Apr 28, 2008

1788 - Maryland becomes the 7th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution

(440.com) - Maryland was one of the first of the United States of America, entering the Union as number seven on this day. It was named in honor of England Charles I queen, Henrietta Maria.
Maryland's capital city, Annapolis, is famous as the home of the U.S. Naval Academy. Maryland, the Free State or Old Line State, calls the black-eyed Susan its state flower, and the Baltimore Orioles are the ... yes, the state baseball team ... but also, the state bird/s. Using this same reasoning, you'd think that baseball would be the state sport. Silly us. Maryland's state sport is jousting. Continued