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Maryland Day
March 25, 1634

Do you know how Maryland and the city of Baltimore got their names? On March 25, Marylanders celebrate Maryland Day to honor the arrival of the first colonists to the land King Charles I of England chartered to Lord Baltimore in 1634. He named the land after the King's wife, Henrietta Maria, or Mary. Lord Baltimore had almost complete control over the colony as long as he paid the King a share of all the gold or silver discovered on the land. Who came to this new colony?
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