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The Sun Front Page: September 15, 1975

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The Sun Front Page: September 15, 1975

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The Sun Remembers This Week in Baltimore Sports: Sept. 14-20

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Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts scores a run in May 2004. Four months later, Roberts set the American League single-season record for doubles by a switch-hitter. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun).

Sept. 18, 2004: Brian Roberts’ 47th double, in a 12-3 victory at Minnesota, gives the Orioles second baseman the American League single-season record for two-base hits by a switch-hitter. The old mark was set in 1901.

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Westminster Burial Grounds and the War of 1812

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This statue of Samuel Smith, by local sculptor Hans Schuler, stood in what was known as Major General Samuel Smith Park, at the corner of Pratt and Light streets, from 1953-1970. It now surveys Baltimore from atop Federal Hill. (Baltimore Sun photo by A. Aubrey Bodine, Jan. 27, 1957)

Those celebrating this week’s bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore, the bombing of Fort McHenry and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” shouldn’t forget one local landmark with closer ties to these War of 1812 events than just about anywhere else in the city.

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Retro Baltimore Trivia

Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging. There will be a prize each week for the first right answer. Put your best guess in the “comments” field. Here’s today’s trivia:

QUESTION: What Marylander was the U.S. attorney general who prepared the Declaration of War against England in 1812?

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A portrait of the Marylander from the question above. Can you name him? (Baltimore Sun file photo)

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