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Baltimore Essential Info


Baltimore is a popular tourist destination in Maryland, in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America, near Washington, D.C. It is perhaps most famously known as the city where Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner, and today has become a major center for tourism and travel.

It lies on the juncture of the Chesapeake Bay. With continuous nightlife, temperate climate, and plenty of hospitality, any time of the year is a great time to visit.

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  1. Baltimore is the hometown of a number of famous athletes, including baseball great Babe Ruth, and Olympic champion swimmer, Michael Phelps
  2. The Star Spangled Banner flag was sewn in Baltimore by Mary Young Pickersgill
  3. Baltimore is home to the first Roman Catholic church in America, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  4. Baltimore was the first United States city to illuminate its streets using hydrogen gas in 1816.
  5. The first dental school in the world was founded in Baltimore in 1840.

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