Baltimore City, Maryland; USA (PHOTOS).

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Thursday, July 23, 2020. New York City – A few things about Baltimore City: The Baltimore area had been inhabited by Indigenous women and men since at least the 10th millennium B.C.

The city is named after Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore of the Irish House of Lords and founding proprietor of the Province of Maryland. Baltimore is an anglicization of the Irish name Baile an Tí Mhóir, meaning “town of the big house.”

On April 12, 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray Jr., a 25-year-old black man, was killed by police officers. On May 1, 2015, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced her office had filed charges against six police officers after the medical examiner’s report ruled Gray’s death a homicide. The trial against Officer William Porter ended in mistrial. Officers Nero, Goodson, and Rice were acquitted. The remaining charges against the officers were dropped on July 27, 2016. On September 12, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would not bring federal charges against the six Baltimore police officers.

After a police officer killed George Floyd, people in Baltimore had rallies and marches. Police officers arrested many protesters. On June 12, 2020, protestors gathered at City Hall. Protesters painted in big pink letters “Defund the Police” on Gay Street.

Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

“Baltimore is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the 30th most populous city in the United States, with a population of 593,490 in 2019. Baltimore is the largest independent city in the country and was established by the Constitution of Maryland in 1851. As of 2017, the population of the Baltimore metropolitan area was estimated to be just under 2.802 million, making it the 21st largest metropolitan area in the country. Baltimore is located about 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Washington, D.C., making it a principal city in the Washington-Baltimore combined statistical area (CSA), the fourth-largest CSA in the nation, with a calculated 2018 population of 9,797,063.

The city’s Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States. In addition, Baltimore was a major manufacturing center. After a decline in major manufacturing, heavy industry, and restructuring of the rail industry, Baltimore has shifted to a service-oriented economy. Johns Hopkins Hospital (founded 1889), Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and Johns Hopkins University (founded 1876) are the city’s top two employers.

With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has been dubbed a “city of neighborhoods.” Famous residents have included writers Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Hamilton, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ogden Nash, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dashiell Hammett, Upton Sinclair, Tom Clancy, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and H. L. Mencken; musicians James “Eubie” Blake, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, Tori Amos, Frank Zappa, Tupac Shakur, Dan Deacon, Robbie Basho, Bill Frisell, Philip Glass, Cass Elliot, and Ric Ocasek; actors and filmmakers John Waters, Barry Levinson, Divine, David Hasselhoff, Don Messick, John Kassir, Jada Pinkett Smith, Edith Massey[16] and Mo’Nique; artist Jeff Koons; baseball player Babe Ruth; swimmer Michael Phelps; radio host Ira Glass; television host Mike Rowe; Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi; and United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. During the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Baltimore after the bombardment of Fort McHenry. His poem was set to music and popularized as a song; in 1931 it was designated as the American national anthem.

Baltimore has more public statues and monuments per capita than any other city in the country, and is home to some of the earliest National Register Historic Districts in the nation, including Fell’s Point, Federal Hill, and Mount Vernon. These were added to the National Register between 1969 and 1971, soon after historic preservation legislation was passed. Nearly one third of the city’s buildings (over 65,000) are designated as historic in the National Register, which is more than any other U.S. city.

Before European settlement (before European invasion).

The Baltimore area had been inhabited by Native Americans since at least the 10th millennium BC, when Paleo-Indians first settled in the region. One Paleo-Indian site and several Archaic period and Woodland period archaeological sites have been identified in Baltimore, including four from the Late Woodland period. During the Late Woodland period, the archaeological culture that is called the “Potomac Creek complex” resided in the area from Baltimore south to the Rappahannock River in present-day Virginia.

In the early 1600s, the immediate Baltimore vicinity was sparsely populated, if at all, by Native Americans. The Baltimore County area northward was used as hunting grounds by the Susquehannock living in the lower Susquehanna River valley. This Iroquoian-speaking people “controlled all of the upper tributaries of the Chesapeake” but “refrained from much contact with Powhatan in the Potomac region” and south into Virginia. Pressured by the Susquehannock, the Piscataway tribe, an Algonquian-speaking people, stayed well south of the Baltimore area and inhabited primarily the north bank of the Potomac River in what are now Charles and southern Prince George’s counties in the coastal areas south of the Fall Line.”_Wikipedia.org

Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. This building has the sign "Black Lives Matter". Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. This building has the sign “Black Lives Matter”. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. "Fuck 12" means "fuck the police," but more specifically it means fuck the police drug unit (12 narcotics officers). Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. “Fuck 12” means “fuck the police,” but more specifically it means fuck the police drug unit (12 narcotics officers). Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
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Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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Thursday, July 9, 2020. Baltimore City, Maryland; United States of America. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
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