Newsreel showing highlights of the 65th running of the Preakness Stakes, at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.The race was held on May 11, 1940. After failing to win the Kentucky Derby, Col. Bradley's favored 3-year old, Bimelech, jockeyed by Fred A. Smith, redeems himself before a crowd of 50,000, winning by two lengths. (Note: some intermittent sound is heard but not really discernible.)
USS City of Flint in Baltimore, Maryland. City of Flint written on the ship (and home port of Philadelphia Pennsylvania written below it). Captain on ship deck. Crew members on the deck. Woman waving. USS City Of Flint, seized by a Nazi battleship, set free in Norway, arrives at port in Baltimore Maryland.
A prototype B-26 with plexiglass nose and top turret is tested at Martin Aircraft company in Baltimore, Maryland. The aircraft at an airstrip. Officers talk. A man sits inside the transparent nose section. The aircraft takes off on test flight.
The Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams play a game of football at Baltimore Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore continues its headlong gallop towards the Western Division title. Huge crowd gathered to watch the match.
Baltimore riots in the wake of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968. A busload of men, arrested during rioting in Baltimore, are bused to the Baltimore City Courthouse, on Calvert Street, where they unload, single-file, with hands held over their heads, and enter the courthouse, under armed guard by Federal (or Federalized) troops. Spectators fill the sidewalks to watch the goings on. Brief closeup of soldier wearing helmet and carrying rifle with fixed bayonet. Soldiers form a cordon around the line of prisoners as they walk into the courthouse. Two civilian officials follow the prisoners into the courthouse. Closeup of a Baltimore City policeman holding a Remington 870 Police Magnum shotgun. He smiles for the camera. Army troops are in the background. Closeup of the bus with some prisoners at the windows (apparently having reboarded the bus). Army troops begin moving spectators away from the courthouse entrance.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman dedicates Friendship International Airport in Anne Arundel County Maryland, United States, south of Baltimore. Aerial view of the new airport. A sign on a terminal building reads 'Friendship International Airport'. President Truman disembarks from an aircraft together with Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., and is greeted by officials. He reviews an honor guard. A crowd seated during the dedication ceremony. The President speaks into a microphone and gives a short address (sound is present in clip for this portion). (The airport was later renamed Baltimore/Washington International Airport, and subsequently, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Also known as BWI.)