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Day: April 19, 2012

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D.C. Commissioner, Melvin Hazen, who chose the design, is pictured with the new flag October 17th, 1938 (Library of Congress)

What Is The Flag of Washington, D.C.?

Washington, DC didn’t have an official flag until the middle of the 20th century. The white background with two red stripes and three red stars was based on George Washington’s family crest.

1880s pen knife

Cries of Murder on Pennsylvania Avenue (1884)

Here is some old craziness to (I hate to use the word) entertain you. This is from the Washington Post on December 6th, 1884. By the way, this just happens to be the same day the Washington Monument was completed.

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