Tag: Thomas Jefferson
This is a great bit of Washington trivia for everyone to commit to memory ... especially if you live anywhere along 16th St. NW. Pierre...
In the English alphabet, the letter J looked too much like the letter I. The alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet, and there is no letter J in Latin.
Why is Washington, DC the capital? John Adams rode from Philadelphia to DC over an entire week. Read the story of his full journey.
19 original landowners were negotiated with, directly by George Washington in March, 1791. He met them during the day and in the evening, closed the deal with them at Suter's Tavern in Georgetown.
Way back in the day, the building we now know as the White House was called the "President's Palace", "President's Mansion", or...
Who was the first mayor of Washington? It wasn't Walter Washington or Marion Barry. Have you hear of Robert Brent? He was Thomas Jefferson's friend.