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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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(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

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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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CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1792

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Depiction of George Washington laying the cornerstone for the White House in a freemason ceremony.

The cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated
capital city of
Washington. 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.

The city of Washington was created to replace Philadelphia as the nation’s
capital because of its geographical position in the center of the existing
new republic. The states of
Maryland and Virginia ceded land around the
Potomac River to form the District of Columbia, and work began on
Washington in 1791.

   

    
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  The original design of the White House in 1800. 
     

    
    
    
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An artist’s interpretation of the construction of the White House.


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The White House as it looks today.

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CORNERSTONE LAID ON THIS DAY IN 1793


Washington laying the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in a photo reproduction of a painting.

On September 18, 1793, George Washington lays 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. Today, the Capitol building,
with its famous cast-iron dome and important collection of American
art, is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes six Congressional
office buildings and three
Library of Congress buildings, all developed
in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Although President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the
U.S. Capitol in 1793, construction of current dome did not begin
until 1856. The dome, which replaced an earlier one made of
copper.

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The U.S. Capitol under construction, 1860.

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The U.S. Capitol as it looks today in Washington, D.C.

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