Latrobe Gate
The Latrobe Gate (also known as Main Gate, Washington Navy Yard) is a historic gatehouse located at the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast Washington, D.C. Built in 1806 and substantially altered in 18...
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History of Washington, D.C. - Riddles in Stone: Secret Architecture of Washington DC Trailer
Riddles In Stone: Secret Architecture of Washington, D.C., will continue to explore the fascinating history behind the origins and focus of the world's mos...
History of the United States Navy
The history of the United States Navy divides into two major periods: the "Old Navy", a small but respected force of sailing ships that was also notable for innovation in the use of ironclads during t...
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History of Washington, D.C.
The history of Washington, D.C., is tied to its role as the capital of the United States. Originally inhabited by an Algonquian-speaking people known as the Nacotchtank, the site of the District of Co...
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United States Capitol shooting incident (1998)
The United States Capitol shooting incident of 1998 was an attack on July 24, 1998 which led to the death of two United States Capitol Police officers. Detective John Gibson and Officer Jacob Chestnut...
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United States Capitol shooting incident (1954)
The United States Capitol shooting incident of 1954 was an attack on March 1, 1954, by four Puerto Rican nationalists; they shot 30 rounds from semi-automatic pistols from the Ladies' Gallery (a balco...
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Potomac Palisades Site
The Potomac Palisades Site is an archaeological site in Washington, D.C., United States. Measuring approximately 1 acre (0.40 ha) in area, the site lies near the intersection of MacArthur Boulev...
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Morris v. United States
Morris v. United States, 174 U.S. 196 (1899), is a 5-to-2 ruling by the United States Supreme Court which held that the bed under the Potomac River between the District of Columbia and the Commonwealt...
Assassination of James A. Garfield
The assassination of President James A. Garfield took place in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881, at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau at 9:30 am,...
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Megatherium Club
The Megatherium Club was founded by William Stimpson. It was a group of Washington, D.C.-based scientists who were attracted to that city by the Smithsonian Institution's rapidly growing collection, f...
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Tiber Creek
Tiber Creek or Tyber Creek was a tributary of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.Originally called 'Goose Creek', it was renamed by settler Francis Pope. Pope owned a 400-acre (1.6 km) farmstea...
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Alexander Robey Shepherd
Alexander Robey Shepherd (January 30, 1835 – September 12, 1902), better known as Boss Shepherd, was one of the most controversial and influential civic leaders in the history of Washington, D.C., and...
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L. Ron Hubbard House
The L. Ron Hubbard House, also known as the Original Founding Church of Scientology, is a historic house museum and former Scientology church located at 1812 19th Street NW in the Dupont Circle neighb...
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United States v. Hooe
United States v. Hooe, 5 U.S. (Cranch 1) 318 (1803) is a case of the Supreme Court of the United States. It was a case that hinged mainly on procedural issues relating to the documents that mu...
Bonus Army
The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summ...
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Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is a museum and Catholic national shrine in Washington, D.C., owned and operated by the Knights of Columbus. It hosts exhibits and events relating to Pope John P...
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Reason Rally
The Reason Rally was a rally for secularism and religious skepticism held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2012. The rally was sponsored by major atheistic and secular organizati...
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War of 1812
The War of 1812 was a military conflict, lasting for two-and-a-half years, between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, its North American colonies and its...
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American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the rebellion of thirteen of the North American colonies of Grea...
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Effects of Hurricane Isabel in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
The effects of Hurricane Isabel in Maryland and Washington, D.C., were among the most damaging from a tropical cyclone in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, United States. Hurricane Isabel fo...
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Lenny Skutnik
Martin Leonard Skutnik III (born 1953 in Mississippi, known as Lenny) is an American former employee of the Congressional Budget Office. He is notable for an act of heroism which led to him being m...
Dwight Watson
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History of the Panama Canal
The history of the Panama Canal goes back almost to the earliest explorers of the Americas. The narrow land bridge between North and South America create a water passage between the Atlantic and Pacif...
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National Hotel Disease
The National Hotel epidemic was a mysterious sickness which afflicted persons who stayed at the National Hotel in Washington, D.C. beginning in early January 1857. At the time, the hotel was the large...
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Jefferson Pier
Jefferson Pier, Jefferson Stone, or the Jefferson Pier Stone, in Washington, D.C., marks the second prime meridian of the United States even though it was never officially recognized, either by presid...
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District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871
The District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871 is an Act of Congress that repealed the individual charters of the cities of Washington and Georgetown and established a new territorial government for the...
Anthony Holmead Archeological Site
Anthony Holmead Archeological Site, at Mitchell Park, is a historic building, located at 1801 23rd Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood.
The site was added to...
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City Out of Wilderness
City Out of Wilderness is a 1974 American short documentary film produced by Francis Thompson. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.Produced by the United States Capitol H...
Gulf War
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991), for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia a...
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Dumbarton Oaks
Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. It was the residence and gardens of Robert Woods Bliss (1875–1962) and his wife Mildred Barnes Bliss (1879–1969...
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