U.S. HISTORY ~ FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE ON THIS DATE IN 1790

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Washington and His Cabinet

U.S. President George Washington (far left) sits with members of his Cabinet who were appointed in 1789 and 1790. The members are (left to right) Secretary of War Henry Knox, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

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                            (Feb. 22, 1732 – Dec. 14, 1799)  

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WASHINGTON MONUMENT DEDICATED ON THIS DATE IN 1885

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The Washington Monument (above) is a pillar located near the west end of the
National mall in Washington, D.C. It was built to commemorate the first U.S.
president, George Washington. It is made of marble, granite, and sandstone
and is the world’s tallest stone structure, standing 555 feet 5⅛ inches.There
are taller monumental columns, but they are not all stone.

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The Washington Monument under construction around 1860

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The Washington Monument was dedicated on a wintry day before George
Washington’s birthday.The celebration, shown above, lasted into the night,
and ended with the first fireworks display to be held on the grounds. The
monument would not open to the public for another three years,however,
to allow for the completion of the interior stairwell and elevator.

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Arial view of the Washington Monument

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FAMOUS CROSSING ON THIS DATE IN 1776

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Gen. George Washington and his Continental Army crossed the Delaware
River as part of a surprise attack against Hessian forces who were
encamped at Trenton, New Jersey during the Revolutionary War.The
Hessian’s were regiments of German soldiers hired by the British Empire.

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE IN 1777

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General George Washington lead his army of nearly 11,000 poorly
nourished and battle fatigued men to the Valley Forge military camp
of the Continental Army in Pennsylvania. The ill-equipped army spent 
the winter there during the Revolutionary War. At one point the supply shortages caused nearly 4,000 men to be listed as unfit for duty. About
half of these men died from sickness and disease.

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Valley Forge became a National Historical Park in 1976.

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               George Washington’s headquarters

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