Maryland, My Maryland – Today In Southern History

28 April 1788  

On this date in 1788…

Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the 7th U.S. state.

Other Years:

  • 1635 – Virginia colony Governor John Harvey was accused of treason and removed from office.
  • 1862 – Forts Jackson and St. Phillip on the Mississippi river surrendered to federal troops.
  • 1871 – In response to raids near Tucson, William Oury embarked, leading 140 armed white and Mexican settlers for the Apache village near Camp Grant, Arizona.
  • 1882 – Remnants of Chiricuhua Chief Loco’s Apache were routed by Troops of the 6th U.S. Cavalry, and a company of Indian scouts south of Cloverdale, Arizona. The surviving Indians fled to Mexico. 
  • 1924 – One Hundred Nineteen were killed in a Benwood, West Virginia coal mine disaster.
  • 2012 – One was killed and 110 injured in a tent collapse in St Louis, Missouri.

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