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The Archdiocese of Baltimore, pro sports and the Sabbath

The era of “blue laws” restricted most business operations on Sunday. In the city, that meant Major League Baseball and National Football League games could not start before 2:05 p.m.
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Our Back Pages: Terrible loss in the ‘Great War’

“One minute before the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 – the moment when an armistice took effect to end World War I – Henry Gunther was shot and killed near the French village of Chaumont-devant-Damvillers."
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