- The Baltimore Ravens were named after Edgar Poe’s poem “The Raven”.
- The first school in the USA was opened in Maryland in 1696. It was King William’s School.
- The first dental school in the USA was opened in the state.
- Annapolis, Maryland, is known as the Sailing capital of the world.
- The first post office in the country was created in Maryland in 1774.
- The first telegraph line In the world was set up between Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland.
- Annapolis, Maryland, was the capital of the USA from 1783-1784.
- Baltimore is one of the most dangerous cities in the USA. It has an average violent crime rate of 1,417 per 100,000 residents.
- Maryland’s state exercise is walking.
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