Washington,, Part 3
Why did a Frenchman angrily refuse a large sum of money from George Washington? Why should all Americans be grateful to Elias Boudinot Caldwell and Dolley Madison? Why is Washington famous for cherry blossoms? Why did the United States government fire on its own war veterans? What was Beatlemania all about? You may know about some of the famous events that took place in our nation's capital, but do you know the whole story? And what about those intriguing events that didn't make the front page headlines? More than 30 stories of famous and little-known happenings are included in Gina DeAngelis's It Happened in Washington, D.C.
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