Washington,, Part 3

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Globe Pequot, 2004 - History - 201 pages
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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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Contents

The EverChanging Capitol1792
12
Smithsons Mysterious Bequest1838
30
Escape on the Pearl1848
43
The Socialite Spy1861
61
Dorence Atwaters List1865
79
Mr Smith Goes to Washington1907
93
The Lincoln Memorial1922
109
Capital Celebrates Its Joyous Delirium1924
115
He Had a Dream1963
133
The Riots1968
150
One Disastrous Day1982
168
Sources
188
About the Author
202
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About the author (2004)

Gina De Angelis was born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and has lived in Vermont, Mississippi, and Australia. She is the author of more than 25 nonfiction books and articles, including Motion Picture Innovators: Making Cinema Magic (Oliver), The Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire of 1911 (Chelsea House), and The Black Cowboys (Chelsea House), and several screenplays. Gina was once a wench at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, and now, having recovered, lives in Virginia with her husband, daughter, several rodents, and two bizarre dogs.