Day: June 6, 2013

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Former Capitol Policeman Shoots at Senator

This was a headline that caught my eye. Can you imagine the media frenzy if something like this happened today? Below is the article that I dug up in the Baltimore Sun, published on July 13th, 1947. Washington, July 12–A

"Beef Depot Monument" - 1862

Washington Monument Once Called Beef Depot Monument

Prior to completion, the Washington Monument was an eyesore, sitting as an unfinished stub. For some time, it was used as grounds to raise cattle and inside, they would slaughter the cows for beef. Source: Library of Congress

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