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Monday, November 12, 2007

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Did You Know?

Interesting Facts About Baltimore

Baltimore is a city of 640,961 residents located in Maryland on the Patapsco River near the Chesapeake Bay. Many people know that America's national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner," was written in Baltimore. However, many people do not know that the melody of our national anthem was derived from a popular British drinking song from the mid-1760's titled "To Anacreon in Heaven." The following is a collection of interesting facts about a few of Baltimore's cultural institutions, some of its famous citizens and brief introduction to "Balmorese."

Famous Baltimoreans

Edgar Allen Poe
Harriet Tubman
Frederick Douglass
Dorothy Hamill
Francis Scott Key
Thurgood Marshall
Upton Sinclair
David Byrne
Cab Calloway
Barry Levinson
Jada Pinkett Smith
Billie Holiday
Babe Ruth
Phillip Glass
Tom Clancy
Frank Zappa
Tupac Shakur
John Waters
Tori Amos
Eubie Blake
Ann Tyler
David Simon

For more opportunities to explore Baltimore while in town for NASAA's annual meeting go to: www.baltimore.org

"See you in Ballmer, hon!"