On February 21, 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated, 37 years after its cornerstone was laid.
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858, in New York City, the second of four children.
On October 18, 1997, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) was officially dedicated in Arlington County, Virginia.
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the designer of the Statue of Liberty, was born on August 2, 1834, in Colmar, France.
On July 16, 1790, the District of Columbia was established with George Washington’s signing of the Residence Act.
Pedro Francisco, also known as the “Virginia Giant,” the “Giant of the Revolution,” and the “Virginia Hercules,” was born on July 9, 1760, in Porto Judeu, Terceira, Portugal.
On June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law, giving him and future presidents the authority to create national monuments from federal lands.
Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens was born on March 1, 1848, in Dublin, Ireland.