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The British Burn Washington, 1814

Posted on 12. Dec, 2009 by admin in American History, History

The British Burn Washington, 1814

The British Burn Washington, 1814 August of 1814 was one of the hottest in the memory of the approximately 8,000 residents of America’s new capital. The sweltering, humid heat turned the stagnate marshes surrounding the city into thriving hatcheries for disease-carrying mosquitoes. To make matters worse, the city found itself the target of an invading [...]

Book Burning in Washington DC?

Posted on 01. Oct, 2009 by admin in History

Book Burning in Washington DC?

I suppose I should mention the books were in the White House during the burning of the Capital Building! Check out the video: http://link.history.com/services/player/bcpid16473821001?bctid=10247479001 During the War of 1812, the British army, under Admiral Cockburn, captured Washington, DC. They then set about destroying all public buildings in the fledgling capital city (including the White House [...]