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The Baltimore riot of 1968, coinciding with riots in other cities, followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Public order was not restored until April 12, 1968.
These industries benefited from war but successfully shifted into infrastructure development during peacetime.
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With a population of 621,849 in 2015, Baltimore is the largest independent city in the United States.
Baltimore acquired its moniker "The Monumental City" after an 1827 visit to Baltimore by President John Quincy Adams.
At an evening function Adams gave the following toast: "Baltimore: the Monumental City—May the days of her safety be as prosperous and happy, as the days of her dangers have been trying and triumphant." Baltimore pioneered the use of gas lighting in 1816 and its population grew rapidly in the following decades, with concomitant development of culture and infrastructure.
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The three settlements, covering 60 acres, became a commercial hub and in 1768 became the county seat.