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MARCH 17,1953 - Bill Veeck says that he will accept an offer of $2.475 million for his 80 percent of the St. Louis Browns' stock. Baltimore Mayor D'Alesandro seeks a syndicate to buy Veeck out. The group will eventually purchase 206,250 shares at $12 per share (photo: Thomas D'Alesandro)

, (father of Nancy Pelosi) was active in an American organization, the Bergson Group, that promoted the rescue of Jews from the Nazis.

Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald Despite their addictions, both were artistically productive in Baltimore. She wrote a novel, plays and became an accomplished painter. Scott struggled to finish "Tender Is the Night," a critical success but a financial flop.  Zelda became increasingly withdrawn, at times even catatonic. She moved to Sheppard Pratt Hospital, and eventually Scott moved her to another institution in, N.C. Though his hopes and dreams were dashed in Balt, Fitzgerald never blamed the…

Baltimore's greatest romances

Invoking the ghosts of Baltimore's past, we've plumbed the depths of The Baltimore Sun's expansive photo archive and here present 50 signature images that link to that past.

Frederik Jacques "Frits" Philips (April 16, 1905 – December 5, 2005) was the fourth chairman of the board of directors of the Dutch electronics company Philips, which his uncle and father founded. For his actions in saving 382 Jews during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands in World War II, he was recognized in 1996 by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations.

Frederik Jacques (Frits) Philips was born in 1905 and reached an age of 100 years. He was a Dutch industrial and the fourth chairman of Philips.

As a scribe for the Baltimore News American and, after it folded in 1984, for The Baltimore Sun, Steadman (pictured, left) set the standard for sports reporting in Charm City. He, almost alone, predicted the Orioles would win the 1966 World Series over the heavily favored L.A. Dodgers. Smart man.

Quintessential Old Baltimore

Invoking the ghosts of Baltimore's past, we've plumbed the depths of The Baltimore Sun's expansive photo archive and here present 50 signature images that link to that past.

First Miss Nancy, then her daughter, Miss Sally, helped a generation of Baltimore pre-school-age children learn manners, deportment and other essential life skills. Ask anyone in their 50s or older about Mr. Do Bee, the Magic Mirror or the "Romper Room" prayer ("God is great, God is good. Let us thank him for our food. Amen") and prepare to listen as the floodgates of memory open.

Quintessential Old Baltimore

First Miss Nancy, then her daughter, Miss Sally, helped a generation of…

Downtown Baltimore.

McCormick & Schmick Restaurant in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland

Burlesque dancer Blaze Starr dies at 83  Blaze Starr, the iconic performer who brought to the Block a playful version of stripping that combined the flair of an entertainer and the attitude of a satirist, died Monday at a hospital in Williamson, W.Va. She was 83.  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bs-md-ob-blaze-starr-20150615-story.html

Burlesque dancer Blaze Starr dies at 83

Burlesque dancer Blaze Starr dies at 83 Blaze Starr, the iconic performer who brought to the Block a playful version of stripping that combined the flair of an entertainer and the attitude of a satirist, died Monday at a hospital in Williamson, W.Va. She was 83. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bs-md-ob-blaze-starr-20150615-story.html

Howard Jackson: Mayor of Baltimore, 1931-1943.

Howard Jackson: Mayor of Baltimore, 1931-1943.

The Baltimore native and Frederick Douglass High School grad, appointed chief counsel for the NAACP in 1940, successfully argued against school segregation before the U.S. Supreme Court, which outlawed the practice with its 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967 -- the first African-American to serve on the court -- and remained there until 1991.

Quintessential Old Baltimore

In President Johnson nominated Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court. The Senate confirmed the nomination on Aug. making Marshall the first African-American and Baltimorean to serve on the court.

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Theodore McKeldin: Mayor of Baltimore, 1943-1947.

Theodore McKeldin: Mayor of Baltimore, 1943-1947.