It’s National Maryland Day – We’re celebrating with some interesting facts!
Maryland is the 19th most populous and the 42nd most extensive of the 50 states of the United States. It is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The state attained statehood on April 28, 1788, becoming the 7th state to join the union. Its four bordering states are Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The Baltimore Ravens are named after Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem, The Raven. Yep. The state’s claim to football fame is named after a piece of fine literature.
Jousting became the official sport of Maryland in 1962; lacrosse became the official team sport of the state in 2004.
There is a town in Maryland named Chevy Chase. However, the town was named in the 1800’s, long before the former “Saturday Night Live” star was born.
Maryland Electric Deregulation is the result of a bill passed in 1999 by the Maryland General Assembly. This bill changed the entire face of the Maryland utility industry. The past several years have seen a flurry of changes in the energy industry in Maryland. In 1999, the Maryland General Assembly, under pressure from state manufacturers, enacted legislation that would cause the electric industry in Maryland to become deregulated. This bill, the Electric Customer Choice and Competition Act of 1999, was passed through the Maryland General Assembly with many Democratic and every Republican legislator’s support.
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