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WHITE HOUSE CORNERSTONE LAID IN 1792

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The cornerstone was laid for a presidential residence in the
newly designated capital city of
Washington, D.C. In 1800,
President
John Adams became the first president to reside
in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the
“White House” because its white-gray
Virginia freestone
contrasted strikingly with the red brick of nearby buildings.

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The White House. Designed by James Hoban (1758-1831), in neoclassical style, its construction took place between 1792 and 1800. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800. Engraving by Arnout. Panorama Universal. History of the United States of America, from 1st edition of Jean B.G. Roux de Rochelle's Etats-Unis d'Amerique in 1837. Spanish edition, printed in Barcelona, 1850.

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John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826)

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CAPITOL CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY

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On September 18, 1793, George Washington laid the cornerstone
to the United States Capitol building, the home of the legislative
branch of American government. The building would take nearly
a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British
set fire to it and it was called into use during the
Civil War.

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The U.S. Capitol under construction, 1860

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CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1792

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George Washington (left) lays the cornerstone of the White House.


The cornerstone was laid for a presidential residence in the newly
designated capital city of
Washington, D.C. In 1800, President
John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive
mansion, which soon became known as the “White House” because
its white-gray
Virginia freestone contrasted strikingly with the red
brick of nearby buildings.

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Richard (Dick) Wagstaff Clark
(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)


“American Bandstand” with host Dick Clark  debuted on this
day in 1957.

 


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CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1792

United States Capitol cornerstone laying - Wikipedia


After eight years of construction on the White House, President
John Adams and his wife,  Abigail, moved into the unfinished
home in 1800.


 

     

 

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