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Day: February 3, 2014

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corporal punishment

Corporal Punishment Banned in D.C. Schools

Here’s an interesting article that we dug up from April 17th, 1930, printed in The Washington Post. Emphatic condemnation of any form of corporal punishment of a child by a teacher in the District schools was voiced yesterday afternoon by the Board of Education following a report on an instance in the Henry D. Cooke School for […]

Aftermath of the McCrory disaster, a virtually forgotten chapter in the history of Washington, D.C.: At 1:32 p.m. on Nov. 21, 1929, a boiler in the basement of the McCrory five-and-dime store at 416 Seventh Street NW exploded, demolishing the ground floor and igniting a fire in a deafening blast whose final toll was six dead and dozens injured. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Horrific Explosion on 7th Street Kills Six

Study this photograph carefully. Look at the complete destruction of the building. This was the McCrory five-and-dime store at 416 7th St. NW just after it exploded in the afternoon of November 21st, 1929. The blast and fire killed six and injured nearly 30 others, throwing debris all the way across the street. Firemen and ambulances […]

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