerous man and one who ought not to be trusted with the reins of government", it was the final straw. Ultimately, Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel. On July 11, 1804, Hamilton was mortally wounded and he died the following afternoon in extreme pain at the age of 47.
In 1775, discontinuing his education, he founded a volunteer military company and on March 14, 1776, was commissioned Captain of the Provincial Company on New York Artillery. He exhibited great skill and intelligence in his duties with artillery, and Nathanael Greene noticed. (It may have been Greene who introduced Alexander Hamilton to George Washington). He was asked to serve on the staff of Lord Stirling, which he declined, and continued his career with the artillery effectively at Long Island, Harlem Heights, White Plains...as well as seeing action at Trenton and Princeton in the New Jersey campaign.
Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland, September 2009.
His notoriety propelled A.J. Streeter into state politics, first as a representative, then as a state senator and unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1880. Always a spokesman for farmers and small businessmen, in 1888 Streeter was nominated as the Labor Union candidate for president. His anti-Wall Street platform called for a graduated income tax and low interest loans for farmers.
1808. (1764-1842) established Mount St.
21. School Sisters of Notre Dame established Notre Dame of Maryland Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies, later to become , Baltimore, first Catholic women's college in United States.
Mary's University) in Emmitsburg.
To celebrate, under direction of Baltimore City Council, five hundred guns were fired, bells were rung, and flags displayed "to attest the joy of the people at their great deliverance."1865. , first black-owned business in State, established in Baltimore by .
Joseph's College, Emmitsburg, founded.
1820-1913) recruited former slaves to act as spies and scouts for federal forces, guiding Union gunboats in raids against Confederate coastal encampments, and relocating slaves north.
1809-1811. (Democratic-Republican), governor.
1894, May. "," an "industrial army" organized by (1854-1951), encamped at Bladensburg and other Maryland sites after first march on Washington, DC.
1810. Free blacks disenfranchised.
1820-1913) moved to Beaufort, South Carolina (then occupied by federal forces), aiding slaves in transition to freedom, as well as acting as a spy and scout for the Union.
7. (1777-1839) began publishing a national newspaper, in Baltimore.
11. , former slave from Anne Arundel County, resisted efforts of Edward Gorsuch of Baltimore County, Maryland, to recapture fugitive slaves at , Pennsylvania.