On this date in 1791, Georgetown University opened its doors.
Did you know?
Georgetown students witnessed the burning of the White House by British troops from their dormitories during the War of 1812.
The Star Spangled Banner was composed during the War of 1812. It was originally a poem called "The Defense of Fort McHenry".
James McHenry was a surgeon-soldier who became a signer of the U.S. Constitution and later served as Secretary of War under Presidents George Washington and John Adams.
Fort McHenry is in Baltimore, Maryland.
Baltimore is a City of Firsts:
•In 1830 the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company built the first Railroad Station in the United States in Baltimore.
•In 1828 the country's first umbrella factory opened in Baltimore.
•The first dental school in the world was founded in Baltimore in 1840.
•The first successful manned balloon launch was launched from Baltimore in 1784.
•The first telegraph line in the world was from Baltimore to Washington DC and was established in 1844.
•In 1816 Baltimore was the first city to illuminate it's streets by hydrogen gas.
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