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On this day in history – Dec. 6, 1884 – Washington Monument completed

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 9:24 am

Dec
6
THIS DAY IN HISTORY

1884
Washington Monument completed
On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first president, George Washington. As early as 1783, the infant U.S. Congress decided that… read more »

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