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WHITE HOUSE SET ON FIRE ON THIS DAY IN 1814

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During the
War of 1812 between the United States and England, British troops
enter Washington, D.C. and burn the
White House in retaliation for the
American attack on the city of York in Ontario, Canada, in June 1812.

When the British arrived at the White House, they found that President James Madison and his first lady Dolley had already fled to safety in Maryland.

Soldiers reportedly sat down to eat a meal made of leftover food from the
White House scullery using White House dishes and silver before ransacking
the presidential mansion and setting it ablaze.

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James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751– June 28, 1836)

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Remains of the White House after the fire of 1814.

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AMENDMENT ADOPTED ON THIS DAY

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Following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S.
states, the
14th Amendment, guaranteeing to African Americans citizenship and all its privileges, is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1868.

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Secretary of State William Seward certified adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

Secretary of State William Seward certified adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Photo courtesy of the Library
of Congress.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1973, Secretariat won the 105th Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths and ran the fastest 1 1/2 miles on dirt at 2:24. The horse
became the first since Citation in 1948 to win America’s coveted
Triple Crown–the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.

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Secretariat Statue located at Belmont Park.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1993, U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed religious cult in Waco,
TX. The ATF had planned to arrest the 
leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh (below) on firearms 
charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed and a 51-day 
standoff followed.  

  

 
   

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David Koresh (Vernon Wayne Howel)  
(August 17, 1959 – April 19, 1993)

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Mount Carmel burns to the ground at the end of a 51 day standoff between David Koresh, the Branch Davidians and the FBI in <em>Waco</em>.

The religious community at Mount Carmel burns to the ground at the
end of a 51 day standoff between David Koresh, Branch Davidians
and the FBI on the property located 10 miles west of Waco, Texas.

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CANCER TAKES DENNIS RICHARDSON AT 69

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Dennis Michael Richardson (July 30, 1949 – February 26, 2019)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has passed away
after a battle with cancer.

Oregon state officials say Richardson died at around 9 p.m. Tuesday at his
home surrounded by family and friends.

Richardson announced in June 2018 that he was receiving treatment for
brain cancer. He said he was diagnosed in May.

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