Baltimore Sun



On July 27, 1940, Billboard magazine published its first “music popularity chart” listing bestsellin­g retail records.

In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the

Kerner Commission to assess the causes of urban rioting, the same day Black militant H. Rap Brown told a press conference in Washington that violence was “as American as cherry pie.”

6-year-old Adam Walsh was abducted from a department store in Hollywood, Florida, and was later murdered. (His father, John Walsh,

In 1981,

became a well-known crime victims’ advocate.)

In 1996, terror struck the Atlanta Olympics as a pipe bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park.

In 2015, the Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain exclusion for religious reasons.

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