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In 1634, Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore. The settlers first landed on St. Clement’s Island before moving on to establish St. Mary’s City. Above is a replica of one of the ships the colonists arrived on. (Baltimore Sun photo, 1978)

1865: During the Civil War, Confederate forces captured Fort Stedman in Virginia.

1913: The Palace Theatre, which became New York City’s home of vaudeville, was opened.

1918: French composer Claude Debussy died in Paris; he was 55.

1954: RCA announced it had begun producing color television sets at its plant in Bloomington, Ind.

Compiled by Laura Lefavor and Paul McCardell.