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Silver Spring, MD

CDP (CENSUS-DESIGNATED PLACE)

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.gsscc.org/

Population:
76540 (2000 census)

County:
Montgomery County

Montgomery County paid a private firm, the Peterson Company (operating as PFA Silver Spring LLC), to redevelop the downtown of Silver Spring. In 2007 the company banned photography of that same public downtown, citing the desire to protect its brand. Private security guards hired by Peterson would harass individuals on the public street who appeared to be taking pictures. After some well-deserved bad publicity regarding Peterson's odd interpretation of the 1st Amendment, and questions as to why a private company was allowed to enforce a nonexistent "law" such as this, the policy was quietly rescinded.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
National Labor College
1945
Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD
1925
Griggs University
1909

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Choice Hotels
1981

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brady Anderson
Baseball
18-Jan-1964   Ex-Baltimore Orioles hitter
Lewis Black
Comic
30-Aug-1948   Rants on The Daily Show
Bill Callahan
Singer/Songwriter
1966   Smog
Dominique Dawes
Gymnastics
20-Nov-1976   Olympic gymnast, Magnificent Seven
Michael Ealy
Actor
3-Aug-1973   Barbershop
Dan Futterman
Actor
8-Jun-1967   Vincent on Judging Amy
Goldie Hawn
Actor
21-Nov-1945   Private Benjamin
Blair Lee III
Politician
19-May-1916 25-Oct-1985 Governor of Maryland, 1977-79
Ryan Pinkston
Actor
8-Feb-1988   Quintuplets
Nora Roberts
Novelist
10-Oct-1950   Author of over 120 romance novels
James W. Wagner
Educator
c. 1953   President, Emory University

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Babe Adams
Baseball
18-May-1882 27-Jul-1968 Pitcher, Pittsburgh Pirates
Bruno Bettelheim
Psychologist
28-Aug-1903 13-Mar-1990 Fraudulent child psychologist
Montgomery Blair
Attorney
10-May-1813 27-Jul-1883 Dred Scott's lawyer
Rachel Carson
Scientist
27-May-1907 14-Apr-1964 Mother of the environmental movement
Mother Jones
Activist
1-Aug-1837 30-Nov-1930 The grandmother of all agitators
Blair Lee III
Politician
19-May-1916 25-Oct-1985 Governor of Maryland, 1977-79
Fritz Pollard
Football
27-Jan-1894 11-May-1986 First black coach in the NFL
Katherine Anne Porter
Author
15-May-1890 18-Sep-1980 Ship of Fools



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